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- What is the northernmost national capital city in the world?
- Which country has the greatest number of islands in the world?
Finland has 179,584 islands, which makes it the country with the most islands.
- What is Europe's only active volcano?
Mount Vesuvius. Mount Vesuvius erupted about seventy-nine years after Christ. The flourishing city of Pompeii was obliterated, buried under a 31-foot wave of hot mud and volcanic ash. The volcano stands at a 4,000 feet.
- What was the ancient name of Paris, France?
- What is the world's largest producer of cork?
- What is the lowest country in the world?
The Netherlands. Approximately 40 percent of the land is below sea level.
- How many states (Länder) does Germany have?
16. The states are: Baden-Württemberg, Bayern, Berlin, Brandenburg, Bremen, Hamburg, Hessen, Rheinland-Pfalz, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Niedersachsen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Saarland, Sachsen, Sachsen-Anhalt, Schleswig-Holstein and Thüringen.
- What is the official residence of the president of France?
The Elysee Palace.
- Which mountains separate Europe from Asia?
The Ural mountains.
- What is the world's smallest independent country?
Vatican City. Located inside Rome, Italy.
- Where was the world's first public library opened?
Warsaw, Poland in 1747.
- Where is the oldest stained-glass window in the world?
It is in the Cathedral of Augsburg, Germany, depicting the Prophets. It dates from the second half of the eleventh century.
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Last Updated May 6, 2012
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