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50 travel and geography pub quiz questions with crazy travel facts and trivia! Banner Photo

Right now, the idea of travel might be the furthest thing from your mind... And that's great!

It doesn't look like travelling is something that we should be doing for a while, and unfortunately for some, that might just fill you with FOMO! The internet has a funny way of just flooding you with wanderlust and travel inspiration, even at a time when that may or may not be a bit counter-intuitive...

The aim of this blog post is definitely not that!

Instead of inspiring wanderlust and the desire to hit the road, we hope that this pub quiz proves a great way to get together with friends (online, not in person), spend time with family and all have a fun time when we might all need just that!


How's This Pub Quiz Going To Work??

We've put together 50 awesome pub quiz questions all to do with travel, geography and the world we all love to travel and see so much. The 50 questions have been split into 5 rounds of 10 questions, with the 10 answers to each set of questions to follow.

The rounds are made up of a variety of different topics, areas of the world and ease of questions too... Including some questions that should please everyone playing, and some questions that might be a bit more challenging...

We've also thrown in some interesting facts & trivia with all of the answers as well!

The quiz should be simple enough to play however you want to do it - with a question master or without, in teams or just as a challenge to yourself! And you can leave a comment down below to let us know how you did! Let's do it!

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Round 1!

  1. True or false, there are more than 190 countries in the world?

  2. Russia is the largest country in the world. How many time zones does it cross?

  3. How many hours ahead of London is Sydney, Australia?

  4. Throughout June, The Sun sets at roughly what time in Iceland?

  5. Which country is made up of more islands, Sweden or The Philippines?

  6. What is the smallest country in the world?

  7. True or false, The River Thames is the longest river in Britain?

  8. What 3 colours are on the Irish flag?

  9. True or false, there are less than 60 countries in Africa?

  10. What capital city is closest to The North Pole?



  1. True. There are 195 sovereign countries in the world.

  2. 11. Russia’s different time zones range from Eastern European Time (UTC+2) to Anadyr and Kamchatka time (UTC+12).

  3. 9 hours. Australia spans multiple time zones, with some time zones being 0.5 hours ahead of other areas in Australia. Time zones and differences may also change due to daylight savings, but at the time of posting this, Sydney is 9 hours ahead of London.

  4. Midnight, and only stays below the horizon for about 3-4 hours, keeping the country in day-twilight cycle opposed to a day-night cycle.

  5. Sweden. With over 220,000 islands, Sweden has more islands than any other country! They’re then followed by Finland with roughly 180,000 islands!

  6. The Vatican City, at only 0.17 square miles. Nearly 2 square miles smaller than Central Park in New York City.

  7. False. The longest river in Britain is The River Severn, although The River Thames is the longest river strictly in England.

  8. Green, White and Orange. Bonus point if you know the two colours of the Northern Ireland flag? That would be red and white!

  9. True. There are 54 countries in Africa.

  10. Reykjavik, Iceland. The capitals of Svalbard and Greenland may be further north, but they are territories of Norway and Denmark respectively.

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Round 2!

  1. In what decade did The Berlin Wall fall?

  2. In what Indian city would you find the Taj Mahal?

  3. In Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City was once called a different name. What was it?

  4. What table sauce shares it’s name with a Mexican state?

  5. Which country produces the most coffee in the world?

  6. What (or where) is the tallest building in the world?

  7. Ayer’s Rock in Australia is also known by what other name?

  8. Banff National Park is found in which country?

  9. True or false, over 90% of Turkey’s land mass is in Asia?

  10. True or false, Papua New Guinea has more languages being spoken there than the whole of Africa?



  1. The 1980’s. The wall fell in 1989, with the reunification of East and West Germany coming about a year after!

  2. Agra. The Taj Mahal was built here in 1632 by the emperor at the time, Shah Jahan, as a show of love to his wife and a place for their tombs once they had died!

  3. Saigon. The city was renamed after the president of North Vietnam who lead North Vietnam to win The Vietnam War and take the city of Saigon!

  4. Tabasco Sauce. Named after the tabasco pepper it’s made from, which are (arguably) named after the state that the peppers come from!

  5. Brazil. Followed by Vietnam, Columbia and Indonesia!

  6. Burj Khalifa, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The Burj Khalifa is 828 metres high, followed by The Shanghai Tower at 632m, whilst The Jeddah Tower in Saudi Arabia is planned to become the world’s first 1000m + building once completed!

  7. Uluru. The official and aboriginal name of the sacred monolith located within the Uluru-Kata-Tjuta National Park!

  8. Canada. Banff National Park is the oldest national park in Canada!

  9. True. Only 5% of Turkey’s land mass in is Europe, which means 95% of it’s land mass is in Asia!

  10. False. Over 1,500 languages are spoken across Africa, but there’s still an impressive amount of over 800 different languages spoken in Papua New Guinea!

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Round 3!

  1. Name all seven continents.

  2. Which continent spans four hemispheres (North, South, East & West)?

  3. Name all five oceans.

  4. What is the largest ocean in the world?

  5. Christmas Island is a territory of Australia. In which ocean would you find it?

  6. What sea separates Jordan and Israel?

  7. In which country is the highest mountain, Mount Everest, found?

  8. Mount Everest is the highest mountain above sea level, but where is the tallest mountain in the world with it’s base being below sea level?

  9. The Himalayas are the highest mountain range on Earth, but what’s the longest?

  10. What’s the largest volcano in Europe?



  1. North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, Oceania, Antarctica.

  2. Africa. Crossing north and south of the equator, as well as east and west of the prime meridian, Africa spans four hemispheres!

  3. Atlantic, Pacific, Indian, Arctic, Southern.

  4. The Pacific Ocean. At roughly 64 million square miles, The Pacific is almost double The Atlantic’s 33 million square miles of surface area. The Pacific is also the deepest ocean and holds roughly half of the world’s ocean water with a volume of 420 million cubic miles!

  5. The Indian Ocean. Roughly 220 miles from Indonesia!

  6. The Dead Sea, which was given it’s name due to it’s high salt content causing it to be uninhabitable to most forms of life!

  7. Nepal. Mount Everest’s summit is roughly 8,850 metres above sea level and the mountain sits within The Himalayas Mountain Range!

  8. Hawaii, USA. Mauna Kea is only 4,205m above sea level but extends 6000m below sea level!

  9. The Andes, at roughly 4,300 miles long, spanning seven South American Countries!

  10. Mount Etna, at roughly 3,300 metres on the Italian island on Sicily, followed by Beerenberg volcano in Norway!

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Round 4!

  1. What is the largest state in The US?

  2. In which US state is Mount Rushmore?

  3. A nickel is worth how many cents in The US?

  4. Before Alaska was a part of The US, which country was it a part of?

  5. True or false, the national language of The US is English?

  6. Which is closest to the equator, New York City or Rome?

  7. True or False, it’s impossible to drive from North America to South America?

  8. Easter Island is a territory of which South American country?

  9. What’s the largest lake in South America?

  10. True or false, Brazil covers roughly 75% of South America’s land mass?



  1. Alaska. At around 570,000 square miles of land mass, it’s over 2 times larger than Texas’ 260,000 square miles!

  2. South Dakota. Here, the faces of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln can be seen sculpted into the granite mountain-side!

  3. 5 cents. A dime is worth 10 cents and a quarter is worth 25!

  4. Russia. The US purchased Alaska from Russia for $7.2 million USD, equivalent to $132 million in 2019!

  5. False. The USA has no official national language!

  6. New York City, sitting at 40.44 latitude whilst Rome sits at 41.54 latitude!

  7. True. The Panama Canal connects The Atlantic and Pacific Oceans and makes driving between North and South America impossible… Without the use of a boat that is, but that doesn’t count!

  8. Chile. The Island is famous for it’s large stone Moai statues!

  9. Lake Titicaca, located on the border between Peru and Bolivia high in The Andes. At roughly 3,800 metres above sea level, it is considered the highest navigable lake in the world!

  10. False. But it does cover almost half!

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Round 5!

  1. What (or in which region) is the only carbon neutral country in the world?

  2. True or false, more than 25% of the world’s population lives in The Southern Hemisphere?

  3. In which country is the world’s largest human migration found?

  4. Which country is visited most in the world?

  5. Niagara Falls is estimated to be the most visited waterfall in the world, but what (or where) is the highest?

  6. The busiest airport in the world is in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. But where is the busiest train station in the world?

  7. True or false, The Sahara Desert is the largest desert on Earth?

  8. True or false, Mount Everest is the highest discovered mountain in The Solar System?

  9. True or false, Russia is bigger than Pluto?

  10. True or false, Russia and The US are over 80 miles from each other?



  1. Bhutan, Asia. As a country, it actually sinks roughly three times the amount of carbon that it emits!

  2. False. Only 10% of the world’s population lives in The Southern Hemisphere!

  3. China. Roughly 3 billion trips are made to, from and within China each year to celebrate Chinese New Year with friends and family, and all within about a 40 day window!

  4. France, with over 80 million international visitors each year, and the world’s most visited museum, The Louvre!

  5. Angel Falls in Venezuela, at almost 1000m in height! It’s closely followed by Tugela Falls in South Africa!

  6. Shinjuku Station, Tokyo, Japan. With an average of about 3.6 million passengers using the station every day, it’s roughly 4.6 times busier than Europe’s busiest train station Gare Du Nord in Paris, France!

  7. False. Antarctica might be freezing, but it’s technically the largest desert on Earth, and it’s also home to driest place on Earth that hasn’t had any rainfall in over 14 million years!

  8. False. The highest discovered mountain is found on Mars, and is over 3 times as high as Mount Everest!

  9. True. Russia is roughly 400,000 km2 bigger in surface area than Pluto!

  10. False. Russia and The US each have island territories in The Bering Straight that are only 2.5 miles apart from each other. The Bering straight itself is 55 miles wide at it’s narrowest point, from Siberia to Alaska, separating Russia and The US!


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