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Geography Related General Knowledge Questions & Answers

General Questions related to Geography

When are days and nights equal throughout the globe? 
– When sun is above the equator
What is the latitude of   South Pole?
– 90 degree
On globe, the latitude and longitude intersect at what angle?
– 90 degrees
From where the longest circle which can be drawn from earth’s surface will pass?
– Will pass through Equator
What will be the difference in longitudes between two places if heir time difference is 2 hours and 20 minutes?
– 35 degree
What happens when a ship crosses Date line from west to east?
– It loses one day
Which is the great circle on earth’s surface?
– The equator
Which countries are located on the Greenwich Meridian? Algeria, Guinea, Iceland Greenwich mean time (GMT) is the standard time of which country?
– U.K
On which part of earth days and nights are of equal length always?
– Equator
Why the International Date Line makes slight deviation from 180 degree meridian?
– To divide Pacific Ocean in two halves
One degree of longitude on equator is equal to what distance?
– 69 miles
What is equal to latitude of a place?
– Angle between the horizon and the equator
In how many time zones is U.S.A divided?
– 5
Latitude and longitude are at what angle to each other?
– Perpendicular to each other
What is the difference in time between two places 1 degree longitude apart?
– 4 minutes
How many lines are there in latitude and longitude?
– Latitude includes 180 lines and longitude has 360 lines because longitude connects North Pole to South Pole and latitude is divided from east to west.
What reference is taken to know the local time of a place?
– Longitudinal position

In how many time zones is the World divided?
– 24
What is the time difference between IST and GMT?
– 5 hours 30 minutes
Watches of a country is set according to what time?
– Standard time of the country
Name the seas joined by Suez Canal?
– Red sea and Mediterranean sea
Where is the Caspian sea, the largest inland sea or lake in the world located?
– Partly in Europe and partly in Asia
Where is Elephant Pass located?
– Sri  Lanka
What was the old name of Indonesia?
– Dutch East Indies

Name the strait which separates Africa from Europe?
– Strait of Gibraltar
Mc. Mohan Line demarcates the boundary between which countries?
– India and China
Where is the World’s largest ship canal?
– Gota in Sweden
Name the Strait which separates Asia from North America?
– The Bering Strait
Durand line is the border common to which two countries?
– Pakistan and Afghanistan
Name the country which has longest international boundary with India?
– China
Radcliffe line is the boundary line between which countries?
– India and Pakistan
Name the Strait   connecting Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal?
– Palk Strait

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