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GEOGRAPHY TRIVIA IX

81) What is the state capital of Oregon?


Oregon has had three capitol buildings in Salem. A two-story state house, which had been occupied for only two months, burned to the ground in December 1855. Oregon's second capitol building was completed in 1876 on the site of the original. The revival-style building was based in part on the U.S. Capitol building. The building received its distinctive copper dome in 1893. On April 25, 1935, this building was also destroyed by fire. The third and current Oregon State Capitol was completed on the same site in 1938. It is recognizable by its distinctive pioneer statue atop the capitol dome that is plated with gold-leaf and officially named the Oregon Pioneer.

82) What U.S. state is home to Yellowstone National Park?


Yellowstone National Park is located primarily in Wyoming, although it also extends into Montana and Idaho.

83) What Canadian province boasts the longest freshwater beach in the world?


Ontario's Wasaga Beach is the longest freshwater beach in the world. It stretches 14 km along the shore of Lake Huron's Georgian Bay.

84) What is the highest point in Oregon?


The highest point in Oregon is Mount Hood, a potentially active stratovolcano located 11,239 feet above sea level. The last eruptive period took place around 220 to 170 years ago.

85) What is the longest river in the UK?


The longest river in the UK is the River Severn (220 mi; 350 km) which flows through both Wales and England.

86) What is the highest mountain in the British Isles?


Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the British Isles, is located at the western end of the Grampian Mountains in the Lochaber area of the Scottish Highlands.

87) What is the capital city of Saskatchewan?


Regina is the capital city of the Canadian province of Saskatchewan and the second-largest city in the province, after Saskatoon.

88) What is the national river of Russia?


The Volga is widely viewed as the national river of Russia. Eleven of the twenty largest cities of Russia, including the capital, Moscow, are in the Volga's drainage basin.

89) What is the longest river in Canada?


The Mackenzie River is the longest river in Canada, and when combined with head streams, including the Peace River and the Slave River, is the second longest river system in North America.

90) What Australian city boasts the world's largest natural harbor?


Located on Australia's east coast, Sydney surrounds the world's largest natural harbor.


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