geography trivia


From Which Us City Can You Travel North, South, East, or West and End up in the Same State?

Map showing how traveling due north, south, east, or west from Stamford, Connecticut results in travel that passes through the state of New York.Map showing how traveling due north, south, east, or west from Stamford, Connecticut results in travel that passes through the state of New York.

Can you answer this geography riddle? From which United States city can you travel due north, south, east, or west and still enter the same bordering state?

Longest and Shortest Geographical Names in the World

The town of Å in the Lofoten islands. Photo: Sam Greenhalgh.

Learn about the longest and short names for geographical locations in the world. What is the Longest Geographical Name in the World? The full ceremonial name for the Thai city of Bangok is Krungthepmahanakhon Amonrattanakosin Mahintharayutthaya Mahadilokphop Noppharatratchathaniburirom Udomratchaniwetmahasathan Amonphimanawatansathit Sakkathattiyawitsanukamprasit.  At 163 letters, it’s the longest geographic place name.  The […]