How well do you know the world by numbers?

Do you know the world’s highest capital city? Or the year Sydney Opera House opened? Then have a go at one of our trickiest travel tests yet…

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1. How many USA states begin with M?

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2. In metres, how tall is the Eiger?

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3. Which anniversary did Sydney Opera House celebrate in 2023?

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4. Can you name the highest capital city in the world, sitting at 3,869 meters above sea level?

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5. In kilometres, how long is the Mississippi River?

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6. How many national parks are there in the UK?

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7. How many countries make up South America?

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8. The world’s oldest university was founded in 1088. Where is it?

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9. Which country has the most UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the world? (58 as of 2021, in case you’re wondering)

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10. One of New York City’s oldest skyscrapers, the Flatiron Building, was built in which year?

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11. Costa Rica is home to approximately which percentage of the world’s entire species?

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12. At 21 square kilometres, which country is the world’s smallest island nation?

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13. What day of the year is Peru’s Inti Raymi festival celebrated?

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14. In what year did the Glacier Express route first open?

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15. How many emirates make up the UAE?