The trickiest travel trivia yet – by numbers

You may ace our quizzes on a typical day, but does your knowledge of travel trivia translate when it’s mathematical? Give it your best guess, even if you aren’t great with numbers…

You’ve tried (and possibly aced) our ‘countries of the world, from A to Z’ trivia quiz. Now, we’ve got another one for you: the serious traveller with an excellent memory for random, slightly obscure, numerical travel facts.

Whether you’re a secret mathematician or a brilliant question-guesser, give this one a go and let us know how you do using #WanderlustTrivia on Twitter. Here’s a handy hint: if you’ve already played the oceans and Central America quizzes, you should have a couple of answers sorted…

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1. How long is the Panama Canal?

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2. In which year did famed adventurer Ernest Shackleton first leave for Antarctica?

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3. Which of the following countries has a population of around 3.7 million?

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4. How long is Peru’s world-renowned Inca Trail?

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5. How many oceans are there on planet Earth?

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6. How many countries in the world share a border with China?

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7. How many landlocked countries are there in Europe (excluding Kazakhstan in Central Asia)?

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8. How many Galápagos Islands are there in total?

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9. Roughly, how many islands does Fiji have?

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10. Here’s a tough one. How many time zones are there in the USA?

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11. How many Baltic states (countries) are there in Europe?

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12. In which year did Sir Michael Palin’s Around The World in 80 Days first air on BBC One?

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13. South Africa has the most capital cities of anywhere in the world. How many, exactly?

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14. How long is the Camino de Santiago’s most popular route, Camino Frances (The French Way)?

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15. Do you know when the Taj Mahal’s construction began?

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16. Greenland might be the world’s largest island, but how big is its population?

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17. Can you guess the wingspan of England’s Angel of the North?

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18. How high is Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa?

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19. How many pyramids are there in Egypt’s Giza Pyramid complex?

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20. Dean’s Blue Hole in the Bahamas is considered the world’s deepest sinkhole. Just how deep is it?

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21. Birdwatching haven Papua New Guinea is home to 760 species of birds, including birds-of-paradise. Roughly how many species of birds-of-paradise live there?

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22. London’s Big Ben chimes at intervals of…?

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23. On what day in June do Americans celebrate Juneteenth?

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24. When was Wanderlust, the original travel magazine, born? (Come on, you should know this one!)