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Old 11-10-2008, 10:08 AM
 
Location: 3219'03.7"N 10643'55.9"W
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What island in the world today is the smallest island to lie within two different countries?.

I guess something split btw Greece & Turkey but I was wrong. It is located in the Carribbean

Next Question: What is currently the fastest growing0 city/metro in the world, adding 500,000 per year?
Lagos Nigeria?
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Old 11-10-2008, 10:24 AM
 
Location: 3219'03.7"N 10643'55.9"W
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It is entirely possible that Mount D'Iberville is the highest point in New Orleans, at several feet below sea level, perhaps on Iberville Street in the French Quarter, which is the highest part of the city. Now, after that whimsical answer, I shall go and look it up.

OK, I looked it up, and found that a really unusual trivia question can be made out of this. This is the highest point in a certain geographical entity, but it is not the top of the mountain. Tht top of the moluntain is about ten meters away, the highest point in another geographical entity.

I tried to look up a picture of it, and the first photo that came up was taken by the son of an old friend of mine.

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Anybody still working on the longest river that flows into the Great Lakes?

The Grand River, which flows into Lake Erie?
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Old 11-10-2008, 01:05 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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The Grand River, which flows into Lake Erie?

I believe the Grand River is the correct answer. It flows into Lake Michigan, through Grand Rapids, Michigan. I'm quite sure that is the longest river in the US that enpties into the Great Lakes, but I can't find the lengths of rivers in Ontario that do. But a casua look at maps indicaes that al such Ontario rivers are quite short, with most of the drainage of Ontario flowing northward into Hudson Bay or interior lakes, or eastward into the St. Lawrence

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Old 11-10-2008, 01:25 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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NEXT QUESTION: How far is Canada from France?

The islands of St. Pierre et Miquelon are an integral part of France. They have been fully incorporated into metropolitan France. They lie about sixteen miles off Newfoundland. St. Pierre is most interesting in the winter. When I was there in January, only two rooms were occupied in the only hotel that remained open in the winter. They don't use snowplows. The cars and trucks (there are a couple hundred of them) just put on chains and drive over the snow and pack it down.

However, Denmark, and not France, is Canada's closest European neighbor. It is only 11 miles across the Robeson Channel, from Canada to Denmark's territory of Greenland.

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Old 11-10-2008, 01:45 PM
 
Location: Western Hoosierland
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okay i have another crazy Geographical Question!

Where is the Worlds Remotest Island?
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Old 11-10-2008, 01:49 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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There are a number of websites that claim that Dubai is the fastest growing city in the world, apparently because some American TV network went there and called it the fastest growing city in the word. Dubai's population has roughtly doubled in every decennial census since 1968.
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Old 11-10-2008, 01:50 PM
 
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Tristan da Cunha
Tristan da Cunha - the remotest island in the world
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Old 11-10-2008, 01:53 PM
 
Location: Western Hoosierland
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Trista Da Cunha could work but i am looking for the worlds remotest uninhabited island. i guess i should have made that clear in my original post.
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Old 11-10-2008, 02:02 PM
 
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I read their website and wouldn't mind living there for a while. It would add years to my life I bet.
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Old 11-10-2008, 02:05 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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I think it is Bouvet
According to Wikipedia, Bouvet Island is the most remote island in the world. The nearest land is Queen Maud Land, Antarctica, over 1,600 km (1,000 miles) away to the south, which is itself uninhabited.

In any case, Tristan da Cunha would not qualify, because it is a group of islands, each one too close to each other to be the singular most remote island. Furthermore, Tristan da Cunha is not very far from the uninhabited Gough Island.
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