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Remote Islands 2
"Can you name these 25 remote islands."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
First I want an Antarctic island belonging to South Africa. It contains a meterological station and a 1230 m. high mountain that used to be called Jan Smuts Peak, but now is called State President Peak.
Prince Edward Island
Now I am looking for an Australian island. Together with another island it constitutes an Australian External Territory. Highest mountain Mawson peak is 2745 m.
This island also belongs to Australia. The highest peak on the island is Mount Gower, 875 m.
Lord Howe Island
This Australian island used to be called Van Diemen's land.
This island, along with another, constitutes an Australian External Territory. It is rather a reef, it is uninhabited, and it is in the Timor Sea.
This is also an Australian External Territory, and it consists of several uninhabited reefs or islands, among them the Coringa Islands.
Coral Sea Islands
Now I will ask you for an island which is annexed to New Zealand. This island has some good harbors. Highest peak is Mount Honey, 558 m.
This island is one of the Line islands. It was worked by an American company for its guano 1857-79. It was annexed by Great Britain 1889 and claimed by USA 1935.
These islands are part of the Phoenix Islands. Together with another island they constitute a US territory. An airport was constructed 1937.
OK, we go far north now. I want the biggest of the Southern Kuriles Islands. The Japanese call these islands their Northern territories and claim from Russia who snatched them after World War II. I want the Japanese name of the island.
We stay in the area. Which is the biggest of the Northern Kuriles Islands? These islands also belonged to USSR before World War II. I want the Russian name.
To Russia now. This Arctic Island group was named after a royal or rather imperial person. I want the name of the entire archipelago.
Franz Josef Land
Now to a small Norwegian island, formally part of Svalbard. Highest mountain is Mount Misery, 536 m. Contains a radio- and a meteorological station.
Now we go to a Finnish self governed island where almost all the citizens speak Swedish.
Back south again. I want the name of a Brazilian island which constitutes a territory within this country. It was formerly used as a penal colony.
Fernando de Noronha
Now I want the English name of Isla Soledad. This is the Argentinian name for one of the Falkland Islands.
And then I want the English name for the Gran Malvina Island.
This African island in the Atlantic was called Pagalu a short period in the 70s but has now regained its old name. What is that?
Another one for the bilingual: What is the present name of Christmas Island, now part of a small independent Pacific island republic.
We are in another independent Pacific island state. It used to be called Friendly Islands, but is now?
Another Pacific archipelago used to be called Society Islands, but is now more known as:
We go to the Arabic Sea now. These islands were ceded by the sultan of Masqat to Great Britain 1854 for a cable station, and ceded back to Oman 1967.
Another bilingual. In Spanish these islands are called the Ladrone Islands, but they are more known to us as:
Federated States of Micronesia
Now to Papua and New Guinea. This used to be a German colony. Now I want the German names of a couple of the islands. I start with the biggest island in the Bismarck Archipelago, in English called New Britain. We are talking about the German colonial names now.
And what about New Ireland?
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Compiled Nov 10 12