In the previous Asia Country and Capital quiz we learnt about ten countries. In this fun quiz we have ten more capitals for you to guess and some interesting trivia in the answers.
Phnom Penh is the capital of Cambodia. It was once nicknamed the "Pearl of Asia" for its beautiful French - built architectures and a well planned city.
Fun Fact: Every six months, the Tonla Sap river reverses its direction of flow. Why does this happen?
The Tonla Sap river connects to the Tonla Sap lake and is a tributary to the Mekong river. From the dry season to the start of wet season, when the water level in the lake is low, Tonla Sap flows from the Mekong river to the lake. As the monsoon floods and raises the water level in the lake, the Tonla Sap reverses direction, now flowing from the lake to the Mekong river.
New Delhi is the capital city of India, the largest democracy in the world.
Milk anybody? As of 2017, India is the largest producer of milk in the world.
Chess is known to have originated in India during c. 280 – 550.
In February 2017, India launched a record 104 satellites in a single rocket, breaking the previous record of 37 satellites by Russia.
Dushanbe is the capital city of Tajikistan. Dushanbe in Tajik language means 'Monday'. The city, once a village, was famous for its Monday markets.
Fun facts: More than 90% of Tajikistan is covered in mountains, making it an ideal place for sports like mountain biking and hiking.
Riyadh is the capital of Saudi Arabia.
Fun fact: The Ghawar field in Saudi Arabia is the largest conventional oil field in the world with enough oil reserves to fill up 5 million Olympic swimming pools. It also has one of the world's largest Camel markets, with approximately hundred Camels being sold every single day.
Malé is the capital city of Maldives, the smallest country in Asia.
Fun fact: Maldives is only 1 to 1.5m above sea level making it the flattest country in the world. It is under great threat from the rising sea levels that may soon submerge the entire country. To spread awareness of the climate change and the increase in sea levels, the Maldives government held the first ever underwater summit in 2009, under the then president Mohammed Nasheed.
Colombo is the capital city of the island country, Sri Lanka.
In 1960 Sri Lanka (previously named Ceylon) elected Sirimavo Bandaranaike as the Prime Minister, making Sri Lanka the first country in the world to have elected a women as the head of the government.
With over 50 waterfalls, Sri Lanka has effectively managed to use its renewable resource to produce hydroelectricity, which is also the main source of power in the country.
Seoul is the capital city of South Korea.
South Koreans have an unusual age system. As soon as a child is born, it is a year old and it turns another year older in the coming new year.
Kimchi, the famous South Korean dish has almost 250 varieties.
Islamabad is the capital of Pakistan. Pakistan in Urdu and Persian means "the land of pure".
Pakistan lies on the land that was once the cradle of civilization, the ruins of Harappa and Indus Valley Civilisation are found here.
Pakistan has the world's largest volunteer Ambulance organization named the Edhi foundation, founded by the late Abdul Sattar Edhi in 1951. It has over 1800 private ambulances spread across Pakistan.
Kabul is the capital and the largest city of Afghanistan.
What's a thursday evening in Afghanistan? It's Poetry night!!! In some parts of the city thursday nights are dedicated to their love for poetry.
Afghans have their own sport called Buzkashi, involving two teams aiming to grab the goat carcass and placing it in a circle - whilst riding a horse.
Naypyidaw is the capital city of Myanmar.
The ancient city of Bagan once had over 10,000 Buddhist temples, monasteries and pagodas. Only 2200 currently remain.
People of Myanmar love their festivals, especially their new year's celebration that stretches for about four to five days in the month of April.
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