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World Map : January (I) 2022

Identify Places On Map
  • 1. The ‘Cerrado’, the largest savanna, is located in?


    Brazil. The Cerrado is spread across several states of Brazil and is one of the world’s largest savannas, is often called an “upside-down forest” because of the deep roots its plants sink into the ground to survive seasonal droughts and fires. Cerrado is a major carbon sink that helps to stave off climate change.


  • 2. Locate the region where Maya civilization originated?


    Yucatan Peninsula. The Maya civilization originated in the Yucatan Peninsula. The Maya are an indigenous people of Mexico and Central America who have continuously inhabited the lands comprising modern-day Yucatan, Quintana Roo, Campeche, Tabasco, and Chiapas in Mexico and southward through Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador and Honduras. Alps is a small segment of a discontinuous mountain chain that stretches from the Atlas Mountains of North Africa across southern Europe and Asia to beyond the Himalayas.


  • 3. The ‘Darvaza gas crater’ also known as the ‘Gateway to Hell’ is located in?


    Turkmenistan (Karakum desert). Recently, Turkmenistan has decided to find a way to extinguish a fire in a huge natural gas (Mixture of methane, carbon dioxide, nitrogen, hydrogen sulphide and helium) the Darvaza gas crater also known as the ‘Gateway to Hell’. Located in the Karakum desert, 260 kilometres away from Turkmenistan’s capital, Ashgabat, the crater has been burning for the last 50 years. The crater has become a significant tourist attraction in the country. In 2018, the country’s president officially renamed it as the “Shining of Karakum”.


  • 4. Locate the mountain range which is a ‘transition area’ between Central and Mediterranean Europe?


    Alp mountains. The Alps are an interzonal mountain system (Orobiome), or a “transition area” between Central and Mediterranean Europe. Mont Blanc is the highest peak. The Alpine crests isolate one European region from another and are the source of many of Europe’s major rivers. Waters from the Alps ultimately reach the North, Mediterranean, Adriatic, and Black seas.


  • 5. Locate the landlocked country in western Africa where the army has recently removed President Roch Kabore and suspended the constitution?


    Burkina Faso. Recently, Burkina Faso’s army announced that it had ousted President Roch Kabore, suspended the constitution, dissolved the government and the national assembly, and closed the country’s borders. Burkina Faso, landlocked country in western Africa. The country occupies an extensive plateau, and its geography is characterized by a savanna that is grassy in the north and gradually gives way to sparse forests in the south. It is bounded by Mali to the north and west, Niger to the northeast, Benin to the southeast, and Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, and Togo to the south.


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