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GEOGRAPHIC SECRET MESSAGES!
Learn about the world and solve the secret message,too!
GEOGRAPHIC SECRET MESSAGE 1
Find the answer to the following geographic puzzlers. Then, place the first letter of the word in the proper space below to solve the geographic message.


A. The world's largest desert is 3.5 million sq. miles in size and is found in Morocco, Egypt, Libya, Tunisia , Algeria and other nations of Africa: ____________(5)

B. The world's largest waterfall is found in Venezuela and is 3212 ft. high:____________________ (1)

C. The world's longest mountain range is found in South America. It is about 5000 miles long:______________(4)

D. This is a famous cave in southwestern France where wonderful cave paintings have been found: _____________ (3)

E. The world's highest navigable lake is found in the South American country of Peru. It is about 12,500 ft. above sea level:______________(2)

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  • ANSWER:_________

  • GEOGRAPHIC SECRET MESSAGE 2
    Find the answer to the following geographic puzzlers. Then, place the first letter of the word in the proper space below to solve the geographic message.

    A. This mountain chain can be found bordering such countries as Switzerland, Italy , France and Austria:______________(4)

    B. This desert borders eastern Pakistan and northwest India:___________ (2)

    C. This is a river found near Rome, the capital of the European country of Italy:____ (6)

    D. This body of water connects to the Mediterranean Sea with the construction of the Suez Canal:_____________ (3)

    E. This Middle Eastern country's capital city is Teheran: ___________(5)

    F. This body of water touches North and South Korea, Russia and Japan:________ (1)

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  • ANSWER:_________
  • GEOGRAPHIC SECRET MESSAGE 3:
    Find the answer to the following geographic puzzlers. Then, place the first letter of the word in the proper space below to solve the geographic message.

    A. Aconcagua is an Andes mountain peak of 22831 ft. found in this country:___________(4)
    B. This South Asian country whose capital is Vientiane, borders China, Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia,and Myanmar:_________ (5)

    C. The longest river is the world is found in the African country of Egypt:________ (3)

    D. The capital city of the country of Australia: ____________(1)

    E. Sea located to the east of the European country of Greece and touches the country of Turkey:_______(2)

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  • ANSWER:_____________



  • GEOGRAPHIC MESSAGE 4:
    Find the answer to the following geographic puzzlers. Then, place the first letter of the word in the proper space below to solve the geographic message.

    A. The world's largest freshwater lake is found between the United States and Canada:________(5)

    B. This is a landlocked South America country which borders Argentina, Bolivia, and Brazil:__________(6)

    C. The Tigris and this River are two important rivers in the Middle Eastern country of Iraq:_________(2)

    D. The world's river is found in the country of Pakistan and empties into the Arabian Sea:_________(4)

    F. This island country in the Caribbean shares the island with the country of Dominican Republic:_______ ( 1)

    G. Great Britain is made up of four areas, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and _____: (10)

    H. Asmera is the capital of this African country which touches the Red Sea:_______(8)

    I. The highest mountain chain in the world is found in Asia:_______( 7)

    J. This European country's capital is Bucharest:_______(9)

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  • ANSWER:_________________

  • GEOGRAPHY MESSAGE 5
    Find the answer to the following geographic puzzlers.Then, place the first letter of the word in the proper space below to solve the geographic message.

    A. The capital of the Central American country of Honduras: ________(3)

    B. The capital of the Caribbean island of Cuba :_______(4)

    C. The world's largest sea is located between the continents of Europe and Africa:_________(5)

    D. The capital of this landlocked country in Asia which touches China and Russia:________ (6)

    E. The capital of this European country is Dublin:________(1)

    F. This is one of two countries found INSIDE the country of Italy. The other is Vatican City:_______(7)

    G. This island is off the coast of the country of India:_________(2)

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  • ANSWER:___________________


  • GEOGRAPHY MESSAGE 6:
    Find the answer to the following geographic puzzlers. Then, place the first letter of the word in the proper space below to solve the geographic message.

    A. The capital of the state of Virginia:________(5)

    B. This country on Central America touches the Pacific Ocean, and borders Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua:________ (4)

    C. The geographic term for a narrow strip of land connecting two larger land areas(think Central America) :______________(2)

    D. Highest mountain on the continent of Antarctica:_________(3)

    E. The capital city of the Southeast Asian country of Myanmar:_______(1)
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  • ANSWER:___________


  • GEOGRAPHY MESSAGE 7:
    Find the answer to the following geographic puzzlers. Then, place the first letter of the word in the proper space below to solve the geographic message.

    A. Largest city in Argentine Tierra Del Fuego, said to be the southernmost city in the world:________(3)

    B. The mountain range in the European country of Italy that runs down the center of the country:___________(6)

    C. City in the country of Russia that is near the world deepest lake, Baikal:______(7)

    D. This state touches the Pacific Ocean and borders both Washington and California:________(2)

    E. Important river in Great Britain which flows through the city of London:________(5)

    F. This Scandinavian country touches Sweden and is north of the country of Denmark:_______(8)

    G. An eastern Canadian province whose capital city is St. John's:_________(4)

    H: Highest mountain peak in North America, Denali, is also known as this:________(1)
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  • ANSWER:__________________

  • GEOGRAPHY MESSAGE 8:
    Find the answer to the following geographic puzzlers. Then, place the first letter of the word in the proper space below to solve the geographic message.

    A. This is the oldest city in the United States. Settled by the Spanish, it is found in the state of Florida:___________(2)

    B. This country is made up of over 17,000 islands and is found in the Pacific Ocean. One of the main islands is called Java:____________(1)

    C. Desert found in the South American country of Chile:___________(4)

    D The second largest river in Europe. It start in Germany and flows into the Black Sea:_______(6)

    E. The capital of the state of Tennessee:___________(5)

    F. This is the capital of the South America country of Peru:_________(3)
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  • ANSWER: _______________


  • GEOGRAPHY MESSAGE 9:
    Find the answer to the following geographic puzzlers. Then, place the first letter of the word in the proper space below to solve the geographic message.

    A. This northern European country is found on the Jutland Peninsula. It's capital is Copenhagen:________(7)

    B. Island off the coast of China, found in the Pacific Ocean, whose capital city is Taipei:________ (5)

    C. This small country between Spain and France is found in the Pyrenees Mountains: __________ (2)

    D. This country touches is west of Russia and south of Belarus. It is also north of Moldova: ___________(6)

    E. This is an island located south of Australia and part of the country. It's state capital and largest city is Hobart:_________(3)

    F. This European country's capital is Vilnius and touches the Baltic Sea:________(1)

    G. The Great Lake which touches Michigan and Ohio:________(8)

    H. This European island is east of Greenland and touches the Arctic Circle. It's capital city is Reykjavik:___________(4)

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  • ANSWER:____________


  • GEOGRAPHY MESSAGE 10:
    Find the answer to the following geographic puzzlers. Then, place the first letter of the word in the proper space below to solve the geographic message.

    A. This African country touches Kenya, Burundi, Rwanda, and Sudan. It's capital city is Kampala:________(7)

    B. This city in Texas borders New Mexico and the country of Mexico:_______(2)

    C. This south African country touches the country of South Africa and its capital city is Windhoek:___________(5)

    D.  Name for the Middle East peninsula where the countries of Yemen and Oman are found:_________(9)

    E. This lowland country of European country is famous for tulips and windmills. It's capital is Amsterdam:___________(3)

    F. The name of a valley and the country's largest river found in the northern section of the European country of Italy:_______(1)

    G. Touching the Mediterranean Sea, this country is found north of Israel. It's capital is Beirut:__________( 8)

    H. Longest river in the country of Ireland:___________(6)

    I. The capital of the Asian country of Pakistan:___________(4)

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  • ANSWER:___________________
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