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Issue 974

NAME THAT PLACE

• City with the highest Polish population in the world outside Warsaw: Chicago

• This country has no mosquitoes: Iceland

• The only state in the U.S. whose name does not contain at least one letter from the word “mackerel”: Ohio

• The only state in the U.S. whose name has only one syllable: Maine

• State that has no natural lakes, only man-made ones: Ohio

• Country that contains half of all natural lakes in the world: Canada

• The only continent without a desert: Europe

• Northernmost capital city in the world: Reykjavik, Iceland

• Southernmost capital city in the world: Wellington, New Zealand

• First city to reach a population of 1 million, in the year 133 B.C.: Rome

• British city that reached 1 million in population in 1810: London

• U.S. city that reached 1 million in 1875: New York City

• Number of cities in the world today that top 1 million: 336

• Oldest continuously inhabited city in the world, established around 7,000 B.C.: Damascus, Syria

• Year in which Rome was founded: 753 B.C.

• City that has more hotel rooms than any other place in the world: Las Vegas

• State that is closer to Africa than any other state in the U.S.: Maine

• World’s largest freshwater lake in terms of surface area: Lake Superior

• World’s largest freshwater lake in terms of volume: Lake Baikal, Russia

• The oldest and flattest continent: Australia

• The only Caribbean island that has a railroad: Cuba

• The only state capital with no McDonalds: Montpelier, Vermont

• Largest island in the world: Greenland

• Least populated state in the U.S.: Wyoming

• States with the most national parks, with 8 each: California and Alaska

• City that first added fluoride to their water: Grand Rapids, Michigan

• Highest major city in the world with an elevation of 11,900 feet above sea level: La Paz, Bolivia

• Waterfall with the greatest water flow in the world: Niagara

• The U.S. city with the highest murder rate with 60 murders per 100,000 people: St. Louis, Missouri

• Cities with 2nd, 3rd, and 4th highest murder rates (2016 statistics): Baltimore, New Orleans, Detroit.

• City with the highest murder rate in the world (2016 statistics) with 130 per 100,000 people: Caracas, Venezuela

• Country with the world’s highest railway, climbing to 15,694 feet: Peru, at Machu Picchu

• U.S. state with the greatest number of hazardous waste sites, at 96: New Jersey

• Country with more vending machines than any other country in the world: Japan

• The top of this mountain is made of marine limestone that was once the floor of a shallow sea: Mount Everest

• The deepest lake in the U.S. at 1,932 feet: Crater Lake, Oregon

• The name of Iran before it was changed in 1935: Persia