a few words about miss chelsea elizabeth...

she likes: making kites, dancing in the rain, adventures, little-while friends, letters, whole-leaf tea, crayons, bare feet, jumping in rivers/streams/creeks/waterfalls, language, catching the clock as it changes numbers, sleepovers, trains (big or small), cuddling & waking up before the sun rises, among other random things.

oregon-born, seattle-raised, bellingham-bred and franco-refined, she had moved back to the states from her affairs across the atlantic & now resides in columbia city with french husband & love of her life rémy. they spend most of their time taming the garden, taking care of their three chickens & two cats, and preparing the urban homestead for a new little chick of their own.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

geography

now i know geography is a struggle for some; it used to be for me, too. back in high school, before i had really started to travel, it was incredibly hard for me to place foreign-sounding places on a map, especially cities i couldn't even pronounce. after spending four years studying african history, i've learned how to get past the initial confusion of unfamiliar words, and am currently working on remembering not only how they're pronounced, but where they are placed on a map.

how good are you??

AFRICA:

can you name all 59 countries in africa? and/or their capital cities (marked with a red dot)?


NORTH AMERICA:

how about north america? there are only four countries/capitals this time.


SOUTH AMERICA:
there are fifteen to be found in south america.


CENTRAL AMERICA & THE CARRIBEAN:
central america & the carribean is a bit more difficult with all of its island nations. there are 38 total to find, although some of them don't have capital cities.


ASIA:
this map of asia, including northern, western, central & eastern asia, has 43 countries/capitals to find.


MIDDLE EAST:
can you name the 30 countries that make up the middle east?




AFRICA
:
1 Malawi (Lilongwe)
2 Chad (N'Djamena)
3 Angola (Luanda)
4 Equitorial Guinea (Malabo)
5 Madeira Islands [PORT] (Funchal)
6 South Africa (Legislative: Cape Town, Judicial: Bloemfontein, Executive: Pretoria)
7 Mauritania (Nouakchott)
8 [Republic of the] Congo (Brazzaville)
9 Mauritius (Port Louis)
10 Egypt (Cairo)
11 Algeria (Algiers)
12 Botswana (Gaborone)
13 Côte D'Ivoire [Ivory Coast] (Current: Yamoussoukro, De Facto: Abidjan)
14 Saint Helena [UK] (Jamestown)
15 Uganda (Kampala)
16 Comoros Islands (Moroni)
17 Mayotte [FR] (Mamoudzou)
18 Morocco (Rabat)
19 Guinea (Conakry)
20 Rwanda (Kigali)
21 Madagascar (Antananarivo)
22 Sierra Leone (Freetown)
23 Ethiopia (Addis Ababa)
24 Niger (Niamey)
25 Zambia (Lusaka)
26 Kenya (Nairobi)
27 Cape Verde (Praia)
28 Ghana (Accra)
29 Eritrea (Asmara)
30 Liberia (Monrovia)
31 Burundi (Bujumbura)
32 Canary Islands [SP] (On the island of Gran Canaria: Las Palmas, on the island of Tenerife: Santa Cruz)
33 Burkina Faso (Ouagadougou)
34 Gabon (Libreville)
35 Somalia (Mogadishu)
36 Réunion [FR] (Saint-Denis)
37 Benin (Porto-Novo)
38 Tanzania (Dodoma)
39 Lesotho (Maseru)
40 Mali (Bamako)
41 Togo (Lomé)
42 Democratic Republic of the Congo (Kinshasa)
43 Seychelles Islands (Victoria)
44 Guinea Bissau (Bissau)
45 Sudan (Khartoum)
46 Mozambique (Maputo)
47 Tunisia (Tunis)
48 Western Sahara (El Aaiún)
49 Cameroon (Yaoundé)
50 Namibia (Windhoek)
51 Sénégal (Dakar)
52 Central African Republic (Bangui)
53 São Tomé & Príncipe (São Tomé)
54 Libya (Tripoli)
55 Djibouti (Djibouti)
56 Swaziland (Mbabane)
57 The Gambia (Banjul)
58 Zimbabwe (Harare)
59 Nigeria (Abuja)


NORTH AMERICA:

1 Greenland (Nuuk)
2 Mexico (Mexico City)
3 Canada (Ottowa)
4 The United States of America (Washington D.C.)


SOUTH AMERICA:
1 Argentina (Buenos Aires)
2 Colombia (Bogota)
3 Peru (Lima)
4 Suriname (Paramaribo)
5 Brazil (Brasilia)
6 Uruguay (Montevideo)
7 Bolivia (La Paz; Sucre)
8 Falkland Islands (Port Stanley)
9 Paraguay (Asuncion)
10 Venezuela (Caracas)
11 Guyana (Georgetown)
12 South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands (Grytviken)
13 Ecuador (Quito)
14 French Guiana (Cayenne)
15 Chile (Santiago)

CENTRAL AMERICA & THE CARRIBEAN:
1 Honduras (Tegucigalpa)
2 Puerto Rico (San Juan)
3 Saint Kitts & Nevis (Basseterre)
4 Guatemala (Guatemala City)
5 Dominican Republic (Santo Domingo)
6 Saint Martin
7 Monserrat (Plymouth: de jure; Brades: de facto)
8 Barbados (Bridgetown)
9 Nicaragua (Managua)
10 Cuba (Havana)
11 Aruba (Oranjestad)
12 Saint Lucia (Castries)
13 Costa Rica (San José)
14 Bahamas (Nassau)
15 British Virgin Islands (Road Town)
16 Tobago (Scarborough)
17 Barbuda (Codrington)
18 La Tortuga
19 US Virgin Islands (Charlotte Amalie)
20 Haiti (Port-au-Prince)
21 Belize (Belmopan)
22 Guadeloupe (Basse-terre)
23 Anguilla (The Valley)
24 Margarita (La Asuncion)
25 El Salvador (San Salvador)
26 Jamaica (Kingston)
27 Bermuda (Hamilton)
28 Martinique (Fort-de-France)
29 Cayman Islands (George Town)
30 Antigua (Saint John's)
31 Bonaire (Kralendijk)
32 Trinidad (Port of Spain)
33 Dominica (Roseau)
34 Saint Vincent & The Grenadines (Kingstown)
35 Curaçao (Willemstad)
36 Grenada (Saint George's)
37 Mexico (Mexico City)
38 Panama (Panama City)


ASIA:
1 Bangladesh (Dhaka)
2 Laos (Vientiane)
3 Azerbaijan (Baku)
4 North Korea (Pyongyang)
5 Kyrgyzstan (Bishkek)
6 Armenia (Yerevan)
7 Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur)
8 Japan (Tokyo)
9 Sri Lanka (Colombo; Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte)
10 United Arab Emirates (Abu Dhabi)
11 Iran (Tehran)
12 India (New Delhi)
13 Mongolia (Ulan Bator)
14 Vietnam (Hanoi)
15 Uzbekistan (Tashkent)
16 Saudi Arabia (Riyadh)
17 Kazakhstan (Astana)
18 Nepal (Kathmandu)
19 Iraq (Baghdad)
20 Burma/Myanmar (Rangoon; Naypyidan)
21 Russia (Moscow)
22 South Korea (Seoul)
23 Bhutan (Thimpu)
24 Turkmenistan (Ashgabat)
25 Tajikistan (Dushanbe)
26 Thailand (Bangkok)
27 Yemen (Sanaa)
28 Pakistan (Islamabad)
29 Bahrain (Manama)
30 Cambodia (Phnom Penh)
31 East Timor (Dili)
32 Oman(Muscat)
33 Brunei (Bandar Seri Begawan)
34 Philippines (Manila)
35 Georgia (Tbilisi)
36 Afghanistan (Kabul)
37 Taiwan (Taipei)
38 Indonesia (Jakarta)
39 Qatar (Doha)
40 Kuwait (Kuwait City)
41 Maldives (Malé)
42 Singapore (Singapore)
43 China (Beijing)



MIDDLE EAST:
1 United Arab Emirates (Abu Dhabi)
2 Georgia (Tbilisi)
3 Lebanon (Beirut)
4 Iran (Tehran)
5 Jordan (Amman)
6 Azerbaijan (Baku)
7 Tajikistan (Dushanbe)
8 West Bank (Ramallah)
9 Gaza Strip (Gaza)
10 Uzbekistan (Tashkent)
11 Israel (Jerusalem)
12 Saudi Arabia (Riyadh)
13 Turkey (Ankara)
14 Turkmenistan (Ashgabat)
15 Qatar (Doha)
16 Pakistan (Islamabad)
17 Armenia (Yerevan)
18 Syria (Damascus)
19 Kazakhstan (Astana)
20 Afghanistan (Kabul)
21 Iraq (Baghdad)
22 Oman (Muscat)
23 China (Beijing)
24 Kyrgyzstan (Bishkek)
25 Russia (Moscow)
26 Bahrain (Manama)
27 Yemen (Sanaa)
28 India (New Delhi)
29 Cyprus (Nicosia)
30 Kuwait (Kuwait City)


2 comments:

erin said...

I have no idea where they are located or what the names of their capital cities are, but oh yes I can identify for you each of their flags.

miss chelsea elizabeth said...

that makes you way more indie than me, i think. or cooler. or something.