THE 49th 49 AROUND THE GLOBE
TRUE OR FALSE Mongolia, through which more than 2,000 kilometres of the 49th parallel passes, is the world’s least-densely populated country.
TRUE OR FALSE The 49th parallel south does not pass over any land mass as it crosses the Pacific, Indian and Atlantic oceans. The 49th parallel crosses through this many countries. a) 12 b) 18 c) 31 d) 49
In the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Ukraine, the 49th crosses this major European mountain range. a) Eastern Alps b) Caucasus Mountains c) Scandinavian Mountains d) Carpathian Mountains
The 49th crosses the Pacific Ocean without bisecting a single island except for Vancouver Island, on its east side, and Russia’s Sakhalin, on its west. Which island is bigger by area? a) Vancouver Island b) Sakhalin
What is the distance of the 49th parallel from the North Pole? (Hint: The northsouth circumference of the Earth is 39,931 kilometres.) a) 2,572 kilometres b) 4,572 kilometres c) 6,572 kilometres d) 8,572 kilometres
TRUE OR FALSE About one eighth of Earth’s surface lies north of the 49th parallel.
This country has the longest share of the 49th parallel after Canada. a) Mongolia c) Ukraine b) Kazakhstan d) United States
Stand on the Canada-u.s. border between Alberta and Saskatchewan, and this country is on the 49th parallel on the exact opposite side of the Earth. a) China b) Mongolia c) Kazakhstan d) Ukraine
Is Paris south or north of 49? a) South b) North