Geotrivia - August 2022: short coasts
23 Aug 2022
welcome to the August 2022 edition of #fridaygeotrivia!
As is our tradition, on the final Friday of month we run a geotrivia contest on twitter under the hashtag #fridaygeotrivia. This month’s game will be played Friday, 26th of August at 18:00 Berlin time, 5:00pm London time, noon New York time, and will begin when we tweet this months question.
As always, after the game is over we post the answers and winners here on the blog.
See past monthly geotrivia questions and answers.
For more background on #fridaygeotrivia you may enjoy this recent interview with our friends at Geoawesomeness about the game.
How to play
Anyone can join in, you just need a twitter account. Reply to the question thread on twitter (embedded below) using the hashtag #fridaygeotrivia in your answer.
While you can use a map, please do NOT use the internet to just search for an answer. That is cheating and will lead to seriously bad geokarma.
To get full points for an answer it is good form not just to name the relevant country but (if possible) to include the emoji flags of the country.
Some people have complained the format is a bit chaotic and hard to follow. Yes, the mad chaos is part of the fun. Embrace it. The goal is just to have fun and learn.
#fridaygeotrivia is a game with two prizes:
the sheer joy of geographic knowledge and pedantry.
the bragging rights of getting the answer first.
The August 2022 geotrivia question:
Everyone loves the beach. But not every country has a long coastline.
This month’s question: name non-island, non-landlocked countries that have a total length of coastline less than 100km.
- Our definition of country is any country or dependent territory with its own ISO code
- The country can not be an island or archipelago
- The coastline must be on an ocean or sea (salt water)
- For full credit your answer must include the #fridaygeotrivia hashtag and the emoji flag of the country
The #fridaygeotrivia twitter thread:
⏰ ok, here we go - time for this month's #fridaygeotrivia this tweet will start the thread. Remember the rules. Using a map IS allowed, just using a search engine IS NOT. Answers must include emoji flags. Prizes: knowledge and bragging rights! pic.twitter.com/3SLdvUkAGW— OpenCage Geocoder 👉🌍 (@OpenCage) August 26, 2022
A hard-fought contest resulting in a tie between Dave McLaughlin (who has won several times over the past year) and newcomer twitter user @kgbukin. Congrats!
This month’s geotrivia answer:
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Dem. Rep. of the Congo
- Lithuania, depending on how we count the coast of the Curonian Spit
- Palastine (Gaza Strip)
Thanks for playing,