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The second part.... Mount Scenery, 862 metres (2,828 ft), on Saba :P

From wikipedia article Netherlands Antilles:

The Netherlands Antilles is to be disbanded on July 1, 2007.

The idea of the Netherlands Antilles as a state never enjoyed full support of all islands. Political relations between islands were often strained. After a long struggle, Aruba seceded from the Netherlands Antilles to form its own state in 1986 (they are still associated with the Kingdom of the Netherlands). The desire for secession was also strong in Sint Maarten.

In 2004 a commission of the governments of the Netherlands Antilles and the Netherlands reported on a future status for the Netherlands Antilles. The commission advised a revision of the Statute of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in order to dissolve the Netherlands Antilles.

Two new associated states within the Kingdom of the Netherlands would be formed, Cura?ao and Sint Maarten. Bonaire, Saba and Sint Eustatius will become directly part of the Netherlands as special municipalities.


BTW Hans, I promised a long time a go to send a picture of the sign "Home of the Grinch" at Entwisle/Evansburg. Turns out it was "Home of the Grouch" :rolleyes: I drove around and couldn't find a Grouch or a Grinch..... Sorry!!

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That is the correct answer, you're up next :D

For those of you who are interested, this is the current highest spot in The Netherlands:

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It's right at the point where the borders of The Netherlands, Belgium and Germany meet, hence the 3 markers (the centre one is ours). The photo is taken from the lookout tower that was built by the Belgians with the specific purpose of looking down on the highest point in The Netherlands. After all, it's not their highest point... :blink:
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Ok..... Staying with islands: Excluding Oceans and seas, both the largest single Island AND the largest group of Islands in the world are found here. :)

Where?
Name the Island.
Name the group of Islands.

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Ok..... Staying with islands: Excluding Oceans and seas, both the largest single Island AND the largest group of Islands in the world are found here. :)

Where?
Name the Island.
Name the group of Islands.


The largest island is Greenland. I'm guessing the group of islands is then the Canadian Arctic Archipelago? All located, of course, in the arctic.

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Sorry, I see wasn't very clear.... I should rephrase the first part of the question: "Excluding those islands found in Oceans or Seas.........."

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Sorry, I see wasn't very clear.... I should rephrase the first part of the question: "Excluding those islands found in Oceans or Seas.........."


Hmm, Manitoulin Island in Lake Huron? Largest group, by area or by number of islands? In either case I don't have the answer. <_<
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Sorry, I see wasn't very clear.... I should rephrase the first part of the question: "Excluding those islands found in Oceans or Seas.........."


Hmm, Manitoulin Island in Lake Huron? Largest group, by area or by number of islands? In either case I don't have the answer. <_<


You are right. It is Manitoulin Island which is the largest fresh water island, and The Thirty Thousand Islands are the largest fresh water archipelago, and they are both located in Lake Huron.

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Hmm, Manitoulin Island in Lake Huron? Largest group, by area or by number of islands? In either case I don't have the answer <_<

Not true :D

You are right. It is Manitoulin Island which is the largest fresh water island, and The Thirty Thousand Islands are the largest fresh water archipelago, and they are both located in Lake Huron.

Correct :)
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Though The Zoology Department of the Universidade de Braslia in this article seems to disagree about the Thirty Thousand Islands. :D

Amazon Rio Negro Anavilhanas Archipelagos Expedition

Anavilhanas is the largest freshwater archipelago in the world. Located in the Amazon basin, close to Manaus, the archipelago includes approximately 400 islands and hundreds of lakes, rivers, and streams formed by the Negro River. The archipelago supports a rich diversity of flora and fauna.

Perhaps Anavilhanas is the largest freshwater river archipelago in the world??

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I didn't know about the Thirty Thousand Islands (and the atlas I looked wasn't detailed enough to indicate many islands in Lake Huron), so I think rmcculley gets the honors. :D
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Hmmm...

Dave, why don't you go ahead and post the next question?
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Hmmm...

Dave, why don't you go ahead and post the next question?


OK, how about this... what is the largest city in the United States in terms of area?
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houston?

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houston?


nope
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I don't know why but for some reason Jacksonville, FL stick out in my head...

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I don't know why but for some reason Jacksonville, FL stick out in my head...

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Very good! That's the largest in the contiguous 48 states. :-)
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