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From raging rivers to towering mountains, the smallest countries to the biggest civilizations, explore our world by trying your hand at these geography puzzles.
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Beijing, or Peking, China, the nation's capital and second largest city. It lies on the edge of the North China Plain in the northeastern part of the country, about 90 miles (145 km) inland from the Bo Hai, an arm of the Yellow Sea.
Mauritius, or Republic of Mauritius, an island country in the Indian Ocean 590 miles (950 km) east of Madagascar.