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1.

What is the largest metropolitan area in the world not located near a body of water?

Answer: Mexico city, Mexico
Explanation:
The largest metropolitan area in the world not located near a significant body of water is Mexico City, Mexico. It is situated in the Valley of Mexico, also known as the Basin of Mexico, on the Mexican Plateau. Historically, it was built on Lake Texcoco, but the lake was drained and does not exist as a major body of water anymore, making the city one of the largest inland metropolitan areas.
2.

What city lies on the western shore of the Caspian Sea?

Answer: Baku, Azerbaijan
Explanation:
Baku is the capital and largest city of Azerbaijan, a country located in the South Caucasus region of Eurasia. It is situated on the western shore of the Caspian Sea. The Caspian Sea is the world's largest inland body of water, and Baku is one of the major cities along its coastline. As Azerbaijan's cultural and economic hub, Baku has a rich history and is known for its modern skyline juxtaposed with historic architecture. The city plays a crucial role in the region's geopolitics and has significant importance as an oil-producing and trading center.
3.

Which body of water is the Kaliningrad Oblast located on?

Answer: Baltic Sea
Explanation:
The correct answer is Baltic Sea. The Kaliningrad Oblast is a Russian exclave located between Poland and Lithuania, with the Baltic Sea to its north and west. Therefore, it is logical to conclude that the Kaliningrad Oblast borders the Baltic Sea.
4.

Which country has the lowest number of people per square mile?

Answer: Mongolia
Explanation:
Mongolia has a population density of 2.17 people per square mile. It has a lower population density than the other countries listed. Mongolia is 3 times larger than Thailand. However, with steppe, deserts, and mountains comprising much of Mongolia’s geography, this plays a role in Mongolia's low population and density. Mongolia has 3.2 million people. Half of Mongolia’s population lives in Ulaanbataar. 
5.

What is the second deepest depth in the world?

Answer: Tonga Trench
Explanation:
The second deepest trench in the world is the Tonga Trench. It is located in the South Pacific Ocean, near the Tonga Islands. This trench reaches a maximum depth of approximately 10,882 meters (35,702 feet), making it second only to the Mariana Trench in terms of depth.
6.

Which country holds the distinction of being the oldest continuously existing nation in the world?

Answer: Iran
Explanation:
Iran is the oldest country. This refers to the ancient history of Iran, tracing its origins to around 3200 B.C. This date is associated with the emergence of one of the world's oldest civilizations, known as Elam, in the region that is present-day Iran. The Elamite civilization predates many other ancient civilizations and played a significant role in the cultural and historical development of the region. It's important to note that the concept of the "oldest country" can be subjective, and various regions around the world have rich histories that contribute to the tapestry of human civilization.
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