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, built to transport COMILOG Cableway manganese ore mined in Gabon, was the world's longest cable car at over 75 km?
is a 2,400 Northern Woods and Water Route km (1,490 mi) highway route through northern Canada, from Dawson Creek, British Columbia, to Winnipeg, Manitoba?
passed through 7,000 Soviet 76th "K. Y. Voroshilov" Division kilometres of former Soviet territory during the Second World War, liberating over 600 towns and cities from Axis occupying forces?
Kalka-Shimla Railway track, a narrow gauge rail track in , has a length of 96 Himachal Pradesh kilometres, passing through 102 tunnels and crossing 864 bridges?
2002 the bought 41½ Western New York and Pennsylvania Railroad miles (66.8 km) of track between Meadville and Corry, Pennsylvania for $1?
built a 3 Louis Didier Jousselin km long bridge (pictured) in less than 3 months whilst the French occupied Hamburg?
the Tuggerah Lakes (pictured), located on the Central Coast of New South Wales, Australia, cover a total area of 77 square kilometres yet have an average depth of less than two metres?
dendrochronological study suggests the , a Corlea Trackway kilometre-long corduroy road in County Longford, Ireland, was built around 148 BC?
is a 2 Bellot Strait km passage of water separating Somerset Island from the northernmost point on mainland North America?
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Question 1: At the opposite end is the Admiralty Arch which links The Mall to ________.
Question 2: ________ boasts one of the busiest waterways in the world.
Question 3: Kingsley Amis has suggested that this pronunciation (and the American spelling) be reserved for the thousand-measurer, the wall which ________ says Xerxes built around a thousand troops so he could count his army.
Question 4: Until 1970 the only way to cross the harbour was the Star Ferry which had terminals on the Kowloon peninsular and the island of ________ itself.
Question 5: The distance between the American extremity of the ________ and the Canadian extremity is 1039 m, or fractionally over a kilometre. [17 ]
Question 6: The Mall, which leads up to ________, is one of London’s main tourist attractions.
Question 7: It is the conventionally used measurement unit for expressing distances between geographical places in most of the world; notable exceptions are the United States and the United Kingdom where the [2 ] ________ is used.
Question 8: The former pronunciation follows the general pattern in English whereby metric units of measurement are pronounced with the stress on the first syllable, and preserves the pronunciation of . ________
Question 9: However, the Australian Prime Minister at the time, ________, insisted that the second pronunciation was the correct one because of the Greek origins of the two parts of the word.