From Bowie to Brexit and Castro to Trump, it has been an unbelievably mad, bad, often sad year. See if you can remember what’s gone on in the world
Analysis of Google data in 2016 revealed which country to be the most desirable destination in the world?
Which country is the happiest in the world, according to UN’s Sustainable Development Solutions Network?
This year marked the centenary of the US National Park Service. Which was the first park?
The Grand Canyon
Which country banned tourists completely from one of its most fragile islands this year?
Which city this year marked the 100th anniversary of an armed insurrection?
Skyscanner, the travel website sold to China’s Ctrip in a £1.4bn deal last month, is based in which UK city?
The Rolling Stones played a historic gig to 500,000 people in which city?
Rio de Janeiro
Mamma Mia! The Party, described as “Dinner entertainment in several acts” opened in which city this year?
Disney remade its classic Jungle Book film this year, with the voices of Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson and Idris Elba. In which Indian state were Rudyard Kipling’s original Mowgli stories set?
The film A United Kingdom co-starred David Oyelowo as Prince of Bechuanaland, a UK protectorate in Africa that is today known as what?
Which of these countries was not used as a location for Oscar-winning The Revenant, starring Leonardo DiCaprio?
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story was partly shot in which idyllic island nation?
This is a new extension to which famous London building?
Tower of London
Which iconic railway line was, surprisingly given everything that was happening at the time, opened 100 years ago this year?
Hershey Electric Railway, Cuba
The Blue Train, South Africa
The Orient Express, Europe
The striking City of Wine museum opened in which city in June?
Which country opened a spate of glass walkways, including this one strictly not for vertigo sufferers?
Which area of the UK voted most overwhelmingly to remain in the EU?
Brexit dominated the news this year, but what was the first – and until now, only – country to leave the EU, or EEC as it was then called?
Which country is the newest member of the EU?
Which country is the smallest EU member, in both population and area?
Source: The Guardian