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The final 3 questions that decided the winner of the National Geographic Bee

The three championship-round questions from the 2014 National Geographic Bee, won by Akhil Rekulapelli, of Sterling, Virginia. Ameya Mujumdar, of Tampa, Florida, was runner-up:

1. Last summer, Crown Prince Philippe, the Duke of Brabant, became king of a European country after his father abdicated for health reasons. Name this country. Answer: Belgium. Both answered correctly.

2. Oyala, a planned city located in the rainforest 65 miles east of Bata, is being built as a new capital for which African country? Answer: Equatorial Guinea. Akhil answered correctly; Ameya got it wrong.

3. The discovery of a major shale oil deposit in the Vaca Muerta formation in 2010 has led to an expansion of oil drilling in the Neuquen province in what country? Answer: Argentina. Both answered correctly.

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