Only 1 In 50 People Know The Capitals Of These 75 Countries. Do You?
Lebanon's capital is one of the oldest cities in the world. It dates back 5,000 years, and the modern buildings are situated on top of the ancient one, with many undiscovered treasures waiting below the streets.
Some countries, like Bolivia, have more than one capital city. Which of the following is not a capital in Bolivia?
- La Paz
- San Alamita
Australia's capital is also its largest inland city. It was designed with large areas of vegetation breaking up the typical urban landscape for a lush, verdant look.
The capital of Norway is one of the most expensive places in the world to live in. It is also relatively small compared to other European capitals; it has a population of just 658,000 people.
Afghanistan's capital dates back to antiquity, and one ancient text described it as a vision of paradise set in the mountains. A recent civil war and rounds of Taliban insurgency have prevented the city from being the paradise it could be.
The capital of Brunei has a history that can be traced back to the 6th century. It was captured by the Japanese in 1941 and was badly damaged by bombing raids. Today, it is a thriving metropolis filled with museums, parks and cultural centers.
- Bandar Seri Begawan
The capital of Mexico is the largest Spanish-speaking city in the world. As such, it is a key financial center for both North and South America.
- Mexico City
This city is both the capital and largest city in Oman. It's strategic position on the water makes it a center for trade in the Middle East.
The capital of Colombia is home to El Dorado International Airport, named for the famed city of gold. The city was once a notorious crime capital of South America, but it has improved its public image in recent years.
Peru's capital sits in the central coastal region of the country. It is known as the Gastronomical Capital of the Americas, as it has a diverse combination of Spanish, Andean and Asian culinary influences.
The capital of Burundi used to be known as Usumbura. It sites on the shore of Lake Tanganyika, which is the second deepest lake in the world.
Russia's capital features four international airports and one of the deepest underground transit systems in the world.
- Saint Petersburg
Temperatures in the capital of Qatar average 106 degrees in the summer months with little to no precipitation. It is home to expatriates from all over the world, and English is a common second language there.
- Al Shamal
The capital of Croatia dates back to the year 1094. It fell under Nazi and fascist leadership during WWII, but it was liberated at the end of the world. Today, it is a modern city with a unique mixture of modern skyscrapers and historic buildings.
The capital of Estonia has been known by two names, Reval and which of the following?
The capital of Serbia is situated at the confluence of the Danube and Sava rivers, and it's filled with beautiful old buildings that tell the story of this ancient area along with examples of modern architecture.
- Novi Sad
Fiji's capital is situated on its southeast coastline. Though it was given municipal status in 1920, the capital was not an official city until 1952.
The capital of Cuba is also the country's largest and most populous city. It's three harbors and location close to the North and South American mainlands made this city critical to the success of Spanish conquistadors.
- Santa Clara
- Santiago de Cuba
The capital of Georgia was founded in the 5th century by the leader of the Kingdom of Iberia. It, along with the entire country, have been subjected to Russian rule on and off for the last few centuries.
Japan's capital was established in 1868 after replacing Kyoto as the main seat of the government. It is home to 51 of the Fortune Global 500 companies.
El Salvador's capital city's name translates to "Holy Savior." The city is a financial hub of Central America, and it is home to the largest Jewish community in Central America. The city's historic downtown district attracts tourists from all over the world.
- San Miguel
- San Salvador
- Santa Ana
The capital of Somalia is situated on the coast of the Indian Ocean, where it serves as a port city to the surrounding area. Years of civil war left parts of the city devastated, but a reconstruction process has restored much of the area.
Kenya's capital is home to a game reserve (which is also a national park), the only one of its kind in a major city. The reserve is home to hippopotami, lions, impala, rhinos and zebras.
Uruguay's capital is the southernmost capital city in South America. It was established in 1724, and it's consistently ranked for its high quality of life compared to other Latin American countries.
Turkey's capital was formerly known as Ancyra and Angora. It has a population of 4.5 million people, yet it's only the second-largest city in the country.
The capital of Jamaica is the largest English-speaking city south of the U.S.
- Montego Bay
- Ocho Rios
Austria's capital is home to OPEC's headquarters as well as one of the United Nation's headquarters (which is considered international territory within the city).
The capital city of Nepal is also known as the Tri-City. Because of its booming tourism industry and its proximity to the Himalayas, this city is home to several four- and five-star hotels.
Brazil's capital city was founded in 1960. It is widely considered to be the birthplace of Brazilian rock music.
- Rio de Jeneiro
- Sao Paulo
Venezuela's capital is considered to have the highest murder rate per capita in the world.
Canada's capital is a bi-lingual city, with many residents speaking French and English. A total of 37% of the population reports being fluent in both languages.
Romania's capital is the center of the country's industrial and financial industries as well as its cultural center. The city is filled with architecture dating back through the centuries, and its unofficial nickname is Little Paris.
The first people settled the area where Lithuania's capital sits during the last glacial period (approximately the 10th millennium BC). The country, along with its capital, was occupied by Nazi Germany and later the Soviet Union.
The capital of the United Arab Emirates sits on a T-shaped island, giving it a stunning view of the Persian Gulf.
- Abu Dhabi
Iran's capital was chosen in 1796, making it the 42nd capital the country has had throughout its history.
The capital of Germany is known for its museums, galleries and historic landmarks. It is also considered to be the birthplace of the LGBT rights movement, with same-sex dance halls and clubs dating back to the 1880s.
Ghana's capital is situated on the Atlantic coast of Africa. It's skyline is filled with skyscrapers, and the different regions of the city are undergoing a transformation to make it more modern.
South Korea's capital is home to the world's second largest indoor theme park and the world's longest bridge fountain. It has hosted the 1988 Olympic Summer Games and the 2002 FIFA World Cup.
Saudi Arabia's capital is separated into 15 branch municipalities and the Diplomatic Quarter. Temperatures in this city reach an average high of 110 degrees in July.
Egypt's capital has the largest metropolitan area in the Middle East. It is located along the Nile Delta, and it is home to a combination of ancient sites and modern architecture.
The capital of Seychelles is small when compared to other countries. Its greater metropolitan area has a population of just 26,450. The city's main exports are coconuts, guano and vanilla.
- Beau Vallon
The United Kingdom's capital is home to its famed Underground transportation system as well Big Ben and Trafalgar Square
The capital. of Cyprus contains a separate area that is considered to be the capital of Northern Cyprus. The occupied Cypriot territory known as Northern Cyprus is not recognized by the international community.
Samoa's capital is technically the only actual city in the country. It's population is just 36,735 people.
Morocco's capital is situated on the Atlantic Ocean. It is also home to all of the country's foreign embassies.
New Zealand's capital is home to the country's National Art Gallery, National Archives and its National Library, and is considered to be both the government and cultural capital of New Zealand.
Nearly 70 percent of the entire population of the Bahamas reside in this capital city.
- George Town
North Korea's capital means "flat Land" in Korean. It was first founded in 1122 BC.
The capital of the Netherlands is not the country's seat of government. The city is situated on the Amstel River, and it is home to seven of the world's 500 largest companies.
- The Hague
Ethiopia's capital is both a city and a state. The city's standard of living is relatively mixed; 98
- Addis Ababa
The Dominican Republic's capital has the largest metropolitan population in the Caribbean. It is also the oldest continuously inhabited European settlement in the North, South and Central America.
- Punta Cana
- Puerto Plata
- Santo Domingo
Finland's capital has often been used as a location for films about the Soviet Union, as filming in the USSR was not possible. Many of its neoclassical buildings have similar designs to those found in the Soviet Union.
The Taiwanese government sometimes adds the word "Chinese" in front of its capital's name to avoid political controversy. The country is technically part of the Republic of China.
Madagascar's capital is also the largest city in the country. The city remained the capital even after Madagascar gained independence from France.
Albania's capital region has been inhabited since Paleolithic times, though the city was founded in 1614. It became the capital in 1920.
Malaysia's capital is home to only one of the country's three branches of government. The executive and judicial branches moved to Putrajaya in 1999.
- George Town
- Kuala Lumpur
- Shah Alam
Belize's capital was original a planned community established in 1970. It is the smallest capital city by population in the continental Americas.
- Belize City
Nicaragua's capital was established in 1852, after alternating between two other cities. The capital's name means "adjacent to water" or "surrounded by water."
Democratic Republic of Congo's capital used to go by the name Leopoldville. It is situated on the Congo River.
The capital of the Philippines is situated along a critical trade route, which earned it the nickname "Pearl of the Orient." It has been occupied by the British and Spanish.
Palestine's capital is located in the central West Bank. The State of Palestine, along with its capital, is recognized by only 70 percent of the United Nations.
- Gaza City
- Abu Dis
Denmark's capital was originally a Viking fishing village. It is recognized as one of the most environmentally friendly cities, and it plans to be carbon-neutral by the year 2025.