Asia has many of the world's largest, richest and most visited cities. Put your knowledge of the Eastern World's capitals to the test with this HowStuffWorks quiz!
Beijing, formerly known as Peking, is the most populated capital city on earth. Its history goes back 3000 years.
Bangkok is the capital and largest city of The Kingdom of Thailand. Around 8 million people, which is over 10% of the country's entire population, live in the Bangkok city proper.
Seoul is a massive global city, with half of South Korea's entire population living there. It has one of the largest economies in the world and is also one of the most sustainable cities in existence.
Sana'a is the capital and largest city of Yemen. It is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world and also one of the highest capital cities, at an elevation of 7,500 ft.
Afghanistan's capital is the over 3,500-year-old Kabul. Kabul is the 64th largest city and 5th fastest growing in the world.
New Delhi is the capital of India. It is the country's 2nd largest city after Mumbai.
Manila is the capital of The Philippines. It has the most densely populated city proper on earth and one of the wealthiest places in Southeast Asia.
Hanoi is the capital and the second largest city of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. This thousand-year-old city has been occupied by both the French and the Japanese.
Dhaka is the largest city in Bangladesh and a major South Asian financial hub. With nearly 19 million inhabitants in the Greater Dhaka area, this city is one of the most densely populated in the world.
Thimphu is the biggest and only city in the remote Kingdom of Bhutan, a remote landlocked country in the Eastern Himalayas. This country has never been colonized in its history, and Thimphu is one of the highest capital cities on earth.
Amman is the largest city and capital of Jordan. Amman is a popular tourist destination and considered to be one of the most liberal cities in the Arab world.
Colombo is the commercial capital of Sri Lanka, an island country southeast of India. Its administrative capital is Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte.
Abu Dhabi is the capital and second most populous city in the UAE after the famous Dubai. This wealthy city has a population of about 1.5 million.
Riyadh is the capital and largest city of Saudi Arabia. It has a population of more than 6 million.
Chennai is a large city in India. Tehran is the capital of Iran and the largest metropolitan city in Western Asia.
Moscow is the capital of Russia, a Eurasian country and the largest on earth, based on land.
Baghdad is the largest city and capital of Iraq. It is the second largest city in Western Asia and the Arab world.
Tokyo is the capital of Japan and its metropolitan area is the most populated on earth. It is one of the safest, richest and most densely populated cities in the world.
Astana is the capital and second largest city in Kazakhstan. It has just over 1 million residents.
Pyongyang is the capital and largest city of North Korea. It has a population of over 3 million people.
Vientiane was the administrative center of Laos during French rule and is now the largest city and capital of the country. It is the economic center if Laos.
Damascus is the capital of Syria. It is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities on earth, and its nickname is "The City of Jasmine."
Beirut is a seaport city and both the largest and capital city of Lebanon. At more than 5,000 years old, it is one of the oldest cities in the world.
Kuala Lumpur is a diverse global city and one of the fastest growing in Southeast Asia. It is one of the largest tourist destinations on earth.
Male is the capital and most populous city in the Republic of Maldives, a group of South Asian islands which makes up Asia's smallest country. This small city is one of the most densely populated cities on earth.
Kathmandu is the capital of Nepal. It is the largest metropolis in Himalayan Asia with 2 million people in the city proper and 6 million living in the area surrounding it.
East Timor is a country in maritime Southeast Asia, north of Australia. It was the capital of Portuguese Timor during the colonial era and today is the capital, largest city, and biggest commercial port in East Timor.
Ulaanbaatar is the capital and largest city of Mongolia. Over half of the country's roughly 3 million person population lives there.
Islamabad is the capital and 9th largest city in Pakistan. This city is home to Faisal Mosque, the largest mosque in South Asia.
Phnom Penh is the capital and most populous city of Cambodia. Colonized and built by the French, this city is the economic, industrial, and cultural hub of the country.
While Istanbul used to be the country's capital, and is its largest city, it has not been the capital since the fall of the Ottoman Empire. The modern capital of Turkey is Ankara, a city with a population of over 4 million.
Ashgabat is the largest city and capital of the Central Asian country Turkmenistan. Its name means "City of Love" in Turkmen.
Tashkent is the capital and largest city of the Central Asian country Uzbekistan. The city was previously destroyed by Genghis Khan and a place where those deported by the Soviet Union were sent.
Yerevan is the capital and largest city of the Eurasian country Armenia. It is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world.
Baku is the capital city of Azerbaijan and the largest city on the Caspian Sea. With a metropolitan area population of over 2 million people, about a quarter of Azerbaijan's population calls the area home. It is the lowest laying national capital in the world and the largest city on earth below sea level.