Can You Name the World Capital City From a Fact?


By: Isadora Teich

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Think you're a true cosmopolitan kid? Then get out your passport and give this quiz on world capitals a spin!

From Seoul to Moscow, the world is full of major centers of industry, finance and culture. From cities with thousands of years of history to ones that seemed to have popped up overnight, the world is brimming with fascinating cities that are hubs for cuisine, finance, architecture and adventure.

In fact, cities like Brasilia and New Dehli and Washington, D.C. are bigger than they have ever been, and are only getting bigger. Today, over half of the world's entire population lives in urban areas. That's half of over 7 billion people embracing life in the big city across the world. This number is only expected to rise over the next few decades, with roughly two-thirds of the world's population expected to be city folk by the year 2050.

The world's cities are big, and they are only expected to get bigger. While no one knows what the London or Bangkok of the future will look like, getting to know these cities in the present is a treat for any traveler. Put your knowledge of the world's global cities to the test with this quiz!

In which national capital can you find The White House?

The White House can be found in Washington, D.C, U.S. This capital is not a part of any city, and made of land that used to be part of Maryland and Virginia.


This city is the capital of France.

Paris is the capital and most populous city in France. It has been a major center of finance, science, fashion and the arts for centuries.


________ was founded by a Spanish conquistador.

Lima, Peru was founded by Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro in the 16th century. Today it is one of the largest cities in the Americas.


This is the most populous capital city in the world.

Located in northern China, Beijing has an urban area population of over 18 million. It is China's second largest city after Shanghai.


This is the capital of India.

New Dehli was established as the capital of India in 1911 and inaugurated in 1931. Kolkata was the capital of India before 1911, under the British Raj.


The country known as the Vatican City exists entirely within this capital's borders.

Rome is the capital of Italy and 4th most populous city in the EU. Its history stretches back nearly 3,000 years.


_________ is both the capital and largest city of its country.

After London, Berlin is the largest city in the European Union. It's famous for its creative industries, high-tech firms and diverse international population.


This city is part of the most populated metropolitan area in the world.

The Greater Tokyo Area is the most populated metropolitan area in the world, with a population of over 35 million. Tokyo has been the seat of Japanese government since the 17th century.


The coldest capital on earth is:

Moscow is the largest city on the European continent and also the farthest north of any large city. Russia's capital is one of the most expensive cities on earth.


What is the capital of Australia?

Canberra is the capital of Australia with a population of over 400,000. This planned city was established in 1913.


This city has many nicknames, including "The Paris of Asia."

Manila is the capital of the Philippines. It has the most densely populated city proper on earth.


The capital of Canada is:

Ottawa has a population of under a million living within its city limits. It ranks 24th worldwide in the quality of life index.


This capital city is on the world's most populated island.

Jakarta is the largest and capital city of Indonesia. Indonesia is comprised of over 13,000 islands, including Java, where you can find the city of Jakarta.


French is spoken widely in this capital city.

Kinshasa is the capital of the African country the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It is one of the largest Francophone cities on earth, and according to some sources might be even more populous than Paris.


This city was founded by Ancient Romans.

Initially founded by Romans, London has been a major settlement for about 2,000 years. It is the capital of both England and the United Kingdom.


This city was destroyed almost entirely by World War II.

Warsaw, Poland has been called Phoenix City because of the extensive repairs it underwent after World War II. After the war over 85% of its buildings were in ruins.


This capital city was established in 1991.

Abuja, Nigeria is a purpose-built capital, meaning that it was chosen and developed strategically. It was built throughout the 1980s and established in 1991, replacing the country's former capital Lagos.


This city is one of the oldest in Eastern Europe.

Kiev, Ukraine, is thought to have started as a Slavic settlement on the trade route between Scandinavia and Constantinople around the 5th century. Today it is one of the largest cities in Europe.


The largest city in the Arab world is:

Cairo is the capital and largest city of Egypt. It is home to the world's second oldest institution of higher learning, Al-Azhar University.


This global city is the capital of Malaysia.

This is the capital and largest city of Malaysia, with a greater urban area population of over 7 million. In this city, you will commonly hear Malay, Cantonese, Mandarin, Hindi, Tamil and English spoken.


Roughly half the population of the entire surrounding country lives in which capital city?

Seoul is the capital of South Korea and one of the largest and most economically powerful cities on earth. Its history stretches back over 2,000 years.


This capital has the biggest metropolitan area in the Western Hemisphere.

With a population of over 21 million people living in and around it, Mexico City is the largest city in the Americas. It is also the largest Spanish-speaking city in the world.


The word Angora is derived from this city.

Ankara is has been the capital of Turkey since the 1920s. Before that, the capital was the famous Istanbul. It's the source of Angora wool.


This city is the capital of Belgium and the European Union.

Brussels is a unique capital city with a metropolitan area population of over 2 million people. Historically a Dutch-speaking city, currently French, Flemish, English, Arabic, Spanish, Italian and German are spoken there.


This city has been under Arab, Turkic and Mongol invasion in the past.

Tehran is the capital city of Iran in the Middle East. The capital of Iran has been moved and changed numerous times over thousands of years, and Tehran is actually the 32nd national capital of the area.


This city is the capital of a kingdom.

Bangkok is the capital and most populated city in the Kingdom of Thailand. It is a major center of business, finance and health care in Asia.


Which capital city is over 1,000 years old?

Hanoi is the capital city of Vietnam. In 2010, the city turned 1,000 years old.


Which city had a worldwide reputation as a place of learning during the Middle Ages?

Baghdad is the largest city in Iraq and the second largest in the Arab World. Throughout the early Middle Ages, it was home to numerous institutions of higher learning in the Arab World.


__________ is a capital considered one of the most livable cities on earth.

Vienna is the capital of Austria. On the 2017 livability index, which ranks cities based on their infrastructure, health care access, stability and other factors, it ranked 2nd after Melbourne, Australia.


Which global capital is predominantly populated by multiracial people?

Brasilia, Brazil has a metropolitan area population of roughly 2.4 million people. Over half of the entire population is multiracial.


Which of these capital cities is not the only capital city in its country?

South Africa has 3 capital cities. These are Pretoria, which serves as the seat of the executive branch of government, the legislative capital Capetown and the executive capital Bloemfontein.


This global capital is the largest city of the Nordic countries.

Stockholm, Sweden stretches across 14 islands. With a metropolitan area population of over 2 million, it is the most populous city in Scandinavia.


Which of these is one of the largest cities in the European Union?

Over 1.8 million people live within the city limits of Bucharest, Romania. It is one of the main industrial centers of Eastern Europe and the EU's 6th largest city.


"City of Mosques" is the nickname of this capital city.

Dhaka is the capital and largest city of Bangladesh. A diverse and important South Asian financial center, it is was one of the most densely populated cities on earth.


This city is the southernmost capital city on earth.

Wellington is the capital and second most populated city in New Zealand, with over 400,000 residents. It is often called the world's windiest city.


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