How Well Do You Know Your World Capitals?

By: Isadora Teich
Estimated Completion Time
2 min
Copenhagen, Denmark Copenhagen is the capital of which country?
Denmark
Copenhagen began as a small Viking fishing village in the 10th century and became the capital city of Denmark in the 15th century. Perhaps its most iconic site is Nyhavn, a 17th-century harbor, that's lined with colorful houses featuring multiple windows.
Greece
Iceland
Greenland

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Thailand Bangkok is the capital of which country?
Thailand
Bangkok is the largest city in the country and the world's 50th largest country by total area. Thailand is the only Southeast Asian country that was never colonized by a European country so it's fitting that the name of the country means “land of the free.”
Laos
Nigeria
Australia

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Greece Athens is the capital of which country?
Ghana
Greece
Athens claims to be the oldest city on earth being more than 3,400 years old. According to the city's mythology, the Goddess Athena offered the Athenians the first domesticated olive tree and she was declared the patron goddess of Athens.
Australia
Serbia

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Argentina Buenos Aires is the capital of which country?
Uruguay
Mongolia
Argentina
Buenos Aires is the largest city in Argentina and its name means "good airs." It is considered one of the most diverse cities in the Americas, receiving millions of immigrants. It's considered the birth place of the tango.
Portugal

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Madrid, Spain Madrid is the capital of which country?
Spain
Madrid is one of the largest cities in the European Union, with a metropolitan population of over 6 million people. The city has modernized but also been able to preserve the style and look of its historic Spanish neighborhoods.
Mozambique
England
St. Martin

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Washington DC monument Washington, D.C., is the capital of which country?
The United Arab Emirates
Poland
The United States
Washington, D.C was founded in 1791 and is not a part of any state. It averages 39 inches of rainfall a year and is home to more than 175 embassies and international cultural centers.
Malta

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New Zealand coast Wellington is the capital of which country?
New Zealand
Wellington has been the capital city of New Zealand since 1865. It is the windiest city on earth by average wind speed.
United Kingdom
Chad
Liberia

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Austria Vienna is the capital of which country?
Austria
Vienna is famous for being the home of a number of classical music greats, including Beethoven and Brahms which led it to be known as the "City of Music." It's also said to be "The City of Dreams" because it was home to the world's first psychoanalyst – Sigmund Freud.
Madagascar
Mongolia
Thailand

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North Korea Pyongyang is the capital of which country?
China
Nigeria
North Korea
Pyongyang is the capital of North Korea, officially known as the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. Pyongyang literally translates from Korean to mean "Flat Land."
Kosovo

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Paris, France Paris is the capital of which country?
Wales
Lithuania
Spain
France
Paris has been a major center of fashion, culture, science, finance and more for centuries. Paris is known for its museums and landmarks including the Louvre.

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Italy Rome is the capital of which country?
Corsica
Italy
Today Rome boasts more than 900 churches, along with many relics of ancient Roman civilization. The smallest country in the world, The Vatican City, is an independent country inside the city boundaries of Rome, the only current example of a country within a city and for this reason Rome is often known as a capital of two states
India
South Korea

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Iran Tehran is the capital of which country?
Iran
Tehran is the most populous city in Iran and Western Asia and was first chosen as the capital of Iran by Agha Mohammad Khan of the Qajar dynasty in 1796. The city's most famous landmark is the Azadi Tower. constructed to commemorate the 2,500th anniversary of the Persian empire,
Morocco
Italy
Georgia

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Cuba Havana is the capital of which country?
Cuba
Havana is a major tourist destination attracting more than a million tourists annually. Old Havana was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1982 and it is essentially divided into three cities: Old Havana, business district Vedado and newer suburban districts.
Spain
Germany
South Korea

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Ireland Dublin is the capital of which country?
Ukraine
Ireland
Dublin, the largest city in Ireland, founded the Guinness brewery in 1759 which became the largest brewery in the world and the largest employer in Dublin. The earliest evidence of human presence in Ireland dates back to 10,500 BC.
Canada
Syria

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Ankara, Turkey Ankara is the capital of which country?
Yemen
Turkey
Turkey's second largest city (after Istanbul), Ankara is home to about 50 museums and Alexander the Great conquered it in 333 B.C.E. Ankara became the capital of Turkey in 1923.
France
Estonia

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Germany Berlin is the capital of which country?
Lichtenstein
Belize
The United States of America
Germany
Berlin - the largest city by population and area - is one pf Germany's 16 federal states. Zoologischer Garten Berlin, the oldest zoo in the city, was founded in 1844 and is the most visited zoo in Europe, home to the most diverse range of species in the world.

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Amsterdam
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Amsterdam is the capital city of which country?
Ankara
The Netherlands
Amsterdam is the capital city of the Netherlands, also known as Holland. While Amsterdam is the capital city, the Dutch government is seated in a different city, The Hague.
Wales
Brazil

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Moscow, Russia Moscow is the capital city of which country?
Belarus
Russia
Moscow is the largest city on the European continent, and one of the largest on earth. Residents of Moscow are known as Muscovites.
Hungary
Cameroon

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Beijing Beijing is the capital of which city?
Thailand
Sudan
China
Beijing, formerly Peking, is the capital city of the People's Republic of China. Beijing includes the Forbidden City, known as the largest palace in the world.
Greece

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Mexico City Mexico City is the capital of which country?
Mexico
Mexico City is the oldest capital city in the Americas, founded in 1325. Residents were given the right to elect a head of government in 1997 and since then the the left-wing Party of the Democratic Revolution has dominated.
Chile
The United Kingdom
Italy

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Vietnam Hanoi is the capital of which country?
Japan
The Czech Republic
Saudi Arabia
Vietnam
Hanoi was once the capital of French Indochina, but today it is the capital of Vietnam. The city is over 1,000 years old and in 1999, it was given the title of “City for Peace” by UNESCO.

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Santiago, Chile Santiago is the capital of which country?
Brazil
Bulgaria
Canada
Chile
The Andes mountains can be seen from most of the city of Santiago and it one of the largest cities in the Americas. It was founded as Santiago del Nuevo Extremo (“Santiago of the New Frontier”) by Spanish conquistador Pedro de Valdivia in 1541.

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South Korea Seoul is the capital of which country?
The Philippines
South Korea
Seoul is the capital of South Korea, officially known as the Republic of Korea. Seoul includes 25 divisions, called gu, and each gu is divided into neighborhoods, called dong.
Somalia
Monaco

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Baghdad, Iraq Baghdad is the capital of which country?
Iraq
Baghdad is the largest city in Iraq and the second largest city in the Arab world. In the wake of the war and insurgency attacks there have been substantial losses of cultural heritage and historical artifacts.
Jordan
Tunisia
Tibet

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Budapest, Hungary Budapest is the capital of which country?
Belgium
France
Cuba
Hungary
Budapest was once two separate cities -- Buda and Pest -- separated by the Danube River. After the reconquest of Buda in 1686 it became the global city known as Pest-Buda and with the unification of Buda, Óbuda, and Pest in November 1873 it was renamed Budapest.

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Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi is the capital city of which country?
Angola
The United Arab Emirates
Abu Dhabi is the second most populous in the UAE, after Dubai. "Dhabi" is Arabic for gazelle so the city name means "Father of Gazelle" allegedly because of the abundance of gazelles in the area.
China
Belgium

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Colombia Bogotá is the capital of which country?
Mexico
Djibouti
Peru
Colombia
Bogotá was founded by a Spanish conquistador, Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada, in 1538. The indigenous community known as The Muisca called the area where the capital was founded Bacatá, which in the Chibcha language means "The Lady of the Andes." Located in the center of Colombia, Bogotá is also the largest city and has been the capital since 1819.

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Canberra, Australia Canberra is the capital of which country?
The United States of America
Australia
Canberra, the capital of Australia, is the country's largest inland city. The city's name most likely comes from "Kamberra," the aboriginal word for "meeting place."
Wales
Brazil

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Prague Prague is the capital of which country?
Switzerland
The Czech Republic
Prague was the capital of the Kingdom of Bohemia and since 1992, the historic center has been included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites.
Cote D'Ivoire
Germany

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Cairo, Egypt Cairo is the capital of which country?
South Africa
Egypt
Cairo is the capital of Egypt, located in Northern Africa. The city is divided by the Nile River. Interestingly, there are two islands in the middle of the city.
Haiti
Spain

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Haiti Port-au-Prince is the capital of which country?
Papua New Guinea
Canada
France
Haiti
Port-au-Prince is the capital of Haiti. The country was devastated after the 2010 earthquake, with deaths upwards of 230,000. It's difficult to ascertain the number of inhabitants due to the rapid growth of slums but some estimates say it's about 3.7 million, nearly half of Haiti's national population.

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Japan Tokyo is the capital of which country?
Mexico
Iran
Bolivia
Japan
Tokyo is the capital of Japan. The metropolitan area of Tokyo is the most populated of any on earth, with over 37 million people living there.

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Nigeria Abuja is the capital of which country?
Nigeria
Abuja was built in the 1980s, to replace the former capital, Lagos. This planned city has two zones -- one for government-related facilities, and one for residential and commercial structures.
Egypt
Vietnam
Scotland

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London, England London is the capital of which country?
England
London, considered a global city, is over 2,000 years old and is home to the oldest underground railway network in the world, The London Underground.
France
Zimbabwe
New Zealand

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