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World Capitals Quiz

There are 196 nations on Earth. Can you name their capital cities?
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South America
Argentina
Bolivia
Brazil
Chile
Colombia
Ecuador
Guyana
Paraguay
Peru
Suriname
Uruguay
Venezuela
North America
Antigua & Barbuda
Bahamas
Barbados
Belize
Canada
Costa Rica
Cuba
Dominica
Dominican Republic
El Salvador
Grenada
Guatemala
Haiti
Honduras
Jamaica
Mexico
Nicaragua
Panama
St. Kitts & Nevis
St. Lucia
St. Vincent & the
Grenadines
Trinidad & Tobago
United States
Oceania
Australia
Fiji
Kiribati
Marshall Islands
Micronesia
(Fed. States)
Nauru
New Zealand
Palau
Papua New Guinea
Samoa
Solomon Islands
Tonga
Tuvalu
Vanuatu
Africa (A-C)
Algeria
Angola
Benin
Botswana
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cameroon
Cape Verde
Central African
Republic
Chad
Comoros
Congo (Dem. Rep.)
Congo (Rep. of.)
Cote d'Ivoire
Europe
Albania
Andorra
Austria
Belarus
Belgium
Bosnia &
Herzegovina
Bulgaria
Croatia
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Hungary
Iceland
Ireland
Italy
Kosovo
Latvia
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Macedonia
Malta
Moldova
Monaco
Montenegro
Netherlands
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Russia
San Marino
Serbia
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Ukraine
United Kingdom
Vatican City
Africa (D-M)
Djibouti
Egypt
Equatorial
Guinea
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Gabon
Gambia
Ghana
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Kenya
Lesotho
Liberia
Libya
Madagascar
Malawi
Mali
Mauritania
Mauritius
Morocco
Mozambique
Asia
Afghanistan
Armenia
Azerbaijan
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Bhutan
Brunei
Burma
Cambodia
China
Cyprus
East Timor
Georgia
India
Indonesia
Iran
Iraq
Israel
Japan
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kuwait
Kyrgyzstan
Laos
Lebanon
Malaysia
Maldives
Mongolia
Nepal
North Korea
Oman
Pakistan
Philippines
Qatar
Saudi Arabia
Singapore
South Korea
Sri Lanka
Syria
Taiwan
Tajikistan
Thailand
Turkey
Turkmenistan
United Arab
Emirates
Uzbekistan
Vietnam
Yemen
Africa (N-Z)
Namibia
Niger
Nigeria
Rwanda
São Tomé &
Príncipe
Senegal
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Somalia
South Africa
South Sudan
Sudan
Swaziland
Tanzania
Togo
Tunisia
Uganda
Zambia
Zimbabwe
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sg484
(9)
got 175 this time, but i did get all 196 capitals when i attempted this quiz a couple weeks ago. ran out of time this time
Jan 13, 2015
(33)
I come here every few days to do this and the countries quiz to make sure I haven't forgotten (tho one capital escapes my mind every time, and I must work at remembering...) It drives me nuts that my average scores always say that I forget things like the capital of New Zealand, UK, USA, etc., 11 or 22% of the time---I don't. That is how often I hit backspace to correct a typo and this programming on my computer sends me back an entire page. It's bad enough typing with one finger requires me to disable the timer every time before the end because, as fast as I type, I'll never type this fast! To look slow and dumb is twice as irritating, even tho no one else sees it.... Love these quizzes tho!
Jan 15, 2015
(36)
I put Melekeok for Palau and it was accepted though the graph shows Ngerlmud? Also, didn't it used to be Koror?
Jan 16, 2015
WalterHall
(40)
Time not enough....shouldn't be a typing contest....I know them all but I cannot type that fast :-)
Jan 21, 2015
(33)
ITA. Must be kids who grew up typing. They took you out of typing if you were smart when I was in school.
Mar 12, 2015
macie02austria
(23)
193, because i couldn't spell Algiers and Windhoek (Algier & Windhuk) and forgot Burkina-Faso.
Jan 23, 2015
sg484
(9)
got 183
Jan 24, 2015
Riversdale
(14)
At last! 6 seconds left when I typed Funafuti. Never thought I'd get there.
Jan 27, 2015
PilgrimSon
(30)
Yay! Congrats!
Jan 27, 2015
Riversdale
(14)
58 seconds left this time. Trick is to know the short cuts (eg type "kotte" for Sri Lanka and "Bandar" for Brunei). There are also 6 "Port" capitals so do these together. Good luck!
Jan 28, 2015
(11)
Dude the capital of Sri Lanka is Colombo not Sri Jawewardenapura Kotte
Jan 29, 2015
Horch724
(35)
Dude, you're wrong. You're already on the Internet. Fact check yourself.
May 21, 2015
(48)
why isn't it accepting Ougadougou for Ouagadougou anymore? It used to
Feb 1, 2015
(33)
Try just Ouaga.
Mar 12, 2015
(30)
Have taken this quiz twice so far and this time 2:10 minutes to spare. Beat it ; )
Feb 2, 2015
BFLY
(22)
To be honest I have taken it more than twice! But decided to learn by continent. Can now complete with 2:22 to spare. It's just great fun knowing, even without completing within the given time. Way to go :)
Feb 5, 2015
(51)
I can do it with 7:36 left on the clock, but I'm a very fast typist.
Mar 28, 2015
(5)
144!!!!!!!!!!!!
Feb 2, 2015
Riversdale
(14)
Colombo was the official capital until1982. The official legislative capital is now Kotte as Parliament is there although Colombo is the commercial capital (and Kotte is part of the city). Just accept it dude and type Kotte next time you do it.
Feb 4, 2015
Geographyfreak101
(1)
I'm a kid geography freak and on my first attempt I got 102 correct! I have troubles on african capitals
Feb 4, 2015
caribdevist
(37)
Oh boy, I need work on this.
Feb 5, 2015
flateric
(1)
I very much enjoy this quiz, I keep coming back to it to challenge myself. But I do wish Estonia's capital would be accepted not as "Tallin" with one "n", but as the correct "Tallinn". It's not one of the more difficult ones nor is there a debate how it could be spelled. Thanks for a fun and addicting quiz!
Feb 6, 2015
(33)
Same for Nouakchott. The 2d t becomes a typo on the front of the next capital for me...and then I am limited to 80 or 90% no matter how much tea I drank.
Mar 12, 2015
(11)
133
Feb 10, 2015
(21)
Up to 186
Feb 11, 2015
williamrhys
(26)
196/196 with 3:35 left! FINALLY!
Feb 12, 2015
AlexanderCrupi
(2)
I got 196/196 with 5:20 remaining :) I think this is the second best time so far, I saw one that was 5:44... have to beat that :P
Feb 13, 2015
(26)
The capitals that have the countries' name and then end in city should just be accepted as the country
Feb 13, 2015
(9)
I love cities and capitals, but I am not a great typer. my best score is 83
Feb 16, 2015
(1)
just go to the top right corner and you will see stop timer
Mar 3, 2015
slankae11
(10)
74 :-)
Feb 17, 2015
(27)
Really? 25% of the population knows Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte is the capital of Sri Lanka. I thought it was Columbo. haha. But I feel like there was some cheating going on.....
Feb 17, 2015
(21)
Up to 190!!
Feb 19, 2015
(5)
hello
Feb 19, 2015
(5)
187/196
Feb 19, 2015
mappyhappy
(15)
only at 88 :( but am getting serious about learning region by region...
Feb 19, 2015
mappyhappy
(15)
up to 111/196 by focusing on Asia and North America only (having mastered Europe already). Think I'll add South America and, slowly, Africa and Oceania... Was pleased this morning when I read about the sad fate of Albinos in Tanzania, and I could picture Tanzania on the map!!
Feb 20, 2015
mappyhappy
(15)
at 137 this morning... just four more to learn in the Americas, three in Asia, and the rest in Africa. Doing the quizzes plus carefully reading the city/country for each news article I read is improving my recall. (Then going to Wikipedia to learn something about these capitals as well)
Feb 22, 2015
mappyhappy
(15)
145 - you guys who can do them all are inspiration for the rest of us!
Feb 25, 2015
Sam141
(14)
149/196 :D first attempt
Feb 22, 2015
(5)
196!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Feb 22, 2015
joybells
(4)
Up to 144 - but how do you EVER remember how to spell the capital of Sri Lanka??
Feb 22, 2015
(45)
Just 'Kotte' will do it.........
Feb 25, 2015
mappyhappy
(15)
Thank you Malbaby! Kotte is brilliant, and helped me get to 152. Africa is still killing me, though.
Feb 27, 2015
halbekah
(5)
done with 56 seconds left :) new goal a minute 5 seconds
Feb 23, 2015
Sam141
(14)
196/196 BABY! WHILE STILL HAVING 2 minutes 30 seconds left!!!
Feb 25, 2015
(36)
What happened to French Guiana?
Feb 26, 2015
(33)
It's not a country of it's own--it's FRENCH Guiana. I don't make the rules--that's what they say.
Mar 12, 2015
mappyhappy
(15)
Up to 157, learning 1-3 or so capitals a day. Anybody else working toward 196? I guess this is a bit of a watershed moment with fewer than 30 to go.... Congrats to those who have done it!
Mar 1, 2015
alaricmc
(20)
Nowhere near enough time. I know them all (trade mark registration guy) but there just isn't enough time to go down country by country.
Mar 2, 2015
(33)
You are not allowed to think or read the country...you are expected to spew them out from memory...and be a super typist who can watch the box for typos not your fingers. It's not me. I could recite them--need a watch battery but when I get it I'll see how fast I can recite them....this typing makes me crazy...very strong trifocal lenses, and carpal tunnel...and the world's worst typist ever. This is a challenge! Wush Trader Joe's still made that Tranquility Tear! My typing and game scores improved dramatically on that!
Mar 12, 2015
(61)
There is enough time to go down country by country. Barely. You don't have much time to stop and think about each answer, though. Most of them have to come automatically.
Apr 3, 2015
Sam141
(14)
196/196 3: 51 left
Mar 3, 2015
(1)
i am not the bragging type but i got 196 and i am 9 years old
Mar 3, 2015
(45)
Thank goodness your not the bragging type :o)
Mar 3, 2015
(33)
LOLOL
Mar 12, 2015
bserbvb23
(1)
180 and im only 14 and i knew 90 before doing this and started a month ago
Mar 6, 2015
bserbvb23
(1)
now 186
Mar 6, 2015
bserbvb23
(1)
196 with 2:00 left!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
May 18, 2015
samcupcakes
(11)
got all 196 I feel like my brain is about to explode
Mar 7, 2015
mappyhappy
(15)
I knew 88 on Feb 19 and today I know 184. You can teach an old dog new tricks very, very slowly!
Mar 9, 2015
(45)
I've just worked out that before I started these quizzes I could have scored 70 out of the 196 capital cities. Now I know them all, but I cant' type quick enough to get them all, 183 is my best so far.
Mar 10, 2015
mappyhappy
(15)
Keep on trying, Malbaby. I've scored 100% the past couple of days after some three weeks of trying. I know I'll have to do this daily for a while to keep all the capitals in my head! But meeting a girl from Gabarone, having a friend near Naypyidaw right now, and having a cousin who spent time in Nouakchott is really helping me!!
Mar 11, 2015
mappyhappy
(15)
Here is my very sneaky trick. Instead of learning which capital matches which country for the really hard regions like Oceania and Africa, write down the first letter of the capitals for a single row or section. Just that list of letters will jog your memory if you do it 10-15 capitals at a time. Then once you know all of the capitals, you can start matching them to the countries correctly. Thus I know Nukualofa and Ngerelmud, but do not ask me that their countries are, yet!!!
Mar 11, 2015
(33)
That's how I still type them...in groups by letters or geography...keeps it interesting.
Mar 12, 2015
(13)
The capital of Morocco is Marrakech not Rabat!!
Mar 12, 2015
mappyhappy
(15)
Marrakesh is a regional capital; Rabat is the national capital http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marrakesh
Mar 12, 2015
(45)
For another challenge, try the quiz in reversehere!
Mar 16, 2015
triyoga99
(2)
I was successful 196/196
Mar 16, 2015
(45)
185/196 ... slowly getting there, know them all well, but can't type quick enough ( I make a typo now and again that slows me down somewhat)
Mar 16, 2015
GeographicalPerson
(1)
I know that no one will believe me but I'm 10 and got 96. It's my record.
Mar 18, 2015
tudorrose94
(1)
Please also accept Tel Aviv for the capital of Israel. The U.N. does not recognize Jerusalem.
Mar 18, 2015
rach1155
(16)
Yes, please add Tel Aviv
Apr 14, 2015
PilgrimSon
(30)
Been off for a while, but managed to get 190. My best was only ever 193. I'm good with that!
Mar 26, 2015
PilgrimSon
(30)
195!
Apr 3, 2015
PilgrimSon
(30)
196 with 1:48 to left on clock!!
Apr 6, 2015
(51)
A lot of this quiz is a typing contest. I can do it with 7:36 left on the clock, but I'm an excellent typist and have an eidetic memory, so probably not real fair :P
Mar 28, 2015
(45)
Skeptikitten: I think you are just too good for this quiz!
Apr 3, 2015
karandy
(7)
My wife and I just managed 188. We will crack it!
Mar 29, 2015
karandy
(7)
Yesssssssssssssssss! Just completed with my wife's help for the first time. 6 seconds to spare, phew
Mar 30, 2015
(40)
Finally 100%, no tricks.. 47 seconds.. Yess!
Mar 31, 2015
aniket
(43)
Finished with 6:51 left. My personal best however is 6:59
Apr 3, 2015
(45)
195 from 196 ......... and I had typed Yamouss...... of Yamoussoukro when my time was up .... grrrrrr!
Apr 3, 2015
(12)
I'm 0,5 years old and got 200/196.
Apr 8, 2015
(45)
YES!....... YES! ............ YES! ........... finally did it with 3 seconds left YES!
Apr 8, 2015
(45)
That is 3.68 seconds per 196 countries capitals for 12 minutes. I'm glad to say I have honestly learnt all the capitals of all 196 countries and vice versa, and where all the countries are in the world and their neighbours etc. Thanks to JetPunk.
Apr 8, 2015
VengGuayKheng
(1)
high score so far, 122
Apr 10, 2015
VengGuayKheng
(1)
African's are the most difficult one
Apr 10, 2015
Caroline14
(28)
194/196 Missed the capitals of Maldives and Sri Lanka. Urgh
Apr 15, 2015
(9)
You can just type Kotte for Sri Lanka. Hope this helps
May 7, 2015
rani72
(33)
196/196 with 2:22 to spare :)
Apr 25, 2015
mishmosh
(37)
Finally got 196 without looking at the list of countries! I have been working on it for many days.
Apr 28, 2015
Danizar49
(21)
Yes! 100% for the first time. 29 seconds to go.
Apr 29, 2015
slowpoketail
(15)
2:16 left, mastered africa europe americas and oceania, keep forgetting some asian countries in my mental map (had to scroll down for philippines and uae to remind me) bear in mind i have just turned 3 last week
May 6, 2015
Teeking
(15)
Thanks for an awesome quiz! My suggestion: add the island country of Niue and it's capital Alofi.
May 6, 2015
Moshem
(6)
3 months it took me, but finally, 196!! got all of the hard African capitals memorized :))
May 7, 2015
(9)
If anyone has problems because of the time limit, there is an option to stop the timer at the very top right-hand corner it says, " stop timer "
May 7, 2015
(9)
116/196
May 9, 2015
(7)
i dont know any one of these capitles
May 18, 2015
IrishGirl9791
(20)
Proud to say that I can now name all the countries, match all their flags, and name all the capitals within the time limit. It was a lot to learn and remember but I can finally do it and with time left to spare! I love this site!
May 18, 2015
(60)
From Wikipedia: "Amsterdam is the Netherlands' capital, while The Hague holds the Dutch seat of government and parliament." Should both cities be accepted, the same way as both Cape Town and Pretoria are accepted for South Africa?
May 19, 2015
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