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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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PilgrimSon
(27)
First time, 68/196. I guess I've got my work cut out for me!
Oct 14, 2014
PilgrimSon
(27)
Up to 81 this morning. I'll take that baby step. :-)
Oct 15, 2014
PilgrimSon
(27)
82 and missed a few I got yesterday. :-(
Oct 16, 2014
PilgrimSon
(27)
98! This was my original goal. New goal: 110.
Oct 16, 2014
(7)
118 time was up
Feb 19, 2015
PilgrimSon
(27)
97 This morning. :-(
Oct 17, 2014
PilgrimSon
(27)
OK, up to 105, and there are at least 5 more that I've learned! I'll try again this afternoon. :-)
Oct 17, 2014
PilgrimSon
(27)
103 today. Not bad for being "off" a few days. :-)
Oct 24, 2014
PilgrimSon
(27)
113, and there are 4 more I know. :-)
Oct 24, 2014
PilgrimSon
(27)
Up to 118 and forgot 2 that I know.
Oct 31, 2014
(46)
Been trying this one for a while now - and I'm still only up to 126.
Nov 2, 2014
PilgrimSon
(27)
117 - Off for a few days. :-(
Nov 3, 2014
PilgrimSon
(27)
127 --- I can live another day! :-)
Nov 3, 2014
PilgrimSon
(27)
127 - and I forgot 4 I previously got! Baby steps
Nov 4, 2014
PilgrimSon
(27)
123 ... a few steps backwards
Nov 11, 2014
PilgrimSon
(27)
132 and missed 4 I've gotten before. Khartoum, Port Moresby, Male, Victoria
Nov 11, 2014
PilgrimSon
(27)
134! :-)
Nov 14, 2014
PilgrimSon
(27)
133 and missed 3 from before: Brazzaville, Port Vila, & Juba. Need to get Lusaka next time.
Nov 18, 2014
PilgrimSon
(27)
134 & off for a few days!
Nov 25, 2014
PilgrimSon
(27)
144 and missed Port Louis.
Nov 25, 2014
PilgrimSon
(27)
137 after being off for a while. Missed 9 I had previously gotten, but only once or twice, which means I didn't learn them well enough. Got 1 new one: Ulaanbataar. :-)
Dec 4, 2014
PilgrimSon
(27)
145! New high. Yay me!
Dec 8, 2014
PilgrimSon
(27)
151, a new high! And forgot Victoria.
Dec 9, 2014
PilgrimSon
(27)
151 and forgot Valletta & Maputo. I'm getting there!
Dec 11, 2014
PilgrimSon
(27)
158! And I missed several I shouldn't have. I've been playing a world capitals app on my phone & it's really helping! :-)
Dec 17, 2014
PilgrimSon
(27)
New Goal: 170
Dec 23, 2014
PilgrimSon
(27)
Off for a few days, but got 175, and missed 6 I had gotten previously. New goal: 185.
Jan 2, 2015
PilgrimSon
(27)
Off for a few days. Got 178, missed 3 I had previously gotten. Still working toward 185!
Jan 8, 2015
PilgrimSon
(27)
Just got 180, and missed 2 I had previously gotten. Still going for 185. :-)
Jan 9, 2015
PilgrimSon
(27)
Got 180 and missed 3 I'd previously gotten. :-)
Jan 13, 2015
PilgrimSon
(27)
185! Got to my goal, AND missed 2 I had previously gotten. New goal? 190!!
Jan 23, 2015
PilgrimSon
(27)
189 and missed 2 I had previously gotten. Still just going for 190.
Jan 26, 2015
PilgrimSon
(27)
190 and missed one that I have gotten a zillion times. Ugh.
Jan 28, 2015
PilgrimSon
(27)
Finally I've reached 192. I think my brain is too old to memorize the spelling of the last 4. Ugh.
Feb 6, 2015
PilgrimSon
(27)
OK, got 192 & forgot Maseru. That leaves only 3 to learn how to spell. :-) You CAN teach old dogs new tricks!
Feb 21, 2015
ECon211
(54)
Your answer for Sri Lanka is spelt incorrectly. I typed it straight from the wikipedia article and it was not accepted. Considering it's such a hard answer to spell, surely just typing "Sri Jayaward" can be enough to demonstrate that you know the answer.
Oct 16, 2014
(43)
Sri kotte works
Oct 16, 2014
DollarBill2208
(71)
and so does plain old "kotte."
Oct 25, 2014
DollarBill2208
(71)
I've seen this spelled differently on so many sources. Jayawardenapura, Jayawardenepura, Jayewardenapura, and Jayewardenepura.
Oct 25, 2014
Quizmaster
And no it isn't spelled incorrectly.
Nov 15, 2014
(59)
Several publications, including Britannica, Lonely Planet and Free Dictionary state Colombo is the capital. Parliament is located 9 km / 5 miles from downtown Colombo in the suburb, or satellite city, of Sri Jayewardenepura Kotte. Thus you will see other publications describe SJK as the legislative capital, and Colombo as the commercial, judicial and executive capital, for example the CIA Factbook and Wikipedia. As a visitor to Colombo several times, I modestly claim a reasonable grasp of this topic!
Jan 28, 2015
(35)
Got them all now with 6 minutes to spare. The honour of being the last capital that I learnt goes to Lilongwe, Malawi.
Nov 11, 2014
(19)
You should also accept Colombo for the capital of Sri Lanka
Nov 14, 2014
(35)
But it's incorrect?
Nov 14, 2014
(23)
It should be like Benin (Porto-Novo or Cotonou) and Bollivia (La Paz or Sucre), where there are two possible answers, which should be Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte and Colombo.
Feb 11, 2015
(35)
The new type-ins are somewhat annoying. Makes me delete the actual rest of the answer before typing the next one everytime it accepts in too early. I might get used to it, but for now it is a little annoying.
Nov 18, 2014
(31)
Drives me nuts! That "t" they don't require for Nouakchott! I end up with a 10 capital string...and have to just undo the timer and correct the jumble and then just time myself... "City" becomes a typo on some, not others, "dougou" becomes a typo on the next capital...
Jan 4, 2015
Almariel
(37)
Yeah it's terrible. I'm trying to, you know, actually SPELL the names properly and I keep having to delete a few letters before typing a new answer. Slow me down; very annoying!
Feb 3, 2015
(8)
31/196 The Best Score Ever!
Nov 19, 2014
Mahmoud11
(1)
I got 60/196 not too bad
Nov 21, 2014
Mahmoud13
(1)
I got 80/196 XD
Nov 21, 2014
Remme9000
(32)
Finally, after trying and learning, I've got it. 196/196. 2 Min left. I love this one!
Nov 23, 2014
(26)
82/196... wtf, and i thought i was good. How do u get these things? Also add a map so we know what weve done and what we havent
Nov 25, 2014
(31)
Do it without the timer on and look them up...then try again...you improve and soon know them all! It's fun to memorize the countries and capitals...get the adrenalin flowing... I can't believe I can recite every country and now every capital! They looked like the strangest words before...
Jan 4, 2015
(21)
Tried this test after not having taken it for a while. Missed all but the capital of Burkina Faso. It used to be that Ougadougou was an accepted spelling, but no longer!
Nov 30, 2014
ItaloSvevo
(26)
Perhaps you meant that you got them all other than Ouagadougou. I also spelled it wrong, but that was not the only one.
Dec 4, 2014
(46)
Same here. I typed Ougadougou multiple times trying to figure out why it wasn't working. Never did get it.
Dec 17, 2014
andrew1110
(7)
i typed kingston for jamaica, and i got two because kingstwon is also an answer. although i then got a higher score, i think this should change
Dec 9, 2014
ZAttia
(1)
After reaching the 196/196 countries, i keep playing this quiz every now and then in order not to forget the capitals of the countries. And this really helps when someone asks you about any country, you answer immediately without thinking....good quiz :)
Dec 12, 2014
(20)
I thought that the capitol of Sri Lanka was Colombo????
Dec 13, 2014
palermo
(3)
We went on holiday to Sri Lanka and went to a Quiz Night. They asked what was the capital of Sri Lanka and everyone put Colombo (and got it wrong!) So in Sri Lanka they do not consider Colombo the capital.
Jan 30, 2015
saloni
(1)
got 136 yey
Dec 14, 2014
swedishchef138
(1)
I cant spell the capital of paraguay
Dec 14, 2014
(23)
Im gonna say about 75% of all of you cheat and that is just sad
Dec 18, 2014
(17)
im 24 i get 120-130 everytime and always miss one i had gotten previously and get one i never got before awesome quiz really enjoyable pity bout those wikipedia 15year olds tho
Dec 19, 2014
epicdjyoshi
(3)
Got 68 1st time and im 13 cos tablet is difficult to type on. Hoping to get more. I know most of them just getting the spelling correct is very difficult.
Dec 19, 2014
whysoserious
(15)
everyone trying to brag their ages…..anyway, who cares, (most of you guys are probably 30 year old studying capitals for like forever and lying about your ages)\ the most important thing is to get all of it
Dec 21, 2014
(42)
The important thing is to enjoy doing it and learn a little something at the same time.
Dec 22, 2014
bobert1
(24)
150/196! 12 years old. last time did this, got 84.
Dec 26, 2014
(31)
Does anyone know why, when I click to backspace, to correct a typo, my computer instead goes back a page, dumping me into the last quiz or the front page? I don't know if your computer records that as finishing the quiz, or quitting, giving up or what. Makes me crazy because it's so often near the end, I'm tired, nervous to finish...and there I am starting another quiz! I hate microsoft and whoever programmed computers to do stuff like this--it's been over a decade and they certainly should have had plenty of time to fix every little error in programming! These things should be flawless by now! I just typed the capitals of around 190 countries....makes me think of movies where I'd have a crazy cousin (think of clark griswold's cousin randy quaid) who would kidnap bill gates and punish him for stuff like this. I wish.
Dec 28, 2014
(42)
I don't think it is the backspace you are hitting, just for practice start the quiz and check the backspace tile to see if it is that. Sometimes when I'm rushing I hit the wrong key somewhere and, like you I get the same quiz from the beginning.
Dec 28, 2014
(31)
I got the back a page again and know I was hitting the backspace key. It seems to be after I hit stop timer...I think I hit the space where the typo is but it didn't take, so I hit backspace without being on the screen if you get what I mean. Lousy programming imo...not this site's fault, but microsoft or HP.
Jan 4, 2015
(42)
I would like an interactive world map such as the map in 'Countries of the World' quiz. That way I can follow the countries as I enter them.
Dec 30, 2014
(32)
You could also add The Hague for the Netherlands (parliament, king and government are located there), Kutaisi for Georgia (parliament), Sucre for Bolivia (constututional capital), Tel Aviv-Yafo for Israel (UN don't recognize Jerusalem as israeli capital; additionally many foreign embassies are located in Tel Aviv)
Jan 2, 2015
Almariel
(37)
Sucre is accepted for Bolivia.
Feb 3, 2015
(8)
Getting Better 188/196 so close
Jan 2, 2015
(8)
Finally did it! 2:10 left! WOO Almost forgot Yamoussoukro and nearly forgot to spell Ouagadougou
Jan 2, 2015
(31)
I finally memorized them all but will never do it in the time because I type with one finger. The biggest thing for me is whether to do them geographically--like the "Countries Of The World" quiz, or alphabetically as listed here. I have undone the timer and taken the slower route, making myself learn them by country, as listed, just to learn them better, but I don't know if I can ever take the quiz without having to look at each to get the proper order...it's terribly time-consuming! But then I know I know them....much faster just to type names, but then I'm not doing much more than a typing test, which I'd fail anyway.... I love these 2 tests tho--learning all 196 countries then 196 capitals is so cool! Thanks for creating these!
Jan 4, 2015
(15)
anyone else studying for GeoBee? 193/196 1st try. kosovo burkina faso and sierra leone
Jan 6, 2015
mlena33
(32)
Please add KISHINEV for Moldova too.
Jan 7, 2015
(22)
I think they should change the way if you type 'Kingston' you get both Kingston and Kingstown
Jan 11, 2015
(22)
I keep forgetting that Sri Lanka's capital isn't Colombo any more.
Jan 11, 2015
s123
(1)
Hola. Como esta voce? I am 9 years old. I got 172/196. I am not Portuguese.
Jan 12, 2015
brunog
(10)
finally 196/196
Jan 12, 2015
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
(31)
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
donkeyoattea
(32)
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
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
(27)
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
(47)
why isn't it accepting Ougadougou for Ouagadougou anymore? It used to
Feb 1, 2015
(31)
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
(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
(35)
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
(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
(23)
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
slankae11
(10)
74 :-)
Feb 17, 2015
(24)
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
(14)
only at 88 :( but am getting serious about learning region by region...
Feb 19, 2015
mappyhappy
(14)
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
(14)
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
(14)
145 - you guys who can do them all are inspiration for the rest of us!
Feb 25, 2015
Sam141
(12)
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
(42)
Just 'Kotte' will do it.........
Feb 25, 2015
mappyhappy
(14)
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
(12)
196/196 BABY! WHILE STILL HAVING 2 minutes 30 seconds left!!!
Feb 25, 2015
MetopeTriglyph
(15)
What happened to French Guiana?
Feb 26, 2015
mappyhappy
(14)
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
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