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World Capitals Quiz

There are 196 nations on Earth. Can you name their capital cities?
Enter capital city here: ?
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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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(33)
Why isn't Colombo acceptable for Sri Lanka?
Jun 9, 2013
Geographyman
(4)
I agree. Sri Jayawardenapura is actually a suburb of Colombo.
Jun 12, 2013
(55)
and New Delhi is a small neighborhood in Delhi. but .. oh well. I'd vote they accept Colombo simply because Sri Whatever is near impossible to spell. I'm never going to remember that... it's one of the several "minor corrections" I guess. Along with Rangoon and Yangon not being accepted for Myanmar (Burma) now (why accept a change in capital but not a change in the name of the country?) And The Hague finally being removed as an acceptable answer for The Netherlands. And.... is it my imagination or is there less time now? Before when I took this quiz I would always get through all of the ones I knew and then have a few minutes left over to try and recall the ones I missed on the first run through the list... this time I barely had time to go through the list a single time much less go back and check for ones I'd missed.
Jun 22, 2013
(21)
Both colombo and sri ............ Are capitals of sri lanka
Aug 30, 2013
(45)
Hague should be accepted, is the seat of embassies, government, parliament and royal family.
Amsterdam is only mentioned in constitution.
Similar about Taiwan. Nankin is only in constitution, but government is in Taipei.
Tel Aviv also should be accepted - here are embassies,
but parliament, president, etc. are in Jerusalem.
Mar 8, 2014
314159265358979323846pi
(11)
Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte is the location of the Sri Lankan parliament, and the official capital. Due to the fact that it is a suburb of the city of Colombo, Colombo is often listed as the capital.
Mar 28, 2014
314159265358979323846pi
(11)
just google it
Mar 28, 2014
martryn
(36)
My wife and her family are from Sri Lanka. They say the capital is Colombo. Pretty sure that makes it definitive.
Nov 5, 2013
mssarkc
(17)
When I noticed they didn't accept Colombo, I typed in "Kotte" and it worked.
Feb 16, 2014
redglyph
(9)
You're right, while Sri Jayewardenepura is the administrative capital (see http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/561903/Sri-Jayewardenepura-Kotte), Colombo is the commercial capital, both response should be considered. The same goes for other countries I suppose, for example The Netherlands should probably have La Haye/The Hague as seat of the government.
Mar 2, 2014
DollarBill2208
(65)
Well, it used to be. That's one of several changes the Quizmaster recently made. Although Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte is a suburb, it is widely known and accepted that this is where the capital actually is, and the Sri Lankans say so themselves, so it is more accurate.
Jun 13, 2013
(23)
Geographyman, you just got pwned. :P
Jun 13, 2013
Geographyman
(4)
Hey I still got 196/196. But I had to look up the capital of Sri Lanka because it wouldn't accept Colombo.
Jun 14, 2013
Quizmaster
It's true. Don't blame me - blame the Sri Lankans! And, FYI, all you have to type is "Kotte" for that one. The Sri Lankans can name their capital anything they want, but I'm not going to make you spell it. :)
Jun 14, 2013
(55)
Thanks for that. I'll try to remember Kotte. But if the Sri Lankans have the right to name their capital anything they want, when did the Burmese lose the right to name their own country? They're not even far away from Sri Lanka. I expected that to be one of the minor corrections since you finally gave in with The Hague thing.
Jun 22, 2013
(14)
Finally conquered this (untamed).i hope these are all correct, and I think they are, but on one of my quizzes I have some people giving me a hard time abou Ngerulmud and Melekeok. Thoughts anyone?
Jun 16, 2013
Geographyman
(4)
Ngerulmud is the real capital. Melekeok is the province that Ngerulmud is located in.
Jun 16, 2013
(62)
Melekeok is a state, not a province. Palau doesn't have provinces.
Jun 22, 2013
(40)
Pleaaaase, accept Ashkhabad for Turkmenistan. It's also valid. I tried all sorts of permutations of it before I had to check on Wikipedia for clues on what exact transliteration you want.
Jun 22, 2013
Quizmaster
Okay, that will work now.
Jun 22, 2013
(27)
196/196. My main talent in life. :D
Jun 22, 2013
pensta
(27)
Sad...I'm so jealous =]
Jul 4, 2013
vivad0
(8)
Can anyone give me some advice on how to learn these , I seem to have an unreasonable urge to know all the capitals of the world but seem to get stuck at about 170 - 180 , all the usual suspects that most people know.....
Aug 11, 2013
iamtheiconoclast
(39)
I used memrise.com. They have a course on the sovereign capitals. Problem is that it takes bloody forever to get through the ones you already know, but I was having trouble drilling the last 15 or so into my head and Memrise did it in a day.
Aug 14, 2013
Geographyman
(4)
The way I conquered the challenge was by memorizing each capital one at a time. It took a long time but it eventually added up all 196 capitals. Learning a little bit about each capital also helps.
Aug 21, 2013
GeoNugg
(19)
You could try using a finite list..ie. There's 11A's 18B's 18C's 4D's etc. Once you memorize how many of each you can just fill them in in your head. Works for me. I always have about 12 or so I have to think about, I have to use some kind of word association for those. I get Bahrain and Bhutan mixed up. Bahrain/Manama have lots of vowels and Bhutan/Thimphu have a T and H. I usually get 195 or 196 if I do it fairly regularly. Your friendly neighbourhood nerd, GN
Dec 13, 2013
(63)
I think learning them by region is helpful. I've given up on Oceania until the end. I'm trying to nail down Europe, South America, and the Middle East right now. Then i'll probably attempt to tackle Africa.
Jan 27, 2014
(28)
Technically Nauru has no Capital city
Jun 24, 2013
(21)
Incorrect
Aug 30, 2013
(24)
It is actually correct, Nauru has no official capital, but the Government stays in the city of Yaren
Dec 14, 2013
(32)
Double the time!
Jun 25, 2013
(35)
As long as you write "Kotte" for Sri lanka you're good. but I agree they should accept Colombo.
Jun 30, 2013
CaptainHuzzah
(7)
Oh my goodness, I fail at this.
Jul 3, 2013
(10)
why the time is to short ?
Jul 5, 2013
(24)
Please add a little more time!
Jul 25, 2013
GeoNugg
(19)
I like the time limit! It stressed me out enough that it forced me to learn them :D
Dec 31, 2013
onlinequiz
(1)
really nice quiz , nice interface. For more quizzes visit this link http://www.avatto.com/computer/quiz/mcqslist/9.html
Jul 31, 2013
(44)
115/196 isn't too bad for 1st time, not looking anything up.
Jul 31, 2013
PorcNBeanz
(43)
Personal best 196/196 with 2:07 remaining.
Aug 2, 2013
wanderlustx
(10)
130/196 on the first try! I would've had a higher score but I just can't type that fast :(
Aug 9, 2013
sjp1991
(27)
this is my new goal after mastering the countries of the world!!
Aug 14, 2013
(26)
Is'nt the capital of Syria Damaskus?
Aug 14, 2013
Yong100
(12)
Damascus
Aug 21, 2013
(32)
136/196. Not bad for a high school and slowtyper boy.
Sep 21, 2013
TheBroCode
(16)
196/196 2.28 minutes left
Sep 26, 2013
(5)
Have you ever done that thing that you know loads but you can't remember any
Oct 13, 2013
(44)
Got 138 this time. Thank goodness for "Kotte" or I would have spent half my time trying to spell Sri ...............!
Nov 2, 2013
(37)
New favorite quiz.
Nov 7, 2013
(44)
I got 151/196 this time, a lot better.
Nov 13, 2013
(44)
158!!!
Nov 23, 2013
(39)
Finally, I got them all!
Nov 24, 2013
(37)
Finally got them all.
Nov 25, 2013
cosmocat
(26)
100%, 5min 26s on the clock.
Dec 2, 2013
FrodoBaggins
(39)
Is there some logical reason why "St George" is accepted for Grenada but you must write "St John's" for Antigua and Barbuda?
Dec 14, 2013
(66)
No, there's not.
Dec 17, 2013
(20)
193/196 :) Yahoo
Dec 19, 2013
(19)
I guessed how to spell Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte and got it right YES. 100%
Dec 22, 2013
(23)
Finally conquered!! Thanks for the great quizzes, they're so fun.
Dec 23, 2013
connie36
(24)
Finally got them all with 1:08 left. Phew! Haha and spent a full minute thinking of Funafuti...
Dec 24, 2013
GeoNugg
(19)
Haha I just did the same with Astana
Dec 31, 2013
(44)
Well, I've tried about five different days, and I got 165 for all of them. That seems to be my favorite number for doing this.
Dec 24, 2013
(44)
174!
Dec 28, 2013
(44)
I'm up to 187 by now.
Jan 13, 2014
(63)
A few more and you can change your name to thecoolestdude3
Jan 27, 2014
(62)
Needs more time!
Jan 1, 2014
(19)
i love this quiz so much! 196/196 :) When i havent done the quiz in a while and im rusty, i stop the timer till i can get them all. Then try again with the timer. Great way to memorize.
Jan 14, 2014
gentle1225
(5)
Is the capitol of Sri Lanka really Sri whatever Geographyman said?
Jan 16, 2014
(44)
Done with 4:13!! I'm so happy that I finally conquered this...
Jan 16, 2014
(51)
nauru has no official capital
Jan 22, 2014
MatthewIler
(18)
177/196. Best one yet. I'll just keep going.
Jan 24, 2014
B33n
(2)
196/196 :D I had 1:29 left on the timer
Jan 28, 2014
(32)
I'm so sorry Africa, I shall learn about your countries and capital cities.
Feb 3, 2014
enyomosia
(19)
Finally got them all with 1:48 remaining on the clock! Yay!
Feb 7, 2014
yuri
(20)
Finally 196/196 with 47 seconds left! Hooray!
Feb 14, 2014
Wikidumbo
(1)
yeah the official US list of independent states says both Colombo and Sri ... are capitals of Sri Lanka ... (it lists Colombo first and is mentioned more often)
Feb 14, 2014
(45)
Holy cow! 63/196... Is my American education showing? I thought I was doing good because I can rock the world map, but these capitals kicked my butt! I must practice and return.
Feb 22, 2014
Arp2600
(45)
As I pointed out for the french quiz : I know that everything about Israel is delicate but I think Tel Aviv should be accepted as well as Jerusalem...
Feb 28, 2014
(24)
196/196 from a 12 year old girl in grade 7!
Mar 10, 2014
(43)
Even Jeopardy, under the category of Asian Capitals had an answer that referred to the suburb of Kotte in this capital city. Answering with Colombo gave the contestant an acceptable response. Why not in this quiz? Sri * will just never stick! (& I am up to about ~125/196)
Mar 11, 2014
SmithBob
(25)
Can you add Palestine (Ramallah)? The UN now recognizes them as an independent state. And I hope that everyone who complains about Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte realizes that the more they do it, the more their going to learn how to spell it.
Mar 15, 2014
missfoxxy
(13)
C'mon...London the capital of United Kingdom? United Kingdom isn't a country, its FOUR different countries. London is the capital of England, Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland, Cardiff is the capital of Wales and Belfast is the capital of Northern Ireland. I'm guessing you are an American. That's like me saying Washington DC is the capital of North America.
Mar 17, 2014
(44)
England, Wales, Scotland, and N. Ireland are countries, as you say, but they are constituent countries, which is commonly used in the context of being a part of a whole, and do not have the full legal rights of other regular countries around the globe. The UK itself is a unitary state, which means that it had full power of its constituent countries and has the power to add or take away from their rights. So, the four different parts of the UK are countries only in name, while the UK has united these four countries under one leadership and has only given them a limited degree of autonomy.
Mar 20, 2014
(36)
completey forgot to do north america missed loads in there
Mar 17, 2014
SpearMink
(2)
Im only 13 and got 181/196! :D
Mar 20, 2014
ikofiu22
(13)
after few weeks i learned them all, did it going region by region and know im proud to know both countries and their capitals.. regions of the major countries are next
Mar 20, 2014
btd1011
(7)
finally got all 196, and with only 10 seconds to spare. Not bad for a stupid american :)
Mar 21, 2014
SpearMink
(2)
Lol I guess you're not stupid then
Mar 22, 2014
SpearMink
(2)
Yesss 196/196 with 1:22 left
Mar 25, 2014
HerrGrossman
(23)
Who can give me the pronunciation of "Ngerulmud"? It's not in the geographica dictionary, at least not the online one.
Mar 26, 2014
314159265358979323846pi
(11)
According to my computer, Ne-ger-UL-mud
Mar 27, 2014
(16)
http://www.forvo.com/word/ngerulmud/#pau
Apr 16, 2014
(20)
The Capital is NOT Ngerulmud!!!!!!!
Apr 22, 2014
HerrGrossman
(23)
I have a note for vivad0. I used a digital recorder. I would say the country, wait for 3 seconds, and then say the capital. Then I burned a CD, and I would practice it that way. It worked well for me. It also worked for me becoming a National Spelling Champion. That little digital recorder has been a wonderful learning tool!
Mar 28, 2014
sarahbee266
(34)
103 on first try. Not bad for someone who has to type with one hand.
Mar 30, 2014
(23)
178/196 :( Am studying for Geobee tomorrow
Apr 3, 2014
jbeauchamp17
(7)
The actual capital of Kiribati is South Tarawa - not just Tarawa. Both options should be allowed,
Apr 11, 2014
JQuiz
(16)
For me, learning them by region / continent is effective. I started with the regions I was more familiar with: South America (the smallest list), North (& Central) America (logical next step from S. Am.), Europe (very familiar), then Asia (where I'm from, but the biggest list of those familiar to me). Then I moved to the unfamiliar ones: Oceania (the smaller list, and one I should know better because it's closer to my location), which I have just finished learning, and Africa (the biggest list and the least familiar). My first attempt was 106/196. My latest (tenth) attempt is 163/196.
Apr 14, 2014
JQuiz
(16)
Finally on my 12th try, ha ha! 196 with 1:08 to spare.
Apr 14, 2014
XlrFricks
(7)
hell yeah my score You scored 165/196 = 84%. This beats or equals 92.7% of test takers. The average score is 70. Your high score is 165.
Apr 17, 2014
m50mm
(1)
Hi seem to loose valuable 10 seconds or so logging on. Is there a way round this?
Apr 19, 2014
(20)
The Capital of Palau is Melekeok, not Ngerulmud!!!!!
Apr 22, 2014
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