Asian Capital Superlatives - Top 2

For each selected category, name the Asian capital city that ranks either #1 or #2.
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Last updated: August 2, 2019
First submittedJanuary 24, 2018
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Category
Capitals
Most populous urban area
Tokyo | Jakarta
Most billionaires
Beijing | Seoul
Largest Muslim population
Jakarta | Dhaka
Largest Christian population
Manila | Seoul
Easternmost
Tokyo | Seoul
Southermost
Dili | Jakarta
Westernmost
Ankara | Nicosia
Northernmost
Nur-Sultan | Ulan Bator
Height of tallest building
Seoul | Beijing
Most precipitation
Bandar Seri Begawan |
Kuala Lumpur
Category
Capitals
Hottest average temperature
Abu Dhabi | Kuwait City
Closest to Mount Everest
Kathmandu | Thimphu
Most expensive
Singapore | Doha
Highest elevation
Thimphu | Sana'a
Longest continuously inhabited
Damascus | Beirut
Furthest from any other capital
Dili | Bandar Seri Begawan
Most international tourists
Bangkok | Singapore
First alphabetically
Abu Dhabi | Amman
Last alphabetically
Vientiane | Yerevan
Most livable
Singapore | Tokyo
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Level 69
Jan 24, 2018
Thimphu is spelt wrong in the answer to the 'Close to Mount Everest' question.
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Level 74
Jan 24, 2018
Also, spelling: northernmost
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Level ∞
Jan 24, 2018
Fixed.
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Level 57
Jan 24, 2018
And also southernmost. N is missing
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Level 80
May 7, 2018
And also southernmost. N is missing.
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Level 62
Jan 24, 2018
Maybe it was me, but "Longest continuously inhabited" was unclear to me.

I was thinking of something physical, as a very long capital (in km).

I feel like the hint should contain the word time to make it easier.

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Level 77
Jan 24, 2018
It was you.
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Level 85
Jan 24, 2018
No, it was you.
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Level 72
Jan 24, 2018
Yeah, it was definitely you :-)
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Level 72
Jan 24, 2018
This is a pretty common trivia question in its own right.
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Level 77
Jan 24, 2018
Singapore doesn't work for most tourists.
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Level ∞
Jan 24, 2018
Fixed
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Level 72
Jan 24, 2018
You will laugh at how I read this question: "What do you *mean* it doesn't work for most tourists? Because it's too expensive? Well, don't they have youth hostels? Or do you mean it's just so far away that it's hard to get to? It's not nearly as far if you live in the Eastern Hemisphere, though, obviously! Maybe a lot of people don't like the strict laws, like about chewing gum. I mean, it's gotta work for SOME tourists, or it wouldn't be on the list of… oh… OH. You mean the answer, typed in, in this quiz isn't… derp. Um… nevermind! I'll just be backing out of the room now, hiding my face in embarrassment…"
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Level 72
Jan 24, 2018
You aren't the only one. I immediately thought that he was referring to the fact that most international travelers to Singapore are business or shipping related and not necessarily tourism. I don't even know if that's true or not. It's just how I envision Singapore. One gigantic port.
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Level 80
Sep 3, 2020
Some people are so picky, that they can't be satisfied...
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Level 54
Jan 24, 2018
Maybe add a caveat that Moscow isn't considered Asian.
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Level 81
Jan 24, 2018
Come on...
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Level 64
Jan 24, 2018
Nicosia is in here for some reason
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Level 81
Jan 24, 2018
See, it's east of Ankara.
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Level 72
Jan 24, 2018
Cyprus will continue to confuse me to the end of time. (That doesn't make it the wrong answer, though!)
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Level 63
Jan 27, 2018
At "Last alphabetically" it should be Yerevan and THEN Vientiane.
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Level 76
Jan 30, 2018
The wording of "Height of tallest building" doesn't make sense - that implies you want a number. Should be something like "Location of tallest building" or "Capital with tallest building" ...
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Level 63
Feb 20, 2018
Since the answers are all capitals it should be clear that no height is asked.
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Level 75
May 6, 2018
Dubai or Saudi Arabia have the tallest buildings
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Level 55
May 6, 2018
Dubai is not a capital.
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Level 71
May 6, 2018
Saudi Arabia is not a capital.
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Level 72
May 6, 2018
The answers for tallest building change so quickly with all the skyscraper construction in Asia. Lotte World Tower opened in 2017 and would make Seoul the new #1. And CITIC Tower, aka China Zun, will make Beijing the new #2. I think it has topped out but won't be fully completed until later this year.
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Level 80
May 6, 2018
Lotte World Tower is not even close to as tall as the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. However... I'm not sure how Kuala Lumpur made the quiz as #2. The Petronas Towers have not been the tallest in the world for a long time. There are about 15 towers taller in Asia, including Lotte World. But I think #2 is currently Shanghai Tower in Shanghai. Seoul is down around #5
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Level 80
May 6, 2018
Current #1 and #2 should be Dubai and Shanghai as I said. Seoul and Beijing are pretty far behind. Shanghai will be overtaken this year by Wuhan. Dubai will not be overtaken until 2020 assuming that the Saudis complete the 1 km tall tower under construction currently in Jeddah. Once that happens, then Jeddah will be #1 in Asia and the world, by a comfortable margin, and Dubai will be #2 in Asia and the world, also by a comfortable margin. There are no towers currently under construction that are even close to these two.
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Level 80
May 6, 2018
^may wish to update, Dan. Dubai and Wuhan will save you from having to update until 2020 and then after that I think you've got at least 10 years before you'd have to update again. The Burj Khalifa is insanely tall.
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Level 81
May 6, 2018
It's an Asian capital cities quiz, so Dubai, Shanghai, Wuhan, etc. don't qualify.
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Level 80
May 6, 2018
ohh... yeah... that's right. Not just Asian cities but Asian capital cities. So in that case Seoul is in fact #1. Beijing is #2. China Zun is still under construction but it's already open and taller than the Taipei 101 or Petronas Towers.
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Level 80
Sep 3, 2020
Well done, you got there.
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Level 38
May 6, 2018
I only got two xD
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Level 55
May 6, 2018
Southernmost is missing the letter N.
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Level 66
May 6, 2018
Seoul and Beijing should be the answers for the height of the tallest building, since the Lotte World Tower and the China Zun respectively are now taller than the Taipei 101 and the Petronas Towers
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Level ∞
May 6, 2018
This has been updated.
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Level 54
May 6, 2018
On Northernmost it says Ulan Bator? As far as I know, this isn't correct, I thought it was Ulaanbaatar, but feel free to correct me if I am wrong.
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Level 80
Sep 3, 2020
Ulan Bator makes it easier for me to keep track of the a's.
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Level 60
Dec 24, 2019
Bangkok has a higher average temperature than both Kuwait City and Abu Dhabi.