Hottest Capital Cities with Exceptions

Name the capital cities with the highest average high temperatures NOT INCLUDING Africa or countries with a population below 2 million.
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According to Wikipedia with weather.com and holiday-weather.com as backup sources.
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Last updated: November 17, 2016
First submittedOctober 17, 2016
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°C
°F
City
34.5
94.0
Abu Dhabi
34.3
93.7
Kuwait City
33.8
92.8
Panama City
33.3
92.0
Muscat
33.3
91.9
Bangkok
33.3
91.9
Riyadh
32.9
91.2
Phnom Penh
32.8
91.2
Port-au-Prince
32.7
90.9
Doha
32.5
90.5
Naypyidaw
°C
°F
City
32.4
90.3
Kuala Lumpur
31.8
89.2
Managua
31.4
88.5
New Delhi
31.4
88.5
Kingston
31.3
88.3
Port Moresby
31.1
88.0
Manila
31.1
88.0
Vientiane
31.0
87.8
Singapore
30.7
87.2
Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte
30.6
87.1
Baghdad
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Level 82
Oct 17, 2016
It's really not fair that "Kuwait" is accepted and "Panama" isn't. Should consistently require "city" at least in the same quiz if not across the site. Miss one because of that now.
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Level ∞
Oct 18, 2016
Panama will work now.
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Level 56
Apr 23, 2017
I'm shocked that Jakarta and Dhaka didn't make the list
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Level 80
May 29, 2017
Jakarta is a very near miss.
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Level 65
May 29, 2017
Kingston, Jamaica has over 2million people?
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Level 69
May 29, 2017
No, Jamaica has over 2 million people. The instructions say "countries", not cities.
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Level 43
May 29, 2017
I had no idea how to spell J-A-Y-A-W-A-R-D-E-N-E-P-U-R-A until now.
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Level 69
May 29, 2017
Just type Kotte next time, and it will work! ;)
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Level 69
May 29, 2017
Or, since he just wrote it, he could just memorize it.
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Level 56
Apr 27, 2020
or just type in sjk
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Level 83
May 31, 2017
Colombo also works for some reason.
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Level 55
Apr 27, 2020
Kotte is a district of Colombo.
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Level 83
Apr 27, 2020
Yeah I know.
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Level 81
Jul 31, 2019
"Sri Jaya" doesn't work like it does on every other quiz so I gave up on it.
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Level 44
Apr 27, 2020
SJK works.
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Level 79
May 29, 2017
Somehow I read over "capital" and was wondering why Dubai, Mumbai, etc weren't on the list. Sigh.
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Level 48
May 29, 2017
According to Wikipedia Badar Seri Begawan has an average temparature of 31,8°C.
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Level 66
May 29, 2017
The population of Brunei is only about 417,000, so it doesn't qualify in this quiz.
+3
Level 73
May 29, 2017
Surprised Port-au-prince made it but not Santo Domingo.
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Level 79
Apr 27, 2020
I don't know but maybe it's because Haiti is drier due to the mountains blocking the rains from the east. Haiti has also been deforested which might make a difference.
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Level 52
May 29, 2017
I can't imagine living in a 94 degrees city. I'm going to bet not many runners or cyclists.
+1
Level 62
May 29, 2017
I was surprised that Sanaa wasn't here. Then I discovered it was relatively cool despite being in a desert.
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Level 82
Apr 27, 2020
As I learned on another Jetpunk quiz, it is one of the highest capital cities by elevation, which probably accounts for the cooler climate.
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Level 45
Dec 31, 2017
Kinda surprised all were in Asia except for Panama City
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Level 81
Jan 10, 2019
. . . and Port-au-Prince, Managua, Kingston, and Port Moresby.
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Level 73
Apr 27, 2020
Not that surprising that most would be - Asia is a lot bigger than any other continent, firstly. Beyond that Europe is waaaay too far north for its cities to make it, most of North America is taken up by just three countries and the only one with a sufficiently tropical capital has that capital sitting at over 2000 metres elevation. Much of the Caribbean is too small to make the list. Most of South America's capitals are either outside the tropics or located high in the Andes. Other than that most Oceanic countries are too small, Australia's capital gets quite hot, but also can get get down to -10, which balances it out. With Africa excluded by default, that pretty much leaves the Middle East, South Asia and Southeast Asia to rule supreme.
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Level 32
Feb 5, 2020
No matter how many times I see it, I will never remember the name of Burma’s capital. Of course it would help if they’d stop changing it just for the hell of it.
+1
Level 71
Apr 27, 2020
Too bad I visited Delhi in the winter. It isn't a hot city in my mind because of that, which is dumb.
+1
Level 73
Apr 27, 2020
Given Delhi's AVERAGE summer high is about 40 degrees Celsius, I wouldn't be too sad you missed it. We only get occasional 40 degree days here in Brisbane and I'm not at all fond of them.
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Level 43
Apr 27, 2020
So, I'm supposed to believe that nearly half the quiz takers KNEW Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte? Didn't just come up with Sri Lanka and google the answer, but knew this as the capital? Sorry. I simply don't believe it.
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Level 55
Apr 27, 2020
just type 'kotte' or 'sjk'
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Level 70
Apr 27, 2020
Thanks! I didn't realize there were acceptable shortcuts. I've skipped over this one because of the time constraints on various quizzes and concentrated on the ones I can quickly type.
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Level 82
Apr 27, 2020
Most regulars on this site absolutely know Sri Jayawardenapure Kotte is the capital of Sri Lanka, just like we know Bandar Seri Begawan is the capital of Brunei or Ulaanbaatar is the capital of Mongolia. We also know shortcuts to type like SJK or Kotte to get credit for that knowledge. Why, at level 41, would that surprise you?
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Level 63
Apr 27, 2020
I was expecting LIma or Santiago on this list, they are near the Atacama Desert after all
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Level 35
Apr 27, 2020
The Atacama Desert is a mild desert because of the cold Humboldt current coming from Antarctica. Lima is probably the coolest climate in the world at 12 degrees from the equator and sea level while also being very dry and cloudy: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lima#Climate
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Level 75
Apr 29, 2020
How did all of Southeast Asia make it except Hanoi?