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Most Remote Capital Cities

Name the capital cities of the world that are the farthest away from any other country's capital.
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Last updated: June 15, 2019
First submittedMay 14, 2014
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Distance
Continent
Capital
2,324 km
Oceania
Canberra
2,324 km
Oceania
Wellington
1,903 km
Asia
Dili
1,684 km
Oceania
Ngerulmud
1,493 km
Europe
Reykjavik
1,463 km
Americas
Brasilia
1,396 km
Oceania
Port Moresby
1,343 km
Africa
Victoria
1,277 km
Oceania
Palikir
1,263 km
Asia
Bandar Seri Begawan
1,253 km
Oceania
Honiara
Distance
Continent
Capital
1,167 km
Asia
Ulaanbaatar
1,163 km
Asia
Manila
1,163 km
Asia
Taipei
1,152 km
Asia
Tokyo
1,138 km
Americas
Santiago
1,076 km
Americas
La Paz
1,076 km
Americas
Lima
1,073 km
Oceania
Port Vila
1,073 km
Oceania
Funafuti
1,059 km
Americas
Mexico City
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level 49
May 29, 2014
Fun quiz.
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level 77
Jun 5, 2014
I knew I was going to miss most of those Pacific Island ones.
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level 62
Jun 5, 2014
Yep . . . I got Port Moresby, but that was it for Oceania.
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level 77
Jun 9, 2014
I did a bit better than that but still missed more than I should have.
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level 71
Jun 5, 2014
Astana is pretty remote
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level 53
Jun 5, 2014
Yes, but not remote enough for this quiz. A bit over 900 km from Bishtek.
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level 77
Jun 9, 2014
I think you mean Bishkek. BishTech is the technical and engineering college of Bishkek.
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level 48
Jun 5, 2014
Always remember Tuvalus capital as Fun&Fruity, took a minute to remember correct spelling.
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level 68
Aug 7, 2019
Ha, I'll remember it now, thanks :)
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level 45
Jun 5, 2014
Haha, missed Tokyo, Manila and Tapei, but got Ngerulmud. I thought Beijing is closer to Tokyo than to Pyongyang or Seoul. My bad.
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level 51
Jun 5, 2014
I was suprised to not see DC on the list
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level 83
Jun 5, 2014
Ottawa's not that far away.
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level 77
Jun 9, 2014
732 km
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level 38
Jun 5, 2014
My situation was that the Oceania capitals were the only ones I got. :P
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level 49
Jun 5, 2014
Can you also add Melekeok for the capital of Palau please? That's the only reason I missed it, and I can't be bothered to learn the spelling of that Ngerlamud place :P
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level 64
Jun 6, 2014
Melekeok is either a wee town outside of Ngerulmud, or the state that Ngerulmud sits in. It's not the capital city.
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level 52
Mar 5, 2017
Well, in comparison to Ngerulmud itself, Melekeok is a sprawling metropolis - but still not the capital.
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level 64
Jun 6, 2014
Surprised Malé wasn't on the list - anyone know what it might be close to?
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level 77
Jun 9, 2014
It's pretty close to Colombo, Sri Lanka.
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level 37
Apr 21, 2018
Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte
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level 77
Aug 7, 2019
^which is part of the Colombo metro area.
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level 59
Aug 7, 2019
I think you meant Sri J[insert any string of gibberish here]pura. It's an accepted type-in at Jetpunk.
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level 38
Aug 7, 2019
The accepted type in is normally just Kotte, and in this case Colombo is the type in, JetPunk generally recognizes Sri Oahbsaobhaeoibheio Kotte as the capital.
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level 46
Jun 10, 2014
I was thinking about Moscow.
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level 60
Aug 22, 2014
Tuff but fun. Is there one for LEAST remote capitals?
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level 74
Oct 6, 2016
There are a few about closest pairs etc
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level 67
Jul 3, 2017
I like the fact that one Capital City is in the middle of another Capital City......... Vatican in Rome.
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level 38
Aug 7, 2019
Yeah, in a geography bee there was a question about the two closest capitals in Europe, and I put Vatican City and Rome, my teacher explained it different each time, once as it isn't technically a country by the UN, just an observer. Another time he said that it was too small to have a capital. Great teacher though. Apparently the answer was Vienna, Austria and Bratislava, Slovakia.
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level 77
Aug 7, 2019
The top 2 answer pairs are both featured on my Adjacent Capital City Superlatives quiz if you want to look it up. I'm feeling too lazy to link to it right now.
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level 41
Sep 1, 2014
What is Kiribati's capital close to?
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level 75
Dec 1, 2015
Yaren, Nauru, at 705km. Yaren is also the nearest capital to Palikir, which does make the list.
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level 70
May 25, 2016
I didn't realize that Tokyo, Taipei and Manila are so remote. When Beijing wasn't right, I gave up on the whole area.
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level 45
May 27, 2016
i tried writing Sucre thinking it would be more remote than La Paz, does anyone know the distance between Sucre and the nearest capital?
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level ∞
Oct 17, 2016
1044 km to Asuncion
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level 54
Dec 8, 2016
16/21 good quiz
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level 55
Jun 15, 2019
The capital of Palau - Ngerulmud, isn't in Asia. It's in Oceania.
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level ∞
Jun 15, 2019
Fixed
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level 54
Aug 7, 2019
Great quiz 0:06
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level 37
Aug 7, 2019
La Paz is not the capital of Bolivia, only the seat of government.
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level 38
Aug 7, 2019
It's one of the capitals of Bolivia, both La Paz and Sucre are the Capitals, it may not be what the UN thinks but the UN doesn't recognize The Vatican, Kosovo or Taiwan as countries either. JetPunk just normally accepts multiple capitals for some countries, (ie: South Africa, Bolivia).
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level 62
Aug 8, 2019
I'm feeling remote now,