Name a Valid Capital

Name any valid national capital that belongs to the selected category.
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Last updated: August 24, 2019
First submittedAugust 20, 2019
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Is further north than Moscow
Reykjavik | Helsinki | Oslo | + 3 others
Is within 15 kilometers of the Mediterranean
Algiers | Athens | Rome | + 5 others
Is in Central America
Guatemala City | Panama City | San José | + 4 others
Has an elevation over 2500 meters
La Paz | Quito | Sucre | Thimphu | Bogotá
Starts with the letter J
Jakarta | Juba | Jerusalem
Was not the capital city of a sovereign state in 1995
Dili | Gitega | Juba | Naypyidaw | Nur-Sultan | + 3 others
Is capital of one of the Baltic Republics
Riga | Tallinn | Vilnius
Is more than 1200 km from any other capital
Canberra | Wellington | Reykjavik | Brasilia | +7 others
Sits on a lake or inland sea that is larger
than 3000 km2
Baku | Kampala
Is the capital of a country in Oceania other than
Australia and New Zealand
Apia | Honiara | Port Moresby | + 9 others
Is more than 850 km from the sea
Bishkek | Tashkent | Nur-Sultan | + 13 others
Was the capital of a sovereign nation in 1 A.D.
Rome
Gets less than 8 cm of precipitation per year
Lima | Cairo | Abu Dhabi | Manama | Doha
Is on the Persian Gulf
Kuwait City | Doha | Abu Dhabi | Manama
Is named for a person born after 1500 A.D.
who is not George Washington
Monrovia | Nur-Sultan | Wellington | + 6 others
Is within 2° degrees of latitude from the equator
Quito | Kampala | Singapore | + 4 others
Starts with "Port"
Port Moresby | Port-au-Prince | Port-of-Spain | + 3 others
Has only one syllable
Bern | Minsk | Prague | Rome | Seoul
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Level 74
Aug 20, 2019
Kampala
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Level ∞
Aug 21, 2019
?
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Level 82
Aug 21, 2019
Sixteenth question. Answer is misspelled.
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Level ∞
Aug 21, 2019
Thanks. Fixed.
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Level 41
Sep 17, 2019
malawi lake
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Level 87
Aug 20, 2019
Mexico City isn't in Central America?
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Level 32
Aug 21, 2019
No, it's in North America.
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Level 66
Oct 21, 2019
Yes, and technically Central America is also a part of the continent of North America.
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Level 79
Aug 21, 2019
No. Even if you extend Central America up to the Tehuantepec Isthmus, it's still not in Central America
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Level 73
Aug 20, 2019
Valletta is apparently not within 15 km of the Mediterranean?
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Level ∞
Aug 21, 2019
Fixed
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Level 66
Oct 21, 2019
What about Nicosia?
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Level 55
Jan 16, 2020
Just checked the map. Nicosia just over the limit - from northern borders of the city 16 km to the sea. Clever.
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Level 66
Jul 27, 2020
Wow interesting!
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Level 80
Aug 20, 2019
Ho Chi Minh City is not a valid national capital.
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Level ∞
Aug 21, 2019
How dumb of me. Fixed!
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Level 59
Aug 21, 2019
Kampala is spelt wrong
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Level 62
Aug 21, 2019
Shouldn't the capital of Seychelles work for question 15?
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Level 71
Aug 21, 2019
Yeah, I was thinking this
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Level 82
Aug 21, 2019
I would also argue that the capital of Guyana works as well. It was renamed on 9 April 1812 in honour of the current monarch.
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Level 66
Oct 21, 2019
the then-current monarch*
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Level ∞
Aug 21, 2019
Victoria will work now. Georgetown would have worked.
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Level 78
Aug 21, 2019
Podgorica and Pristina became capital cities during the mid-2000s.
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Level ∞
Aug 21, 2019
Those will work now.
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Level 67
Aug 21, 2019
Nothing to fix imo, but good quiz, 5 stars. I always find it such a sad sight to see good quizzes with blank stars :)
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Level 54
Aug 21, 2019
Pristina 1999
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Level 85
Aug 21, 2019
General suggestion: in quizzes like this, where the quiz maker can basically make it as long or as short as he/she wants, I'm always very grateful when there are at least 20 questions. This allows quiz takers to get the full 5/5 points for 95% correct, even if they miss one question. Thanks!
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Level ∞
Aug 21, 2019
Interesting. I've never thought of that.
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Level 48
Aug 21, 2019
Havana is not in Central America?
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Level 71
Aug 21, 2019
No. It is in the Caribbean. By most definitions, that is not Central America
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Level 57
Aug 21, 2019
i think you should make brazaville available for the capital with a person name question because it's named after the italian founder Pietro Savorgnan di Brazzà
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Level ∞
Aug 21, 2019
Added
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Level 55
Aug 21, 2019
I learn a lot from these quizzes, even when I don't get all the answers. Is there any way to expand the +5 or +7 and others in the answers to read further options?
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Level 73
Aug 21, 2019
+1, this would be great
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Level 74
Oct 21, 2019
+2! I was coming here to write the same comment. I understand why the QM doesn't list all the possible answers in the quiz per say, but it would be nice if we had them all in the "Answer stats" section (as is the case in some other quizzes). Great quiz, by the way! Love the "Name a valid..." series. :)
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Level 51
Oct 23, 2019
+ 3! I also think it would be cool to have answer stats for each accepted answer within the question so you could see which was most guessed for each
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Level 61
Aug 21, 2019
The capital of Estonia is Tallinn
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Level 72
Aug 21, 2019
The (de-facto) capital of Switzerland is B E R N
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Level 54
Oct 21, 2019
References
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Level 31
Feb 15, 2020
Well it’s not de facto is it
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Level 66
Aug 21, 2019
You are missing a lot of capitals named for persons born after 1500 A.D. I may miss some as well but (excluding Washington D.C.), I count 15+2: Brazzaville, Castries, Gaborone, Georgetown, Malabo, Mbabane, Monrovia, Nur-Sultan, Port Louis, Port Moresby, Pretoria, Valletta, Victoria, Wellington, Yamoussoukro; and in addition, Bendar Seri Begewan and Nassau are potential candidates.
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Level 78
Oct 21, 2019
Valletta misses the cutoff by five years. Jean Parisot de Valette was born around 1495.
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Level 71
Aug 24, 2019
It doesn't work when I type Kampala for #16
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Level ∞
Aug 24, 2019
Fixed thanks.
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Level 58
Sep 23, 2019
It would be great to be able to see all the valid answers after the quiz is completed. Thank you!!
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Level 80
Oct 21, 2019
Fun but easy.
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Level 55
Oct 21, 2019
What about Nassau, Bahamas, as an answer for "is named for a person born after 1500 A.D."?
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Level 66
Oct 21, 2019
Would be interesting to see the hidden answers, to be able to learn something
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Level 47
Oct 22, 2019
the heck is nur-sultan
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Level 79
Oct 22, 2019
New name for Astana...
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Level 68
Nov 11, 2019
You learn something new every day. I didnt even know they had changed it.
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Level 59
Oct 26, 2019
Did it with one second left.
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Level 46
Jan 18, 2020
Add Lome to the capitals with one syllable
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Level 60
Jan 21, 2020
I'd assume that since it's Lomé and the official language is French that it's pronounced with two syllables (low-may). I could be wrong though.
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Level 82
Apr 11, 2020
Ukraine now wants Kiev to be pronounced the Ukrainian way (key-iv) rather than the Russian way (key-ev). The English mangling of the Ukrainian pronunciation is closest to keev, a single syllable. Tough call on that one.
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Level 48
Jul 24, 2020
I've been to Quito- beautiful mountain setting; and lived in Lima, where it so rarely rains that when it does, it's a disaster. BUT I missed both questions about elevation and rain......hello, brain, where are you?
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Level 55
Aug 12, 2020
I don't like questions that have only one correct answer in this type of quiz (independent in 1 A.D.). What's the point of having a "valid category," if the question functions the same as any other normal quiz.
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Level 64
Sep 14, 2020
To emphasize that it's something special, unique, or otherwise interesting.