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Nearest Capital City #1

For each location, name the nearest national capital.
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Quiz idea: Skymatone
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Last updated: September 5, 2018
First submittedOctober 2, 2013
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Location
Nearest Capital
Mt. Fuji
Tokyo
Aegean Sea
Athens
Grand Canyon
Mexico City
Dead Sea
Jerusalem
Suez Canal
Cairo
Tasmania
Canberra
Volga River
Moscow
Mt. Everest
Kathmandu
Niagara Falls
Ottawa
Corsica
Rome
Location
Nearest Capital
Galapagos Islands
Quito
Curaçao
Caracas
Bermuda
Washington D.C.
Canary Islands
Rabat
Mt. Kilimanjaro
Nairobi
Zanzibar
Dodoma
Caspian Sea
Baku
Mont Blanc
Bern
South Pole
Wellington
North Pole
Reykjavik
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level 32
Nov 11, 2013
Fun quiz! Although I'm eager to know if Monaco isn't closer to Corsica than Rome. Seems pretty much the same distance on the map.
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level 69
Jan 25, 2019
I would also argue that Monaco is roughly 50km closer to the North-West of Corsica than Rome is to the East.
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level 64
Feb 20, 2019
Monaco is definitely closer than Rome. The shortest possible distance between a point in Monaco (Fontvielle) and a point on Corsica (Calvi) is roughly 165 km, while it's 231 km between Rome (Olgiata) and the closest point on the island (Aléria).
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level 74
Mar 29, 2019
That was my 1st guess.
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level 63
Aug 9, 2019
yes give or take a few kilometers. Monaco is roughly 165 km and rome 230 km. So Monaco beat rome by about 65 km.
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level 28
Dec 12, 2013
Curacao is a bad example for this question. It is a separate country, very nearby Aruba, also a separate country (both inside the Kingdom of the Netherlands, but more independent than for example Scotland, Flanders or a US state). So my expected answer would be Willemstad, the capital of Curacao...
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level 77
Dec 12, 2013
Curacao is not a country and therefore does not have a national capital.
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level 64
Feb 20, 2014
Curacao is a country, but it's not a sovereign state, which geopolitically speaking, is synonymous with nation. Because the directions ask you to "name the nearest national capital," the quizmaster is correct.
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level 77
Mar 28, 2019
So it's a country in the same way that the country music awards are? It's not a country the way the word is used and understood on nearly any quiz on this site.
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level 38
Mar 28, 2019
The nearest National Capital to Curacao, is indeed Caracas, Venezuela. Curacao and Aruba are countries within the Kingdom of the Netherlands, so you cannot use their own capitals as answers (if they were sovereign states, then the nearest National capital for Curacao would be Oranjestad, Aruba and the nearest National Capital for Aruba, would be Caracas, Venezuela).
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level 50
Aug 20, 2019
Curacao isn’t a country, it’s national capital would be Amsterdam. Same way the National capital of Bermuda is London.
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level 56
Jun 18, 2014
I wrote "rejkyavik", but the game doesn't accept me.
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level 68
Oct 29, 2014
that's because you're incorrect
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level 60
Feb 22, 2016
It would help if the quiz was somewhat more forgiving on the spelling for this capital city.
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level 59
Feb 23, 2016
Here is a helpful hint: Try typing the name in google search bar. You'll be amazed at Googles AI. I gives a helpful suggestion as to the correct spelling, which you can copy and pasted into the answer box.
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level 56
Mar 28, 2019
The thought that you might have to be right on a quiz seems to escape some people... By having to get the spelling right, it forces you to learn how to spell things correctly.
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level 47
Dec 2, 2014
I love this one. More of that please! :-)
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level 70
Feb 22, 2016
Funny how so many of these quizzes involving national capitals would have us think that Jerusalem, not Tel Aviv, is the capital of Israel.
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level 77
Feb 22, 2016
Why is that funny? It is the capital. But many other countries don't recognize it as such due to the politically contentious nature of the subject of who controls Jerusalem. The city, in its entirety, falls entirely within Israeli sovereignty. It's also the seat of Israeli government being home to the Knesset.
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level 70
Feb 23, 2016
As the very old saying goes, ownership (in this case more like occupation) is nine-tenths of the law. Nonetheless, Israel's occupation for the time being does not confer sovereignty. Even the US (!) still does not recognize Jerusalem as the capital. (So what, by the way, is Tel Aviv?)
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level 58
Feb 20, 2019
Now the US does.
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level 50
Jul 9, 2016
Vatican City is west of Rome, shouldn't it be nearer to Corsica?
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level 59
Aug 16, 2016
The Vatican is surrounded on all sides by Rome, edging it out.
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level 58
Feb 20, 2019
Thought sure Bermuda was closer to Nassau than Washington DC. Thought wrong.
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level 30
Feb 20, 2019
I thought the same.
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level 58
Feb 20, 2019
Got all first try! :)
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level 30
Feb 20, 2019
Dodoma..... Dodoma..... why must you not be the answer for the one I would expect you for, yet be the only answer I miss as a different one?
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level 46
Feb 20, 2019
20/20 yay! I really liked this quiz, I'd like to see a second (and third, and fourth,...) version of this quiz.
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level 65
Mar 28, 2019
Monaco is closer to Corsica than Rome is.
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level 44
Mar 30, 2019
I had no idea Dar Es Salaam wasn't the capital of Tanzania anymore.
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level 44
Jun 30, 2019
When was dar es salaam the capital of Tanzania?
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level 67
Nov 16, 2019
In theory, until 1974. But it seems that even now in practice many government buildings and functions are still located there.
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level 36
Aug 22, 2019
Duh! I read "Volta" for "Volga" and typed in virtually every capital in West Africa, to no avail.
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level 39
Nov 2, 2019
100% first try, with 1:34 left! Zanzibar caught me, I thought the capital of Tanzania was Dar Es Salaam, when has it become Dodoma?