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Nearest Capital City #2

For each city, name the nearest national capital.
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First submittedOctober 2, 2013
Last updatedApril 7, 2014
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City
Nearest Capital
New York City
Washington D.C.
Naples
Rome
Mumbai
New Delhi
Los Angeles
Mexico City
Gdansk
Warsaw
New Orleans
Havana
Miami
Nassau
Palma de Mallorca
Algiers
Anchorage
Ottawa
Perth
Jakarta
City
Nearest Capital
St. Petersburg (Russia)
Helsinki
Kolkata
Dhaka
Hong Kong
Taipei
Bangalore
Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte
Karachi
Muscat
Vladivostok
Pyongyang
Porto
Lisbon
Ho Chi Minh City
Phnom Penh
Bilbao
Madrid
Frankfurt
Luxembourg
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level 76
Oct 3, 2013
Great quizzes!
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level 73
Feb 7, 2014
You have Colombo as a capital, but in the world capitals, you list the capital of Sri Lanka as Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte.
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level 77
Feb 12, 2014
Aced it, and personally am glad to see Colombo instead of Sri JabbaDabba Kotte. I think it ought to be the answer on the World Capitals quiz, too. and Delhi should always be an acceptable type-in for New Delhi. and... there was one other one that often irks me, can't remember now what it was. Neighborhoods inside of larger cities shouldn't be considered capital cities to the exclusion of the actual cities they are a part of. Just IMO.
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level 60
Feb 12, 2014
You're probably thinking of Ngerulmud vs Melekeok.
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level 77
Feb 13, 2014
yes I think you are actually right. You get the gold star for obscure geography today. :)
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level 43
Apr 7, 2014
That is also the case in Tuvalu. The city is called Funafuti but the government are located in Vaiaku which is a suburb of Funafuti.
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level 32
Feb 12, 2014
Yet another case where knowing language phonology helps immensely. You might not know where Porto is, exactly, but tracing the language narrows it down a bit.
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level 25
Feb 12, 2014
Loved it! Give us more of these :-)
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level 51
Feb 12, 2014
Great quiz, would love to see a part 2
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level 80
Nov 25, 2014
Isn't this already part 2?
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level 59
Feb 12, 2014
I looked at the first question, assumed it was talking about state capitals without looking at other questions or instructions and quit when I got mad that I couldn't figure out what state I had left out from my attempts.
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level 58
Feb 12, 2014
Are you sure about the Anchorage one? Ottawa and Tokyo are awfully close to the same distance.
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level 83
Feb 12, 2014
I looked it up based on air miles, and Anchorage to Ottawa came in at 3071 miles, Anchorage to Tokyo was 3461. Sure there's some inaccuracy with using air miles, but not likely to overcome a 400 mile differential.
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level 77
Feb 13, 2014
I also guessed Tokyo, Pyongyang and Seoul before Ottawa but a quick internet search reveals plattitude is correct.
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level 63
Feb 20, 2014
Actually, surprisingly, the second closest capital to anchorage is Reykjavik. It's 'only' 3382 miles away. If you'd take a city (if there was one), from a more central point in alaska, it would've probably been the closest.
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level 83
Oct 12, 2015
Fairbanks maybe? Comes close at 3116.
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level 43
Apr 7, 2014
Surely Muscat in Oman is nearer to Karachi than Kabul.
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level ∞
Apr 7, 2014
Can't believe no one else mentioned this! Fixed!
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level 79
Jul 9, 2016
I wish he hadn't mentioned it. I tried Kabul, but didn't get Muscat.
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level 49
Jun 18, 2014
I officially vote for adding thecapitalofcambodia as a valid answer for Phnom Penh which I'll never learn how to spell :(
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level 58
Jun 3, 2015
Ahhh--FrankFURT, not FrankFORT. Darn you, Kentucky.
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level 20
Jul 25, 2015
I had to look up where Bilbao was.
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level 76
Dec 29, 2015
Might Dublin be accepted for Perth for those of us who think of the one in Scotland?
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level 82
Jul 9, 2016
Seconded!
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level 76
Jul 23, 2016
^As much as you might want it to be, Edinburgh is not (yet) a national capital by this website's standards.
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level 35
Jan 6, 2016
Can you please accept "Kotte" for Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte?
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level 73
Apr 5, 2016
is Bilbao definitely closer to Madrid than to Andorra La Vella?
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level 67
Jun 10, 2016
If Kotte is accepted in the "World Capital Quizz", should be accepted in all quizzes.
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level 53
Jun 15, 2016
Please, correct Perth answer. Dili is closer than Jakarta, by more than 200 km.
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level 72
Jul 9, 2016
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level 49
Jul 9, 2016
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level 66
Jul 9, 2016
+4 Perth to Dili is 1735 miles (north-northeast) Perth to Jakarta 1876 miles (north-northwest) https://www.freemaptools.com/how-far-is-it-between.htm
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level 52
Oct 25, 2016
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level 69
Jan 25, 2019
It still is in 2019
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level 74
Jul 9, 2016
Great quiz although I'm sure about using Perth as it could be Perth in Australia or Perth in Scotland, both of which are cities
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level 33
Jul 12, 2016
There's also Perth in Ontario Canada, and a Perth in New York state, and North Dakota! I'm sure there are others too so lets just agree that when there's just the city we go with the obvious most famous one!
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level 72
Jul 9, 2016
Do I get facepalm of the week for not getting DC? Surprised it wasn't Ottawa and then went down the Bahamas / Caribbean route
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level 42
Jul 9, 2016
Pretty sure Dili is closer to Perth than Jakarta
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level 51
Jul 9, 2016
^
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level 45
Sep 8, 2016
Yup. A great circle path between Perth and Dili is 1723 miles, but is 1875 between Perth and Jakarta. At least, between their airports. Source: gcmap.com
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level 76
Jul 10, 2016
I definitely need some coffee. I couldn't figure out why Taiwan wasn't accepted instead of Taipei, why Freeport wasn't accepted instead of Nassau, and I was trying all the British Isle capitals for Perth. And, to start off wrong, I was trying all the state capitals near New York. Forget the coffee, I need a nap.
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level 66
Jul 11, 2016
Dili is closer by about 200 km to Perth than Jakarta is. Also, TIL, Anchorage is essentially equidistant from Washington, Tokyo, and Reykjavík.
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level 69
Aug 14, 2016
Just jumping on the Dili bandwagon - it is indisputably closer than Jakarta.
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level 67
Oct 25, 2016
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level 77
Oct 25, 2016
The City after Mexico is still required on this one.
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level 58
Feb 23, 2017
Dili is closer to Perth than Jakarta.
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level 30
Feb 20, 2019
Bilbao is closer to Madrid than Andorra la Vella? That’s surprising.
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