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Northernmost Capital Cities

Name the most northern capital cities in the world.
Capitals of sovereign nations only, so Edinburgh doesn't count, etc...
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First submittedFebruary 6, 2013
Last updatedAugust 2, 2019
Times taken34,659
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Latitude
Capital
64.13
Reykjavik
60.17
Helsinki
59.95
Oslo
59.44
Tallinn
59.33
Stockholm
56.95
Riga
55.76
Moscow
Latitude
Capital
55.68
Copenhagen
54.68
Vilnius
53.90
Minsk
53.35
Dublin
52.50
Berlin
52.37
Amsterdam
52.23
Warsaw
Latitude
Capital
51.51
London
51.17
Nur-Sultan
50.85
Brussels
50.08
Prague
50.45
Kiev
49.61
Luxembourg
48.86
Paris
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level 76
Apr 20, 2013
easy breezy lemon squeezy
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level 44
Apr 20, 2013
ya
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level 75
Sep 8, 2015
Not for all of us. I'm terrible at world capitals, but thanks to this site I'm getting better...slowly. I only missed four on this one.
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level 41
Apr 20, 2013
Only missed Astana
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level 32
Apr 20, 2013
It's kind of "type in European capitals randomly", fun though...
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level 76
Mar 13, 2015
Typing in the ones that are far north will do you much better than typing randomly.
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level 27
Mar 30, 2017
Yeah
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level 4
Apr 27, 2013
copenhagen is missing i think !!!!!!!!!!
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level 40
May 27, 2013
Haha, wow, the only two I missed were London and Dublin. I hate it when I miss the most obvious ones.
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level 19
Aug 26, 2013
I got all but reykjavik! I kept thinking ottawa!
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level 51
Dec 29, 2013
Hehe, it's funny that as Canadians we don't even think that way - maybe because Ottawa is South of most other things in Canada. For comparison, both Portland and Milan are farther North.
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level 45
Nov 22, 2013
what about Torshavn or Nuuk?
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level 52
Dec 23, 2013
they have to me of soverign nations
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level 43
Feb 23, 2014
Torshavn and Nuuk are the capitals of the Faroe Islands and Greenland which are territories of Denmark therefore not sovereign nations.
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level 72
Jul 13, 2014
They are not territories of Denmark. They are countries in free association with Denmark, having a similar relationship that Palau, Marshall Islands and Federated States of Micronesia's have in their compact of free association with the United States. The US retains defense authority over those countries, just as does Denmark with Greenland and Faroe Islands. So I guess if we allow those three Pacific nations to count as "countries", we ought to do the same with Greenland and Faroe Islands.
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level 75
Sep 8, 2015
I'm curious - who actually decides who is a country and who isn't? Even the UN list seems kind of uncertain.
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level 51
Sep 14, 2015
Thats not the same. Greenland is a part of Denmark as French Guiana is a part of France. Theres a reason we dont consider them countries
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level 48
Jun 13, 2017
@ander217: Jetpunk decides. The quizmaster has more power than you think.
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level 45
Nov 27, 2013
got astana WOOHOO
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level 62
Apr 27, 2014
Can't believe I missed Luxembourg, would have been 21/21 otherwise.
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level 81
May 20, 2014
Kazakhstan was a country I thought of. Just had no idea what the capital was called...
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level 61
May 24, 2014
I missed Paris lol!
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level 36
Oct 14, 2014
Of all the Capitals I could've missed, I missed Dublin -_-
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level 64
Nov 18, 2014
funny! when i went to prague in the summer, it was 96 degrees, hell it was!!
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level 76
Mar 13, 2015
I was in Poland in the summer of 2004 and it was friggin' freezing. At least inland it was. Near the sea it was nice.
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level 76
Nov 23, 2015
When I was last in Reykjavik it was over 20 degrees C in spring, warmer than London at that time, so latitude evidently isn't everything.
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level 56
Dec 19, 2017
Yep. Many other things than latitude, like ocean currents, have an influence on temperatures. Where I come from (66° 32' N) it's not unusual to have temperature as low as -40° C (-40 °F) in the winter time, but then in the summer time it rises to +30° C (86° F). Also changes during the same day might be significant. Warm winds can cause 30 °C increase in a few hours. Record from 2.1.1989 is 36,5°C change from -35,3°C to +1,2°C during that same day.
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level 64
Sep 8, 2015
I was surprised Ulan Bator Mongolia didn't make the cut but I checked the lattitude and was stunned that Paris is slightly more northern. Good quiz!
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level 32
Sep 8, 2015
Missed prague Dublin and copenhagen
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level 71
Sep 8, 2015
I knew the four countries I needed (Estonia, Khazakstan, Latvia, and Lithuania), but I didn't know their capital cities. Time to do some memorization! :)
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level 48
Oct 20, 2016
Kazakhstan. That could cause you trouble.
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level 48
Oct 20, 2016
Very surprising, but Ottawa is further south than Paris
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level 33
Nov 22, 2016
What about Ottowa?
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level 57
Jun 15, 2017
Great Quiz, fairly easy but Astana required some pondering. Got an idea of exactly the same quiz, but here it was already;)) Good that I checked first.
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level 61
Sep 27, 2017
Only one capital in Asia and not in Europe !?!
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level 36
Oct 26, 2017
Tried Ulaanbaatar so I outruled Astana from being on her. How folish of me
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level 50
Dec 15, 2017
Never thought of Astana
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level 58
Dec 15, 2017
Only one non-European one, eh?
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level 34
Dec 18, 2017
90% not bad for first time! Almost got 'em all!
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level 45
Dec 31, 2017
100%!! This quiz is kinda like a "guess a bunch of european capitals and one asian capital"
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level 45
Feb 18, 2018
please accept reykyvik also were is stockholm
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level 50
May 20, 2018
If you like capital city quizzes then try my Capital Cities of different things
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level 34
Oct 7, 2018
Need to include other spelling of Kiev, I typed "Kyiv" and got nothing.
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level 22
Jan 9, 2019
Where is edinburgh on this list?
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level 41
Aug 29, 2019
Almost missed one of them, but still managed to pull it off.