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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Last updated: August 2, 2019
First submittedFebruary 6, 2013
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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 80
Apr 20, 2013
easy breezy lemon squeezy
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Level 44
Apr 20, 2013
ya
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Level 78
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 43
Dec 27, 2019
It's called "Nur-Sultan" now
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Level 56
Mar 22, 2020
It wasn't when the parent comment commented this
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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 80
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 42
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 39
Apr 17, 2020
Yes. Wrong side of the continent! I missed Dublin too. Stupid islands.
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Level 19
Aug 26, 2013
I got all but reykjavik! I kept thinking ottawa!
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Level 55
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 49
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 74
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 78
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 53
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 47
Jun 13, 2017
@ander217: Jetpunk decides. The quizmaster has more power than you think.
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Level 44
Nov 27, 2013
got astana WOOHOO
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Level 65
Apr 27, 2014
Can't believe I missed Luxembourg, would have been 21/21 otherwise.
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Level 82
May 20, 2014
Kazakhstan was a country I thought of. Just had no idea what the capital was called...
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Level 66
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 43
Jan 5, 2020
me too! Dublin was the only one i missed
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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 80
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 77
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 49
Jan 19, 2020
I heard once that Reykjavik has warmer average temperatures in winter than New York which blew my mind a little.
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Level 68
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 47
Apr 19, 2020
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
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Level 31
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 47
Oct 20, 2016
Kazakhstan. That could cause you trouble.
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Level 47
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 19
Dec 21, 2019
It’s further south than paris
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Level 58
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 60
Sep 27, 2017
Only one capital in Asia and not in Europe !?!
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Level 67
Nov 17, 2019
Yea I guess they should call it northern civilisation, not western civilisation.
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Level 35
Oct 26, 2017
Tried Ulaanbaatar so I outruled Astana from being on her. How folish of me
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Level 57
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 49
Feb 18, 2018
please accept reykyvik also were is stockholm
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Level 57
May 20, 2018
If you like capital city quizzes then try my Capital Cities of different things
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Level 40
Oct 7, 2018
Need to include other spelling of Kiev, I typed "Kyiv" and got nothing.
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Level 58
Dec 23, 2019
Yes, please. I've said Kyiv my entire life.
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Level 22
Jan 9, 2019
Where is edinburgh on this list?
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Level 67
Nov 17, 2019
In the description.
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Level 65
Aug 29, 2019
Almost missed one of them, but still managed to pull it off.
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Level 68
Sep 22, 2019
So Nur-Sultan made the list, but not Trumpington, D.C. (similar naming convention)
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Level 50
Oct 25, 2019
Yes, because this asks for countries, not random things like that. That’s like saying Aberdeen isn’t here for Aberdeenshire.
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Level 65
Dec 23, 2019
I think ing's point is that Nur-Sultan is not the real name of the capital, which was renamed from Astana to Nur-Sultan in honor of its egomaniacal president. Either way, the official name of the city now is Nur-Sultan.
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Level 58
Dec 23, 2019
Whoosh!
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Level 50
Dec 11, 2019
Missed Minsk, Prague, and Astana. I legit just typed every European capital xD
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Level 56
Dec 23, 2019
What about ulaanbaatar?
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Level 80
Dec 23, 2019
Barely misses at 47.92°N.
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Level 80
Dec 23, 2019
It seems you have Kiev and Prague out of order.
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Level 49
Jan 17, 2020
almost missed moscow
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Level 44
Apr 14, 2020
Wait, is Paris more north than Ottawa?
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Level 87
Aug 23, 2020
I'm always surprised when I actually look at a world map, instead of just relying on my feeble memory, and see how far north much of Europe is compared with North America and Asia. For example, reading about some of the winter hardships endured by soldiers during the Korean War, it amazes me when I see on the map that Pyongyang and Seoul are actually at about the same latitude as southern Italy. Obviously, as others have noted, latitude isn't everything.
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Level 32
Sep 10, 2020
Edinburgh IS a capital, Scotland IS a country.