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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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Last updated: September 15, 2022
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First submittedFebruary 6, 2013
Times taken80,599
Average score81.0%
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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
Astana
50.85
Brussels
50.08
Prague
50.45
Kyiv
49.61
Luxembourg
48.86
Paris
89 Comments
+36
Level 82
Apr 20, 2013
easy breezy lemon squeezy
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Level 37
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 29
Oct 21, 2021
same
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Level 34
Apr 20, 2013
Only missed Astana
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Level 46
Dec 27, 2019
It's called "Nur-Sultan" now
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Level 64
Mar 22, 2020
It wasn't when the parent comment commented this
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Level 33
May 11, 2023
and now it's astana again
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Level 55
Feb 2, 2022
imagine that washington d.c. changes his name in biden only because his president wants. kazakh peoples still call it astana
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Level 58
Mar 7, 2022
Cool

You said that over 6 years after the original comment

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Level 44
Nov 13, 2022
It's called Astana now
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Level 27
Apr 20, 2013
It's kind of "type in European capitals randomly", fun though...
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Level 82
Mar 13, 2015
Typing in the ones that are far north will do you much better than typing randomly.
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Level 24
Mar 30, 2017
Yeah
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Level 57
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 56
Apr 17, 2020
Yes. Wrong side of the continent! I missed Dublin too. Stupid islands.
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Level 16
Aug 26, 2013
I got all but reykjavik! I kept thinking ottawa!
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Level 62
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 68
Feb 27, 2021
My goodness you're right.
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Level 72
Jun 26, 2021
majority of Canadians live as far south as Spain
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Level 78
Oct 20, 2021
I believe 80% of Canadians live within 100 kilometres of the southern border.
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Level 20
May 10, 2023
true, North, and free: the north is probably just there because its really cold here.
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Level 43
Nov 27, 2013
got astana WOOHOO
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Level 66
Apr 27, 2014
Can't believe I missed Luxembourg, would have been 21/21 otherwise.
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Level 77
May 20, 2014
Kazakhstan was a country I thought of. Just had no idea what the capital was called...
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Level 27
Dec 14, 2020
Disadvantageously for you, the capital has changed its name again since you wrote this comment!
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Level 58
Mar 7, 2022
Nice

Question

How did you find this comment necessary

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Level 60
May 10, 2023
Luckily, the old name is still acceptable.
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Level 20
May 10, 2023
Now its Nur Sultan
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Level 70
May 24, 2014
I missed Paris lol!
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Level 34
Oct 14, 2014
Of all the Capitals I could've missed, I missed Dublin -_-
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Level 74
Jan 5, 2020
me too! Dublin was the only one i missed
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Level 71
Nov 18, 2014
funny! when i went to prague in the summer, it was 96 degrees, hell it was!!
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Level 82
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 83
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 55
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 69
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 45
Apr 19, 2020
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
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Level 32
Sep 8, 2015
Missed prague Dublin and copenhagen
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Level 68
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 68
Oct 20, 2016
Kazakhstan. That could cause you trouble.
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Level 68
Oct 20, 2016
Very surprising, but Ottawa is further south than Paris
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Level 32
Nov 22, 2016
What about Ottowa?
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Level 18
Dec 21, 2019
It’s further south than paris
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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 65
Sep 27, 2017
Only one capital in Asia and not in Europe !?!
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Level 70
Nov 17, 2019
Yea I guess they should call it northern civilisation, not western civilisation.
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Level 44
Oct 26, 2017
Tried Ulaanbaatar so I outruled Astana from being on her. How folish of me
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Level 59
Dec 15, 2017
Never thought of Astana
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Level 62
Dec 15, 2017
Only one non-European one, eh?
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Level 29
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 59
Feb 18, 2018
please accept reykyvik also were is stockholm
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Level 59
May 20, 2018
If you like capital city quizzes then try my

Capital Cities of different things

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Level 53
Oct 7, 2018
Need to include other spelling of Kiev, I typed "Kyiv" and got nothing.
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Level 62
Dec 23, 2019
Yes, please. I've said Kyiv my entire life.
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Level 21
Jan 9, 2019
Where is edinburgh on this list?
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Level 70
Nov 17, 2019
In the description.
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Level 63
Aug 29, 2019
Almost missed one of them, but still managed to pull it off.
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Level 72
Sep 22, 2019
So Nur-Sultan made the list, but not Trumpington, D.C. (similar naming convention)
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Level 69
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 67
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 60
May 10, 2023
Not that Washington D.C. would be on here irregardless of its name.
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Level 48
Dec 11, 2019
Missed Minsk, Prague, and Astana. I legit just typed every European capital xD
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Level 75
Oct 20, 2021
It's legit strange that you didn't get Minsk and Prague then.
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Level 78
Dec 23, 2019
What about ulaanbaatar?
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Level 85
Dec 23, 2019
Barely misses at 47.92°N.
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Level 85
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 50
Apr 14, 2020
Wait, is Paris more north than Ottawa?
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Level 93
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 36
Sep 10, 2020
Edinburgh IS a capital, Scotland IS a country.
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Level 75
Oct 20, 2021
It's a regional capital within the nation state that is the UK. It's recognised as a sovereign capital by precisely no one. Please, don't let your ideology run counter to simple reality.
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Level 75
Oct 20, 2021
Username doesn't check out.
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Level 46
Feb 27, 2021
Really expected Ulaanbaatar 🙆🏼‍♂️
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Level 55
Jul 29, 2021
Great quiz!
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Level 84
Oct 20, 2021
The Gherkin looks so lonely in the quiz picture. Tons more skyscrapers around there now.
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Level 36
Oct 20, 2021
Dublin and London higher than Canada’s capital? I am confused.
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Level 65
Oct 20, 2021
Ottawa is pretty much on the same line as Bern and Vienna. Washington and Lisbon are also on the same line.
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Level 67
Aug 5, 2022
The gulf stream keeps Europe warmer than the expected for the latitude.
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Level 29
Oct 21, 2021
Ohhh I thought we where naming countrys with the capitals
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Level 57
Mar 28, 2022
I missed London i feel so stupid especially because i got Dublin and everything else
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Level 20
May 10, 2023
I has to pause to look at a world map and look a Dublin,

Amsterdam, and Brussels

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Level 17
May 11, 2023
I would've thought Ottowa would be up there but I guess not, Cool quiz!
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Level 65
May 27, 2023
why ulaanbaatar isnt here...
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Level 55
Apr 16, 2024
I got all of them!
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Level 44
May 11, 2024
After so many long hours of spelling Reykjavik wrong I know how to spell it now