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Top Five Capitals By Category #2

Name the highest-ranked national capitals in each of the following categories.
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Last updated: August 2, 2019
First submittedJanuary 15, 2018
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Most Spanish
Speakers
Mexico City
Buenos Aires
Lima
Bogota
Santiago
 
Furthest from Any
Other Capital
Canberra
Wellington
Dili
Ngerulmud
Reykjavik
 
Most Embassies
Brussels
Washington D.C.
London
Beijing
Berlin
Most Arabic
Speakers
Cairo
Baghdad
Amman
Algiers
Damascus
 
Busiest Container
Ports
Singapore
(Sri Kotte / Colombo)
Jakarta
Tokyo
Manila
 
First Alphabetically
Abu Dhabi
Abuja
Accra
Addis Ababa
Algiers
Hottest Average
Temperature
Khartoum
Niamey
N'Djamena
Bamako
Ouagadougou
 
Most Olympics Hosted
(Through 2024)
London
Paris
Athens
Beijing
Tokyo
 
Most Livable
Vienna
Copenhagen
Amsterdam
Berlin
Bern
Coldest Average
Temperature
Ulaanbaatar
Nur-Sultan
Reykjavik
Oslo
Moscow
 
Ranked by Height
of Tallest Building
Taipei
Kuala Lumpur
Kuwait City
Riyadh
Abu Dhabi
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level 86
Jan 14, 2018
Um, since when is Auckland a capital?
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level 76
Jan 14, 2018
January 14, 2018, a small militia from Auckland stormed Wellington and burned down the New Zealand Parliament. Declaring himself dictator, David Jones declared Auckland his new capital. The Union Jack was immediately removed from all New Zealand flags, and all portraits of the Queen were placed in boxes and left by the curb for garbage pickup on Wednesday morning. "Auckland, That Funny Little Town" was declared the new national anthem. President Jones' basement became New Zealand's New Parliament Building, and the new constitution was stored in a locker, known as Davy Jones' Locker. The complete takeover of New Zealand, and transition of the capital from Wellington to Auckland, took place in less than 24 hours and was accomplished with no fatalities by only a small unarmed invasion force and a few ill-tempered sheep. Sea bass, and sharks with fricken lasers on their heads were rumoured, but never identified.
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level 69
Jan 15, 2018
Long live Davey Jones
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level 67
Feb 6, 2018
Keep taking the medicine!
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level 69
Jan 14, 2018
Auckland and Ho Chi Minh City are not capitals!
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level ∞
Jan 14, 2018
Well, you know, like, they should be!
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level 67
Feb 6, 2018
Is that the next quiz, cities that should be capitals but aren't?
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level 73
Jun 22, 2018
Mallaby, that's actually a good idea.
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level 56
Jan 15, 2018
Interesting that the capital cities of other Pacific countries are so close to each other that aren't on the list.
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level 73
Jan 17, 2018
What does most livable mean?

I followed the link from that quiz to the Mercer site but it didn't help much..
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level 67
Jan 17, 2018
It seems to mean "Western European." I think it's a combination of factors, income, life expectancy, crime (or lack there of), standard and availability of health care, Social Security, stable (and non extreme) government etc etc
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level 61
Feb 21, 2018
A lot of Central European cities make this top 5 but if you look at the actual Mercer ranking you'll see cities like Auckland and Vancouver within the top 5. This sentence from the Mercer website may help to clarify what they actually mean: "Mercer is the leading provider of data on quality of living for employees sent to work abroad.". Some factors they name are "climate, disease and sanitation standards, ease of communications, and physical remoteness".
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level 73
Mar 6, 2018
I always find these metrics suspicious, I can see that there are all sorts of potential problems with them - who decides what is the best climate, how to quantify stability of the government or how much weight in the score should be given to income compared to sanitation standards? Even when the algorithm has been decided on, it must be incredibly difficult getting accurate, unbiased data which is subjected to the same marking criterion and severity across the board

I suppose that just because it can't be completely objective doesn't mean it's not entirely futile attempting to do this, but I still tend to think that 'I can prove anything with statistics except the truth' is especially apt in these tables
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level 61
Aug 8, 2019
Climate yea, that is hard to decide (besides the extremes, which have an impact on every day living).

But I think we can all agree that hunger and diseases should be low, that is a pretty straightforward line. And acces to education.

It is hard to quantify though. Like you say one list of statistic can give a different view than another ( like the age range of people tested/question)

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level 67
Jun 15, 2018
I feel like I'm missing something... Shouldn't Dubai be No. 1 in the last category? Since the Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world?
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level 49
Jun 15, 2018
Dubai isn't a capital city though, the capital of the UAE is Abu Dhabi not Dubai.
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level 61
Aug 8, 2019
I always mix up abu dabi, dubai, darfur and dakar... Al those d's an a's ;)
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level 72
Jul 8, 2018
Any mnemonic tips for spelling Ngerulmud?
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level 73
Jun 26, 2019
I dunno, maybe 'aNGER? U'L MUDdle through'. Or something
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level 65
May 15, 2019
What about the Lotte World Tower in Seoul, South Korea for tallest skyscrapers?