U.S. State Capital Superlatives - Top 2

For each selected category, name the state capital that ranks either #1 or #2.
Answer must correspond to the yellow box
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Last updated: May 27, 2018
First submittedJanuary 24, 2018
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Category
Capitals
Closest to Canada
Juneau | Montpelier
Closest to Mexico
Phoenix | Austin
Closest to Europe
Augusta | Concord
Not reachable by car
Juneau | Honolulu
Most populous (city proper)
Phoenix | Austin
Least populous (city proper)
Montpelier | Pierre
Southernmost
Honolulu | Austin
Northernmost
Juneau | Olympia
Easternmost
Augusta | Boston
Westernmost
Honolulu | Juneau
Category
Capitals
Highest elevation
Santa Fe | Cheyenne
First to be founded
Santa Fe | Boston
First alphabetically
Albany | Annapolis
Last alphabetically
Topeka | Trenton
Most snow
Montpelier | Augusta
Most precipitation
Juneau | Baton Rouge
Least precipitation
Phoenix | Carson City
Highest % Hispanic
Santa Fe | Phoenix
Highest % Asian
Honolulu | Sacramento
Highest % African American
Jackson | Montgomery
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Level 72
Jan 24, 2018
Also, Montgomery not accepted.

This was interesting though- despite Juneau or Honolulu being the answer for 7/20 of them (plus both for 2 of them)

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Level ∞
Jan 24, 2018
It's always the case on these superlative quizzes. Alaska and Hawaii are the "weirdest" states.
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Level 87
Apr 28, 2018
Arguing the Not Reachable by Car question.

1. That's not a superlative.

2. You most certainly can drive to Juneau from the mainland US.

3. Honolulu is definitely accessible by car from any other city on the island of Oahu. Google Maps say it's over an hour from Kawela Bay.

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Level ∞
May 27, 2018
Google maps is telling me to take a ferry to Juneau. The question seems to be correct from a common sense standpoint.
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Level 81
Jun 3, 2018
Google Maps once told me to turn left off a steep cliff.
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Level 78
Jun 3, 2018
It is not possible to drive to Juneau, unless you count driving your car onto a ferry elsewhere first. There's only a couple of roads out of town, and they all end abruptly with no option but to turn around and go back the way you came.
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Level 63
May 4, 2021
Google Maps once told me to enter a highway from the wrong direction.
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Level 85
May 4, 2021
Google Maps once told me to drink a bottle of bleach.
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Level 22
May 6, 2021
You can go through Canada to Alaska but Hawaii is surrounded by oceans on all sides so only Hawaii would work.
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Level 67
Jun 3, 2018
Used to live in Juneau. Nope, no roads lead to Juneau.
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Level 52
May 4, 2021
the opposite of rome
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Level 84
Jul 3, 2019
One would think it should be most undrivable; possibly because there are no roads or possibly because you would have to leave the country and go through Canada even if there were.
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Level 43
May 11, 2020
Honolulu's status as a consolidated city-county which administers the entire island makes this somewhat debatable but I think it is clear enough that it just means that it is not connected to the rest of the country by road regardless
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Level 34
May 22, 2018
Denver is literally called the mile high city...
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Level 61
Jun 3, 2018
which is a nominal 5280'. Most of Santa Fe, NM sits above 7000'.
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Level 62
May 26, 2018
Austin is more populous than Indianapolis. It even says this on JetPunk's "Most Populous State Capitals Quiz".
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Level ∞
May 27, 2018
Fixed. Can't believe no one else mentioned it.
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Level 72
May 4, 2021
Also better barbecue.
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Level 65
Jun 3, 2018
Wow, pretty much the only state capitals I knew were for Hawaii, Alaska, California, New Mexico, Texas, New York and Massachusetts, so that gave me 14/20 right there!
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Level 78
Jun 3, 2018
I'm American and missed two, but sadly I only know the names of three cities in New Zealand - Aukland, Wellington, and Christchurch, so you are better than me by far. (Do you have the equivalent of states there?)
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Level 37
Jun 3, 2018
great quiz
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Level 82
Jun 3, 2018
Sad that none of the capitals of any of the states I've lived in made it. Oh well. Guess they're all too ordinary. Came darn close on most populous, though!
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Level 14
Jun 3, 2018
Good Quiz!
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Level 25
Jun 3, 2018
Good quiz! Would you consider doing the same quiz, but with Canadian capitals?
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Level ∞
Apr 25, 2021
Probably not since there are only 13 to choose from.
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Level 83
Jul 29, 2018
Great quiz, not just a rote list of top 20 such and so.
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Level 55
Oct 2, 2018
Wow!

I didn't know it snows less in Juneau than in Montpelier!!!

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Level 60
May 4, 2021
You need that gulf stream bringing warm air for nice clouds and storms.
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Level 66
May 7, 2021
Juneau gets a lot of rain at sea level due to the "warm" ocean. However, the mountains around it get so much snow that glaciers hang all over them. Juneau almost certainly wins in the "most likely to get hit by an avalanche" category. Chutes wipe out trees all the way down to the sea.
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Level 27
May 4, 2021
I got them all right on the first try because I'M THE WIZ AND NOOOOOOOOBODY BEATS ME
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Level 62
May 4, 2021
"Highest elevation" and "Last alphabetically" were tough... glad I was able to get them! Great quiz