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World Capitals by a Single Clue #2

Can you name these national capitals based on a single clue?
Answer must match the yellow box!
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Last updated: November 26, 2023
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First submittedJune 5, 2017
Times taken36,644
Average score50.0%
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Clue
Capital City
Divided by a wall until 1989
Berlin
Founded by Francisco Pizarro in 1535
Lima
Home to Europe's most successful professional soccer club
Madrid
Based on a 1791 design by French architect Charles L'Enfant
Washington D.C.
Hans Christian Andersen lived here
Copenhagen
Where Guinness beer comes from
Dublin
One of the two most populous metro areas in Africa
Cairo
The world's oldest stock exchange was founded here in 1602
Amsterdam
Its name comes from the Algonquin language
Ottawa
City-state with a population of about 6 million
Singapore
Lies 120 kilometers inland from the port city of Valparaíso
Santiago
In 2018, the United States became the first country to have an embassy in this Asian capital
Jerusalem
Capital of the Umayyad Caliphate from 661 to 750
Damascus
It bordered U.S. territory from 1903 to 1979
Panama City
Has the most billionaires per capita of any capital city
Monaco
Located on the north coast of Lake Victoria
Kampala
Its metro area includes Quezon City
Manila
This inland Asian city is the world's coldest capital
Ulaanbaatar
Site of many protests against Nicolas Maduro
Caracas
Everest climbers usually fly into this city
Kathmandu
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Level 71
Jun 6, 2017
These are good quizzes, enjoyable to do.
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Level 72
Jun 8, 2017
Either i'm really dumb or these are bloody tough, but so far I haven't got over 50% and looking at some of the answers I would NEVER have got them.
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Level 43
Mar 4, 2019
You're not dumb, they were difficult, it just takes a little studying.
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Level 76
Jun 8, 2017
Bruges opened its stock exchange in 1309, nearly 200 years before Amsterdam. From Wikipedia's entry for Bruges: This [port] development opened not only the trade in spices from the Levant, but also advanced commercial and financial techniques and a flood of capital that soon took over the banking of Bruges. The Bourse opened in 1309 (most likely the first stock exchange in the world) and developed into the most sophisticated money market of the Low Countries in the 14th century.
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Level 82
Oct 28, 2020
But the question doesn't say "the first stock exchange in the world", it says "the world's oldest stock exchange". That implies that the stock exchange in question still exists, so Amsterdam is the correct answer.
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Level 73
Oct 28, 2020
Also, Bruges is not a capital.
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Level 58
Oct 28, 2020
the also is not necessary, the clues are for all places, the answers are just the cities.
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Level 56
Sep 5, 2017
Trying to think of Israel as Asian will get every time
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Level 88
Sep 5, 2017
Wow, harder than I thought it would be!
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Level 82
Sep 5, 2017
thought of Panama with 2 seconds to go but couldn't type it fast enough. Only one I missed...
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Level 63
Sep 5, 2017
Try finger yoga before typing.
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Level 76
Sep 5, 2017
Great quiz but much harder than I expected!
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Level 65
Sep 5, 2017
Does Pyongyang have a foreign embassy in it? Really interesting to get some info about it.
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Level 78
Sep 5, 2017
Looks like there are actually a fair number of embassies in Pyongyang. Surprising. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_diplomatic_missions_in_North_Korea
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Level 73
Sep 5, 2017
Worst. Diplomatic. Assignment. Ever.
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Level 72
Oct 31, 2020
The restaurants have decent dog soup.
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Level 37
May 17, 2018
Time to change the Jerusalem clue. Trump has moved the US Embassy to Jerusalem.
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Level ∞
Aug 11, 2020
Updated.
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Level 74
Oct 28, 2020
Guatemala moved its embassy to Jerusalem only a few days later, so the US is not the only country having their embassy there.
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Level 43
Mar 4, 2019
I don't know how I didn't get Jerusalem, that's so obvious :/
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Level 57
Nov 1, 2020
There's something about the "Middle East" being on the extreme west of Asia that gets me every time.
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Level 75
Mar 28, 2024
"Middle East" depends on having Europe as your starting point - in history, in geography, in life...
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Level 68
Oct 9, 2020
Was disappointed after only getting 12, but apparently most didn't get much more than I did.
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Level 64
Oct 28, 2020
Really had to wrack my brain on Panama City. Great clue!
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Level 61
Oct 29, 2020
Protests against Maduro. Funny you didn't mention the protests for Maduro that were two to three times larger. Keep watching neoliberal American media! Nice quiz anyway.
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Level 72
Oct 31, 2020
Maybe if "non government-sponsored" was added to the clue...
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Level 75
Mar 28, 2024
Oh - those protests are very much government-sponsored. Just not by the Venezuelan government.
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Level 66
Oct 30, 2020
20/20 with 1:13 left. Not that hard
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Level 67
Oct 31, 2020
Could we accept "Panama" ? Here we use the same name for the country and the city, so I just never think of typing the whole "Panama City" and I went like "Okay, maybe Tegucigalpa? No, then maybe Guatemala? Neither… Let's try Port-au-Prince?" and so on. :'(
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Level 87
Dec 30, 2020
Panama is definitely accepted, you spelled it wrong.
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Level 35
Nov 1, 2020
Guatemala has its embassy also in Jerusalem.
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Level 74
Feb 5, 2021
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Level ∞
Nov 26, 2023
Updated
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Level 66
Jan 15, 2021
I missed Panama. I lived in the Canal Zone, one block from the city. Took pictures of Torrijos' victory parade when he brought the signed treaty back from U.S. in 1978......Surely I get the prize for dumbest miss ever......Or maybe I'm just tired, stressful times we're living in!
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Level 68
May 11, 2022
Could have done with more time. They aren't all "either you know it or you don't" kind of questions, some can be worked out with a little thought.
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Level 88
Jun 5, 2022
Funny way to define Caracas. I have witnessed many political marches in favour of Maduro as well as against. Clearly Americans have never forgiven the Venezuelans for daring to nationalise their own natural resources and elect a socialist government.

This ultimately is the motivation for the continuous demonisation of Venezuela, and even JetPunk quiz setters contribute in their own small way.

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Level ∞
Nov 26, 2023
Imagine demonstrating in favor of a dictator. But I suppose it probably does happen.

In any case, I wish that my quizzes could help free Venezuelans from the regime which has deprived them of their freedom and led to the highest rate of absolute poverty in the Western Hemisphere.

But sadly, there's nothing a quiz can do on that front.

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Level 69
Sep 8, 2023
I'm very pleased with myself to get 100% on this quiz.

It took me a minute to get Panama City. I kept asking myself what happened in 1979? Then I asked myself who was President then. Of course, "Give them Carter, keep the Canal" or however that slogan went.

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Level 62
Dec 6, 2023
It' called football, not soccer