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World Capitals by a Single Clue #3

We give you one clue: can you name the world capital?
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Last updated: June 05, 2017
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Clue
Capital City
Known as the "City of Lights"
Paris
The "new" part of a metropolis with over 20 million people
New Delhi
Its name ends in -bad
Islamabad
206 kilometers from Montevideo
Buenos Aires
Samsung headquarters can be found here
Seoul
Completely encircled by a different capital city
Vatican City
Northernmost capital in Africa
Tunis
Divided city in the middle of a divided island
Nicosia
It was sacked by the Mongols in 1258, ending the Islamic Golden Age
Baghdad
Founded in 1960, many of its buildings were designed by Oscar Niemeyer
Brasília
Starts with a silent D
Djibouti
One of its most famous landmarks is a 2 foot tall statue of a peeing boy
Brussels
Its metro area includes Espoo, Vantaa, and Kauniainen
Helsinki
Just 80 kilometers south of Helsinki
Tallinn
Al Jazeera is based here
Doha
Located at the confluence of the White Nile and Blue Nile
Khartoum
Its name starts with Z
Zagreb
The U.S. embassy in this city was invaded in 1979
Tehran
Popular name for baby girls in the U.S. in recent years
Sofia
Site of the "Rumble in the Jungle" between Ali and Foreman
Kinshasa
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level 78
Jun 5, 2017
Paris and London also are popular names for girls in the U.S.
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level 68
Jun 6, 2017
So is Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte
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level 72
Jun 6, 2017
Best answer to a comment, ladies and gentlemen.
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level 52
Jun 7, 2017
And Colombo had even its own TV show!
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level 57
Oct 6, 2017
You beat me to it! I've also met plenty of American women named Tegucigalpa.
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level 59
Oct 6, 2017
And Ngerulmud
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level 78
Oct 6, 2017
Dang it, Tramp! You beat me to it. Only I was gonna use Bandar Seri Begawan. :)
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level 66
Oct 7, 2017
Lots of girls named Bangkok and Vatican City as well. I even met a Port-of-Spain recently.
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level 59
Oct 8, 2017
What about my good friends Ouagadougou, Antananarivo, and Ngerulmud?
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level 16
Oct 12, 2017
how about n'djamena
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level 60
Jun 6, 2017
They're used as names, yes. But I wouldn't call them popular.
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level 80
Jun 6, 2017
It's an amazingly difficult question (34% now) and it even is a real name and in the top5 (if not top3) of them charts.
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level 80
Jun 6, 2017
And with "real" I mean it's been around for a while and not something that was reinvented as a name in recent years.
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level 77
Oct 6, 2017
In fact, that is the problem with that question (19% now... and the second least-guessed is at 45%). It seems to ask for a capital that has become a first name, which is not the case of Sofia.
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level 70
Jun 12, 2017
I tried Moe$hqw'a. I wish I was kidding.
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level 71
Oct 6, 2017
Seriously, Victoria too?
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level 75
Oct 6, 2017
My friend named their kid Kingston. I've never told them it's a stupid name.
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level 68
Jun 6, 2017
Is the D in Djibouti really silent? I allways pronounced at as an affricate, with a strong D! at the begining, not as a plain J. But I'm no native speaker...
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level 67
Jun 6, 2017
QRU is now in the running for the 'Golden Nitpick Award' for June 2017....... keep up the good work QRU.
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level 72
Jun 7, 2017
It's not nitpicking ...

One could say it's silent in English, but not in French ...
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level 55
Sep 6, 2017
I agree. The 'j' in English sounds like it start with a d, in Dutch we would write dj because we pronounce the 'j' like a 'y' in English. So if the pronounciation starts with a d-like sound, is it really silent? Or is the 'j' in Djibouti pronounced like a 'y'? It's dubious...
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level 66
Jul 6, 2018
I wouldn't call it silent. It might be French spelling but J in English is a combination of D and ʒ (zh).
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level 72
Jun 7, 2017
I understand this is supposed to be an easy series, but Helsinki mentioned in the next question??
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level 65
Jul 9, 2017
Still, 90% got Tallinn but only 66% got Helsinki (or so are the figures atm).
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level 77
Oct 6, 2017
Also, that's three clues for Helsinki. Giving several cities helps... I would say Kauniainen would be sufficient, as it clearly looks Finnish.
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level 43
Sep 13, 2017
The baby girls name hint can also include Victoria, Seychelles.
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level 43
Sep 13, 2017
Maybe you should add a part of the clue saying it is in eastern Europe so there is no confusion, as that would limit the answer down to one. Someone would be taking it a little too far to accept Athens for Athena.
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level 59
Oct 6, 2017
Bet I wasn't the only one to guess Niamey for the Oscar Niemeyer clue. Completely forgot how new a city Brasilia is
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level 60
Oct 6, 2017
You certainly weren't the only one
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level 60
Oct 6, 2017
I spent my whole life, not believing, but "knowing," that the Rumble in the Jungle took place in Manila. I blame the Mandela effect.
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level 75
Oct 6, 2017
That was the "Thrilla in Manila".
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level 75
Oct 6, 2017
If you liked this quiz try my "World Capitals by a Single Word" quiz. www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/97423/world-capitals-by-a-single-word
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level 70
Oct 6, 2017
Paris is the City of Light (as in enlightenment), not the City of Lights(though there is indeed extensive electric lighting throughout the city).
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level 59
Oct 7, 2017
Did you mean Talsinki?