Capitals with the Shortest Names

Try to guess the world capital cities whose names have only 4 or 5 letters.
Quiz by hannina
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Last updated: December 10, 2019
First submittedAugust 11, 2014
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Africa
Letters
Capital
4
Juba
4
Lomé
5
Abuja
5
Accra
5
Cairo
5
Dakar
5
Praia
5
Rabat
5
Tunis
Asia
Letters
Capital
4
Baku
4
Dili
4
Doha
4
Malé
5
Amman
5
Dhaka
5
Hanoi
5
Kabul
5
Sana'a
5
Seoul
5
Tokyo
Europe
Letters
Capital
4
Bern
4
Kiev
4
Oslo
4
Riga
4
Rome
5
Minsk
5
Paris
5
Sofia
5
Vaduz
Oceania
Letters
Capital
4
Apia
4
Suva
5
Yaren
South America
Letters
Capital
4
Lima
5
Sucre/La Paz
5
Quito
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Level 62
Aug 12, 2014
La Paz is a functional Capital (if not official) and widely accepted as well on jetpunk.
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Level 56
Aug 13, 2014
You are right. I added La Paz as an alternative answer with Sucre. I know they are separate cities, but usually on JetPunk you have to know only one of the Bolivian capitals.
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Level 72
Sep 4, 2014
lucky they both have 5 letters :-)
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Level 71
Oct 17, 2014
I got all the 4 letter ones but missed 6 of the 5 letter ones. Good quiz.
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Level 38
Oct 17, 2014
Good quiz!! Missed a few, but that happens, disappointed about Olso the most though
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Level 80
Oct 17, 2014
What about Wien.
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Level 81
Oct 17, 2014
I tried that too but that's right, in English, it has six letters (and since I love Ultravox, I don't mind). The list would be slightly different in any other language (for example, in french : Juba -> Djouba, but Beijing -> Pekin).
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Level 74
Nov 25, 2016
This quiz, in English, has 35 answers, the French version has 37, the

German one has 39 and the

Spanish version has 45 answers!

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Level 80
Nov 25, 2016
Spanish does throw out a lot of extraneous letters. British English likes to add more in.
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Level 64
Nov 25, 2016
True.
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Level 59
Mar 14, 2019
Therroughue.
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Level 67
Aug 30, 2019
If spanish throws out letters, how come it's list is more 25% bigger?
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Level 67
Nov 11, 2019
@kal can you name any capital that has more letter in British English than American English?
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Level 80
Nov 11, 2019
Loundonne?
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Level 67
Mar 19, 2020
@jackinthebox Maybe Lyon? I saw it on an british quizshow a few days ago spelled as Lyons. Not sure if it is common and only a thing British do or americans and other english speakers aswell. It sure stood out to me (I actually thought It cant be Lyon because that doesnt end with an s...)

I suspect Lyons is used in america(n) aswell, since there seems to be a lot of places called that.

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Level 80
Feb 17, 2018
Sorry just felt like being a Wiener
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Level 80
Oct 17, 2014
or Praha
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Level 48
Oct 17, 2014
Great quiz!
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Level 69
Oct 17, 2014
Oh well... only 25. At least I got Vaduz.
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Level 65
Oct 21, 2014
28, this quiz makes you think hahaha
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Level 61
Sep 9, 2016
Missed Kiev and a city I have actually lived in (Dakar), but got Yaren. All right then.
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Level 64
Nov 9, 2017
I got Yaren but missed Paris and Kiev...
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Level 74
Nov 25, 2016
A technical tip for you, if the missing left-hand border bugs you - if you add a blank column to the left of that leftmost column (within that same block), then set that new blank column's borders to zero, the left hand border will reappear - goodness knows why!
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Level 74
Nov 25, 2016
The South American answers aren't in alphabetical order.
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Level 47
Jun 15, 2017
Probably thought of as La Paz/Sucre, But should be changed.
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Level 65
Nov 25, 2016
Missed Amman, and I've stayed there.
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Level 60
Nov 25, 2016
Thought of Amman and dismissed it as too long without trying it - the two Ms make it look longer than it is. Should have just typed it anyway!
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Level 19
Nov 25, 2016
good quiz!! but what about delhi???
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Level 47
Nov 29, 2016
Technically, the capital of India is New Delhi. Delhi proper, however, is significantly larger.
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Level 65
Nov 25, 2016
31 on first try, missed Kabul, Apia, Praia and Yaren. Really fun, hope we see more like this!
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Level 24
Nov 25, 2016
egypt
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Level 24
Nov 26, 2016
Where is Lagos?
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Level 83
Nov 26, 2016
Abuja is the capital.
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Level 55
Nov 27, 2016
I got Yaren but not Paris...
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Level 67
Nov 29, 2016
challenging quiz. Well played.
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Level 54
Feb 25, 2017
I missed one, ...Cairo...
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Level 53
Mar 12, 2017
Nice quiz, I should have done it a few months ago after I had nailed all the world countries and capitals! Bit rusty..
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Level 39
Jul 29, 2017
Wow only one didn't get was Juba
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Level 31
Aug 31, 2017
Great quiz. Didn't get Paris !!!! Duh !!!
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Level 67
Aug 30, 2019
A good one to get a start on learning all the capital. I scored low on this list compared to others ( though I felt I did pretty well before I saw the results haha)

After seeing the answer I recognise several, with different levels of familiarity. But could have gotten atleast 5 more (dakar, tunis, hanoi, vaduz (kept thinking about it, but thought valduz..) and perhaps quito, and on a good day also kabul)

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Level 67
Feb 21, 2020
Went from 15/35 to 25/35 (and have not actively been studying the capitals, more a subliminal learning by coming across them I guess) great improvement happy with that :) I often promote this site to my family, saying that it's good for their brain function, plus even if your are bad at learning, there is always sóme information that sticks.

the ones I missed and might currently think of are amman (thought of it, right on the timer) kabul, praia and sana'a

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Level 67
Mar 19, 2020
Forgot I recently took it ! (do remember the comment from 2019 though...) apparently my brain does not allways function well haha (Though my health was extremely bad end of februari, everything was hazy anyway, must be part of it. Though not the first comment I see from myself on this site I can't remember, though usually much longer time has passed)

got 31/35 now. Missed all oceania and praia. I guess part of my brains dó work. (who knows where I'd be without this site... often can;t remember most about the week, what I have done or who I have seen. But things on this site I dó remember. Not sure if it is a short/long term memory thing ( couldn't tell you in this case which is which..) but more an event/fact thing? Facts stick events not so much.

Sorry about rambling on, will probably have forgotten I did so in about an hour...

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Level 65
Nov 11, 2019
Good quiz! Not only challenging, but makes you look at things from a different perspective. Thumbs up!
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Level 34
Nov 12, 2019
Alger ?
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Level 64
Nov 12, 2019
algiers*
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Level 55
Nov 14, 2019
Yaren is not actually a capital, it is just the largest city in Nauru, which as no capital
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Level 32
Dec 1, 2019
My country’s capital was so close to being on the list if it had 6 letters XD
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Level 55
Feb 25, 2020
i was thinking abuja but for some reason instantly decided that it has 6 letters
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Level 50
Mar 6, 2020
I missed Baku, Vaduz, and Male. I thought about all the countries around them so I am disappointed in myself and my self-esteem has dropped. Great quiz though!