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Australian Capitals

Name the capital cities of the Australian states and territories.
Quite easy if you are from Australia
Not including external territories
2018 population estimates
Quiz by peskychocolatedevil
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Last updated: December 25, 2019
First submittedNovember 20, 2014
Times taken16,454
Rating4.78
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State or Territory
Population
City
New South Wales
5,230,330
Sydney
Victoria
4,936,349
Melbourne
Queensland
2,462,637
Brisbane
Western Australia
2,059,484
Perth
South Australia
1,345,777
Adelaide
Australian Capital Territory
457,563
Canberra
Tasmania
232,606
Hobart
Northern Territory
148,564
Darwin
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Level 58
Jun 12, 2016
a.k.a name as many major Aussie cities as you can :D
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Level 78
Jun 12, 2016
Well that was much easier than I expected... start with Canberra.. then name every large city in Australia I could think of + Hobart because I knew that was right and Darwin since nothing else is up there... didn't even have to use backspace.
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Level 17
Jun 13, 2016
My name is Nicole, and I'm fourteen years old. This is my 1st time, that I've done this quiz, and I had 8/8 correct, with 1:9 remaining. In my class I'm nicknamed ,,The Worldmap", because everyone says, that I'm extremely good, at countries and capitals. I can do 168 countries and 121 capitals out of 196 nations. (Without Google searching.)
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Level 78
Jun 14, 2016
but not so good with commas?
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Level 62
Jun 16, 2016
Oh snap! :)
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Level 58
Feb 13, 2020
I'm 15 and I know all 196 countries and capitals
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Level 64
Sep 5, 2016
You may be "The Worldmap" but you might need to retake English class and learn how to use commas.
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Level 50
Jan 27, 2020
So might you: This comment ought to read. "You may be "The Worldmap," but you might need to retake English class and learn how to use commas." You missed a comma after Worldmap.
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Level 55
Sep 26, 2016
good job but your comment sounds a bit like something a sentient robot would type
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Level 67
Jun 5, 2017
I think that's why the username is TechNicole.
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Level 68
Oct 28, 2016
Well done Nicole, all these people making petty remarks about punctuation would not have been able to keep up with you when they were fourteen.,,,,,,,,,,,,,, (Added a few commas to keep them happy)
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Level 65
Apr 7, 2017
Well I'm 9 years old and I can name 256 countries
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Level 32
Jan 26, 2020
256 countries!? Man I didn't we creating 40 imaginary countries just for you! One "special" snowflake aren't ya?
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Level 28
Jan 26, 2020
Well I'm -5 years old and I can name precisely 98790 countries with seven hours of time left
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Level 42
Jan 27, 2020
Banana, it's obviously a joke
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Level 65
Mar 25, 2020
Frankly I'm just happy he chose a sweet power of 2
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Level 56
May 23, 2017
Con-Faking-gradulations. You are a special snowflake.
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Level 53
Jan 26, 2020
"Congratulations". It's spelled with a "t" not a "d".
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Level 23
Oct 20, 2017
While nobody likes a bragger, no need to be so harsh to a 14yo...
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Level 42
Jan 27, 2020
agreed
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Level 39
Jan 26, 2020
Let me preface this by saying that I am thirteen. Even taking age into account, this reads like any other brag comment on jetpunk. The petty replies about how you "need to retake english class" are however unwarranted. I'm glad that you're invested in geography. :)
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Level 77
Jan 26, 2020
Good for you, Nicole. I'm a grandmother and I have lots of trouble remembering world capitals. Just remember that by the time you're my age, it's likely that several of those countries and capitals will have changed names, possibly more than once. It makes it hard for us oldsters to keep up, so enjoy it while you can. :)
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Level 35
Jan 26, 2020
Typically in any group of people if you make it known that you know more than they do about something you are forever branded a one-upper. Must be a private school or something for them to compliment you.
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Level 59
Jan 26, 2020
Nice! That's really impressive! Keep going!
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Level 50
Jan 27, 2020
So many petty and unpleasant responses to a very innocuous comment. I thought Jetpunk was better than this.
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Level 42
Jan 27, 2020
Jetpunk is better than this, but it's just each person making one response, and there's a lot of people making responses.
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Level 26
Mar 23, 2020
Won't be long before you get to the 196. My capitals leave a lot to be desired sadly but anyway. Also, don't let what these people said about your grammar affect you too much. Just take it as something to work on.
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Level 39
Jun 13, 2016
These are pretty much the only cities I know in Australia lol
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Level 53
Oct 13, 2016
done in 13 seconds. Am Australian
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Level 52
Feb 4, 2017
Done in 12 :)
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Level 57
Oct 12, 2019
Took me 27, but I wasn't really trying. I didn't look up at all until I blanked on Hobart, lol.
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Level 40
Jan 27, 2020
15 seconds and am 13 y/o Scot
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Level 56
May 23, 2017
Thought I might maybe get 1 or 2. Got all 8. Man, Australian capitals are so straight forward, unlike the states. If it wasn't the capital nobody outside of Carson City would know what it is. Same deal with things like Jefferson City, or Baton Rouge, etc. Alright my rant is over.
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Level 67
Jun 5, 2017
There are 50 state capitals in USA and only 8 in Australia, and I'm pretty sure there are plenty of people in the world (including most Americans) who haven't heard of all the Australian capitals either.
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Level 71
Oct 17, 2018
Yeah, but the point here is that the Australian capitals are the biggest cities in the area whereas US capitals are more often smaller cities. In Australia knowing the 10 biggest cities gives you the capitals. In the US you need much more than the 50 biggest cities to cover all capitals.
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Level 60
Jun 9, 2017
easy, it's just the biggest cities.
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Level 63
Jan 26, 2020
No, actually, it's not. The biggest cities, I mean. It is easy.
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Level 42
Jan 27, 2020
Uh, yes it is, the Capital of each state/territory is the biggest city in its respective state/territory.
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Level 23
Oct 20, 2017
Free points.
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Level 54
May 31, 2018
How is it the one I live closest to was the last one I answered?
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Level 48
Dec 19, 2018
Interesting that more people got Perth than Melbourne.
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Level 66
Jan 26, 2020
Interesting that Canberra is only 4th best guessed
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Level 77
Jan 26, 2020
I hesitated at that one because knowing it's the national capital I assumed it wouldn't also be a state capital, but it's the only thing I could think of so I tried it.
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Level 58
Jan 26, 2020
The Australian Capital Territory is just like the District of Columbia. It only has Canberra in it, so Canberra perforce is its capital.
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Level 60
May 12, 2019
Australia makes sense: the capitals are actually the largest cities!
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Level 51
Jan 26, 2020
Happy Australia Day!
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Level 42
Jan 27, 2020
One day late for me but yes!
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Level 53
Jan 26, 2020
I'm honestly shocked that Canberra has more than 1000 people living in it (the pollies and their families)
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Level 18
Jan 28, 2020
I maneged it in 20 seconds