World Capitals Deepest in Country's Territory

Can you guess the capital cities with the greatest distance from their country's borders, the sea or international lakes?
Thanks to scambigol for the quiz idea.
Quiz by georgekotz
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Last updated: August 2, 2019
First submittedSeptember 23, 2017
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km
Continent
Capital
872
South America
Brasilia
401
Europe
Moscow
397
Africa
Addis Ababa
373
Africa
Khartoum
364
Asia
Riyadh
355
Africa
Abuja
339
South America
Bogota
336
Africa
Dodoma
km
Continent
Capital
319
South America
Sucre
291
Asia
Nur-Sultan
280
Asia
New Delhi
263
Africa
Windhoek
246
Europe
Madrid
246
North America
Mexico City
212
Africa
Pretoria
195
Asia
Ulaanbaatar
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Level 72
Sep 23, 2017
Thanks for the quiz and thanks for the mention!
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Level 72
Sep 23, 2017
Like it :)
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Level 62
Sep 24, 2017
Great quiz!
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Level 71
Sep 26, 2017
Thanks! I appreciate your feedback! :)
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Level 59
Nov 28, 2017
Damn good quiz
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Level 71
Nov 29, 2017
This is great. It really should be featured!
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Level 80
Dec 6, 2017
nice quiz, georgios
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Level 71
Dec 7, 2017
Efharisto, kal! :)
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Level 61
Feb 26, 2018
Great quiz. I missed 3 in Africa. I thought Canberra would be on here but it turns out its only about 110km inland.
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Level 73
Jun 26, 2018
150 km actually, but still not far enough to make this quiz.
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Level 73
Jun 26, 2018
I make it 105 km to the mouth of the Clyde River at Bateman's Bay.
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Level 62
Nov 18, 2020
Oops, I accidentally forgot that Abuja, not Lagos, is the capital of Nigeria :P
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Level 65
Nov 18, 2020
Same. That's the only I missed. I even tried Lagos, even though I know it's right by the water.
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Level 55
Feb 26, 2018
Can you accept Ullan Bataar?
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Level 28
May 25, 2018
And Dhelli and Brassalia?
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Level 63
Nov 17, 2019
And Mmosscssckchkhaoouww?
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Level 48
Nov 19, 2020
I mean That's actually a reasonable request (Ullan Bataar) because Ulaanbaatar is the normal spelling, sometimes with 2 as at the end or 1 a in either of the spots, it can be spelled as anything like this: Ulaanbaatar, Ulaan Baatar, Ulaanbaator, Ulaan Baator, Ulaanbator, Ulaan Bator, Ulanbaatar, Ulan Baatar

Ulanbaator, Ulan Baator, Ulanbator, Ulan Bator. So I think adding an extra l isn't so unreasonable as adding an extra l to dheli or s to brasilia. (brasilia not brasalia).

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Level 64
Jun 17, 2018
challenging one! Pretoria was a tricky one
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Level 81
Jun 26, 2018
Nice quiz! Good challenge level.
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Level 33
Jun 26, 2018
ah, i went for La Paz instead of Sucre
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Level 29
Jun 26, 2018
It is the capital in all but name. The parliament, government and central administration are all in La Paz. Only the Supreme Court is in La Paz.
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Level 73
Jun 26, 2018
You might want to edit that. I assume you mean Sucre in the second sentence.
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Level 48
Nov 19, 2020
We consider them both the capital, not just sucre. It's just that Sucre is further in than La Paz, which is near the border.
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Level 70
Jun 26, 2018
Good quiz, interesting idea. Just getting into the swing of things as my time ran out.
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Level 67
Jun 26, 2018
How far are Yamoussoukro, Harare, Naypyidaw and Ankara from anything?
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Level 71
Jun 26, 2018
Those are all near misses, with distances in the 180-190 km range, from the Gulf of Guinea, Mozambique, Thailand and the Black Sea respectively.
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Level 74
Jun 26, 2018
Sucks to miss both countries that (technically) have multiple capitals because you guessed the wrong one. Oh, well. Next time.
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Level 73
Jun 26, 2018
In my head Tehran was much deeper inside Iran than it actually is (less than 100 km from the Caspian coast). Was surprised Ankara didn't make it, but I see it's a near miss.
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Level 73
Jun 11, 2019
Astana has changed its name to Nur-Sultan
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Level 45
Dec 10, 2019
cape town is nearer to water bodies it is also the capital of south africa
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Level 55
Nov 18, 2020
Saying that Cape Town is "near" to a body of water, while technically true, feels like a bit of an understatement!
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Level 55
Nov 18, 2020
Awesome quiz!
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Level 21
Nov 19, 2020
Can you specify that it may use capitals in countries with multiple capitals?