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Mal's 23 most difficult Capitals quiz

Enter the capital for the country given:
Includes some recent name changes for practice:
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Quiz by Malbaby
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Last updated: June 17, 2019
First submittedJune 24, 2015
Times taken1,761
Rating4.48
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Spelling as per 'Jet Punk' World Capitals quiz
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Honduras
Tegucigalpa
Kyrgyzstan
Bishkek
Mauritania
Nouakchott
Suriname
Paramaribo
Tonga
Nuku'alofa
Tajikistan
Dushanbe
Madagascar
Antananarivo
Burkina Faso
Ouagadougou
Montenegro
Podgorica
Turkmenistan
Ashgabat
Palau
Ngerulmud
Burundi
Gitega
Hint
Answer
Tuvalu
Funafuti
Ivory Coast
Yamoussoukro
Iceland
Reykjavik
Mongolia
Ulaanbaatar
Slovenia
Ljubljana
Chad
N'Djamena
St Kitts
Basseterre
Somalia
Mogadishu
Malawi
Lilongwe
Myanmar
Naypyidaw
Kazakhstan
Nursultan
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level 44
Jun 24, 2015
20/20 2:48 left!
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level 68
Jun 24, 2015
Ironically, you spelled Mauritania wrong...
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level 68
Jun 24, 2015
Fixed, ...... Thanks
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level 61
Oct 7, 2015
A fine quiz, 20/20. "Most difficult" quizzes are subjective as I knew every answer without thinking deeply. The real challenge of this quiz is the spelling - MAN, you're unforgiving! :) Took me the last full minute to spell Yamoussoukro correct. My personal pain points for capital cities: Majuro, Malabo, Moroni.
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level 61
May 16, 2017
I can spell those correctly, but i always get those ones mixed up as to which countries they belong to, along with Maseru, Monrovia, and Maputo. All are African capitals (other than Majuro) that start with M and have a moderate amount of letters.
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level 45
Feb 22, 2019
I remember Liberia was settled by freed (liberated) American slaves. They named their capital after American President James Monroe. And their flag bears a strong resemblance to the US's.
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level 67
Jul 17, 2017
I have so much trouble with eastern Europe... I can never remember all the capitals, and the ones I do remember I assign them to the wrong countries. I always mix up the middle four "stans" as well, and I miss much of Africa.
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level 45
Feb 22, 2019
I remember Moroni is the capital of Comoros because they both have "moro" in them.
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level 71
Oct 22, 2015
Oddly enough the capital I usually have the most trouble spelling wasn't on here - Naypyidaw. Nice to have a quiz that won't let you fall into the habit of incorrect spellings.
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level 44
Dec 26, 2016
I guess something went wrong....
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level 73
Oct 24, 2015
Where's Sri Lanka?
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level 68
Oct 24, 2015
Apart from 'Just south of India'............ the capital of Sri Lanka is allowed on Jet-punk to be 'Kotte' , not so difficult as some others.
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level 23
Jan 25, 2016
Or make people spell it's full name- Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte.
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level 67
Jul 17, 2017
YES, do that!
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level 55
Feb 7, 2020
Also add Bandar Seri Begawan, Pyongyang, and Montevideo
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level 70
Dec 14, 2015
14/20
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level 83
Dec 29, 2015
Thank you for not giving any short cuts on spelling. I appreciate the extra challenge.
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level 23
Jan 25, 2016
^
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level 52
May 21, 2016
Agreed - I was particularly glad to see that "Ouaga" was not accepted for "Ouagadougou," which is like accepting "New" for "New York City."
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level 75
Mar 27, 2017
Apparently the locals call it Ouaga, so it's fine.
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level 68
Jun 11, 2017
It's not like that. Nobody anywhere refers to New York simply as "New," but lots of people (perhaps almost everyone?) from Burkina Faso and the neighbouring countries calls Ouagadougou "Ouaga" when speaking informally.
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level 68
Jun 11, 2017
If people from Burkina Faso and neighbouring countries are doing this quiz they will then find Ouagadougou easy to spell without having to go for short cuts.
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level 67
Jul 17, 2017
I got an ad on the side that said "Fly to Burkina Faso from only $825"
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level 43
Sep 7, 2019
Although... I did have to try Yamosoukkro, Yamosokro, Yamosokkro, Yamossoukro, Yamossoukkro, etc... all while I didn't know about the first ou.
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level 41
Feb 18, 2020
The entire point of this quiz is to get the entire name exactly correct. No mess ups, no type-ins.
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level 63
Jan 26, 2017
I tried Ougadoudou. Good try though, eh.
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level 68
Jan 26, 2017
Close but no Cigar!
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level 58
Jan 22, 2016
¨¨¨ọ̣̣̣̣̣̣̉̉̉̉¨¨¨
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level 23
Jan 25, 2016
Iceland isn't too difficult. I personally get the other Scandinavian country's capitals mixed up. Excellent quiz, however my OCD would like you to fix Chad's capital. It's N'Djamena not NDjamena
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level 23
Jan 25, 2016
* It's N'Djamena, not NdJamena
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level 68
Jan 26, 2016
Both N'Djamena & Ndjamena will work, I've given the correct spelling as N'Djamena but as in Jetpunks world capitals quiz both work. (don't want to get too pedantic)
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level 45
Aug 13, 2016
And punctuation is ignored anyway
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level 66
Sep 15, 2017
Nuku'alofa is also supposed to have an apostroph.
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level 37
May 21, 2016
Personally I don't think Mogadishu is that hard because of you watch the news you will never forget it again. Maybe add in Albania or Maldives? Or if you're going for the long and confusing names go with something else.
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level 52
May 21, 2016
Make people type in "Bandar Seri Begawan" or "Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte"
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level 68
May 22, 2016
As jetpunk world capitals quiz accepts Kotte & Bandar as capital names I feel happier not using them in the difficult capitals quiz. I thought this quiz would help jetpunkers get used to the trickier capital names as an end to doing the world capitals quiz.
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level 70
Jun 6, 2016
http://data.un.org/CountryProfile.aspx?crName=Palau I feel at very least if the UN considers it the capital, Melekeok should really be an acceptable answer for Palau. I ran out of time trying to work out how to spell Ngerulmud, once I eventually recalled it, but had Melekeok straight away.
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level 68
Jun 7, 2016
I try to keep my answers compatible with jetpunk. World Capitals quiz for instance uses Ngerulmud for Palau, so I stick to that.
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level 60
Jul 28, 2016
Basseterre not BasseTerre.
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level 68
Jul 29, 2016
OK
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level 65
Oct 3, 2016
I think Naypyidaw should be up there :)
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level 68
Oct 3, 2016
So do I.......... thanks.
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level 59
Oct 9, 2016
Add Sri Lanka's and Brunei's capitals and only accept the full names. That's how you render the quiz more difficult.
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level 60
Oct 12, 2016
2:56 remaining : )
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level 63
Jan 26, 2017
Well, the easiest ones for me were Tonga and Tuvalu, I grew up knowing those here in Oceania. Those African ones are so hard!! (except Mogadishu of course).
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level 37
Feb 21, 2017
Why were you so mean to me in the past...
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level 68
Feb 22, 2017
Me Mean?......... never!
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level 58
Mar 4, 2017
12/21 on my first go. Missed Somalia, Chad, Burundi, Mauritania, Tonga, Malawi, Palau, Tuvalu and Cote d'Ivoire
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level 30
Mar 4, 2017
I typed in ougadougaougadouga for ouagadougou. Please count this.
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level 68
Mar 5, 2017
Well you gave me a laugh, but I remember that song from years ago.
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level 64
Feb 13, 2018
Ougachakaougaougaougachakaougaougaougachakaougaougaougachaka I can't stop this feeling....
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level 56
Mar 19, 2017
funny you demand perfect spelling i would have 18 but you had one more a or U in uuuuuuulaaaaanbaaaaatuuuur , managed 14 but only 36 percent did worse ? more accurate stats would be how all the geniuses on the board who achieved a perfect score on their 7th try and then bragged about it
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level 53
Mar 20, 2017
Too many African countries... the only hard one to spell was Yamoussoukro, and there should be more islands in the Pacific or Caribbean
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level 68
Mar 20, 2017
Only 7 African countries out of 54 available, 3 Pacific Islands from 11 island countries, not too bad a ratio I think. Many people find the given Capitals fairly difficult to remember when it comes to quiz time and I made this quiz to be a help in cementing these fairly difficult names into the memory. Obviously you are well acquainted with the African Capitals and find them easy, not all of us are that lucky.
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level 46
Mar 20, 2017
Isn't the capital of Palau Melekeok??????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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level 68
Mar 21, 2017
Ngerulmud replaced Koror, Palau's largest city, as capital in 2006. The settlement is located in the state of Melekeok on Babeldaob, the country's largest island, located 20 kilometres (12 miles) northeast of Koror and 2 km (1 mile) northwest of Melekeok village.
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level 45
Apr 5, 2017
The average score is 15 — how?? I scored 1. People must be redoing it multiple times and/or googling the answers
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level 68
Apr 5, 2017
Hi Ferrets10, people on jetpunk doing this quiz are mostly Geography buffs and are used to doing the World Capital City quizzes. This is a good site for those people to polish some of the difficult capital names with an end to doing other quizzes more successfully. We are mostly using jetpunk to learn and if it takes more than one shot it is a means to an end.
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level 28
May 17, 2017
Am I the only one who finds it funny that more people get Antananarivo than Mogadishu? That seems backwards to me... However, other people's brains work differently than mine... Great Quiz nonetheless!
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level 49
May 29, 2017
Haha I'd have to say the most difficult quizzes for me are those african capitals of lesser known countries, like Maseru, Maputo, Kigali, Lusaka, Conakry, Porto Novo, Nouakchott, Lilongwe, Lome, I always forget which country has these.
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level 68
May 29, 2017
For me sometimes it is the easiest of Capitals that, when asked all of a sudden, my brain opens a trapdoor and the answer drops out. Then I can remember all the tricky ones and not the easy one.......
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level 68
Jun 1, 2017
Now try my 1 minute capital quiz at ....... http://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/120558/mals-1-minute-20-easiest-no-thinking-capitals-quiz
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level 48
Jul 10, 2017
For Some reason the only capital of the world I do not know is Zimbabwe's I can just never get it.
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level 55
Feb 7, 2020
Harare
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level 32
Aug 6, 2017
Best spelling practice
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level 44
Sep 25, 2017
1,000 takes! Nice one!
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level 13
Oct 2, 2017
Fuk
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level 14
Nov 2, 2017
Add capital of Sri Lanka (Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte) and capital of Brunei (Bandar Seri Begawan) :)
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level 68
Nov 2, 2017
Hi 'Ni3', I think I mentioned before that I try to keep my answers in line with Jetpunk's main quizzes and Sri Lanka accepts KOTTE, likewise for Brunei 'BANDAR' is accepted, so not that tricky.
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level 41
Feb 18, 2020
Brunei also accepts BSB, which is what I normally use.
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level 36
Jul 27, 2018
Just found this through a comments section. Great quiz. One of my nemesis capitals, Honiara, wasn’t on there so that’s a good thing I guess. Ngerulmud was though unfortunately.
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level 43
Aug 28, 2018
I missed a fair few of these. Hardest capitals? I think so. Crazy times!!!
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level 46
Feb 26, 2019
I remember the capital of Palau was Melekeok...
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level 60
Mar 17, 2019
The capital of Burundi is now Gitega.
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level 68
Mar 17, 2019
I agree, removed:
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level 60
Apr 6, 2019
Thanks
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level 48
Mar 26, 2019
Can you shorten Ouagadougou to 5 words?
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level 43
Jun 14, 2019
Can you add 'Astana' to the capital of Kazakhstan because I've never heard of Nur-Sultan until now?
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level 68
Jun 14, 2019
Kazakhstan has had 4 different Capitals since about 1960. Astana is no longer the Capital so although it is the name we got used to the Capital is Nursultan now and we have to live with it.
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level 41
Feb 18, 2020
The capital of Kazakhstan changed to Nur Sultan actually very recently when you posted.
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level 34
Nov 3, 2019
Wow Mal, the spelling though! Never got Reykjavik. My first try was Reykjavic, then Reykjavick, then Reykjavyic, and all the variations possible except the K at the end. Shame.
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level 68
Nov 3, 2019
Hi 'Ninja'....... The upside is from now on you will always know that Reykjavik ends with a 'K'
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level 28
Nov 23, 2019
Isn't there a hyphen between Nur and Sultan?
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level 68
Nov 24, 2019
Depends where you see the name, the capital was renamed in honour of 'Nursultan Nazarbayev' ex president:
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level 58
Feb 15, 2020
Got 19/23. Maybe accept some type-ins for Naypyitaw, like Naypidaw, Naypitaw, And Naypidow.
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level 68
Feb 15, 2020
Hi 'EytanMelech'...... I like to keep to Jetpunk's spelling and that way you can be sure it counts in quizzes such as this.
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level 41
Feb 18, 2020
I thought the point of this quiz was that it had no type-ins. I guess I was wrong
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level 68
Feb 18, 2020
Some countries have difficulty with the translation of their capital city names into 'What we may call English'....... for example.. "Beijing" is the atonal pinyin romanisation of the Mandarin pronunciation of the Chinese characters 北京, the actual spelling in English has settled on 'Beijing'. Some nations have not as yet settled on an English spelling so a little leeway is given..... as in Mongolia and Myanmar. .. as used in Jetpunk Capitals of the World quiz.
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