Capital Cities in a Ring of the World Map

Given a donut ring of the world map below, can you name all the capital cities that lie inside the ring?
There are no answer boxes on purpose! The map is your only resource to name all the capitals!
Countries whose capital doesn't make the cut are greyed out.
Quiz by Stewart
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Last updated: January 23, 2019
First submittedMarch 18, 2018
Times taken16,003
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Level 61
Mar 18, 2018
Good Quiz! Russia should be grey though.
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Level 68
Mar 18, 2018
Ah damn, yes! I'll fix that shortly, thank you :)
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Level 67
Jun 13, 2019
"Doesn't make the cut" that's kinda funny :)
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Level 57
Mar 18, 2018
Great quiz!
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Level 61
Mar 18, 2018
Ottawa seems it's really close to the ring, but I wouldn't really know.
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Level 68
Mar 19, 2018
It is really close! It doesn't quite make it inside, but it's about 10 pixels away from being inside
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Level 52
Aug 7, 2018
Kuala Lumpur also seems very close
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Level 39
May 31, 2018
Me, an Australian: *tries to put Sydney as our capital city* *facepalms*
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Level 68
Jul 8, 2019
I tried that too! Maybe because on this map, Canberra looks like a coastal city?
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Level 68
Jul 8, 2019
If you zoom in by clicking, you'll see it's roughly in the correct place! Just a trick of the light :)
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Level 70
Aug 10, 2018
Thank you for keeping the Caribbean out of the quiz!
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Level 52
Apr 23, 2020
Also Oceania!
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Level 67
Dec 17, 2018
I so suck at capitals. I knew a few, for the others I just typed the countries hoping some would match the capital. Bejing and peking wasnt accepted though :(
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Level 30
Feb 25, 2019
You spelt Beijing wrong and..... what is peking supposed to be?
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Level 83
May 30, 2019
Peking is an old name for Beijing that was used in several countries.
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Level 77
May 31, 2019
Still used in many languages
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Level 67
Jun 13, 2019
I knew writing the comment i had spelled beijing wrong during the quiz. And you seriously have never heard of peking??
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Level 53
Jul 9, 2019
Surely you've heard of Peking Duck, right?
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Level 71
Jul 9, 2019
I get that Peking is still used in a lot of languages, but the new (pinyin) versions of Chinese place names are so much better organized and completely preserve the meaning behind the characters.
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Level 43
Jul 11, 2019
Pinyin pronunciation doesn't match English pronunciation. Peking in English is much closer to the way Mandarin speakers say the name of their capital than the way westerners say Bay-zhing.
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Level 46
Apr 24, 2019
Agh, I knew trying to type St-Domingue wasn't completely wrong !
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Level 73
May 30, 2019
I don't get the point of hiding answer boxes if there are dots on the map anyway? It's pretty obvious at that point how many are missing...

I like the thought, it just seems like it'd be more effective to have random order answer boxes and no dots, and then forget about the grayed out countries too.
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Level 68
May 30, 2019
The hiding answer boxes aren't to hide the number that are missing, it's to make it so you can't guess what's left by what gaps there are in the boxes. No boxes is equivalent to random order, so better to have none and be unique :)

You can always highlight a dot/country to see what it is afterwards, or look in the stats.
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Level 74
May 30, 2019
Another wonderful quiz, thanks Stewart. I'm curious - what is the actual shape of a donut projected onto a Mercator projection map like this? In other words, what would the shape of the donut here appear like on a globe?
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Level 68
May 30, 2019
Essentially it's a squashed ellipse. The middle would be least affected, but the top and bottom would be squished. It actually is very difficult to visualise (I tried on Google Earth) becuase the width of the interior of the ring actually covers half the globe! Truly shows how massive the Pacific is.
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Level 59
Jun 8, 2019
There are two diametrically opposite points on the globe that are both in the Pacific Ocean.
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Level 43
Jul 11, 2019
That's not entirely true - the Gulf of Thailand isn't the Pacific Ocean.
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Level 59
Jun 8, 2019
This map isn't a Mercator projection.
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Level 80
May 31, 2019
Didn't realize that Hispaniola would be completely covered by 2 dots.
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Level 68
May 31, 2019
You can zoom in to see the dots more clearly. Just click on the map!
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Level 57
May 31, 2019
The Caribbean islands are a close miss. They gonna be harsh
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Level 80
Jun 18, 2019
Mmm...forbidden donut...
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Level 65
Jul 8, 2019
This is a pretty sweet idea. I like it.
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Level 50
Mar 16, 2020
Great quiz! Can you make more?
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Level 52
Apr 23, 2020
A perfect Ring of Fire!
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Level 61
Jun 9, 2020
Mmm... glazed donut...