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Countries by Largest % (Percentage) of Population in their Capital City

Can you guess the top 20 countries that have the highest proportion of their population living in their capital city?
All values are from wikipedia, and then sorted into an Excel document by Me.
You are guessing the COUNTRY not the CAPITAL
As of February 2016
Quiz by Stewart
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First submittedFebruary 3, 2016
Last updatedFebruary 23, 2019
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Top 10 Countries with the Largest % of the Population living in the Capital
Percentage
Country
Capital
100.0%
Singapore
Singapore
100.0%
Monaco
Monaco
100.0%
Vatican City
The Vatican
63.3%
The Bahamas
Nassau
59.9%
Qatar
Doha
52.8%
Djibouti
Djibouti City
47.6%
Suriname
Paramaribo
46.3%
Marshall Islands
Majuro
42.2%
Tuvalu
Funafuti
39.4%
Uruguay
Montevideo
Top 10 Countries with the Largest % of the Population living in the Capital
Percentage
Country
Capital
38.6%
Barbados
Bridgetown
37.8%
Lebanon
Beirut
37.6%
St Lucia
Castries
36.4%
St Vincent & the Grenadines
Kingstown
36.2%
Latvia
Riga
36.0%
Armenia
Yerevan
34.6%
Iceland
Reykjavik
32.3%
North Macedonia
Skopje
32.1%
Seychelles
Victoria
30.9%
Gabon
Libreville
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level 69
Feb 3, 2016
Data about Romania is not correct.
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level 55
Feb 3, 2016
Thank you so much for that! I looked back at my spreadsheet, turns out that I accidentally put Rep of Congo's population into romania's line! Which meant everything went wrong >.< I've fixed it now though :) When you're having to sort through 196 data profiles and retrieving 4 different facts about each there was bound to be a mistake somewhere!
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level 69
Feb 3, 2016
You are welcome :) Wow it is hard work!
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level 55
Feb 3, 2016
It was a lot of work! Took only about 2.5 hours including a toilet break to retrieve and sort all the data! Hopefully I can use it in the future (with correct values of course) for future quizzes! Let me know if there are any I could do? (Besides the obvious greatest & least globally and by continent)
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level 70
Feb 4, 2016
Do you know how to use Vlookup function on Excel?
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level 70
Feb 4, 2016
you could do 'capital cities more populated than a neighbouring country'?
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level 76
Feb 3, 2016
The constitution of Monaco is at: http://en.gouv.mc/Government-Institutions/Institutions/Constitution-of-the-Principality#eztoc1036069_10 "Art. 78. The territory of the Principality forms a single commune. Art. 79. (amended by Law n°1.249 of April 2nd 2002) - The Commune is administered by a municipality composed of the mayor and deputies designated by the Communal Council from amongst its members." I, therefore, don't see how anyone could live in the country of Monaco without living in the city of Monaco.
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level 72
Feb 3, 2016
On census day the other 4.8% were on skiing holidays in Switzerland.
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level 55
Feb 4, 2016
I am not sure about all the laws and stuff. I am simply using the values for population and capital cities that wikipedia provides. Thank you for bringing this up though, But I suspect that Jerry is right, the other 4.8% were on holiday :D
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level 55
Feb 4, 2016
Okay, after some research, I think I figured it out. The estimate wikipedia is using for the capital is from 2011, but it is using the 2014 estimate for the population, resulting in a gap. I will update my spreadsheet and this quiz to allow for the law you stated above. Thank you for bringing this to my attention.
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level 72
Feb 3, 2016
Kuwait?
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level 55
Feb 4, 2016
Nope, that's down at 28.0%!
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level 52
Feb 21, 2017
Kuwait's percentage is pretty high (about 70%) if you count the metro population of Kuwait City, so I assume this quiz uses city limits and not metro area for population?
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level 44
May 3, 2019
Ulaanbaatar?
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level 42
Aug 10, 2019
Kuwait should definitely be here. I suspect you used the "city proper" population, which doesn't make much sense when comparing sizes of cities. Should've used the urban area population, which doesn't take artificial administrative borders into account.