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

Can you guess the top 20 countries that have the smallest 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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Last updated: February 17, 2019
First submittedFebruary 4, 2016
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Top 10 Countries with the Smallest % of the Population living in the Capital
Percentage
Country
Capital City
0.20%
United States
District of Columbia
0.42%
Nigeria
Abuja
0.50%
Pakistan
Islamabad
0.52%
Tanzania
Dodoma
0.57%
Sri Lanka
Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte
0.86%
India
New Delhi
1.29%
Brazil
Brasilia
1.46%
Switzerland
BerneĀ (de facto)
1.48%
Australia
Canberra
1.50%
Malta
Valletta
Top 11-20 Countries with the Smallest % of the Population living in the Capital
Percentage
Country
Capital City
1.51%
China
Beijing
1.61%
Philippines
Manila
1.70%
Myanmar
Naypyidaw
1.85%
Gambia
Banjul
2.01%
Ivory Coast
Yamoussoukro
2.10%
Benin
Porto-Novo
2.18%
Palau
Ngerulmud
2.50%
Canada
Ottawa
2.86%
Nepal
Kathmandu
3.07%
South Sudan
Juba
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level 71
Feb 4, 2016
I guess it depends on where you get the data but how can Manila make the list?
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level 62
Feb 4, 2016
Remember that these are the city figures only, not including the surrounding metro and urban areas. This is why cities like Manila and Paris are much less than expected as they are using the strict city limits. (Just search Manila population on google, it's that number being used!)
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level 71
Feb 4, 2016
Ok. I think it'd be better to go for the 'larger' population
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level 62
Feb 4, 2016
The problem I was having was that not every capital had figures for urban areas, which meant that it was difficult to decide which figure to use. That's why I ended up using the figures supplied by wikipedia's List of National Capitals by Population. Because that way it's whatever wikipedia has decided to sort them by. Thank you for the concern though, I'm sure others were probably thinking a similar thing!
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level 71
Feb 4, 2016
Yes I know it's not easy for things like population so often it's best to just use a list that has already been made - but sometimes they do have mistakes/incoherences. What about London, I don't actually know but perhaps "technically" wikipedia has considered the urban area population for it? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London
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level 62
Feb 4, 2016
Yes, I see what you mean about London. However London City's borders are defined to be large, which means some of the Urban area may already be included in comparison to other cities. I think, for now, I will continue providing the list provided by the wiki, albeit the inconsistencies, it seems to be a relatively fair list to use.
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level 28
Feb 5, 2019
What about Vatican City?
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level 62
Feb 5, 2019
Well, given the city itself is the capital, that would be 100%. Therefore would not appear on a smallest % list.
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level 77
Feb 17, 2019
For countries with multiple capitals do you sum the population of each city to determine the percentage?
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