Most Guessed Asian Capitals

Name the capital cities that have been guessed most frequently on the Asian Capitals Quiz.
As of 4 May 2021
Quiz by RayH518
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Last updated: May 4, 2021
First submittedJune 6, 2017
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Capital
94
Tokyo
92
Beijing
91
New Delhi
89
Seoul
%
Capital
86
Singapore
85
Jerusalem
83
Bangkok
83
Baghdad
%
Capital
83
Kabul
82
Manila
82
Tehran
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Level 84
Aug 8, 2017
Hah, before the Afghan war, how many Americans would have come up with Kabul? Or maybe even Baghdad?
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Level 39
Aug 9, 2017
Nah mate, Baghdad always been a famous city
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Level 58
Oct 25, 2017
Doesn't mean it'll come to a lot of people's minds easily if it's not in the news much.
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Level 61
Oct 26, 2017
But not Kabul, lol.
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Level 66
May 21, 2021
I know it from the Simpsons. They get takeout from a place called "Two Guys from Kabul." "Take your kofta bil saniyah and dip it in the labnah."
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Level 58
Jun 30, 2021
Now that is good labneh
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Level 75
Aug 11, 2017
Baghdad is one of the cities with the longest history.
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Level 46
May 24, 2021
It was also once the largest city in the world.
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Level 78
Oct 25, 2017
I've always known about Kabul because there is a town in my state named for it - except it is spelled the older English way of Cabool. As for Baghdad, yes, us dumb Americans had heard of it before the Iraqi war. Even Hollywood knows about it - The Thief of Baghad, Baghdad, Baghdad Cafe, etc.
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Level 61
May 21, 2021
There are not only Americans here...
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Level 46
May 24, 2021
That's why they specified Americans...
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Level 39
Aug 9, 2017
Close to do Kabul
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Level 58
Aug 13, 2017
Surprised that Doha is not in the list. A near miss?
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Level 41
Aug 13, 2017
Doha was not a near miss, it had 59% so it was more in the middle.
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Level 67
May 19, 2019
really? never heard of it
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Level 52
Jul 2, 2021
Islamabad?
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Level 68
Aug 17, 2017
Huh, Peking is not allowed as a type-in.
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Level 67
Aug 23, 2017
It's Bebe called Beijing since the 1980's.
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Level 61
Oct 25, 2017
No Moscow??!!
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Level 59
Oct 25, 2017
That's Europe.
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Level 75
Oct 25, 2017
Just keep posting it, and Jerusalem will be a real capital someday, belonging to a country with a right to claiming it as such.
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Level 69
Oct 25, 2017
Just keep denying it and Jerusalem will someday cease to be the lawful capital of the sovereign state in which it is located.
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Level 22
Oct 25, 2017
Just keep posting about it and one day people will realise it's the lawful capital of occupied Palestine.
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Level 69
Oct 26, 2017
If "Palestine" were a sovereign state, not just the name attached in the 60s to the land inhabited by a bunch of Arabs (not meaningfully distinguishable from the Jordanians, etc.) whom no other Arabs will let in because their propaganda value is too high for the region's dictators (and because of their unfortunate predilection for blowing themselves up in crowds), and if this Neverland were to take political control of a city populated primarily by Israeli Jews who want to live in Israeli Jerusalem, and if it then managed to achieve some semblance of law, then it might be the case that Jerusalem is the lawful capital of Palestine. But you knew that, of course.
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Level 74
Jun 22, 2019
When was the word 'Palestine' first used?
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Level 56
May 21, 2021
During the roman empire, I think after a jewish revolt.
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Level 41
Oct 26, 2017
I forgot my own capital: Manila
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Level 45
Dec 31, 2017
Damm it Singapore!!!!!!!
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Level 59
Jan 20, 2018
Name the ten most guessed. 11 answers?
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Level 90
Jun 21, 2018
It's a baker's dectet.
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Level 37
Aug 12, 2018
amm14: There are many Sabras who are also indistinguishable from Jordanians and Palestinians. That may be because they are one people and need to stop killing each other.
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Level 67
Mar 27, 2020
Surprised by some things, no jakarta for instance and several others I would ve expected before kabul and even tehran
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Level 52
Jun 8, 2020
Kabul shocked me, I would've expected Jakarta, or Kuala Lumpur
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Level 67
Feb 8, 2021
Surprised by the absence of Jakarta on here.

Missed Kabul.

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Level 58
Apr 5, 2021
How the heck is Singapore more guessed than Jerusalem?
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Level 61
May 21, 2021
Singapore airlines. The city-state is a world leader on a lot of country rankings. Israel's de facto capital until recently was Tel Aviv. Also Israel mysteriously counts as Europe for sporting and singing competitions.
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Level 71
May 23, 2021
afaik only 9 countries recognize jerusalem as Israel's official capital. Most countries have their embassies in Tel aviv
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Level 60
May 21, 2021
Kabul is more famous than Ankara and Jakarta?!!
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Level 47
May 21, 2021
Interestingly the order of percentages for this quiz is not the same as the overall order.

I also was surprised not to find Jakarta in this list but Kabul, but it seems Kabul is more often in the news than Jakarta and before I started to do quizzes here I didn't know the capitals of Indonesia or the Philippines and a lot of other countries since they are far less often in the political and cultural news than cities like Tokyo, Beijing, Delhi or Baghdad

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Level 57
May 21, 2021
Hmm, no Jakarta? I found that strange.
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Level 42
May 21, 2021
Yea same here, one of the first ones I guessed.
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Level 65
May 21, 2021
Surprised by the lack of Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte!
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Level 53
May 25, 2021
Don't forget Ulaanbaatar!!!
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Level 52
Jul 2, 2021
Or Tbilisi!
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Level 57
May 21, 2021
The lack of gulf states capitals surprised me.
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Level 42
May 21, 2021
Singapore is not a capital, it's a nation. According to wikipedia "Singapore has no official distinct capital city as it is a city-state."

Saying that Singapore is the capital of Singapore doesn't make any sense. Would the quizmaster consider changing?

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Level ∞
May 21, 2021
No, sorry.
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Level 42
May 21, 2021
Reasoning?
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Level 77
May 23, 2021
I would say in the absence of an official capital, the city in which the majority of a nation's central governing institutions are based can be considered the de facto capital. In the case of the Republic of Singapore, that would be the city of Singapore. Thus it is fair to consider Singapore to be the de facto capital city of Singapore.
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Level 53
May 25, 2021
Also, there needs to be some capital of every country, otherwise, this site would be totally wrecked. If there is no capital, then a de-facto capital is needed. For a de-facto capital, you can look at the city where the majority of the governing bodies are placed.
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Level 56
May 21, 2021
Almost forgot New Delhi!
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Level 21
May 23, 2021
Forgot 3 capitals kabul,tehran, and baghdad
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Level 52
Jul 2, 2021
I forgot Manila, Singapore, Jerusalem, Kabul
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Level 52
Aug 8, 2021
Got all second try