Capital of What

For each city, name the country or territory of which it is the capital.
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Last updated: December 22, 2019
First submittedJanuary 30, 2013
Times taken78,214
Average score63.3%
Rating4.25
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Capital
Country or Territory
Ankara
Turkey
Bangkok
Thailand
Barcelona
Catalonia, Spain
Beirut
Lebanon
Belfast
Northern Ireland, UK
Belgrade
Serbia
Boston
Massachusetts, USA
Buenos Aires
Argentina
Cayenne
French Guiana
Hanoi
Vietnam
Havana
Cuba
Capital
Country or Territory
Kiev
Ukraine
Lahore
Punjab, Pakistan
Lhasa
Tibet, China
Manila
Philippines
Monrovia
Liberia
Munich
Bavaria, Germany
Nairobi
Kenya
Port Louis
Mauritius
Prague
Czech Republic
Rome
Italy
Capital
Country or Territory
Saipan
Northern Marianas,
United States
Sana'a
Yemen
Stockholm
Sweden
Sydney
New South Wales,
Australia
Tbilisi
Georgia
Tegucigalpa
Honduras
Toronto
Ontario, Canada
Tripoli
Libya
Valletta
Malta
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Level 69
Aug 26, 2012
30/30. O... M... G! I thought I'd never get Lahore; who knows regions of Pakistan anyway? I tried so hard thinking of any name, and then I tried Punjab although I thought that would be wrong.
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Level 83
Jan 14, 2013
People in Pakistan probably do.
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Level 87
Sep 24, 2018
Who take a lot of English language quizzes.
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Level 83
Jul 18, 2021
why wouldn't they?
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Level 49
Jan 30, 2013
I felt that "Punjab" was fair game because (a) this is an English-speaking website, India and Pakistan are both English-speaking countries, and anyone who knows the geography of either will be able to name that region; (b) Punjabi cuisine, especially if you count chicken tikka masala, is now ubiquitous throughout the English-speaking world, so some people will have heard of it that way; and (c) the quiz quietly accepts "Mogul" as an alternate answer (much the way it accepts "Aragon" as an alternate answer for "Catalonia"), and the Mogul Empire was memorable enough in world history that the name "Mogul" entered the English language with the definition "a powerful person".
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Level 44
Sep 2, 2014
Punjab is also a character from Little Orphan Annie, but that's mining pretty deep.
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Level 26
Sep 18, 2015
Yes, Pakistan and India are both known to primarily speak English.
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Level 29
Sep 19, 2015
That doesn't really make sense, Barcelona is capital city for Catalonia, not Aragon, same happens to Punjab.
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Level 68
Feb 27, 2016
Although English is an official language in both India and Pakistan, I'd hesitate to call them "English speaking countries".
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Level 26
Nov 25, 2016
punjab is also a state in india
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Level 33
Mar 19, 2013
i know it because i have a friend who lives in Lahore
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Level 65
Mar 13, 2018
Punjab obviously
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Level 47
May 31, 2018
i didnt realize it was asking for punjab....oops
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Level 34
Sep 28, 2012
Wow! Great quiz & original idea! 26/30
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Level 83
Jan 14, 2013
couldn't recall Punjabi... or French Guiana... or Northern Marianas... though I knew all three. :P
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Level 83
Sep 18, 2015
This time got French Guiana... but forgot Mauritius.
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Level 47
May 31, 2018
i thought saipan was in southeast asia. i dont know the cities from the northern marianas...
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Level 65
Aug 14, 2018
@qcumber were you thinking Saigon?
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Level 67
Jun 20, 2019
Or taipei
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Level 74
Mar 15, 2013
What do the levels mean? When I finished this quiz, I got a message saying my performance raised me to a new level. I assume this was part of the recent changes to the site.
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Level 88
Mar 15, 2013
I got the same thing yesterday (level 57) and have gotten high results on a bunch of newly-taken quizzes since then, but haven't advanced a level yet. Would really like it if this were explained somewhere.
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Level 75
Jun 30, 2014
Look at your name at the top right hand corner, click the drop box from that, then click stats - all is revealed there!
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Level 88
Nov 10, 2016
Yes, and using the same magic of time travel, I'm now level 75!
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Level 58
Mar 18, 2018
You got to level 57 without realising that the more quizzes you do the higher your level becomes, and that to get to each new level needs more points that previous ones?
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Level 66
Aug 14, 2018
These comments were made in 2013. I'm guessing levels were only invented then.
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Level 67
Dec 24, 2019
Atleast fitheach asked the question normally. Refreshing for a change, too many hatefull attacking comments on this site.
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Level 73
Mar 15, 2013
Would've liked to have seen more capitals from more non-countries, but nice quiz nonetheless.
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Level 33
Oct 12, 2013
Only missed "Northern Marianas" ... I tried "Marianas", "Mariana Islands", and even "Commonwealth of the Mariana Islands" ... no luck. Please accept "Marianas", that was too close to miss.
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Level 49
Oct 15, 2013
Okay.
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Level 44
Sep 2, 2014
It's often referred to as CNMI in print.
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Level 37
Feb 10, 2014
Buenos Aires is also the capital of Pernambuco, Brazil......
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Level 49
Feb 10, 2014
I think you're thinking of Recife.
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Level 70
Oct 12, 2014
And Tripoli is the capital of Northern Lebanon, but it's somewhat eclipsed by the fact that it's the national capital of Libya.
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Level 66
Nov 6, 2017
That's actually what I thought of first!
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Level 57
Aug 26, 2021
Tripoli, Libya was named for Tripoli, Lebanon, no? When the Phoenicians were row boating around the Mediterranean Sea grabbing bits of turf all over the shop. Before they became the Carthaginians and made the grave error of annoying the toga wearers. Corrections to my statement welcome.
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Level 38
Sep 18, 2015
Because I live in Pernambuco, I can tell you definitively that this is false. There is a small town called "Buenos Aires" in the interior of Pernambuco, but it is in no way the capital.
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Level 67
Dec 24, 2019
What are the odds :)
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Level 81
May 20, 2014
Loved it. Jumping back and forth between regional and national capitals really keeps you on your toes.
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Level 33
Sep 22, 2014
Great quiz , I got 23 out of 30
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Level 49
Nov 10, 2014
Sydney is not the capital of Australia...
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Level 49
Nov 24, 2014
Correct.
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Level 58
Mar 28, 2017
No one said it was
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Level 61
Mar 5, 2015
100%. My brother helped by looking the ones we didn't know up. If we knew were they were but didn't know the territory, I had an atlas 2 inches away from me.
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Level 85
Sep 18, 2015
So you really didn't know a 100% of the answers now did you.
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Level 77
Sep 18, 2015
I believe that's called cheating, but please correct me if I'm wrong.
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Level 60
Jul 7, 2015
30/30 with 3:43 left anyone beat that?
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Level 60
Sep 18, 2015
this needs a #2!!!!!!
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Level 53
Sep 18, 2015
Hey quizmaster i made a quiz that is like the opposite of this? any chance of it getting featured?
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Level 58
Mar 28, 2017
What do you mean "like" the opposite? Do you mean it actually is the opposite...?
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Level 67
Sep 18, 2015
29/30. Missed Barcelona because I could only think of Catalan.......so close alphabetically!
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Level 66
Sep 18, 2015
28/30, only missed Lahore and Saipan.
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Level 38
Sep 18, 2015
Got 'em all, but I bet I was not the only person to reflexively type "Australia" for "Sydney" before realizing what the correct answer was... LOL
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Level 39
Oct 17, 2015
Haha me too

I'm Australia :/

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Level 45
Sep 20, 2015
Very good quiz, love the idea, ANOTHER!
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Level 80
Nov 22, 2015
I tried to type Georgia but my fingers rebelled and when I looked down I had typed "egog". I laughed too much and wasted too much time.
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Level 50
May 28, 2016
In all other quizzes, you have to type Czech Republic. In this quiz it works with Czech. I think you should change it to keep it consistent.
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Level 80
Oct 6, 2016
Yup, all quizzes should accept Czech. Here I was left with a whole word sudddenly leftover when going to the next question
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Level 46
Nov 6, 2017
The only problem is for people who know it as Czech Republic or Czechia and type the whole thing out, before realizing it accepted Czech. The people from the Czech Republic/Czechia are Czech, not the name of the country. It is like accepting Irish for Ireland or Chinese for China. If someone were to type in Czech, they would get it correct 99% of the time by typing the rest of the name.
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Level 70
Aug 9, 2016
Fantastic quiz please create more!
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Level 36
Aug 18, 2016
It's irritating as hell to have the yellow bar, I'd prefer if I didn't have to be ON the country to put in the answer. Just saying.
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Level 87
Oct 17, 2016
If you know the answer, you know the answer.
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Level 67
Jun 20, 2019
But if you dont you waste a lot of time moving the yellow bar to skip the ones you dont know. On phones or tablets this is a pain.

and there is not really a point in this case, it is not like people will accidently type catalonia for sydney..

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Level 30
Oct 13, 2016
didnt know massachusetts was considered a territory.
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Level 46
May 20, 2017
Hanoi is not the capital of vietnam...it is ho chi minh city
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Level 37
Nov 17, 2018
Ho Chi Minh city is the new name for Saigon (which used to be South Vietnam).
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Level 44
Jun 8, 2017
Enjoyed that too
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Level 45
Jul 21, 2017
21/30 for and 11 year old not bad
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Level 61
Nov 3, 2017
Would you mind adding Bayern as a correct answer for Bavaria?
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Level 67
Jun 20, 2019
On other quizzes it does accept bayern
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Level 74
Mar 30, 2021
...when the clue is München, yes, But it isn't.
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Level 71
Nov 5, 2017
Tripoli is the largest city in northern Lebanon and the second-largest city in the country. It is the capital of the North Governorate and the Tripoli District.
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Level 54
Nov 5, 2017
Easy. 1:34 left
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Level 71
Nov 6, 2017
Good quiz, missed 'Saipan': If you like geography try Georgraphy One quiz ..........here it is
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Level 67
Feb 1, 2018
"What ain't no country I ever heard of. They speak english in What?"
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Level 71
Mar 13, 2018
I don't know is on third.
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Level 59
Mar 14, 2018
Accept Czechia
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Level 33
Mar 19, 2018
I think you should accept Guyane for French Guiana but other than that great quiz!
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Level 73
Jul 19, 2018
I immediately tried "Wyoming" for "Cayenne". Close, I guess...
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Level 65
May 24, 2019
Sooo proud! 30/30 :-)
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Level 64
Sep 6, 2019
Please accept " Guyane Française " for " French Guiana " or at least " Guyane "
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Level 65
Dec 24, 2019
Same suggestion. Would make sense since it's the proper original name.
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Level 57
Nov 13, 2019
I want to own a sports team in French Guyana named the Cayenne Peppers. Our uniforms would be mostly red, but would include a bright green helmet or cap. Our cheerleaders would be called the Ghost Peppers due to their high placement on the

Scoville scale.

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Level 66
Dec 1, 2020
You'd have to call them the "Piments de Cayenne" !
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Level 53
May 7, 2020
Please accept Xizang for Tibet
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Level 51
May 7, 2020
I didn't think I'd get all of them!
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Level 54
May 25, 2020
Nice quiz! Challenging because they're not only country capitals! Can you make a randomized version of this quiz? That would be amazing! ;)
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Level 61
Jun 10, 2020
2:55, first time;

Thanks!

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Level 67
Dec 10, 2020
Tripoli is also the capital of Peloponnese in Greece. You should add that as well.
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Level 71
Dec 10, 2020
Great quiz, really kept me on my toes!
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Level 41
Apr 2, 2021
Dammit, I knew Lahore rang a bell, and I tried Pakistan
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Level 56
Jul 27, 2021
How did i miss Lhasa!
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Level 69
Aug 30, 2021
Please include CNMI as a type-in. I tried it and then assumed it was wrong and moved on to other guesses.
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Level 43
Oct 11, 2021
You should also accept Capitol hill for Northern Mariana Islands.
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Level 55
Dec 25, 2021
guess i couldn't spell Mauritius properly
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Level 57
Mar 30, 2022
Quite a nice challenge. Completely missed Lhasa for whatever reason