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Capital Cities with the Highest Elevation

Name the national capitals that have the highest elevation.
According to Wikipedia
Keep in mind that some countries have multiple capitals
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Last updated: June 18, 2019
First submittedDecember 30, 2012
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Altitude
Continent
City
3,640 m
Americas
La Paz
2,850 m
Americas
Quito
2,750 m
Americas
Sucre
2,648 m
Asia
Thimphu
2,625 m
Americas
Bogotá
2,355 m
Africa
Addis Ababa
2,325 m
Africa
Asmara
2,250 m
Asia
Sana'a
2,240 m
Americas
Mexico City
1,795 m
Africa
Nairobi
Altitude
Continent
City
1,790 m
Asia
Kabul
1,721 m
Africa
Windhoek
1,673 m
Africa
Maseru
1,567 m
Africa
Kigali
1,529 m
Americas
Guatemala City
1,504 m
Africa
Gitega
1,483 m
Africa
Harare
1,400 m
Africa
Bloemfontein
1,400 m
Asia
Kathmandu
1,350 m
Asia
Ulaanbaatar
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level 77
Feb 19, 2014
Wha?? How is Amsterdam not on here? and Kingston, too. Something's wrong with this quiz.
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level 36
Feb 19, 2014
Amsterdam is at or below sea level. The whole of the Netherlands is at risk from flooding.
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level 77
Feb 21, 2014
Is that why they're always getting high?
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level 47
Feb 22, 2014
I think kalbahamut was joking...
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level 79
Oct 11, 2016
Not joking - just smoking.
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level 75
Sep 18, 2017
Whooooooosh
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level 43
Feb 20, 2014
See what you did there. Haha
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level 76
Oct 9, 2016
Nice setup.
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level 77
Sep 23, 2019
Makes less sense now that they changed the title
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level 29
Feb 19, 2014
Very tough quiz, I only got 5. I got La Paz immediately, because I remembered that I read somewhere that "If you fear wildfires, you should move to La Paz, because the city is so elevated that there isn't enough oxigen for a wildfire to successfully start". Except that I was just guessing. I knew that somestates had to be on the list, but I had no idea of what their capitals were.
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level ∞
Jul 13, 2016
I added the continent as a hint, so it should be a little easier now
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level 73
Feb 22, 2014
Great quiz! Only got 8 though.
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level 54
Apr 16, 2014
Note to self: Learn how to spell Thimphu
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level 82
May 29, 2014
I am surprised at the elevation of Sanaa. Thought the place around there was relatively flat.. :)
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level 76
Mar 7, 2018
Flatness isn't necessarily related to altitude.
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level 72
Jul 29, 2014
Pretoria, altitude 1339 metres
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level 26
Mar 22, 2015
Actually 1271 metres
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level 37
Sep 16, 2014
Got Sucre but not La Paz...
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level 46
Sep 18, 2014
Wow would have though Tehran
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level 53
Oct 7, 2014
That was the hardest quiz I have ever taken on JetPunk
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level 34
May 9, 2015
I can't believe Nairobi in Kenya is higher than Kathmandu in Nepal. I always thought the entire himalayas complex is very high
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level 52
Oct 10, 2016
The Himalayas have a very steep slope, and Kathmandu is near the end of it. The city of Kathmandu is less than that of the city of Denver, Colorado.
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level 49
Feb 12, 2018
Denver is pretty high - I was there on 4/20 one year.
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level 66
Oct 29, 2015
Surprised for not seeing Santiago de Chile
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level 69
Aug 15, 2016
Santiago is only a bit over 500 - go a short way east though and you'll be thousands of metres above sea level. Viewed from Santiago (when the smog allows it) the Andes look unnaturally high - instinctively at first glance you think their snows are clouds.
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level 68
May 20, 2018
It took about five times going to Santiago before I ever saw the mountains. There had been a torrential rain the day before. My god, what a difference - what a beautiful setting.
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level 49
Mar 7, 2016
Thimpu is spelled wrong in the quiz.
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level ∞
Jul 13, 2016
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thimphu
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level 61
Oct 9, 2016
100% with 1:23 left, cool quiz I'd say!
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level 67
Oct 9, 2016
I've had a similar quiz for a while see ......... Mal's 20 Highest Capital Cities (Altitude)
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level 67
Oct 9, 2016
Can you be a tad more generous on the spelling allowances, especially for the likes of Antananarivo. And allow Mexico for Mexico City? I know it's proper name is Mexico City but on a tough quiz like this where there is a lot of guessing going on every second counts.
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level 48
Jun 15, 2017
Sneaky Sucre...
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level 72
Sep 18, 2017
There is one that was missed. Bloemfontein in South Africa is 1,395 m. If it counts for anything, I'm from South Africa and almost no one here really regards it as a capital. But since the quiz includes both of Bolivia's capitals, Bloemfontein deserves abit of fame here. A mediocre fun fat: this city is where the ruling party ANC was founded. Thats about the best i could do.
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level ∞
Sep 18, 2017
Added Bloemfontein. Thanks. The Wikipedia list was missing that one.
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level 72
Sep 18, 2017
Hey QM, on your page you're listed as a level 62 quizzer in English, but in the comments sections you're elevated to a very modest ∞ !
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level 79
May 30, 2018
61 now. QM is slipping . . .
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level 58
Jun 15, 2019
Now only 60.
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level 72
Sep 18, 2017
on an unrelated note... i thought of another fun fact. Bloemfontein is where JRR tolkien was born. So thats two
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level 45
Feb 12, 2018
Tehran?
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level 80
Feb 12, 2018
Hasn't this question already been answered?
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level 56
Feb 12, 2018
Lima?
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level 57
Jun 14, 2019
Needs to be updated for Burundi's new capital.
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level ∞
Jun 14, 2019
Done
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level 65
Jun 17, 2019
In the list of answers, the country listed for Gitega is "Africa," rather than Burundi.
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level ∞
Jun 18, 2019
Okay, fixed
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level 32
Nov 3, 2019
Curious as to how this is measured. . . Is it by the highest point within the city limits, the highest point of the metro area, or the average elevation of the city limits? No real point to the question, just curious.
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level ∞
Nov 3, 2019
Honestly, I'm not sure. It's possible that different cities use different methodologies. It seems that using the elevation of the city center would make the most sense.