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World Capitals By Letter - A

Name the national capital cities that begin with the letter A.
Not counting Astana which changed its name to Nur-Sultan in March, 2019
Quiz by relessness
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Last updated: August 2, 2019
First submittedApril 20, 2014
Times taken29,414
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Africa
Abuja
Accra
Addis Ababa
Algiers
Antananarivo
Asmara
Asia
Abu Dhabi
Amman
Ankara
Ashgabat
Europe
Amsterdam
Andorra la Vella
Athens
Oceania
Apia
South America
Asunción
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level 70
Dec 16, 2015
Finally this kind of quiz :)
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level 41
Mar 10, 2016
Ankara is the only one I missed. Incredible stupidity.
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level 49
Mar 10, 2016
I must be the world's worst geographer. I got 5. 58% of you know Madagascar's capital, 49% know Samoa's and Turkmenistan's and 47% know Eritrea's. Unless there's another explanation of how people could have written the correct answers while having access to the internet. LOL
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level 84
Mar 10, 2016
Or that the sampling of people who have taken the quiz are regulars on a site which has a lot of geography quizzes?
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level 16
Mar 10, 2016
I did know all of them you wrote.. Actually the last one for me to remember was Amsterdam lol. Most people here, have already made other capitol/country/flag quizzes and I think these percentages include people who have done the quiz more than once, but not sure about it.
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level 47
Mar 10, 2016
The people who do the quiz before it reaches the front page are always going to get the most correct, so they massively distort the results. However it has been a couple of hours since you commented and already the percentages have fallen by about 5% points each. So the people doing it today are more likely to be getting results similar to yours.
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level 41
Mar 10, 2016
Missed out 4 on my first go, got them all on the second try!
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level 73
Mar 10, 2016
Seems like Côte d'Ivoire's capital (Abidjan) is missing... Or maybe not, since it's the economic capital, and not political. Perhaps you should be more specific in the description?
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level 58
Mar 10, 2016
I thought this too, but apparently they switched it fully to Yamoussoukro in 1983.
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level 73
Jul 15, 2019
According to Yamoussoukro's Wikipedia page: "Yamoussoukro is one of the two political capitals [...] of Ivory Coast". So (three years later) my questions remains.
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level 28
Apr 24, 2016
1:43 remaining
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level 44
Aug 25, 2016
spelt ashgabat wrong oops
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level 58
Apr 19, 2017
how could i forget amsterdam. i live there......
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level 79
Jul 5, 2018
Oh good lord. I thought of Antananarivo, but I didn't type it in because I was currently working on the Asian capitals. Then later when I moved on to Africa, it didn't come to mind. How dumb is that?
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level 64
Mar 20, 2019
Astana was renamed Nursultan.
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level 66
Mar 20, 2019
I can easily recite 95% of the world capitals but I go blank with these kind of quizzes. I got all Africa and missed Amsterdam and Athens.
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level 72
Jun 10, 2019
On 23 March 2019, Kazakhstan's capital was renamed to Nur-Sultan following a unanimous vote by its parliament.
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level 38
Jul 10, 2019
Now let's see how long it's going to take this site to accept it.
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level 66
Jul 15, 2019
It's already accepted as a type-in in several quizzes. Not this one, I suppose, as Nursultan starts with a different letter.
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level 66
Jul 15, 2019
Kazakhstan should get its act together. The capital used to be Alma-Ata, which got renamed to Almaty. Then the capital was moved to Akmola, which used to be called Tselinograd before, which before that was called Akmolinsk, which even before that was called Akmoly. But after becoming the capital its name was changed to Astana, and now it has been changed to Nur-Sultan. *sigh*
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level 76
Aug 3, 2019
Well, with Nur-Sultan, the first change (Akmola -> Tselinograd) was due to the town becoming a city (and because it was during the Soviet times). Then it reverted back to Akmola after the fall of the USSR.
Then, in order to make notice that its was the new Kazakh capital, they renamed it simply as Astana, wich is Capital in Kazakh (This is nothing new, as Seoul falls on the same category).
However, this was seen by many as a placeholder, as they expected the city would be renamed for Nursultan Nazarbayev at some point. This finally happened after his 2 decades-long presidency ended.
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level 77
Jul 15, 2019
I thought this was going to be really hard but I surprised myself and got them all.
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level 31
Jul 15, 2019
same. Almost forgot Antananarivo
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level 63
Jul 16, 2019
So, is The Hague not the capital of the Netherlands any more?
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level 76
Aug 3, 2019
Looking at the Wikipedia page, I'm not sure it ever has been. It's been the seat of government for quite a while but never the capital.
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level 68
Aug 15, 2019
Actually, yes the Hague is the capital. Officially, no it isn't.
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level 61
Aug 4, 2019
RIP Astana
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level 25
Nov 18, 2019
What about Astana?