World Capitals By Letter - C

Name the national capital cities that begin with the letter C.
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Last updated: December 16, 2015
First submittedApril 20, 2014
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Africa
Cairo
Cape Town
Conakry
(Cotonou)
Asia
(Colombo)
Europe
Chisinau
Copenhagen
North America
Castries
Oceania
Canberra
South America
Caracas
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Level 72
Dec 15, 2015
I think the last header is supposed to say 'South America' :)
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Level ∞
Dec 16, 2015
Fixed
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Level 83
Dec 15, 2015
and colombo isn't the capital of sri lanka
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Level 74
Dec 29, 2015
Many publications say that it is. Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte is a suburb of Colombo (only 5 miles from downtown Colombo!), and many publications list Colombo as the capital. In addition, the High Court is in downtown Colombo (which makes it the judicial capital) and Colombo is also listed widely, even by places that name SJK as the capital, as the commercial capital.
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Level 80
Apr 7, 2016
From my understanding it's pretty similar to the situation in Delhi where New Delhi is really just a neighborhood or district of Delhi. Same deal with Colombo and Sri JK
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Level 72
Dec 16, 2015
Maybe there's a specific reason but both Cape Town and Cotonou are listed as "secondary" capitals in the World Capitals quiz so why are you shown one but not the other? I do agree that Colombo deserves at least a mention
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Level 65
Jun 7, 2020
I guess it's because Cape Town is explicitly listed as a capital by South Africa, while Cotonou is not explicitly listed as a capital even though it is the seat of government. This last one actually happens quite often without us even noticing; I'm from Chile, and even though our only capital city is Santiago, the seat of government is in Valparaíso!

I think the only reason that Cotonou is counted and Valparaíso is not is because Cotonou is the largest (and probably best known) city in Benin, so it's better to explicitly state that it's not being counted as a capital.

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Level 59
Dec 20, 2015
Ah the South Africa question! Is it Cape Town, is is Pretoria? A question as eternal as life itself......
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Level 44
Apr 7, 2016
It's both, and Bloemfontein...
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Level 78
Nov 2, 2017
Yep. Think of it like that wonderful product from one of Saturday Night Live's "commercials". Shimmer. Is it a floor wax? Or is it a dessert topping? It's BOTH!!! (back when SNL was funny)
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Level 53
Apr 11, 2016
What about City of Singapore as the capital of Singapore?
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Level 81
Aug 1, 2018
Sure. And City of Ottawa for Canada, and City of Moscow for Russia, and City of Kinshasa for the DRC, and . . .
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Level 24
May 22, 2016
Cardiff?
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Level 77
Jul 29, 2016
Wales isn't a country by these standards, much as you might like it to be.
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Level 81
Apr 23, 2019
Wales is as much a country as Sealand.

Cardiff's as valid a national capital as Crayola.

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Level 67
Sep 17, 2019
sealand is not a country
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Level 63
Feb 7, 2020
That's the point
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Level 58
Sep 3, 2020
Wales is very much a country, just not a sovereign one.
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Level 60
Feb 6, 2018
Can you put Cayenne at the start?
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Level 81
Aug 1, 2018
Why? French Guiana isn't a country. Columbus is the capital of Ohio, but it doesn't belong on this quiz.
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Level 67
Aug 26, 2019
Only on Jetpunk do 54% of people get Chisinau.
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Level 43
Aug 26, 2019
Actually, I absolutely do NOT believe that 54% of the people taking the quiz could correctly identify Chisinau without help, e.g. Google. This happens all of the time where so many people supposedly correctly know answers to the most obscure challenges within the quizzes, which is weird, because people are only cheating themselves.
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Level 37
Aug 26, 2019
^ Some of us make the extra effort to memorize obscure capitals (chisinau) precisely because they are obscure. At the same time, I would be really grateful if this site would accept Colombo for Sri Lanka, as I will not attempt to tackle sri.........!
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Level 73
Aug 27, 2019
pretty standard jetpunk-user knowlegde i'd say
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Level 67
Sep 17, 2019
really, most people do geography quizzes here, or at least started out that way and after mastering that moved on to other genres.

Have a little, faith. It is NOT weird to have knowledge and (like to) learn stuff. yes cheaters exist and sadly are on this site as well, but I think a much bigger part are the nerdy type (in a good way!) that like to test and broaden their knowledge.

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Level 45
Dec 9, 2019
And with many geography quizzes, the harder they should be, the higher the score. This is because people who know they don't know them start at the easier quizzes and work their way up. For instance, if you look at the countries of the world quizzes, the blank map without the filled in list has a higher percent correct than the countries of the world with a map.
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Level 64
Sep 16, 2020
I think you are being a little harsh. I would say that many people on this site could name all the capitals of Europe without any prompting such as a map or even a list of countries.
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Level 80
Aug 26, 2019
I got it. Didn't cheat.
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Level 65
Aug 26, 2019
Holy crap that was tough! Didn't get Castries... :(
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Level 67
Sep 17, 2019
The guinea one sounds sort of Irish haha.
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