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Capital Cities on their Country's Border

Name the capitals whose urban area reaches their country's border, or fronts a river that marks their country's border.
Frontages to the sea or lakes don't count
Quiz by Jerry928
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Last updated: June 16, 2016
First submittedJune 9, 2014
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capital
Asunción
Bangui
Bratislava
Brazzaville
Jerusalem
capital
Kinshasa
Lomé
Maseru
Monaco
N'Djamena
capital
Rome
Tashkent
Vaduz
Vatican City
Vientiane
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level 44
Jul 6, 2014
Rome got me :)
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level 44
Jul 8, 2014
Please accept Vatican for Vatican City
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level 72
Jul 9, 2014
OK, "Vatican" will work now. The name of the country is actually "Vatican City", although I think with a population of less than a thousand that is false advertising.
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level 32
Sep 4, 2014
4/14 . I got Lome , N'djamena , Vaduz and Taskent
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level 49
Sep 4, 2014
I believe that Singapore belongs on this list. The distance across the Congo River at Kinshasa/Brazzaville is far greater than the distance across the Johor Strait at Singapore. The fact that one is fresh water and the other is salt water should not be of consequence.
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level 72
Sep 4, 2014
Yes, I was tempted to include Singapore when this quiz was written, for exactly the reason you give. In the end it was decided to design it allowing border river frontages and excluding sea coasts, and that has been stated in the instructions.
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level 67
Sep 6, 2014
Is it worth to consider adding Jerusalem?
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level 67
Sep 24, 2014
I agree. Jerusalem straddles the border of Palestine, which is listed in several quizes as "197-204" countries.
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level 72
Sep 24, 2014
Here we have a disputed capital next to a disputed border between two countries disputing each others existence. Which makes answering this question in 2014 very difficult.
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level 66
Feb 17, 2015
What about Niamey? Isn't that pretty close?
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level 72
Feb 17, 2015
It's about 50 km / 30 miles from its border
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level 54
Mar 18, 2015
How about Jerusalem? isn't that on the border too? I mean even if you say Palestine isn't a country, it still isn't part of Israel either.
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level 72
Jun 6, 2016
See my answer below.
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level 61
Jun 6, 2016
If you count Lome here then you should also have Jerusalem.
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level 72
Jun 6, 2016
OK, you've persuaded me! Jerusalem's been added.
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level 64
Feb 2, 2017
I'm going to need that explained to me Wasn't the problem with Jerusalem the fact that it was on a disputed border? The border that Lomé is on is very much recognised by both Togo and Ghana... I lived there for a wee while back in 2014 and there was nothing disputed - has something changed?
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level 54
Jun 16, 2016
Why are Lomé and N'Djamena out of alphabetical order? Completely threw me!
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level 72
Jun 16, 2016
OK, that's sorted (literally).
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level 67
May 3, 2017
Porto Novo (Benin) reaches the border (river) with Nigeria. Something to consider?
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level 72
May 3, 2017
Interesting one! I just had a look at satellite view on googlemaps and it does get pretty close, but there seems to be a clear, solid band of forest between the edge of the city and the border.
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level 56
Apr 12, 2019
Would you not have to add East Jerusalem, if you take Jerusalem?
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level 72
Apr 12, 2019
We take Ramallah as Palestine's capital.
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level 76
Dec 2, 2019
Driving into San Marino it's settled all the way from the border to the citadel right up the hill.
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