World Capitals Closest to Grytviken

Mightythor is the inspiration for this quiz. He says "I like these ones that name places I've never heard of and I have to guess where it is by filling in capitals and seeing what hits and how far." OK then, which national capital cities are closest to Grytviken?
Quiz by Jerry928
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Last updated: April 23, 2017
First submittedOctober 9, 2014
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km
capital
miles
2647
Montevideo
1645
2774
Buenos Aires
1724
3532
Santiago
2194
3669
Asunción
2280
4398
Brasilia
2733
5011
La Paz
3133
5657
Windhoek
3515
5747
Maseru
3571
5890
Lima
3660
6038
Gaborone
3752
km
capital
miles
6092
Pretoria
3786
6236
Mbabane
3875
6361
Maputo
3952
6692
Luanda
4158
6918
Paramaribo
4298
6959
Harare
4324
7000
Lusaka
2350
7094
Georgetown
4408
7136
Quito
4434
7158
Monrovia
4448
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Level 70
Oct 9, 2014
Good quiz. Don't forget that Cape Town and Bloemfontein are also capitals of South Africa, and that Sucre is also a capital of Bolivia.
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Level 65
Oct 9, 2014
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Level 67
Apr 21, 2017
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Level 52
Apr 23, 2017
Those type-ins didn't work for me. I put Cape Town first, and then Bloemfontein, and neither was accepted.
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Level 74
Apr 23, 2017
OK, those work as type-ins for their countries' co-capitals as well.
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Level 37
May 10, 2020
Jerry - just a polite nitpick, but as others have said, since this quiz asks about capitals rather than countries, would it not be more accurate to have each capital of South Africa and Bolivia as separate answers rather than type-ins?
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Level 74
May 10, 2020
Not a nit-pick at all, that's a very fair point! I did think of doing it that way, but ended up kinda copying the template that the World Capitals quiz uses, which is to load up all capitals for each country into one answer, and giving you the point if you name any one of them.
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Level 65
Oct 9, 2014
:)
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Level 55
Oct 24, 2014
Just missed Monrovia.
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Level 77
Oct 3, 2016
yeah Monrovia came out of nowhere
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Level 56
Apr 14, 2015
So nice kind of quiz !!
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Level 47
Jun 14, 2017
Loved that. Still don't know where it is.
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Level 74
Jun 14, 2017
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Level 53
Jan 30, 2018
Awesome idea for a quiz
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Level 28
Jun 18, 2018
WHAT???? LIBERIA'S CAPITAL???? NOOOOOO
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Level 67
Mar 25, 2019
I MUST BE THE ONLY PERSON who knew when Grytviken is b beforehand! (South Georgia) :)
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Level 72
Oct 15, 2019
No, I knew it too because my brother won the Virginia state geography bee on a question about it
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Level 67
Feb 13, 2020
My first try was oslo and 2nd reykjavik. It sounded scandinavian to me (something like great borough), but when nothing scandinavian hit, I moved to south africa because it really looks to be a germanic language. I am bad at african capitals though... so I couldnt only think if a few and not many were hit, so I was stuck, didnt cross my mind to cross the ocean. Well I actually thought it was a bit away from the mainland, looking at the distances aswell, but still didnt think of naming anything non african.
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Level 67
Feb 13, 2020
I was right about the name being scandinavian, it means grit/gravel inlet/bay. (Im not sure if there is difference in english between inlet and bay, so used both)
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Level 37
May 10, 2020
I knew about Grytviken too - but I found this quiz based on a comment someone made on another quiz and thought "that could be fun"

I managed to get 100% through simply guessing all the African coast capitals until I got the few I was missing.

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Level 72
Oct 15, 2019
Please accept Gaberone
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Level 66
Mar 17, 2020
Yeah, I blew this one by spelling it Gabarone then dismissing anything east of that.