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Capital Cities: Ports and Saints

List the national capitals whose names refer to a "port" or "saint".
Not necessarily in English
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First submittedAugust 5, 2014
Last updatedApril 21, 2017
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Ports
Port Louis
Port Moresby
Port Vila
Port-au-Prince
Port-of-Spain
Porto-Novo
Saints
Saint George's
Saint John's
San José
San Marino
San Salvador
Santiago
Santo Domingo
Sao Tome
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level 64
Apr 21, 2017
Tried 10 different spellings of "Saint Petersburg". Palmface.
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level 48
May 18, 2017
St.Petersburg is not a capital city.
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level 64
May 18, 2017
That's why they facepalmed.
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level 52
May 18, 2017
Or apparently palmfaced
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level 48
May 18, 2017
Saint Petersburg, however spelled, is not a national capital.
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level 64
May 18, 2017
How about adding Copenhagen? I know it's rather obscure, but the name derives from the originial designation Køpmannæhafn, which means “merchants' harbour”. Or is there a difference between harbour and port that I don't know?
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level 66
May 18, 2017
Seconded
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level 45
May 22, 2017
I missed Copenhagen too.
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level 46
May 25, 2017
Indeed. The name in icelandic is Kaupmannahöfn, which means merchants port.
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level 45
May 29, 2017
You don't have to go to the Icelandic language, in Danish it is København.
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level 66
May 18, 2017
Nice idea. Interestingly the 'Bandar' in 'Bandar Seri Begawan' also seems to derive from the Persian word for Port :-)
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level 51
May 18, 2017
It does, however in Malay, which is spoken in Brunei, Bandar means "town" or "city", which may be why it is not included.
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level 69
May 18, 2017
San Salvador (Holy Savior) refers to Jesus Christ, who is not considered a saint. He is above sainthood.
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level 79
May 18, 2017
Great quiz! I agree with Joez, though. San Salvador does not translate to Saint, nor does it refer to a saint. It means Holy Savior, and should be removed from this quiz.
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level 62
May 18, 2017
Fun quiz! Enjoyed that one.
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level 66
May 19, 2017
Actually Santiago is named after an Apostle. It's the Spanish translation for James or Jacob, and it just happens to start with "San", but it doesn't refer to a Saint.
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level 73
May 19, 2017
I don't see why an apostle is not supposed to be a saint.
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level 72
Jul 25, 2017
Sorry, but that's not correct.
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level 53
May 20, 2017
Bandar Seri Begawan, capital of Brunei; "Bandar" means port. TMI: It is derived from Persian and passed through Indian languages
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level 78
May 30, 2017
Sao Paulo?
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level 73
Jun 15, 2017
Is the capital of...?
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level 61
Jun 21, 2017
Saturn
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level 48
Jul 3, 2019
Is Saint John's really a national capital? Newfoundland and Labrador is a province.
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level 71
Jul 3, 2019
That's a different one: here it's Saint John's, capital of Antigua and Barbuda