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Furthest Away Capital Cities of Bordering Countries

List the 40 pairs of Capital Cities which are furthest away despite their countries bordering!
List of countries from 'Countries of the World' quiz
Data from geonames.org
In each pair, the first country in alphabetical order is shown on the left
The first time a city occurs, it is shown in capital letters
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First submittedJuly 12, 2014
Last updatedOctober 21, 2014
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DISTANCE (km)
CAPITAL CITIES
8,706
BRASILIA
PARIS
7,183
PARAMARIBO
Paris
6,429
MOSCOW
PYONGYANG
5,808
BEIJING
Moscow
4,648
Moscow
ULAANBAATAR
4,460
JAKARTA
PORT MORESBY
4,184
Beijing
KABUL
4,065
Beijing
DUSHANBE
3,889
Beijing
ISLAMABAD
3,782
Beijing
NEW DELHI
3,660
ASTANA
Beijing
3,658
BOGOTA
Brasilia
3,577
Brasilia
CARACAS
3,476
Beijing
BISHKEK
3,169
Brasilia
LIMA
3,158
Beijing
KATHMANDU
3,028
MEXICO CITY
WASHINGTON
2,957
Beijing
NAY PYI TAW
2,889
ALGIERS
BAMAKO
2,822
Beijing
THIMPHU
DISTANCE (km)
CAPITAL CITIES
2,784
Algiers
NOUAKCHOTT
2,771
Beijing
VIENTIANE
2,740
Brasilia
GEORGETOWN
2,736
KHARTOUM
TRIPOLI
2,576
Algiers
NIAMEY
2,523
Brasilia
Paramaribo
2,458
Lima
SANTIAGO
2,421
Niamey
Tripoli
2,418
COLOMBO
New Delhi
2,333
Brasilia
BUENOS AIRES
2,321
Beijing
HANOI
2,307
N'DJAMENA
Tripoli
2,279
Astana
Moscow
2,273
Brasilia
MONTEVIDEO
2,273
DODOMA
KINSHASA
2,216
Dodoma
MAPUTO
2,154
Nay Pyi Taw
New Delhi
2,083
DILI
Jakarta
2,074
JUBA
Kinshasa
1,988
Islamabad
TEHRAN
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level 27
Jul 13, 2014
Great quiz! I was very sure that India doesn't border Sri Lanka... my compliments, the land border is just 45 m long: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dhanushkodi
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level 55
Dec 31, 2017
Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte should be accepted rather than Colombo for the capital of Sri Lanka.