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Jump between World Capitals and Country Centroids

Starting at the North Pole, move to the nearest capital/country centroid. From there, move to the closest capital/country centroid you haven't visited yet. Keep going until you've visited all 196 capitals and all 196 countries
Data from Portland State University (https://www.pdx.edu/econ/country-geography-data), for missing countries from CIA (https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/fields/2011.html)
Hints: at the end of each answer, you are shown the initial letter of the following answer. If the following answer has either a space or a "-" in it, the initial is followed by dots
The number in the 'D' column shows how many km you have to travel to reach the destination
The following 'dubious' capitals are used in this quiz: Colombo, Melekeok, Pretoria, Sucre, Tarawa
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Last updated: October 19, 2015
First submittedOctober 19, 2015
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D (km)
NORTH POLE . N
2,515
Norway . S
529
Sweden . S
385
Stockholm . T
380
Tallinn . H
82
Helsinki . E
181
Estonia . L
204
Latvia . R
65
Riga . L
178
Lithuania . V
106
Vilnius . M
172
Minsk . B
59
Belarus . K
378
Kiev . U
171
Ukraine . M
298
Moldova . C
26
Chisinau . R
307
Romania . B
179
Bucharest . B
192
Bulgaria . S
166
Sofia . M
171
Macedonia . S
61
Skopje . K
74
Kosovo . P
16
Pristina . M
141
Montenegro . P
41
Podgorica . T
131
Tirana . A
42
Albania . G
313
Greece . A
150
Athens . S
711
Serbia . B
93
Belgrade . S
198
Sarajevo . B..
46
Bosnia and Herzegovina . C
148
Croatia . Z
94
Zagreb . S
82
Slovenia . L
40
Ljubljana . A
172
Austria . V
168
Vienna . B
55
Bratislava . B
161
Budapest . H
53
Hungary . S
175
Slovakia . C..
325
Czech Republic . P
87
Prague . B
280
Berlin . G
253
Germany . L
335
Luxembourg . L
22
Luxembourg . B
149
Belgium . B
39
Brussels . A
173
Amsterdam . N
65
Netherlands . L
416
London . U..
312
United Kingdom . D
249
Dublin . I
115
Ireland . P
866
Paris . F
259
France . B
364
Bern . S
70
Switzerland . V
94
Vaduz . L
1
Liechtenstein . M
413
Monaco . M
1
Monaco . I
D (km)
COUNTRY/CAPITAL
405
Italy . V..
109
Vatican City . V..
-
Vatican City . R
5
Rome . S..
227
San Marino . S..
1
San Marino . T
814
Tunis . T
304
Tunisia . T
347
Tripoli . M
352
Malta . V
9
Valletta . A
1,033
Algiers . A
651
Andorra . A..
1
Andorra la Vella . S
472
Spain . M
26
Madrid . P
355
Portugal . L
160
Lisbon . R
561
Rabat . M
252
Morocco . A
953
Algeria . M
1,352
Mali . O
581
Ouagadougou . B..
11
Burkina Faso . N
419
Niamey . B
433
Benin . T
193
Togo . G
247
Ghana . A
278
Accra . L
168
Lome . P..
158
Porto-Novo . A
609
Abuja . N
104
Nigeria . M
647
Malabo . E..
300
Equatorial Guinea . L
178
Libreville . S..
281
Sao Tome and Principe . S..
79
Sao Tome . G
596
Gabon . R..
373
Republic of the Congo . B
374
Brazzaville . K
7
Kinshasa . L
549
Luanda . A
628
Angola . N
1,079
Namibia . W
60
Windhoek . B
708
Botswana . G
331
Gaborone . P
259
Pretoria . M
301
Mbabane . S
67
Swaziland . M
116
Maputo . L
581
Lesotho . M
100
Maseru . S..
222
South Africa . Z
1,211
Zimbabwe . H
171
Harare . L
398
Lusaka . Z
214
Zambia . L
633
Lilongwe . M
90
Malawi . M
437
Mozambique . M
1,019
Moroni . C
119
Comoros . A
825
Antananarivo . M
86
Madagascar . P..
D (km)
COUNTRY/CAPITAL
1,110
Port Louis . M
14
Mauritius . V
1,748
Victoria . S
24
Seychelles . M
1,361
Mogadishu . S
450
Somalia . D
692
Djibouti . D
41
Djibouti . S
432
Sanaa . Y
390
Yemen . E
929
Eritrea . A
27
Asmara . K
687
Khartoum . S
318
Sudan . S..
638
South Sudan . J
389
Juba . U
415
Uganda . K
99
Kampala . K
376
Kigali . R
13
Rwanda . B
159
Burundi . B
79
Bujumbura . D..
623
Democratic Republic of the Congo . B
992
Bangui . C..
328
Central African Republic . C
854
Cameroon . Y
254
Yaounde . N
990
N'Djamena . C
540
Chad . N
1,013
Niger . L
1,380
Libya . E
1,180
Egypt . C
422
Cairo . I
407
Israel . J
39
Jerusalem . A
71
Amman . J
135
Jordan . D
269
Damascus . L
42
Lebanon . B
45
Beirut . C
238
Cyprus . N
16
Nicosia . T
462
Turkey . A
237
Ankara . S
756
Syria . I
537
Iraq . B
58
Baghdad . K..
556
Kuwait City . K
31
Kuwait . M
429
Manama . B
24
Bahrain . Q
123
Qatar . D
10
Doha . A..
301
Abu Dhabi . U..
102
United Arab Emirates . O
392
Oman . M
433
Muscat . I
1,066
Iran . T
451
Tehran . B
536
Baku . A
176
Azerbaijan . A
221
Armenia . Y
61
Yerevan . T
170
Tbilisi . G
103
Georgia . A
D (km)
COUNTRY/CAPITAL
1,329
Ashgabat . T
174
Turkmenistan . U
434
Uzbekistan . T
481
Tashkent . D
305
Dushanbe . T
217
Tajikistan . K
448
Kyrgyzstan . B
154
Bishkek . K
806
Kazakhstan . A
434
Astana . K
1,858
Kabul . A
289
Afghanistan . P
534
Pakistan . I
535
Islamabad . N..
690
New Delhi . N
681
Nepal . K
130
Kathmandu . T
427
Thimphu . B
93
Bhutan . B
397
Bangladesh . D
11
Dhaka . B
703
Burma . N
167
Naypyidaw . V
709
Vientiane . L
145
Laos . V
332
Vietnam . C
466
Cambodia . P..
125
Phnom Penh . B
537
Bangkok . T
161
Thailand . H
824
Hanoi . T
1,587
Taiwan . T
164
Taipei . M
1,157
Manila . P
447
Philippines . B..
1,115
Bandar Seri Begawan . B
52
Brunei . M
396
Malaysia . I
626
Indonesia . J
1,162
Jakarta . S
894
Singapore . S
10
Singapore . K..
306
Kuala Lumpur . S..
2,356
Sri Lanka . C
134
Colombo . M
765
Male . M
116
Maldives . I
2,298
India . C
2,768
China . M
1,141
Mongolia . U
297
Ulaanbaatar . B
1,170
Beijing . P
810
Pyongyang . N..
176
North Korea . S
285
Seoul . S..
150
South Korea . J
975
Japan . T
159
Tokyo . M
3,164
Melekeok . P
13
Palau . P..
1,937
Papua New Guinea . P..
405
Port Moresby . S..
1,310
Solomon Islands . H
189
Honiara . V
1,055
Vanuatu . P..
D (km)
COUNTRY/CAPITAL
238
Port-Vila . F
708
Fiji . S
364
Suva . T
720
Tonga . N
127
Nuku'alofa . A
886
Apia . S
67
Samoa . F
1,081
Funafuti . T
143
Tuvalu . T
1,172
Tarawa . K
10
Kiribati . M
652
Majuro . M..
428
Marshall Islands . N
1,061
Nauru . Y
2
Yaren . F..
1,268
Federated States of Micronesia . P
9
Palikir . E..
3,979
East Timor . D
48
Dili . A
2,139
Australia . C
1,738
Canberra . N..
2,186
New Zealand . W
167
Wellington . C
9,165
Chile . S
262
Santiago . A
568
Argentina . B..
603
Buenos Aires . M
202
Montevideo . U
228
Uruguay . A
857
Asuncion . P
238
Paraguay . S
869
Sucre . B
269
Bolivia . P
1,342
Peru . L
447
Lima . E
1,177
Ecuador . Q
141
Quito . B
728
Bogota . C
157
Colombia . V
847
Venezuela . C
392
Caracas . S..
586
Saint George's . G
11
Grenada . K
124
Kingstown . S..
10
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines . S..
74
Saint Lucia . C
13
Castries . R
150
Roseau . D
14
Dominica . A..
187
Antigua and Barbuda . S..
8
Saint John's . B
95
Basseterre . S..
4
Saint Kitts and Nevis . B
576
Barbados . B
11
Bridgetown . P..
339
Port-of-Spain . T..
37
Trinidad and Tobago . G
527
Georgetown . G
236
Guyana . S
348
Suriname . P
201
Paramaribo . B
1,864
Brazil . B
765
Brasilia . P
4,329
Praia . C..
129
Cape Verde . D
D (km)
COUNTRY/CAPITAL
718
Dakar . B
166
Banjul . G
138
Gambia . S
159
Senegal . G..
266
Guinea-Bissau . B
106
Bissau . C
332
Conakry . F
126
Freetown . S..
189
Sierra Leone . G
225
Guinea . B
381
Bamako . C..
629
Cote d'Ivoire . Y
87
Yamoussoukro . L
420
Liberia . M
192
Monrovia . N
1,420
Nouakchott . M
666
Mauritania . D
4,313
Denmark . C
169
Copenhagen . O
484
Oslo . F
956
Finland . M
1,145
Moscow . W
1,154
Warsaw . P
94
Poland . I
2,569
Iceland . R
193
Reykjavik . C
3,704
Canada . U..
1,937
United States . M
2,564
Mexico . M..
596
Mexico City . G
1,033
Guatemala . G..
127
Guatemala City . S..
177
San Salvador . E..
55
El Salvador . T
162
Tegucigalpa . H
116
Honduras . N
275
Nicaragua . M
167
Managua . S..
339
San Jose . C..
16
Costa Rica . P
471
Panama . P..
63
Panama City . K
1,038
Kingston . J
42
Jamaica . C
425
Cuba . N
400
Nassau . B
162
Bahamas . H
662
Havana . B
916
Belize . B
25
Belmopan . H
1,732
Haiti . P..
51
Port-au-Prince . D..
217
Dominican Republic . S..
61
Santo Domingo . W
2,361
Washington . O
732
Ottawa . R
8,111
Russia . R
5,554
Riyadh . S..
223
Saudi Arabia . A..
1,766
Addis Ababa . E
127
Ethiopia . K
922
Kenya . N
230
Nairobi . D
553
Dodoma . T
85
Tanzania .
+1
level 78
Oct 19, 2015
Fantastic. Not too many huge jumps at the end.
+1
level 60
Oct 19, 2015
146!!!!!
+1
level 61
May 9, 2018
Melekeok is no capital