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Afghanistan

Back in the day, the capital city of Afghanistan was the learning center of Zoroastrianism, Buddhism, and Hinduism. However, today Kabul's population comprises of 99% Muslims.

Algeria

Algiers is home to some of the most unique architectural boulevards, apartments, and villas spanning decades back into the rich history of the city. Ottoman palaces are located in and around the city limits.

Austria

Vienna is home to over 1700 acres of vineyards and produces popular white wine varieties in the country. The capital is also known as the city of music and promotes operatic theatre.

Bangladesh

Dhaka is one of the most populated cities with over 15 million residents. Dhaka is also home to over 400,000 bicycle taxis ferrying locals and tourists across the city.

Belarus

Minsk has two official languages, Belarusian and Russian. The country is also home to Nobel laureates and is a place that promotes literature.

Brazil

Brasilia is the fourth most populous metropolis in the South American continent. Brasilia was not always the capital of Brazil. Rio de Janeiro held the title for almost 200 years before it was officially changed in 1960.

Canada

The word Ottawa comes from the Algonquin word "Adawe" which means to trade. The capital city is also home to the most educated people in the country with many being scientists, engineers, and Ph.Ds.

China

Beijing is one of the few cities that has been nominated to be the capital for different dynasties since 221 BC. The city is also home to seven of the world's most popular UNESCO heritage sites.

Cuba

Havana plays host to the International Ballet Festival, a long-standing tradition that started back in the year 1960. It is one of the most beautiful cities in the country.

Egypt

Greater Cairo is the largest city both in the middle east and African continent. The longest river in the world, the mighty Nile runs through Cairo.

France

Paris is home to the iconic Eiffel Tower. The megastructure was supposed to be a temporary construction intended to stand no more than 20 years since the date it was built.

Greece

Athens has seen every form of government from monarchy, democracy, socialism, capitalism, and communism and was home to the first-ever known form of democracy.

Germany

Berlin has 180 museums in total that attract over 15 million visitors each year. Berlin is also the city of bridges with around 1700 in total. Most people choose to take a boat trip around Berlin to explore the canals.

Fiji

Suva became the capital city of Fiji in 1882. The city is host to many international and regional intergovernmental agencies and NGOs in the Pacific.

Haiti

The capital city was officially incorporated in 1749. Port Au Prince is Haiti's economic hub for the most common exports including coffee and sugar. In recent times tourism has become a major part of the capital's economy.

Hungary

Budapest is home to many UNESCO world heritage sites including Danube, Heroes Square, and Buda Castle among many others. The name Budapest comes from combining the two cities Buda and Pest.

Indonesia

Jakarta had its name changed several times to its present-day name Jakarta. Also, Jakarta is not an official city, but a province that has a special status in the Republic.

India

New Delhi is the political center of the country, where the President of India resides at the Rashtrapati Bhavan (President's House). It is also the second wealthiest city in the country after Mumbai.

Italy

Rome is known for the iconic grand Colosseum, a beautiful stone amphitheater arena. Ancient Rome is still a few levels below the streets as the modern city has piled up with buildings over.

Iraq

Baghdad was originally the first capital of the British Mandate of Mesopotamia before it became the capital city of Iraq. the Baghdad Zoo was one of the largest zoos in the Middle East at the time.

Ireland

Dublin is home to the youngest population in the European continent with approximately 50% of the residents are under the age of 25. The city also has 666 licensed pubs.

Japan

Tokyo has the busiest intersection in the world -Shibuya crossing, where over a 1000 people cross during peak hours. Tokyo's Ritz Carlton features one of the most expensive suites.

Kenya

What was previously nothing more than a swamp is now home to skyscrapers and modern-day buildings. Nairobi is also one of the few cities in the world that has a national park.

Kuwait

Kuwait is a shopper's paradise that forms a major part of its tourism and social life. The country is one of the many oil-rich nations in the Middle East and relies heavily on oil exports to run the economy, tax-free!

Laos

The capital city is a popular tourist destination with Buddhist temples, friendly people, and the local cuisine. French colonial architecture and influence ensured the revival of a city that was in ruins in 1893.

Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur is one of the fastest-growing metropolitan cities today. The capital city is home to the iconic Petronas Twin towers. The population is a mix of Indian, Malaysian, and Chinese residents.

Mexico

Mexico City is one of the oldest cities in the North American continent. It boasts a rich Spanish history with over 21 million people currently residing in the capital.

Nepal

Enjoy the scenic beauty and mountainous terrain of the capital city, close to the Himalayas. Kathmandu is also home to many UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Netherlands

Amsterdam is home to 165 canals that form a ring stretching nearly 60 miles. It has now become part of the world UNESCO heritage site in 2010. Amsterdam also has around 1281 bridges.

New Zealand

Wellington is built on hills surrounding one of the largest deepwater ports in the southern hemisphere. Wellington is also the culinary capital of the country with more bars, restaurants, and cafes per capita compared to New York.

Panama

Panama City is well known for one of the most important waterways in the shipping route, the Panama Canal. It allows ships to sail from the Atlantic to the Pacific without having to sail around South America.

Philippines

Manila is home to the oldest Chinatown located in the Binondo district founded in the 16th century. Located in the heart of the city, the San Agustin church was completed in 1607 and was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Poland

The oldest part of Warsaw was established in the 13th century and is one of the primary tourist attractions. In 1980, Warsaw Old Town was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Portugal

The capital city of Portugal is built on seven hills. It has one of the mildest climates in Europe and is home to the largest estuary on the Tagus river which is 14 km wide.

Saudi Arabia

Riyadh houses the country's oldest university founded in the year 1957, King Saud University. There are more than 4000 mosques in the city area. The people of Riyadh celebrate the unification of the kingdom on the 23rd of September.

South Korea

Seoul is home to five UNESCO world heritage sites including Royal Tombs of Joseon Dynasty, Namhansanseong, Jongmyo Shrine, Hwaseong Fortress, and Changdeokgung Palace.

Sweden

The first ever Nobel prizes were awarded in the city of Stockholm in the year 1901. The city is also home to the Ericsson Globe, the largest hemispherical building in the world.

United Kingdom

Big Ben, London Eye, Buckingham Palace, and Westminster Abbey are the well-known landmarks that come to your mind when you think of London. Fun fact- over 300 languages are spoken in this culturally diverse city.

Zimbabwe

The capital city of Zimbabwe was known as Salisbury until 1982. This city is situated around 4890 ft above sea level and has nearly doubled its population with 1.5 million people residing in the city.

Switzerland

Bern is home to one of the tallest cathedral spires in Switzerland. German is the primary language of the residents of the city. The Old Town of Bern, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, attracts tourists from all over the world.

Albania

Major international corporations are in the capital city of Tirana. Tirana is also home to one of the largest passenger ports in the Adriatic Sea, the Port of Durres to facilitate trade.

Russia

The Kremlin which is the President's home is located in the cosmopolitan capital city, Moscow. It is also one of the most populated cities in the country.

Belize

Belmopan is one of the fastest-growing population centers in Belize. It is also one of the safest cities in the country and has major banks, embassies, consulates, supermarkets, and bustling nightlife.

Myanmar (Burma)

Naypyitaw is home to the most visited Uppatasanti Pagoda. The capital city also features a variety of cuisines and dining palates serving Myanmar's unique flavors for both the locals and tourists.

Cape Verde

Praia is the political center, commercial center, and a business hub for Republic of Cape Verde (also known as Cabo Verde). Many national and international soccer players hail from the capital city.

Dominica

Roseau is home to popular tourist attractions including the Roman Catholic cathedral, St. George's Church, and Victoria memorial Museum.

El Salvador

San Salvador is home to the National Theater of El Salvador, one of the oldest in the country. It also houses the biggest shopping center, Metrocentro in the country.

French Guiana

Cayenne is the capital city of French Guiana. It was founded in 1643 by the French and was renamed to Cayenne in the year 1777. Back in the day, Cayenne was also known as the city of the condemned.

Jordan

Amman is the political center of the country and a constitutional monarchy. The Executive head of the state resides in the capital city. Amman is also the 8th most visited city in the middle east.

Morocco

The Museum Mohamed VI of Modern and Contemporary Art, the Currency Museum of the Bank Al-Maghrib, Hassan Tower, and Assounna Mosque are some of the prominent landmarks in the capital city, Rabat.

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11th April, 2019

You may know the names of many countries, their prominent landmarks, and even recognize famous personalities who hail from these places. But can you guess their capital cities? We bring you 50 countries of the world in this ultimate world capitals quiz. Play now and find out how many you can get right.

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