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Capital Cities of North American Countries

North American Capitals with Explanation

North America is the third largest continent of the world and is a home to 23 independent sovereign countries and 9 dependent territories each with its own capitals. North America is a diverse continent that comprises of many languages, people and culture. The best thing is that this continent is also a home to the amazing Aztec temples, polar bears and the Empire state building and even more. Country capitals refer to the administrative region of a country that comprises of the highest number of government seats within a region. For example- In any country, the president directs the affairs from the country’s capital city. Capital city of a country holds a greater significance as the media often symbolizes a country through the name of its capitals because the decision making authority of any of the country depends onto it. The North American continent comprises of two countries that have very high standards of living namely the United States of America and Canada. The large cities of these countries are usually included in the lists of the best places to live in. However, the Canadian Ottawa and Washington DC among the capital cities of North America are the best places to live at. It is a well-known fact that the travel destinations like Los Angeles, New York, Toronto, San Francisco, Miami, Montreal and Vancouver are amongst the topmost tourist places of North America but apart from this the most visited capital cities of the region are inclusive of Washington DC, Mexico City, Ottawa and San Jose in Cost Rica.

List of North America Capitals - Updated List 2020

Country Capital Language/Currency/Time Zone/ Calling Code
Antigua and Barbuda ST John’s
  • The official language of the nation is English
  • The currency Dollar.
  • The calling code is +1-268
  • UTC/GMT standard time followed is -4 hours.
Bahamas Nassau
  • The official language of the nation is English
  • The currency Dollar.
  • The calling code is +1-242
  • UTC/GMT standard time followed is -4 hours.
Barbados Bridgetown
  • The official language of the nation is English
  • The currency Dollar.
  • The calling code is +1-246
  • UTC/GMT standard time followed is -4 hours.
Belize Belmopan
  • The official language of the nation is Spanish & English
  • The currency Dollar.
  • The calling code is +501
  • UTC/GMT standard time followed is -6 hours.
Canada Ottawa
  • The official language of the nation is English
  • The currency Dollar.
  • The calling code is +1
  • UTC/GMT standard time followed is -4 hours.
Costa Rica San Jose
  • The official language of the nation is Spanish
  • The currency Colon.
  • The calling code is +506
  • UTC/GMT standard time followed is -6 hours.
Cuba Havana
  • The official language of the nation is Spanish
  • The currency Peso.
  • The calling code is +53
  • UTC/GMT standard time followed is -4 hours.
Dominica Roseau
  • The official language of the nation is English
  • The currency Dollar.
  • The calling code is +1-767
  • UTC/GMT standard time followed is -4 hours.
Dominican Republic Santo Domingo
  • The official language of the nation is Spanish
  • The currency Peso.
  • The calling code is +1-809
  • UTC/GMT standard time followed is -4 hours.
El Salvador San Salvador
  • The official language of the nation is Spanish
  • The currency Dollar.
  • The calling code is +503
  • UTC/GMT standard time followed is -6 hours.
Grenada ST. George's The official language of the nation is English The currency Dollar. The calling code is +1-473 and UTC/GMT standard time followed is -4 hours.
Guatemala Guatemala City
  • The official language of the nation is Spanish
  • The currency Quetzal.
  • The calling code is +502
  • UTC/GMT standard time followed is -6 hours.
Haiti Port-Au-Prince
  • The official language of the nation is French
  • The currency Gourde.
  • The calling code is +509
  • UTC/GMT standard time followed is -4 hours.
Honduras Tegucigalpa
  • The official language of the nation is Spanish
  • the currency is Lempira.
  • The calling code is +504
  • UTC/GMT standard time followed is -6 hours.
Jamaica Kingston
  • The official language of the nation is English
  • The currency Dollar.
  • The calling code is +1-876
  • UTC/GMT standard time followed is -5 hours.
Mexico Mexico City
  • The official language of the nation is Spanish
  • The currency Peso.
  • The calling code is +52
  • UTC/GMT standard time followed is -5 hours.
Nicaragua Managua
  • The official language of the nation is Spanish
  • The currency Cordoba.
  • The calling code is +505
  • UTC/GMT standard time followed is -6 hours.
Panama Panama City
  • The official language of the nation is Spanish
  • The currency Balboa.
  • The calling code is +507
  • UTC/GMT standard time followed is -5 hours.
Saint Kitts and Nevis Basseterre
  • The official language of the nation is English
  • The currency Dollar.
  • The calling code is +1-869
  • UTC/GMT standard time followed is -4 hours.
Saint Lucia Castries
  • The official language of the nation is English
  • The currency Dollar.
  • The calling code is +1-758
  • UTC/GMT standard time followed is -4 hours.
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Kingstown
  • The official language of the nation is English
  • The currency Dollar.
  • The calling code is +1-784
  • UTC/GMT standard time followed is -4 hours.
Trinidad and Tobago Port of Spain
  • The official language of the nation is English
  • The currency Dollar.
  • The calling code is +1-868
  • UTC/GMT standard time followed is -4 hours.
United States Washington
  • The official language of the nation is English
  • The currency Dollar.
  • The calling code is +1
  • UTC/GMT standard time followed is +-4 hours.

Most visited Capitals of North America

A larger landmass called as Greenland lies far up in the North America and is a home to the descendants of the Vikings as well as the Inuit people. This landmass is actually the part of the European country called Kingdom of Denmark but it holds some autonomous powers and thus has its own capital known as Nuuk. This is also a great place to spot a polar bear. To the south of the Green land lies a large country called Canada with a recognized fag and the capital city Ottawa. The flag of Canada constitutes of a big maple leaf on it. Just below the Canada lies the United States of America with the capital city being Washington DC. And just below this is the Mexico with and easy to memorize capital name called as Mexico City.

Let us see more about these most visited capital cities of North America

Mexico City

Mexico City is the capital city of the country Mexico and is one of the most populous metro cities in North America that accommodates about 20,892,724 people. Mexico City the capital of the Mexico nation is situated in the Mexican Valley at the centre of the country. Mexico City’s population has been found growing continually with an average annual rate of 1.8%. Majority of the Mexican industrial products are manufactured within its surroundings which makes it a logical place for the job seeking migrants to relocate here who consistently keep coming to this city from all around the world. Mexico is the place that most tourists prefer to visit for those Aztec Temples are found here. Majority of people love to visit Mexico City as their favourite vacation spots just like Bermuda, which is a British Overseas Territory located in the far east of the United States of America, in the Atlantic Ocean. The capital city of Bermuda is Hamilton.

Washington D.C.

Located in the District of Colombia Washington D.C. is the capital city of the United States of America and is located at -77.04 longitude and 38.90 latitude. The city is situated at an elevation of about 6 meters above the sea level. This capital city of USA accommodates a population of about 601,723 people that makes it one of the largest city in the District of Colombia. The city operates on the EDT time zone.

Ottawa

Ottawa is the capital city of the North American nation called Canada that accommodates a population of about 812,129 people. The city is located at a longitude of -75.7 and latitude of 45.41. Ottawa is considered to be home to the ceremonial head of state and a constitutional monarchy, which makes it a political centre of the country and hence the capital city. Also the city has a very high standard of living.

San Jose

San Jose is yet another name amongst the most visited capitals of North America and is the capital of the country named as Cost Rica. It is located at -84.08 longitude and 9.93 latitude. The city is situated at an elevation of about 1161 meters above the sea level. Located in San Jose, Cost Rica this capital city with the similar name called San Jose is the largest city here and accommodates a population of about 335,007. This capital city of Cost Rica operates on CDT time zone.

Conclusion

You may find the entire list of North American countries and Capitals here. The North American Capitals like Washington D.C., Mexico City, Ottawa, San Jose hold a worldwide recognition and are amongst the topmost visited cities of the world with very high standards of living. Countries and Capitals of North American continent are diverse and thus differ in environments i.e. some may be large nations like the USA while others might be the beach nations such as Antigua. The continent has 23 independent nations and 9 dependent territories each with its own capital cities.