A capital or simply put as the capital city is a district or town or a municipality that holds the primary status within a country, province, state or another administrative region, generally as its seat of government. The 197 towns or cities as identified as the capital cities of their countries constitute the world capitals and each of them differ in terms of currency, healthcare, pollution level, inhabitants, standard of living, safety and many other factors. All these factors prompt towards the quality of life. Thus, one of the most frequent question striking our mind could be that what is the best place to live? Well, as per the survey Australian capital Canberra is the world’s best place to live in and thereafter the Canadian Ottawa. Apart from this London- the capital city of the Great Britain is one of the most visited towns of the world followed by Bangkok- the capital city of Thailand and then the capital city of France i.e. Paris.
|Andorra||Andorra la Vella|
|Antigua and Barbuda||Saint John's|
|Bolivia||Sucre (de jure),
La Paz (seat of government)
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||Sarajevo|
|Brunei||Bandar Seri Begawan|
|Central African Republic||Bangui|
|Congo, Democratic Republic of the||Kinshasa|
|Congo, Republic of the||Brazzaville|
|Costa Rica||San Jose|
|Dominican Republic||Santo Domingo|
|El Salvador||San Salvador|
|Equatorial Guinea||Malabo (de jure),
Oyala (seat of government)
Lobamba (legislative, royal)
|Nauru||Yaren District (de facto)|
|Papua New Guinea||Port Moresby|
|Saint Kitts and Nevis||Basseterre|
|Saint Vincent and the Grenadines||Kingstown|
|San Marino||San Marino|
|Sao Tome and Principe||São Tomé|
|South Africa||Pretoria (administrative),
Cape Town (legislative),
|Sri Lanka||Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte|
|Trinidad and Tobago||Port of Spain|
|Ukraine||Kyiv (also known as Kiev)|
|United Arab Emirates||Abu Dhabi|
|United States of America||Washington, D.C.|
|Vatican City (Holy See)||Vatican City|
Every country comprises of multiple cities and each of those holds their own importance in some of the other ways. Out of these one city is termed as the country’s capital city. For example- the capital of the USA is Washington DC, London is the capital city of UK, New Delhi of India and many others in the same way. You must be rather confused that what makes a capital city unique? The capital city often referred to as capital is usually the one from where the government of the country functions. Every prominent office such as the highest court of justice, parliament and others are usually situated in the capital city. The official leaders of the governing bodies work in the capital city. Additionally, it is the capital city that constitutes of homes of all the significant leaders.
Capital cities or Capitals are often large but perhaps not the largest city in the country. Some countries like South Africa have more that one capital i.e. 3 and 2 respectively. Few smaller countries usually identified as city-state are itself the capitals i.e. country itself is the capital city. For e.g.- Singapore in Asia and Vatican City in Europe. A tiny island country of South Pacific Ocean named as Nauru doesn’t comprise of any capital. Few countries also change capitals frequently. Usually, Capitals are the cities that have always existed within the country however, sometimes it might be possible that new cities can be built in order to make it the capital city. One such example is Canberra. Beijing- the capital city of China is the world’s largest capital that accommodates about more than 20 million population. Ngerulmud- the capital city of Palau, which is a tiny Pacific island country with around 400 inhabitants.
The most fascinating thing about the world capitals the existing diversity amongst these cities across the world. We collected all name the capitals of the world. These world capitals or the capital cities of the countries also serve as the centers of prime economic, cultural, population or intellectual centers of the nation and are generally called as the primate cities. The news media usually makes use of the name of capital cities as an alternate name for the country. For example- The relations amongst London and Washington symbolizes the relation between UK and USA. There are 195 countries recognized by the United Nations and some dependent territories and all have their capitals with some exceptions where the country itself is capital and in some cases, the country has multiple capital cities.