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List Of World Capitals By Country - Updated 2020

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.

List Of Countries with Standard Time Zones and Daylight Saving Time

Country Capital city
Afghanistan Kabul
Albania Tirana
Algeria Algiers
Andorra Andorra la Vella
Angola Luanda
Antigua and Barbuda Saint John's
Argentina Buenos Aires
Armenia Yerevan
Australia Canberra
Austria Vienna
Azerbaijan Baku
Bahamas Nassau
Bahrain Manama
Bangladesh Dhaka
Barbados Bridgetown
Belarus Minsk
Belgium Brussels
Belize Belmopan
Benin Porto-Novo
Bhutan Thimphu
Bolivia Sucre (de jure),
La Paz (seat of government)
Bosnia and Herzegovina Sarajevo
Botswana Gaborone
Brazil Brasilia
Brunei Bandar Seri Begawan
Bulgaria Sofia
Burkina Faso Ouagadougou
Burundi Gitega
Cabo Verde Praia
Cambodia Phnom Penh
Cameroon Yaounde
Canada Ottawa
Central African Republic Bangui
Chad N'Djamena
Chile Santiago
China Beijing
Colombia Bogotá
Comoros Moroni
Congo, Democratic Republic of the Kinshasa
Congo, Republic of the Brazzaville
Costa Rica San Jose
Cote d'Ivoire Yamoussoukro
Croatia Zagreb
Cuba Havana
Cyprus Nicosia
Czechia Prague
Denmark Copenhagen
Djibouti Djibouti (city)
Dominica Roseau
Dominican Republic Santo Domingo
Ecuador Quito
Egypt Cairo
El Salvador San Salvador
Equatorial Guinea Malabo (de jure),
Oyala (seat of government)
Eritrea Asmara
Estonia Tallinn
Eswatini
(formerly Swaziland)
Mbabane (administrative),
Lobamba (legislative, royal)
Ethiopia Addis Ababa
Fiji Suva
Finland Helsinki
France Paris
Gabon Libreville
Gambia Banjul
Georgia Tbilisi
Germany Berlin
Ghana Accra
Greece Athens
Grenada Saint George's
Guatemala Guatemala City
Guinea Conakry
Guinea-Bissau Bissau
Guyana Georgetown
Haiti Port-au-Prince
Honduras Tegucigalpa
Hungary Budapest
Iceland Reykjavik
India New Delhi
Indonesia Jakarta
Iran Tehran
Iraq Baghdad
Ireland Dublin
Israel Jerusalem
Italy Rome
Jamaica Kingston
Japan Tokyo
Jordan Amman
Kazakhstan Nur-Sultan
Kenya Nairobi
Kiribati Tarawa
Kosovo Pristina
Kuwait Kuwait City
Kyrgyzstan Bishkek
Laos Vientiane
Latvia Riga
Lebanon Beirut
Lesotho Maseru
Liberia Monrovia
Libya Tripoli
Liechtenstein Vaduz
Lithuania Vilnius
Luxembourg Luxembourg (city)
Madagascar Antananarivo
Malawi Lilongwe
Malaysia Kuala Lumpur
Maldives Male
Mali Bamako
Malta Valletta
Marshall Islands Majuro
Mauritania Nouakchott
Mauritius Port Louis
Mexico Mexico City
Micronesia Palikir
Moldova Chisinau
Monaco Monaco
Mongolia Ulaanbaatar
Montenegro Podgorica
Morocco Rabat
Mozambique Maputo
Myanmar
(formerly Burma)
Naypyidaw
Namibia Windhoek
Nauru Yaren District (de facto)
Nepal Kathmandu
Netherlands Amsterdam
New Zealand Wellington
Nicaragua Managua
Niger Niamey
Nigeria Abuja
North Korea Pyongyang
North Macedonia
(formerly Macedonia)
Skopje
Norway Oslo
Oman Muscat
Pakistan Islamabad
Palau Ngerulmud
Palestine Jerusalem (East)
Panama Panama City
Papua New Guinea Port Moresby
Paraguay Asunción
Peru Lima
Philippines Manila
Poland Warsaw
Portugal Lisbon
Qatar Doha
Romania Bucharest
Russia Moscow
Rwanda Kigali
Saint Kitts and Nevis Basseterre
Saint Lucia Castries
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Kingstown
Samoa Apia
San Marino San Marino
Sao Tome and Principe São Tomé
Saudi Arabia Riyadh
Senegal Dakar
Serbia Belgrade
Seychelles Victoria
Sierra Leone Freetown
Singapore Singapore
Slovakia Bratislava
Slovenia Ljubljana
Solomon Islands Honiara
Somalia Mogadishu
South Africa Pretoria (administrative),
Cape Town (legislative),
Bloemfontein (judicial)
South Korea Seoul
South Sudan Juba
Spain Madrid
Sri Lanka Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte
Sudan Khartoum
Suriname Paramaribo
Sweden Stockholm
Switzerland Bern
Syria Damascus
Taiwan Taipei
Tajikistan Dushanbe
Tanzania Dodoma
Thailand Bangkok
Timor-Leste Dili
Togo Lomé
Tonga Nuku Ľalofa
Trinidad and Tobago Port of Spain
Tunisia Tunis
Turkey Ankara
Turkmenistan Ashgabat
Tuvalu Funafuti
Uganda Kampala
Ukraine Kyiv (also known as Kiev)
United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi
United Kingdom London
United States of America Washington, D.C.
Uruguay Montevideo
Uzbekistan Tashkent
Vanuatu Port Vila
Vatican City (Holy See) Vatican City
Venezuela Caracas
Vietnam Hanoi
Yemen Sana'a
Zambia Lusaka
Zimbabwe Harare

What do you understand by a Capital 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.

Some Interesting Facts about the Capital City

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.

Conclusion

The most fascinating thing about the world capitals the existing diversity amongst these cities across 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.