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Top 10 Most Remote European Capitals

Name the national capitals of Europe that are the furthest from any country's capital.
Valletta would be #2 if only other European capitals are considered
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Last updated: September 15, 2022
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First submittedOctober 17, 2016
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Distance
Capital
1,493 km
Reykjavik
675 km
Moscow
500 km
Lisbon
494 km
Andorra la Vella
494 km
Madrid
Distance
Capital
489 km
Athens
463 km
Dublin
417 km
Oslo
401 km
Kyiv
392 km
Warsaw
74 Comments
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Level 78
Oct 17, 2016
Man 9/10...I totally would have gotten Athens if the distance was in miles rather than kilometers.
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Level 65
Oct 17, 2016
American brains just think differently :)
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Level 77
Oct 18, 2016
Kilometers make sense because it's Europe :)
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Level 70
Mar 5, 2017
It is not that hard to work out, 5/8 of a mile is a km. 50 miles = 80 kilometres etc.
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Level 61
Apr 14, 2020
no it's not
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Level 72
Aug 9, 2021
It is. Unless you are concerned about the 0.4672
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Level 84
Mar 5, 2017
I'm pretty sure this was facetious.
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Level 50
Mar 6, 2017
We're not in the middle ages anymore
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Level 82
Mar 7, 2017
I'm pretty sure buck was being sarcastic... but... I'm not surprised you goofs are actually taking him seriously. Is there no metric sense of humor?
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Level 24
Jun 2, 2017
Does he look like he was trying to be sarcastic? No he does not.
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Level 82
Sep 4, 2019
it does look that way, because the complaint is so patently ridiculous. It mirrors and parodies other similar complaints made by Europeans about quizzes in miles, which were equally ridiculous, though apparently made earnestly.
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Level 58
Sep 4, 2019
you guys are no fun tsktsktsk
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Level 59
Aug 9, 2021
Whats the difference? Even if the distances were in lightyears, that wouldn't change anything for me, I just visualized the map and tried the capitals that looked "far off"...
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Level 50
Aug 9, 2021
I mean, the US + Myanmar + Liberia = 392 114 772 people out of 7 887 410 000 people, which makes 4.97% of the world population, so this quiz was made to be understood by the 95.03% of other people basically, who all use the meter, including every European, which this quiz is more about.
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Level 60
Oct 26, 2021
7/10. Could have got it all if the quiz was in inches. Miles schmiles. Meters schmeters.
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Level 80
Oct 17, 2016
got Athens (last one that I got) on a fluky guess - 0:38 left!
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Level 68
Oct 20, 2016
Valletta? Or does the capital not have to be European?
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Level ∞
Oct 21, 2016
Added a note! Valletta is 354km from Tunis, but 689km to the nearest European capital (Rome).
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Level 66
Feb 3, 2017
Oh Malta. The country that managed to finagle its way between Europe and Africa
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Level 70
Mar 5, 2017
I think Tripoli would be nearer to Valletta than Tunis.
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Level 72
Mar 5, 2017
WolfCam: It's also why Malta and Gozo were so strategically important since centuries. In between two continents AND a mandatory path for anybody who wants to sail between Western and Eastern Mediterranean Sea.
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Level 47
Apr 22, 2024
Gozo?
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Level 66
Sep 22, 2023
Read the note only after I was done. Before, I typed Valletta three times, and Valetta once. Maybe it could be pre-filled in grey?
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Level 60
Sep 23, 2023
It would look weird to have 11 boxes or 9 answers.
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Level 31
Mar 1, 2017
9/10 because I couldn't spell Reykjavik.
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Level 52
Apr 28, 2021
remember it as ray-k-javik
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Level 63
Aug 8, 2021
Or, even better, remember it as rey-k-javik, since that actually lets you spell it correctly! 🤣
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Level 70
Mar 5, 2017
If you like this quiz, try my ......... 'Mal's European Closest Capital Hopscotch'
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Level 32
Mar 5, 2017
Forgot Warsaw :|
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Level 82
Mar 5, 2017
I think Malta ought to get bonus points for being completely surrounded by water. Easier to get to Warsaw than Malta. Also some of these places are very connected to the outside world by air routes, others less so.
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Level 69
Jul 9, 2023
It's easier to conquer Reykjavik than Moscow tho
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Level 57
Mar 5, 2017
do not understand the question

the country´s capital and the nations capital is the same

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Level 71
Sep 4, 2019
Capitals furtest away from any OTHER capital
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Level 62
Mar 5, 2017
I got some and then for some reason I started writing countries instead. This is a new low somehow.
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Level 52
Mar 5, 2017
You should improve the wording. "Name the capital city which is furthest away from any OTHER capital city.
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Level 63
Mar 6, 2017
Isn't it kinda obvious it has to be another capital city?
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Level 60
Sep 23, 2023
That would be quite a funny quiz. Typing any country works.
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Level 65
Mar 5, 2017
I imagine Rome would be pretty high if it weren't for the Vatican.
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Level 82
Mar 5, 2017
Only 228 km to San Marino.
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Level 74
Sep 5, 2019
Can't believe I tried Rome!!! Joint bottom of the list
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Level 73
Mar 6, 2017
cmon. reykavik should be accepted.
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Level 71
Sep 4, 2019
yea, and so should New Ork ...

I am not one of those that think the spelling needs to be 100 percent, and that everything else is false and therefor never should be accepted or you would not learn anything. But this makes a totally different word. Now if you were to ask for Rejkjavik or Reykjavic to be accepted, that I would understand, because it sounds the same and some countries prefer to use c's and others k's and some y's and other j's.

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Level 82
Mar 7, 2017
Incidentally I've been to five of these places.
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Level 83
Mar 9, 2017
Eight here since last week
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Level 82
Sep 4, 2019
I've still only been to 5. If I hadn't cancelled some travel plans I had in 2018 I would have been to 7.
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Level 66
Sep 22, 2023
Me too. Seven, if I count a stop-over at Athens airport and coming through Warsaw by bus on the way from Vilnius to Berlin.
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Level 47
Mar 8, 2018
Malta? Cyprus? i have been surprised
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Level 44
Jun 24, 2018
The country capitals don't have to be in Europe so say Nicosia would either be closest to Cairo or Beirut. I didn't mesure it
+11
Level 75
Sep 4, 2019
Shhh! Don't mention the C word
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Level 28
Sep 4, 2019
hehe
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Level 77
Aug 11, 2019
9/10 because I didn't put "la Velle" on the end of Andorra.
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Level 79
Sep 4, 2019
la Vella*
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Level 57
Sep 5, 2019
Andorre la Vieille also should be accepted too as French is an official language there...
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Level 71
Aug 8, 2021
Yet French isn't the official language of this quiz, so it's fine as it is.
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Level 57
Sep 4, 2019
Well, really, only Reykjavik is actually remote. The others are actually pretty close together, speaking as a Canadian. Makes you think though.
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Level 82
Sep 4, 2019
Moscow is fairly remote, but yeah, people outside of North America and Australia tend to have a very different concept of "far"
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Level 81
Oct 20, 2020
Yeah, man. Africans and Asians just don't understand the uniquely American concept of far.
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Level 82
Aug 8, 2021
Many of them don't. You must have over a decade of experience in 2 dozen or so Asian countries talking with locals about how far away things are, like I do, and noticed how extraordinarily and noticeably different these concepts were in those places vs the US. That's the sort of insight and perspective one couldn't hope to gain if their entire experience with the continent was one vacation to Thailand. So weird, right? (btw Australia isn't part of America)
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Level 78
Jan 2, 2020
3 seconds left
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Level 71
Aug 8, 2021
Sorry but "Andorra" should be accepted itself. JetPunk drops "City" at the end of city names and that's exactly what this is.
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Level 66
Aug 8, 2021
Is “la Vella” the same word as “city”?

Jetpunk accepts just “la Vella” and even “lavela” so type that instead to save time.

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Level 63
Aug 8, 2021
No, “la Vella” means “the Old” (cognate of “Vieja” and “Vielle”).
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Level 61
Aug 8, 2021
Bruh I was about to type Andorra la Vella in the last 2 seconds and I wasn't able to finish it lmao. So I did it on second try, technically first. Good quiz :v)
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Level 53
Aug 9, 2021
Dude I got everything except the most obvious one, Moscow.
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Level 55
Feb 13, 2022
Would've gotten Andorra la Vella if Andorra would work for the city (basically, make Andorra a type-in for Andorra la Vella)
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Level 71
Sep 19, 2023
Should "Delhi" be a type-in for "New Delhi"?
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Level 55
Sep 16, 2022
Took me a bit to realize it was andorra la vella. Was wondering why andorra wasn't working
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Level 75
Feb 5, 2023
Isn't Andorra usually accepted as a type-in for Andorra la Vella?
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Level 15
Sep 19, 2023
it is
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Level 15
Sep 19, 2023
Kyiv nice that I wrote that and didn't count as a point
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Level 44
Sep 19, 2023
It’s a really nice quiz, but as a Greek, i can inform you that Athens to Skopje is actually 696 km by nearest route. In fact even my city, Thessaloniki (second biggest of Greece) is more than 489 km away
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Level 52
Sep 20, 2023
Got 9/10 because i typed kiyv instead of kyiv
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Level 21
Sep 25, 2023
How come Monaco is not there? I checked the distance with Rome, Andorra and San Marino, and all are over 400km
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Level 65
Dec 6, 2023
I checked with Bern, and it was 356 km