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Capital Cities by Body of Water

Can you name the capital cities that lie on these bodies of water?
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Last updated: September 15, 2022
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First submittedApril 4, 2017
Times taken48,771
Average score65.0%
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Body of Water
Capital(s)
River Thames
London
River Seine
Paris
Tigris River
Baghdad
Potomac River
Washington D.C.
River Liffey
Dublin
Tiber River
Rome
Gulf of Mexico
Havana
Dnieper River
Kyiv
Gulf of Aden
Djibouti
Lake Victoria
Kampala
Body of Water
Capital(s)
Øresund Strait
Copenhagen
Java Sea
Jakarta
Amstel River
Amsterdam
Danube River
Vienna | Budapest | Belgrade | Bratislava
Mekong River
Vientiane | Phnom Penh
Congo River
Brazzaville | Kinshasa
Río de la Plata
Buenos Aires | Montevideo
Caspian Sea
Baku
Vistula River
Warsaw
Han River
Seoul
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Level 71
Apr 6, 2017
Good quiz, made me think ok. If you like this try my ...... Mal's Capital City Rivers
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Level 59
Jul 25, 2017
What's the place in the photo? I can't place it.
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Level 92
Mar 4, 2019
Pretty sure that's the Congo.
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Level 49
Mar 3, 2024
lol I thought it was Montreal

but upon close inspection yes its the Congo

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Level 68
Jul 25, 2017
You know when you feel really tired? Like when you're putting in Uk, France, Ireland and getting nowhere so get really frustrated and close the quiz... Only to go back on later and realise it's the cities... Yeah, that happened. Great idea for a quiz though!
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Level 82
Jul 25, 2017
When will I get it in my brain it's Vientiane, not Tientiane?
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Level 73
Jul 25, 2017
Usually I don't complain about time, but there wasn't enough time for the amount of questions.
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Level 67
Mar 25, 2020
Yes there was. I had over 2 minutes left after getting all my answers in.
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Level 72
Jul 25, 2017
For US state capitals and their rivers try http://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/170770/state-capitals-by-river
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Level 74
Jul 25, 2017
Does the Vatican City not lie on the Tiber too?
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Level 74
Jul 25, 2017
on second thoughts, looks like it misses by about 200m!
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Level 68
Jul 25, 2017
Missed the IJ and nothing else, though I had to guess on some. No idea what that even is.
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Level 51
Nov 2, 2017
Is this list exhaustive? Pyongyang is located on the Taedong River.
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Level 86
Dec 8, 2018
Uhh, no. There are 196 world capitals (according to Jetpunk), and a lot more than 26 of them lie on a body of water.
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Level 58
Mar 24, 2020
where are all the 'egghead ' so called pseudo geography experts bragging of their scores here , only 25 % of test takers know what river Amsterdam is on even when they gave you the name? PROOF that the list tests are taken repeatedly and then bragged on by fake test experts
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Level 72
Mar 24, 2020
Pretty sure the Amsterdam question used to be the IJ which is quite obscure and probably explains why so few people got it. I think it must have got changed when the quiz got featured to make it a little easier...
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Level 68
Mar 24, 2020
I think the percentages get reset when you change an answer, so the 30ish percent of people who got the answer was with the Amstel as a hint. Still, 30% is quite a good percentage of people in my opinion.
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Level 67
Mar 24, 2020
I am not sure I totally agree, I think (het) IJ has a bigger name for itself and is less obscure than amstel. But amstel is much easier to guess even by people who know neither. (Like if there was a river on here called Ndjam I would definitely guess Ndjamena though I have no idea about its rivers)
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Level 37
Mar 24, 2020
IJ is almost exclusively used in the Dutch language, so that should have given you either Amsterdam or Brussels. (I believe that Afrikaans has replace the IJ with I and/or J, but I could be wrong).
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Level 62
Jun 20, 2022
Afrikaans replaced it with the "y". In Dutch the "y" is sometimes pronounced the same as "ij" though when just talking about the letter.
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Level 78
Mar 24, 2020
Not quite Trumpspeak, but you're halfway there.
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Level 79
Mar 25, 2020
Your comment makes no logical sense.
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Level 79
Mar 25, 2020
I typed every capital city in Latin America and the Caribbean but managed to forget Havana.
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Level 79
Feb 8, 2022
Well then you didn't type every one of them, did you!
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Level 62
Jun 20, 2022
I'm Ukrainian, and I should say that the correct way to spell my capital's name is Kyiv, not Kiev
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Level 41
Jun 20, 2022
Canada’s capital is on a River. Rivière Outaouais to be specific. Don’t know if it specifies as a body of water since rivière and fleuve which both translates to river in English can make it confusing.
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Level 51
Jun 20, 2022
Un peu trop évident à deviner puisqu'Outaouais et Ottawa sont en fait le même mot, qui se réfère au peuple qui vivait là. Un bonjour du Québec! ⚜️💙
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Level 57
May 2, 2023
Is Montevideo really on the Rio de la plata, it looks to be more on the Atlantic ocean.
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Level 67
Feb 28, 2024
Copenhagen was the only one in northern Europe I didn't try, otherwise just missed Djibouti
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Level 23
Mar 1, 2024
The Han got me this time!