thumbnail

Closest Capital City Pairs #2

Enter the nearest capital city to each capital city listed below.
Answer must correspond to highlighted box
As the crow flies
Quiz by Quizmaster
Rate:
Last updated: December 14, 2019
First submittedJanuary 29, 2013
Times taken46,347
Average score55.0%
Rating4.86
5:00
Enter national capital here:
0
 / 20 guessed
The quiz is paused. You have remaining.
Scoring
You scored / = %
This beats or equals % of test takers also scored 100%
The average score is
Your high score is
Your fastest time is
Keep scrolling down for answers and more stats ...
Capital
Nearest Other
Dublin
London
Islamabad
Kabul
Paris
Brussels
Mexico City
Guatemala City
Jakarta
Singapore
Seoul
Pyongyang
Quito
Bogota
Capital
Nearest Other
Rabat
Lisbon
Minsk
Vilnius
Stockholm
Tallinn
Djibouti
Sana'a
Banjul
Dakar
Phnom Penh
Bangkok
Singapore
Kuala Lumpur
Capital
Nearest Other
Chisinau
Bucharest
Muscat
Abu Dhabi
Nassau
Havana
Ankara
Nicosia
Vaduz
Bern
Bratislava
Vienna
+7
Level 84
Mar 8, 2013
These are fun. Enjoyed the last one, too.
+3
Level 33
Nov 20, 2015
I agree. I got 100% got a bit stuck on djibouti but i finally figured it out
+4
Level 75
Jan 26, 2016
And here is Capital City Pairs #3 :)
+1
Level 84
Mar 19, 2019
Can you name the two closest capital city pairs in the world? Try it
+2
Level 51
Mar 8, 2013
One question: how it's possible that the closest capital to Jakarta is Singapore and the closest to Singapore is Kuala Lumpur? It's a bit nonsense, isn't it?
+21
Level 19
Mar 10, 2013
http://www.ricksmath.com/images/triangle2.jpg

Closest point to B is A, but closest point to A is C!

+4
Level 61
Mar 24, 2021
I am thoroughly disappointed that this image of a triangle is gone
+2
Level 69
Jun 28, 2022
Not entirely sure what the original looked like but here's a recreation-ish. As per @vladi98, the closest point to B (Jakarta) is A (Singapore), but the closest point to A (Singapore) is clearly C (Kuala Lumpur).

Included for reference: The next closest to any of them, D (Bandar Seri Begawan), clearly doesn't affect the calculations.

https://i.imgur.com/E8hPk7d.jpg

+4
Level 51
Mar 8, 2013
Oh, sorry, for the previous comment. Already got it.
+2
Level 72
Mar 24, 2021
Vladi replied and made you look silly anyway!
+2
Level 39
Mar 8, 2013
they have to be capitalized? bogus
+14
Level ∞
Mar 8, 2013
No. Capitalization, spaces and punctuation are never required on JetPunk.
+1
Level 20
Mar 8, 2013
cardiff (capital of Wales) is closer to dublin than london. And dont say something about the uk- because wales has a capital city in its own right
+22
Level ∞
Mar 8, 2013
This quiz is about sovereign nations. The 50 US states have capitals in their own rights too.
+12
Level 69
Mar 9, 2013
..... Here we go again with the people from the UK that don't live in England. Listen, if you want to be considered a country, then get your independence. In the meantime, the capital of the WHOLE of UK is LONDON.
+1
Level 79
Mar 8, 2013
If Singapore is the answer to Jakarta then wouldn't Jakarta have to be the answer to Singapore??? What gives?
+11
Level 72
Mar 9, 2020
J...........S..K <-- Look here. The closest letter to J (Jakarta) is S (Singapore), but the closest letter to S is K (Kuala Lumpur). Now pretend that these are capitals on a world map.
+5
Level 79
Mar 24, 2021
Well, wasn't I a dope. It's so obvious now. Thanks!
+2
Level 78
Apr 10, 2021
Triangle image not required!
+2
Level 69
Nov 19, 2015
Tricky one with Djibouti... nice quiz.
+1
Level 64
Nov 19, 2015
the quizmaster doesn't understand the double negative?

No space,capitals ....never...

"are ever would be more correct."

+8
Level 67
Nov 20, 2015
I guess you don't understand that a period denotes the end of a sentence.
+1
Level 74
Nov 19, 2018
A period of time?
+1
Level 65
Feb 1, 2016
I had trouble with Tallinn, but made it in the end.
+8
Level 43
Sep 21, 2016
I'm surprised that Tallinn is the closest capital for Stockholm because I thought Oslo then (in order) Copenhagen, Helsinki, Berlin, Warsaw, Riga, Vilnius and Tallinn lastly...
+1
Level 69
Jun 28, 2022
Helsinki aside, I went through the exact same list as you, in the exact same order. Interesting!
+1
Level 61
Jun 16, 2017
Very well-made quiz! Some of the cities are very tricksy.
+2
Level 59
Oct 17, 2017
Great quiz. Djibouti was a very good one.
+1
Level 33
Mar 19, 2019
Djibouti was the one that got me. 19/20.

I tried Sana'a for Oman, then found that it was Abu Dhabi but I never would have got it for Djibouti, but I suppose it makes sense, as East Africa is very close to the Arab Peninsula.

+1
Level 29
Mar 19, 2019
Surprised Singapore is closer than Dili to Jakarta. Tallinn was very interesting to learn too. I tried Copenhagen,Helsinki,riga,Berlin,Warsaw,Oslo and Vilnius before finally getting it.
+1
Level 34
Mar 24, 2021
So are we going to ignore Belfast or Cardiff being the closest to Dublin...?
+8
Level 61
Mar 24, 2021
Belfast is the capital of Northern Ireland and Cardiff is the capital of Wales. Neither Wales nor Northern Ireland are sovereign nations and thus neither Belfast nor Cardiff are capitals.
+2
Level 57
Mar 24, 2021
Nice mix of questions. Good quiz!
+3
Level 63
Mar 24, 2021
I read the title as 'closest capital cities to Paris" XD
+1
Level 55
Mar 24, 2021
omg i read that like 500 times without realizing it was pairs and not paris
+2
Level 57
Mar 24, 2021
Nice Quiz! Greatly struggled with the Ankara one.
+4
Level 57
Mar 24, 2021
I was so surprised that the closest to Rabat was Lisbon. This quiz really stretched my geographic understanding of space in a fun way! Love it!
+1
Level 62
Mar 25, 2021
Excellent idea!

Thanks!

+3
Level 27
Mar 25, 2021
I always get confused with Banjul, and Bangui (the capital of the CAR) so I kept trying to type in stuff like N'djamena and I was so confused when it said Dakar senegal
+1
Level 71
May 26, 2022
I’m kinda confused as to how Banjul is the least guessed. Gambia literally borders 1 country
+3
Level 62
Jun 16, 2022
Because Banjul is the least known. In the World Capitals Quiz, Banjul is the least guessed of all capitals in this quiz.
+2
Level 69
Jun 28, 2022
I wonder how many folks couldn't get from Banjul to Gambia. Once there, I agree, Dakar should be a reasonably straightforward conclusion.

But to quote the great Ned Ryerson, that first step is a doozy.