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European Capital Superlatives - Top 2

For each selected category, name the European capital city that ranks either #1 or #2.
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Last updated: September 16, 2022
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First submittedJanuary 24, 2018
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Category
Capitals
Most populous urban area
Moscow | London
Northernmost
Reykjavík | Helsinki
Southernmost
Valletta | Athens
Westernmost
Reykjavík | Lisbon
Easternmost
Moscow | Kyiv
Most international
tourists (2019)
London | Paris
Most billionaires
Moscow | London
Least precipitation
Athens | Madrid
Last alphabetically
Zagreb | Warsaw
First alphabetically
Amsterdam |
Andorra la Vella
Category
Capitals
Height of tallest building
Moscow | London
Highest population in 1 A.D.
Rome | Athens
Highest Turkish-speaking
population
Berlin | Paris
Smallest population
Vatican City | San Marino
Highest elevation
Andorra la Vella | Madrid
Lowest elevation
Amsterdam | Monaco
Highest percent Muslim
Pristina | Sarajevo
Closest to the Black Sea
Chișinău | Bucharest
Winter Olympics host
Sarajevo | Oslo
Longest single-word name
Copenhagen | Luxembourg
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Level 80
Jan 24, 2018
Are those two cities the only capitals to host the Winter Olympics? Or is the clue missing some superlative qualifier?
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Level 82
Jan 26, 2018
European cities that have hosted the Winter Olympics are: Chamonix, St. Moritz (twice), Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Oslo, Cortina d'Ampezzo, Innsbruck (twice), Grenoble, Sarajevo, Albertville, Lillehammer, Turin, and Sochi. Sarajevo and Oslo are the only capitals.
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Level 82
Jan 26, 2018
European capitals that have hosted the Summer Olympics are: Athens (twice), Paris (twice, third time in 2024), London (three times), Amsterdam, Stockholm, Berlin, Helsinki, Rome, and Moscow. Barcelona will join the list if Catalonia successfully secedes. In fact, the only non-capitals to host the Summer Olympics are Antwerp, Munich, and Barcelona.
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Level 60
Oct 23, 2020
cool
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Level 43
Dec 4, 2022
Stockholm has arguably hosted two Summer Olympics. Australia had harsh animal quarantine restrictions which prevented the equestrian events being held in Melbourne, so the 1956 Summer Olympic equestrian competitions were held in Stockholm.
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Level 70
Sep 17, 2022
I think that question should be changed. There is no superlativ here.
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Level 76
Sep 27, 2022
Most winter olympics hosted
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Level 81
Feb 26, 2018
How come Zürich doesn't count for last alphabetically?
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Level 73
Feb 26, 2018
Zürich is not the capital of Switzerland, that would be Bern.
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Level 84
Feb 26, 2018
Because it's not a European capital.
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Level 55
Nov 24, 2020
No switzerland doesn't have a capital
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Level 74
Oct 16, 2022
Correct. It's like being the person running the Twitter account in Sweden (which also does not have a capital...just a bunch of government buildings all in the same city). Whoever gets selected that day is the capital of the country. Iceland tried this for 800 years and finally gave up because nobody there actually has a last name. Those wacky Europeans!
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Level 66
Feb 26, 2018
Generaligeeks approve
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Level 55
Feb 26, 2018
Im pretty sure Istanbul is in european part of turkey so it probably has way higher muslim population than both paris and berlin. I think that needs to be fixed
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Level 78
Feb 26, 2018
But it's not the capital of Turkey. And, unlike Istanbul, no part of Ankara is in Europe.
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Level 84
May 20, 2018
Nice quiz! "Least precipitation" was the hardest for me. That was the only one where I had to resort to typing in capitals completely at random.
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Level 91
Sep 20, 2018
i got the spain one as everyone knows the rain in spain falls mainly on the plain
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Level 87
Feb 5, 2020
Apparently it never rains on the plain in Spain.
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Level 55
Nov 24, 2020
Because there is no plains
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Level 74
Oct 16, 2022
Is there really a Spain? I've never seen it. So I have my doubts of this rain-free, plain-free location of which you speak. Or type.
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Level 84
Dec 4, 2022
well... Madrid is not situated on a plain... but that point aside that song is still a lie. Most of the rain in Spain falls on the northern part of the country, which unfortunately doesn't rhyme.
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Level 76
Jan 13, 2020
I forgot what the quiz was. I kept typing in 360 (the shard), but I was wondering why it wouldn't accept. It is capitals!!!
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Level 53
Apr 17, 2020
I did exactly the same thing. Glad it wasn't just me!
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Level 47
May 11, 2020
I accidentally did it for all capitals, yet i still did quite well.
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Level 28
May 11, 2020
Please subscribe 👍🏻
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Level 71
May 11, 2020
Kept typing Andorra and was wondering why it wasn't working... until I gave up and saw that the capital is Andorra la Vella :P
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Level 59
May 11, 2020
What's up with Muslim population in Tirana?
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Level 42
May 13, 2020
There are many Muslims in Tirana, but it only makes up 60% of the population. Muslims make up of around 97% of population according to census in Pristina, and 80% population in Sarajevo are Bosniaks, which are predominantly Muslims.
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Level 33
May 13, 2020
I typed Andorra instead of Andorra la vella in the elevation one...
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Level 43
May 13, 2020
I think that Nicosia should be in the southernmost capitals.
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Level 50
May 13, 2020
While Cyprus is in the EU, geographically it is in Asia.
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Level 59
Mar 27, 2021
Great quiz, thanks!
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Level 68
Sep 2, 2021
I really enjoyed this quiz, one of my favorite ones so far, thank you.
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Level 55
Mar 10, 2022
istanbul???
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Level 55
Mar 10, 2022
nvm
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Level 74
Oct 16, 2022
Still not a capital. Nobody tell them. Ankarans love their secrets.
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Level 86
Sep 16, 2022
Why doesn't Bratislava work for longest single word name? It has the same number of letters as Copenhagen and Luxembourg.
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Level 72
Sep 16, 2022
Because it wasn't noticed...

Other options:

2 end in "T" (Romania, Hungary)

2 end in "K" (Iceland, Belarus)

2 have two double letters in their name (Estonia, Malta)

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Level 75
Sep 17, 2022
Maybe the quiz was written in 1992 or earlier
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Level 86
Sep 16, 2022
bratislava=10 letters
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Level 82
Sep 16, 2022
"Winter Olympics host" is not a superlative. It would need to be "Most Winter Olympics hosted".
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Level 74
Oct 16, 2022
Hey, there's actually something to that.
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Level 83
Sep 17, 2022
Bratislava has the same number of letters as Luxembourg or Copenhagen - 10.
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Level 75
Sep 17, 2022
Elevation: the city of San Marino is at a higher elevation than Madrid is.
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Level 67
Sep 20, 2022
Wouldn't all capitals that are on the sea have the same elevation of zero? Or do you count average elevation over the whole area of the city (thus, a capital on the sea that includes a hill would have an average elevation above zero)?
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Level 67
Sep 29, 2022
Bumping the Bratislava question. It is also 10 letters.
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Level 67
Oct 3, 2022
Also jumping on the Bratislava bandwagon. That thoroughly confused me and almost resulted in me not getting that one
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Level 50
Dec 4, 2022
"Height of tallest building"

This doesn't really sound gramatically correct if it's answer is a city.

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Level 65
Dec 4, 2022
Varso Tower in Warsaw is now taller than the Shard in London. So that one should be changed.
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Level 34
Dec 4, 2022
Bratislava has 10 letters too...
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Level 27
Dec 7, 2022
Height of tallest building - should be Moscow and Warsaw.
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Level 63
Dec 20, 2022
Bratislava should work for longest single word name as well