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World Capitals Quiz

There are 196 nations on Earth. Can you name their capital cities?
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Last updated: September 15, 2022
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First submittedJuly 22, 2011
Times taken3,957,290
Average score42.9%
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Europe
Albania
Tirana
Andorra
Andorra la Vella
Austria
Vienna
Belarus
Minsk
Belgium
Brussels
Bosnia &
Herzegovina
Sarajevo
Bulgaria
Sofia
Croatia
Zagreb
Czech Republic
Prague
Denmark
Copenhagen
Estonia
Tallinn
Finland
Helsinki
France
Paris
Germany
Berlin
Greece
Athens
Hungary
Budapest
Iceland
Reykjavík
Ireland
Dublin
Italy
Rome
Kosovo
Pristina
Latvia
Riga
Liechtenstein
Vaduz
Lithuania
Vilnius
Luxembourg
Luxembourg
Malta
Valletta
Moldova
Chișinău
Monaco
Monaco
Montenegro
Podgorica
Netherlands
Amsterdam
North Macedonia
Skopje
Norway
Oslo
Poland
Warsaw
Portugal
Lisbon
Romania
Bucharest
Russia
Moscow
San Marino
San Marino
Serbia
Belgrade
Slovakia
Bratislava
Slovenia
Ljubljana
Spain
Madrid
Sweden
Stockholm
Switzerland
Bern
Ukraine
Kyiv
United Kingdom
London
Vatican City
Vatican City
 
 
North America
Antigua &
Barbuda
Saint John's
Bahamas
Nassau
Barbados
Bridgetown
Belize
Belmopan
Canada
Ottawa
Costa Rica
San José
Cuba
Havana
Dominica
Roseau
Dominican
Republic
Santo Domingo
El Salvador
San Salvador
Grenada
Saint George's
Guatemala
Guatemala City
Haiti
Port-au-Prince
Honduras
Tegucigalpa
Jamaica
Kingston
Mexico
Mexico City
Nicaragua
Managua
Panama
Panama City
St. Kitts & Nevis
Basseterre
St. Lucia
Castries
St. Vincent & the
Grenadines
Kingstown
Trinidad &
Tobago
Port-of-Spain
United States
Washington D.C.
Asia
Afghanistan
Kabul
Armenia
Yerevan
Azerbaijan
Baku
Bahrain
Manama
Bangladesh
Dhaka
Bhutan
Thimphu
Brunei
Bandar Seri
Begawan
Cambodia
Phnom Penh
China
Beijing
Cyprus
Nicosia
East Timor
Dili
Georgia
Tbilisi
India
New Delhi
Indonesia
Jakarta
Iran
Tehran
Iraq
Baghdad
Israel
Jerusalem
Japan
Tokyo
Jordan
Amman
Kazakhstan
Astana
Kuwait
Kuwait City
Kyrgyzstan
Bishkek
Laos
Vientiane
Lebanon
Beirut
Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur
Maldives
Malé
Mongolia
Ulaanbaatar
Myanmar
Naypyidaw
Nepal
Kathmandu
North Korea
Pyongyang
Oman
Muscat
Pakistan
Islamabad
Philippines
Manila
Qatar
Doha
Saudi Arabia
Riyadh
Singapore
Singapore
South Korea
Seoul
Sri Lanka
Sri
Jayawardenepura
Kotte
Syria
Damascus
Taiwan
Taipei
Tajikistan
Dushanbe
Thailand
Bangkok
Turkey
Ankara
Turkmenistan
Ashgabat
United Arab
Emirates
Abu Dhabi
Uzbekistan
Tashkent
Vietnam
Hanoi
Yemen
Sana'a
 
 
Oceania
Australia
Canberra
Fiji
Suva
Kiribati
South Tarawa
Marshall Islands
Majuro
Micronesia
(Fed. States)
Palikir
Nauru
Yaren
New Zealand
Wellington
Palau
Ngerulmud
Papua New
Guinea
Port Moresby
Samoa
Apia
Solomon Islands
Honiara
Tonga
Nukuʻalofa
Tuvalu
Funafuti
Vanuatu
Port Vila
South America
Argentina
Buenos Aires
Bolivia
La Paz / Sucre
Brazil
Brasília
Chile
Santiago
Colombia
Bogotá
Ecuador
Quito
Guyana
Georgetown
Paraguay
Asunción
Peru
Lima
Suriname
Paramaribo
Uruguay
Montevideo
Venezuela
Caracas
 
 
Africa
Algeria
Algiers
Angola
Luanda
Benin
Porto-Novo /
Cotonou
Botswana
Gaborone
Burkina Faso
Ouagadougou
Burundi
Gitega
Cameroon
Yaoundé
Cape Verde
Praia
Central African
Republic
Bangui
Chad
N'Djamena
Comoros
Moroni
Congo
(Dem. Rep.)
Kinshasa
Congo
(Rep. of.)
Brazzaville
Djibouti
Djibouti
Egypt
Cairo
Equatorial
Guinea
Malabo
Eritrea
Asmara
Eswatini
Mbabane
Ethiopia
Addis Ababa
Gabon
Libreville
Gambia
Banjul
Ghana
Accra
Guinea
Conakry
Guinea-Bissau
Bissau
Ivory Coast
Yamoussoukro
Kenya
Nairobi
Lesotho
Maseru
Liberia
Monrovia
Libya
Tripoli
Madagascar
Antananarivo
Malawi
Lilongwe
Mali
Bamako
Mauritania
Nouakchott
Mauritius
Port Louis
Morocco
Rabat
Mozambique
Maputo
Namibia
Windhoek
Niger
Niamey
Nigeria
Abuja
Rwanda
Kigali
São Tomé &
Principe
São Tomé
Senegal
Dakar
Seychelles
Victoria
Sierra Leone
Freetown
Somalia
Mogadishu
South Africa
Pretoria / Cape Town
/ Bloemfontein
South Sudan
Juba
Sudan
Khartoum
Tanzania
Dodoma
Togo
Lomé
Tunisia
Tunis
Uganda
Kampala
Zambia
Lusaka
Zimbabwe
Harare
101 Recent Comments
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Level 36
Nov 15, 2022
flags and countries is easy for me but this is really hard for me for some reason. 100/196
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Level 53
Feb 22, 2024
Same. The spellings are just wack.
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Level 54
Nov 17, 2022
Is 72 good for a 12-year-old, weird American boy?
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Level 47
Feb 24, 2024
It's alright
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Level 53
Nov 19, 2022
17 tries and I finally made it! :D

152-196

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Level 68
Nov 21, 2022
Great quiz! Wish there was a little more time.
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Level 16
Dec 9, 2022
I forgot how many capitals I got right probably 58, And likely I know Qatars, Omans, And Zambia and Zimbabwe’s capital.
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Level 46
Dec 15, 2022
im confused on how more people got "Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte" than "Niamey"...
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Level 17
May 16, 2023
prolly split it into segments to spell it like i did

"sri" "jay "awar" "dene" "pura" "kotte"

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Level 53
Feb 22, 2024
Just type Sri Kotte. Skip the entire J word.
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Level 28
Mar 13, 2024
Or better yet, SJK
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Level 43
Apr 15, 2024
We know sri jayawardenepura kotte because its a fun long capital lol. Niamey is just a random capital of a random country.
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Level 21
Dec 18, 2022
3rd try.. 196! Phew!
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Level 16
Dec 20, 2022
Hmm I think Nauru was accidentally added to this quiz for some reason. Safari said Nauru has no capital
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Level 43
Apr 5, 2024
Nauru might not have an official capital, Yaren is the closet thing they have to a capital city.
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Level 16
Dec 20, 2022
Nauru is Yaren!?!
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Level 55
Dec 21, 2022
Yeah. What did you thought it was?
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Level 36
Dec 20, 2022
114 dang
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Level 43
Dec 21, 2022
I had mastered them all except africa and been able to do them just fine, including the map version tests for each area. I came here after doing Africa right for first time and wanted to see which ones I haven't mastered.

Albania and Parguay in west. Palikir and Majuro in Oceania. And randomly Bishkek and Beirut for Middle East/Stan. They're all the random ones I've had issues with before.

6 in Asia, Kualu, Dhaka, Phonom, Dili, Vientiane and Thimphu. There same old ones I've had issues remembering on site.

12 in Africa isn't too bad, cause only done Africa once, and haven't even done the map version yet.

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Level 43
Dec 22, 2022
Studied Africa more and def mastered everything but Asia and Africa, so only missed 4.

Freaking Dhaka and Thimpu as always, I just cant remember them no matter what I do. Randomly forgot Asuncion which is one use to have problems with.

Shockingly I got everything in Africa except Juba.

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Level 43
Dec 22, 2022
Did it. I finally did it.

I skipped all the ones I dont know and checked in at end, and its the same old culprits, some reason Bhutan and Thimphu are just impossible for me to memorize.

Its why mistakes are awesome, cause when you make same mistakes over and over, you remember last time messed up and randomly remember things you messed up. I remember Thimphu in end cause remembered its the word I always forget.

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Level 53
Feb 22, 2024
Weirdly enough, Thimphu and Dhaka are also the ones that I feel like I should know and don’t. Those and the twenty other ones I don’t know, including all of Oceania other than PNG, Australia, and New Zealand.
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Level 43
Apr 5, 2024
bro Gitega and Kigali were messing me up for the longest time.
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Level 66
Jan 3, 2023
Sucre is the only capital of Bolivia.
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Level 51
Jan 4, 2023
Great Quiz...this really needs more time.
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Level 42
Jan 9, 2023
Yay I got 100%
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Level 47
Jan 21, 2023
Tel Aviv is the capital of Israel, not Jerusalem
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Level 95
Jan 26, 2023
Jerusalem is the official capital that Israel claims but it is not universally recognized by other countries (the US recognized it just a few years ago during the Trump administration). The de facto capital is Tel Aviv. For the most part quizzes on this site use the official capital that is claimed by the country (the only exception I know of is Benin which accepts both Porto-Novo and Cotonou). I personally think the de facto capitals should be accepted as type ins at the very least, but its obviously not my call to make.
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Level 46
Feb 19, 2023
Jerusalem is the capital of Palestine
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Level 66
Mar 12, 2024
it's not a country, why would it have a national capital
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Level 83
Mar 10, 2023
Is it de facto? I thought just the embassies are in Tel Aviv, not top government offices
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Level 51
Jan 22, 2023
I completed world flags world countries and world capitals finally
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Level 23
Jan 26, 2023
Learned all capital cities in under a week i believe

Finally i did it

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Level 51
Mar 6, 2023
I take this quiz every morning to help stave off alzheimer's.
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Level 59
Mar 9, 2023
Why would a country name any city this?

Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte

I would add more letters to this name to give it more of a dramatic effect, but an average of 22% of users get this answer correct, so I can't lie. How, though?

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Level 53
Feb 22, 2024
Either Sri Kotte, or SJK.
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Level 48
Mar 10, 2023
Correct me if I’m wrong, but aren’t Mbabane and Lobamba both capitals of Eswatini? According to https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lobamba , the legislative capital including parliament, as well as the royalty are housed in Lobamba.
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Level 51
Mar 11, 2023
could you please accept Delap-Uliga-Djarrit as the capital of the Marshall Islands as no matter where you ask, you will always find people saying that Delap-Uliga-Djarrit is the capital and other people saying that Majuro is the capital; even wikipedia contradicts itself: Majuro's page says that Majuro is the capital and Delap-Uliga-Djarrit's page says that Delap-Uliga-Djarrit is the capital.
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Level 59
Apr 27, 2024
I think you may have misread the article. It says that Delap-Uliga-Djarrit is an urban area within Majuro, and Majuro is the capital of the Marshall Islands.
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Level 22
Mar 22, 2023
first time doing this, never studied the capitals before!

38/196 lol, gonna check back in once i've learned them

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Level 68
Mar 23, 2023
This isn't meant to be a criticism (especially not of this quiz), but sometimes I'm baffled by the "alternate spelling" of words that are accepted, and the ones that are not. In general, I'm the type of person that would say, "just learn how to spell the word right". However, when some fairly simple words are accepted when misspelled, but it takes me ten attempts to get "Ljubljana" correct because there is no room for even the slightest error in spelling on one of the more difficult words (waiting for someone to tell me how crazy easy it is to spell) I just find it a little bit odd.
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Level 60
Mar 23, 2023
196/196 easy peasy lemon squeezy
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Level 66
Apr 26, 2023
100% in 6:32.
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Level 2
May 3, 2023
Dites le tout de suite que c'est un quiz en anglais, car il n'accepte aucune tournure française, mais ça s'écrit en français. C'est frustrant. Le Cap, Alger, Cambera, Le Caire..., j'ai essayé plein de formes possibles mais je ne sais pas comment on dit en anglais!
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Level 20
May 4, 2023
guys try my capitals quiz https://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/1810151/capitols-of-the-world-list
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Level 28
May 5, 2023
Can you add smaller countries/territories like Isle of Man, The Åland Islands, and the Falkland Islands?
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Level 53
Feb 22, 2024
Then it wouldn’t be countries’ capitals, would it?
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Level 43
May 9, 2023
Colombo is also the capital of Sri Lanka, it should be an accepted answer.
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Level 17
May 16, 2023
does kazakhstan have another name for their capital
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Level 31
Jun 18, 2023
Kazakh President changed the name from Astana to Nur Sultan in 2019, but in 2022 it changed again to Astana.
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Level 43
May 29, 2023
Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte vs Ouagadougou
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Level 53
Feb 22, 2024
Both are if I can spell it close enough that autocorrect can catch it, they are right in my book.
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Level 27
Jul 12, 2023
Jerusalem is not the capital of 'Israel', Tel Aviv is.
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Level 34
Jul 16, 2023
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Level 75
Jul 21, 2023
Wikipedia says the capital of Marshall Islands is now Delap-Uliga-Djarrit.
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Level 66
Mar 12, 2024
It does not say that.
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Level 47
Apr 11, 2024
Misinformation

Ðis, however made me look into ðe Marshallese language. It feels reaaaaaaaally hard. Nope

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Level 23
Jul 26, 2023
got palaus capital but not luxembourg
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Level 34
Jul 27, 2023
We need 1000 comments!
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Level 65
Mar 6, 2024
Seeing as how this quiz was first released in 2011 but the earliest comment on it is from 2019, I think it's safe to say that there have been ~1000 comments, but at some point (maybe multiple points) the comments have been reset.
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Level 20
Aug 28, 2023
I got a perfect score, from pure memory. It took days and days of effort to get all this in my head. Now, I'm going to work on the flags.
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Level 25
Sep 14, 2023
Kinda funny how i see changes of capitals i've never even seen before...
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Level 50
Sep 15, 2023
196/196 I'm 9

Lol

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Level 51
Sep 17, 2023
Time Used

12:36

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Level 52
Oct 3, 2023
196/196, finally I remembered you, Honiara!
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Level 15
Oct 7, 2023
Glad to say I survived gang
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Level 15
Oct 7, 2023
I'm a 12 year old so pretty poor for this, but yesss lets go
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Level 15
Oct 7, 2023
As a white american this is truly a milestone
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Level 45
Oct 23, 2023
Best Time

4:12

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Level 48
Dec 4, 2023
I finally got them all 196 capitals, and in less than ten minutes. This was after many, many attempts, and lots of consultations on teh wikipedia "capitals of continent..." pages.

Thank you for the quizz. This is a great way to learn and remember stuff. Cheers!

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Level 56
Dec 5, 2023
please fix to take kiev, propper spelling instead of kyiv
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Level 47
Apr 11, 2024
No need to. It's not a bug but a feature
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Level 49
Dec 20, 2023
Finally! I did it! 196 out of 196!
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Level 45
Jan 4, 2024
Eswatini and Sri Lanka have 2 capitals. Sri Lanka’s other is Colombo, and Eswatini’s other is Lobamba
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Level 65
Feb 1, 2024
First memorized it 9 years ago, came back today to find four had slipped from my brain. What am I going to do if I can't remember the capital of Antigua and Barbuda?? My life will fall apart!!
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Level 45
Feb 27, 2024
best time - 4:14
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Level 45
Feb 27, 2024
* 4:12
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Level 30
Mar 7, 2024
196/196 So easy, crazy how average score is that low.
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Level 66
Mar 12, 2024
"i'm only 2 years old and completed the countries of the world quiz in 3.5 seconds"
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Level 54
Mar 10, 2024
149/196 I did terrible on the African ones. :(
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Level 45
Mar 14, 2024
Finally all 196! Oceania was tough!
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Level 21
Mar 14, 2024
fr
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Level 31
Mar 15, 2024
what is Arriving
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Level 26
Mar 20, 2024
this is really hard! If you're struggling too I suggest using the World Capitals by Map quiz it's much easier!
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Level 35
Mar 22, 2024
I got 167 correct without pausing or Google, lol
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Level 24
Mar 23, 2024
Bujumbura should be accepted for Burundi
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Level 47
Apr 11, 2024
why?
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Level 65
Apr 16, 2024
The capital used to be Bujumbura, but it's currently Gitega
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Level 22
Mar 31, 2024
the only struggles on this quiz is mainly african capitals and some asian ones otherwise they're pretty easy to remember (except honiara for me for whatever reason)
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Level 43
Apr 7, 2024
I typed "Accra" and "San Jose" and for some reason they weren't accepted. I thought I got it completely wrong.
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Level 47
Apr 11, 2024
GG. Did it while hiding the table and missed three, but had enough time to write them back
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Level 48
Apr 17, 2024
I tried to sing all of the capitals using yakko’s world instrumental (including the de-facto Cotonou with Bloemfontein and Cape Town)

I did it first try woo!

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Level 22
Apr 21, 2024
Oceania's capitals are the hardest ones.
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Level 19
Apr 24, 2024
I love this quiz so much, even though i still struggle to crank up my number. Tel Aviv and Colombo for example are considered capitals in my country. I know the admin has some odd ideas at times, like adding Crimea to Russia instead of to Ukraine. This is a difficult quiz for non-Americans, what with different spelling and all. But fun to do.
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Level 43
Apr 24, 2024
nooooooo last three attempts 194 194 and 195 :( when can I get all of them
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Level 54
Apr 30, 2024
I finally got them all. I had to google Burundi's capital
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Level 28
May 6, 2024
Here's to Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego for upping my African capital game!
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Level 48
May 6, 2024
120/196, starting to get better, but need a bit more practice.
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Level 40
May 12, 2024
FINALLY ALL 196 YESSSSSS!!! Hopefully I still keep this score 5 years later xDD
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Level 41
May 23, 2024
178/196, not bad for an american :3 although palestine, western sahara, kurdistan, somaliland, and many others should be on this list... even if you're only adhering to the UN's recognized countries, palestine is more recognized than taiwan
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Level 24
May 23, 2024
Damn it Kazakhstan, pick a capital city and stick with it!