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Nearest Capital City #1

For each location, name the nearest national capital.
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Quiz idea: Skymatone
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Last updated: September 5, 2018
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First submittedOctober 2, 2013
Times taken43,405
Average score70.0%
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Location
Nearest Capital
Mt. Fuji
Tokyo
Aegean Sea
Athens
Grand Canyon
Mexico City
Dead Sea
Jerusalem
Suez Canal
Cairo
Tasmania
Canberra
Volga River
Moscow
Mt. Everest
Kathmandu
Niagara Falls
Ottawa
Corsica
Monaco
Location
Nearest Capital
Galapagos Islands
Quito
Curaçao
Caracas
Bermuda
Washington D.C.
Canary Islands
Rabat
Mt. Kilimanjaro
Nairobi
Zanzibar
Dodoma
Caspian Sea
Baku
Mont Blanc
Bern
South Pole
Wellington
North Pole
Reykjavik
33 Comments
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Level 24
Dec 12, 2013
Curacao is a bad example for this question. It is a separate country, very nearby Aruba, also a separate country (both inside the Kingdom of the Netherlands, but more independent than for example Scotland, Flanders or a US state). So my expected answer would be Willemstad, the capital of Curacao...
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Level 82
Dec 12, 2013
Curacao is not a country and therefore does not have a national capital.
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Level 58
Feb 20, 2014
Curacao is a country, but it's not a sovereign state, which geopolitically speaking, is synonymous with nation. Because the directions ask you to "name the nearest national capital," the quizmaster is correct.
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Level 82
Mar 28, 2019
So it's a country in the same way that the country music awards are? It's not a country the way the word is used and understood on nearly any quiz on this site.
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Level 59
Sep 17, 2020
Not a country the way Jetpunk recognizes it, but it IS one of the four countries within the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Just like the UK is made of four countries as well.
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Level 63
Sep 1, 2022
What we're talking about here is the difference between a sovereign country and a constituent country. Curaçao is a constituent country with a high degree of autonomy, but in terms of sovereign countries, it is part of the Netherlands.
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Level 37
Mar 28, 2019
The nearest National Capital to Curacao, is indeed Caracas, Venezuela. Curacao and Aruba are countries within the Kingdom of the Netherlands, so you cannot use their own capitals as answers (if they were sovereign states, then the nearest National capital for Curacao would be Oranjestad, Aruba and the nearest National Capital for Aruba, would be Caracas, Venezuela).
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Level 62
Aug 20, 2019
Curacao isn’t a country, it’s national capital would be Amsterdam. Same way the National capital of Bermuda is London.
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Level 62
Jun 18, 2014
I wrote "rejkyavik", but the game doesn't accept me.
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Level 74
Oct 29, 2014
that's because you're incorrect
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Level 72
Feb 22, 2016
It would help if the quiz was somewhat more forgiving on the spelling for this capital city.
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Level 65
Feb 23, 2016
Here is a helpful hint: Try typing the name in google search bar. You'll be amazed at Googles AI. I gives a helpful suggestion as to the correct spelling, which you can copy and pasted into the answer box.
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Level 58
Mar 28, 2019
The thought that you might have to be right on a quiz seems to escape some people... By having to get the spelling right, it forces you to learn how to spell things correctly.
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Level 46
Dec 2, 2014
I love this one. More of that please! :-)
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Level 79
Feb 22, 2016
Funny how so many of these quizzes involving national capitals would have us think that Jerusalem, not Tel Aviv, is the capital of Israel.
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Level 82
Feb 22, 2016
Why is that funny? It is the capital. But many other countries don't recognize it as such due to the politically contentious nature of the subject of who controls Jerusalem. The city, in its entirety, falls entirely within Israeli sovereignty. It's also the seat of Israeli government being home to the Knesset.
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Level 79
Feb 23, 2016
As the very old saying goes, ownership (in this case more like occupation) is nine-tenths of the law. Nonetheless, Israel's occupation for the time being does not confer sovereignty. Even the US (!) still does not recognize Jerusalem as the capital. (So what, by the way, is Tel Aviv?)
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Level 79
Feb 20, 2019
Now the US does.
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Level 66
Feb 20, 2019
Thought sure Bermuda was closer to Nassau than Washington DC. Thought wrong.
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Level 28
Feb 20, 2019
I thought the same.
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Level 57
Jan 6, 2021
Yeah, Bermuda got me..
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Level 79
Feb 20, 2019
Got all first try! :)
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Level 28
Feb 20, 2019
Dodoma..... Dodoma..... why must you not be the answer for the one I would expect you for, yet be the only answer I miss as a different one?
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Level 55
Feb 20, 2019
20/20 yay! I really liked this quiz, I'd like to see a second (and third, and fourth,...) version of this quiz.
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Level 52
Mar 30, 2019
I had no idea Dar Es Salaam wasn't the capital of Tanzania anymore.
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Level 64
Mar 1, 2020
It hasn't been for nearly 30 years already.
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Level 72
Jun 30, 2019
When was dar es salaam the capital of Tanzania?
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Level 78
Nov 16, 2019
In theory, until 1974. But it seems that even now in practice many government buildings and functions are still located there.
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Level 33
Aug 22, 2019
Duh! I read "Volta" for "Volga" and typed in virtually every capital in West Africa, to no avail.
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Level 57
Nov 2, 2019
100% first try, with 1:34 left!

Zanzibar caught me, I thought the capital of Tanzania was Dar Es Salaam, when has it become Dodoma?

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Level 64
Mar 1, 2020
Nearly 30 years ago.
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Level 78
Jan 2, 2024
How long has Jetpunk been recognizing it, though?
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Level 77
Jun 13, 2023
Dodoma, for the loss : (