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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 taken38,000
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
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Level 27
Nov 11, 2013
Fun quiz! Although I'm eager to know if Monaco isn't closer to Corsica than Rome. Seems pretty much the same distance on the map.
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Level 82
Jan 25, 2019
I would also argue that Monaco is roughly 50km closer to the North-West of Corsica than Rome is to the East.
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Level 66
Feb 20, 2019
Monaco is definitely closer than Rome. The shortest possible distance between a point in Monaco (Fontvielle) and a point on Corsica (Calvi) is roughly 165 km, while it's 231 km between Rome (Olgiata) and the closest point on the island (Aléria).
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Level 87
Mar 29, 2019
That was my 1st guess.
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Level 66
Aug 9, 2019
yes give or take a few kilometers. Monaco is roughly 165 km and rome 230 km. So Monaco beat rome by about 65 km.
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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 84
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 84
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 60
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 64
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 60
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 59
Jun 18, 2014
I wrote "rejkyavik", but the game doesn't accept me.
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Level 71
Oct 29, 2014
that's because you're incorrect
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Level 70
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 62
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 59
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 47
Dec 2, 2014
I love this one. More of that please! :-)
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Level 77
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 84
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 77
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 77
Feb 20, 2019
Now the US does.
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Level 50
Jul 9, 2016
Vatican City is west of Rome, shouldn't it be nearer to Corsica?
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Level 70
Aug 16, 2016
The Vatican is surrounded on all sides by Rome, edging it out.
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Level 70
May 6, 2021
Doesn't matter how you work out the difference between Vatican City and Rome, they're both much further from Corsica than Monaco.
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Level 65
Feb 20, 2019
Thought sure Bermuda was closer to Nassau than Washington DC. Thought wrong.
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Level 29
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 77
Feb 20, 2019
Got all first try! :)
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Level 29
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 82
Mar 28, 2019
Monaco is closer to Corsica than Rome is.
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Level 54
Mar 30, 2019
I had no idea Dar Es Salaam wasn't the capital of Tanzania anymore.
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Level 65
Mar 1, 2020
It hasn't been for nearly 30 years already.
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Level 68
Jun 30, 2019
When was dar es salaam the capital of Tanzania?
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Level 75
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 34
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 56
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 65
Mar 1, 2020
Nearly 30 years ago.
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Level 56
Jul 15, 2022
Although some others already mentioned, indeed Corsica is closer to the country and capital Monaco then it is to Rome.

From my point of view, the correct answer should be changed.

Thanks anyway for creating the quiz

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Level 52
Oct 13, 2022
I measured and monaco is significantly closer to corsoca than rome. rome is around 240km away and monaco is 165km
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Level 68
Oct 13, 2022
The quiz has finally been updated to reflect that.