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World Capitals by a Single Clue #4

Can you name these national capitals based on a single clue?
Answer must match the yellow box!
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Last updated: November 26, 2023
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First submittedJune 5, 2017
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Clue
Capital City
Where you'd find the "Forbidden City"
Beijing
The most populous city in the Nordic countries
Stockholm
Nearest capital city to Singapore
Kuala Lumpur
Plato's academy was located here
Athens
Where you'd find Red Square
Moscow
Shares its name with a major city in California's Bay Area
San José
Starts and ends with O
Oslo
Neighbor of Dubai and Sharjah
Abu Dhabi
The world's northernmost capital city
Reykjavík
Known in its own language as Krung Thep Maha Nakhon
Bangkok
On the northern banks of the Río de la Plata
Montevideo
Strudels and croissants come from here
Vienna
Once called "The Paris of the Middle East"
Beirut
Home to the world's largest all-female University
Riyadh
Southernmost national capital in Africa
Cape Town
From here, you would have to travel over 2000 km to reach Wellington,
the closest capital of a different country
Canberra
Stalin lived here while studying to become a priest
Tbilisi
Suffered tens of thousands of deaths from a 2010 earthquake
Port-au-Prince
Home to the Ryugyong Hotel, the tallest unoccupied building in the world
Pyongyang
Formerly known as Angora
Ankara
32 Comments
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Level 70
Jun 5, 2017
Rats- 79/80 on the whole series, I finally missed the last one. Pretty proud of thinking of Riyadh, even though it qualifies for all the wrong reasons.

This is an excellent series, I like it way more than country one. Hope to see more!

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Level 76
Jun 5, 2017
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Level 82
Nov 6, 2017
The university in question is strategically placed right off the main road going to the airport. I used to work for the company that was in charge of staffing the place. Turnover rate was astounding.
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Level 69
Dec 29, 2020
This was a really tricky question, because the answer could conceivably have been the capital of a really progressive country, or that of a really backward ultra-religious one.
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Level 59
May 1, 2024
are there any progressive countries with a women only university?
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Level 74
Jun 6, 2017
The spelling could be more forgiving...
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Level ∞
Jun 6, 2017
Sorry, forgot to apply standard type-ins. Much more forgiving now!
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Level 72
Jul 24, 2017
Someday I'll spell Riyadh correctly. Lol. Clearly my brain wasn't working though as I school boy-ed on on the 16th question.
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Level 63
Sep 5, 2017
"Shares its name with a city in California's Bay Area" could also be Dublin
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Level 70
Oct 8, 2017
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Level 89
Jun 11, 2019
That is what I typed- Dublin
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Level 66
Dec 28, 2020
As someone who lives in a city bordering Dublin, that's what I typed.
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Level ∞
Nov 26, 2023
Changed to "major city" to avoid confusion.
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Level 22
Oct 14, 2017
I think Pretoria should also be accepted as the southernmost African capital.
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Level 70
Oct 23, 2017
Definitely not! Pretoria is not the southernmost. Five capitals are further south: Cape Town, Bloemfontein, Maseru, Mbabane and Maputo.
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Level 61
Jan 7, 2020
South Africa needs to chill with the capitals
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Level 69
Dec 29, 2020
Couldn't believe that Maseru and Mbabane are further South than Pretoria, but you're right! It's very close, but you're right. Very cool.
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Level 74
Nov 1, 2017
Gah! Please give more time -- it's impossible to eat soup and get to all the questions!
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Level 56
Nov 6, 2017
Let's be honest. Now that we know Stalin learned to become a priest, all of us wish he would've become a priest and not done all those other things.
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Level 78
Nov 6, 2017
Surely Singapore is the closest capital to Singapore? :)
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Level 82
Nov 6, 2017
Thought I was going to breeze to 100% but the last one stumped me. Now that I see the answer I feel like I knew it at some point before.
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Level 75
Nov 6, 2017
I love this series. Please try mine, World Capitals by a Single Word. https://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/97423/world-capitals-by-a-single-word
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Level 59
Nov 6, 2017
I kept typing Tunis, Rabat and Tripoli because I saw it northern most.
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Level 78
Nov 6, 2017
Am I the only one who saw the 'Starts and ends in O' clue, and immediately started typing Ouagadougou, then got to the end, and realized, darn, that doesn't end in 'o'!
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Level 68
Nov 6, 2017
Probably...
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Level 74
Nov 6, 2017
Nope, I did the exact same thing. I spent forever trying to spell it right only to realize it ended with U, then couldn't think of the right answer.
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Level 52
Dec 28, 2020
Yep, did that.
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Level 58
Dec 28, 2020
I did too, and I was about to be upset that this wasn't an option until I saw the spelling.
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Level 56
Aug 20, 2020
Although Montevideo is located on the northern coast of Rio De La Plata, but surprisingly Buenos Aires, located on the southern shore, is northern than Montevideo.
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Level 61
Dec 28, 2020
What about Santo Domingo?
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Level 65
Dec 28, 2020
No type in for Tbilisi? I always try to write it in french, my mother language, where it takes two s's.
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Level 67
Jan 6, 2024
I thought an all female university sounded great, a beacon of progress. Then I saw the answer...