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World Capitals Deepest in a Country's Territory

Can you guess the capital cities with the greatest distance from their country's borders, the sea or international lakes?
Thanks to scambigol for the quiz idea.
Quiz by georgekotz
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Last updated: September 15, 2022
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First submittedSeptember 23, 2017
Times taken44,691
Average score56.3%
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km
Continent
Capital
872
South America
Brasilia
401
Europe
Moscow
397
Africa
Addis Ababa
373
Africa
Khartoum
364
Asia
Riyadh
355
Africa
Abuja
339
South America
Bogota
336
Africa
Dodoma
km
Continent
Capital
319
South America
Sucre
291
Asia
Astana
280
Asia
New Delhi
263
Africa
Windhoek
246
Europe
Madrid
246
North America
Mexico City
212
Africa
Pretoria
195
Asia
Ulaanbaatar
58 Comments
+10
Level 76
Sep 23, 2017
Thanks for the quiz and thanks for the mention!
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Level 77
Sep 23, 2017
Like it :)
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Level 59
Sep 24, 2017
Great quiz!
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Level 76
Sep 26, 2017
Thanks! I appreciate your feedback! :)
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Level 57
Nov 28, 2017
Damn good quiz
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Level 74
Nov 29, 2017
This is great. It really should be featured!
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Level 82
Dec 6, 2017
nice quiz, georgios
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Level 76
Dec 7, 2017
Efharisto, kal! :)
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Level 67
Feb 26, 2018
Great quiz. I missed 3 in Africa. I thought Canberra would be on here but it turns out its only about 110km inland.
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Level 79
Jun 26, 2018
150 km actually, but still not far enough to make this quiz.
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Level 82
Jun 26, 2018
I make it 105 km to the mouth of the Clyde River at Bateman's Bay.
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Level 71
Nov 18, 2020
Oops, I accidentally forgot that Abuja, not Lagos, is the capital of Nigeria :P
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Level 67
Nov 18, 2020
Same. That's the only I missed. I even tried Lagos, even though I know it's right by the water.
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Level 60
Oct 12, 2022
I forgot South Africa had more than one capital, so I forgot Pretoria. I tried Cape Town even though, as its name suggests, it's by the ocean...
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Level 56
Feb 26, 2018
Can you accept Ullan Bataar?
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Level 28
May 25, 2018
And Dhelli and Brassalia?
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Level 76
Nov 17, 2019
And Mmosscssckchkhaoouww?
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Level 59
Nov 19, 2020
I mean That's actually a reasonable request (Ullan Bataar) because Ulaanbaatar is the normal spelling, sometimes with 2 as at the end or 1 a in either of the spots, it can be spelled as anything like this: Ulaanbaatar, Ulaan Baatar, Ulaanbaator, Ulaan Baator, Ulaanbator, Ulaan Bator, Ulanbaatar, Ulan Baatar

Ulanbaator, Ulan Baator, Ulanbator, Ulan Bator. So I think adding an extra l isn't so unreasonable as adding an extra l to dheli or s to brasilia. (brasilia not brasalia).

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Level 44
May 20, 2024
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Level 74
Jun 17, 2018
challenging one! Pretoria was a tricky one
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Level 86
Jun 26, 2018
Nice quiz! Good challenge level.
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Level 49
Jun 26, 2018
ah, i went for La Paz instead of Sucre
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Level 26
Jun 26, 2018
It is the capital in all but name. The parliament, government and central administration are all in La Paz. Only the Supreme Court is in La Paz.
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Level 82
Jun 26, 2018
You might want to edit that. I assume you mean Sucre in the second sentence.
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Level 59
Nov 19, 2020
We consider them both the capital, not just sucre. It's just that Sucre is further in than La Paz, which is near the border.
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Level 71
Jun 26, 2018
Good quiz, interesting idea. Just getting into the swing of things as my time ran out.
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Level 71
Jun 26, 2018
How far are Yamoussoukro, Harare, Naypyidaw and Ankara from anything?
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Level 76
Jun 26, 2018
Those are all near misses, with distances in the 180-190 km range, from the Gulf of Guinea, Mozambique, Thailand and the Black Sea respectively.
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Level 71
Oct 11, 2022
Thanks for checking! :)
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Level 80
Jun 26, 2018
Sucks to miss both countries that (technically) have multiple capitals because you guessed the wrong one. Oh, well. Next time.
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Level 60
Oct 12, 2022
I had the same thoughts previously and next time was correct. I got the South American one this time. Still no luck on the African one.
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Level 82
Jun 26, 2018
In my head Tehran was much deeper inside Iran than it actually is (less than 100 km from the Caspian coast). Was surprised Ankara didn't make it, but I see it's a near miss.
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Level 79
Jun 11, 2019
Astana has changed its name to Nur-Sultan
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Level 71
Oct 13, 2022
It had been called Astana, then switched to Nur-Sultan, but on September 17th of this year it was changed back to Astana. Fun fact: Astana means capital city in Kazakh.
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Level 54
Dec 10, 2019
cape town is nearer to water bodies it is also the capital of south africa
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Level 68
Nov 18, 2020
Saying that Cape Town is "near" to a body of water, while technically true, feels like a bit of an understatement!
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Level 61
Sep 14, 2023
Jesus Christ was born over 10 years ago
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Level 44
May 20, 2024
World War 1 happened over a year ago
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Level 68
Nov 18, 2020
Awesome quiz!
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Level 60
Nov 19, 2020
Can you specify that it may use capitals in countries with multiple capitals?
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Level 28
Dec 7, 2020
From Ankara's city center it is 195 km away from the nearest coast. I don't know the methodology used but i think it should be added.
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Level 76
Dec 9, 2020
I used Google Earth's circle tool to measure the distance. After rechecking with Google Maps' distance tool, I get a distance of 186 km to the sea near Alapli, Zonguldak Province.
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Level 60
Jul 28, 2021
Only missed pretoria
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Level 63
Dec 3, 2021
Could've sworn Windhoek was on the coast

guess i was wrong

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Level 75
Oct 14, 2022
"Windhoek" actually translates as "Capital city with the greatest distance from the country's borders, the sea, or international lake" in Namibian.
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Level 68
May 18, 2024
I know the above is a joke, but for those that whish to know what it actually means it is wind(y) corner.
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Level 64
Jan 24, 2022
Did anyone else type countries? It took my 3 minutes to figure out that I had to type capitals. I was so confused as to why countries like Brazil weren’t working.
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Level 70
Oct 13, 2022
Yep, I couldn't believe that none of my answers were correct.
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Level 61
Oct 11, 2022
Just found out Nursultan is actually called Astana. Pretty interesting...
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Level 60
Oct 11, 2022
Same here. I thought it was a mistake at first lol
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Level 71
Oct 13, 2022
It had been called Astana, then switched to Nur-Sultan, but on September 17th of this year it was changed back to Astana.
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Level 52
Oct 11, 2022
When I picked the wrong South African capital 😭
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Level 35
Oct 11, 2022
I was guessing the countries instead of the capitals. After trying 10 countries I gave up and realised I'm stupid. Great quiz!!
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Level 49
Aug 11, 2023
I did the same thing
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Level 47
May 17, 2024
Really enjoyed this one. Simple but got me thinking
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Level 49
May 17, 2024
I liked it but could you put the spelling assistance on? I should know how to spell better, and I ended up missing quite few because of it.
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Level 43
May 18, 2024
OHHHH you're supposed to guess the capitals, I knew that.
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Level 40
May 20, 2024
12/16, very happy i remembered windhoek :3