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Countries whose Capitals are not the Largest Cities

Can you name all the countries whose capitals are not the largest cities?
City proper, not urban.
Source: Wikipedia
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Asia
China
India
Kazakhstan
Myanmar
Pakistan
Philippines
Sri Lanka
Taiwan
Turkey
United Arab Emirates
Vietnam
Europe
Liechtenstein
Malta
San Marino
Switzerland
 
Oceania
Australia
F.S. of Micronesia
New Zealand
Palau
Africa
Benin
Burundi
Cameroon
Equatorial Guinea
Gambia
Ivory Coast
Morocco
Nigeria
South Africa
Tanzania
North America
Belize
Canada
Trinidad and Tobago
United States
 
South America
Bolivia
Brazil
Ecuador
25 Comments
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Level 77
Apr 13, 2020
Since when is Tanzania in South America?
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Level 75
Apr 13, 2020
whoops...
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Level 84
Apr 13, 2020
You need to specify that this is city proper, not urban. The Wikipedia article notes that, for instance, New Delhi is smaller than Mumbai (250k vs. 12M), but the Delhi metropolitan area is larger (21M vs. 20M).

Without that information, no one would guess the Philippines, since Quezon City and Manila are in the same metro area, or Liechtenstein (Vaduz and Schaan are part of the same metro area), or Malta, or San Marino, or Taiwan (Taipei and New Taipei).

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Level 75
Apr 13, 2020
aight got that thx
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Level 75
Aug 18, 2020
Scotland - Glasgow
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Level 75
Aug 19, 2020
Scotland is not a sovereign country, hence not included.
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Level 56
Aug 26, 2020
You just hit exactly 2000 takes, congrats!
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Level 75
Aug 26, 2020
Thanks Grant :D
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Level 78
Aug 27, 2020
Burundi (Gitega-Bujumbura)?
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Level 75
Aug 27, 2020
But Gitega is the capital
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Level 78
Aug 28, 2020
But Bujumbura is the largest city...
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Level 75
Aug 28, 2020
But they are different cities
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Level 75
Sep 17, 2020
Oh wait nvm I just realized what you meant
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Level 34
Aug 29, 2020
Is Damascus bigger than Aleppo now?
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Level 75
Aug 30, 2020
Nope, by city proper, Damascus is still lower
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Level 23
Mar 17, 2021
Belgium?

Biggest city -> Antwerp

Capital -> Brussels (in city proper is less populate than Antwerp)

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Level 65
Nov 23, 2021
Brussels is larger by city-proper (assuming you are accounting for the entirety of Brussels and not just the single municipality)
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Level 70
Aug 20, 2022
City of Brussels has less than 200k which is much less than Antwerp with over 500k. It clearly says "city proper" in the description and not urban/metro area.
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Level 64
Nov 21, 2021
Italy? Pretty sure Milan or Naples or both have larger populations than Rome.
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Level 65
Nov 23, 2021
Not by city-proper.
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Level 65
Nov 23, 2021
Pikine, Senegal is larger than Dakar
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Level 72
Apr 21, 2022
Sudan is missing
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Level 74
Aug 17, 2022
Israel could be added, if you are consistent in your source. If you however add information outside of your own quoted source, than Jerusalem (+East Jerusalem) would be bigger than Tel Aviv. Still don't understand why Belgium is excluded.
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Level 74
Nov 27, 2023
"Jerusalem would be Israel's largest city if East Jerusalem were to be included (increasing the population to 936,425), however the annexation of East Jerusalem into Israel is not internationally recognized. If East Jerusalem were to be excluded from Israel, Tel Aviv would be the largest city." I don't know if that changes anything, but I think it depends on whether or not you recognize the annexation.