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Most Guessed Capitals on JetPunk

Can you name the world capitals that are most often guessed on the JetPunk world capitals quiz?
As of 18 August, 2022
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Last updated: August 18, 2022
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First submittedFebruary 9, 2015
Times taken80,513
Average score77.3%
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Capital City
92
Paris
89
London
89
Rome
88
Berlin
86
Washington D.C.
85
Madrid
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Capital City
84
Moscow
82
Athens
81
Tokyo
81
Dublin
78
Vatican City
78
Oslo
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Capital City
78
Amsterdam
78
Beijing
77
Vienna
76
Lisbon
76
Mexico City
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Capital City
76
Brussels
74
Copenhagen
73
New Delhi
73
Helsinki
73
Brasilia
101 Comments
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Level 70
Nov 1, 2016
Good little quiz, if you enjoy this quiz try my....... "Mal's 21 most difficult Capitals quiz'
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Level 76
Apr 4, 2017
Although already done. Maybe I'll have to change all my "most famous" quizzes to "most guessed"!
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Level 76
Jan 1, 2017
Huh, surprising. I tried Stockholm, and then didn't bother trying Oslo/Copenhagen because I thought Stockholm was the most well known Scandinavian capital.
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Level 77
Jan 2, 2017
Not if you are an avid crossword puzzler. Oslo is in about 50% of all crosswords.
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Level ∞
Jan 2, 2017
I should add it to my Common Crossword Answers quiz.
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Level 58
May 23, 2017
If I were you, I'd try more than just the two same old crosswords all the time...
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Level 79
Feb 25, 2020
@fitheach Indeed 😊
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Level 69
Apr 20, 2020
Still surprising that Helsinki beats Stockholm, I wonder why
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Level 62
Feb 6, 2017
I did the same thing with Stockholm - then passed on other Scandanavian cities. I tried several "tester cities" in other areas. Since Buenos Aires failed, I figured no other South American capitals would be on the list. Likewise, since Bangkok wasn't on the list, I didn't bother with other Southeast Asian capitals since I figured Bangkok was the most well known
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Level 86
Sep 21, 2018
Well at least your technique served you well for SE Asia.
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Level 52
Feb 25, 2017
Spelling may be a factor
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Level 89
Sep 26, 2018
Yeah, I was surprised Stockholm and Seoul didn't go, but Brasilia did.
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Level 65
Jul 3, 2019
Same here. Oslo and Copenhagen were the only two I missed.
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Level 67
Aug 24, 2022
That's because Oslo is shorter and easier to spell than other Scandinavian capitals
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Level 33
Mar 14, 2024
same here. i never though Helsinki would be more famous
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Level 65
Mar 19, 2017
Next quiz: Most Guessed Capitals on "Most Guessed Capitals on JetPunk" Quiz
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Level 43
Mar 19, 2017
No Ljubljana?
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Level 89
Mar 19, 2017
I know, right?! And no Bandar Seri Begawan or Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte. Hard to believe! On a serious note...I really was surprised to see Vatican City, since many people don't realize it's a sovereign nation.
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Level 60
Mar 19, 2017
Its country name is the same as its capital. That and the fact that its only city is Vatican City, makes it easy to pinpoint its capital. Also, the quiz has the countries as hints.
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Level 62
Apr 4, 2020
Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte was my first guess
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Level 59
Apr 23, 2020
Yeah! and Yamoussoukro, Bloemfontein, Antananarivo, Tegucigalpa & Ngerlmud?!
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Level 50
Jun 18, 2021
ikr!
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Level 53
Apr 27, 2022
You spelled ngerulmud wrong
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Level 53
Apr 27, 2022
nobody known slovenias capital if they dont know like all capitals its not a well known one.
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Level 59
Dec 1, 2022
It’s called a joke
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Level 61
Jan 10, 2023
yeah dude.
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Level 53
Nov 24, 2022
No Naypyidaw, Nouakchott, Ouagadougou, or Nuku'alofa either...Ridiculous!!
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Level 58
Mar 19, 2017
My strategy for this was just type in all the obvious ones. Although I guess my definition of obvious is a little different to some since the first one I tried was Ottawa.

I wasn't expecting it to be right at the top, but I'm kinda surprised that it wasn't there at all.

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Level 53
Aug 24, 2022
Might be Toronto's fault
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Level 56
Mar 19, 2017
But can you guess which capitals people guess the most on this quiz? Find out with my Most Guessed Capitals on Most Guessed Capitals Quiz: www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/28534/most-guessed-capitals-on-most-guessed-capitals-quiz
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Level 76
Mar 19, 2017
Great idea. It's weird how so many guess the Vatican on the original quiz, but so few people THINK that people guess the Vatican. There are several other mismatches, though not so dramatic, as you work down the list.
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Level 69
Aug 18, 2019
It is more like, the countries arent prompted here. If you ask what is the capital of vatican city, most people would know. But in itself it is one easy to overlook.
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Level 76
Mar 19, 2017
Interesting to see how the answers have changed from the same quiz written 2 years earlier.
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Level 69
Mar 19, 2017
Nice quiz! All around very Eurocentric with a few exceptions.....
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Level 58
Mar 20, 2017
Lots of cities that get lots of tourists though, or which have been important historically, so likely to come to people's minds first.
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Level 50
Aug 25, 2022
Well, it is likely that the majority of people playing this quiz are westerners who would be more familiar with European cities. There are plenty of Asian cities with a similar number or more tourists than these cities.
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Level 83
Nov 27, 2022
^Most people on this website seem to be American, so it's curious that European capitals outstrip even the more common North American ones.
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Level 75
Apr 21, 2020
Canada, the US, China, Brazil, and Russia are large countries. The rest of Europe is divided into many smaller countries, so it has more capitals for people to guess. (Somehow that made more sense in my head than it does looking at it now. I hope you get what I'm trying to say.)
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Level 66
Mar 19, 2017
Very good quiz...only missed Vienna and Vatican City
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Level 74
Mar 19, 2017
Yay for Lisbon
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Level 69
Mar 19, 2017
Bueno.
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Level 51
Mar 19, 2017
Got em all so stoked about that!
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Level 59
Mar 19, 2017
Surprised Vatican City was in the mix.
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Level 44
Mar 19, 2017
My knowledge has failed me once again. I forgot London and immediately closed the tab.
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Level 46
Mar 19, 2017
I thought Australia and Canada's capitals would be on there. I was surprised when it wasn't.

Also, most of the answers say the country on the left column, but it says Lisbon instead of Portugal for the answer of Lisbon.

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Level 57
Mar 19, 2017
Portugal ha been corrected - who knows when - maybe thanks to you?
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Level 54
Mar 19, 2017
Everyone I know that isn't Australian (and some Australians) think that Sydney is the capital rather than Canberra
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Level 45
Mar 20, 2017
Nobody remembers the capital of Australia or Canada. Not even on Jetpunk.
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Level 75
Apr 21, 2020
I guess I'm a nobody because I tried both of them but missed the Vatican.
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Level 86
Sep 21, 2018
With few exceptions (Brazil, maybe India and the U.S.), countries whose capital is not their most famous city did not make this list.
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Level 53
Apr 27, 2022
new delhi is more famous than mumbai.
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Level 83
Mar 19, 2017
Now we need a quiz about this quiz
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Level 90
Mar 20, 2017
Really shocked about Brazil. Since it isn't one of the principal cities of the country. I would have guessed Cairo, Prague, Warsaw. And would have wagered a sizable bet that Buenos Aires or Bogota were ahead of it in South American capitals
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Level 48
Mar 21, 2017
Considering most of the quizzes are very America oriented I am surprised to see Washington ranking only 5th... as well as by the absence of Kabul or Baghdad... I thought years of daily news had left a mark...
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Level 74
Jun 10, 2017
What's concerning is that more people guessed the capital of the least populated country than the capital of the second most populated country.
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Level 77
Jun 11, 2017
It is silly.
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Level 63
May 9, 2019
Helps that it's the same.
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Level 66
Jul 18, 2017
Oceania was forgotten underneath the crust of the earth!
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Level 94
Nov 23, 2017
No capitals from Africa or Oceania, and only Brasilia from South America.. Interesting!
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Level 47
Jun 3, 2019
OH MY GOD I MISSED PARIS BUT GOT OSLO WHYYYY
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Level 68
Feb 25, 2020
I almost missed Athens
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Level 60
Apr 26, 2020
I missed Brussels, Mexico City, and Dublin. So annoying!!!!!!!!!!
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Level 70
Mar 25, 2020
You'd think that Ottawa or Cairo or even Jerusalem would be on here. Kinda interesting
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Level 67
Aug 25, 2022
Many people not from Canada think Toronto or another major Canadian city is the capital of Canada
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Level 56
Apr 20, 2020
As a mexican citizen, i'm quite surprised Mexico City got into the list. To be honest, i would expect more people to guess Stockholm, Ottawa or Seoul.
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Level 42
Apr 21, 2020
I'm also Mexican. Mexico is one of the few countries people in the US are nearly universally aware of, and a lot of people here are from the US :-)
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Level 56
Apr 25, 2020
And you ain't wrong. What i meant to say is that it might be more believable that people would have guessed up many other relevant financial and political cities for the world panorama rather than CDMX, as there are many people here in Jetpunk from way too different countries (specially europeans) who might have gone up to write down more cities from the other side of the pond. Even though, we can acknowledge that Mexico is indeed at the world spot as this nation is the lovely backyard for american people. I guess many of those who guessed our capital were unaware about the sole existance of the city, rather they just tried on to put "Mexico City" to see if that answer was available. I've met plenty people who have tried typing down every single country's name adding a "city" at the end, like "Nicaragua City", "Indonesia City" "Eritrea City". Saludos desde Veracruz.
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Level 68
Apr 20, 2020
I missed the city where I currently live in...
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Level 82
Apr 20, 2020
I've done that before
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Level 29
Apr 20, 2020
Why do people only notice the big quizmakers! I did this quiz ages ago but nobody noticed it but when a “famous Jetpunker” does exactly the same quiz it gets featured! Why Quizmaster why? Look at this https://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/1289432/most-guessed-world-capitals
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Level 90
Apr 20, 2020
Uh... this quiz was made in 2015. Yours was made this year.
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Level 77
Apr 21, 2020
That is right.
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Level 77
Apr 21, 2020
Be creative and you will be "famous JetPunker" also. I believe you will make some good quizzes.
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Level 74
Apr 21, 2020
VATICAN city, are you kidding me???
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Level 42
Apr 29, 2020
I know right
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Level 68
Apr 21, 2020
I'd love to know what the common wrong answers tried are. Such as Sydney, New York, Rio De Janiero, Toronto, Auckland, Johannesburg etc. etc... I know it's not a stat you'd ever be able to find out, though.
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Level 60
Apr 26, 2020
That would be cool. I'm Australian and still a lot of people I know think that Sydney or Melbourne is the capital.
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Level 76
May 9, 2020
The order of several have been slightly altered, as well as some percentages

As of this post it is:

Paris (91)

London (88)

Rome (88)

Berlin (87)

DC (85)

Madrid (84)

Moscow (83)

Athens (82)

Tokyo (80)

Dublin (80)

Beijing (77)

Oslo (77)

Vienna (76)

Brussels (76)

Vatican City (76)

Amsterdam (76)

Mexico City (75)

Lisbon (75)

Brasilia (73)

Copenhagen (73)

Helsinki (72)

New Delhi (72)

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Level 34
May 18, 2020
missed berlin!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Level 60
Jun 20, 2020
I'm not that surprised about Vatican, I'm actually more surprised that it is the only capital that have the same name as the country on the list.
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Level 78
Aug 16, 2020
Mexico City has the same name as its country, too
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Level 62
Sep 7, 2020
I'm surprised that the Vatican is there, but not Luxembourg, Singapore, Monaco or even Panama City
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Level 71
Jan 19, 2021
I'm Finnish and didn't get Helsinki... Though we were more irrelevant
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Level 74
Feb 4, 2021
you should do most guessed capitals on the most guessed capitals quiz
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Level 40
Mar 13, 2021
surprised that seoul and bangkok arent there
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Level 60
Jun 8, 2021
when you realized that brassillia isnt the correctly spelled :/
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Level 40
Sep 15, 2021
brasilia*
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Level 33
Jun 12, 2021
22/22

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Level 34
Jan 14, 2022
Im surprised brasilia is on the list but not buenos aires
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Level 41
Feb 22, 2022
Got Vienna last second! Great quiz
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Level 30
Mar 28, 2022
I thought new Delhi was wrong because I typed 'new dheli'....how sad
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Level 53
Apr 27, 2022
missed Helsinki? Thats more guessed than Stockholm???
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Level 44
May 1, 2022
I MISSED MOSCOW
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Level 82
Aug 24, 2022
Very curious that Copenhagen, Oslo, and Helsinki make it, but not Stockholm - both the largest Nordic capital and the capital of the largest Nordic country. I've heard the theory that Oslo is the simplest, and sure, that's true, but Copenhagen is clearly less simple than Stockholm, so I don't think that theory holds. Besides, none of them are difficult names for English speakers like, say, Reykjavik. Very odd.
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Level 45
Aug 25, 2022
Helsinki and no Stockholm??
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Level 68
Aug 26, 2022
I bet if we had a way of tracking wrong answers, we'd find Sydney, Toronto, Rio de Janeiro, Istanbul, etc, pretty high on this list!
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Level 73
Dec 14, 2022
"Most Incorrectly Guessed Capitals on Most Guessed Capitals Quizzes" would be an impressive level of meta
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Level 44
Oct 20, 2022
i was so confused at the end but somehow got a last second vatican city. XD
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Level 65
Jun 17, 2023
19/22

Missed paris and london

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Level 28
Oct 10, 2023
In the answer it says Lisbon is a country and a city
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Level 56
May 13, 2024
How on Earth is the Vatican City on here, but not Ottawa???