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Five Most Guessed Capital Cities by Continent

For each continent, can you name the five capital cities that are most frequently guessed on in the World Capitals Quiz?
As of September 21, 2019
Quiz by Quizzer6794
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Last updated: December 24, 2019
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First submittedAugust 2, 2015
Times taken74,927
Average score73.3%
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Africa
68
Cairo
55
Pretoria, etc...
45
Algiers
44
Nairobi
43
Tunis
 
 
Asia
81
Tokyo
77
Beijing
73
New Delhi
70
Seoul
65
Jerusalem
Europe
92
Paris
89
London
89
Rome
88
Berlin
85
Madrid
 
 
North America
85
Washington D.C.
77
Mexico City
69
Ottawa
61
Havana
55
Panama City
Oceania
68
Canberra
55
Wellington
27
Suva
25
Port Moresby
20
Apia
 
 
South America
73
Brasília
66
Buenos Aires
61
Lima
57
Santiago
53
Bogotá
+55
Level 77
Aug 22, 2017
You mean Funafuti, Tuvalu isn't one of the top Oceania answers? It's so fun to say...almost as much fun as Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
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Level 78
Aug 23, 2017
Or Antananarivo, Madagascar (It´s almost more fun to type than to say, to be exact)
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Level 45
Dec 13, 2020
haha i like Sri Jayewardenepura Kotte, Sri Lanka and Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei
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Level 72
May 21, 2021
Which is the most fun one to say? I don't know, it's a Dili
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Level 74
Aug 23, 2017
Once I narrowed Oceania down to two left, I was surprised that of the obvious countries remaining, Apia and Suva beat Nuku'alofa
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Level 68
Nov 20, 2017
I instantly thought of Nuku'alofa first, but then I'm from New Zealand...
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Level 71
Sep 3, 2017
How about Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte, in Sri Lanka?
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Level 67
Aug 18, 2019
if t is not here, apparently didnt make it.
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Level 76
Sep 22, 2019
There is no fun in saying that. Only suffering.
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Level 53
Jul 3, 2020
Thing is the capital city of Sri Lanka is known as 'Colombo' to the rest of the world, but they give it the native name on jetpunk which is really annoying.
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Level 52
Nov 26, 2020
Um...the capital of Sri Lanka is not called Colombo. It is Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte. Kotte is simply a suburb (?) of Colombo. Admittedly, some users are very bitter about this.
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Level 76
Mar 6, 2023
haha i learned how to spell sri jayawardenepura kotte without looking it up
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Level 78
Jun 20, 2023
Colombo is still the executive and judicial capital, while that long one is the legislative capital.
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Level 66
Nov 19, 2017
Bandar Seri Begawan? Really? I knew that capital way before Seoul or Jerusalem!
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Level 66
Oct 9, 2019
I actually tried that one.
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Level 37
Nov 21, 2017
what about Kuala Lumpur? sounds like a deformity from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
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Level 47
Jan 20, 2018
I like Ulaanbaatar to say :)
+12
Level 27
Mar 29, 2018
I'm also a big fan of Tegucigalpa
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Level 87
Sep 21, 2019
To say, maybe, but not to visit.
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Level 84
Feb 3, 2020
I'm a big fan of Paramaribo.
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Level 58
Oct 25, 2022
Sarajevo Copenhagen Tegucigalpa
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Level 49
May 4, 2023
ngerulmud is the most fun to say
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Level 87
Aug 22, 2017
Funafuti is also fun to visit... no cars, just motorbikes everywhere on the one main road.
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Level 32
Nov 20, 2017
Does that sound like a joke if I say I really want to go there? Not because of your point though :D
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Level 45
Mar 7, 2019
i really want to visit, not just because of this quiz(and others), but because of the Michael Vey series, too.
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Level 45
Aug 23, 2017
i only missed bogota,kingston.Nairobi,jerusalem and apia
+3
Level 63
Aug 29, 2017
I guess Panama City would've been to obvious.
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Level 70
Nov 20, 2017
I was also surprised that Panama City and Guatemala City both didn't make the list.
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Level 48
Jul 11, 2019
Same
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Level 67
Aug 18, 2019
instead of which ones?
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Level 62
Jul 14, 2020
Panama City is there now, but Guatemala City still isn't. I was surprised to see Havana there, but I guess that's because most of the quizzers on this website are from the USA
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Level 68
May 2, 2023
I'm from Europe and Havana is pretty well known here, much more so than Guatemala City.
+3
Level 74
Aug 29, 2017
First time I've seen Samoa on one of these quizzes
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Level 70
Nov 19, 2017
Somehow I feel these results are more representative of the population as a whole, rather than the geography nerds here on Jetpunk. I'm still surprised at how low some of these are though.
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Level 64
Nov 19, 2017
only missed Madrid -.- completely forgot my neighbours
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Level 69
Nov 19, 2017
The quizz should accept Johannesburg as a capital of South Africa, it already has the etc. after Pretoria...
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Level 70
Nov 20, 2017
South Africa has actually managed to pick three capital cities without naming their biggest city as one of them. Pretoria, Cape Town and Bloemfontein are all capitals of South Africa, but Johannesburg isn't.
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Level 74
Mar 13, 2018
The Supreme Court is in Johannesburg, so at least some central government function is in the city :)
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Level 67
Oct 9, 2019
I think the Supreme Court is in Bloemfontein.
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Level 71
Nov 20, 2017
Good quiz... If you like geography quizzes try Geography Two here it is
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Level 43
Feb 5, 2018
I was expecting Dakar to be there
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Level 46
Dec 30, 2018
Wow I am surprised more have not guessed the epicly popular and renowned capital of Sri Lanka, Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte
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Level 70
Feb 17, 2019
Moscow was the first European capital I knew.
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Level 70
Feb 17, 2019
Not even Paris
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Level 79
Oct 9, 2019
Surprised Colombo isn't on here ;)
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Level 72
May 21, 2021
Oh, just one more thing...
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Level 45
Oct 9, 2019
Can you accept Bagota for a type in of Bogota for us people who don't know how to spell?
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Level 82
Oct 9, 2019
And please accept Puerta Bigote for Port Moustache
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Level 81
Oct 9, 2019
What about Washingtown for Washington?
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Level 69
Oct 9, 2019
I got 5 missing and 2 of them because I wrote Algier and Tunes cause its how it is spelt in here
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Level 47
Oct 15, 2019
Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte is not a capital city. Its a capital suburb.
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Level 73
Jun 5, 2020
5 seconds remaining. sheesh
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Level 60
Aug 22, 2021
Missed Apia and Nairobi
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Level 61
Jun 14, 2022
Saying that SJK is the capital of Sri Lanka is like saying Washington DC is the capital of the USA because both are right.
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Level 56
Aug 29, 2022
damm I typed Apia with two p...
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Level 40
Jan 21, 2023
i am suprised Bangkok is not up there
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Level 35
May 2, 2023
No way, I didn't get Jerusalem, because in Dutch we write it with a z instead of s and after trying twice i just gave up and continued with the other continents. Sad day for me
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Level 44
May 2, 2023
Is it just me, or am I the only one that when they are close to, or really determined, just memorize all the answers for the points.
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Level 75
May 2, 2023
It's interesting that Jerusalem is the ONLY one with a lower percentage guessed in this quiz than in the world version. And its percentage is MUCH lower in this one (42% here v 65% in the world version, as of today).

Perhaps in the world version many people start Asia with Turkey and go down to Israel fairly quickly, just a thought.

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Level 66
May 3, 2023
I thought Pyongyang was more commonly known. It seems more interesting, or has more interesting wikipedia articles regarding the name, than something like New Delhi or Jerusalem. I always associate the name with the pyramidal hotel.
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Level 67
May 4, 2023
Missed Suva and Apia
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Level 45
Sep 28, 2023
Got Nairobi in the last second.