Five Westernmost Capital Cities by Continent

For each continent, name the world capitals with the westernmost longitude.
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Last updated: February 28, 2017
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Africa
17°27' W
Dakar
16°35' W
Banjul
15°57' W
Nouakchott
15°34' W
Bissau
13°43' W
Conakry
 
 
Asia
32°52' E
Ankara
33°22'E
Nicosia
35°13' E
Jerusalem
35°31' E
Beirut
35°56' E
Amman
Europe
21°56' W
Reykjavík
9°08' W
Lisbon
6°16' W
Dublin
3°43' W
Madrid
0°08' W
London
 
 
North America
99°08' W
Mexico City
90°32' W
Guatemala City
89°11' W
San Salvador
89°46' W
Belmopan
87°13' W
Tegucigalpa
Oceania
175°12' W
Nukuʻalofa
171°45' W
Apia
134°62' E
Ngerulmud
149°07' E
Canberra
147°15' E
Port Moresby
 
 
South America
78°35' W
Quito
77°02' W
Lima
74°05' W
Bogotá
70°40' W
Santiago
68°09' W
La Paz
9 Comments
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Level 76
Feb 28, 2017
nice! is Praia missing? also, for Oceania, I wouldn't include Nuku'alofa and Apia since within Oceania they are actually the easternmost
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Level 90
Feb 28, 2017
Regardless of what you do with Nuku'alofa and Apia, Ngerulmud is farther east than Port Moresby.
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Level 90
Feb 28, 2017
I mean farther west.
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Level 85
Aug 30, 2021
It definitely looks to me like Praia is missing.
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Level 65
Feb 15, 2022
Typed Praia 4 times Big miss.
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Level 55
Nov 12, 2023
One of the few African capitals I have fully memorize. 1 less out of my score doesn't really change anything, I still missed 3 in Asia (knew the country, forgot the city), and 2 in Oceania (again, knew the countries, forgot the capitals). I thought Rabat might be a correct answer for Africa, but knew it was a stretch. Still, most maps show Cabo being pretty far off the shoreline of Africa, and, tho Praia is one of its easternmost cities, it is definitely the westernmost African capital. I wish the creator would've edited the directions n just added, not including Praia so test takers don't type Praia 10+ times. Once i realized Praia wasn't one of the accepted answers, I put the 2 far west African capital names I have memorize. The capitals of Guinea and Guinea-Bissau.

I checked google maps to be absolutely sure and yeah. Easternmost point of Praia is still 6 full degrees further west than westernmost point of Dakar. I wonder what made them miss Praia when making it.

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Level 76
May 5, 2022
There's a mistake in the Oceania one. Palikir and Honiara are the next furthers west after Ngerulmud, Port Moresby and Canberra. Apia and Nukualofa are actually the furthest East.
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Level 62
Jan 31, 2023
The fact that Apia and Nuku'alofa are on the list makes the quiz really cool - a good trap, that I certainly fell into. Gets ya thinkin'.
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Level 57
May 1, 2024
Praia, Cabo Verde is 23⁰ 30' 30'' W making it the westernmost capital city in Africa.