Category Elimination - Capital Cities #2

In each group, name any answer which matches the first category to reveal the second category, then name any answer which applies to both categories to reveal a third, and so on.
Answer must correspond to the highlighted yellow box. # = number of possible answers
In this quiz, population refers to urban populations. More info. All data as of February 2022.
Quiz by Stewart
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Last updated: February 12, 2022
First submittedMarch 1, 2020
Times taken31,083
Average score65.0%
Rating4.84
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Green Categories
48
Capitals in Asia
24
... with at least 2 million people
10
... which contain the letter K
4
... whose country starts with a vowel
1
... and lies west of Dubai
Baku
 
Orange Categories
43
Capitals in the Southern Hemisphere
33
... that are not in Oceania
11
... whose country is landlocked
5
... with an average elevation above 1500m
1
... and whose name has two words
La Paz
Blue Categories
86
Capitals with fewer than 1 million people
49
... that are not in Africa or Asia
32
... which are in the Eastern Hemisphere
7
... with exactly 8 letters in their name
1
... and whose country starts with a vowel
Canberra
 
Purple Categories
150
Capitals containing the letter A
24
... with an average elevation above 1000m
13
... which are in Africa
7
... with exactly 6 letters in their name
1
... and is north of the equator
Asmara
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Level 60
Mar 2, 2020
Nuku'alofa is the biggest city of his country, Tonga.

Great quiz.

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Level 68
Mar 2, 2020
Thanks! I was going to fix it, but I've actually just removed that clue entirely, since it's highly dependable on what population figures you look at. I think the new clues work better. The final answer for Blue is unchanged though.
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Level 67
Apr 14, 2020
Port Vila works for the fourth question of the light blue as well.
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Level 56
May 20, 2020
Port Vila...? Mugged off there 😒
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Level 68
May 20, 2020
Whoops! I've fixed that now, sorry! It had a space in it which allowed it to slip past :P
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Level 49
Jun 16, 2022
same thing for San Marino
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Level 68
Jun 16, 2022
That has 9 letters not 8 letters
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Level 63
Jul 30, 2020
Isn't apia in the eastern hemisphere?
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Level 68
Jul 30, 2020
Apia, and Samoa itself, are beyond the 180º line (the International Date Line), and so are in the Western Hemisphere.
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Level 90
Aug 17, 2020
Small objection to equating the International Date Line with 180º. The antimeridian runs for 12,440 miles from north to south pole, the IDL is ~41% longer, at somewhere north of 17,600 miles long, and crosses the Equator three times.
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Level 68
Aug 17, 2020
That's my fault, I've always known the IDL to be the 180⁰ line but never bothered to check whether that was actually the case. Thanks for the knowledge! :)
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Level 58
Aug 19, 2020
Should watch Johnny Harris's video about it, quite interesting (about the IDL)
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Level 53
Aug 16, 2020
I love these. May we have Asmera as a type-in for Asmara?
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Level 60
Aug 19, 2020
I second this. I have always know it as Asmera and was surprised when it didn't accept. Tried Asmara and got it.
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Level 73
Aug 19, 2020
Doesn't Kigali work for the last one?
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Level 61
Aug 19, 2020
It's south of the equator.
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Level 73
Aug 19, 2020
how'd I miss that - you're right.
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Level 48
Aug 19, 2020
By chance, "La Paz" was the first answer I input for the yellow category. Filled that section out by just writing "La Paz" 4 more times in a row. Unexpected, but weirdly satisfying!
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Level 83
Aug 19, 2020
Did that with Baku. Started with it because I wanted something short.
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Level 38
Aug 20, 2020
3:33 remaining done... lol. I just gived up and remembered them.
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Level 66
Aug 19, 2020
Amazing!! Very challenging and fun, thank you
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Level 32
Aug 19, 2020
how is baku WEST of dubai??? am i missing something here?
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Level 55
Aug 19, 2020
If you look at a map it becomes very clear that it is west of Dubai, envisioning it in your head though it's harder to tell because it surprised you
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Level 57
Aug 19, 2020
Check a map, Baku really is West of Dubai.
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Level 57
Aug 19, 2020
ayy i got 100%
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Level 58
Aug 19, 2020
Always surprising how hard these are, surprised myself that i got all four first try (which I haven't gotten on any of these before). I think the best part is when you think you've got the final answer, type it in, then it doesn't accept it and you realise you've forgotten a clue. Always more thinking to be done
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Level 58
Aug 20, 2020
48

Capitals in Asia

22

... with at least 2 million people*

8

... contains the letter K

4

... whose country starts with a vowel

Jakarta also fits here, and it did't accepted it

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Level 68
Aug 20, 2020
Indeed it does work for the 4th clue on Green. However it doesn't for the 5th and final clue since Jakarta is East of Dubai.
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Level 48
Aug 22, 2020
Great series Stewart, but it seems that there are quite a lot of questions based upon elevation. Personally, I don't know much about the elevations of capitals, so I am often tripped up on these clues!
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Level 57
Aug 31, 2020
I started the pink with Asmara, and just put it for every answer.
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Level 53
Feb 9, 2021
The only one I missed is Canberra. Which is embarrassing, as I live in Canberra.
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Level 19
Jun 2, 2021
Canberra does not start with a vowel
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Level 19
Jun 2, 2021
Wait, it said country ;-;
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Level 81
Nov 15, 2021
Took me a long time to get to Canberra, despite being an Australian. That said, it is a fairly forgettable place.
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Level 27
Jan 11, 2022
The only one a got wrong was purple's final question, i didnt even know what asmara was, where is asmara?
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Level 68
Jan 11, 2022
It's a tricky one, it is the capital of Eritrea :)
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Level 40
Mar 15, 2022
Shouldn't Helsinki work in the blue category for the first four? It didn't even work for the first one.
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Level 68
Mar 15, 2022
See the Source in the caveat, Helsinki has 1.2 million
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Level 40
Mar 18, 2022
Oh I see what you mean. "The capital region" in Finland has a population of 1,2 million (probably more today) and it consists of four cities: Helsinki, Espoo, Vantaa and Kauniainen, but the capital city of Finland, Helsinki has a population of 660k.
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Level 68
Mar 18, 2022
There are always flaws with choosing urban populations or city regions. But you have to be consistent, otherwise people don't know which to think of.
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Level 40
Mar 18, 2022
Of course, I get that! Just a surprise for me as here in Finland we never think of it that way. I love the series btw!
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Level 68
Mar 18, 2022
Oh great to see another Finn on the site! (You're the third I know of now :))

And thanks :)

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Level 90
Sep 8, 2022
(Spoiler alert) Didn't come up with the answer to the purple category since I didn't think that a capital of a small country on the coast could have such a high elevation. But it does, being located in the central highlands of the country.