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Top 10 Most Remote U.S. State Capitals

Which 10 state capitals are furthest from any other?
Quiz by Gassu
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Last updated: December 17, 2017
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First submittedApril 17, 2017
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Average score70.0%
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Miles
State Capital
2,462
Honolulu
914
Juneau
382
Phoenix
359
Austin
297
Salt Lake City
Miles
State Capital
290
Boise
290
Helena
284
Santa Fe
267
Oklahoma City
225
Madison or St. Paul
29 Comments
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Level 86
Dec 18, 2017
Almost didn't get 100% because it didn't take just Oklahoma for Oklahoma City, although it did take Salt Lake without City.
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Level 66
Jan 8, 2018
Takes OKC though.
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Level 52
Mar 8, 2018
It takes SLC as well
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Level 78
Mar 8, 2018
That's because people actually call it Salt Lake (without the City). Don't think they do that for OKC.
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Level 73
Mar 9, 2018
But I thought it is generally acceptable for cities with 'city' in their name to just take their first name on this site, no matter what they are called. I am so used to it I didn't think to type Oklahoma City. This reminds me of the time when Mexico City did not get accepted on the World Capitals quiz unless you typed its full name, while Guatemala and Kuwait were accepted, before the QM changed that.
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Level 61
Mar 13, 2018
No one calls OKC "Oklahoma" because that's the name of the state. I wish people would do the same for NYC, but that'll always be New York to most people. Anyway, OKC is accepted on here, so it's ok (no pun intended).
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Level 52
Oct 26, 2023
The official name of the city is New York, so thats why. It's just widely regarded as new york city.
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Level 59
Aug 8, 2020
HatemAli's point I think is that most other acceptable 'city' cities accept the same name without city. no one calls the capital of Mexico just "Mexico", but it is still accepted generally accepted. This also goes for Kuwait, Guatemala and Panama. Obviously people still call the Vatican the Vatican but other than that...
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Level 78
Nov 16, 2022
That's because for the cities of Kuwait, Guatemala or Panama, the "city" at the end is not part of the name. Neither for official records or for popular use. It's just a disambiguator that can be used when there may be confusion. Meanwhile, Oklahoma City is officially named that way.
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Level 66
Feb 17, 2023
What about La Ciudad de México?
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Level 67
Nov 16, 2022
I thought of Oklahoma the state, but couldn't recall what the capital was named. Hah.
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Level 64
Mar 8, 2018
Won't take Minneapolis for St. Paul?
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Level 70
Mar 8, 2018
Why should it be accepted? Minneapolis never was a state capital.
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Level 83
Mar 8, 2018
Of course not. Minneapolis is not the capital.
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Level 64
Mar 8, 2018
ugh. I put Minneapolis too. But I'm not complaining. St Paul is correct.
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Level 43
Jul 1, 2019
Uh, because St. Paul is the capital........
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Level 80
Mar 8, 2018
Excellent quiz!
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Level 62
Mar 9, 2018
Surprised not to see Montpelier. That place is pretty far out.
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Level 71
Mar 11, 2018
My strategy was just start west as those states are more spread out. All of the New England states and just the whole east coast are smaller states size wise, so I made a safe bet that they wouldn't be here.
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Level 92
Jun 25, 2018
It's only about 120 miles from Concord NH by the roads, 80-90 miles as the crow flies (Depending on how you measure--closest city limits, city centers, etc.).
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Level 45
May 22, 2018
54 seconds to go
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Level 3
Aug 20, 2018
Where is Anchorage (Alaska)
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Level 70
Aug 20, 2018
State capitals
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Level 75
Aug 8, 2020
About 600 miles northwest of the state capital.
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Level 43
Jul 1, 2019
Farthest from other capital cities definitely doesn't mean most remote. The name of this quiz should be changed.
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Level 74
Aug 8, 2020
I think the instructions explain what the quiz is asking for well enough.
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Level 65
Jul 25, 2020
I'm not from USA and I just didn't guess St. Paul/Madison. I thought the capitals near the lakes were close to each other
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Level 56
Nov 16, 2022
I just barely got it because I started putting state names in instead of capitals. lol
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Level 40
Nov 19, 2022
Ohmigosh! I uessed OKC randomly with 2 seconds to go!!!