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Capitals of Oceania Quiz

Can you name the capital cities of the 14 countries of Oceania?
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Last updated: November 17, 2016
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Country
Capital
Australia
Canberra
F. S. Micronesia
Palikir
Fiji
Suva
Kiribati
South Tarawa
Marshall Islands
Majuro
Nauru
Yaren
New Zealand
Wellington
Palau
Ngerulmud
Papua New Guinea
Port Moresby
Samoa
Apia
Solomon Islands
Honiara
Tonga
Nuku'alofa
Tuvalu
Funafuti
Vanuatu
Port Vila
85 Comments
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Level 53
Jun 11, 2013
Why isn't Melekeok excepted for Palau? It's the actual capital.
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Level 57
Jul 22, 2013
From what I have read, Ngerulmud is the capital and it is in the state of Melekeok. I don't know for sure.
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Level 42
Aug 3, 2013
You are correct.
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Level 82
Apr 19, 2016
^ this was my understanding. Similar to Delhi/New Delhi or Colombo/Sri Kotte Cheese, just on a much smaller scale. In my opinion Melekeok should be accepted.
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Level ∞
Nov 17, 2016
Since this quiz is now featured the official type-ins are used which includes Melekeok.
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Level 67
Jan 13, 2017
As far as I know, since its independence in the 90s, Palau has had four capitals/capital names. Koror, Oreor, Melekeok and Ngerulmud.
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Level 57
Jan 13, 2017
Melekeok is the capital of Palau
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Level 69
Jan 17, 2017
Sri Kotte Cheese - LOL.
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Level 67
Apr 16, 2018
There's a YouTube video posted by a traveler who visited Ngerulmud that confirms what jyp said. The capital appears to be a quad with an administrative building on each side. Looks about the size of a football field. Very interesting to see.
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Level 43
Feb 24, 2019
While in most cases the capitol building being in Ngerulmud would designate it as the national capital, Palau is unique. The previous capitol building was in the state of Koror until 2006, however, it was moved to Melekeok. Since no official government declaration has been released about what the official capital of Palau is, Melekeok is a more consistent answer with Palau's history, as the previous capital was recognized as the state of Koror, even though the capitol building itself was in Koror City.
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Level 47
Jun 10, 2019
kalbahamut lucd13 SRI JAYAWARDENAPURA KOTTEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!! XD
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Level 69
Feb 17, 2020
A quad with a building on it? What?? Can it drive around? ;)
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Level 75
Feb 3, 2021
RedLightning you even spelled it wrong. Sri JayawardenEpura Kotte
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Level 26
Sep 24, 2021
ngerulmud is basically is part of melekeok which is a state
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Level 65
Jan 21, 2022
@Sifhraven its not a quad bike its like a square (quadrangle)
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Level 66
Jun 21, 2022
@McKenzieFam r/woooosh
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Level 50
Nov 11, 2022
I got all 14 thanks to a big inspiration

JackSucksAtLife

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Level 36
Nov 24, 2023
I kind of also got inspired by JackSucksAtLife, but mostly JackSucksAtGeography.
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Level 42
Jun 10, 2015
Maybe it should be noted that Nauru is capital-less? Yaren is just the district that usually gets mentioned. (I hope my confused English comes through somehow!)
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Level 70
Jul 16, 2016
I though Yaren is the de facto capital, meaning that it is unofficial but widely agreed upon.
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Level 46
Jan 20, 2018
Also, your English was perfect.
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Level 49
May 11, 2018
Yes. There should be something that mentions that Yaren is de facto and not official
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Level 49
Aug 21, 2020
(im speaking for all capital quizzes) well thats also true for so many other countries, eg switzerland, monaco, vatican city and more. it is just common knowledge that capital is either what the law says and if its not stated its the city(-ies) where the government is seated.
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Level 59
Apr 6, 2016
Why no points for this quiz?
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Level 59
Jul 3, 2016
Why Oh Why? How am I to reach level 44?
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Level ∞
Nov 17, 2016
Now there are points!
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Level 82
Apr 19, 2016
Took me 8 tries but I finally got them all.
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Level 59
Jul 3, 2016
At level 66, you're kidding, right?
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Level 66
Jul 18, 2016
High levels...don't mean much. Oceania is so obscure that people, such as Kal, just see no reason to memorize all those meaningless places. These countries serve no purpose to the wide world, and, sadly, will soon be covered in water. Level 66 can be obtained without, dare I say it, knowing a single capital. There are maybe ten capital quizzes worth points, those can easily be avoided. But, at level 43, I just don't think you understand. Anyway, did you get all of them?
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Level 70
Jan 13, 2017
cosmokin ...... In my opinion your comment is just about as low as a comment could be. Oceania is not obscure to the world, just to you with your bigoted ideas. The capitals mentioned may be 'Meaningless' to you, but that is because you are obviously quite ignorant.
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Level 68
Jan 13, 2017
Oceania is not obscure or meaningless to me. Maybe you should come and visit. Big is not necessarily better!
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Level 51
Jan 13, 2017
Totally disagree with cosmokim's comments re Oceania. As a proud Kiwi, I don't consider myself nor people from the Pacific obscure at all. There is an amazing breadth of diversity, culture, food, and scenery to experience. Why don't you give yourself a treat, visit any part of Oceania, and broaden your perspective?
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Level 82
Jan 13, 2017
Careful pointing at population figures or the next time someone tries to claim that knowing the capital of of Iceland is more important than knowing the capital of Texas you're going to have a hard time backing it up.

Also, take away Australia, New Zealand, and New Guinea and you're left with only 2 million people spread out over 11 countries. And, unfortunately, it's true- many of them will be gone soon.

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Level 82
Jan 13, 2017
That said, it's high time this quiz got featured. Even if the information in it is trivial in the extreme and most people are going to have to learn something to get them all right. That's what the site is here for, right?
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Level 74
Jan 13, 2017
To be fair to cosmokim, Canberra is a bit of a hole.
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Level 68
Jan 13, 2017
Fair point. Wellington is a bit of a hobbit hole.
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Level 43
Feb 24, 2019
cosmokim Oceania is not obscure. In fact, I find it to be fascinating, how government and culture can still be established and held up despite the countries being so small and isolated! Oceanian countries have some of the largest lingual and cultural diversity of any countries! Bigger doesn't necessarily equal better!
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Level 82
Jun 4, 2019
Do you people not understand what the word obscure means? These countries are so little-known and seldom referenced most people don't even know that they exist (Australia and New Zealand obviously excluded), much less what their capital cities are. I managed to ace this quiz 3 years ago with a lot of practice but now, years later, after never having any use for this information in the intervening years, I'm back to missing half of them again.
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Level 76
Dec 27, 2019
Pretty surprised people are getting so upset over the "obscure" comment. Ask the average person on the street in any country in the world (outside Oceania, I suppose) to tell you where Kiribati, Nauru or Palau are, and it'll be a pretty safe bet that they'll have no idea that you're even talking about a country. They are simply not on the radar of the average person, because they're tiny nations with tiny populations that have never been at the centre of global history. Calling them "meaningless" might be a bit harsh, however.
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Level 53
Oct 26, 2021
The islands of Oceania (Excluding the big ones) have barely any people and have no real importance in the world and if they do flood only a few people will be displaced. Politically they are only really used for accepting bribes by taiwan in order to recognise them
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Level 47
Jun 8, 2019
Same, but more than 10 for me! XD
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Level 22
Jul 21, 2016
Make this eligible for points! :)
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Level ∞
Nov 17, 2016
Okay!
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Level 69
Aug 9, 2016
I enjoyed doing this quiz. I know very little about oceania but have just about learned the capitals through this. I think a previous users comment that these countries are meaningless is quite insulting and should be removed.
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Level 57
Sep 11, 2016
I insist, Burma should not be adressed as such and should be called Myanmar.
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Level 78
Jan 13, 2017
Why won't you accept Burma as the capital of Palau?
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Level 74
Jan 13, 2017
Where is Palestine?
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Level 68
Jan 13, 2017
and Cyprus?
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Level 62
Nov 11, 2017
Why are Montenegro and Kosovo separate to Serbia?
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Level 66
Jan 29, 2019
In Israel.
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Level 59
Jan 13, 2017
Where is New Caledonia on the map?

I know, they´re part of France and not a souvereign country, so they don´t really fit in this quiz as a question.

But they should at least appear on the map just like Indonesia & others..

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Level 53
Oct 26, 2021
I believe it is there now just below Vanuatu but its not highlighted and has no blob around it
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Level 69
Jan 14, 2017
got em' all with 2:25 remaining!
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Level 69
Mar 26, 2017
Got 'em all again with 2:37 left!
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Level 25
Jun 29, 2017
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Level 59
Aug 11, 2019
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Level 79
Sep 23, 2019
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Level 51
Jan 22, 2021
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Level 56
Nov 2, 2023
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Level 65
Jan 13, 2022
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Level 27
Aug 12, 2017
Finished!
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Level 34
Jun 2, 2018
2:31 with 100%. Beat that!!!
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Level 43
Feb 24, 2019
2:36 left
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Level 25
Jun 11, 2018
Delap-Uliga-Darrit should be accepted for Marshall Islands.
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Level 44
Sep 2, 2018
2:33
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Level 63
Mar 16, 2019
Finally got them all, after a couple weeks trying to practice, with 2:08 remaining at 1:28:14 PM on March 16, 2019. I took the quiz about a minute before this try and I knew all of them except Micronesia, which I had forgotten as I tried the World Capitals Quiz a few minutes earlier, but I forgot to log off before pressing Give Up, so now my answer stats are ruined. Darn it. At least I now have 1032 points.
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Level 56
Apr 20, 2019
Isn't Baikiri a capital of Kiribati and Vaiaku of Tuvalu?
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Level 47
Jun 8, 2019
I took forever (30 minutes or so) trying to remember these! Just something with island capitals I guess xD
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Level 45
Oct 29, 2019
For the capital Ngerulmud, can you add Ngerumud or any other variation instead?
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Level 62
Nov 17, 2019
But the most pressing question of them all... is it pronounced Ocean-a or Ocean-ia?! :-)
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Level 74
Feb 25, 2020
I'm finally starting to spell Ngerulmud correctly!
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Level 64
Mar 24, 2020
I have been studying the capitals of Oceania, and i'm starting to get better at them! So far i have gotten through about 8. This quiz is actually really useful!
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Level 64
May 11, 2021
Update: I'll try and give this another shot, i've tried the quiz again and i've gotten 9, so not too much ground to make up, this is mostly to try and perfect my capitals of the world quiz knowledge, before i need to get to Africa.... yikes.
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Level 25
May 14, 2020
it took 9, NINE, attempts but i got there
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Level 24
Aug 24, 2020
O no! Why don't they have English names....fortunately only 14 to learn, and I already know two ^_^
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Level 38
Mar 9, 2021
i only got Canebarra and Wellington
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Level 43
Apr 3, 2021
I always forget the capital of Kiribati. Extremely annoying!
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Level 26
Feb 24, 2022
Got it all after studying for 10 minutes
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Level 26
Feb 24, 2022
Probably could get all capitals in the world, but Caribbean brings me down
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Level 45
May 13, 2022
I got them all except Port Moresby, Suva, Tarawa, Palikir, Apia, Ngerulmud, Majuro, Yaren, Honiara, Nuku’alofa, Funafuti, Wellington, Canberra and Port Vila
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Level 43
Mar 28, 2023
Is this a problem on my side or is it that if I type in 'Nukualofa' that it doesn't get it, but if I use my autocorrect it and select the exact same thing that I typed, that does be correct?
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Level ∞
Mar 28, 2023
My guess is that you are typing something different. I just checked and it works for me.
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Level 67
Jul 28, 2023
Hard pass.
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Level 79
Aug 24, 2023
Note to self: I think I know these now: let's see next time it comes up randomly.
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Level 56
Nov 2, 2023
my brain can never remember majuro...