European Capitals by Google Description

Can you name the european capitals by their description on Google Maps?
The description is sometimes quoted from Wikipedia
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Last updated: June 25, 2022
First submittedJune 18, 2022
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Capital City
Its artistic and intellectual legacy was shaped by residents including Mozart, Beethoven and Sigmund Freud.
Vienna
Also known as the Latin Quarter, the 5th arrondissement is home to the Sorbonne university and student-filled cafes.
Paris
The city is still dominated by 5th-century BC landmarks.
Athens
At its centre stand the imposing Houses of Parliament, the iconic ‘Big Ben’ clock tower and Westminster Abbey
London
It's home to Lenin’s Mausoleum, the State Historical Museum's comprehensive collection and St. Basil’s Cathedral, known for its colorful, onion-shaped domes.
Moscow
Indre By, the city's historic center, contains Frederiksstaden, an 18th-century rococo district, home to the royal family’s Amalienborg Palace.
Copenhagen
... covers the 1914 assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, an event that sparked World War I.
Sarajevo
Divided during the Cold War, its 18th-century Brandenburg Gate has become a symbol of reunification.
Berlin
From imposing São Jorge Castle, the view encompasses the old city’s pastel-colored buildings, Tagus Estuary and Ponte 25 de Abril suspension bridge.
Lisbon
It’s in the west of the country, below Vitosha Mountain.
Sofia
Nicknamed “the City of a Hundred Spires,” it's known for its Old Town Square, Gothic churches and the medieval Astronomical Clock.
Prague
The striking concrete Hallgrimskirkja church and rotating Perlan glass dome offer sweeping views of the sea and nearby hills.
Reykjavík
It is also the administrative centre of the European Union
Brussels
The city, atop rugged Mount Titano, is known for its medieval old town and cobblestone streets.
San Marino
Is built around a crook in the Aare River.
Bern
Located on the Svislach and the now subterranean Niamiha rivers.
Minsk
It’s renowned for its rich repositories of European art, including the Prado Museum’s works by Goya and Velázquez.
Madrid
Its rivers and bridges include the modern Millennium Bridge over the Morača River.
Podgorica
Built amid deep gorges cut by the Alzette and Pétrusse rivers, it’s famed for its ruins of medieval fortifications.
Luxembourg
Is set on the Baltic Sea at the mouth of the River Daugava.
Riga
Has been inhabited since at least 4000 BC; remains of Neolithic settlements have been found within the old Kale Fortress that overlooks the modern city centre.
Skopje
Amid blocks of Soviet-style architecture are landmarks including the neoclassical Nativity Cathedral.
Chisinau
Is set along the Danube River by the border with Austria and Hungary.
Bratislava
Its historic buildings include St Patrick’s Cathedral, founded in 1191.
Dublin
It retains its walled, cobblestoned Old Town, home to cafes and shops, as well as Kiek in de Kök, a 15th-century defensive tower.
Tallinn
Is predominantly populated by ethnic Albanians and consitutes the second-largest ethnic Albanian-inhabited capital.
Pristina
It’s known as a duty-free retail hub, with shops lining Meritxell Avenue.
Andorra la Vella
Encompasses 14 islands and more than 50 bridges on an extensive Baltic Sea archipelago.
Stockholm
Its iconic landmark is the massive, communist-era Palatul Parlamentului government building, which has 1,100 rooms.
Bucharest
Pastel buildings surround the city's focal point, Skanderbeg Square, which is named for its equestrian statue of a national hero.
Tirana
The 16th-century Gate of Dawn, containing a shrine with a sacred Virgin Mary icon.
Vilnius
On Mannerheimintie are the imposing Parliament House and Kiasma, a contemporary art museum.
Helsinki
Trinity Square is home to 13th-century Matthias Church and the turrets of the Fishermen’s Bastion, which offer sweeping views.
Budapest
The walled city was established in the 1500s on a peninsula by the Knights of St. John, a Roman Catholic order.
Valletta
Cycling is key to the city’s character, and there are numerous bike paths.
Amsterdam
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Level 42
Jun 25, 2022
Reykjavik is notably misspelled
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Level 62
Jun 25, 2022
I'm really sorry. It's fixed now
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Level 56
Jun 25, 2022
Yes annoying. Gave up after it wasn't accepted.
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Level 62
Jun 25, 2022
I'm sorry, it's fixed now
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Level 85
Jun 25, 2022
I wonder why a few capitals are omitted? Most are there, but Rome, Vatican City, Vaduz, Oslo, Warsaw, Ljubljana, and Zagreb are notably absent. Why not do all of them?
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Level 62
Jun 25, 2022
Because the description was often too short, boring or impossible to avoid obvious giveaways, like the country name itself.