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Capital Names Created by Only 4 Letters

Guess the national capitals whose names can be spelled using only 4 different letters.
Each letter can be used more than once
Not counting Astana which changed its name to Nur-Sultan in March, 2019
Quiz by PSTSCCH
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Last updated: September 15, 2022
First submittedAugust 9, 2014
Times taken30,460
Average score59.3%
Rating4.39
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Letters
Capital
A B J U
Abuja
Juba
A B K U
Baku
A B R T
Rabat
A C R S
Caracas
A D H K
Dhaka
A D H O
Doha
Letters
Capital
A D K R
Dakar
A D M O
Dodoma
A E H R
Harare
A E L M
Male
A G I R
Riga
A H N V
Havana
A I L M
Lima
Letters
Capital
A I P R
Praia
A K N R
Ankara
A M R S
Asmara
A N S U
Nassau
A O T W
Ottawa
A R S W
Warsaw
A S U V
Suva
Letters
Capital
B E N R
Bern
D L N O
London
I K V Y
Kyiv
E L M O
Lome
E M O R
Rome
K O T Y
Tokyo
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Level 72
Sep 4, 2014
What about Bagdad?
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Level 48
Sep 4, 2014
You mean Baghdad? A B D G H 5 letters.
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Level 40
Sep 14, 2016
He also missed Apia...
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Level 48
Sep 15, 2016
I don't think he missed it. I also don't think that we need four letters for Apia as Apia is 4 letters long and the letter A is already repeated. Adding Apia will contradict with the statement '4 different letters' as well as any four-letter capital cities with repeated letters. So, reading description thoroughly before making any complain is always a good policy (but people rarely do that). However, if you just making a joke, please ignore this message.
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Level 66
Sep 27, 2017
You can't just make a comment can you, all you had to do is say "It's spelt with a H, Baghdad, so 5 letters" .. You have to be right and put someone down. Sad.
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Level 50
Nov 20, 2020
And La Paz
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Level 59
Sep 21, 2014
Accra.
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Level 71
Sep 21, 2014
Yay for Ghana!
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Level 49
Sep 21, 2014
accra = acr = 3 letters
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Level 81
Sep 21, 2014
There's a couple that only need 3 letters. Oslo for example.
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Level 68
Sep 21, 2014
Accra, Apia, Amman, Dili, Manama, and Sana'a for instance
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Level 68
Sep 21, 2014
oh, and how could I forget Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte and Bandar Seri Begawan
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Level 63
Nov 17, 2017
and Antananarivo is a close miss...
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Level 59
Sep 21, 2014
Good quiz, although it is missing a couple, for example La Paz (ALPZ) in Bolivia.
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Level 44
Sep 21, 2014
I got Juba and Abuja without even knowing about them :D
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Level 74
Sep 21, 2014
Great quiz, hard! Fun! I didn't do very well but I enjoyed it.
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Level 59
Sep 21, 2014
Lomé, the capital of Togo, seems to missing.
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Level 87
Sep 21, 2014
You mean the one third from the end, that says ELMO?
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Level 67
Sep 21, 2014
Usually awful at anagram quizzes, but this one seemed to pretty much hand itself over to me :)
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Level 66
Sep 22, 2014
Totally thought "anus" for ANSU.
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Level 63
Mar 24, 2017
Me too. I ended up missing it because my mind kept coming back to anus. I couldn't get anywhere
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Level 59
Sep 27, 2017
Is that an alternate for Washington?
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Level 74
Sep 29, 2014
Also missing is Tarawa (TARW), capital of Kiribati.
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Level 48
Sep 29, 2014
I intend to omit this because there is some confusion about this between Tarawa and South Tarawa. The main capital quiz states that its capital is Tarawa while Wikipedia states that it is South Tarawa.
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Level 48
Oct 17, 2015
The "World Capitals" quiz is now state as South Tarawa although it still accept Tarawa.
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Level 71
Feb 7, 2015
Tarawa T R A W
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Level 55
May 27, 2019
look literally directly above your comment...
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Level 43
Oct 19, 2016
Are you gonna explain or just ignore La Paz?
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Level 48
Oct 22, 2016
Just ignore.
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Level 43
Nov 30, 2016
Sounds good :)
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Level 61
Jun 17, 2017
You make good quizzes!
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Level 84
Sep 27, 2017
What about La Paz? LAPZ
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Level 84
Sep 27, 2017
and Manama MANM
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Level 84
Sep 27, 2017
Manama - MAN
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Level 84
Sep 27, 2017
oh yeah
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Level 66
Sep 27, 2017
Boop booo bee doop ooo
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Level 72
Sep 27, 2017
omg, what about LA PAZ??

Seriously though, I know a bunch of other people have mentioned it, but I think we should at least get an explanation? It's clearly 4 different letters, a "space" isn't a letter...

Give us something to explain you reasoning at least, even if we don't agree with it.

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Level 62
Sep 27, 2017
Because that would mean 29 answers, which can't be divided neatly into four equal columns.
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Level 72
Aug 6, 2019
With the exclusion of Astana, now he can't rely on this reasoning anymore ;)
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Level 64
Sep 27, 2017
Accra?
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Level 84
Sep 27, 2017
Only uses 3 letters - ACR
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Level 65
Sep 27, 2017
la paz should be there
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Level 74
Sep 27, 2017
Got Asmara but missed Lima. D'oh.
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Level 83
Sep 27, 2017
LIMA
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Level 74
Sep 27, 2017
Panama and La Paz should be added.
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Level 69
Sep 28, 2017
Its Panama City actually
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Level 74
Jul 26, 2021
How about La Paz?
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Level 39
Jul 26, 2021
Answered 4 yrs later?
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Level 68
Sep 27, 2017
0:01 left. Wheeeeew
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Level 70
Sep 30, 2017
Are these all of them or just a selection? I'd be interested to know if there are many more or just a few or none at all
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Level 67
Feb 24, 2018
Great quiz!
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Level 73
Aug 2, 2019
Excelent quizz, don´t bother of nasty comments.
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Level 61
Aug 2, 2019
Apia?
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Level 87
Aug 3, 2019
Omfg?
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Level 67
Aug 4, 2019
Paris should be accepted for AIPR
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Level 91
Aug 5, 2019
Wow
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Level 71
Aug 5, 2019
think again...
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Level 80
Aug 15, 2019
The "s" is silent.
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Level 72
Aug 6, 2019
I'm back, two years later. Seriously, can you just explain why you don't list La Paz? Why continuing ignoring the questions?

If it's a good explanation, we'll leave you alone to make your own determinations, but I think you can at least be expected to provide some sort of justification.

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Level 65
Aug 6, 2019
100% at the first time - Feeling proud :) I am only 31 :P haha
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Level 55
Apr 6, 2020
Nice quiz! Accra can be spelled with 3 letters- a, c, r- but it shouldn't be included! :)
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Level 74
Sep 24, 2020
Tarawa?
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Level 50
Nov 20, 2020
South Tarawa
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Level 56
Feb 16, 2021
Male (Maldives)?
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Level 61
Apr 26, 2021
Where's La Paz?
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Level 87
Jul 19, 2021
No peace for La Paz.
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Level 72
Jul 26, 2021
Like for Justice for La Paz.
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Level 55
Jul 26, 2021
Can you accept Ottowa?
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Level 72
Jul 26, 2021
Well, that's new!
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Level 72
Jul 26, 2021
Interesting quiz!

Perhaps accept 'Kyiv' since it also works with 4 different letters.

Also, Sucre is the capital of Bolivia, as codified in the country's constitution. La Paz isn't given any particular role at all in the constitution. Stay strong and ignore the haters!

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Level 72
Jul 26, 2021
The clue gives the letter EIKV. How do yo form KYIV from that? (Thanks for the (possible) explanation for La Paz, though!)
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Level 72
Jul 26, 2021
Thanks for the possible explanation, which caused me to research the issue, though I still don't think it justifies much. La Paz is still the seat of government, and houses both the executive and legislative branch. Plus, that Constitution was only drafted in 2009 under decidedly un-democratic circumstances, so I'm not sure it should be the only determination here.

Regardless, I'd really just like the quiz maker to comment on the issue instead of refusing to answer anyone.

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Level 72
Jul 27, 2021
@The Crusher - Yeah that's true, no need to accept Kyiv!

@Grandmo - Certainly a lot of controversy could've been avoided if PSTSCCH had just explained it earlier. The previous 1967 constitution didn't give any status to La Paz either, so just because the Morales government wasn't perfect doesn't mean that there is any reason that La Paz is anything other than an unofficial or de facto extra capital - like The Hague in the Netherlands.

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Level 72
Jul 27, 2021
Fair point. I wonder why Jetpunk (and most of the world) considers La Paz a capital and not The Hague?
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Level 59
Jul 26, 2021
Not me trying Kosovo...
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Level 36
Aug 28, 2021
Cool Quiz
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Level 36
Aug 28, 2021
Thanks for the idea because I created a new quiz
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Level 36
Aug 28, 2021
This is "Countries Created by 4 letters"
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Level 36
Aug 28, 2021
Lol
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Level 36
Aug 28, 2021
How about Lyon (France)
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Level 81
Oct 20, 2021
Kyiv should be accpeted
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Level 60
Nov 24, 2021
Apia?
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Level 55
Jul 7, 2022
That's only 3 letters: A, P, I
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Level 60
Nov 24, 2021
Sana'a
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Level 55
Jul 7, 2022
That's only 3 letters: S, A, N
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Level 43
Jul 29, 2022
How is everybody saying stuff that are obviously wrong.
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Level 67
Sep 21, 2022
Nur-Sultan is now Astana again! Time to update haha