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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
Quiz by PSTSCCH
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Last updated: December 26, 2022
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First submittedAugust 9, 2014
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Average score58.6%
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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
A D K R
Dakar
Letters
Capital
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
A I P R
Praia
Letters
Capital
A K N R
Ankara
A L P Z
La Paz
A M R S
Asmara
A N S U
Nassau
A N S T
Astana
A O T W
Ottawa
A R S W
Warsaw
Letters
Capital
A S U V
Suva
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
102 Recent Comments
+2
Level 77
Sep 21, 2014
There's a couple that only need 3 letters. Oslo for example.
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Level 70
Sep 21, 2014
Accra, Apia, Amman, Dili, Manama, and Sana'a for instance
+28
Level 70
Sep 21, 2014
oh, and how could I forget Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte and Bandar Seri Begawan
+6
Level 68
Nov 17, 2017
and Antananarivo is a close miss...
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Level 75
Feb 5, 2024
Ouagadougou has five!
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Level 56
Sep 21, 2014
Good quiz, although it is missing a couple, for example La Paz (ALPZ) in Bolivia.
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Level 41
Sep 21, 2014
I got Juba and Abuja without even knowing about them :D
+3
Level 73
Sep 21, 2014
Great quiz, hard! Fun! I didn't do very well but I enjoyed it.
+2
Level 57
Sep 21, 2014
Lomé, the capital of Togo, seems to missing.
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Level 83
Sep 21, 2014
You mean the one third from the end, that says ELMO?
+5
Level 87
Dec 26, 2022
Maybe ELMO didn't tickle him.
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Level 69
Sep 21, 2014
Usually awful at anagram quizzes, but this one seemed to pretty much hand itself over to me :)
+9
Level 65
Sep 22, 2014
Totally thought "anus" for ANSU.
+7
Level 62
Mar 24, 2017
Me too. I ended up missing it because my mind kept coming back to anus. I couldn't get anywhere
+8
Level 57
Sep 27, 2017
Is that an alternate for Washington?
+2
Level 76
Sep 29, 2014
Also missing is Tarawa (TARW), capital of Kiribati.
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Level 47
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.
+2
Level 47
Oct 17, 2015
The "World Capitals" quiz is now state as South Tarawa although it still accept Tarawa.
+1
Level 74
Feb 7, 2015
Tarawa T R A W
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Level 59
May 27, 2019
look literally directly above your comment...
+8
Level 47
Oct 19, 2016
Are you gonna explain or just ignore La Paz?
+8
Level 47
Oct 22, 2016
Just ignore.
+3
Level 47
Nov 30, 2016
Sounds good :)
+1
Level 68
Jun 17, 2017
You make good quizzes!
+3
Level 82
Sep 27, 2017
What about La Paz? LAPZ
+1
Level 82
Sep 27, 2017
and Manama MANM
+12
Level 86
Sep 27, 2017
Manama - MAN
+1
Level 82
Sep 27, 2017
oh yeah
+4
Level 66
Sep 27, 2017
Boop booo bee doop ooo
+1
Level 83
Dec 27, 2022
I don't know why you made this comment, but my brain read it to this tune: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clJb4zx0o1o
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Level 70
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 63
Sep 27, 2017
Because that would mean 29 answers, which can't be divided neatly into four equal columns.
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Level 70
Aug 6, 2019
With the exclusion of Astana, now he can't rely on this reasoning anymore ;)
+1
Level 65
Sep 27, 2017
Accra?
+4
Level 86
Sep 27, 2017
Only uses 3 letters - ACR
+4
Level 66
Sep 27, 2017
la paz should be there
+1
Level 75
Sep 27, 2017
Got Asmara but missed Lima. D'oh.
+1
Level 86
Sep 27, 2017
LIMA
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Level 78
Sep 27, 2017
Panama and La Paz should be added.
+6
Level 71
Sep 28, 2017
Its Panama City actually
+2
Level 78
Jul 26, 2021
How about La Paz?
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Level 39
Jul 26, 2021
Answered 4 yrs later?
+4
Level 63
Dec 23, 2022
So what?
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Level 70
Sep 27, 2017
0:01 left. Wheeeeew
+1
Level 76
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
+1
Level 70
Feb 24, 2018
Great quiz!
+1
Level 72
Aug 2, 2019
Excelent quizz, don´t bother of nasty comments.
+1
Level 62
Aug 2, 2019
Apia?
+6
Level 89
Aug 3, 2019
Omfg?
+1
Level 69
Aug 4, 2019
Paris should be accepted for AIPR
+9
Level 94
Aug 5, 2019
Wow
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Level 73
Aug 5, 2019
think again...
+8
Level 83
Aug 15, 2019
The "s" is silent.
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Level 70
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 66
Aug 6, 2019
100% at the first time - Feeling proud :) I am only 31 :P haha
+2
Level 61
Apr 6, 2020
Nice quiz! Accra can be spelled with 3 letters- a, c, r- but it shouldn't be included! :)
+1
Level 75
Sep 24, 2020
Tarawa?
+2
Level 54
Nov 20, 2020
South Tarawa
+2
Level 56
Feb 16, 2021
Male (Maldives)?
+6
Level 65
Apr 26, 2021
Where's La Paz?
+7
Level 89
Jul 19, 2021
No peace for La Paz.
+12
Level 70
Jul 26, 2021
Like for Justice for La Paz.
+1
Level 63
Dec 23, 2022
I liked
+2
Level 60
Jul 26, 2021
Can you accept Ottowa?
+4
Level 71
Jul 26, 2021
Well, that's new!
+2
Level 75
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!

+4
Level 71
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 70
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 75
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 70
Jul 27, 2021
Fair point. I wonder why Jetpunk (and most of the world) considers La Paz a capital and not The Hague?
+1
Level 75
Feb 6, 2023
Amsterdam is mentioned as the capital of the country.in the Constitution of the Netherlands (Art. 32 of the 1983 update to be exact)
+2
Level 58
Jul 26, 2021
Not me trying Kosovo...
+1
Level 85
Oct 20, 2021
Kyiv should be accpeted
+1
Level 66
Nov 24, 2021
Apia?
+3
Level 54
Jul 7, 2022
That's only 3 letters: A, P, I
+1
Level 66
Nov 24, 2021
Sana'a
+5
Level 54
Jul 7, 2022
That's only 3 letters: S, A, N
+2
Level 56
Jul 29, 2022
How is everybody saying stuff that are obviously wrong.
+5
Level 68
Sep 21, 2022
Nur-Sultan is now Astana again! Time to update haha
+2
Level 82
Dec 26, 2022
+1 needs update
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Level ∞
Dec 26, 2022
Updated!
+1
Level 63
Jun 11, 2023
Astana is still there though
+5
Level 89
Dec 26, 2022
This is now featured and no explanation for La Paz after 8 years.
+2
Level 87
Dec 26, 2022
Since La Paz is recognized everywhere else in JetPunk as the (or a) capital of Bolivia, it should be accepted here. Although since JetPunk has officially recognized Russia's annexation of Crimea, at least they don't list the capital of Ukraine as "Moscow".
+1
Level 83
Dec 27, 2022
Indeed. Sucre and Amsterdam are constitutional capitals, La Paz and The Hague are de facto capitals. Sucre has at least the supreme court, Amsterdam doesn't. Two capitals in Bolivia made sense before 2009 when both were only de facto capitals, now it's clearly like in the Netherlands.
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Level 87
Dec 27, 2022
Hey, Amsterdam has the Royal Palace, and the King is the head of state.
+1
Level 75
Feb 6, 2023
Amsterdam is mentioned as the capital of the country.in the Constitution of the Netherlands (Art. 32 of the 1983 update to be exact)
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Level ∞
Dec 27, 2022
La Paz has been added.
+1
Level 75
Dec 28, 2022
Why is La Paz considered a national capital but the Hague isn't?

Not for this quiz, it's just that I've mentioned it a lot but never got an answer.

+2
Level 88
Dec 26, 2022
Glad to see Kyiv added instead of Kiev. If only Jetpunk didn't treat Crimea as part of Russia. Slava Ukraini.
+4
Level 78
Dec 27, 2022
From my understanding, in order to avoid conflict as much as possible, Jetpunk typically defaults to what the United States government recognizes, which is why Kosovo is a country but Palestine is not for example. But Crimea is odd because the US state department issued a statement back in February 2021 with the words "We affirm this basic truth: Crimea is Ukraine" so i'm a little confused as well as to why Jetpunk has taken this particular stand on their map quizzes.
+1
Level ∞
Dec 27, 2022
That's not correct @buck1017. We don't care what the US government (or any government) says. We go with the facts on the ground. We are not making a political stance. In fact, we are doing our best to avoid political stances altogether.
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Level 63
Jun 11, 2023
But but the whole idea of countries themselves is political isnt it?
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Level 80
Jan 3, 2023
Great idea for a quiz. I liked it and I missed three of them.
+2
Level 66
Feb 4, 2023
Great quiz, ty. Would've liked another 5 minutes- but I don't have capitals well-memorized.
+1
Level 59
Feb 4, 2023
What about Tarawa and Panama?

Otherwise it's a great quiz.

+3
Level 60
Feb 6, 2023
South Tarawa, Panama City
+1
Level 48
Feb 5, 2023
Apia?
+1
Level 75
Feb 6, 2023
Why is Astana included? It was renamed Nur-Sultan.
+5
Level 68
Feb 6, 2023
And then reverted back very recently ;)
+1
Level 67
May 12, 2023
24/29
+1
Level 64
Nov 4, 2023
Very coffusing