Capital Cities with the Highest Elevation

Name the national capitals that have the highest elevation.
According to Wikipedia
Keep in mind that some countries have multiple capitals
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Last updated: June 18, 2019
First submittedDecember 30, 2012
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Altitude
Continent
City
3,640 m
Americas
La Paz
2,850 m
Americas
Quito
2,750 m
Americas
Sucre
2,648 m
Asia
Thimphu
2,625 m
Americas
Bogotá
2,355 m
Africa
Addis Ababa
2,325 m
Africa
Asmara
2,250 m
Asia
Sana'a
2,240 m
Americas
Mexico City
1,795 m
Africa
Nairobi
Altitude
Continent
City
1,790 m
Asia
Kabul
1,721 m
Africa
Windhoek
1,673 m
Africa
Maseru
1,567 m
Africa
Kigali
1,529 m
Americas
Guatemala City
1,504 m
Africa
Gitega
1,483 m
Africa
Harare
1,400 m
Africa
Bloemfontein
1,400 m
Asia
Kathmandu
1,350 m
Asia
Ulaanbaatar
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Level 83
Feb 19, 2014
Wha?? How is Amsterdam not on here? and Kingston, too. Something's wrong with this quiz.
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Level 33
Feb 19, 2014
Amsterdam is at or below sea level. The whole of the Netherlands is at risk from flooding.
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Level 83
Feb 21, 2014
Is that why they're always getting high?
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Level 47
Feb 22, 2014
I think kalbahamut was joking...
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Level 78
Sep 18, 2017
Whooooooosh
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Level 66
Dec 20, 2019
Just harmless toking.
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Level 72
Feb 20, 2021
I though Male was going to be on here.
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Level 58
Oct 17, 2021
We need a capitals closest to sea level quiz.
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Level 82
Oct 17, 2021
Americans and Canadians are far higher than the average resident of Amsterdam. The only people in Amsterdam on a higher elevation are the tourists.
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Level 22
Oct 19, 2021
I thought it was countries not capital cities. I'm DUMB!😂.
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Level 31
Feb 19, 2014
Very tough quiz, I only got 5. I got La Paz immediately, because I remembered that I read somewhere that "If you fear wildfires, you should move to La Paz, because the city is so elevated that there isn't enough oxigen for a wildfire to successfully start".

Except that I was just guessing. I knew that somestates had to be on the list, but I had no idea of what their capitals were.

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Level ∞
Jul 13, 2016
I added the continent as a hint, so it should be a little easier now
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Level 73
Feb 22, 2014
Great quiz! Only got 8 though.
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Level 58
Apr 16, 2014
Note to self: Learn how to spell Thimphu
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Level 81
May 29, 2014
I am surprised at the elevation of Sanaa. Thought the place around there was relatively flat.. :)
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Level 81
Mar 7, 2018
Flatness isn't necessarily related to altitude.
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Level 74
Jun 27, 2020
True, but now it sounds like that (high elevation but flat) is the case with Sana'a. It isn't, just look up some pictures of the city and you will see mountains in the background. Sillie was just being... silly.
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Level 75
Jul 29, 2014
Pretoria, altitude 1339 metres
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Level 40
Sep 16, 2014
Got Sucre but not La Paz...
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Level 49
Sep 18, 2014
Wow would have though Tehran
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Level 52
Oct 7, 2014
That was the hardest quiz I have ever taken on JetPunk
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Level 34
May 9, 2015
I can't believe Nairobi in Kenya is higher than Kathmandu in Nepal. I always thought the entire himalayas complex is very high
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Level 59
Oct 10, 2016
The Himalayas have a very steep slope, and Kathmandu is near the end of it. The city of Kathmandu is less than that of the city of Denver, Colorado.
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Level 51
Feb 12, 2018
Denver is pretty high - I was there on 4/20 one year.
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Level 58
Oct 17, 2021
Denver is committed to being the highest major city in America in every way.
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Level 68
Oct 29, 2015
Surprised for not seeing Santiago de Chile
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Level 81
Aug 15, 2016
Santiago is only a bit over 500 - go a short way east though and you'll be thousands of metres above sea level. Viewed from Santiago (when the smog allows it) the Andes look unnaturally high - instinctively at first glance you think their snows are clouds.
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Level 73
May 20, 2018
It took about five times going to Santiago before I ever saw the mountains. There had been a torrential rain the day before. My god, what a difference - what a beautiful setting.
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Level 58
Mar 7, 2016
Thimpu is spelled wrong in the quiz.
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Level ∞
Jul 13, 2016
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thimphu
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Level 66
Oct 9, 2016
100% with 1:23 left, cool quiz I'd say!
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Level 71
Oct 9, 2016
I've had a similar quiz for a while see ......... Mal's 20 Highest Capital Cities (Altitude)
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Level 70
Oct 9, 2016
Can you be a tad more generous on the spelling allowances, especially for the likes of Antananarivo. And allow Mexico for Mexico City? I know it's proper name is Mexico City but on a tough quiz like this where there is a lot of guessing going on every second counts.
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Level 61
Jun 15, 2017
Sneaky Sucre...
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Level 78
Sep 18, 2017
There is one that was missed. Bloemfontein in South Africa is 1,395 m.

If it counts for anything, I'm from South Africa and almost no one here really regards it as a capital. But since the quiz includes both of Bolivia's capitals, Bloemfontein deserves abit of fame here. A mediocre fun fat: this city is where the ruling party ANC was founded. Thats about the best i could do.

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Level ∞
Sep 18, 2017
Added Bloemfontein. Thanks. The Wikipedia list was missing that one.
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Level 75
Sep 18, 2017
Hey QM, on your page you're listed as a level 62 quizzer in English, but in the comments sections you're elevated to a very modest ∞ !
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Level 84
May 30, 2018
61 now. QM is slipping . . .
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Level 66
Jun 15, 2019
Now only 60.
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Level 78
Sep 18, 2017
on an unrelated note... i thought of another fun fact. Bloemfontein is where JRR tolkien was born. So thats two
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Level 45
Feb 12, 2018
Tehran?
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Level 87
Feb 12, 2018
Hasn't this question already been answered?
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Level 87
Dec 20, 2019
Well if it has it's gone now :(. But anyway, having just checked the source, it lists Tehran has having an elevation of 1830 m, which would be enough to appear on the quiz, though I'm not exactly sure what the methodology for appearing is.
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Level 67
Dec 20, 2019
Yeah -- Tehran should be on here.
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Level 67
Feb 12, 2018
Lima?
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Level 74
Dec 22, 2019
Lima is on the coast
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Level 63
Jun 14, 2019
Needs to be updated for Burundi's new capital.
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Level ∞
Jun 14, 2019
Done
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Level 69
Jun 17, 2019
In the list of answers, the country listed for Gitega is "Africa," rather than Burundi.
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Level ∞
Jun 18, 2019
Okay, fixed
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Level 35
Nov 3, 2019
Curious as to how this is measured. . . Is it by the highest point within the city limits, the highest point of the metro area, or the average elevation of the city limits? No real point to the question, just curious.
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Level ∞
Nov 3, 2019
Honestly, I'm not sure. It's possible that different cities use different methodologies. It seems that using the elevation of the city center would make the most sense.
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Level 80
Dec 17, 2019
Yeah I'd go for city centre. Not sure if that's used for all of these, but that seems the most easily measured one. Some cities are in very steep areas and a random house on a hilltop the falls within city limits can skew the highest point. Averages as well. Acceptable maybe if you use an average with population weight, but that's hard to be universally applied.
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Level 65
Dec 20, 2019
I guessed Quito thinking it'd be near the end of the list, but wow.
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Level 66
Jan 6, 2020
Why isn't Tehran on the list?
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Level 55
Dec 10, 2021
it's elevation is 1200 meters
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Level 48
Jul 28, 2020
The list is changed
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Level 66
Jul 29, 2021
You should accept Addis Ababa with one "d". C'mon, "ad dis" (add this)!
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Level 73
Oct 17, 2021
I'd never have thought of Sana'a, but starting to mistype "San Salvador" served me well.
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Level 34
Oct 17, 2021
Hope Rick Rosner won't see this.