thumbnail

World Capitals By Letter - A

Try to name the national capital cities that begin with the letter A.
Including one capital which changed its name in 2019 and then reverted back in 2022
Quiz by relessness
Rate:
Last updated: October 2, 2022
You have not attempted this quiz yet.
First submittedApril 20, 2014
Times taken68,579
Average score68.8%
Rating4.84
4:00
Enter capital here
0
 / 16 guessed
The quiz is paused. You have remaining.
Scoring
You scored / = %
This beats or equals % of test takers also scored 100%
The average score is
Your high score is
Your fastest time is
Keep scrolling down for answers and more stats ...
Africa
Abuja
Accra
Addis Ababa
Algiers
Antananarivo
Asmara
Asia
Abu Dhabi
Amman
Ankara
Ashgabat
Astana
Europe
Amsterdam
Andorra la Vella
Athens
Oceania
Apia
South America
Asunción
+2
Level 75
Dec 16, 2015
Finally this kind of quiz :)
+3
Level 44
Mar 10, 2016
I must be the world's worst geographer. I got 5.

58% of you know Madagascar's capital, 49% know Samoa's and Turkmenistan's and 47% know Eritrea's.

Unless there's another explanation of how people could have written the correct answers while having access to the internet. LOL

+58
Level 89
Mar 10, 2016
Or that the sampling of people who have taken the quiz are regulars on a site which has a lot of geography quizzes?
+14
Level 47
Mar 10, 2016
The people who do the quiz before it reaches the front page are always going to get the most correct, so they massively distort the results. However it has been a couple of hours since you commented and already the percentages have fallen by about 5% points each. So the people doing it today are more likely to be getting results similar to yours.
+8
Level 80
Dec 27, 2019
Antananarivo is also one of those memorable capitals that I always get.
+4
Level 69
Mar 23, 2020
starbury, I agree with plattitude. The vast majority of people taking this quiz know a lot about geography. I got 100% simply because I've done a lot of city and capitals quizzes on this site and after a while you just kind of get to know the places. But I definitely wouldn't look at the percentages as an indication of your ability compared to the general populace, to be getting more than a few right on a quiz like this is better than most
+1
Level 50
Jun 17, 2022
Nah, I must be the worst, I got ZERO
+2
Level 63
Dec 25, 2022
When COVID hit, I had nothing else better to do than memorize all the capitals. Now it's my thing.
+1
Level 45
Mar 10, 2016
Missed out 4 on my first go, got them all on the second try!
+4
Level 72
Mar 10, 2016
Seems like Côte d'Ivoire's capital (Abidjan) is missing... Or maybe not, since it's the economic capital, and not political. Perhaps you should be more specific in the description?
+7
Level 63
Mar 10, 2016
I thought this too, but apparently they switched it fully to Yamoussoukro in 1983.
+4
Level 72
Jul 15, 2019
According to Yamoussoukro's Wikipedia page: "Yamoussoukro is one of the two political capitals [...] of Ivory Coast". So (three years later) my questions remains.
+5
Level 55
Jan 20, 2020
Maybe it's not the only capital of Cote d'Ivoire but on this quiz site Yamoussoukro is the only legitimate capital of Cote d'Ivoire.
+1
Level 27
Apr 24, 2016
1:43 remaining
+1
Level 42
Aug 25, 2016
spelt ashgabat wrong oops
+10
Level 70
Apr 19, 2017
how could i forget amsterdam. i live there......
+1
Level 84
Jul 5, 2018
Oh good lord. I thought of Antananarivo, but I didn't type it in because I was currently working on the Asian capitals. Then later when I moved on to Africa, it didn't come to mind. How dumb is that?
+23
Level 65
Mar 20, 2019
Astana was renamed Nursultan.
+5
Level 66
Oct 17, 2022
Bam, uno reverse card
+1
Level 60
Nov 28, 2022
I lost the keys to these cuffs that's the worst part!
+5
Level 72
Mar 20, 2019
I can easily recite 95% of the world capitals but I go blank with these kind of quizzes. I got all Africa and missed Amsterdam and Athens.
+9
Level 75
Jun 10, 2019
On 23 March 2019, Kazakhstan's capital was renamed to Nur-Sultan following a unanimous vote by its parliament.
+1
Level 37
Jul 10, 2019
Now let's see how long it's going to take this site to accept it.
+1
Level 70
Jul 15, 2019
It's already accepted as a type-in in several quizzes. Not this one, I suppose, as Nursultan starts with a different letter.
+8
Level 69
Jul 15, 2019
Kazakhstan should get its act together. The capital used to be Alma-Ata, which got renamed to Almaty. Then the capital was moved to Akmola, which used to be called Tselinograd before, which before that was called Akmolinsk, which even before that was called Akmoly. But after becoming the capital its name was changed to Astana, and now it has been changed to Nur-Sultan. *sigh*
+5
Level 83
Aug 3, 2019
Well, with Nur-Sultan, the first change (Akmola -> Tselinograd) was due to the town becoming a city (and because it was during the Soviet times). Then it reverted back to Akmola after the fall of the USSR.

Then, in order to make notice that its was the new Kazakh capital, they renamed it simply as Astana, wich is Capital in Kazakh (This is nothing new, as Seoul falls on the same category).

However, this was seen by many as a placeholder, as they expected the city would be renamed for Nursultan Nazarbayev at some point. This finally happened after his 2 decades-long presidency ended.

+1
Level 55
Jan 20, 2020
Along with Seoul and Astana, Tokyo means "Eastern Capital".
+2
Level 66
Feb 10, 2020
Im interested if there are more capitals that have a similar meaning!
+1
Level 55
Mar 23, 2020
Might be an interesting quiz topic. You know, other than Mexico City, Kuwait City etc. Andorra la Vella is just Andorra the city.
+1
Level 73
Oct 31, 2021
Beijing means northern capital.
+1
Level 84
Jul 15, 2019
I thought this was going to be really hard but I surprised myself and got them all.
+1
Level 29
Jul 15, 2019
same. Almost forgot Antananarivo
+1
Level 68
Jul 16, 2019
So, is The Hague not the capital of the Netherlands any more?
+3
Level 81
Aug 3, 2019
Looking at the Wikipedia page, I'm not sure it ever has been. It's been the seat of government for quite a while but never the capital.
+1
Level 76
Aug 15, 2019
Actually, yes the Hague is the capital. Officially, no it isn't.
+3
Level 66
Feb 10, 2020
Erm no, officialy it isnt and unofficially it isnt. It simply isnt..
+5
Level 69
Aug 4, 2019
RIP Astana
+3
Level 86
Oct 5, 2022
It wasn't all dead...just mostly dead ;)
+2
Level 73
Feb 7, 2020
I got 14 capitals in the first minute and spent the entire rest of the time trying to think of Asmara
+1
Level 75
Sep 23, 2020
Abu Dhabi dooo Wilma.
+2
Level 66
Oct 4, 2021
In general, I think the spelling Asgabat should be accepted for Ashgabat, since it approximates the native spelling (Aşgabat), even though it is pronounced more like Ashgabat.
+2
Level 70
Aug 15, 2022
Jordanian and forgot Amman... *facepalm*
+6
Level 59
Sep 27, 2022
Kazakhstan recently changed the name of Nur-Sultan back to Astana, so this quiz needs an update
+6
Level 83
Sep 30, 2022
Yep, time to bring back Astana.
+13
Level 82
Oct 2, 2022
You're kidding. It's back to Astana again? I couldn't figure out what I was missing because of that.
+3
Level 68
Oct 2, 2022
I read the caveat and figured out.
+3
Level 78
Oct 2, 2022
And I've just updated a couple of my quizzes to Nur-Sultan. Grrr... :)
+6
Level 87
Oct 3, 2022
Kazakhstan capital and Afghanistan flags are never ending stories.
+1
Level 20
Oct 18, 2022
I tried Avarua, as the Cook Islands are "self-governing" and only "in free association with New Zealand", and they are in the CIA's World Factbook list of countries, but then so are Akrotiri and Gibraltar, and none of those three are UN members, which may be what counts as a country for these quizzes?
+1
Level 52
Dec 26, 2022
I'm sure there are resources for this in blog posts, but it's basically every UN member (193) plus Vatican City ofc (194) and Kosovo & Taiwan (196), but not free-association states, departments, or territories like CI, Greenland, French Guiana, etc.
+1
Level 84
Dec 25, 2022
Wasn't aware that Nur-Sultan had changed its name back, but after running through every single other country in Asia in my head, it was the only one left that it could be...
+1
Level 37
Dec 26, 2022
I forgot Amsterdam (facepalms)
+2
Level 60
Dec 27, 2022
Astana changed its name to nur sultan
+2
Level 72
Dec 31, 2022
... then changed it back again.