# 20 Countries with relatively Northernmost Capital

Can you find the 20 countries whose Capital City lies furthest North compared to its Geographical Center? "Relatively" in the sense that the area of the country is taken in consideration.
Data from Portland State University (https://www.pdx.edu/econ/country-geography-data), for missing countries from CIA (https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/fields/2011.html)
Island Countries are excluded
D = distance travelling North from Country Centroid to Capital City, R = radius of circle with same size as country
Quiz by scambigol
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Last updated: September 16, 2015
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 D / R COUNTRY 2.47 Equatorial Guinea 1.48 Vietnam 1.32 Tunisia 1.12 Oman 1.10 Algeria 0.87 Guyana 0.87 Libya 0.85 Suriname 0.80 Pakistan 0.75 Estonia
 D / R COUNTRY 0.72 Egypt 0.70 Venezuela 0.69 South Korea 0.64 Morocco 0.63 United Arab Emirates 0.63 India 0.62 Angola 0.61 Kyrgyzstan 0.59 South Africa 0.58 Croatia
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Level 75
Sep 16, 2015
Taiwan?
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Level 75
Sep 16, 2015
See notes: island countries are not included (since for them it's too easy to get high values, like Equatorial Guinea, although this doesn't apply to single islands like Taiwan) - maybe I should underline that note or something?
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Level 85
Sep 16, 2015
Nice quiz ! My first idea was to think about countries that are bordered by the sea in the north (as capitals are often seaports) - this logic produced 9 out of the 20. BTW, I guess South Africa makes the list if Pretoria is taken as the capital but not with either Bloemfontein or Capetown.
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Level 75
Sep 16, 2015
Yes you're right Pretoria makes the list, maybe I should have specified that in the notes
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Level 85
Sep 16, 2015
And the 'southernmost' version will follow soon? I'm already scanning the countries in my mind...
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Level 75
Sep 16, 2015
Yes, I'll submit that tomorrow! But Cape Town won't make it since I only use one capital per country and for South Africa I use Pretoria
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Level 69
Sep 16, 2015
That would be a good idea. I thought of Cape Town and dismissed South Africa. Very good quiz idea.
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Level 75
Sep 16, 2015
How about a "most central capitals" quiz, so that places like Brazil that deliberately centralised their capitals get a chance!
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Level 75
Sep 16, 2015
Acutally that's been done already! See http://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/91108/20-capital-cities-relatively-closest-to-countrys-geographical-center

Brazil doesn't make it in the top 20!

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Level 66
Apr 5, 2020
Really nice quiz !