# Capital Cities furthest from Center of the Earth

Can you find the 20 Capital Cities that are furthest from the Center of the Earth? You'll have to take into account latitude and altitude
Capital cities data from Geonames.org
Formula for calculation taken from this website, earth approximated as ellipsoid (ignoring 'geoid' corrections)
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 D (km) Capital City 6.381,0 Quito 6.380,6 Bogota 6.380,0 Addis Ababa 6.379,8 Nairobi 6.379,7 Kigali 6.379,4 Kampala 6.379,0 Dodoma 6.379,0 Asmara 6.378,9 Sana'a 6.378,9 Bujumbura
 D (km) Capital City 6.378,8 Yaounde 6.378,7 Sucre 6.378,7 San Jose 6.378,5 Juba 6.378,4 Bangui 6.378,3 Caracas 6.378,3 Brazzaville 6.378,3 Kinshasa 6.378,3 Guatemala City 6.378,1 Singapore
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Level 64
Oct 2, 2015
Center of the earth = INNER CORE or 0o, 0o?
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Level 75
Oct 2, 2015
Inner core!
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Level 64
Oct 2, 2015
Then how it this data not the same as the highest capitals?
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Level 75
Oct 2, 2015
Because the Earth is 'flat at the Poles' so points on the Equator are further from the inner core than the Poles for example: so the two factors for making the list are being a high capital and being close to the equator. Try the link I put in the notes! According to it, the 0,0 coordinate is 6.378,1 km away; the North pole 6.356,7 km away.