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Capital Cities Based on First Two Letters

Identify these world capital cities, given just the first two letters of their names.
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Last updated: August 17, 2016
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First submittedMarch 11, 2015
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First Two Letters
Capital
AT
Athens
QU
Quito
SE
Seoul
OT
Ottawa
HE
Helsinki
SI
Singapore
IS
Islamabad
OS
Oslo
First Two Letters
Capital
TO
Tokyo
JE
Jerusalem
MB
Mbabane
AL
Algiers
BO
Bogota
WE
Wellington
TI
Tirana
AC
Accra
First Two Letters
Capital
SK
Skopje
TH
Thimphu
JA
Jakarta
MI
Minsk
KH
Khartoum
RA
Rabat
TU
Tunis
MU
Muscat
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Level 84
Aug 19, 2016
Tough quiz! MB and TH definitely are ones I need to know better.
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Level 72
Jan 27, 2020
I got MB pretty quick because of how rare it is to have those two letters at the start of a word. But for TH I thought "Wow, is there really only one capital that starts with TH?" and then couldn't think of one.
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Level 85
Aug 26, 2016
I thought the MB clue was easy, since it's such as unusual combination in English. I missed ones that "should have" been easy - Ottawa and Minsk!
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Level 62
Sep 15, 2016
I got Ottawa before I even looked at the quiz questions, thanks to the picture being of the parliament buildings.
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Level 75
Sep 14, 2016
IStanbul?
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Level 83
Sep 14, 2016
Istanbul isn't a world capital.
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Level 52
Feb 4, 2017
The capital of Turkey is Ankara, not Istanbul
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Level 43
Sep 14, 2016
Really nice quiz :)

I missed Muscat, as in french it's "Mascate" x)

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Level 74
Sep 14, 2016
Moi itou... I smacked my forehead when I saw it.
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Level 45
Apr 16, 2024
in Spanish too T-T
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Level 63
Sep 14, 2016
Good quiz. I did really bad, kicking myself
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Level 78
Sep 14, 2016
You can count on two points with a Jetpunk geo quiz. One is that if the answers are countries, one of the countries will be Kyrgyzstan. And pretend that the capital of Israel is Jerusalem, not Tel Aviv.
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Level 75
Sep 15, 2016
It is Jerusalem because the country in question says it is. Otherwise the capital of China would still be Peking...
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Level 44
Jan 27, 2020
Peking and Beijing are the one and same city, just like Ivory Coast and Cote d'ivoire. Jerusalem is not Tel Aviv.
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Level 63
Apr 16, 2024
Well the reasoning is, if all government rules from there, it's the capital.
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Level 40
Oct 7, 2016
Hahaha
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Level 24
Jan 27, 2020
According to all Atlases, almanacs, and to Israel.....Jerusalem is the capital city and has been that way for many years. Until the recent flap with the moving of embassies, I had NEVER heard Tel Aviv called the capital city.
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Level 79
Sep 22, 2023
regardless of what actually is the capital city, it really doesnt matter what the capital city was in the past in determining what it is now. things change, including capitals (insert list of every capital that wasnt always a capital, arguably all of them)
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Level 83
Oct 13, 2023
The capital of St. Vincent and the Grenadines is Bridgetown, Barbados because that's where the US embassy is.
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Level 75
Sep 15, 2016
Tough quiz! Amazing how difficult they become reduced to just two letters!
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Level 67
Jan 27, 2020
To qu! Am ho di th be re to ju tw le!

see, it works for non capitals aswell ;) It would be amazing if everything was equally understandable with just 2 letters, because, why would we need the rest then :)

I guess with 2 letters you really cant afford any spelling errors. If you type beautitul instead of beautiful, everyone will still get you, but if you'd type "we" instead of "be" things will get confusing quite fast..

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Level 71
Sep 16, 2016
A challenge, but a fun one. An unusual idea, that made it a bit different. Thanks.
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Level 34
Mar 18, 2018
Dang this is really hard omg!!!
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Level 60
Sep 16, 2019
Love this! Thanks much.
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Level 82
Jan 27, 2020
Missed Wellington and Singapore.
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Level 50
Jan 27, 2020
Jeez I’m good at the country ones but only 8/24 on this
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Level 56
Jan 27, 2020
I'm acing the WC Quiz, but this quiz was SURPRINGLY hard! Nice one!
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Level 64
Jan 27, 2020
Tiblisi?
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Level 70
Jan 27, 2020
Tbilisi is the correct spelling
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Level 24
Jan 27, 2020
Jayawardenapura Kotte for Sri Lanka would also count in the JA option but it did not allow me to put that as a correct answer.
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Level 63
Jan 27, 2020
I wonder if there's a good reason for that?
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Level 82
Jan 28, 2020
because the capital city of Sri Lanka is Colombo?
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Level 34
Jun 17, 2022
not even close
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Level 69
Jun 15, 2022
Because Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte starts with SR. You left out a whole word, mate.
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Level 56
Apr 17, 2020
Good quiz! This was one of those ones where generally I saw them immediately or not at all.
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Level 79
Mar 15, 2021
Surprisingly tough that quiz.
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Level 64
Feb 24, 2022
Great quiz! And really tough... Until you see the answers... Kicked myself for a few of those
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Level 31
Jun 16, 2022
I missed tokyo and seoul...

really kicking myself for that

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Level 73
Feb 16, 2023
Rough going for me. I scored 12/24. Thanks for the quiz!
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Level 60
Apr 4, 2023
21/24 time limit got me
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Level 38
Apr 16, 2024
what about raykjavik for ra?
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Level 46
Apr 17, 2024
Hm… i wonder why…
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Level 46
Apr 17, 2024
Why did i think of Albany on AL-