World Capitals

Country City, Population
Afghanistan Kabul, 2,206,300
Albania Tirana, 353,400
Algeria Algiers, 3,917,000 (metro. area), 1,742,800 (city proper)
Andorra Andorra la Vella, 23,000
Angola Luanda, 2,297,200
Antigua and Barbuda St. John's, 23,500
Argentina Buenos Aires, 13,349,000 (metro. area), 2,768,772 (city proper)
Armenia Yerevan, 1,462,700 (metro. area), 1,267,600 (city proper)
Australia Canberra, 327,700
Austria Vienna, 2,041,300 (metro area), 1,523,600 (city proper)
Azerbaijan Baku, 2,118,600 (metro area), 1,235,400 (city proper), a port on the Caspian Sea
 
Bahamas Nassau, 222,200
Bahrain Al-Manámah, 527,000 (metro area), 149,900 (city proper)
Bangladesh Dhaka, 12,560,000 (metro.area), 5,378,023 (city proper)
Barbados Bridgetown, 98,900
Belarus Mensk (Minsk), 1,769,500
Belgium Brussels, 1,750,600 (metro area), 981,200 (city proper)
Belize Belmopan, 8,700
Benin Porto-Novo (official), 231,600; Largest city and seat of government: Cotonou 734,600
Bhutan Thimphu (official), 60,200
Bolivia Sucre, 204,200; Administrative capital: La Paz, 1,576,100 (metro. area), 830,500 (city proper)
Bosnia and Herzegovina Sarajevo, 581,500 (unofficial)
Botswana Gaborone, 195,000
Brazil Brasília, 2,160,100
Brunei Bandar Seri Begawan, 78,000
Bulgaria Sofia, 1,088,700
Burkina Faso Ouagadougou, 962,100
Burundi Bujumbura, 331,700
 
Cambodia Phnom Penh, 1,169,800
Cameroon Yaoundé, 1,395,200 (metro. area), 1,154,400 (city proper)
Canada Ottawa, Ontario, 1,142,700 (metro. area)
Cape Verde Praia, 99,400
Central African Republic Bangui, 810,000 (metro. area), 669,800 (city proper)
Chad N'Djamena, 609,600
Chile Santiago, 5,333,100 (metro. area), 4,372,800 (city proper)
China Beijing, 10,849,000 (metro. area), 8,689,000 (city proper)
Colombia Santafé de Bogotá, 7,594,000 (metro. area), 7,185,889 (city proper)
Comoros Moroni (on Grande Comoro), 60,200
Congo, Democratic Republic of the Kinshasa, 6,541,300
Congo, Republic of Brazzaville, 1,169,900
Costa Rica San José, 1,527,300 (metro. area), 337,200 (city proper)
Côte d'Ivoire Yamoussoukro (official), 185,600; Largest city and administrative center: Abidjan, 4,113,600 (metro. area), 3,427,500 (city proper)
Croatia Zagreb, 685,500
Cuba Havana, 2,686,000 (metro. area), 2,343,700 (city proper)
Cyprus Lefkosia (Nicosia) (in government-controlled area), 197,600
Czech Republic Prague, 1,378,700 (metro. area), 1,169,800 (city proper)
 
Denmark Copenhagen, 1,094,400
Djibouti Djibouti, 383,000
Dominica Roseau, 20,000
Dominican Republic Santo Domingo, 2,851,300 (metro. area), 2,252,400 (city proper)
 
East Timor Dili, 50,800
Ecuador Quito 1,780,700 (metro. area), 1,443,900 (city proper)
Egypt Cairo, 11,146,000 (metro. area), 7,629,866 (city proper)
El Salvador San Salvador, 1,791,700 (metro. area), 504,700 (city proper)
Equatorial Guinea Malabo, 92,900
Eritrea Asmara, 899,000 (metro. area), 400,000 (city proper)
Estonia Tallinn, 379,000
Ethiopia Addis Ababa, 2,716,200
 
Fiji Suva (on Viti Levu), 177,300
Finland Helsinki, 1,162,900 (metro. area), 582,600 (city proper)
France Paris, 9,854,000 (metro. area), 2,110,400 (city proper)
 
Gabon Libreville, 661,600
Gambia Banjul, 46,700
Georgia Tbilisi, 1,440,000 (metro. area), 1,240,200 (city proper)
Germany Berlin (capital since Oct. 3, 1990), 3,933,300 (metro. area), 3,274,500 (city proper)
Ghana Accra, 2,825,800 (metro. area), 1,661,400 (city proper)
Greece Athens, 3,247,000 (metro. area), 747,300 (city proper)
Grenada St. George's, 4,300
Guatemala Guatemala City, 2,655,900 (metro. area), 1,128,800 (city proper)
Guinea Conakry, 1,767,200
Guinea-Bissau Bissau, 296,900
Guyana Georgetown, 227,700
 
Haiti Port-au-Prince, 1,764,000 (metro. area), 1,119,000 (city proper)
Honduras Tegucigalpa, 1,436,000 (metro. area), 1,248,300 (city proper)
Hungary Budapest, 2,597,000 (metro. area), 1,769,500 (city proper)
 
Iceland Reykjavik, 184,200 (metro. area), 114,800 (city proper)
India New Delhi, 15,334,000 (metro. area), 9,817,439 (city proper)
Indonesia Jakarta, 13,194,000 (metro. area), 8,389,443 (city proper)
Iran Tehran, 7,796,257 (city proper)
Iraq Baghdad, 6,777,300 (metro. area), 5,772,000 (city proper)
Ireland Dublin, 1,018,500
Israel Jerusalem, 695,500 Note: Israel proclaimed Jerusalem as its capital in 1950, but the U.S., like nearly all other countries, maintains its embassy in Tel Aviv.
Italy Rome, 3,550,900 (metro. area), 2,455,600 (city proper)
 
Jamaica Kingston, 937,700 (metro. area), 590,500 (city proper)
Japan Tokyo, 35,327,000 (metro. area), 8,483,050 (city proper)
Jordan Amman, 2,677,500 (metro. area), 1,293,200
 
Kazakhstan Astana, 288,200 (formerly Aqmola; capital since 1997)
Kenya Nairobi, 3,064,800 (metro. area), 2,411,900 (city proper)
Kiribati Tarawa, 26,600
Korea, North Pyongyang, 3,222,000 (metro. area), 2,767,900
Korea, South Seoul, 10,287,847 (city proper)
Kosovo Pristina, 400,000 (est.)
Kuwait Kuwait, 1,709,800 (metro. area), 32,600 (city proper)
Kyrgyzstan Bishkek (formerly Frunze), 824,900
 
Laos Vientiane, 194,200
Latvia Riga, 867,700 (metro. area), 706,200 (city proper)
Lebanon Beirut, 1,916,100 (metro. area), 1,171,000 (city proper)
Lesotho Maseru 173,700
Liberia Monrovia, 1,348,900 (metro. area), 550,200 (city proper)
Libya Tripoli, 2,357,800 (metro. area), 1,269,700 (city proper)
Liechtenstein Vaduz, 5,300
Lithuania Vilnius, 543,500
Luxembourg Luxembourg, 78,800
 
Macedonia Skopje, 587,300 (metro. area), 452,500 (city proper)
Madagascar Antananarivo, 1,390,800
Malawi Lilongwe, 499,200
Malaysia Kuala Lumpur, 3,688,200 (metro. area), 1,403,400
Maldives Malé, 81,600
Mali Bamako, 1,323,200 (metro. area), 935,400
Malta Valletta, 194,200 (metro. area) 6,900 (city proper)
Marshall Islands Majuro, 20,500
Mauritania Nouakchott, 661,400
Mauritius Port Louis, 577,200 (metro. area), 143,800 (city proper)
Mexico Mexico City, 19,013,000 (metro. area), 8,591,309 (city proper)
Micronesia Palikir 11,600
Moldova Chisinau, 772,500 (metro. area), 709,900 (city proper)
Monaco Monaco, 1,400
Mongolia Ulaan Baatar, 804,200
Montenegro Podgorica (administrative capital), 117,875; Cetinje (capital city), 14,700
Morocco Rabat, 1,636,600
Mozambique Maputo, 1,691,000 (metro. area), 1,114,000 (city proper)
Myanmar Rangoon (Yangon), 4,344,100
 
Namibia Windhoek, 221,000. Summer capital: Swakopmund, 26,200
Nauru Yaren, 4,900
Nepal Kathmandu, 1,203,100 (metro. area), 729,000 (city proper)
Netherlands Amsterdam (official), 737,900; The Hague (administrative capital), 465,900
New Zealand Wellington, 342,500 (metro. area), 165,100 (city proper)
Nicaragua Managua, 1,390,500 (metro. area), 1,146,000 (city proper)
Niger Niamey, 748,600
Nigeria Abuja, 590,400 (metro. area), 165,700 (city proper)
Norway Oslo, 791,500
 
Oman Muscat, 797,000 (metro. area), 54,800 (city proper)
Pakistan Islamabad, 601,600
 
Palau Koror, 11,100
Palestinian State (proposed) Undetermined
Panama Panama City, 1,053,500 (metro. area), 437,200 (city proper)
Papua New Guinea Port Moresby, 324,900
Paraguay Asunción, 1,482,200 (metro. area), 525,100
Peru Lima, 8,180,000 (metro. area), 7,029,928 (city proper)
Philippines Manila, 10,677,000 (metro. area), 1,581,082 (city proper)
Poland Warsaw, 2,201,900 (metro. area), 1,607,600 (city proper)
Portugal Lisbon, 2,618,100 (metro. area), 559,400
 
Qatar Doha, 550,700 (metro. area), 318,500 (city proper)
 
Romania Bucharest, 2,210,800 (metro. area), 1,906,800 (city proper)
Russia Moscow, 10,672,000 (metro. area), 10,101,500 (city proper)
Rwanda Kigali, 298,100
 
St. Kitts and Nevis Basseterre (on St. Kitts), 11,500
St. Lucia Castries, 60,300
St. Vincent and the Grenadines Kingstown, 17,600
Samoa Apia, 35,900
San Marino San Marino, 4,300
São Tomé and Príncipe São Tomé, 53,300
Saudi Arabia Riyadh, 3,724,100
Senegal Dakar, 2,476,400
Serbia Belgrade, 1,717,800 (metro. area), 1,285,200 (city proper)
Seychelles Victoria, 23,000
Sierra Leone Freetown, 1,051,000
Singapore Singapore, 3,438,600
Slovakia Bratislava, 428,800
Slovenia Ljubljana, 258,000
Solomon Islands Honiara (on Guadalcanal), 54,600
Somalia Mogadishu, 1,208,800
South Africa Pretoria, 1,541,300 (metro. area), 1,249,700 (city proper); Legislative capital and largest city: Cape Town, 3,140,600 (metro. area), 2,733,000 (city proper). Judicial capital: Bloemfontein, 378,000. No decision has been made to relocate the seat of government. South Africa is demarcated into nine provinces, consisting of the Gauteng, Northern Province, Mpumalanga, North West, KwaZulu/Natal, Eastern Cape, Western Cape, Northern Cape, and Free State. Each province has its own capital
South Sudan, Republic of Juba, 372,413
Spain Madrid, 5,130,000 (metro. area), 3,169,400 (city proper)
Sri Lanka Colombo, 2,436,000 (metro. area), 656,100 (city proper). Legislative and judicial capital: Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte, 118,300
Sudan Khartoum, 5,717,300 (metro. area), 1,397,900 (city proper)
Suriname Paramaribo, 217,300
Swaziland Mbabane, 69,000; Royal and legislative capital: Lobamba, circa 5,000
Sweden Stockholm, 1,622,300 (metro. area), 1,251,900 (city proper)
Switzerland Bern, 122,700
Syria Damascus, 2,381,800 (metro. area), 1,861,900
 
Taiwan Taipei, 7,871,900 (metro. area), 2,722,600 (city proper)
Tajikistan Dushanbe, 817,100 (metro. area), 590,300 (city proper)
Tanzania Dodoma, 164,500. Largest city (2003 est.): Dar es Salaam, 2,489,800
Thailand Bangkok, 6,320,174 (city proper)
Togo Lomé, 749,700 (metro. area), 676,400 (city proper)
Tonga Nuku'alofa, 24,500
Trinidad and Tobago Port-of-Spain, 263,800 (metro. area), 45,300 (city proper)
Tunisia Tunis, 1,660,300 (metro. area), 699,700 (city proper)
Turkey Ankara, 3,582,000 (metro. area), 3,456,100 (city proper)
Turkmenistan Ashgabat, 727,700
Tuvalu Funafuti, 5,300
 
Uganda Kampala, 1,461,600 (metro. area), 1,244,000 (city proper)
Ukraine Kyiv (Kiev), 3,296,100 (metro. area), 2,588,400 (city proper)
United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi, 539,800
United Kingdom London, 7,615,000 (metro. area), 7,429,200 (city proper)
United States Washington, DC, 570,898
Uruguay Montevideo, 1,745,100 (metro. area), 1,347,600 (city proper)
Uzbekistan Tashkent, 3,457,500 (metro. area), 2,155,400 (city proper)
 
Vanuatu Port Vila, 35,300
Venezuela Caracas, 3,517,300 (metro. area), 1,741,400 (city proper)
Vietnam Hanoi, 2,543,700 (metro. area), 1,396,500 (city proper)
 
Western Sahara (proposed state) El Aaiun 198,200
 
Yemen Sanaá, 1,778,900
 
Zambia Lusaka, 1,773,300 (metro. area), 1,265,000 (city proper)
Zimbabwe Harare, 2,331,400 (metro. area), 1,919,700 (city proper)

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