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Capitals of the World

This entry gives the name of the seat of government and an image of the capital city. Click on the thumbnail image of the capital city to view it in full screen.
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Capital City City Image
Afghanistan: Kabul
Albania: Tirana
Algeria: Algiers
American Samoa: Pago Pago
Andorra: Andorra la Vella
Angola: Luanda
Anguilla: The Valley
Antigua and Barbuda: Saint John's
Argentina: Buenos Aires
Armenia: Yerevan
Aruba: Oranjestad
Australia: Canberra
Austria: Vienna
Azerbaijan: Baku (Baki)
Bahamas, The: Nassau
Bahrain: Manama
Bangladesh: Dhaka
Barbados: Bridgetown
Belarus: Minsk
Belgium: Brussels
Belize: Belmopan
Benin: Porto-Novo is the official capital; Cotonou is the seat of government
Bermuda: Hamilton
Bhutan: Thimphu
Bolivia: La Paz (seat of government); Sucre (legal capital and seat of judiciary)
Bosnia and Herzegovina: Sarajevo
Botswana: Gaborone
Brazil: Brasilia
British Virgin Islands: Road Town
Brunei: Bandar Seri Begawan
Bulgaria: Sofia
Burkina Faso: Ouagadougou
Burma: Rangoon (regime refers to the capital as Yangon)
Burundi: Bujumbura
Cambodia: Phnom Penh
Cameroon: Yaounde
Canada: Ottawa
Cape Verde: Praia
Cayman Islands: George Town
Central African Republic: Bangui
Chad: N'Djamena
Chile: Santiago
China: Beijing
Christmas Island: The Settlement
Cocos (Keeling) Islands: West Island
Colombia: Bogota
Comoros: Moroni
Congo, Democratic Republic of the: Kinshasa
Congo, Republic of the: Brazzaville
Cook Islands: Avarua
Costa Rica: San Jose
Cote d'Ivoire: Yamoussoukro has been the official capital since 1983, Abidjan remains the administrative center.
Croatia: Zagreb
Cuba: Havana
Cyprus: Nicosia
Czech Republic: Prague
Denmark: Copenhagen
Djibouti: Djibouti
Dominica: Roseau
Dominican Republic: Santo Domingo
Ecuador: Quito
Egypt: Cairo
El Salvador: San Salvador
Equatorial Guinea: Malabo
Eritrea: Asmara (formerly Asmera)
Estonia: Tallinn
Ethiopia: Addis Ababa
Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas): Stanley
Faroe Islands: Torshavn
Fiji: Suva
Finland: Helsinki
France: Paris
French Guiana: Cayenne
French Polynesia: Papeete
Gabon: Libreville
Gambia, The: Banjul
Georgia: T'bilisi
Germany: Berlin
Ghana: Accra
Gibraltar: Gibraltar
Greece: Athens
Greenland: Nuuk (Godthab)
Grenada: Saint George's
Guadeloupe: Basse-Terre
Guam: Hagatna (Agana)
Guatemala: Guatemala
Guernsey: Saint Peter Port
Guinea: Conakry
Guinea-Bissau: Bissau
Guyana: Georgetown
Haiti: Port-au-Prince
Holy See (Vatican City): Vatican City
Honduras: Tegucigalpa
Hungary: Budapest
Iceland: Reykjavik
India: New Delhi
Indonesia: Jakarta
Iran: Tehran
Iraq: Baghdad
Ireland: Dublin
Israel: Jerusalem; note - Israel proclaimed Jerusalem as its capital in 1950, but the US, like nearly all other countries, maintains its Embassy in Tel Aviv
Italy: Rome
Jamaica: Kingston
Japan: Tokyo
Jersey: Saint Helier
Jordan: Amman
Kazakhstan: Astana; note - the government moved from Almaty to Astana in December 1998
Kenya: Nairobi
Kiribati: Tarawa
Korea, North: Pyongyang
Korea, South: Seoul
Kuwait: Kuwait
Kyrgyzstan: Bishkek
Laos: Vientiane
Latvia: Riga
Lebanon: Beirut
Lesotho: Maseru
Liberia: Monrovia
Libya: Tripoli
Liechtenstein: Vaduz
Lithuania: Vilnius
Luxembourg: Luxembourg
Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of: Skopje
Madagascar: Antananarivo
Malawi: Lilongwe
Malaysia: Kuala Lumpur
Maldives: Male
Mali: Bamako
Malta: Valletta
Man, Isle of: Douglas
Marshall Islands: Majuro
Martinique: Fort-de-France
Mauritania: Nouakchott
Mauritius: Port Louis
Mayotte: Mamoutzou
Mexico: Mexico
Micronesia, Federated States of: Palikir
Moldova: Chisinau
Monaco: Monaco
Mongolia: Ulaanbaatar
Montserrat: Plymouth (abandoned in 1997 due to volcanic activity; interim government buildings have been built at Brades)
Morocco: Rabat
Mozambique: Maputo
Namibia: Windhoek
Nauru: no official capital; government offices in Yaren District
Nepal: Kathmandu
Netherlands: Amsterdam; The Hague is the seat of government
Netherlands Antilles: Willemstad
New Caledonia: Noumea
New Zealand: Wellington
Nicaragua: Managua
Niger: Niamey
Nigeria: Abuja - on 12 December 1991 the capital was officially transferred from Lagos to Abuja
Niue: Alofi
Norfolk Island: Kingston
Northern Mariana Islands: Saipan
Norway: Oslo
Oman: Muscat
Pakistan: Islamabad
Palau: Koror; note - a new capital is being built about 20 km northeast of Koror
Panama: Panama
Papua New Guinea: Port Moresby
Paraguay: Asuncion
Peru: Lima
Philippines: Manila
Pitcairn Islands: Adamstown
Poland: Warsaw
Portugal: Lisbon
Puerto Rico: San Juan
Qatar: Doha
Reunion: Saint-Denis
Romania: Bucharest
Russia: Moscow
Rwanda: Kigali
Saint Helena: Jamestown
Saint Kitts and Nevis: Basseterre
Saint Lucia: Castries
Saint Pierre and Miquelon: Saint-Pierre
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines: Kingstown
Samoa: Apia
San Marino: San Marino
Sao Tome and Principe: Sao Tome
Saudi Arabia: Riyadh
Senegal: Dakar
Seychelles: Victoria
Sierra Leone: Freetown
Singapore: Singapore
Slovakia: Bratislava
Slovenia: Ljubljana
Solomon Islands: Honiara
Somalia: Mogadishu
South Africa: Pretoria; note - Cape Town is the legislative center and Bloemfontein the judicial center
Spain: Madrid
Sri Lanka: Colombo; note - Sri Jayewardenepura Kotte is the legislative capital
Sudan: Khartoum
Suriname: Paramaribo
Svalbard: Longyearbyen
Swaziland: Mbabane; note - Lobamba is the royal and legislative capital
Sweden: Stockholm
Switzerland: Bern
Syria: Damascus
Taiwan: Taipei
Tajikistan: Dushanbe
Tanzania: Dar es Salaam - legislative offices have been transferred to Dodoma, which is planned as the new national capital
Thailand: Bangkok
Togo: Lome
Tokelau: none; each atoll has its own administrative center
Tonga: Nuku'alofa
Trinidad and Tobago: Port-of-Spain
Tunisia: Tunis
Turkey: Ankara
Turkmenistan: Ashgabat
Turks and Caicos Islands: Cockburn Town (on Grand Turk)
Tuvalu: Funafuti
Uganda: Kampala
Ukraine: Kiev (Kyyiv)
United Arab Emirates: Abu Dhabi
United Kingdom: London
United States: Washington, DC
Uruguay: Montevideo
Uzbekistan: Tashkent (Toshkent)
Vanuatu: Port-Vila
Venezuela: Caracas
Vietnam: Hanoi
Virgin Islands: Charlotte Amalie
Wallis and Futuna: Mata-Utu (on Ile Uvea)
Western Sahara: Laayoune
Yemen: Sanaa
Yugoslavia: Belgrade
Zambia: Lusaka
Zimbabwe: Harare
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