Can You Name The World's National Capitals? Most countries in the world have designated a city as their capital. These capitals often serve as the home for the country's branches of government, as well as its royalty (if the country has any royalty). Some countries, such as Bolivia and the Netherlands, have multiple capital cities within their borders. In contrast, some countries, such as the small Republic of Nauru, have no official capital, but have a de facto capital where the government operates from.

Some of the world's capitals are massive megacities, such as Tokyo, Beijing and Moscow. Others, such as Ngerulmud and Vatican City, are very small and have a population of less than 1,000 people. Still others have been split into multiple regions, whether geographically or politically. Take this fun quiz to find out how many of the world's national capitals you can name!

Fun Facts

Did you know that a lot of cities around the world were built specifically to serve as capitals? Ankara was finished in 1923 to replace Istanbul as Turkey's capital. Belmopan was built in 1970 to replace Belize City, which was destroyed by a hurricane, as the capital of Belize. Canberra was built over 100 years ago to settle a dispute in Australia over whether Sydney or Melbourne should become the capital of the newly unified country.

There are lots of unique facts about the world's capital cities. Vatican City is both a city and a country, making the entire country the capital city. South Africa is home to three capital cities: Pretoria, Cape Town and Bloemfontein. Malaysia's capital city is Kuala Lumpur, but the country's branches of igovernment operate out of a different city, Putrajaya. Ottawa is the capital of Canada, but not the capital of the province it's in, Ontario. Toronto holds that title.

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If you get the next question correct, you'll build up your Streak Multiplier to 3X, making the next question worth 300 points. See if you can get on a 25X streak...there will be a special message for you!

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