Geography/Capital cities

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We will begin our study of geography by reviewing some important countries and capitals around the world.

Most famous capitals[edit]

These capital cities, which are among the best known ones, are listed in alphabetical order. You should already know these.

  • Argentina: Buenos Aires
  • Australia: Canberra
  • Brazil: Brasilia
  • Canada: Ottawa
  • China: Beijing
  • Egypt: Cairo
  • France: Paris
  • Germany: Berlin
  • India: New Delhi
  • New Zealand: Wellington
  • Russia: Moscow
  • United Kingdom: London
  • United States of America: Washington, D.C.

Less famous capitals[edit]

Now we will list some capitals that are perhaps not so well-known, but with which you should still be familiar. Not all countries are included.

Continent Countries/Capitals Map
South America
  • Venezuela: Caracas
  • Colombia: Bogota
  • Ecuador: Quito
  • Peru: Lima
  • Uruguay: Montevideo
  • Chile: Santiago
South America
  • Libya: Tripoli
  • Algeria: Algiers
  • Ethiopia: Addis Ababa
  • Sudan: Kharthoum
  • Nigeria: Abuja
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo: Kinshasa
  • Kenya: Nairobi
  • South Africa: Pretoria/Cape Town/Bloemfontein[1]
North America
  • Mexico: Mexico City
  • Guatemala: Guatemala City
  • Costa Rica: San Jose
  • Nicaragua: Managua
  • Cuba: Havana
  • Haiti: Port-au-Prince
  • Dominican Republic: Santo Domingo
  • Jamaica: Kingston
North America
  • Spain: Madrid
  • Italy: Rome
  • Norway: Oslo
  • Sweden: Stockholm
  • Denmark: Copenhagen
  • Poland: Warsaw
  • Ukraine: Kiev
  • Greece: Athens
  • Austria: Vienna
  • Serbia: Belgrade
  • Thailand: Bangkok
  • Vietnam: Hanoi
  • Laos: Vientiane
  • Pakistan: Islamabad
  • Iran: Tehran
  • Saudi Arabia: Riyadh
  • Israel: Jerusalem/Tel Aviv
  • Turkey: Istanbul (Constantinople)
  • South Korea: Seoul
  • Japan: Tokyo
  • Indonesia: Jakarta
  • Philippines: Manila

Quiz 2[edit]

Complete Quiz 2.


  1. "South Africa" (in en). Wikipedia. 2019-04-12.