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Capital

This page shows the value of the Capital information field for all countries in the Country Guide.

Notes on this field are available at the Information Field Notes page.

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

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 (Note: although Yamoussoukro has been the capital since 1983, Abidjan remains the administrative center; the US, like other countries, maintains its Embassy in Abidjan)

Croatia

Zagreb

Cuba

Havana

Cyprus

Nicosia (Note: the Turkish Cypriot area's capital is Lefkosa (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

P'yongyang

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

Midway Islands

none; administered from Washington, DC

Moldova

Chisinau

Monaco

Monaco

Mongolia

Ulaanbaatar

Montserrat

Plymouth (abandoned in 1997 due to volcanic activity; interim government buildings have been built at Brades, in the Carr's Bay/Little Bay vicinity at the northwest end of Montserrat)

Morocco

Rabat

Mozambique

Maputo

Myanmar

Rangoon (regime refers to the capital as Yangon)

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 (Note: on 12 December 1991 the capital was officially moved from Lagos to Abuja; many government offices remain in Lagos pending completion of facilities in 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

Serbia and Montenegro

Belgrade (Serbia), Podgorica (Montenegro)

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

South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands

none; Grytviken on South Georgia is the garrison town

Spain

Madrid

Sri Lanka

Colombo

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 (Note: some government offices have been transferred to Dodoma, which is planned as the new national capital; the National Assembly now meets there on regular basis)

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

none

Yemen

Sanaa

Zambia

Lusaka

Zimbabwe

Harare
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