World Capital Cities - Sortable alphabetically by World Capitals or Countries
World Capital Cities with their country in a sortable table.
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1 The capital of Benin is Porto-Novo, but the seat of government is in Cotonou.
2 La Paz is the seat of the government and the de facto capital of Bolivia. Sucre is the official capital, as defined in the Bolivian constitution.
3 The political capital of Burundi is Gitega (December 2018). Bujumbura remains the seat of the government and economic capital.
4 The political capital of Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) is Yamoussoukro in the centre of the country, while its economic capital and largest city is the port city of Abidjan.
5 Czechia was made the official short name of Czech Republic on 14 April 2016.
6 England is a constituent part of the sovereign state of the United Kingdom. Although not fully independent, it is widely referred to as a country.
7 In 2018 the king of Swaziland proclaimed his nation would be henceforth known as Eswatini. The country's name in its constitution has not yet been changed from Swaziland.
8 Mbabane is the administrative capital of Eswatini (Swaziland), while Lobamba is the legislative and royal capital of the country.
9 Both Israel and the State of Palestine claim Jerusalem as their capital and its unresolved status is one of the core questions at the heart of the Israel-Palestine conflict. Most countries maintain their embassies in Tel Aviv as a result of their non-recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Non-recognition is a legal term used in international law to apply to any situation established in violation of the League of Nations Pact (resolution 11 March 1932). UN Security Council resolutions 476 and 478 (1980) assert that Israel is in violation of the Pact, having unlawfully occupied the eastern part of Jerusalem since 1967. Such an occupation precludes Israel from claiming sovereignty on the city. The US recognised Jerusalem as Israel's capital in December 2017, a significant but rare exception to the decades of international non-recognition consensus on the highly contested city.
10 Nur-Sultan (previously named Astana) is the capital city of Kazakhstan. It was renamed in March 2019, in honour of the departing Kazakh president, Nursultan Nazarbayev.
11 Kuala Lumpur is the national capital and largest city of Malaysia while Putrajaya is the seat of federal government.
12 Construction of Myanmar's capital, Nay Pyi Taw, began in secrecy in 2002. Built under military rule, it is four times the size of London and strangely empty.
13 Amsterdam is the constitutional capital of the Netherlands. The Hague is the seat of the government and residence of the monarchy.
14 As a result of a dispute with Greece over the name 'Macedonia', the country renamed itself Republic of North Macedonia in February 2019.
15 Northern Ireland is a constituent part of the sovereign state of the United Kingdom. Although not fully independent, it is widely referred to as a country.
16 Scotland is a constituent part of the sovereign state of the United Kingdom. Although not fully independent, it is widely referred to as a country.
17 South Africa has no legally defined capital city. The country's three branches of government are split over different cities: Pretoria (executive), Bloemfontein (judicial) and Cape Town (legislative). Most foreign embassies are located in Pretoria.
18 The legislative capital of Sri Lanka, Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte, is a suburb of its commercial capital and largest city, Colombo.
19 Taiwan is officially known as the Republic of China (ROC) and has limited diplomatic recognition as an independent country. China claims sovereignty over its territory.
20 De facto Tanzania's capital remains in Dar es Salaam, the site of the executive branch offices and diplomatic representation.
21 The de facto capital of Tuvalu is the village of Vaiaku, where most government offices are located.
22 Wales is a constituent part of the sovereign state of the United Kingdom. Although not fully independent, it is widely referred to as a country.
23 Yemen's constitutionally stated capital is Sana'a, but this city has been under Houthi rebel control since February 2015.