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World Capital Cities - Sortable alphabetically by World Capitals or Countries

World Capital Cities with their country in a sortable table.

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Country Capital City
Afghanistan Kabul
Albania Tirana (Tirane)
Algeria Algiers
Andorra Andorra la Vella
Angola Luanda
Antigua and Barbuda Saint John's
Argentina Buenos Aires
Armenia Yerevan
Australia Canberra
Austria Vienna
Azerbaijan Baku
Bahamas Nassau
Bahrain Manama
Bangladesh Dhaka
Barbados Bridgetown
Belarus Minsk
Belgium Brussels
Belize Belmopan
Benin Porto Novo[1]
Bhutan Thimphu
Bolivia La Paz (administrative), Sucre (official)[2]
Bosnia and Herzegovina Sarajevo
Botswana Gaborone
Brazil Brasilia
Brunei Bandar Seri Begawan
Bulgaria Sofia
Burkina Faso Ouagadougou
Burundi Gitega[3]
Cambodia Phnom Penh
Cameroon Yaounde
Canada Ottawa
Cape Verde Praia
Central African Republic Bangui
Chad N'Djamena
Chile Santiago
China Beijing
Colombia Bogota
Comoros Moroni
Congo, Democratic Republic of the Kinshasa
Congo, Republic of the Brazzaville
Costa Rica San Jose
Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) Yamoussoukro[4]
Croatia Zagreb
Cuba Havana
Cyprus Nicosia
Czech Republic (Czechia)[5] Prague
Denmark Copenhagen
Djibouti Djibouti
Dominica Roseau
Dominican Republic Santo Domingo
East Timor Dili
Ecuador Quito
Egypt Cairo
El Salvador San Salvador
England[6] London
Equatorial Guinea Malabo
Eritrea Asmara
Estonia Tallinn
Eswatini (Swaziland)[7] Mbabana[8]
Ethiopia Addis Ababa
Federated States of Micronesia Palikir
Fiji Suva
Finland Helsinki
France Paris
Gabon Libreville
Gambia Banjul
Georgia Tbilisi
Germany Berlin
Ghana Accra
Greece Athens
Grenada Saint George's
Guatemala Guatemala City
Guinea Conakry
Guinea-Bissau Bissau
Guyana Georgetown
Haiti Port au Prince
Honduras Tegucigalpa
Hungary Budapest
Iceland Reykjavik
India New Delhi
Indonesia Jakarta
Iran Tehran
Iraq Baghdad
Ireland Dublin
Israel Tel Aviv (Jerusalem has limited recognition)[9]
Italy Rome
Jamaica Kingston
Japan Tokyo
Jordan Amman
Kazakhstan Nur-Sultan[10]
Kenya Nairobi
Kiribati Tarawa Atoll
Kosovo Pristina
Kuwait Kuwait City
Kyrgyzstan Bishkek
Laos Vientiane
Latvia Riga
Lebanon Beirut
Lesotho Maseru
Liberia Monrovia
Libya Tripoli
Liechtenstein Vaduz
Lithuania Vilnius
Luxembourg Luxembourg
Madagascar Antananarivo
Malawi Lilongwe
Malaysia Kuala Lumpur[11]
Maldives Male
Mali Bamako
Malta Valletta
Marshall Islands Majuro
Mauritania Nouakchott
Mauritius Port Louis
Mexico Mexico City
Moldova Chisinau
Monaco Monaco
Mongolia Ulaanbaatar
Montenegro Podgorica
Morocco Rabat
Mozambique Maputo
Myanmar (Burma) Nay Pyi Taw[12]
Namibia Windhoek
Nauru No official capital
Nepal Kathmandu
Netherlands Amsterdam[13]
New Zealand Wellington
Nicaragua Managua
Niger Niamey
Nigeria Abuja
North Korea Pyongyang
North Macedonia (Macedonia)[14] Skopje
Northern Ireland[15] Belfast
Norway Oslo
Oman Muscat
Pakistan Islamabad
Palau Melekeok
Panama Panama City
Papua New Guinea Port Moresby
Paraguay Asuncion
Peru Lima
Philippines Manila
Poland Warsaw
Portugal Lisbon
Qatar Doha
Romania Bucharest
Russia Moscow
Rwanda Kigali
Saint Kitts and Nevis Basseterre
Saint Lucia Castries
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Kingstown
Samoa Apia
San Marino San Marino
Sao Tome and Principe Sao Tome
Saudi Arabia Riyadh
Scotland[16] Edinburgh
Senegal Dakar
Serbia Belgrade
Seychelles Victoria
Sierra Leone Freetown
Singapore Singapore
Slovakia Bratislava
Slovenia Ljubljana
Solomon Islands Honiara
Somalia Mogadishu
South Africa Pretoria, Bloemfontein, Cape Town[17]
South Korea Seoul
South Sudan Juba
Spain Madrid
Sri Lanka Colombo[18]
Sudan Khartoum
Suriname Paramaribo
Sweden Stockholm
Switzerland Bern
Syria Damascus
Taiwan[19] Taipei
Tajikistan Dushanbe
Tanzania Dodoma[20]
Thailand Bangkok
Togo Lome
Tonga Nuku'alofa
Trinidad and Tobago Port of Spain
Tunisia Tunis
Turkey Ankara
Turkmenistan Ashgabat
Tuvalu Funafuti[21]
Uganda Kampala
Ukraine Kiev
United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi
United Kingdom London
United States Washington D.C.
Uruguay Montevideo
Uzbekistan Tashkent
Vanuatu Port Vila
Vatican City Vatican City
Venezuela Caracas
Vietnam Hanoi
Wales[22] Cardiff
Yemen Sana'a[23]
Zambia Lusaka
Zimbabwe Harare
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Foot Notes


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.