Thursday, 21 April 2011

Countries With Unusual and Unique Capitals

There are more than 200 countries in the world. Let’s learn more about the capitals of this long list of nations of the world.

South Africa - Country with 3 Capitals

1. Bloemfontein
 – is the judicial capital of South Africa
2. Cape Town - is the legislative capital of South Africa
3. Pretoria - is the executive (administrative) and de facto national capital of South Africa.

Cote d’Ivoire - Country with 2 Capitals

1. Abidjan is the economic capital of Cote d’Ivoire
2. District of Yamoussoukro is the official capital city of Cote d’Ivoire

Montserrat - Country with 2 Capitals

1. Plymouth was the capital as well as the only port of entry to Montserrat, an overseas territory of the UK
2. Brades is the de facto capital of Montserrat since 1998.

American Samoa - Country with 2 Capitals

1. Fagatogo is the capital of American Samoa due to the fact that it is listed in its Constitution as the official seat of government.
2. Pago Pago is the capital town of American Samoa.

Canary Islands - an autonomous region of Spain with 2 Capitals

1. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria also known as just Las Palmas is one of the two capitals of Canary Island.
2. Santa Cruz de Tenerife or commonly known as Santa Cruz is the other capital of Canary Island.

Countries with Identical Capitals:

1. Vatican City - Vatican City
2. Panama – Panama City
3. Kuwait – Kuwait City
4. Djibouti – Djibouti City
5. Luxembourg – Luxembourg City
6. San Marino – San Marino City
7. Guatemala – Guatemala City
8. Mexico – Mexico City

Name of Nations Whose Capital Is Almost the Same:

1. Andorra-
 Andorra la Vella
2. Guinea-Bissau – Bissau
3. Algeria – Algiers
4. El Salvador – San Salvador
5. Brazil – Brasilia
6. Tunisia – Tunis
7. Singapore - Singapore
8. Monaco - Monaco
9. Gibraltar – Gibraltar

Longest Capital Names:

1. Thailand – Bangkok. Its official name is Krung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahinthara Yuthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udomratchaniwet Mahasathan Amon Phiman Awatan Sathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukam Prasit169 letters
2. USA – Washington, District of Columbia – 28 letters
3. Sri Lanka - Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte – 23 letters
4. Cote d’Ivoire - District of Yamoussoukro – 22 letters
5. Brunei – Bandar Seri Begawan – 17 letters 

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