Let's Get Quizzical: Capitals Of The World
It’s time for another quiz! This time it’s all about the capitals of the world. From Abu Dhabi to Zagreb, we’ll be travelling the globe testing your knowledge. Are you ready? Answers below!
1. In which country would you find the capital city of Sofia?
2. The Danube river flows through Vienna, Budapest, Bratislava and?
3. What is the smallest capital city in the world (by population)?
a) Ngerulmud, Palau
b) Vatican City, Vatican City
c) Yaren, Nauro
d) Funafuti, Tuvalu
4. What is the biggest capital city in the world (by population)?
a) Tokyo, Japan
b) New Delhi, India
c) Kinshasa, DR Congo
d) Beijing, China
5. In which capital city would you find the Acropolis?
6. True or false: Canberra, Australia is further south than Wellington, New Zealand
7. What is the northernmost capital city?
8. Hanoi is the capital of what country?
9. What is the oldest capital city in the world?
a) Damascus, Syria
b) Juba, Republic of South Sudan
c) Cairo, Egypt
d) Ulan Bator, Mongolia
10. True or false: some countries have more than one capital city
1. The answer is c) Bulgaria!
Did you know Bulgaria is known for its ceramic pavements? They get nicknamed the yellow bricks! Bulgaria is also home to a lot of seismic activity that sometimes results in earthquakes. Sofia is Europe’s fourth-highest capital city, at 1,804 feet above sea level. It was founded in 7000 BC and was re-built over the Roman Empire.
2. The answer is b) Belgrade!
The river Danube is the second longest river in Europe, rising in the Black Forest mountains of western Germany, and continuing to flow through ten countries - Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Romania, Moldova and Ukraine - and four capitals!
3. The answer is a) Ngerulmud, Palau!
Palau is not quite the smallest country in the world, but Ngerulmud is officially the smallest capital city in the world by population, with just 271 registered residents!
4. The answer is d) Beijing, China!
It may not be the biggest city in China by size, but, the world’s most populated capital city is Beijing. It was established over 3000 years ago and is a great mix of old and new, with traditional street markets and small family businesses sharing the streets with modern skyscrapers!
5. The answer is b) Athens!
The Acropolis of Athens is an ancient citadel located on a rocky outcrop in Athens and contains the remains of several ancient buildings of great architectural and historic significance, the most famous being the Parthenon!
6. The answer is False!
Although the two cities are just six degrees north and south of each other, Wellington is further south, at 41 degrees. It rests on the southern tip of the North Island and is home to about two hundred thousand people!
7. The answer is b) Reykjavík!
On the opposite side of the world to Wellington sits Reykjavík, at 64 degrees north. That’s just a couple of degrees below the Arctic Circle!
8. The answer is d) Vietnam!
Hanoi literally means ‘city inside rivers’ and it’s definitely true to its name, as it’s built on the bank of Red river, and has lots of rivers and lakes within it, like the Hoan Kiem Lake, West Lake, Ho Thien Quang Lake and Truc Bach Lake.
9. The answer is a) Damascus, Syria!
According to research studies and historical evidence, Damascus was first inhabited in the second half of the seventh millennia B.C. It is the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world, and is a prominent cultural centre of the Arab world!
10. The answer is True!
Some countries - like Bolivia, Sri Lanka, Yemen and Chile - have multiple capitals! Most countries in the world have one capital city where the government resides, but those with more are sometimes because of historical reasons or to spread out government functions in the country.