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How many of the world's capital cities have you been to?

How many of the world's capital cities have you been to?

Old Jul 29, 19, 8:54 am
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Originally Posted by Plumber View Post
Maybe not--- but it certainly was when I visited and my folks lived there...think Ill leave that one
Hmm, if we're doing former capitals, then I can add New York, Philadelphia, Annapolis, Colombo, Yangon, Nanjing, Rio de Janeiro, and St. Petersburg, and (Astana) to the list...
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Old Jul 29, 19, 11:12 am
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Originally Posted by BuildingMyBento View Post
Hmm, if we're doing former capitals, then I can add New York, Philadelphia, Annapolis, Colombo, Yangon, Nanjing, Rio de Janeiro, and St. Petersburg, and (Astana) to the list...
LOL... there is no way you visited New York while it was the capital :0
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Old Jul 29, 19, 11:15 am
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20 + 3 debatable ones.

Washington DC, USA
San Jose, Costa Rica
Santiago, Chile
Montevideo, Uruguay
Havana, Cuba
Nassau, Bahamas
Andorra la Vella, Andorra
Paris, France
London, UK
Rome, Italy
Vatican City, Vatican City
San Marino, San Marino
Budapest, Hungary
Prague, Czechia
Tirana, Albania
Skopje, North Macedonia
Prishtina, Kosovo
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Doha, Qatar
Reykjavik, Iceland

Depending on who you ask: Hong Kong; Taipei, Taiwan; Cockburn Town, Turks and Caicos

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Old Jul 29, 19, 6:11 pm
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How about most obscure capital visited? Obviously going to places like Tuvalu where almost no one gets to is going to be fairly unique, but I wouldn't hesitate to say I might be one of very few FTers to be in Naypyitaw, Myanmar despite a fair amount of us that have visited that country.

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Old Jul 29, 19, 8:56 pm
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Iíve been to 32 country capitals - 33 if you count Amsterdam as well as The Hague - including one then-capital of a country that no longer exists (Bonn, West Germany). In those, Iíve been to (*) 14 country capitols/ parliaments/ legislative buildings. (Iíve also been to 33 US state capitols, 7 Canadian territorial or provincial assemblies, and 2 Australian state assemblies.)

Tirana, Albania
*Canberra, Australia
Manama, Bahrain
Bridgetown, Barbados
Brussels, Belgium
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
*Ottawa, Canada
Beijing, China
*San Jose, Costa Rica
*Zagreb, Croatia
Paris, France
*Budapest, Hungary
*Nairobi, Kenya
Luxemboug, Luxembourg
Skopje, Macedonia (before the name change)
*Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
*Valletta, Malta
Mexico City, Mexico
*The Hague and Amsterdam, Netherlands
*Oslo, Norway
Muscat, Oman
Panama City, Panama
Doha, Qatar
Singapore, Singapore
*Cape Town, South Africa
*Seoul, South Korea
Bangkok, Thailand
Abu Dhabi, UAE
*London, UK
*Washington, DC, USA
Bonn, West Germany (before reunification)

In addition, Iíve visited Edinburgh, Scotland, although I donít count it as a country capital; Iíve ridden through Belgrade, Serbia (but didn't stop there); and Iíve been to the airports (including exiting one) that serve five more country capital cities but which are not actually in said cities.

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Old Jul 29, 19, 8:59 pm
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OK - need to think about this -
USA - Washington DC
British Virgin Islands - Road Town
Puerto Rico - San Juan
Antigua - Saint Johns
Cuba - Havana
Bahamas - Nassau
UK - London
Ireland - Dublin
France - Paris
Brussels - Belgium
Luxembourg - Luxembourg City
Holland - Amsterdam
Finland - Helsinki
Norway - Oslo
Sweden - Stockholm
Germany - Berlin
Austria - Vienna
Hungary - Budapest
Italy - Rome
Bulgaria - Sofia
Egypt - Cairo
South Africa - Pretoria and Cape Town
Gambia - Banjul
India - New Delhi
Sri Lanka - Colombo
Thailand - Bangkok
Singapore - Singapore
Malaysia - Kuala Lumpur
Brunei - Bandar Seri Begawan
Cambodia - Phnom Penh
Vietnam - Hanoi

Not included places like Hong Kong or Macau or cities I have transferred or transited through including Seoul, Kabul and Moscow
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Old Jul 29, 19, 10:06 pm
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So far, 39 current capitals:

US - Washington
Mexico - Mexico City
Bogota - Colombia
Lima - Peru
Santiago - Chile
Buenos Aires - Argentina
Montevideo - Uruguay
Lisbon - Portugal
Madrid - Spain
Rome - Italy
Dublin - Ireland
London - United Kingdom
Reykjavik - Icleand
Oslo - Norway
Copenhagen - Denmark
Stockholm - Sweden
Helsinki - Finland
Tallinn - Estonia
Warsaw - Poland
Berlin - Germany
Brussels - Belgium
Paris - France
Vienna- Austria
Prague - Czech Republic
Budapest - Hungary
Valletta - Malta
Doha - Qatar
Abu Dhabi - UAE
New Delhi - India
Bangkok - Thailand
Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia
Singapore - Singapore
Hanoi - Vietnam
Taipei - Taiwan
Beijing - China
Tokyo - Japan
Seoul - South Korea
Jakarta - Indonesia
Pape'ete - French Polynesia
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Old Jul 29, 19, 10:41 pm
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Originally Posted by TheEngineer View Post
OK - need to think about this -

British Virgin Islands - Road Town
Puerto Rico - San Juan
These are not capital cities as BVI and San Juan are not sovereign states.
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Old Jul 29, 19, 10:43 pm
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Originally Posted by OskiBear View Post
So far, 39 current capitals:
Pape'ete - French Polynesia
French Polynesia is not a sovereign state so Pape'ete isn't a capital city.
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Old Jul 30, 19, 10:59 am
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Originally Posted by Pausanias View Post
French Polynesia is not a sovereign state so Pape'ete isn't a capital city.
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Old Jul 30, 19, 3:17 pm
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A quick count tells me I've been to 46 countries but only 39 capitals.

Three of the biggest:
USA, Canada, Germany - I've been many times but not to Washington, Ottawa or Berlin.
NZ many times but never to Wellington.
Grew up in Australia but only went to Canberra first two years ago!

I counted Almaty because it was the capital when I was there!

I didn't count anywhere I never left the airport.
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Old Aug 1, 19, 11:08 am
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For me only 28 -
Washington DC
Ottawa
Berlin
Prague
Budapest
Rome
Paris
London
Hanoi
Beijing
Doha
Amsterdam
Athens
Bangkok
Kuala Lampur
Nicosia
Cairo
Beirut
Jerusalam
Amnan
Manama
Tokyo
Muscat
Seoul
Abu Dhabi
Nassau
Bucharest
Vatican City
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Old Aug 2, 19, 5:13 am
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1. Austria - Vienna
2. Belgium - Brussels
3. Bulgaria - Sofia
4. Costa Rica - San Jose
5. Czechia - Prague
6. Denmark - Copenhagen
7. Ecuador - Quito
8. Egypt - Cairo
9. England - London (home!)
10. Estonia - Tallinn
11. Finland - Helsinki
12. France - Paris
13. Germany - Berlin
14. Gibraltar - Gibraltar
15. Greece - Athens
16. Hungary - Budapest
17. Iceland - Reykjavik
18. Ireland - Dublin
19. Italy - Rome
20. Japan - Tokyo
21. Jersey - St Helier
22. Latvia - Riga
23. Liechtenstein - Vaduz
24. Luxembourg - Luxembourg City
25. Moldova - Chisinau
26. Monaco - Monaco
27. Netherlands - Amsterdam (but not The Hague)
28. Northern Ireland - Belfast
29. Norway - Oslo
30. Poland - Warsaw
31. Romania - Bucharest
32. Russia - Moscow
33. San Marino - San Marino
34. Scotland - Edinburgh
35. Serbia - Belgrade
36. Spain - Madrid
37. Sweden - Stockholm
38. Thailand - Bangkok
39. Trinidad & Tobago - Port of Spain
40. Ukraine - Kiev
41. USA - Washington DC
42. Wales - Cardiff

I will be adding the following this year on trips already booked:

43. Lithuania - Vilnius
44. Slovakia - Bratislava
45. Albania - Tirana
46. Kosovo - Pristina
47. North Macedonia - Skopje
48. Vatican - Vatican City

I'm not counting Tiraspol or Hong Kong for political reasons though I have been to both, and not including Singapore as I never left the terminal.

I can't include Canada as I have only been to Toronto and Montreal, Switzerland as I have been to Geneva, Innsbruck and Zurich but not Bern, or Vietnam as I have been to Ho Chi Minh but not Hanoi.
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Old Aug 2, 19, 10:05 am
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One.
Bahamas - Nassau.
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Old Aug 2, 19, 1:02 pm
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Washington DC, USA
London, UK
Madrid, Spain
Dublin, Ireland
Paris, France
Brussels, Belgium
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Berlin, Germany
Rome, Italy
Ljubljana, Slovenia
Vienna, Austria
Tokyo, Japan
Seoul, South Korea
Taipei, Taiwan
Manila, Philippines
Hong Kong
Vatican City
Singapore

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