List of Country Capitals

This list of country capitals includes a total of 244 capitals from around the world. When we created this list, we decided on what should be and shouldn't be included and came up with the following conclusion by asking ourselves the following questions:

What defines a country?

Since people have different definitions of what a country truly is, we've included all areas of land which have been assigned a country code and have capitals assigned to them. We've included countries which are in territorial disputes; typically a place where the people have declared their independence from a country and formed their own country but that country has not been fully recognized by the UN due to a dispute with the country that they've declared their independence from. We've also added sovereign states, associated states, kingdoms, dependent territories etc.

What defines a capital?

A capital is the most important city or town of a country which is usually the seat of the government and/or administrators of the land.

For your convenience, we've split the list up into categories. The list below includes 195 capitals of all countries which are independent and even those that are undergoing territorial disputes. Those undergoing territorial disputes have been marked with (D). You can click on the country name to learn more about the dispute.

Name of Capital Native Name of Capital Country
Abu Dhabi أبو ظبي‎ United Arab Emirates
Abuja Abuja Nigeria
Accra Accra Ghana
Addis Ababa Addis Abeba Ethiopia
Algiers Al Jazā’ir Algeria
Amman ‘Ammān Jordan
Amsterdam Amsterdam Netherlands
Andorra la Vella Andorra la Vella Andorra
Ankara Ankara Turkey
Antananarivo Antananarivo Madagascar
Apia Apia Samoa
Ashgabat Aşgabat Turkmenistan
Asmara Addis Abeba Eritrea
Astana Astana Kazakhstan
Asuncion Asunción Paraguay
Athens Athína Greece
Baghdad Baghdād Iraq
Baku Baki Azerbaijan
Bamako Bamako Mali
Bandar Seri Begawan Bandar Seri Begawan Brunei
Bangkok Krung Thep Thailand
Bangui Bangui Central African Republic
Banjul Banjul Gambia
Basseterre Basseterre Saint Kitts and Nevis
Beijing Beijing China
Beirut Bayrūt Lebanon
Belgrade Beograd Serbia
Belmopan Belmopan Belize
Berlin Berlin Germany
Berne Bern Switzerland
Bishkek Bishkek (Kyrgyz)
Biškek (Russian)
Kyrgyzstan
Bissau Bissau Guinea-Bissau
Bogota Bogotá Colombia
Brasilia Brasilia Brazil
Bratislava Bratislava Slovakia
Brazzaville Brazzaville Republic of the Congo
Bridgetown Bridgetown Barbados
Brussels Brussel (Dutch)
Bruxelles (French)
Belgium
Bucharest Bucureşti Romania
Budapest Budapest Hungary
Buenos Aires Ciudad de Buenos Aires Argentina
Bujumbura Bujumbura Burundi
Cairo Al Qāhirah Egypt
Canberra Canberra Australia
Caracas Caracas Venezuela
Castries Castries Saint Lucia
Chisinau Chişinău Moldova
Colombo Kŏḷamba (Sinhala)
Kŏl̮umpu (Tamil)
Sri Lanka
Conakry Conakry Guinea
Copenhagen København Denmark
Dakar Dakar Senegal
Damascus Dimashq Syria
Dhaka Ḍhākā Bangladesh
Dili Dili East Timor
Djibouti Jībūtī (Arabic)
Djibouti (French)
Djibouti
Dar es Salaam Dodoma Tanzania
Doha Ad Dawḩah Qatar
Dublin Baile Átha Cliath (Irish)
Dublin (English)
Ireland
Dushanbe Dushanbe Tajikistan
East Jerusalem Al Quds - Bir Salem Palestinian Territory (D)
Laayoune El Aaiún Western Sahara (D)
Freetown Freetown Sierra Leone
Funafuti Funafuti Tuvalu
Gaborone Gaborone Botswana
Georgetown Georgetown Guyana
Guatemala City Guatemala Guatemala
Hanoi Hà Nội Vietnam
Harare Harare Zimbabwe
Havana La Habana Cuba
Helsinki Helsinki (Finnish)
Helsingfors (Swedish)
Finland
Honiara Honiara Solomon Islands
Islamabad Islamabad Pakistan
Jakarta Jakarta Indonesia
Jerusalem Yerushalayim Israel (D)
Juba Juba South Sudan
Kabul Kābul Afghanistan
Kampala Kampala Uganda
Kathmandu Kāṭhmāḍauṁ Nepal
Khartoum Al Khurţūm Sudan
Kiev Kyiv Ukraine
Kigali Kigali Rwanda
Kingston Kingston Jamaica
Kingstown Kingstown Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Kinshasa Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo
Kuala Lumpur Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
Kuwait City Al Kuwayt Kuwait
Libreville Libreville Gabon
Lilongwe Lilongwe Malawi
Lima Lima Peru
Lisbon Lisboa Portugal
Ljubljana Ljubljana Slovenia
Lome Lomé Togo
London London United Kingdom
Luanda Luanda Angola
Lusaka Lusaka Zambia
Luxembourg Luxembourg (French)
Luxemburg (German)
Lëtzebuerg (Luxembourgish)
Luxembourg
Madrid Madrid Spain
Malabo Malabo Equatorial Guinea
Male Maale Maldives
Managua Managua Nicaragua
Manama Al Manāmah Bahrain
Manila Maynila (Filipino)
Manila (English)
Philippines
Maputo Maputo Mozambique
Maseru Maseru Lesotho
Mbabane Mbabane Swaziland
Mexico City Ciudad de México Mexico
Minsk Minsk Belarus
Mogadishu Muqdisho Somalia
Monaco Monaco Monaco
Monrovia Monrovia Liberia
Montevideo Montevideo Uruguay
Moroni Moroni Comoros
Moscow Moskva Russia
Muscat Masqaţ Oman
N'Djamena N'Djamena Chad
Nairobi Nairobi Kenya
Nassau Nassau Bahamas
Rangoon Nay Pyi Taw Myanmar
New Delhi New Delhi (English)
Naī Dillī (Hindi)
India
Niamey Niamey Niger
Nicosia Lefkosia (Greek)
Lefkoșa (Turkish)
Cyprus
Nouakchott Nawākshūţ Mauritania
Nuku'alofa Nuku'alofa Tonga
Oslo Oslo Norway
Ottawa Ottawa Canada
Ouagadougou Ouagadougou Burkina Faso
Panama City Panamá Panama
Paramaribo Paramaribo Suriname
Paris Paris France
Phnom Penh Phnum Pénh Cambodia
Podgorica Podgorica Montenegro
Port Louis Port Louis Mauritius
Port Moresby Port Moresby Papua New Guinea
Port-of-Spain Port of Spain Trinidad and Tobago
Port Vila Port-Vila Vanuatu
Port-au-Prince Port-au-Prince Haiti
Porto-Novo Porto-Novo Benin
Prague Praha Czech Republic
Praia Praia Cape Verde
Pretoria Pretoria South Africa
Pristina Pristina Kosovo (D)
Pyongyang Phyŏngyang North Korea
Quito Quito Ecuador
Rabat Ar Ribāţ Morocco
Reykjavik Reykjavík Iceland
Riga Rīga Latvia
Riyadh Ar Riyāḑ Saudi Arabia
Rome Roma Italy
Roseau Roseau Dominica
San Jose San José Costa Rica
San Marino San Marino San Marino
San Salvador San Salvador El Salvador
Sanaa Şan‘ā’ Yemen
Santiago Santiago Chile
Santo Domingo Santo Domingo Dominican Republic
Sao Tome São Tomé Sao Tome and Principe
Sarajevo Sarajevo Bosnia and Herzegovina
Seoul Seoul South Korea
Singapore Xinjiapo (cmn)
Singapore (English)
Singapura (Malay)
Chiṅkappūr (Tamil)
Singapore
Skopje Skopje Macedonia
Sofia Sofiya Bulgaria
Saint George's St George's Grenada
Saint John's St. John's Antigua and Barbuda
Stockholm Stockholm Sweden
Sucre La Paz Bolivia
Suva Suva Fiji
Taipei Taipei Taiwan (D)
Tallinn Tallinn Estonia
Tarawa Bairiki Kiribati
Tashkent Toshkent Uzbekistan
Tbilisi T'bilisi Georgia
Tegucigalpa Tegucigalpa Honduras
Tehran Tehrān Iran
Thimphu Thimphu Bhutan
Tirana Tiranë Albania
Tokyo Tokyo Japan
Tripoli Ţarābulus Libya
Tunis Tūnis Tunisia
Ulan Bator Ulaanbaatar Mongolia
Vaduz Vaduz Liechtenstein
Valletta Valletta (English)
Valleta (Maltese)
Malta
Vatican City Stato della Città del Vaticano Vatican
Victoria Victoria Seychelles
Vienna Wien Austria
Vientiane Viangchan Laos
Vilnius Vilnius Lithuania
Warsaw Warszawa Poland
Washington Washington, D.C. United States
Wellington Wellington New Zealand
Windhoek Windhoek Namibia
Yamoussoukro Yamoussoukro Ivory Coast
Yaounde Yaounde Cameroon
Yaren Yaren Nauru
Yerevan Yerevan Armenia
Zagreb Zagreb Croatia

Svalbard and Jan Mayen were assigned a country code but are under the full sovereignty of Norway yet not all Norwegian law applies to them.

Name of Capital Native Name of Capital Country
Longyearbyen Longyearbyen Svalbard and Jan Mayen

The list of capitals below are of countries which are associated states. Niue and Cook Islands are associated with New Zealand while the others are associated with the United States.

Name of Capital Native Name of Capital Country
Alofi Alofi Niue
Avarua Avarua Cook Islands
Majuro Majuro Marshall Islands
Melekeok Melekeok Palau
Palikir Palikir Micronesia

Aland Islands are an autonomous region of Finland which were granted extensive autonomy by the Parliament of Finland.

Name of Capital Native Name of Capital Country
Mariehamn Mariehamn Aland Islands

Macao is an autonomous territory of the People's Republic of China. While Macao is an autonomous region, its defense and foreign affairs are handled by China.

Name of Capital Native Name of Capital Country
Macau Macao Macao

Below you will find capitals of British Crown dependencies. While while these British Crown dependencies are self-governing, they are not part of the United Kingdom. The UK is, however, responsible for their defense, good governance as well as representation in international public affairs.

Name of Capital Native Name of Capital Country
Douglas, Isle of Man Douglas Isle of Man
Saint Helier Saint Helier Jersey
St Peter Port Saint Peter Port Guernsey

Below is a list of capitals which belong to British overseas territories. Each territory has its own country code. These territories are under jurisdiction and sovereignty of the United Kingdom but are not part of the UK.

Name of Capital Native Name of Capital Country
Adamstown Adamstown Pitcairn
Cockburn Town Cockburn Town Turks and Caicos Islands
Diego Garcia Diego Garcia British Indian Ocean Territory
George Town George Town Cayman Islands
Gibraltar Gibraltar Gibraltar
King Edward Point Grytviken South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
Hamilton Hamilton Bermuda
Jamestown Jamestown Saint Helena
Plymouth Plymouth Montserrat
Road Town Road Town British Virgin Islands
Stanley Stanley Falkland Islands
The Valley The Valley Anguilla

Below is a list of capitals (3 out of 7) of Australian external territories (or overseas territories). The other remaining 4 are: Ashmore and Cartier Islands (Offshore anchorage), Australian Antarctic Territory (Davis Station), Coral Sea Islands, Heard Island and McDonald Islands.

The 3 below as well as Heard Island and McDonald Islands were assigned country codes. The country code (ISO 3166-1 alpha-2) for Heard Island and McDonald Islands is HM but it was not included in the list below because it does not have a capital assigned to it.

Name of Capital Native Name of Capital Country
Flying Fish Cove The Settlement Christmas Island
Kingston Kingston Norfolk Island
West Island West Island Cocos Islands

Below you will find the capitals of the Kingdom of Denmark. Greenland and Faroe Islands are both self-governing and have control over most domestic matters yet Denmark is responsible for their foreign affairs, military defense and currency.

Name of Capital Native Name of Capital Country
Nuuk Nuuk Greenland
Torshavn Tórshavn Faroe Islands

Below you will find the capitals of 3 out of 4 constituent countries that form the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The 4th is Netherlands which is the main constituent country. Since the Netherlands is the main constituent country, administers most of the Kingdom's affairs and makes up about 98% of the Kingdom, it was added to the list of independent countries (which is the very first list on this page).

Name of Capital Native Name of Capital Country
Oranjestad Oranjestad Aruba
Philipsburg Philipsburg Sint Maarten
Willemstad Willemstad Curacao

The capitals below are of countries which belong to the overseas collectivity of France.

Name of Capital Native Name of Capital Country
Gustavia Gustavia Saint Barthelemy
Marigot Marigot Saint Martin
Mata Utu Mata-Utu Wallis and Futuna
Noumea Nouméa New Caledonia
Papeete Papeete French Polynesia
Saint-Pierre Saint-Pierre Saint Pierre and Miquelon

The capitals below belong to territories of the overseas department and region of France.

Name of Capital Native Name of Capital Country
Basse-Terre Basse-Terre Guadeloupe
Cayenne Cayenne French Guiana
Fort-de-France Fort-de-France Martinique
Mamoudzou Mamoudzou Mayotte
Saint-Denis Saint-Denis Reunion

The capital below is of the French Southern Territories which are Overseas territories of France.

Name of Capital Native Name of Capital Country
Port-aux-Français Port-aux-Francais French Southern Territories

Below you will find Hong Kong's capital. Hong Kong is a special administrative region which has political and judicial systems that operate independently from the People's Republic of China but at the same time, defense and foreign affairs are handled by mainland China.

Name of Capital Native Name of Capital Country
Hong Kong Hong Kong Hong Kong

Below you will find the capitals of all unincorporated US states. They are organized but unincorporated US states.

Name of Capital Native Name of Capital Country
Charlotte Amalie Charlotte Amalie U.S. Virgin Islands
Hagatna Hagåtña Guam
Pago Pago Pago Pago American Samoa
Saipan Saipan Northern Mariana Islands
San Juan San Juan Puerto Rico