Capital Cities of the World

A list of capital cities, including the capitals of sovereign countries, dependencies and territories. United Nations member/non-observer states are marked accordingly. 

Continents and subregions are based on the UN geoscheme classification.

Use the drop-down menu to filter countries by continent or use the search bar to find a specific country or capital city.

CountryCapital CityContinentUN Member State
Afghanistan#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Γ…land Islands#REF!#REF!#REF!❌
Albania#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Algeria#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
American Samoa#REF!#REF!#REF!❌
Andorra#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Angola#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Anguilla#REF!#REF!#REF!❌
Antigua and Barbuda#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Argentina#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Armenia#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Aruba#REF!#REF!#REF!❌
Australia#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Austria#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Azerbaijan#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Bahamas#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Bahrain#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Bangladesh#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Barbados#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Belarus#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Belgium#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Belize#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Benin#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Bermuda#REF!#REF!#REF!❌
Bhutan#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Bolivia#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Bosnia and Herzegovina#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Botswana#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Brazil#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
British Indian Ocean Territory#REF!#REF!#REF!❌
British Virgin Islands#REF!#REF!#REF!❌
Brunei#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Bulgaria#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Burkina Faso#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Burundi#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Cabo Verde#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Cambodia#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Cameroon#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Canada#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Caribbean Netherlands#REF!#REF!#REF!❌
Cayman Islands#REF!#REF!#REF!❌
Central African Republic#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Chad#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Chile#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
China#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Christmas Island#REF!#REF!#REF!❌
Cocos (Keeling) Islands#REF!#REF!#REF!❌
Colombia#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Comoros#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Cook Islands#REF!#REF!#REF!❌
Costa Rica#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
CΓ΄te d'Ivoire#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Croatia#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Cuba#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Curaçao#REF!#REF!#REF!❌
Cyprus#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Czechia#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Democratic Republic of the Congo#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Denmark#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Djibouti#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Dominica#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Dominican Republic#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Ecuador#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Egypt#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
El Salvador#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Equatorial Guinea#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Eritrea#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Estonia#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Eswatini#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Ethiopia#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Falkland Islands#REF!#REF!#REF!❌
Faroe Islands#REF!#REF!#REF!❌
Fiji#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Finland#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
France#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
French Guiana#REF!#REF!#REF!❌
French Polynesia#REF!#REF!#REF!❌
Gabon#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Gambia#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Georgia#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Germany#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Ghana#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Gibraltar#REF!#REF!#REF!❌
Greece#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Greenland#REF!#REF!#REF!❌
Grenada#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Guadeloupe#REF!#REF!#REF!❌
Guam#REF!#REF!#REF!❌
Guatemala#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Guernsey#REF!#REF!#REF!❌
Guinea#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Guinea-Bissau#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Guyana#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Haiti#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Honduras#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Hungary#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Iceland#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
India#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Indonesia#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Iran#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Iraq#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Ireland#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Isle of Man#REF!#REF!#REF!❌
Israel#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Italy#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Jamaica#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Japan#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Jersey#REF!#REF!#REF!❌
Jordan#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Kazakhstan#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Kenya#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Kiribati#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Kosovo#REF!#REF!#REF!❌
Kuwait#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Kyrgyzstan#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Laos#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Latvia#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Lebanon#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Lesotho#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Liberia#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Libya#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Liechtenstein#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Lithuania#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Luxembourg#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Madagascar#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Malawi#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Malaysia#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Maldives#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Mali#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Malta#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Marshall Islands#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Martinique#REF!#REF!#REF!❌
Mauritania#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Mauritius#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Mayotte#REF!#REF!#REF!❌
Mexico#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Micronesia#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Moldova#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Monaco#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Mongolia#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Montenegro#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Montserrat#REF!#REF!#REF!❌
Morocco#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Mozambique#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Myanmar#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Namibia#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Nauru#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Nepal#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Netherlands#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
New Caledonia#REF!#REF!#REF!❌
New Zealand#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Nicaragua#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Niger#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Nigeria#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Niue#REF!#REF!#REF!❌
Norfolk Island#REF!#REF!#REF!❌
North Korea#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
North Macedonia#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Northern Mariana Islands#REF!#REF!#REF!❌
Norway#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Oman#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Pakistan#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Palau#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Palestine#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Panama#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Papua New Guinea#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Paraguay#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Peru#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Philippines#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Pitcairn Islands#REF!#REF!#REF!❌
Poland#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Portugal#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Puerto Rico#REF!#REF!#REF!❌
Qatar#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Republic of the Congo#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Réunion#REF!#REF!#REF!❌
Romania#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Russia#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Rwanda#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Saint Barthélemy#REF!#REF!#REF!❌
Saint Helena#REF!#REF!#REF!❌
Saint Kitts and Nevis#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Saint Lucia#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Saint Martin#REF!#REF!#REF!❌
Saint Pierre and Miquelon#REF!#REF!#REF!❌
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Samoa#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
San Marino#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
SΓ£o TomΓ© and PrΓ­ncipe#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Saudi Arabia#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Senegal#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Serbia#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Seychelles#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Sierra Leone#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Singapore#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Sint Maarten#REF!#REF!#REF!❌
Slovakia#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Slovenia#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Solomon Islands#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Somalia#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
South Africa#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands#REF!#REF!#REF!❌
South Korea#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
South Sudan#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Spain#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Sri Lanka#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Sudan#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Suriname#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Svalbard and Jan Mayen#REF!#REF!#REF!❌
Sweden#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Switzerland#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Syria#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Taiwan#REF!#REF!#REF!❌
Tajikistan#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Tanzania#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Thailand#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Timor-Leste#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Togo#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Tonga#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Trinidad and Tobago#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Tunisia#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
TΓΌrkiye#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Turkmenistan#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Turks and Caicos Islands#REF!#REF!#REF!❌
Tuvalu#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Uganda#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Ukraine#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
United Arab Emirates#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
United Kingdom#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
United States#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
United States Virgin Islands#REF!#REF!#REF!❌
Uruguay#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Uzbekistan#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Vanuatu#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Vatican City#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Venezuela#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Vietnam#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Wallis and Futuna#REF!#REF!#REF!❌
Western Sahara#REF!#REF!#REF!❌
Yemen#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Zambia#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ
Zimbabwe#REF!#REF!#REF!βœ”οΈ

What is a capital city?

A capital city is the primary administrative center of a country or region. It serves as the focal point for governmental activities, housing key institutions such as the executive, legislative, and often judicial branches of government. Some countries, such as South Africa and Bolivia, have more than one capital city to accommodate different functions of government.

Typically, a capital city holds significant historical, cultural, and symbolic importance, representing the identity and sovereignty of the nation it governs. Capital cities are often hubs of economic activity, attracting businesses, embassies, and international organizations. They frequently showcase architectural landmarks, monuments, and cultural sites that reflect the nation’s heritage

How do countries choose their capital?

Countries choose their capital cities through a combination of historical, political, geographic, and strategic factors. Often, capitals are selected based on their importance, such as being a former seat of power or a central location within the country. Political considerations play a crucial role, with governments selecting capitals to promote unity, represent national identity, or balance power among regions. Geographic factors like accessibility, climate, and natural resources also influence decisions.