Specialist: capital cities

From the quiz on 14/7/15.

  1. Which is the only country in the world with three national capital cities? South Africa (Pretoria, Bloemfontein, Cape Town)

  2. Excluding the troubled case of Tel Aviv, which is the only Asian national capital city situated on the Mediterranean Sea? Beirut (Lebanon)

  3. Which two chemical elements are named after Scandinavian capital cities? Holmium (Stockholm), Hafnium (Copenhagen)

  4. Which national capital city is both the closest to the equator and the highest de jure national capital, at an elevation of about 9,350ft above sea level? Quito (Ecuador)

  5. Which African national capital city has a name that is a direct French equivalent of another African country’s capital? Libreville (Gabon), equivalent to Freetown (Sierra Leone)


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