Capital cities: 10 questions

  1. Which country’s capital city is famously laid out in the shape of an aeroplane?
  2. Which country’s capital city is located on the site of a much older city called Tenochtitlan?
  3. Two countries in the world have their capitals on islands, despite having territory on a continental mainland. Equatorial Guinea is one, which European country is the other?
  4. Which Asian capital city was designed by Edwin Lutyens and Herbert Baker?
  5. Which four capital cities are located on the Danube river?
  6. Which planned capital city was designed by Walter Burley Griffin in the 1910s?
  7. Which capital city was destroyed by fire in 1657, by an earthquake in 1923, and by bombing in 1945?
  8. Which capital city lies closest to the equator?
  9. Which country’s capital has a name which means “Wisdom” in ancient Greek? It is not Greece.
  10. Which two capital cities lie just two miles apart, facing each other across the Congo river?

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  1. Which capital city is famously laid out in the shape of an aeroplane?
    A: Brasilia (Brazil)
  2. Which country’s capital city is located on the site of a much older city called Tenochtitlan?
    A: Mexico (Mexico City)
  3. Two countries in the world have their capitals on islands, despite having territory on a continental mainland. Equatorial Guinea is one, which European country is the other?
    A: Denmark (Copenhagen)
  4. Which Asian capital city was designed by Edwin Lutyens and Herbert Baker?
    A: New Delhi (India)
  5. Which four capital cities are located on the Danube river?
    A: Vienna (Austria), Bratislava (Slovakia), Budapest (Hungary), Belgrade (Serbia)
  6. Which planned capital city was designed by Walter Burley Griffin in the 1910s?
    A: Canberra (Australia)
  7. Which capital city was destroyed by fire in 1657, by an earthquake in 1923, and by bombing in 1945?
    A: Tokyo (Japan)
  8. Which capital city lies closest to the equator?
    A: Quito (Ecuador)
  9. Which country’s capital has a name which means “Wisdom” in ancient Greek? It is not Greece.
    A: Bulgaria (Sofia)
  10. Which two capital cities lie just two miles apart, facing each other across the Congo river?
    A: Kinshasa (Democratic Republic of Congo) and Brazzaville (Republic of Congo)

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