Trident From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 484 posts, RR: 0 Reply 10, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 5892 times:
I was basing my comment re The Hague on the understanding that it is the seat of the Dutch Government. That is the normal criteria for defining a country's capital city. I do realise that Amsterdam is the Condtitutional Capital of The Netherlands. Nothings's ever simple, is it?
Jwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 20 Reply 11, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 5890 times:
Dutchwings, that is correct but Schiphol is NOT in Amsterdam. It's in Haarlemmermeer in the village (or rather on top of it ) of Schiphol.
It's only called Amsterdam Airport for marketting reasons (and because Amsterdam is the closest city).
A more geographically correct name would be Hoofddorp international airport Schiphol but I doubt many foreigners (or even Dutch people) would place it correctly that way).
Chepos From Puerto Rico, joined Dec 2000, 6097 posts, RR: 11 Reply 12, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 5893 times:
The Luis Munoz Marin International Airport in Puerto Rico (which people and airlines consider San Juan ) is located in Isla Verde which is in the city of Carolina . The San Juan airport is Isla Grande Municipal Airport which is much smaller than LMM, so Puerto Rico's biggest airport is outside the Capital city .
Hawkeye2 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 234 posts, RR: 0 Reply 21, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 5745 times:
Taipei and Tokyo are the capitals of Taiwan and Japan, but the "Taipei" and "Tokyo" airports are actually in Taoyuan and Narita -- quite a bit of a distance from the capital cities themselves. Same for Seoul and Incheon, I think.