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User currently offlineAirways1 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 1999, 560 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 15270 times:

How many capital cities of countries worldwide can you think of, that have names of more than one word?

As an example, São Paulo is more than one word long. I know this isn't the capital city of Brazil, but I didn't want to give away any of the few that there are.

How many can you think of? I can think of three so far...

32 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlinePaulc From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 1490 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 15225 times:

Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), Mexico City (Mexico), Buenos Aries (Argentina) , Port Morsby (New Guinee)


English First, British Second, european Never!
User currently offlineDavid_itl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 7392 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 15219 times:
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I believe Bangkok (Thailand) to have the most words.

David/MAN: 255 and counting


User currently offlineRyanb741 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 3221 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 15216 times:

The full name for Bangkok, Thailand is:

KRUNG THEP MAHANAKHON BOVORN RATANAKOSIN MAHINTHARAYUTTHAYA MAHADILOK POP NOPARATRATCHATHANI BURIROM UDOMRATCHANIVETMAHASATHAN AMORNPIMAN AVATARNSATHIT SAKKATHATTIYAVISNUKARMPRASIT (127 LETTERS)



I used to think the brain is the most fascinating part of my body. But, hey, who is telling me that?
User currently offlineLY772 From Israel, joined Aug 2001, 1340 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 15203 times:

Washington DC, duh!

User currently offlinePetertenthije From Netherlands, joined Jul 2001, 3376 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 15199 times:

Den Haag for the Dutch, The Hague for foreigners.


Attamottamotta!
User currently offlinePHLFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 851 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 15192 times:

POS. Port of Spain, Trinidad

User currently offlinePHLFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 851 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 15188 times:

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic/SDQ
Port-au-Prince, Haiti/PAP

Can we count French Overseas Depts? (Deptartements Outre Mer)

Fort-de-France, Martinque/FDF
Pointe-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe/PTP


User currently offlineAirways1 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 1999, 560 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 15180 times:

LY772 yours doesn't count, but you should have thought of Tel Aviv.

Some more I've thought of:

Phnom Penh, Cambodia
La Paz, Bolivia
San Salvador, El Salvador
Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania

any more?


User currently offlineBA-747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 15181 times:

san juan -Puerto Rico
road town- tortola BVI
guatemala city- guatemala
san salvador- el salvador
san jose- costa rica
san marino- san marino
las palmas- canary islands spain
addis ababa- ethiopia
saint denis- reunion france
cape town(legislative)- south africa
new delhi- india
pago pago- american samoa
thats all i got!


User currently offlineN400QX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 15181 times:

>Washington DC, duh!

Duh? No. The capital city of the US is Washington. Washington is in the District of Columbia. Its just like writing Arlington, VA.  Smile

Umm... I can't think of any right now, but I just got up a little while ago.


User currently offlineSEVEN_FIFTY7 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 957 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 15175 times:

>>Duh? No. The capital city of the US is Washington. Washington is in the District of Columbia. Its just like writing Arlington, VA. <<


Uhhh....you're being sarcastic right? Where the hell did you get that from and what teacher on crack taught you such a thing?

The City of Washington is synonymous with the "District of Columbia." "Washington" IS NOT a "section" of the Distrcit of Columbia, because it IS the "District of Columbia." It's completely different than writing "Arlington, VA."

But nonetheless, I'm suuurrrrreeeee you were just joking N400. (And if you wasn't I suggest you save face and say you were.)

Americans already are embarrassingly ignorant about geography, especially our OWN geography.



User currently offlinePHLFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 851 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 15169 times:

If you look at the history of the District of Columbia, you will see that it refers to the City of Washington in the District of Columbia. The district used to include The County of Washington, Alexandria, Alexandria County, Georgetown and the City of Washington. In 1846 the Virginia portion was returned to the State of Virgina.

At its orgin, it was the city of Washington, in the District of Columbia. I believe it is still that way at present except that now the borders of the city and the district are the same.


User currently offlineTurbolet From Cape Verde, joined Nov 2007, 0 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 15160 times:

Does Il-Belt (the Maltese name for Valletta) get accepted?
-turbolet


User currently offlineJj From Algeria, joined Jun 2001, 1227 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 15155 times:

difficult though not impossible:

-buenos aires (argentina, which is the city I live in)
-kuala lumpur (Malaysya (or something like that))
-cape town (one of the 3 capitals, of south africa, counts anyway)
-La Paz (Bolivia)
-Santiago de Chile (Chile)
-La Valleta (Andorra)
-Santo Domingo (Dominican republic)
-La Habana (Cuba)
-Dar es Salaam (Tanzania)
-El Cairo (Egypt)
-Tel Aviv (Israel)
-San Salvador (El Salvador)
-Port of Spain (Trinidad & Tobago)
-Santa Fe de Bogota (Colombia)

Are they enough for you?


User currently offlineJj From Algeria, joined Jun 2001, 1227 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 15151 times:

Port moresby (Papua New Guini)
San //jose (Costa Rica)
Saint john's (Antigua &Barbuda)
Saint George's (Granada-InCentral America)
Porto Novo (Benin0
Port Louis (Mauritius Is.)
Saint Tome(Saint Tome & Principe)
Ulan Bator (Mongolia)
Abu Dabi (EUA)
Vatican City (Vatican)
Port Villa (Vanuatu)
Nuku Alufa (Fiji)


User currently offlineJgardner From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 79 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 15145 times:

US Capitals with more than one word:


Des Moines, Iowa
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Carson City, Nevada
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Salt Lake City, Utah
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

off the top of my head...any more?


User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 35
Reply 17, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 15138 times:

Petertenthije - i am pretty sure the Den Haag is just the parliamentary/Adminstrative capital, and the Monarch, but Amsterdam is the true/trade/buisness capital. Although i'd rather it was Den Haag caus its closer to my dads house Big grin

Regards

Dan


User currently offlineWhistler From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 15134 times:

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

User currently offlineCapt.Picard From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 15132 times:

Three more to add to the list;

Ar Riyadh
Bandar Seri Begawan
Ponta Delgada-provincial capital


One word, but an old chestnut Ouagadougou.

Regards








User currently offlineJetService From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4798 posts, RR: 11
Reply 20, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 15122 times:

Saying Washington, DC is a multiple word city is like saying Philadelphia, PA is also because it has PA behind it. Sorry; Washington does not qualify.


"Shaddap you!"
User currently offlineN400QX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 15115 times:

That's what I said!

Liberals! lol..

Washington is a city IN the District of Columbia (so what if it takes up the whole District?). Hence the comma. Washington, DC. Seattle, WA. San Diego, CA.  Big grin


User currently offlineDeltarnomd-80 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 15106 times:

Isn't Ho Chi Minh City the capital of Vietnam? if so, add that to the list.

User currently offlineLortab 7.5mg From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 805 posts, RR: 11
Reply 23, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 15102 times:

Isn't Ho Chi Minh City the capital of Vietnam?

Nope. The capital of Vietnam is Hanoi. Ho Chi Minh City is formerly known as Saigon, the capital of old South Vietnam.


User currently offlineTurbolet From Cape Verde, joined Nov 2007, 0 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 15094 times:

Jj: the capital of Andorra being La Valletta? I really don't think so; living in Malta and being a citizenship I'm pretty sure it's the capital of Malta...
Anyway, drop the bloody La, that's an Italianism. And mind your spelling, it's spelled Valletta, double l double t.
-turbolet


25 LY772 : Airways1: Tel Aviv is not the capital of Israel, Jerusalem is and will always be.
26 Airways1 : That's what you think
27 Gdabski : Baile Atha Cliath (sorry if the spelling is not propper) - isn't it the other name for Dublin?
28 ILS : Well not 2 words, but 2 different ways to say it, Istanbul was Constantinople in ancient times and is still called that sometimes.
29 Aer Lingus : Dar es Salem, Ethiopia
30 LY772 : Hey, I don't want to start a "Israel vs. Arabs" thread here, but let me just say that I will die before the Palestinians take any Israeli land.
31 Seb146 : Quebec City, Quebec St. John's, Newfoundland New Delhi, India Is St. Petersburg, Russia a district capital?
32 Big777jet : Jgardner- Forgot to add one state is Missouri capitol of Jefferson City. Big777jet
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