airways1
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Capital City Names Of More Than One Word

Mon Nov 12, 2001 9:28 pm

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...
 
paulc
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RE: Capital City Names Of More Than One Word

Mon Nov 12, 2001 9:36 pm

Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), Mexico City (Mexico), Buenos Aries (Argentina) , Port Morsby (New Guinee)
English First, British Second, european Never!
 
David_itl
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RE: Capital City Names Of More Than One Word

Mon Nov 12, 2001 9:40 pm


I believe Bangkok (Thailand) to have the most words.

David/MAN: 255 and counting
 
ryanb741
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RE: Capital City Names Of More Than One Word

Mon Nov 12, 2001 9:45 pm

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?
 
ly772
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RE: Capital City Names Of More Than One Word

Mon Nov 12, 2001 11:40 pm

Washington DC, duh!
 
petertenthije
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RE: Capital City Names Of More Than One Word

Tue Nov 13, 2001 12:16 am

Den Haag for the Dutch, The Hague for foreigners.
Attamottamotta!
 
PHLflyer
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RE: Capital City Names Of More Than One Word

Tue Nov 13, 2001 12:41 am

POS. Port of Spain, Trinidad
 
PHLflyer
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RE: Capital City Names Of More Than One Word

Tue Nov 13, 2001 1:09 am

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
 
airways1
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RE: Capital City Names Of More Than One Word

Tue Nov 13, 2001 1:44 am

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?
 
BA-747
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RE: Capital City Names Of More Than One Word

Tue Nov 13, 2001 1:45 am

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!
 
N400QX
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RE: Capital City Names Of More Than One Word

Tue Nov 13, 2001 1:45 am

>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.
 
seven_fifty7
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RE: Capital City Names Of More Than One Word

Tue Nov 13, 2001 2:34 am

>>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.

 
PHLflyer
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RE: Capital City Names Of More Than One Word

Tue Nov 13, 2001 3:40 am

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.
 
Turbolet
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RE: Capital City Names Of More Than One Word

Tue Nov 13, 2001 6:00 am

Does Il-Belt (the Maltese name for Valletta) get accepted?
-turbolet
 
Jj
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I Know Lots!

Tue Nov 13, 2001 6:43 am

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?
 
Jj
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Thought Some More

Tue Nov 13, 2001 6:54 am

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)
 
jgardner
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RE: Capital City Names Of More Than One Word

Tue Nov 13, 2001 8:05 am

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?
 
EGGD
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RE: Capital City Names Of More Than One Word

Tue Nov 13, 2001 8:38 am

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
 
Whistler
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RE: Capital City Names Of More Than One Word

Tue Nov 13, 2001 9:15 am

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
 
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RE: Capital City Names Of More Than One Word

Tue Nov 13, 2001 9:23 am

Three more to add to the list;

Ar Riyadh
Bandar Seri Begawan
Ponta Delgada-provincial capital


One word, but an old chestnut Ouagadougou.

Regards






 
JetService
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RE: Capital City Names Of More Than One Word

Tue Nov 13, 2001 10:25 am

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.
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N400QX
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RE: Capital City Names Of More Than One Word

Tue Nov 13, 2001 11:41 am

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
 
DeltaRNOmd-80
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RE: Capital City Names Of More Than One Word

Tue Nov 13, 2001 3:01 pm

Isn't Ho Chi Minh City the capital of Vietnam? if so, add that to the list.
 
Lortab 7.5mg
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RE: Capital City Names Of More Than One Word

Tue Nov 13, 2001 3:04 pm

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.
 
Turbolet
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RE: Capital City Names Of More Than One Word

Tue Nov 13, 2001 5:39 pm

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
 
ly772
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RE: Capital City Names Of More Than One Word

Tue Nov 13, 2001 9:03 pm

Airways1: Tel Aviv is not the capital of Israel, Jerusalem is and will always be.
 
airways1
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RE: Capital City Names Of More Than One Word

Tue Nov 13, 2001 10:15 pm

That's what you think
 
Gdabski
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RE: Capital City Names Of More Than One Word

Wed Nov 14, 2001 2:53 am

Baile Atha Cliath (sorry if the spelling is not propper) - isn't it the other name for Dublin?
 
ILS
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RE: Capital City Names Of More Than One Word

Wed Nov 14, 2001 2:57 am

Well not 2 words, but 2 different ways to say it, Istanbul was Constantinople in ancient times and is still called that sometimes.
 
Aer Lingus
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RE: Capital City Names Of More Than One Word

Wed Nov 14, 2001 3:21 am

Dar es Salem, Ethiopia
 
ly772
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RE: Capital City Names Of More Than One Word

Wed Nov 14, 2001 4:42 am

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.
 
seb146
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RE: Capital City Names Of More Than One Word

Wed Nov 14, 2001 10:05 am

Quebec City, Quebec
St. John's, Newfoundland
New Delhi, India
Is St. Petersburg, Russia a district capital?
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Big777jet
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RE: Capital City Names Of More Than One Word

Wed Nov 14, 2001 2:51 pm

Jgardner-

Forgot to add one state is Missouri capitol of Jefferson City.

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