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bishkek
the capital of Kirghizia (Kyrgyzstan), in the N part. 616,000.
monaco
the capital of this principality. 1685.
alofi
the capital of the Pacific Ocean island of Niue, a New Zealand dependency. 750.
podgorica
the capital of Montenegro, in SW Yugoslavia. 132,290.
canberra
a city in and the capital of Australia, in the SE part, in the Australian Capital Territory. 219,331 (with suburbs).
caracas
a city in and the capital of Venezuela, in the N part. 1,035,499.
lisbon
a seaport in and the capital of Portugal, in the SW part, on the Tagus estuary. 760,150.
kingston
a seaport in and the capital of Jamaica. 600,000.
mogadishu
a seaport in and the capital of Somalia, in the S part. 400,000.
reykjavik
a seaport in and the capital of Iceland, in the SW part. 84,856.
stockholm
the chief seaport in and the capital of Sweden, in the SE part. 647,214; with suburbs 1,493,546.
london
a metropolis in SE England, on the Thames: capital of the United Kingdom.
bern
a city in and the capital of Switzerland, in the W part: capital of Bern canton. 149,800.
yaren
the capital of the Republic of Nauru. 700.
helsinki
a seaport in and the capital of Finland, on the S coast. 484,471.
funafuti
a village in and the capital of Tuvalu. 900.
minsk
a city in and the capital of Byelorussia (Belarus), in the central part, on a tributary of the Berezina. 1,589,000.
montevideo
a seaport in and the capital of Uruguay. 1,229,748.
monrovia
a seaport in and the capital of Liberia, in W Africa. 204,000.
palikir
the capital of the Federated States of Micronesia, on the island of Pohnpei. 6200.
kinshasa
a port in and capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, in the NW part, on the Congo (Zaire) River. 1,990,717.
managua
a city in and the capital of Nicaragua, in the W part, on Lake Managua. 556,470.
islamabad
the capital of Pakistan, in the N part, near Rawalpindi. 77,318.
jakarta
a seaport in and the capital of Indonesia, on the NW coast of Java. 4,576,009.
malabo
a town in and the capital of Equatorial Guinea, on N Bioko island. 75,000.
bridgetown
a seaport on and the capital of Barbados, on the SW coast. 8789.
roseau
a seaport on and the capital of Dominica. 10,417.
torshavn
the capital of the Faeroe Islands, on the S tip of Streymoy Island. 12,600.
baku
a city in and the capital of Azerbaijan, in the E part, on the Caspian Sea. 1,022,000; with suburbs, 1,550,000.
oslo
a seaport in and the capital of Norway, in the SE part, at the head of Oslo Fiord. 463,022.
vilnius
a city in and the capital of Lithuania, in the SE part: formerly in the Soviet Union and earlier in Poland. 582,000.
riga
a seaport in and the capital of Latvia, on the Gulf of Riga. 915,000.
berlin
the capital of Germany, in the NE part: constitutes a state. 3,121,000; 341 sq. mi. (883 sq. km.). Formerly (1948-90) divided into a western zone
antananarivo
a city in and the capital of Madagascar, in the central part. 650,000.
bissau
a seaport in and the capital of Guinea-Bissau, in the W part. 75,000.
skopje
a city in and the capital of Macedonia, in N part. 504,932.
vatican city
an independent state within the city of Rome, on the right bank of the Tiber. Established in 1929, it is ruled by the pope and includes St. Peter's Church and the Vatican, 1000; 109 acres (44 hectares).
chisinau
a city in and the capital of Moldavia (Moldova), in the central part. 503,000.
kuwait
a seaport in and the capital of this monarchy. 800,000.
sofia
a city in and the capital of Bulgaria, in the W part. 965,728.
lusaka
a city in and the capital of Zambia, in the S central part. 415,000.
sucre
a city in and the official capital of Bolivia, in the S part. 57,090.
moscow
a city in and the capital of the Russian Federation, in the W part: capital of the former Soviet Union. 8,967,000.
buenos aires
a seaport in and the capital of Argentina, in the E part, on the Río de la Plata. 9,927,404.
sanaa
a city in and the capital of the Republic of Yemen, in SW Arabia. 150,000.
brazzaville
a port in and the capital of the People's Republic of the Congo, in the S part, on the Congo (Zaire) River: former capital of French Equatorial Africa. 290,000.
tunis
a city in and the capital of Tunisia, in the NE part. 944,000.
banjul
a port in and the capital of The Gambia. 42,689.
manama
a city in and the capital of Bahrain, on N Bahrain island. 94,697.
quito
a city in and the capital of Ecuador, in the N part. 599,828; 9348 ft. (2849 m) above sea level.
amman
a city in and the capital of Jordan, in the W part. 615,000.
hanoi
a city in and the capital of Vietnam, in the N part, on the Songka River. 1,443,500.
tegucigalpa
a city in and the capital of Honduras, in the S part. 270,645.
edinburgh
a city in and the capital of Scotland, in the SE part: administrative center of the Lothian region. 470,085.
yaounde
a city in and the capital of Cameroon, in the SW part. 180,000.
saipan
an island in and the capital of the North Mariana Islands in the N Pacific, about 1350 mi. (2173 km) S of Japan: taken by U.S. forces June–July 1944. 14,000; 71 sq. mi. (184 sq. km).
harare
a city in and the capital of Zimbabwe, in the NE part. 675,000.
lome
a seaport in and the capital of Togo, on the Gulf of Guinea. 135,000.
lima
a city in and the capital of Peru, near the Pacific coast. 3,317,648.
freetown
a seaport in and the capital of Sierra Leone, in W Africa. 214,000.
luxembourg
a city in and the capital of this grand duchy. 78,400.
djibouti
a seaport in and the capital of this republic, in the SE part. 399,000.
jerusalem
a city in and the capital of Israel: an ancient holy city and a center of pilgrimage for Jews, Christians, and Muslims; divided between Israel and Jordan 1948–67; Jordanian sector annexed by Israel 1967; capital of Israel since 1950. 407,100.
kampala
a city in and the capital of Uganda, in the S part. 331,900.
amsterdam
a city in and the official capital of the Netherlands. 712,294.
tripoli
a seaport in and the capital of Libya, in the NW part. 551,477.
maseru
a town in and the capital of Lesotho, in the NW part. 29,000.
george town
a seaport in and the capital of Guyana, at the mouth of the Demerara. 182,000.
brasilia
a city in and the capital of Brazil, on the central plateau. 411,505.
pago pago
the chief harbor and town of American Samoa, on Tutuila island: naval station. 2491.
ouagadougou
a city in and the capital of Burkina Faso, in the central part. 124,779.
yerevan
a city in and the capital of Armenia, in the W part. 1,199,000.
gaborone
a town in and the capital of Botswana, in the SE part. 59,700.
basseterre
a seaport in and the capital of St. Kitts-Nevis, in the West Indies. 15,897.
ljubljana
a city in and the capital of Slovenia, in the central part. 305,211.
warsaw
a city in and the capital of Poland, in the E central part, on the Vistula River. 1,436,000.
charlotte amalie
a seaport in and the capital of the Virgin Islands, on St. Thomas. 12,372.
cairo
a city in and the capital of Egypt, in the N part on the E bank of the Nile. 5,517,000.
nairobi
a city in and the capital of Kenya, in the SW part. 650,000.
yamoussoukro
a city in and the capital of the Ivory Coast, in the S central part. 120,000.
san jose
a city in and the capital of Costa Rica, in the central part. 228,302.
santiago
a city in and the capital of Chile, in the central part. 1,759,087.
kathmandu
a city in and the capital of Nepal, in the central part. 150,000.
madrid
a city in and the capital of Spain, in the central part. 3,500,000.
kuala lumpur
a city in and the capital of Malaysia, in the SW Malay Peninsula. 937,875.
libreville
a port in and the capital of Gabon, in the W part, on the Gulf of Guinea. 60,000.
san juan
a seaport in and the capital of Puerto Rico, in the N part. 424,600.
n'djamena
a city in and the capital of Chad, in the SW part. 192,962.
guatemala city
a city in and the capital of this republic. 917,322.
port moresby
a seaport in and the capital of Papua New Guinea: important Allied base in World War II. 76,507.
port of spain
a seaport on NW Trinidad, in the SE West Indies: the national capital of Trinidad and Tobago. 67,867.
majuro
the capital island of the Marshall Islands. 25,400; 4 sq. mi. (10 sq. km).
bangkok
a seaport in and the capital of Thailand, in the S central part, on the Chao Phraya. 4,000,000.
copenhagen
a seaport in and the capital of Denmark, on the E coast of Zealand. 802,391; with suburbs, 1,380,204.
rabat
a seaport in and the capital of Morocco, in the NW part. 724,100.
tallinn
a seaport in and the capital of Estonia, on the Gulf of Finland. 499,800.
kabul
a city in and the capital of Afghanistan, in the NE part. 377,715.
vaduz
a city in and the capital of Liechtenstein, on the upper Rhine. 7500.
pristina
the capital city of Kosovo, S Serbia, Serbia and Montenegro: site of 1389 battle against Turks and center of modern Kosovar (Albanian) separatist movement. 165,800.
luanda
a seaport in and the capital of Angola, in SW Africa. 475,328.
maputo
a seaport in and the capital of Mozambique, on Delagoa Bay. 383,775.
bratislava
the capital of Slovakia, in the SW part, on the Danube River: a former capital of Hungary. 435,000.
dushanbe
a city in and the capital of Tadzhikistan, in the SW Russian Federation in Asia, SW of Tashkent. 493,000.
tashkent
a city in and the capital of Uzbekistan, in the NE part. 2,073,000.
paramaribo
a seaport in and the capital of Suriname, in NE South America. 150,000.
nouakchott
a city in and the capital of Mauritania, on the W coast. 130,000.
la paz
a city in and the administrative capital of Bolivia, in the W part; Sucre is the official capital. 660,700; ab. 12,000 ft. (3660 m) above sea level.
belfast
a seaport in and capital of Northern Ireland, on the E coast. 374,300.
dhaka
a city in and the capital of Bangladesh, in the central part. 2,365,695.
male
a city in and the capital of the Maldives. 17,000.
asuncion
a city in and the capital of Paraguay, in the S part. 400,000.
kiev
a city in and the capital of Ukraine, on the Dnieper River. 2,144,000.
accra
a seaport in and the capital of Ghana, on the Gulf of Guinea. 700,000.
dili
a city on NE Timor, in S Indonesia. 52,158.
port louis
a seaport in and the capital of Mauritius, in the Indian Ocean, E of Madagascar. 136,000.
suva
a seaport in and the capital of Fiji, on Viti Levu island. 96,000.
bogota
a city in and the capital of Colombia, in the central part. 2,855,065.
ottawa
a city in and the capital of Canada, in SE Ontario. 304,462.
windhoek
a city in and the capital of Namibia, in the central part. 62,000.
havana
a seaport in and the capital of Cuba, on the NW coast. 1,800,000.
dodoma
a city in and the capital of Tanzania, in the central part. 45,703.
muscat
a seaport in and the capital of Oman. 70,000.
belmopan
a seaport in and the main city of Belize. 50,000.
tbilisi
a city in and the capital of the Georgian Republic, in the SE part, on the Kura. 1,194,000.
bujumbura
a port in and the capital of Burundi, in the W part, on Lake Tanganyika. 160,000.
taipei
a city in and the capital of Taiwan, in the N part. 2,100,000.
pyongyang
a city in and the capital of North Korea, in the SW part. 1,500,000.
kigali
a town in and the capital of Rwanda, in the central part. 40,000.
mexico city
a city in and the capital of Mexico, in the central part. 8,906,000; ab. 7400 ft. (2255 m) above sea level.
san salvador
a city in and the capital of El Salvador. 368,313.
rome
a city in and the capital of Italy, in the central part, on the Tiber: ancient capital of the Roman Empire; site of Vatican City, seat of authority of the Roman Catholic Church. 2,600,000.
prague
a city in and the capital of the Czech Republic, in the W central part, on the Vltava: formerly capital of Czechoslovakia. 1,211,000.
baghdad
a city in and the capital of Iraq, in the central part, on the Tigris. 2,800,000.
tehran
a city in and the capital of Iran, in the N part: wartime conference of Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin 1943. 3,150,000.
vientiane
a city in and the capital of Laos, on the Mekong River, in the NW part. 176,637.
san marino
a town in and the capital of this republic. 4189.
andorra la vella
a republic in the E Pyrenees between France and Spain, under the joint suzerainty of France and the Spanish Bishop of Urgel. 74,839; 191 sq. mi. (495 sq. km).
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