Capitals of Every Independent Country

The 196 Capital Cities of the World

Eiffel Tower and Paris skyline at night
The Eiffel Tower and Paris skyline at night. Pawel Libera/Photolibrary/Getty Images

As of 2017, there are 196 nations officially recognized as independent countries in the world, each with its own capital city. 

There are, however, a significant number of countries that have multiple capital cities. Where that occurs, the additional capital cities are listed as well.

"My World Atlas" provides maps and geographic information about every country and many non-countries on the planet. Follow the linked country name for maps and geographical information about each of the 196 countries in the world.

196 Countries and their Capitals

Check out this alphabetical list of every independent nation (as of 2017) and its capital:

  1. Afghanistan - Kabul
  2. Albania - Tirana
  3. Algeria - Algiers
  4. Andorra - Andorra la Vella
  5. Angola - Luanda
  6. Antigua and Barbuda - Saint John's
  7. Argentina - Buenos Aires
  8. Armenia - Yerevan
  9. Australia - Canberra
  10. Austria - Vienna
  11. Azerbaijan - Baku
  12. The Bahamas - Nassau
  13. Bahrain - Manama
  14. Bangladesh - Dhaka
  15. Barbados - Bridgetown
  16. Belarus - Minsk
  17. Belgium - Brussels
  18. Belize - Belmopan
  19. Benin - Porto-Novo
  20. Bhutan - Thimphu
  21. Bolivia - La Paz (administrative); Sucre (judicial)
  22. Bosnia and Herzegovina - Sarajevo
  23. Botswana - Gaborone
  24. Brazil - Brasilia
  25. Brunei - Bandar Seri Begawan
  26. Bulgaria - Sofia
  27. Burkina Faso - Ouagadougou
  28. Burundi - Bujumbura
  29. Cambodia - Phnom Penh
  30. Cameroon - Yaounde
  31. Canada - Ottawa
  32. Cape Verde - Praia
  33. Central African Republic - Bangui
  34. Chad - N'Djamena
  35. Chile - Santiago
  36. China - Beijing
  37. Colombia - Bogota
  38. Comoros - Moroni
  39. Congo, Republic of the - Brazzaville
  40. Congo, Democratic Republic of the - Kinshasa
  41. Costa Rica - San Jose
  42. Cote d'Ivoire - Yamoussoukro (official); Abidjan (de facto)
  43. Croatia - Zagreb
  44. Cuba - Havana
  45. Cyprus - Nicosia
  46. Czech Republic - Prague
  1. Denmark - Copenhagen
  2. Djibouti - Djibouti
  3. Dominica - Roseau
  4. Dominican Republic - Santo Domingo
  5. East Timor (Timor-Leste) - Dili
  6. Ecuador - Quito
  7. Egypt - Cairo
  8. El Salvador - San Salvador
  9. Equatorial Guinea - Malabo
  10. Eritrea - Asmara
  11. Estonia - Tallinn
  12. Ethiopia - Addis Ababa
  13. Fiji - Suva
  14. Finland - Helsinki
  15. France - Paris
  16. Gabon - Libreville
  17. The Gambia - Banjul
  18. Georgia - Tbilisi
  19. Germany - Berlin
  20. Ghana - Accra
  21. Greece - Athens
  22. Grenada - Saint George's
  23. Guatemala - Guatemala City
  24. Guinea - Conakry
  25. Guinea-Bissau - Bissau
  26. Guyana - Georgetown
  27. Haiti - Port-au-Prince
  28. Honduras - Tegucigalpa
  29. Hungary - Budapest
  30. Iceland - Reykjavik
  31. India - New Delhi
  32. Indonesia - Jakarta
  33. Iran - Tehran
  34. Iraq - Baghdad
  35. Ireland - Dublin
  36. Israel - Jerusalem*
  37. Italy - Rome
  38. Jamaica - Kingston
  39. Japan - Tokyo
  40. Jordan - Amman
  41. Kazakhstan - Astana
  42. Kenya - Nairobi
  43. Kiribati - Tarawa Atoll
  44. Korea, North - Pyongyang
  45. Korea, South - Seoul
  46. Kosovo - Pristina
  47. Kuwait - Kuwait City
  48. Kyrgyzstan - Bishkek
  49. Laos - Vientiane
  50. Latvia - Riga
  51. Lebanon - Beirut
  52. Lesotho - Maseru
  53. Liberia - Monrovia
  54. Libya - Tripoli
  55. Liechtenstein - Vaduz
  1. Lithuania - Vilnius
  2. Luxembourg - Luxembourg
  3. Macedonia - Skopje
  4. Madagascar - Antananarivo
  5. Malawi - Lilongwe
  6. Malaysia - Kuala Lumpur
  7. Maldives - Male
  8. Mali - Bamako
  9. Malta - Valletta
  10. Marshall Islands - Majuro
  11. Mauritania - Nouakchott
  12. Mauritius - Port Louis
  13. Mexico - Mexico City
  14. Micronesia, Federated States of - Palikir
  15. Moldova - Chisinau
  16. Monaco - Monaco
  17. Mongolia - Ulaanbaatar
  18. Montenegro - Podgorica
  19. Morocco - Rabat
  20. Mozambique - Maputo
  21. Myanmar (Burma) - Rangoon (Yangon); Naypyidaw or Nay Pyi Taw (administrative)
  22. Namibia - Windhoek
  23. Nauru - no official capital; government offices in Yaren District
  24. Nepal - Kathmandu
  25. Netherlands - Amsterdam; The Hague (seat of government)
  26. New Zealand - Wellington
  27. Nicaragua - Managua
  28. Niger - Niamey
  29. Nigeria - Abuja
  30. Norway - Oslo
  31. Oman - Muscat
  32. Pakistan - Islamabad
  33. Palau - Melekeok
  34. Panama - Panama City
  35. Papua New Guinea - Port Moresby
  36. Paraguay - Asuncion
  37. Peru - Lima
  38. Philippines - Manila
  39. Poland - Warsaw
  40. Portugal - Lisbon
  41. Qatar - Doha
  42. Romania - Bucharest
  43. Russia - Moscow
  44. Rwanda - Kigali
  45. Saint Kitts and Nevis - Basseterre
  1. Saint Lucia - Castries
  2. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - Kingstown
  3. Samoa - Apia
  4. San Marino - San Marino
  5. Sao Tome and Principe - Sao Tome
  6. Saudi Arabia - Riyadh
  7. Senegal - Dakar
  8. Serbia - Belgrade
  9. Seychelles - Victoria
  10. Sierra Leone - Freetown
  11. Singapore - Singapore
  12. Slovakia - Bratislava
  13. Slovenia - Ljubljana
  14. Solomon Islands - Honiara
  15. Somalia - Mogadishu
  16. South Africa - Pretoria (administrative); Cape Town (legislative); Bloemfontein (judiciary)
  17. South Sudan - Juba 
  18. Spain - Madrid
  19. Sri Lanka - Colombo; Sri Jayewardenepura Kotte (legislative)
  20. Sudan - Khartoum
  21. Suriname - Paramaribo
  22. Swaziland - Mbabane
  23. Sweden - Stockholm
  24. Switzerland - Bern
  25. Syria - Damascus
  26. Taiwan - Taipei
  27. Tajikistan - Dushanbe
  28. Tanzania - Dar es Salaam; Dodoma (legislative)
  29. Thailand - Bangkok
  30. Togo - Lome
  31. Tonga - Nuku'alofa
  32. Trinidad and Tobago - Port-of-Spain
  33. Tunisia - Tunis
  34. Turkey - Ankara
  35. Turkmenistan - Ashgabat
  36. Tuvalu - Vaiaku village, Funafuti province
  37. Uganda - Kampala
  38. Ukraine - Kyiv
  39. United Arab Emirates - Abu Dhabi
  40. United Kingdom - London
  41. United States of America - Washington D.C.
  1. Uruguay - Montevideo
  2. Uzbekistan - Tashkent
  3. Vanuatu - Port-Vila
  4. Vatican City (Holy See) - Vatican City
  5. Venezuela - Caracas
  6. Vietnam - Hanoi
  7. Yemen - Sanaa
  8. Zambia - Lusaka
  9. Zimbabwe - Harare

An important to note is that the executive, judicial and legislative branches of the State of Israel are all located in Jerusalem, making it the capital; nonetheless, all countries maintain their embassies in Tel Aviv.

While the listing above is an authoritative listing of the independent countries of the world, it is important to note that there are also more than sixty territories, colonies, and dependencies of independent countries, which often have their own capital cities as well.