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