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Countries and Capitals

By February 11, 2006

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The capitals of the 192 countries of the world are often changing. Here's my updated listing of the countries of the world.


October 22, 2007 at 6:42 am
(1) jane duff says:

what about the capitols of Scotland and Wales

November 15, 2007 at 2:40 pm
(2) joecool says:

scotland and wales aren’t countries you dumbass. The only reason Ireland has a capital is because its northern Ireland, which is not part of the United Kingdom as Wales and Scotland are.

November 26, 2007 at 6:48 am
(3) Bryony says:

if it’s not a country then why does it have it’s own style of currency (scottish pounds) own language (welsh and gaelic) and capitals and why do they have differnet sporting teams to England? They are most certainly countries.

December 30, 2007 at 1:01 am
(4) bud says:

ireland has a capitol cuz its a country not cuz of northern island dumbass…..

January 27, 2008 at 9:08 pm
(5) sarah says:

I think you should check before calling people dumbasses when you yourself are incorrect. It really does make you look like one yourself. Northern Ireland belongs to England.

January 31, 2008 at 2:27 pm
(6) Andre says:

I noticed when I looked for the regions of Italy that Sardinia was not included. The last info I had on the subject is this. Has this changed? I would also like to know why you display a World Atlas and map site on your site that never has anything to offer?

February 27, 2008 at 2:44 pm
(7) jay joe says:

Great Britain is the term used for the island containing the contiguous nations¹ of England, Scotland and Wales. Great Britain is used to distinguish Britain from Brittania Minor, or Brittany, in France. The term “Great Britain” was officially used only after King James I (who was also James VI of Scotland) acceded to the throne of England and Wales in 1603, styling himself King of Great Britain, although legislative union between Scotland and England did not take place until 1707

England, Scotland and Wales together with the province of Northern Ireland, form the country officially known as “The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland” or simply the United Kingdom.

The United Kingdom came into being in 1801 following the Irish Union, although the greater part of Ireland gained independence in 1921 to form the Irish Republic (or Eire). The majority of the people in Northern Ireland have wished to remain part of the U.K., although a minority wish unification with the Irish Republic.

The term “England” is sometimes erroneously used by both natives of England (the English) and those outside our country to refer to the United Kingdom. Natives of the other constituent nations of the U.K. find such usage offensive, so it is best avoided! Although there is no adjective for the “United Kingdom” the term “British” is acceptable, although has to be used with care and sensitivity in Northern Ireland, where one section of the community would be happy being so-described, whereas the other would most definitely regard themselves as “Irish”.

So Joe there you are Wales Northern Ireland and Scotland are countries. so think before you speak and research and you will be a bit smarter the next time.

April 10, 2008 at 6:58 pm
(8) Croatian9Deuce says:

How can you call Northern Ireland a province and say that Scotland Whales and Northern Ireland make up the country of the United Kingdom, and then call each individual one a country. All three, along with England make up the United Kingdom. They have their own currency, language and so on because they are culturally and historically different. Just because they are all part of the same country doesn’t mean all parts are the same, or need to be.

August 6, 2008 at 10:57 am
(9) Rekha Gupta says:

My son is preparing for Geography book & is reading “the Geography Bee, complete [preparation handbook ,1st edition,publishhed in 2002).He found a few errors in 1001 questions. Here they are-
1. Question #846, It says that Great smoky mt NP is located in Ky & TN . Shouldn’t it be NC & TN?
2.Q# 109, Which state with a capital of Montpelier is located East of NH -VT or PA ? VT is located to the west of NH.
3.There is no mention of “East Timor”in the list of countries when you ‘ve said that East Timor gained independece from Indonesia in 2002.
Thank you.

August 6, 2008 at 11:35 am
(10) Rekha Gupta says:

DearMattRosenberg, French Guinea is not in your website of countries and there capitals.It was independent from France in 1958.If you can add it to your website of countries and thier capitals it would be very good. Thank you

August 6, 2008 at 11:38 am
(11) Rekha Gupta says:

french guniea gained independence in 1958.how come it is not on your website?

August 6, 2008 at 11:43 am
(12) Rekha Gupta says:

french guniea is independent.how come it is not ony your website contries and thier capitals?

August 14, 2008 at 9:27 am
(13) WeeScot says:

The capital of Scotlnad is Edinburgh and the Capital of Wales is Cardiff.

August 18, 2008 at 3:07 am
(14) ash says:

you know you guys gave mae the answer
for school homework

September 4, 2008 at 10:07 am
(15) Nadine says:

Scotland and Wales are countries you genius!!proves u know what you’re talking about!haha
this comment is to joe”not so”cool!haha

sorry for beeing rude im just a bit pissed off…please do excuse me=]

September 11, 2008 at 4:16 am
(16) Muhammad Furqan-ul-Haq--(foki) says:

Muhammad Furqan-ul-Haq–(foki)

pakistan is the greatest all over the world

October 23, 2008 at 11:26 pm
(17) the amazing calvin says:

what is ulan Bator the capital of?

November 7, 2008 at 12:40 am
(18) ashley says:

the capital of grenada is st.george (grenada is located in the caribbean)

December 25, 2008 at 10:19 am
(19) Tt says:

French Guinea is on the list as Guinea, because that’s its name…. Scotland and Wales are “countries,” but this is a list of sovereign nations (commonly called countries because most sovereign nations are countries and most countries are sovereign nations).

January 27, 2009 at 9:37 am
(20) irismdavies says:

Cardiff is Wales’s capital

February 9, 2009 at 5:26 pm
(21) wes says:

actually Guinea is a west African nation, but then again everyone does always forget about Africa.

March 18, 2009 at 11:28 am
(22) mariana says:

England, Wales, Scotland, Northern ireland make up the United Kingdom. This 4 countries can stand on their own but they unite to form the UK. They av their own language, culture and so on……………….

July 3, 2009 at 12:20 pm
(23) joecooliswrong says:

Dude joecool is completely wrong the capital of scotland is edinburgh and wales is cardiff
so there

September 30, 2009 at 6:54 pm
(24) Jeins says:

What about Curacao and Aruba
Curacao : willemstad
Aruba : Oranjestad

September 30, 2009 at 7:01 pm
(25) Jeins says:

and also Sint Maarten

Sint Maarten : Philipsburg

December 3, 2009 at 2:29 am
(26) Jamie says:

hey what`s the capital of Albania it`s Tirane

December 23, 2009 at 6:39 am
(27) Fangda Mei says:

Curacao, Aruba and Sint Maarten are not countries. They are administrative regions of the Netherlands and so are not on the list.

May 13, 2010 at 5:40 am
(28) Cath says:

Dare you to go to a Scottish or Welsh pub and declare that they aren’t countries in their own right, go on!

May 23, 2010 at 6:31 am
(29) hari says:

y nt england,scotland and wales are nt listed with capitals even though they do have their own currencies…….
just let me know plz……..

January 22, 2011 at 3:01 pm
(30) favour emeana says:

what is the capital of panama

March 29, 2011 at 8:51 am
(31) soma says:

panama city

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