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Memorizing list of the country’s capital is a tedious task. So most people memorize the important capitals of the world. But there are some country’s capital which confuses or tricks you in the examinations. So here I have listed out some important capitals of the world countries that are easy, that confuses you often, that have more than one capital. I also written some of the facts or notes which makes you to remember the capitals easier. Thus the list of tricky countries capital list are as follows

S.No Countries Capital Notes/Points to note for easy remembrance
1. Singapore Singapore Singapore is a small country expanded by land reclamation. Easy to remember.
2. Vatican City Vatican City Smallest Internationally recognized Independent state by area and population. Easy to remember.
3. Australia Canberra Largest Inland city is Canberra. Most of the cities you heard of are in the coastal area like Adelaide, Melbourne, Gold coast, Newcastle, Brisbane, Perth and Sydney. Canberra is a planned city after a settlement was made between rivals Sydney and Melbourne.
4. Canada Ottawa Toronto is the most populous city and hosts Toronto stock Exchange. Toronto headquarters 5 largest banks. So Toronto is the commercial capital of Canada, not the national capital.
5. Belize Belmopan The only country in Central American to have English also as National Language. Belize city is the largest city.
6. Brazil Brasilia Brasilia was planned and founded in 1960, to move the capital from Rio de Janeiro to a central location.
7. Burma/Myanmar Naypyitaw The capital was moved from Yangoon(Rangoon) to give a strategic position centrally to provide stability to other areas of the country.
8. China Bejing Not to be confused with Shanghai. As Shanghai is the world most populous city, global financial center and world’s busiest container port but not the capital of China.
9. El Salvador San Salvador En Salvador is the most populated district and also hosts most of the MNCs & Banks as its Head Quarters. It also has a World Trade Center.
10. Guatemala Guatemala City Not to be confused with Guantanamo detention camp, run by USA.
11. Guinea Conakry It is also called French Guineau. It was formerly a French colony.
12. Guineau-Bissau Bissau Easy to remember. Was formerly a Portuguese colony. It is also called Portuguese Guineau.
13. Equatorial Guineau Malabo Oyala is the planned city and future capital which is under construction. Equatorial Guineau was formerly a Spanish colony.
14. Equador Quito Quito lies near the Earth’s Equator line.
15. Ghana Accra Accra lies near the Earth’s Equator line.
16. Kazakhstan Astana Akmola was renamed as Astana. It was formed only in 1997 after moving the capital from Almaty. Astana is the second coldest capital in the world. First new capital of 21st century. Astana is a Kazak title meaning Capital.
17. Kuwait Kuwait City Easy to remember.
18. Luxembourg Luxembourg City Easy to remember.
19. Nauru Yaren Nauru is the world’s second least populated state next to Vatican City.
20. Panama Panama City Easy to remember.
21. San Marino San Marino Easy to remember.
22. South Africa Pretoria, Bloemfontein, Cape Town Has three capitals namely Capetown (Legislative), Pretoria (Executive) and Bloemfontein (Judicial). Pretoria is the de facto capital.
23. Sri Lanka Colombo, Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte Has two capitals namely Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte (Administrative) and Colombo (Commercial).
24. Switzerland Bern Bern is the de facto capital or Federal capital. Not to confuse with Zurich, Geneva and Basel.
25. Tunisia Tunis Easy to remember. Housed the Arab League (League of 22 Arab nations) HQ from 1979-1990 during Egypt’s peace with Israel. In 1970-2003 also housed Palestine Liberation Organisation as it was bombed by the Israeli Air Force.
26. United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi Not to be confused with Dubai, as it is the global hub for tourism, retail and finance. Dubai and Abu Dhabi are the only two emirates to have veto power over major matters in the UAE’s legislature.
27. Vietnam Hanoi Ho Chi Minh city is the largest city in Vietnam but not the capital.
28. United States of America Washington D.C Planned capital and selected by President George Washington. Not to be confused with New York city as it is the head quarters to United Nations, cultural and financial capital of the world. D.C stands for District of Columbia.