Quiz: Can you match the South American country to its capital?
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Can you match the South American country to its capital?
By: Bambi Turner
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About This Quiz

Perhaps more than any other continent on Earth, South America is truly a hodge-podge of cultures. Centuries of colonization brought a decidedly European flavor to a land already rich in native culture and history. Take our quiz to see if you can match the South American country to its capital city!

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The capital of Brazil is not Rio, surprisingly. Which of these cities is actually the capital of this super-sized South American nation?
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This country in the northern part of South America, whose capital is Georgetown, is the only nation on the continent where English is the official language.
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The name of this Argentinian capital means "fair winds."
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One third of Peru's entire population lives in the metro area of this capital city.
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This country's capital city of Bogota was founded way back in the 16th century by Spanish conquistadors.
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Venezuela sits on the northern edge of South America. What is its capital city?
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This archipelago off the southeast coast of South America has its administrative and government hub in the capital city of Stanley.
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Which island nation has Oranjestad as its capital city?
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What South American country's capital city is divided along one of the world's most famous canals?
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This island nation off the northern coast of South America claims Bridgetown as its capital and largest city.
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La Paz is a major center of government in this South American country, but the actual capital city is Sucre.
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Which of these cities is both the capital of Ecuador and the highest capital city in the world?
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This capital city of Paraguay is named after an important day for Catholics.
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The name of this Suriname capital city means "large river inhabitants."
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Montevideo is the capital city of this country and also the southernmost capital city in the Americas.
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Which of these spicy cities serves as the capital of French Guiana?
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The British territory of South Georgia and the Sandwich Islands sits way off the southeast coast of South America. What is its capital city?
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The capital city of the island nation of Trinidad and Tobago is called Port of...
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Which island nation off the northern coast of South America calls St. George's its capital city?
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Sandwiched between Mexico and Honduras, this country's capital is the most populous in Central America.
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This capital of Chile offers views of the Andes from almost every point in the city.
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What is the capital of the island nation of Dominica?
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Belize City served as the capital of Belize until this city was built as a replacement in the 1960s.
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Located north of Nicaragua, El Salvador maintains much of the central government at this capital city.
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What country's capital city is Tegucigalpa?
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Which island, located north of Venezuela, maintains its capital city at Fort-de-France?
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The name of this St. Lucia capital means "safe harbor."
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San Jose is the capital of this Central American country, which sits between Panama and Nicaragua.
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Willemstad, capital of this tiny island nation, was established way back in 1634.
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Managua, the capital of this country, means "near the water."
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