Can You Name All of These Capitals of The Americas?

Olivia Cantor


Washington, DC, is the capital of the USA. DC is short for District of Columbia.


Buenos Aires is the site of the famed "Evita" musical. It's about Eva Peron of Argentina during her husband's political reign.


Lima is the capital of Peru. Spanish conquistadores established this city.


Ottawa is the city capital of Canada. It's located on the southern part of the province of Ontario.


Havana is synonymous with great Cuban cigars. The country's capital is also the birthplace of the mojito cocktail.


Port-au-Prince was devastated when Haiti was struck by natural disasters a few years back. But they're coping, and recovering well.

Puerto Rico

San Juan, Puerto Rico, was recently devastated by hurricanes. But its strong-willed mayor led the recovery efforts.


Contrary to popular belief, Brazil's capital is not Rio de Janeiro. It's actually Brasilia, and São Paulo is its largest city to date.


Nicaragua is a Central American country. Its capital is Managua.


Panama City is the largest city and also the capital of Panama. This Central American country had a great Pre-Columbian Period culture.


Bogota is the capital of Colombia. Writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez visited the place, but he is from Aracataca.


Quito is the capital of Ecuador, the country that touches the equator of the earth. They speak Spanish there.


Santiago, Chile is a home to great feminists in the country and the region. Pioneers of the movement were from here.


Guatemala City is the largest city in Guatemala. The South American country was once part of the seat of the ancient Maya civilization.


Kingston is the capital of Jamaica. Reggae music is unmistakably heard here, all the time.


Mexico City is perhaps the most populated city in Mexico and it has 16 boroughs!

Cayman Islands

Cayman Islands is actually a territory ruled by the UK. Its capital is George Town -- no relation to Washington.


Caracas, Venezuela has a longer official name. It's Santiago de León de Caracas.

El Salvador

San Salvador means "The Savior" in English. This very metropolitan capital of El Salvador is actually a big financial hub in Central America.

Dominican Republic

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic is where famed Dominican-American author Junot Diaz was born. His Pulitzer Prize-winning novel is entitled The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao and takes place in the capital city of his birth.


Tegulcigalpa is the capital of Honduras. The people call it "Teguz" for short.


Montevideo touches upon the famed Rio De La Plata, considered as the "widest river in the world" according to experts. It doesn't touch upon the capital of Uruguay exclusively, as it also runs through other South American countries like Argentina.


The business district of Nassau is the capital of the Bahamas. The country is actually a commonwealth.

Trinidad and Tobago

When in the Caribbean, Port of Spain is the capital city that they go to since it's an important financial district of the region. And business districts also have great nightlife spots!

Costa Rica

San José is considered as the biggest city in Costa Rica. It's one of the promising emerging cities in Latin America, and tourists are flocking in increasing numbers every year.


Bridgetown is the capital of Barbados. Did you know that Rihanna grew up here? Now you do!


Martinique is considered as a dependent state, not a sovereign state. That's why its capital of Fort-de-France reflects the country's name to which it answers.

US Virgin Islands

Charlotte Amalie was named after the queen consort of the early Denmark-Norway King, Charlotte Amalie of Hesse-Kassel. The Danish ruled these islands centuries ago.

Turks and Caicos Islands

The United Kingdom counts Turks and Caicos Islands as its dependent state. Its capital is Cockburn Town.


Bolivia counts both Sucre and La Paz as its capitals. The former is like its administrative capital recognized officially by its constitution, while the latter is somehow the more familiar capital to outsiders, plus the government is located here.


St. George's has a lot of spices sold in its markets. Its tropical weather is perfect for growing them, and it's another reason why Caribbean tourists are flocking here more lately.

Sint Maarten

Sint Maarten is under the rule of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Its capital is Philipsburg.


Asunción is the bustling capital of Paraguay. Its metropolitan area is called Gran Asunción by the locals.


Early French colonizers identified Georgetown as the capital of Guyana. It's nickname is "Garden City of the Caribbean."


Curaçao is another country that's a territory of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Willemstad is its capital.

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About This Quiz

We are all familiar with the modernly western vibe of North America, the eclectic and dynamic vibe of Central America, and of course, the diverse and mysterious appeal of South America. But can you pinpoint the names of the capital cities of these countries of the Americas? Try your hand at doing that with this fun quiz!

It's no wonder that the world knows much about North America. A lot of the world's current pop culture favorites come from this region of the world, thanks to Hollywood. But Central America and South America also have a lot to offer when you travel in their areas. And now, we see them a lot in many food and travel shows on television. Films have also celebrated some of these regions' areas, especially those that have very colorful cultures.

It's very entertaining to realize just how diverse the Americas are, in the first place. Just look at the languages used in the region and you'll get a glimpse of how versatile the people are in these places. Add that to their arts, their cuisine, and their lifestyles, and we're sure visitors would want to stay a bit longer when they visit.

So hop on in and visit, even if just a while, via this quiz of the capitals of the Americas. Let's go!

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