List of 13 countries with multiple capitals

Capital is the municipality exercising primary status in a country, state, province or other administrative region, usually as its seat of government. A capital is typically a city that physically encompasses the offices and meeting places of its respective government; the status as capital is often designated by its law or constitution. Although most of the country has only one capital, but there are some countries with two or more capitals. In this article we are giving details of countries with two or more capitals.
Created On: Jun 29, 2017 15:53 IST

Capital is the municipality exercising primary status in a country, state, province or other administrative region, usually as its seat of government. A capital is typically a city that physically encompasses the offices and meeting places of its respective government; the status as capital is often designated by its law or constitution. Although most of the country has only one capital, but there are some countries with two or more capitals. In this article we are giving details of countries with two or more capitals.

1. South Africa

Capital: Pretoria, Cape Town and Bloemfontein

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South Africa is a republican country located in the southern part of the African continent. Its border touches Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe in the north and Mozambique and Swaziland in the northeast. The Administrative and Executive Capital of South Africa is Pretoria, the Legislative Capital is Cape Town and the Judicial Capital is Bloemfontein.

2. Sri Lanka

Capital: Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte and Colombo

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Sri Lanka is a small island situated in the Indian Ocean. Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte is the Administrative Capital of Sri Lanka, while the Commercial and Judicial Capital is Colombo.

3. Benin

Capital: Porto-Novo and Cotonou

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Benin is a small republican country located in Western Africa. Its border touches Togo in the west, Niger in the east and Burkina Faso and Niger in the north, while its small coastline touches the Gulf of Benin in the south. Benin's Official Capital is Porto-Novo, while the Judicial Capital is Cotonou.

4. Bolivia

Capital: Sucre and La Paz

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Located in the central part of the South American continent, Bolivia is covered with the rainforests of the Andes Mountains, the Atacama desert and the Amazon valley. Its border touches Peru and Chile in the west, Brazil in the north and east and Argentina and Paraguay in the south. Sucre is the Official or Constitutional Capital of Bolivia, while Executive and Legislative Capital is La Paz.

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5. Chile

Capital: Santiago and Valparaiso

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Located in the western coastal part of the South American continent, Chile is one of the few countries of South America, which border doesn't touches with Brazil. Its border touches Peru in the north, Bolivia in the north-east, Argentina in the east and Drake Passage in the far south. Santiago is the Official, Executive and Judicial capital of Chile, while the Legislative Capital is Valparaiso.

6. Côte d'Ivoire

Capital: Yamoussoukro and Abidjan

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Côte d'Ivoire is a democratic country situated in West Africa. Its border touches Liberia and Guinea in the west, Mali and Burkina Faso in the north, Ghana in the east and the Gulf of Guinea in the south. Its Official Capital is Yamoussoukro, while the Executive Capital is Abidjan.

7. Georgia

Capital: Tbilisi and Kutaisi

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Georgia is a republican country situated in Eastern Europe continent. Till 1991, it was one of the 15 republics of the socialist Soviet Union. Its border touches Russia in the north, Azerbaijan in the east and Armenia and Turkey in the south. Its Official Capital is Tbilisi, while the Legislative Capital is Kutaisi.

8. Malaysia

Capital: Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya

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Malaysia is a tropical country located in Southeast Asia. It is divided into two parts by South China Sea. Malacca Strait is situated on the west coast of the main land of Malay Peninsula, while the South China Sea is situated on its east coast. Located on the Malay Peninsula, Kuala Lumpur is the Official Capital of Malaysia, while Putrajaya is the Administrative Capital.

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9. Montenegro

Capital: Podgorica and Cetinje

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Montenegro is a Balkan country with Boisterous Mountains, Medieval villages and the Adriatic coastline. Its border touches Bosnia and Herzegovina in the north, Serbia and Kosovo in the east, Albania in the south and the Adriatic Sea in the west. Its Official Capital is Podgorica, while Cetinje is the ancient Royal Capital.

10. Netherlands

Capital: Amsterdam and The Hague

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Netherlands is a major country of the European continent. Its border touches North Sea in the north and west, Belgium in the south and Germany in the east. The Official Capital of the Netherlands is Amsterdam, while The Hague is Administrative Capital.

11. Swaziland

Capital: Mbabane and Lobamba

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Swaziland is a small country located in the southern part of the African continent. Its border touches South Africa in the north, west and south and Mozambique in the east. Mbabane is the Administrative Capital of Swaziland, while Lobamba is the Legislative and Royal Capital.

12. Yemen

Capital: Sana and Aden

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Yemen is a small country located in central Asia. Its border touches Saudi Arabia in the north, Red Sea in the west, Gulf of Aden in the south and Oman in the east. Sana, the Official Capital of Yemen, is occupied by an organization named Houthis, while Aden is the Executive Capital.

13. Tanzania

Capital: Dodoma and Dar es Salaam

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Tanzania is an East African country known for its large forest area. Its boundaries are touches Uganda and Kenya in the north, the Congo, Rwanda and Burundi in the west, Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique in the south and the Indian Ocean in the east. Dodoma is the Official and Legislative Capital of Tanzania, while Dar es Salaam is the Judicial Capital.

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