Paris, London, Tokyo, Rome or Moscow. What do these cities have in common? We all know where they are and what countries they are capitals of. But have you ever heard of Ougadougou or Bandar Seri Begawan? Believe it or not, these strangely sounding cities are capitals as well. And there is a lot more of them in the world. Here is a list of 25 unique capitals that you have probably never heard of but really exist. Are you familiar with at least one of them? Well, congratulations if you are.
Majuro is the capital and largest city of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, an archipelago in the Pacific Ocean. Occupying an area of just 3.7 square miles, the city has a port, shopping district, hotels, university and an international airport.
With a population of roughly 1.5 million inhabitants, Tbilisi is the capital and the largest city of Georgia which is located at the crossroads of Western Asia and Eastern Europe. Tbilisi’s varied history is reflected in its architecture, which is a mix of medieval, classical, and Soviet structures.
Port of Spain
Port of Spain, is the capital of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. With a population of about 60,000, this city is an important financial service center for the Caribbean. It is a multicultural city that is home to African, Indian, French, English, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Venezuelan, Chinese and Syrian immigrants. The city´s architecture testifies to the diversity of cultures.
Extending over an area of 400 square miles in The Sahara Desert, Nouakchott is the capital and by far the largest city of Mauritania. The population is about 1 million which ranks Nouakchott among the most populous cities in Africa. However, many of its residents live in slums on the outskirts of the city.
With a population of over 500,000, Skopje is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Macedonia, Southeast Europe. The site of modern Skopje has been inhabited since at least 4000 BC. Remains of Neolithic settlements have been found within the Skopje Fortress which is also the most important landmark of the city.