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  • As this new infographic reveals, we often mistake a country’s capital for its most famed city 
  • Rio de Janeiro is probably the best-known city in Brazil, but its capital is actually Brasilia
  • Marakesh may be Morocco’s most popular holiday destination, but Rabat is its official capital

Annabel Fenwick Elliott for MailOnline

Most of us haven’t been tested on our capital cities since doing geography at school.

So it’s unsurprising, perhaps, that they are commonly muddled up. 

It’s fairly standard – unless you’re a native, of course – for Sydney to be thought of as Australia’s capital, when in fact it’s Canberra.

We often mistake a country’s capital for its most famed city. Rio de Janeiro is probably the best-known city in Brazil, but its capital is actually Brasilia. Switzerland’s capital is Bern, not Geneva. 

And Marrakesh may be Morocco’s most popular holiday destination, but Rabat is its official capital. 

Read on for Citybase’s new infographic and brush up on ten of the world’s most commonly confused capitals.

 

 

 

Pub quiz material: This new infographic presents some of the world's most commonly confused capitals

Pub quiz material: This new infographic presents some of the world's most commonly confused capitals

Marrakesh may be Morocco's most popular holiday destination, but Rabat is its official capital

Marrakesh may be Morocco's most popular holiday destination, but Rabat is its official capital

Pub quiz material: This new infographic presents some of the world’s most commonly confused capitals

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