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Shocking: Popular Cities That Are Not Capitals Of Their Countries. by davodyguy: 1:30pm On Nov 19, 2018
Believe it or not, this thread would shock a lot of people as i was shocked.

There are some cities that are very popular in some countries that we think they're the national capitals, whereas they're not.

Lets Start.

1. Dubai: Dubai is not a country as many people might believe. You hear people say "I'm going to Dubai'.
Dubai is a city in a country called UAE (United Arab Emirates) The capital of UAE is not Dubai, rather it is Abu Dhabi
Dubai is the largest city not a country or capital.

2. Johannesburg: Nigeria played South Africa last Saturday and i'm sure a lot of Nigerians would think Johannesburg is the capital.
Interestingly, South Africa has three capital cities, none of which are "Jo'Burg". Divided by branch of government, the capitals are: capital of the judiciary is Bloemfontein, capital of the administrative branch is Pretoria with Cape Town acting as the country's legislative capital.

3. Sydney: Since the Olympics in year 2000 (Sydney 2000) A lot of people think Sydney is the capital of Australia. It is not. Iconic though its harbor and opera house may be, it doesn't get star billing. Canberra, which is just a few years away from its centennial celebration, is actually capital of the land. It is not Melbourne, Perth and Adelaide.

4. Munich/Frankfurt: Many Nigerians would know Munich and Bayern Munich or 1860 Munich, likewise Frankfurt when JJ Okocha played in Germany. Well the Capital of Germany is Berlin.

5. Istanbul, Turkey: It may have served as capital to ancient Romans and Ottomans, but that designation is long gone for Istanbul. Ankara, a city that is perhaps most famous for its angora-producing goats, is the capital. Ankara is not the same as Aso Ebi ooo grin Many people might think the capital is 'Galatasaray' or Fenerbahçe

6. Switzerland: This country serves as HQ for many world Organizations like the UN, UNESCO etc. The capital is not Geneva, Neither this nor Zurich serve as this precise country's capital. The picturesque, tranquil, UNESCO-recognized town of Bern holds this honor. Roger Federer is from Basle, but not the capital.

7. Brazil: How many of you think the capital of Brazil is Rio? It's fun, exciting and has something for everyone, but that still doesn't make it Brazil's capital. While the city famous for the carnival used to be the capital, Brasilia now takes that position, not even São Paulo

8. Casablanca: Football fans are familiar with Raja Casablanca and tourists are familiar with Fez or Marrakesh. Not only is Casablanca not the capital of Morocco, neither are the other two top contenders, Fez or Marrakesh. Peaceful and culture-rich Rabat serves as this North African country's capital.

9. USA: In Trump's America, the Capital is not Las Vegas, California, Chicago, Florida or New York City. It is Washington DC

10. Spain: Many may think it is Barcelona, since Lionel Messi plays there. Capital is actually Madrid.

11. Côte d'Ivoire: In drogba's country, the capital is not Abidjan. It is Yamoussoukro

12. Italy: Capital is Rome not Milan or Juventus lol

13. Nigeria: Capital is Abuja not Lagos or Aba grin grin

14. State of Palestine: Capital is actually East Jerusalem and not Gaza City

You can read more on https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_national_capital,_largest_and_second-largest_cities

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Re: Shocking: Popular Cities That Are Not Capitals Of Their Countries. by Ikpewe(m): 1:36pm On Nov 19, 2018
INTERESTING

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Re: Shocking: Popular Cities That Are Not Capitals Of Their Countries. by beeblack: 1:49pm On Nov 19, 2018
Noted.
What really surprises me is how Dubai is more popular than the country itself, just like Abba to Abia

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Re: Shocking: Popular Cities That Are Not Capitals Of Their Countries. by davodyguy: 1:59pm On Nov 19, 2018
beeblack:
Noted.
What really surprises me is how Dubai is more popular than the country itself, just like Abba to Abia
That's really surprising, thanks to Nigerians

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Re: Shocking: Popular Cities That Are Not Capitals Of Their Countries. by decatalyst(m): 2:01pm On Nov 19, 2018
Informative and funny at the same time.




The capital of IPOB nko? Mad OP grin grin grin

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Re: Shocking: Popular Cities That Are Not Capitals Of Their Countries. by davodyguy: 2:07pm On Nov 19, 2018
decatalyst:
Informative and funny at the same time.




The capital of IPOB nko? Mad OP grin grin grin
That should be in Jerusalem. it used to be in Aba, until recently grin grin grin grin grin

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Re: Shocking: Popular Cities That Are Not Capitals Of Their Countries. by davodyguy: 7:22pm On Nov 19, 2018
Ikpewe:
INTERESTING
It is.

Johannesburg was the most surprising for me due to it's popularity and Istanbul too.
Lalasticlala what do you think?

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Re: Shocking: Popular Cities That Are Not Capitals Of Their Countries. by folake4u(f): 8:09am On Nov 20, 2018
Informative thread.


Frontpage worthy!
shocked.
I'm actually surprised that Geneva is not the capital of Switzerland after all these years in secondary school.

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Re: Shocking: Popular Cities That Are Not Capitals Of Their Countries. by davodyguy: 8:33am On Nov 20, 2018
folake4u:
Informative thread.


Frontpage worthy!
shocked.
I'm actually surprised that Geneva is not the capital of Switzerland after all these years in secondary school.
It is really surprising and I'm sure it would be to millions of Nigerians.

Up till last Saturday, I thought Johannesburg was the capital of South Africa

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Re: Shocking: Popular Cities That Are Not Capitals Of Their Countries. by folake4u(f): 8:36am On Nov 20, 2018
davodyguy:

It is really surprising and I'm sure it would be to millions of Nigerians.

Up till last Saturday, I thought Johannesburg was the capital of South Africa


Yeah I guess so too.

Nah I always knew it was Pretoria cheesy.

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Re: Shocking: Popular Cities That Are Not Capitals Of Their Countries. by Funnyman: 10:02am On Nov 20, 2018
What about Canada, Ottawa is the capital but Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver are more popular.

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Re: Shocking: Popular Cities That Are Not Capitals Of Their Countries. by davodyguy: 10:07am On Nov 20, 2018
Funnyman:
What about Canada, Ottawa is the capital but Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver are more popular.
A lot of people would think it's Toronto due to it's popularity

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Re: Shocking: Popular Cities That Are Not Capitals Of Their Countries. by Pamtoye(m): 11:14am On Nov 20, 2018
@ op...Yamoussoukro ain't cote d'voirs capital city.... it's Abidjan..Yamoussoukro was former capital and also Rio d jainero is Brazil's capital city.. Brasilia was former capital...

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Re: Shocking: Popular Cities That Are Not Capitals Of Their Countries. by davodyguy: 11:36am On Nov 20, 2018
Pamtoye:
@ op...Yamoussoukro ain't cote d'voirs capital city.... it's Abidjan..Yamoussoukro was former capital and also Rio d jainero is Brazil's capital city.. Brasilia was former capital...
The essence of this thread is to educate people and shock them as well. I'm happy you're going to be educated today on the capital of Brazil. Rio is very popular and some of the great people in Brazilian history are from Rio. This is just like Lagos that's a country within NIGERIA. Whereas, Lagos is so popular, but not the capital of NIGERIA

Wonderingd to do something for the supermods to move to home page.

See the attached image for another shock

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Re: Shocking: Popular Cities That Are Not Capitals Of Their Countries. by davodyguy: 11:42am On Nov 20, 2018
Pamtoye:
@ op...Yamoussoukro ain't cote d'voirs capital city.... it's Abidjan..Yamoussoukro was former capital and also Rio d jainero is Brazil's capital city.. Brasilia was former capital...
Abidjan is also very popular, but not the capital. Like Frankfurt and Munich in Germany, Abidjan is not the capital of Ivory Coast. It is Yamoussoukro.

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Re: Shocking: Popular Cities That Are Not Capitals Of Their Countries. by Funnyman: 11:59am On Nov 20, 2018
Pamtoye:
@ op...Yamoussoukro ain't cote d'voirs capital city.... it's Abidjan..Yamoussoukro was former capital and also Rio d jainero is Brazil's capital city.. Brasilia was former capital...
Bros the Op is correct, you can check anywhere you want. The capital of Brazil is Brasilia and the capital of Cote Divoire is Youmassokro

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Re: Shocking: Popular Cities That Are Not Capitals Of Their Countries. by peter1994(m): 6:03pm On Nov 20, 2018
Correction please..

The capital of USA is Washington DC and not Washington, as Washington is the name of another State in the US

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Re: Shocking: Popular Cities That Are Not Capitals Of Their Countries. by chukxie(m): 2:40am On Nov 21, 2018
I would've sworn Abidjan was the capital of Cote d' Ivoire. Thanks for sharing this informative piece.

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Re: Shocking: Popular Cities That Are Not Capitals Of Their Countries. by davodyguy: 9:59am On Nov 22, 2018
What is the capital of Canada ?
It moved to Quebec City from 1852 to 1856, then Toronto for one year (1858) before returning to Quebec City from 1859 to 1866. In 1857, Queen Victoria chose Ottawa as the permanent capital of the Province of Canada, initiating construction of Canada's first parliament buildings, on Parliament Hill.

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Re: Shocking: Popular Cities That Are Not Capitals Of Their Countries. by Melodriod(m): 11:33am On Nov 22, 2018
Wow..this is interesting, never saw Dubai coming. Also didnt know SA got 3 capitals

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Re: Shocking: Popular Cities That Are Not Capitals Of Their Countries. by Runalong333(m): 11:50am On Nov 22, 2018
Melodriod:
Wow..this is interesting, never saw Dubai coming. Also didnt know SA got 3 capitals

This also surprised me when I arrived in south Africa, I always thought Jozi was the capital grin.
Re: Shocking: Popular Cities That Are Not Capitals Of Their Countries. by davodyguy: 12:06pm On Nov 22, 2018
Melodriod:
Wow..this is interesting, never saw Dubai coming. Also didnt know SA got 3 capitals

I can bet that more than 20 million Nigerians, especially those fake 'slay queens' that form a lot and haven't been to the airport before would tell you Dubai is a country grin grin


People who are not Nigerians also think Dubai is a country. See the link below
Mynd44 Disguy Mukina2

Is Dubai a country or a city?

The primary answer to this question is Dubai is NOT a Country, but is an Emirate. Dubai is just a part of the United Arab Emirates and it is the most populated emirate in UAE.

There are Seven Emirates in the UAE. They are;

1. Abu Dhabi (Capital of UAE)

2. Dubai

3. Sharjah

4. Ajman

5. Ras Al Khaimah

6. Fujairah

7. Umm Al Quwain

Note that Abu Dhabi is the capital of the United Arab Emirates and it is NOT Dubai.

All the Emirates have their respective rulers. The rulers of these emirates elect the ruler of Abu Dhabi as the President of UAE and the ruler of Dubai as the Prime Minister of UAE.

https://www.quora.com/Is-Dubai-a-country-or-a-city


[img]http://whatson.ae/dubai/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/DUBAi-13.jpg[/img]

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Re: Shocking: Popular Cities That Are Not Capitals Of Their Countries. by Raalsalghul: 7:39pm On Nov 22, 2018
Lalasticala help ministry abeg.

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Re: Shocking: Popular Cities That Are Not Capitals Of Their Countries. by landmark86: 9:09pm On Nov 23, 2018
The same way many foreigners think Abuja is the capital of Nigeria not knowing it is Lagos.
Lagos is money making State while Abuja is money looting city.
I rep LAGOS
Eko onibaje

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Re: Shocking: Popular Cities That Are Not Capitals Of Their Countries. by OkoyeA1(m): 9:09pm On Nov 23, 2018
grin
Re: Shocking: Popular Cities That Are Not Capitals Of Their Countries. by PennywysCares(m): 9:10pm On Nov 23, 2018
OP teach them sha but me I don know all dis ting, abi u tink say I no go school
Re: Shocking: Popular Cities That Are Not Capitals Of Their Countries. by gungab(m): 9:10pm On Nov 23, 2018
Good to know

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Re: Shocking: Popular Cities That Are Not Capitals Of Their Countries. by GentleMoney: 9:10pm On Nov 23, 2018
Hm..
Re: Shocking: Popular Cities That Are Not Capitals Of Their Countries. by Ndipe(m): 9:11pm On Nov 23, 2018
Chicago is not the capital of Illinois.

Manhattan isnt the capital of New York

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Re: Shocking: Popular Cities That Are Not Capitals Of Their Countries. by vioment: 9:12pm On Nov 23, 2018
Cote d ivore shock me.

As for america, many people know the capital.


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Re: Shocking: Popular Cities That Are Not Capitals Of Their Countries. by success1smyn(m): 9:12pm On Nov 23, 2018
Quite educative

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Re: Shocking: Popular Cities That Are Not Capitals Of Their Countries. by PrincessB1(f): 9:12pm On Nov 23, 2018
This is informative

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