List of capital cities by altitude

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This is a list of national capitals ranked by altitude. The altitude of the cities affects the people and buildings of the place. In many cases, the cold climate in winter means a particular style of house with heating and a different lifestyle is needed to fit to the weather.

The first country in this list, Bolivia, is a country with many capitals - Sucre (constitutional capital) and La Paz (seat of government). If we consider La Paz as the national capital, then Bolivia will be ranked as number 1 in the List, but if you consider Sucre, then the capital of Ecuador - Quito - will be the highest national capital.

La Paz, Bolivia
Quito, Ecuador
Thimphu, Bhutan
Bogotá, Colombia
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Country Capital Height (m)
 Bolivia La Paz (and Sucre) 3640 (and 2750)
 Ecuador Quito 2850
 Bhutan Thimphu 2648
 Colombia Bogota 2625
 Ethiopia Addis Ababa 2355
 Eritrea Asmara 2325
 Yemen Sana'a 2250
 Mexico Mexico City 2240
 Kenya Nairobi 1795
 Afghanistan Kabul 1790
 Namibia Windhoek 1721
 Lesotho Maseru 1673
 Rwanda Kigali 1567
 Guatemala Guatemala 1529
 Zimbabwe Harare 1480
 Andorra Andorra la Vella 1409
 Nepal Kathmandu 1298
 Madagascar Antananarivo 1288
 Mongolia Ulan Bator 1284
 South Africa Pretoria 1271
 Zambia Lusaka 1270
 Swaziland Mbabane 1243
 Uganda Kampala 1202
 Tanzania Dodoma 1148
 Costa Rica San Jose 1146
 Iran Teheran 1138
 Brazil Brasilia 1079
 Armenia Yerevan 1032
 Malawi Lilongwe 1024
 Botswana Gaborone 1014
 Honduras Tegucigalpa 980
 Turkey Ankara 938
 Venezuela Caracas 909
 Burundi Bujumbura 794
 Tajikistan Dushanbe 789
 Nigeria Abuja 777
 Kyrgyzstan Bishkek 771
 Jordan Amman 759
 Cameroon Yaoundé 726
 Syria Damascus 691
 El Salvador San Salvador 658
 Saudi Arabia Riyadh 624
 Australia Canberra 605
 Liechtenstein Vaduz 601
 Bulgaria Sofia 591
 Spain Madrid 588
 Israel Jerusalem 580
 Bosnia and Herzegovina Sarajevo 577
 Chile Santiago 521
 Switzerland Bern 513
 Pakistan Islamabad 507
 Uzbekistan Tashkent 459
 Georgia Tbilisi 451
 Sudan Khartoum 377
 Central African Republic Bangui 369
 Mali Bamako 349
 Kazakhstan Astana 338
 San Marino San Marino 328
 Burkina Faso Ouagadougou 305
 Chad N'Djamena 298
 Slovenia Ljubljana 281
 Luxembourg Luxembourg 273
 Czech Republic Prague 244
 Macedonia Skopje 243
 Democratic Republic of the Congo Kinshasa 240
 Cote d'Ivoire Yamoussoukro 217
 Turkmenistan Asgabat 215
 India New Delhi 210
 Niger Niamey 207
 Micronesia, Federated States of Palikir 207
 Saint Lucia Castries 204
 Belarus Minsk 198
 Austria Vienna 170
 Ukraine Kiev 168
 Congo Brazzaville 155
 Greece Athens 153
 Laos Vientiane 148
 Sao Tome and Principe Sao Tome 141
 Cyprus Nicosia 134
 Mauritius Port Louis 134
 Slovakia Bratislava 131
 Croatia Zagreb 130
 Lithuania Vilnius 124
 Russia Moscow 124
 Serbia Belgrade 116
 Comoros Moroni 110
 Peru Lima 107
 Equatorial Guinea Malabo 107
 Albania Tirana 104
 Hungary Budapest 102
 Haiti Port-au-Prince 98
 Ghana Accra 98
 Poland Warsaw 93
 Moldova Chisinau 80
 Myanmar Pyinmana 77
 Belgium Brussels 76
 Sierra Leone Freetown 76
 Nicaragua Managua 75
 Canada Ottawa 74
 Romania Bucharest 70
 Oman Muscat 68
 China Beijing 63
 Mozambique Maputo 63
 Togo Lome 63
 Montenegro Podgorica 61
 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur 60
 Belize Belmopan 59
 Lebanon Beirut 55
 Paraguay Asuncion 54
 Jamaica Kingston 53
 Morocco Rabat 53
 Uruguay Montevideo 43
 Iraq Baghdad 40
 Papua New Guinea Port Moresby 39
 Benin Porto-Novo 38
 Estonia Tallinn 37
 Senegal Dakar 37
 France Paris 34
 Germany Berlin 34
 South Korea Seoul 33
 Solomon Islands Honiara 29
 Somalia Mogadishu 28
 Finland Helsinki 25
 Vietnam Hanoi 25
 Grenada Saint George's 25
 Egypt Cairo 22
 New Zealand Wellington 20
 Japan Tokyo 17
 Iceland Reykjavik 15
 Portugal Lisbon 15
 Sweden Stockholm 15
 Cambodia Phnom Penh 15
 Italy Rome 14
 United Kingdom London 14
 Qatar Doha 13
 United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi 13
 Norway Oslo 12
 East Timor Dili 11
 Argentina Buenos Aires 10
 Nauru Yaren 9
 Ireland Dublin 8
 Latvia Riga 8
 Philippines Manila 7
 Bahrain Manama 6
 North Korea Pyongyang 6
 Barbados Bridgetown 6
 Angola Luanda 6
 Libya Tripoli 6
 Mauritania Nouakchott 6
 Kuwait Kuwait 5
 Sri Lanka Colombo 4
 Cuba Havana 4
 Bangladesh Dhaka 3
 Indonesia Jakarta 3
 Marshall Islands Majuro 3
 Bahamas Nassau 2
 United States Washington, D.C. 2
 Thailand Bangkok 1
 Suriname Paramaribo 1
 Denmark Copenhagen 0
 Malta Valletta 0
 Monaco Monaco 0
 Brunei Bandar Seri Begawan 0
 Maldives Male 0
 Singapore Singapore 0
 Antigua and Barbuda Saint John's 0
 Dominica Roseau 0
 Dominican Republic Santo Domingo 0
 Guyana Georgetown 0
 Panama Panama 0
 Saint Kitts and Nevis Basseterre 0
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Kingstown 0
 Trinidad and Tobago Port of Spain 0
 Algeria Alger 0
 Cape Verde Praia 0
 Djibouti Djibouti 0
 Gabon Libreville 0
 Gambia Banjul 0
 Guinea Conakry 0
 Guinea-Bissau Bissau 0
 Liberia Monrovia 0
 Seychelles Victoria 0
 Tunisia Tunis 0
 Fiji Suva 0
 Kiribati Bairiki 0
 Palau Melekeok 0
 Samoa Apia 0
 Tonga Nuku'alofa 0
 Tuvalu Vaiaku 0
 Vanuatu Port Vila 0
 Netherlands Amsterdam -1
 Azerbaijan Baku -28