List of national capitals
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This is a list of national capital cities in alphabetical order. It includes territories and dependencies, non-sovereign states including associated states, and entities whose sovereignty is disputed. Sovereign states are shown in bold text.
Notes[change | change source]
- a. ^ That is, the State of Brunei Darussalam.
- b. ^ See also List of historical capitals of China.
- c. ^ Unrecognized, self-declared country.
- d. ^ See Politics of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic.
- e. ^ The Spanish name is "México D.F." or just "D.F." (for "Distrito Federal").
- f. ^ Plymouth was abandoned after the eruption of the Soufriere Hills volcano in 1997. Government offices since then have been moved to Brades Estate, which is in the northwestern part of Montserrat.
- g. ^ Also known as "Kotte". Until the 1980s, the capital was Colombo, where many important governmental institutions still remain and which is still designated as the commercial capital of Sri Lanka.
- h. ^ Also known as the "Holy See" for diplomatic and religious purposes.
- i. ^ See Positions on Jerusalem.
- j. ^ Kosovo proclaimed independence from Serbia on 17 February 2008 by temporary governing institutions. That independence is against the current UNSC's resolution regarding Kosovo (1244).
References[change | change source]
- "Africa :: Western Sahara — The World Factbook - Central Intelligence Agency". www.cia.gov.
- See Regions and territories: Somaliland (30 December 2005). BBC News. Retrieved January 17, 2006.
- See the CIA Factbook and Map of Israel
- Sharkansky, Ira. Governing Jerusalem: again on the world's agenda, p 23. State University Press (1996). ISBN 0814325920.
- See the following:
- Organisation of the Islamic Conference (13–16 March 1989). "Resolutions on Political, Legal and Information Affairs". The Eighteenth Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers (Session of Islamic Fraternity and Solidarity). Retrieved 2011-10-18.
- Agence France-Presse (6 September 2011). "Non-Aligned movement confirms support for Palestinian statehood bid". Al Arabiya. Retrieved 2011-10-18.
- Sadaka. "The EU and Israel" (PDF). p. 1. Retrieved 2011-10-18.
- Council of the European Union, "17218/09 (Presse 371)" (PDF), Press release, 2985th Council meeting on Foreign Affairs, Press Office, retrieved 2011-08-02
- See The World Factbook|Cyprus (10 January 2006). Central Intelligence Agency. Retrieved January 17, 2006.
- The sovereignty over the Spratly Islands is claimed by People's Republic of China, the Republic of China, Vietnam, the Philippines (part), Malaysia (part), and Brunei (part). Except Brunei, each of these countries occupies part of the islands.
- In 1949, the Republic of China government led by the Kuomintang (KMT) lost the Chinese Civil War to the Communist Party of China (CPC) and set up a provisional capital in Taipei. The CPC established the PRC. The political status of the ROC and the legal status of Taiwan and areas currently under ROC control are in dispute. In 1971, the United Nations gave the China seat to the PRC and the ROC withdrew from the UN. Most states recognize the PRC to be the legitimate representative of all China. The UN classifies Taiwan as "Taiwan, Province of China". The ROC has de facto relations with most sovereign states. A large political movement within Taiwan wants Taiwan independence.