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Countries And Their Capitals For Kids

At some point in time or other, children must learn about the capitals of the world. There are close to 190 countries and seven continents on Earth. We all will agree that it is not easy to learn and remember the name of all the countries and capitals in one go. Therefore, children should be taught about the names of continents, countries and their capitals from a young age to make the learning process easy for them.

In this article, we have covered the name of continents, the name of countries along with their capitals, some fun activities to teach your little one about countries and capitals and some FAQs related to different countries and continents of the world.

Continue reading to learn about how to teach your little one the capitals of countries in English.

Why Does Your Child Need To Learn About World Capitals?

Learning about the world capitals will help the children in the following ways:

  • It helps them gain knowledge about the world.
  • It helps them sharpen their geography skills.
  • It builds the foundation for countries and capitals, which will later help them academically.

How Many Total Countries Are There In The World?

There are in all 195 countries in the world today. This number comprises 193 countries that are member states of the United Nations and 2 countries that are non-member observer states – the Holy See and the State of Palestine.

List Of Countries And Capitals For Kids

Below are the seven continents and a list of total countries in the world and their capitals. You can easily teach your little one about continents and countries with the help of this list. Let’s get started!

Continents

Continents are also referred to as landmasses. There are a total of seven continents in the world. Below are the names of the continents of the world. Asia has the highest population with approx. 4.4 billion people are living on the continent alone. Africa contains 54 countries containing about 27% of the world’s total countries.

  1. Africa
  2. Antarctica
  3. Asia
  4. Australia
  5. Europe
  6. North America
  7. South America

Countries With Capitals

The word ‘capital’ comes from the Latin word caput, meaning ‘head’. Each country has a capital that acts as the head of the state. Let’s have a look at the country names and capitals of countries. Don’t be surprised if you find that a country has more than one capital.

Country Capital
Afghanistan Kabul
Albania Tirana
Algeria Algiers
Andorra Andorra la Vella
Angola Luanda
Antigua and Barbuda Saint John’s
Argentina Buenos Aires
Armenia Yerevan
Australia Canberra
Austria Vienna
Azerbaijan Baku
The Bahamas Nassau
Bahrain Manama
Bangladesh Dhaka
Barbados Bridgetown
Belarus Minsk
Belgium Brussels
Belize Belmopan
Benin Porto-Novo
Bhutan Thimphu
Bolivia La Paz (administrative); Sucre (judicial)
Bosnia and Herzegovina Sarajevo
Botswana Gaborone
Brazil Brasilia
Brunei Bandar Seri Begawan
Bulgaria Sofia
Burkina Faso Ouagadougou
Burund Gitega (changed from Bujumbura in December 2018)
Cambodia Phnom Penh
Cameroon Yaounde
Canada Ottawa
Cape Verde Praia
Central African Republic Bangui
Chad N’Djamena
Chile Santiago
China Beijing
Colombia Bogota
Comoros Moroni
Republic of the Congo Brazzaville
Democratic Republic of the Congo Kinshasa
Costa Rica San Jose
Cote d’Ivoire Yamoussoukro (official); Abidjan (de facto)
Croatia Zagreb
Cuba Havana
Cyprus Nicosia
Czech Republic Prague
Denmark Copenhagen
Djibouti Djibouti
Dominica Roseau
Dominican Republic Santo Domingo
East Timor (Timor-Leste) Dili
Ecuador Quito
Egypt Cairo
El Salvador San Salvador
Equatorial Guinea Malabo
Eritrea Asmara
Estonia Tallinn
Ethiopia Addis Ababa
Fiji Suva
Finland Helsinki
France Paris
Gabon Libreville
The Gambia Banjul
Georgia Tbilisi
Germany Berlin
Ghana Accra
Greece Athens
Grenada Saint George’s
Guatemala Guatemala City
Guinea Conakry
Guinea-Bissau Bissau
Guyana Georgetown
Haiti Port-au-Prince
Honduras Tegucigalpa
Hungary Budapest
Iceland Reykjavik
India New Delhi
Indonesia Jakarta
Iran Tehran
Iraq Baghdad
Ireland Dublin
Israel Jerusalem
Italy Rome
Jamaica Kingston
Japan Tokyo
Jordan Amman
Kazakhstan Nur-Sultan
Kenya Nairobi
Kiribati Tarawa Atoll
Korea Pyongyang
Korea Seoul
Kosovo Pristina
Kuwait Kuwait City
Kyrgyzstan Bishkek
Laos Vientiane
Latvia Riga
Lebanon Beirut
Lesotho Maseru
Liberia Monrovia
Libya Tripoli
Liechtenstein Vaduz
Lithuania Vilnius
Luxembourg Luxembourg
Macedonia Skopje
Madagascar Antananarivo
Malawi Lilongwe
Malaysia Kuala Lumpur
Maldives Male
Mali Bamako
Malta Valletta
Marshall Islands Majuro
Mauritania Nouakchott
Mauritius Port Louis
Mexico Mexico City
Micronesia Palikir
Moldova Chisinau
Monaco Monaco
Mongolia Ulaanbaatar
Montenegro Podgorica
Morocco Rabat
Mozambique Maputo
Myanmar (Burma) Rangoon (Yangon); Naypyidaw or Nay Pyi Taw (administrative)
Namibia Windhoek
Nauru No official capital; government offices in Yaren District
Nepal Kathmandu
Netherlands Amsterdam; The Hague (seat of government)
New Zealand Wellington
Nicaragua Managua
Niger Niamey
Nigeria Abuja
Norway Oslo
Oman Muscat
Pakistan Islamabad
Palau Melekeok
Panama Panama City
Papua New Guinea Port Moresby
Paraguay Asuncion
Peru Lima
Philippines Manila
Poland Warsaw
Portugal Lisbon
Qatar Doha
Romania Bucharest
Russia Moscow
Rwanda Kigali
Saint Kitts and Nevis Basseterre
Saint Lucia Castries
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Kingstown
Samoa Apia
San Marino San Marino
Sao Tome and Principe Sao Tome
Saudi Arabia Riyadh
Senegal Dakar
Serbia Belgrade
Seychelles Victoria
Sierra Leone Freetown
Singapore Singapore
Slovakia Bratislava
Slovenia Ljubljana
Solomon Islands Honiara
Somalia Mogadishu
South Africa Pretoria (administrative); Cape Town (legislative); Bloemfontein (judiciary)
South Sudan Juba
Spain Madrid
Sri Lanka Colombo; Sri Jayewardenepura Kotte (legislative)
Sudan Khartoum
Suriname Paramaribo
Swaziland Mbabane
Sweden Stockholm
Switzerland Bern
Syria Damascus
Tajikistan Dushanbe
Tanzania Dar es Salaam; Dodoma (legislative)
Thailand Bangkok
Togo Lome
Tonga Nuku’alofa
Trinidad and Tobago Port-of-Spain
Tunisia Tunis
Turkey Ankara
Turkmenistan Ashgabat
Tuvalu Vaiaku village, Funafuti province
Uganda Kampala
Ukraine Kyiv
United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi
United Kingdom London
United States of America Washington, D.C.
Uruguay Montevideo
Uzbekistan Tashkent
Vanuatu Port-Vila
Vatican City (Holy See) Vatican City
Venezuela Caracas
Vietnam Hanoi
Yemen Sanaa
Zambia Lusaka
Zimbabwe Harare

Activities To Teach Your Kids About Countries And Their Capitals

Everything is easy to learn and understand when taught in a fun, entertaining way. Here are some activities that will help your child to learn about countries and their capitals.

1. Teach With Puzzles

Get your child the jigsaw puzzles of different continents and countries to make it easy for your child to learn about the name of countries and continents.

2. Atlas Game

A perfect game to learn the names of various countries and capitals. Start with any country name, and your child has to say the name of a country, continent or capital that ends with the last letter of the previous word. For example, if you will say Dubai, your child has to say a name that starts with the letter I, like Italy.

3. Point On The Globe

Get a small globe for your child and start teaching them in an easy and fun way. First, teach to your child the name of some easy countries and where they are located on the globe. Now, quiz your little one. Give them a name of a country and ask them to point it on the globe.

FAQs

1. Which Country Has 3 Capitals?

South Africa has three capitals, with the executive, judicial and legislative branches of government based in Pretoria, Bloemfontein, and Cape Town, respectively.

2. Do Continents Have Their Own Capital?

No. Only countries have capitals. Continents don’t have capitals.

3. Which Is The Biggest Country In The World?

Russia is the biggest country in the world.

4. Which Is The Smallest Country In The World Map?

Vatican City is the smallest country on the world map.

Also Read:

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