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Known & Less Known European Capitals

written by: bas191
 
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This city is also know as 'the City of Light' because of the early adoption of street lighting and its fame as a centre of education.
Brussels
Rome
Madrid
Paris


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This is the capital of a country which has three official languages and two National Anthems - the National Anthem 'Ons Hémécht' and the Royal Anthem 'Wilhelmus'.
Bruxelles
Luxembourg
Liechtenstein
Amsterdam


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This city, situated on the banks of the Danube river, became the capital of a republic that gained full independence in an event referred to as the 'Velvet Divorce' on January 1st, 1993. It is the only national capital that borders two neighbouring countries.
Prague
Sarajevo
Skopje
Bratislava


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What city is the world's most northern capital?
Talinn
Helsinki
Reykjavik
Oslo


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In 1755 this capital city was almost completely destroyed in a tragic earthquake.
Lisbon
Rome
Athens
Istanbul


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Between the 10th - 12th century, this city, situated on the Dnieper river, became the capital of the State of Rus, only to be completely destroyed during the Mongol invasion of 1240.
Riga
Minsk
Kiev
Moscow


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This capital, which was one of the few major cities that survived WW 2 relatively unscathed, has a city centre that is essentially Renaissance and Baroque in nature. For over 1000 years it was considered to be the richest city of Western Europe.
Rome
Paris
Athens
Vienna


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This capital, situated on the Rhine river, is one of the very few capitals without its own airport and railway station.
Berne
Andorra La Vella
Vaduz
Luxembourg


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Situated on the mouth of the River Liffey, this capital was originally founded as a Viking settlement. It is also known as 'The Settlement of the Ford of the Reed Hurdles'.
Stockholm
Edinburgh
Reykjavik
Dublin


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According to legend, this ancient city was actually comprised of 10 different cities or tribes. After the reforms of Cleisthenes, the city was again divided into ten different tribes or electorates, only to re-adopt its city name in the 19th century.
Athens
Skopje
Rome
Paris


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This capital city houses the Headquarters of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).
Moscow
Tbilisi
Kiev
Minsk


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Because of its many canals, this is named 'The Venice of the North'. It is also known as one of the most bicycle-friendly capitals of the world
Brussels
Stockholm
Copenhagen
Amsterdam


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