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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.
Madrid
Paris
Brussels
Rome


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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
Amsterdam
Liechtenstein
Luxembourg


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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.
Bratislava
Prague
Skopje
Sarajevo


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


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In 1755 this capital city was almost completely destroyed in a tragic earthquake.
Athens
Lisbon
Rome
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.
Minsk
Riga
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.
Paris
Athens
Vienna
Rome


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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.
Andorra La Vella
Luxembourg
Vaduz
Berne


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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'.
Edinburgh
Reykjavik
Stockholm
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.
Skopje
Paris
Rome
Athens


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


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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
Amsterdam
Copenhagen
Stockholm


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