Top 10 Cities Around the World That Should Be the Capital of Their Country


The Top Ten

1 New York City, United States New York City, United States The City of New York, often called New York City or simply New York, is the most populous city in the United States.

It used to be the US capital in the 1790s

It's the largest city in the country

New York should not be the US capital. The District of Columbia was created to keep the capital more centrally located and separate from a major city like NY, Philadelphia, or Boston. NY being the capital would put it at risk for more terrorist attacks, protests, and political disputes that come with being a capital city. New York is the greatest city in the world and shouldn't be plagued by politics.

No, just no

2 Toronto, Canada Toronto, Canada Toronto is the most populous city in Canada, the provincial capital of Ontario, and the centre of the Greater Toronto Area, the most populous metropolitan area in Canada.

Many people even think Toronto is the capital. But it's Ottawa. - Metal_Treasure

Toronto is the economic and cultural capital of Canada so naturally it deserves to be the political capital as well.

Ottawa is the capital for being in between Quebec and Ontario

3 Frankfurt, Germany

Berlin is better and the government seat should stay in berlin.

4 Istanbul, Turkey Istanbul, Turkey Istanbul, formerly known as Byzantium and Constantinople, is the most populous city in Turkey and the country's economic, cultural and historic center.
5 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Rio de Janeiro, or simply Rio, is anchor to the Rio de Janeiro metropolitan area and the second-most populous municipality in Brazil and the sixth-most populous in the Americas.
6 Milan, Italy

No, Rome was once the capital of the world and is one of the most historically significant cities in the world. Also, Italy is not that old of a country, and there are many differences between the north and the south. Rome is in a great central location that connects the two parts of the country.

No, Rome makes perfect sense as the capital of Italy, considering its history. - clusium

7 Sydney, Australia
8 Nottingham, United Kingdom

No London is fine.

Once upon many moons ago, Northampton held the title as Capital of England. - Britgirl

9 Seattle, United States Seattle, United States Seattle is a seaport city on the west coast of the United States. It is the seat of King County, Washington.

The capital should remain in Washington, DC as DC was specially created for that purpose and fulfills it well. Even if the capital was to be moved, it should be moved to a more central location or a location with greater world influence. New York is where the capital would be if it weren't DC. After New York, probably Philadelphia or Chicago. They both have more influence and are better located than Seattle.

10 Hamburg, Germany

Berlin is better.

The Contenders

11 Abidjan, Ivory Coast
12 Dubai, United Arab Emirates Dubai, United Arab Emirates
13 Montreal, Canada Montreal, Canada Montreal is the most populous municipality in the Canadian province of Quebec and the second-most populous municipality in Canada.

Considering how important it is in the world, how many tourists it gets, how historic it is, how much impact it has on Canada, and how superior it is to Ottawa, it is easily worthy of Canadian capital

This city needs a lot more recognition, it's a very important city over the world, yet it remains kinda unknown

Mega-important megapolitain Canada city

14 Des Moines, United States

DC is better so no! And whoever added this to this list probably lives there.


15 Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
16 Tel Aviv, Israel

Is the capital - Mono

17 Auckland, New Zealand
18 Mumbai, India Mumbai, India

No! delhi is better

19 Barcelona, Spain Barcelona, Spain Barcelona is a city in Spain. It is the capital and largest city of the autonomous community of Catalonia, as well as the second most populous municipality of Spain.
20 Alexandria, Egypt
21 Glasgow, Scotland
22 Naples, Italy Naples, Italy
23 Shanghai, China Shanghai, China Shanghai is one of the four municipalities under the direct administration of the central government of the People's Republic of China, the largest city in China by population, and the second most populous city proper in the world, with a population of 24.18 million as of 2017. It is a global financial more.
24 Karachi, Pakistan Karachi, Pakistan
25 Montreux, Switzerland
26 Melbourne, Australia


We were capital

27 Calgary, Canada Calgary, Canada Calgary is a city in the Canadian province of Alberta. It is situated at the confluence of the Bow River and the Elbow River in the south of the province, in an area of foothills and prairie, about 80 km east of the front ranges of the Canadian Rockies.
28 Vancouver, Canada Vancouver, Canada Vancouver is a coastal seaport city in western Canada, located in the Lower Mainland region of British Columbia.
29 Lagos, Nigeria
30 Bergen, Norway
31 Almaty, Kazakhstan
32 Osaka, Japan
33 Odessa, Ukraine
34 Casablanca, Morocco
35 Xiamen, China
36 Munich, Germany
37 Belize City, Belize
38 Sao Paulo, Brazil Sao Paulo, Brazil
39 Zurich, Switzerland
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