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

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

1 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 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, formerly known as Byzantium and Constantinople, is the most populous city in Turkey and the country's economic, cultural and historic center.
5 Milan, Italy

This sounds like a good idea. It makes way more sense than Rome. Milan is the economical city of Italy which makes it one of the richest city in Italy and with it’s urban area, Milan has 3 times the number of inhabitants of Rome’s urban area. Besides Milan is known for being a lot safer than Rome. I could make a very long list of why Milan should be the capital but these are my main reasons.

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

6 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.
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 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 Bergen, Norway
12 Abidjan, Ivory Coast
13 Dubai, United Arab Emirates
14 Montreal, Canada Montreal is the most populous municipality in the Canadian province of Quebec and the second-most populous municipality in Canada. Originally called Ville-Marie, it is named after Mount Royal, the triple-peaked hill in the heart of the city. The city is centred on the Island of Montreal, which took more.

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

15 Des Moines, United States

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


16 Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
17 Tel Aviv, Israel

Is the capital - Mono

18 Auckland, New Zealand
19 Mumbai, India

No! delhi is better

20 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.
21 Alexandria, Egypt
22 Glasgow, Scotland
23 Naples, Italy
24 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.
25 Karachi, Pakistan
26 Montreux, Switzerland
27 Melbourne, Australia

We were capital

MElbourne was the capital up until 1968 of the UAR.

28 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.
29 Vancouver, Canada Vancouver is a coastal seaport city in western Canada, located in the Lower Mainland region of British Columbia.
30 Lagos, Nigeria
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
39 Zurich, Switzerland
40 Turin, Italy

Many people may not know this, but Turin was the original capital of Italy. Turin has suffered so much after the status of capital was taken away. Besides, Turin was the capital of Piedmont-Sardinia the kingdom which was able to unite Italy. Rome on the other hand was one of the last areas to join Italy because they refused for many years. It’s time to put the old capital of the world to the side and make Turin the new capital of Italy.

41 Geneva, Switzerland
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