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

The Top Ten
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. New York City is also the most densely populated major city in the United States.

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.

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. Toronto is an international centre of business, finance, arts, and culture, and is recognized as one of the most multicultural and ...read more.

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

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

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. The city straddles the Bosphorus strait, and lies in both Europe and Asia, with a population of over 15 million residents, comprising 19% of the population ...read more.
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.

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

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

No London is fine.

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 Dubai is the largest and most populous city in the United Arab Emirates. Established in the 18th century as a small fishing village, the city grew rapidly in the early 21st century into a cosmopolitan metropolis with a focus on tourism and hospitality. Dubai is one of the world's most popular tourist ...read more.
14 Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
15 Auckland, New Zealand

As a resident of this city I am not sure it needs to be the capital of New Zealand.

16 Melbourne, Australia

Best city in not only Straya, but best in the world. Way better than Canberra or Sydney. Also I live near there so I'm kinda biased.

We were capital

17 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 ...read 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

18 Des Moines, United States

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

19 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.

If Catalonia gets it's freedom then Barcalona will almost certainly become the capital (of Catalonia, meaning that the capital of Spain would have to switch back to Madrid, so it's better jus sticking as Madrid

20 Glasgow, Scotland
21 Tel Aviv, Israel

Is the capital

22 Mumbai, India Mumbai is the capital city of the Indian state of Maharashtra. Mumbai lies on the Konkan coast on the west coast of India and has a deep natural harbour. In 2008, Mumbai was named an alpha world city. It has the highest number of millionaires and billionaires among all cities in India. Mumbai is home ...read more.
23 Alexandria, Egypt
24 Belize City, Belize
25 Memphis, United States
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