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

I have not visited any other country. I live in a suburb in Nottingham, Bingham.

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'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 Amsterdam, Netherlands Amsterdam, Netherlands

Amsterdam is already the capital. Now get this off the list.

That is the capital - Mono

This is the capital

9 Nottingham, United Kingdom

No London is fine.

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

10 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.

The Contenders

11 Hamburg, Germany

Berlin is better.

12 Abidjan, Ivory Coast
13 Dubai, United Arab Emirates Dubai, United Arab Emirates
14 Jerusalem, Israel Jerusalem, Israel Jerusalem is a city in the Middle East, located on a plateau in the Judaean Mountains between the Mediterranean and the Dead Sea.

Its actually in palestine - Mono

Already the capital - RW49P

15 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

16 Des Moines, United States

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


17 Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
18 Tel Aviv, Israel

Is the capital - Mono

19 Auckland, New Zealand
20 Mumbai, India Mumbai, India

No! delhi is better

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


We were capital

28 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.
29 Vancouver, Canada Vancouver, Canada Vancouver is a coastal seaport city in western Canada, located in the Lower Mainland region of British Columbia.
30 Lagos, Nigeria
31 Bergen, Norway
32 Almaty, Kazakhstan
33 Osaka, Japan
34 Odessa, Ukraine
35 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.
36 Casablanca, Morocco
37 Xiamen, China
38 Munich, Germany
39 Belize City, Belize
40 Sao Paulo, Brazil Sao Paulo, Brazil
41 Zurich, Switzerland
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