With a world as big as the one we live in, it’s easy to imagine that there are several curiosities scattered around, isn’t it? Almost every day we can discover new things and often, things that are not so new.
As we have said a few times here, according to the UN, there are 193 countries around the world and they all have their respective capitals. But did you know that there are countries with more than one capital? No? Are you curious to know what they are? We have separated a list with 5 of them and you will meet right now.
The country is located at the southern tip of the African continent and lies between the Atlantic and Indian oceans. South Africa is well known for its biodiversity and the wide variety of cultures, languages (there are 11 official languages) and religious beliefs. The country has 3 capitals, namely:
- Pretoria – Administrative Capital, seat of the executive branch;
- Cape Town – Legislative Capital, seat of the National Parliament and several government offices;
- Bloemfontein – Capital Judicia.
In ancient times and the Middle Ages, the country was called Taprobana, it is an Asian island country and is located off the southern tip of the Indian subcontinent (southern Asia’s peninsular region). Not everyone knows, but Sri Lanka is a diverse and multicultural country. In addition, it is home to many religions, ethnicities and languages. The country has two capitals, which are:
- Sri Jaiavardenapura-Kotte – Administrative Capital;
- Colombo – Commercial Capital.
Chile is one of those countries that need no introduction, it is one of the most stable and prosperous countries in South America. In addition, it is one of the best in Latin America in terms of human development, quality of life, political stability , globalization, economic freedom and more. Chile has two capitals, which are:
(Excuse me, but at the time this post was being written, the writer writing you didn’t know that this country existed) The Republic of Palau is a small island country in Micronesia, in the Pacific Ocean. There, culture mixes elements from Japan, Micronesia and Melanesia. Most of the inhabitants are Micronesians, Melanesians and Austronesians. The country has two capitals and they are:
- Melequeoque – Official capital;
- Ngerulmud – Administrative capital, seat of government.
Bolivia also needs no introduction, as we well know, the country borders Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina, Chile and Peru. There the population is around 11 million inhabitants and they all use Spanish as their main language, although Aymara and Quechua are also quite common. Bolivia has two capitals and they are:
- Sucre – Official capital, seat of the national judicial power;
- La Paz – Seat of national administrative and legislative bodies.
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It is very interesting to know that there are countries with more than one capital, not everyone knows or remembers this, but it is always good to stay informed, as it may be a matter of some proof (such as ENEM, for example). Keep an eye here on TriCurioso, because next week we will present 5 more countries that have more than one capital.
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