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Which cities collectively represent the best of development and opportunities? These are the various important capitals of the world, spread across the continents. Here's a description of them, to learn more about these places.
Important Capitals in Asia
- Tokyo :
Along with London and New York City Tokyo is regarded as one of the major hubs of global economy. It is also regarded as an alpha + world city. In the 2010 Global Cities Index of Foreign Policy it received the third place. The Mercer and Economic Intelligence Unit has also named it as one of the most expensive cities for overseas employees.
- Singapore :
Singapore is one of the Four Asian Tigers and is among the wealthiest city-states globally.
It is among the top five financial hubs on a global scale. It also has one of the five ports with the highest traffic. The economy is based substantially on service and industrial sectors. It has one of the best per capita GDPs in eastern Asia.
Following are some other important capital cities in Asia:
- Beijing :
The Chinese capital city has a glorious history and has been described as one of the greatest cities ever by Encyclopaedia Britannica. The city has also garnered fame over the years because of its palaces, massive stone walls, temples and gates. It is among the best Chinese cities in terms of economic development.
- New Delhi
- Abu Dhabi
- Kuala Lumpur
Important Capitals in Europe
Some other capital cities in Europe may also be mentioned as below:
- Berlin :
Berlin is a global cultural, media, political and scientific hub. Services are the biggest contributors to the German capital's economy and there is a diverse collection of creative industries. The city is also blessed with an eclectic collection of convention venues and media houses.
- Paris :
Paris is among the leading names when it comes to culture and business. It also yields significant influence on several spheres - politics, media, education, fashion, entertainment and science. It has been rated as being globally among the most influential and crucial cities. Financial Times has also rated it as being among the top cities in Europe.
- London :
London is among the top global cities - it specializes primarily in several sectors such as arts, healthcare, commerce, media, education, professional services, entertainment, research and development, fashion, tourism, finance and transportation. Among European cities it is at the top with regards to GDP and is among the important global financial hub.
Important Capitals in South America
Following are some other important South American capitals.
- Brasilia :
The Brazilian capital houses every arm of the national government. It has tremendous economic importance by virtue of being home to leading enterprises such as Banco de Brasil, Correiros, Caixa Economica Federal and Brasil Telecom. Its urban planning procedures are regarded as exemplary throughout the world. It is a special city as in like its other Brazilian compatriots it does not operate as a municipality.
- Buenos Aires :
In 2008 Buenos Aires was rated an Alpha World City by Loughborough University. By virtue of being the national capital it has tremendous political, commercial, financial, cultural and industrial importance. Its port is among the ones in South America that experience the maximum traffic. It also plays an important role in distributional activities.
- Caracas :
Caracas is among the Latin American cities with standards of living that are comparable to New York. Its economy is primarily made up of service companies, malls and banks, Services are the biggest contributor to the city's economy. Eminent enterprises such as Petroleos de Venezuela and Caracas Stock Exchange are headquartered in the city.
Important Capitals in North America
Mentioned below are some of the other leading North American capitals:
- Ottawa :
In 2010 Ottawa was rated 2nd in terms of standards of living among cities in North and South America. It received the 14th spot in a global survey conducted on similar lines by Mercer Human Resource Consulting. As per an eco city rating program by the same organization in 2010 it received the 3rd position.
- Mexico City :
Mexico City is one of the financial hubs of North America. It also has tremendous political, educational, cultural and financial importance in a national context. It is regarded as an alpha global city. It also occupies the 8th position globally in terms of economic wealth. In Latin America it is the richest city.
- Washington :
As a result of being the national capital every arm of the US Federal Government is present at the district. Most of the famous museums and monuments of USA are there at this region as well. It also houses the World Bank head offices as well as 176 consulates. IMF, Inter-American Development Bank, OAS and PAHO are headquartered at the district as well.
- Santo Domingo
- San Salvador
- Guatemala City
- Port of Spain
- San Jose
- Panama City
Important Capitals in Africa
- Pretoria :
By virtue of being South Africa's executive capital Pretoria is home to major ministries and governmental departments. It also houses several diplomatic missions and foreign embassies. It is also important from an industrial and commercial point of view. Iron and steel works, railway carriage making, copper casting, heavy machines making and automobile manufacturing are the major economic sectors.
- Cairo :
On a global scale Cairo has one of the highest population densities and has been dubbed The City of a Thousand Minarets because of its distinctively Islamic culture. It is also regionally important from a cultural and political view point. Among the Arabian countries it has one of the older entertainment industries.
- Abuja :
Abuja is among the finest purpose built cities in Africa and also has one of the highest expense and wealth levels in the continent. Nigerian National Christian Center and Nigerian National Mosque are the major tourist attractions in this African city. It also houses the Central Bank of Nigeria and the Defense Headquarters.
Following are some important capital cities in Africa:
- Addis Ababa
Important Capitals in Oceania
- Canberra :
Canberra is the seat of the national government and houses the High Court and Parliament House along with several other governmental agencies and departments. A number of nationally important cultural and social institutions are also headquartered in this city like Australian War Memorial, National Gallery, Australian National University, National Museum, Australian Institute of Sport and National Library.
- Wellington :
In 2008 Loughborough University's World Cities Study categorized Wellington as a Gamma World City. In 2010 it received the 10th position in a Quality of Living Survey conducted by Mercer. Lonely Planet Best in Travel 2011 has given it the 4th spot in its top 10 travel list. It has also been dubbed as being among the finest capitals on a global scale.
- Suva :
Besides being the national capital and biggest city Suva is also home to more than 50% of the national population. In the Southern Pacific region it is the biggest city and also regarded as one of the more cultured cities. It also has immense regional importance as well.
Following are some other important capitals in Oceania:
- Port Vila
||African Country and Capital
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Cote d'Ivoire : -
|Central African Republic||Bangui|
|Congo, Democratic Republic of||Kinshasa|
|Congo, Republic of||Brazzaville|
|Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)||Yamoussoukro|
|Mauritius||Port Louis |
|Sao Tome and Principe||Sao Tome|
Yamoussoukro is the official political capital and administrative capital city of Cote d'Ivoire, while the economic capital of the country is Abidjan.
has three official capitals. Pretoria is the executive capital, Bloemfontein is the judicial capital, and Cape Town is the legislative capital.
||Asian Country and Capital
|Country ||Capital City |
|Brunei||Bandar Seri Begawan|
|East Timor (Timor-Leste)||Dili|
||European Country and Capital
|Country ||Capital City |
|Andorra||Andorra la Vella|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||Sarajevo|
|Netherlands||Amsterdam and Hague|
|Republic of Macedonia||Skopje|
|San Marino||San Marino|
|Vatican City||Vatican City|
||North American Country and Capital
|Antigua and Barbuda||St. John's|
|Costa Rica||San Jose|
|Dominican Republic||Santo Domingo||
|Country||Capital City |
|El Salvador||San Salvador|
|St Kitts and Nevis||Basseterre|
|St Vincent and the Grenadines||Kingstown|
|Trinidad and Tobago||Port-of-Spain|
|United States||Washington DC|
||Australian Area Country and Capital
|Papua New Guinea||Port Moresby|
||South American Country and Capital