Barcelona; Sydney; LA; New York City; Toronto… These are all great major hubs that you may have heard of but neither one of these cities serves as a capital to their countries. Most people think that the popular places in a country are the capital however this is not the case and in some circumstances you might be surprised to learn where the capital of the respective country is positioned.
As history rides along several capitals across the world have changed during wars or due to natural disasters and other such issues. The capital of Japan moved many times, as did the capitals of many ancient nations. Genghis Khan shaped the modern day world with his conquest and the romans had their influence over capitals too.
But as you may imagine, it is oftentimes the most well-known city that is the capital of the country in question. It is not uncommon for Capital Cities to be near hubs or ports or some area of cultural significance to the region.
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