Bonus List

LONG TRIPS FOR DIPLOMATS: MOST ISOLATED NATIONAL CAPITAL CITIES

Only a few countries have a national capital city which is more than 500 miles from the nearest national capital. Most of these countries are island nations (at least not close to islands that are in other nations). Here are the national capital cities which are the most distant with the distance to the nearest capital--as the crow flies--in miles (and nearest capital city in parentheses).

1. Canberra, Australia--1444
(Wellington, New Zealand)
1. Wellington, New Zealand--1444
(Canberra, Australia)
3. Dili, East Timor--1296
(Djakarta, Indonesia)
4. Koror, Palau--1043
(Manila, Philippines)
5. Reykjavik, Iceland--933
(Dublin, Ireland)
6. Brasilia, Brazil--907
(Asuncion, Paraguay)
7. Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea--871
(Honiara, Solomon Islands)
8. Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei--785
(Manila, Philippines)
9. Honiara, Solomon Islands--776
(Yaren, Nauru)
10. Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia--725
(Beijing, China)


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