Friday, August 9, 2019

The 10 Highest Capitals in the World.

Paris, France, Eiffel, Tower, CityMost state capitals in this country are not all that high and our national capital in Washington, D.C. is definitely not very high but there are some countries whose capitals are well over a mile above sea level and one is about two miles up.  If you are not mathematically into things, a mile is 5280 feet.

The capital found at 11, 942 feet above sea level is La Paz, Bolivia in South America.  This is not the constitutional capital but the financial capital and seat of government.  The constitutional government, the second official capital, is found in Sucre Bolivia with an altitude of 9022 feet above sea level.

The next highest capital is Quito, Ecuador with an elevation of 9,350 feet above sea level and is also the second highest city in the world.  In addition, it has been the home to the Headquarters for the Union of South American Nations for the last 10 years.

Third on the list is Bogota, Colombia at 8,661 feet and is a popular tourist destination.  Furthermore, many tourists who visit Bogota suffer from altitude sickness due to its elevation.  Almost 1000 feet below Bogota is Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in Africa.  Addis Ababa is 7,726 feet above sea level.  It is one of the oldest countries in the world in addition to being one of the largest and most populated in the Horn of Africa.

Fifth on the list is Thimphu, Bhutan at 7,657 feet.  The kingdom of Bhutan is a land locked country whose name means "Land of the Thunder Dragon" because of the fierce thunder storms produced by the Himalayas.  Next is Asmara, Eritrea at 7,628 and its been declared a Unesco World Heritage Site so as to preserve its architecture.

Dropping down to 7,380 feet, Mexico City is in seventh place.  This popular tourist city is one of the most populated cities in North America.  Then comes Sana, Yemen, a city found at 7,218 feet.  Sana is one of the older populated cities in the world and is Yemen's largest city.

Kabul, Afghanistan is in eighth place at 5,873 feet above sea level.  Due to rapid growth, Kabul has placed as the 75th largest city in the world.  In tenth place lies Nairobi, Kenya at 5, 450 feet above sea level.  Nairobi is part of a phrase meaning cool water.

So if you decide you want to visit one of the highest ten capitals in the world, you know where to go. Let me know what you think, I'd love to hear.  Have a great day.

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