A-Z Capitals of Sovereign States, Dependencies, Constituent Countries, Supranational Unions / Capitales de Estados Independientes, Dependencias, Países Constituyentes, Uniones Supranacionales
Aprender de la A a la Z
The idea of this A-Z game is to write the Spanish names of the current de jure and de facto capitals of the following entire territories in the world
(de jure : in principle, recognized by law; de facto : in fact, without official recognition)
We'll start with
►Asunción (full name in Spanish: La Muy Noble y Leal Ciudad de Nuestra Señora Santa María de la Asunción) - the capital of Paraguay
►Asunción (nombre completo: La Muy Noble y Leal Ciudad de Nuestra Señora Santa María de la Asunción) - la capital de Paraguay
The following words have been already in this game
►From A to M
|1||Asunción||Bogotá||Caracas||Distrito federal (México)||Estocolmo||Freetown||Ciudad de Guatemala||La Habana||Islamabad||Jerusalén||Kinshasa||Londres||Manila|
|2||Adís Abeba||Buenos Aires||Cardiff||Daca||Ereván||Funafuti||Gaborone||Helsinki||Jartum||Kingston (Jamaica)||Lima||Madrid|
|3||Ankara||Bruselas||Ciudad de Guatemala||Dublín||El Cairo||Flying Fish Cove||Georgetown||La Haya(*)|
►From N to Z
|1||Nueva Delhi||Ottawa||Praga||Quito||Roma||Santiago||Tegucigalpa||Ulán Bator||Viena||Washington, D.C.||Yakarta||Zagreb|
|2||Nairobi||Oslo||Puerto España||Reikiavik||San Salvador||Tirana||Uagadugú||Vientián||Windhoek||Yaundé|
(*): functioning as a de facto capital despite not being an official capital
There are not any other words starting with I, Q, U, X, Z
Some capital names starting with "Ciudad', "El", "La" may appear twice in 2 different columns
Distrito Capital (Spanish pronunciation: [boɣoˈta], from 1991 to 2000 called Santa Fé de Bogotá, is the capital city of Colombia
The year 1538 saw Havana burnt by the buccaneers. This city also suffered from widespread looting in the years 1553 and 1555.
When Great Britain took over the city in 1762 it opened the port to free trade. Later it exhanged Havana for Florida the very next year. When the Spanish rule took over again they made it well protected, the most so of all the cities in the Americas.
When Prohibition in the Untied States was happening during the 1920’s Havana was becoming a very popular Vacation Spot for the Americans. The nightclubs and gambling was rampant during those times but in the year 1959 they were closed down. .
Old Havana preserves a wealth of Spanish Colonial architecture, and is a Havana is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with much in the way of Spanish Colonial Architecture.
With the Jose Mari International Airport, Havana's International airport making air travel as simple as it has, the city of Havana has once again become a popular tourist destination to people from all over the world. They visit sometimes on a regular basis. There are many things to see and do and a lot of cultural heritage and history in Havana Cuba. People from all over the world visit Havana again and again and 2.2 million people call it their wonderful home.
J. Jerusalén. Forma española del nombre de la ciudad que se disputan palestinos e israelíes como capital de sus respectivos territorios nacionales.
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Jerusalén (en hebreo יְרוּשָׁלַיִם Yerushaláyim ▶?/i; en árabe القُدس al-Quds ▶?/i) es la capital de Estado de Palestina según las resoluciones de las Naciones Unidas, pero Israel la considera su capital y su ciudad más grande y poblada, con 763.800 residentes en un área de 125,1 kilómetros cuadrados si se incluye Jerusalén Este. Situada en los montes de Judea, entre el mar Mediterráneo y la ribera norte del mar Muerto, se ha extendido bastante más allá de los límites de la Ciudad Vieja.
Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala.
From wiki: "Guatemala City is the economic, governmental and cultural capital of the Republic."
"In addition to a wide variety of restaurants, hotels and shops, the city has a wide variety of art galleries, theaters, sports venues and museums (including some fine collections of Pre-Columbian art) and continually offers an increasing amount of cultural activities."
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Guatemala City, Guatemala
Founded in 1776, near the ancient ruins of Kaminal Juyu, Guatemala City became the third capital of Guatemala after Antigua was destroyed by an earthquake in 1773. It was a difficult move as many did not want to leave Antigua, even though it had been devastated.
The founders of Guatemala City basically had to start the city from scratch, as the area was inhabited only by a few farmers. Building began slowly and a street system was laid out similar to the Spanish-style grid.
Much of the colonial-era architecture has been destroyed by the earthquakes of 1917, 1918 and 1976. There are still some historic homes that represent the 19th Century architecture, as well as the San Carlos University.
During the 20th Century, the city has expanded tremendously and development and services have attempted to keep up. The current system of dividing the city into 25 zones came about during the presidency of Jacobo Arbenz. As the city grew, many of the wealthy moved away from the downtown area, into the suburbs surrounding the city center. A peripheral road provided the manner for them to get around without getting stuck in downtown traffic.
In 1976, there was a major earthquake at 3 am, that destroyed over 50,000 homes in Guatemala City as well as hundreds of thousands throughout the country. With no homes left, many people from the countryside migrated to Guatemala City in hopes of a better life. Shantytowns were formed and today many of these people still live in some of the worst conditions in the country.