List of capital cities by altitude

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This is a list of National Capitals ordered by Altitude. The high elevation of the cities affects the social and physical arrangement of the place. In many cases, the cold climate in winter necessitates a particular style of house.

Curiously, the first items in this list, Bolivia, is a country with multiple capitals - Sucre (constitutional capital) and La Paz (seat of government). If we consider La Paz as the national capital, then Bolivia will be ranked as number 1 in the List, but if you consider Sucre, then the capital of Ecuador - Quito - will be the highest altitude national capital.

La Paz, Bolivia
Quito, Ecuador
Thimphu, Bhutan
Bogotá, Colombia
Addis Abeba, Ethiopia
CountryCapitalAltitude (m)Altitude (ft)
 BoliviaLa Paz (and Sucre)3640 (and 2750)11,942 (and 9,022)
 EcuadorQuito28509,350
 BhutanThimphu26488,688
 ColombiaBogotá26258,612
 EthiopiaAddis Abeba23557,726
 EritreaAsmara23257,628
 YemenSana'a22507,382
 MexicoMexico City22407,350
 KenyaNairobi17955,889
 AfghanistanKabul17905,873
 NamibiaWindhoek17215,646
 LesothoMaseru16735,489
 RwandaKigali15675,141
 GuatemalaGuatemala City15295,016
 ZimbabweHarare14834,865
   NepalKathmandu14004,593
 MongoliaUlan Bator13504,429
 MadagascarAntananarivo12884,226
 South AfricaPretoria12714,170
 ZambiaLusaka12704,167
 SwazilandMbabane12434,078
 UgandaKampala11903,904
 Costa RicaSan José11463,760
 IranTeheran11383,734
 TanzaniaDodoma11203,675
 BrazilBrasilia10793,540
 MalawiLilongwe10243,360
 AndorraAndorra la Vella10233,356
 HondurasTegucigalpa9903,250
 ArmeniaYerevan9893,246
 BotswanaGaborone9833,225
 TurkeyAnkara9383,077
 VenezuelaCaracas9092,982
 BurundiBujumbura7942,605
 TajikistanDushanbe7892,589
 NigeriaAbuja7772,549
 KyrgyzstanBishkek7712,530
 JordanAmman7592,490
 IsraelJerusalem7542,474
 CameroonYaoundé7262,382
 SyriaDamascus6912,267
 SpainMadrid6672,188
 El SalvadorSan Salvador6582,159
 Saudi ArabiaRiyadh6242,047
 AustraliaCanberra6051,985
 BulgariaSofia5801,900
  SwitzerlandBern5421,778
 ChileSantiago5211,709
 Bosnia and HerzegovinaSarajevo5181,699
 PakistanIslamabad5071,663
 UzbekistanTashkent4591,506
 LiechtensteinVaduz4551,493
 GeorgiaT'bilisi4511,480
 SudanKhartoum3771,237
 Central African RepublicBangui3691,211
 MaliBamako3491,145
 KazakhstanAstana3381,109
 San MarinoCity of San Marino3281,076
 Burkina FasoOuagadougou3051,001
 ChadN'djamena298978
 SloveniaLjubljana281922
 LuxembourgLuxembourg273896
 Czech RepublicPrague244801
 MacedoniaSkopje243797
 Democratic Republic of the CongoKinshasa240787
 Côte d'IvoireYamoussoukro217712
 TurkmenistanAsgabat215705
 IndiaNew Delhi210689
 NigerNiamey207679
 Micronesia, Federated States ofPalikir207678
 St. LuciaCastries204669
 BelarusMinsk198650
 AustriaVienna170558
 UkraineKiev168551
 CongoBrazzaville155509
 GreeceAthens153502
 LaosVientiane148486
 São Tomé and PríncipeSao Tomé141463
 CyprusNicosia134440
 MauritiusPort Louis134440
 SlovakiaBratislava131430
 CroatiaZagreb130427
 LithuaniaVilnius124407
 RussiaMoscow124407
 SerbiaBelgrade116381
 ComorosMoroni110361
 PeruLima107351
 Equatorial GuineaMalabo107351
 AlbaniaTirana104341
 HungaryBudapest102335
 HaitiPort-au-Prince98322
 GhanaAccra98322
 PolandWarsaw93305
 MoldovaChişinău80263
 MyanmarNaypyidaw77253
 BelizeBelmopan76250
 BelgiumBrussels76249
 Sierra LeoneFreetown76249
 NicaraguaManagua75246
 CanadaOttawa74243
 RomaniaBucharest70230
 OmanMasqat68223
 ChinaBeijing63207
 MozambiqueMaputo63207
 TogoLome63207
 MontenegroPodgorica61200
 MalaysiaKuala Lumpur60197
 LebanonBeirut55180
 MaltaValletta54186
 ParaguayAsunción54177
 JamaicaKingston53174
 MoroccoRabat53174
 ChinaBeijing44144
 UruguayMontevideo43141
 IraqBaghdad40131
 Papua New GuineaPort Moresby39128
 BeninPorto-Novo38125
 EstoniaTallinn37121
 SenegalDakar37121
 FranceParis34112
 GermanyBerlin34112
 South KoreaSeoul33108
 Solomon IslandsHoniara2995
 SomaliaMogadishu2892
 FinlandHelsinki2582
 VietnamHanoi2582
 GrenadaSaint George's2582
 EgyptCairo2272
 New ZealandWellington2066
 JapanTokyo1756
 IcelandReykjavík1549
 PortugalLisbon1549
 SwedenStockholm1549
 CambodiaPhnom Penh1549
 ItalyRome1446
 United KingdomLondon1446
 QatarDoha1343
 United Arab EmiratesAbu Dhabi1343
 NorwayOslo1240
 East TimorDili1136
 ArgentinaBuenos Aires10.533
 NauruYaren930
 IrelandDublin826
 LatviaRiga826
 PhilippinesManila723
 BahrainManama620
 North KoreaP'yongyang620
 BarbadosBridgetown620
 AngolaLuanda620
 LibyaTripoli620
 MauritaniaNouakchott620
 TaiwanTaipei516
 KuwaitKuwait516
 Sri LankaSri Jayawardenapura-Kotte413
 CubaHavana413
 BangladeshDhaka310
 IndonesiaJakarta310
 Marshall IslandsMajuro310
 BahamasNassau27
 United StatesWashington, D.C.27
 AlgeriaAlger13
 ThailandBangkok13
 SurinameParamaribo13
 DenmarkCopenhagen00
 MonacoMonaco00
 BruneiBandar Seri Begawan00
 MaldivesMale00
 SingaporeSingapore00
 Antigua and BarbudaSaint John's00
 DominicaRoseau00
 Dominican RepublicSanto Domingo00
 GuyanaGeorgetown00
 PanamaPanama00
 Saint Kitts and NevisBasseterre00
 St. Vincent and the GrenadinesKingstown00
 Trinidad and TobagoPort of Spain00
 Cape VerdePraia00
 DjiboutiDjibouti00
 GabonLibreville00
 GambiaBanjul00
 GuineaConakry00
 Guinea-BissauBissau00
 LiberiaMonrovia00
 SeychellesVictoria00
 TunisiaTunis00
 FijiSuva00
 KiribatiBairiki00
 PalauMelekeok00
 SamoaApia00
 TongaNuku'alofa00
 TuvaluVaiaku00
 VanuatuPort Vila00
 NetherlandsAmsterdam-1-3
 AzerbaijanBaku-28-92