However well you think you know geography, every now and then you come across the name of a city that you’ve never heard of.
Some of these are from former Soviet republics that have become (or reverted to) independent countries, others are from tiny countries that get no coverage in Western news.
So here are some capital cities that you have probably never heard of …
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I bet you could spend years trying to find this capital on a map.
It’s on the remote island of St Helena, a British overseas territory, which is known for being the site of Napoleon’s exile and death.
At present, the island is only accessible by boat, although an airport is planned