Southernmost World Capital

Updated February 28, 2017 | Infoplease Staff

The Question:

What is the world's southernmost national capital?

The Answer:

That distinction belongs to Wellington, New Zealand.

The cultural capital and geographical center of the country, Wellington is the only world capital located in the roaring 40s latitudes. It was the first world capital to welcome the new millennium.

The capital of Iceland, Reykjavik, is the northernmost capital of the world.

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-The Editors

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