Capital Cities in North America


Did you know? The United States is the world’s third most populous nation. However, the capital, Washington DC, is only the nation’s 22nd largest city (New York is the largest). The Washington Monument, which can be seen in the background of the picture, was the tallest building in the world (169 meters) when it was completed in 1884.

List of North American Capitals (Alphabetically sorted by country):

  • Antigua and Barbuda – St. John’s
  • Bahamas – Nassau
  • Barbados – Bridgetown
  • Belize – Belmopan
  • Canada – Ottawa

Did you know? One third of Canada’s capital Ottawa is French speaking. Measured by area, the country is by far the largest in the continent, and the world’s second largest (after Russia). Panoramic photo of Ottawa taken from the view in the Peace Tower.

  • Costa Rica – San José
  • Cuba – Havana
  • Dominica – Roseau
  • Dominican Republic – Santo Domingo
  • El Salvador – San Salvador
  • Grenada – St. George’s
  • Guatemala – Guatemala City
  • Haiti – Port-au-Prince
  • Honduras – Tegucigalpa
  • Mexico – Mexico City

Did you know? Mexico City is the city in the world with the most Spanish-speaking population. Photograph of the city’s cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana de la Asunción de María), which is also the continent’s largest and oldest.

  • Nicaragua – Managua
  • Panama – Panama City
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis – Basseterre
  • Saint Lucia – Castries
  • Trinidad and Tobago – Port of Spain
  • USA – Washington, DC

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