A capital territory is normally a specially designated territory where a country's seat of government is located. As such, in the federal model of government, no one state or territory takes pre-eminence because the capital lies within its borders. A capital territory can be one specific form of federal district.
- In Australia, the capital Canberra lies within the Australian Capital Territory.
- The National Capital Territory is where New Delhi, the capital of India is located.
- In Pakistan, the capital city Islamabad lies within the Islamabad Capital Territory.
- Nigeria has its capital Abuja in the Federal Capital Territory.