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 item 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
Country Capital Altitude (m) Altitude (ft)
 Bolivia La Paz (and Sucre) 3640 (and 2750) 11,942 (and 9,022)
 Ecuador Quito 2850 9,350
 Bhutan Thimphu 2648 8,688
 Colombia Bogotá 2625 8,612
 Ethiopia Addis Ababa 2355 7,726
 Eritrea Asmara 2325 7,628
 Yemen Sana'a 2250 7,382
 Mexico Mexico City 2240 7,350
 Kenya Nairobi 1795 5,889
 Afghanistan Kabul 1790 5,873
 Namibia Windhoek 1721 5,646
 Lesotho Maseru 1673 5,489
 Rwanda Kigali 1567 5,141
 Peru Lima 1550 5080
 Guatemala Guatemala City 1529 5,016
 Zimbabwe Harare 1483 4,865
   Nepal Kathmandu 1400 4,593
 Mongolia Ulan Bator 1350 4,429
 Madagascar Antananarivo 1288 4,226
 South Africa Pretoria 1271 4,170
 Zambia Lusaka 1270 4,167
 Swaziland Mbabane 1243 4,078
 Uganda Kampala 1190 3,904
 Costa Rica San José 1146 3,760
 Iran Teheran 1138 3,734
 Tanzania Dodoma 1120 3,675
 Brazil Brasilia 1079 3,540
 Malawi Lilongwe 1024 3,360
 Andorra Andorra la Vella 1023 3,356
 Honduras Tegucigalpa 990 3,250
 Armenia Yerevan 989 3,246
 Botswana Gaborone 983 3,225
 Turkey Ankara 938 3,077
 Venezuela Caracas 909 2,982
 Burundi Bujumbura 794 2,605
 Tajikistan Dushanbe 789 2,589
 Nigeria Abuja 777 2,549
 Kyrgyzstan Bishkek 771 2,530
 Jordan Amman 759 2,490
 Israel Jerusalem 754 2,474
 Cameroon Yaoundé 726 2,382
 Syria Damascus 691 2,267
 Spain Madrid 667 2,188
 El Salvador San Salvador 658 2,159
 Saudi Arabia Riyadh 624 2,047
 Australia Canberra 605 1,985
 Bulgaria Sofia 580 1,900
  Switzerland Bern 542 1,778
 Chile Santiago 521 1,709
 Bosnia and Herzegovina Sarajevo 518 1,699
 Pakistan Islamabad 507 1,663
 Uzbekistan Tashkent 459 1,506
 Liechtenstein Vaduz 455 1,493
 Georgia T'bilisi 451 1,480
 Sudan Khartoum 377 1,237
 Central African Republic Bangui 369 1,211
 Mali Bamako 349 1,145
 Kazakhstan Astana 338 1,109
 San Marino City of San Marino 328 1,076
 Burkina Faso Ouagadougou 305 1,001
 Chad N'djamena 298 978
 Slovenia Ljubljana 281 922
 Luxembourg Luxembourg 273 896
 Czech Republic Prague 244 801
 Macedonia Skopje 243 797
 Democratic Republic of the Congo Kinshasa 240 787
 Côte d'Ivoire Yamoussoukro 217 712
 Turkmenistan Asgabat 215 705
 India New Delhi 210 689
 Niger Niamey 207 679
 Micronesia, Federated States of Palikir 207 678
 St. Lucia Castries 204 669
 Belarus Minsk 198 650
 Austria Vienna 170 558
 Ukraine Kiev 168 551
 Congo Brazzaville 155 509
 Greece Athens 153 502
 Laos Vientiane 148 486
 São Tomé and Príncipe Sao Tomé 141 463
 Cyprus Nicosia 134 440
 Mauritius Port Louis 134 440
 Slovakia Bratislava 131 430
 Croatia Zagreb 130 427
 Lithuania Vilnius 124 407
 Russia Moscow 124 407
 Serbia Belgrade 116 381
 Comoros Moroni 110 361
 Equatorial Guinea Malabo 107 351
 Albania Tirana 104 341
 Hungary Budapest 102 335
 Haiti Port-au-Prince 98 322
 Ghana Accra 98 322
 Poland Warsaw 93 305
 Moldova Chişinău 80 263
 Myanmar Naypyidaw 77 253
 Belize Belmopan 76 250
 Belgium Brussels 76 249
 Sierra Leone Freetown 76 249
 Nicaragua Managua 75 246
 Canada Ottawa 74 243
 Romania Bucharest 70 230
 Oman Masqat 68 223
 China Beijing 63 207
 Mozambique Maputo 63 207
 Togo Lome 63 207
 Montenegro Podgorica 61 200
 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur 60 197
 Lebanon Beirut 55 180
 Malta Valletta 54 186
 Paraguay Asunción 54 177
 Jamaica Kingston 53 174
 Morocco Rabat 53 174
 China Beijing 44 144
 Uruguay Montevideo 43 141
 Iraq Baghdad 40 131
 Papua New Guinea Port Moresby 39 128
 Benin Porto-Novo 38 125
 Estonia Tallinn 37 121
 Senegal Dakar 37 121
 France Paris 34 112
 Germany Berlin 34 112
 South Korea Seoul 33 108
 Solomon Islands Honiara 29 95
 Somalia Mogadishu 28 92
 Finland Helsinki 25 82
 Vietnam Hanoi 25 82
 Grenada Saint George's 25 82
 Egypt Cairo 22 72
 New Zealand Wellington 20 66
 Japan Tokyo 17 56
 Iceland Reykjavík 15 49
 Portugal Lisbon 15 49
 Sweden Stockholm 15 49
 Cambodia Phnom Penh 15 49
 Italy Rome 14 46
 United Kingdom London 14 46
 Qatar Doha 13 43
 United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi 13 43
 Norway Oslo 12 40
 East Timor Dili 11 36
 Argentina Buenos Aires 10.5 33
 Nauru Yaren 9 30
 Ireland Dublin 8 26
 Latvia Riga 8 26
 Philippines Manila 7 23
 Bahrain Manama 6 20
 North Korea P'yongyang 6 20
 Barbados Bridgetown 6 20
 Angola Luanda 6 20
 Libya Tripoli 6 20
 Mauritania Nouakchott 6 20
 Taiwan Taipei 5 16
 Kuwait Kuwait 5 16
 Sri Lanka Sri Jayawardenapura-Kotte 4 13
 Cuba Havana 4 13
 Bangladesh Dhaka 3 10
 Indonesia Jakarta 3 10
 Marshall Islands Majuro 3 10
 Bahamas Nassau 2 7
 United States Washington, D.C. 2 7
 Algeria Alger 1 3
 Thailand Bangkok 1 3
 Suriname Paramaribo 1 3
 Denmark Copenhagen 0 0
 Monaco Monaco 0 0
 Brunei Bandar Seri Begawan 0 0
 Maldives Malé 0 0
 Singapore Singapore 0 0
 Antigua and Barbuda Saint John's 0 0
 Dominica Roseau 0 0
 Dominican Republic Santo Domingo 0 0
 Guyana Georgetown 0 0
 Panama Panama 0 0
 Saint Kitts and Nevis Basseterre 0 0
 St. Vincent and the Grenadines Kingstown 0 0
 Trinidad and Tobago Port of Spain 0 0
 Cape Verde Praia 0 0
 Djibouti Djibouti 0 0
 Gabon Libreville 0 0
 Gambia Banjul 0 0
 Guinea Conakry 0 0
 Guinea-Bissau Bissau 0 0
 Liberia Monrovia 0 0
 Seychelles Victoria 0 0
 Tunisia Tunis 0 0
 Fiji Suva 0 0
 Kiribati Bairiki 0 0
 Palau Melekeok 0 0
 Samoa Apia 0 0
 Tonga Nuku'alofa 0 0
 Tuvalu Vaiaku 0 0
 Vanuatu Port Vila 0 0
 Netherlands Amsterdam -1 -3
 Azerbaijan Baku -28 -92