Category:Capitals of former nations

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This category contains cities that once served as the capital of their respective countries, which countries have since ceased to exist. Any such city may be included, even if the capital were transferred before the country ceased to exist.

Not included in this category are:

  • Former capitals of countries that still exist (see Category:Former national capitals), unless they were also capitals of former countries.
  • Ruined cities, e.g. Memphis, Egypt
  • Former national capitals that are now the capital of another country. For example, Kiev would not be included on this list by virtue of its serving as an early capital of Kievan Rus' (predecessor to Belarus, Russia, and Ukraine) because it is now the capital of Ukraine. Likewise, Belgrade, Berlin, Moscow and Prague were the capitals of former communist countries (Yugoslavia, East Germany, the Soviet Union and Czechoslovakia), but they are now the capitals of Serbia, Germany, Russia and the Czech Republic respectively.

Please place only city articles to this category. City categories should not be subcategories to this category.


This category has the following 5 subcategories, out of 5 total.




Pages in category "Capitals of former nations"

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