GK Notes: Tricks to Remember Countries and Capitals

By Ashwini Shivhare|Updated : July 28th, 2021

Tricks to Remember Countries and Capitals: "Countries and capitals" is an important topic of the GK syllabus. Questions are frequently asked about the countries and their capitals in every SSC and Railway exam.
In this article, we would learn tricks to remember countries and their capitals. These tricks would be helpful in the preparation of all SSC and Railways exams.

Tricks to Remember Countries and Capitals: "Countries and capitals" is an important topic of the GK syllabus. Questions are frequently asked about the countries and their capitals in every SSC and Railway exam.
In this article, we would learn tricks to remember countries and their capitals. These tricks would be helpful in the preparation of all SSC and Railways exams.

GK Notes: Tricks to Remember Countries and Capitals

Trick 1: Country Name and Capital Name are Similar/Alike

CountriesCapitals
PanamaPanama City
MexicoMexico City
Vatican CityVatican City
GuatemalaGuatemala City
KuwaitKuwait City
DjiboutiDjibouti City
MonacoMonaco
SingaporeSingapore
LuxembourgLuxembourg
AndorraAndorra la Vella
TunisiaTunis

Trick 2: List of Countries whose Capital Names End with “Town”

CountriesCapitals
Barbados Bridge Town
Sierra LeoneFree Town
South AfricaCape Town
GuyanaGeorge Town

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Trick 3: List of Countries their Capitals and Tricks to Memorize

CountriesCapitalsTricks

Syria

DamascusIn Syria first 2 letters sounds like ‘see’. (Trick: See the ‘Dam’ when you go for picnic)

Canada

OttawaOttawa sounds like “Oats” (Trick: Canadians like Oats)

Jamaica

Kingston(Trick: Jamaica’s men are “Kings”)

Sweden

StockholmSweden (sound relates to ”Sweat-den”) Stockholm (sounds like “Stock +Home”)
(Trick: Sweats are in Stock in our Home.)

Hungary

BudapestHungary looks like “Hungry” Budapest sounds like “Buddha+pest (Trick: Buddha (Old man) is very Hungry.)

Argentina

BuenosAires look like “Airs” (Trick: Argentina’s Airs)

Bhutan

ThimpuBhutan sounds like “Boot+tan” Thimphu sounds like name “Tippu Sultan” (Trick: Tippu Sultan wear Boots)
IranTehran (Trick: Both words ends with “ran”)

Denmark

CopenhagenMark (a name) Co-Pen(means Others Pen) (Trick: Mark uses others Pen.)
AustraliaCanberra Canberra sounds like “Cadbury”  (Trick: Australia’s companies manufacture’ Cadbury) 
 MoroccoRabat Rabat sounds like “Robert” (Trick: Morocco’s Robert.) 
 TaiwanTaipei Taiwan sounds like (“Tie +One”) Taipei sounds like (“Tie +Pi”) 
Poland Warsaw 

Land – War – Saw (Trick – I SAW a WAR happened in poLand)   

Malta

Valletta(Trick: Malta – Letta)

Romania

Bucharest(Trick: Romania people take “Rest”)

Czech Republic 

Prague

Prague sounds like “Pray” (Trick: Czech People “Pray” for God Daily)

New Zealand 

Wellington

Wellington -Washington (Trick: New Washington)

Congo

Brazzaville 

Brazzaville – Brazil + Ville (Trick: Congo’s to Brazil for hosting FIFA WorldCup) 

Estonia 

Tallinn 

Estonia sound like “Yes +Stone” (Trick: Stone is Tall) 

VenezuelaCaracas (Trick: Veny Travels in Car) 
 Bahrain  Al Manamah(Trick: Bahrain has ‘rain’ in its last word; In Manamah take the word ‘man’. Now, Man stands in the rain.) 

Ukraine

Kyiv

Ukraine sounds like (“Uk+rain”) Kyiv sounds like (“key”) (Trick: In Uk, while raining lost KEY) 

BrazilBrasillia (Trick: Brasillia – Brazil+lia) 

Iraq

Baghdad (Trick: ‘Ira’ in this era my ‘dad’ was born) 

Bulgaria

Sofia 

Bulgaria – Bulk +Area Sofia looks like “Sofa” (Trick: Bulk of Sofa’s in that Area) 

 IsraelTele Aviv (Trick: In Is’rael’ all seen ‘Rally’ in television) 
Maldivesmale (Trick: Add ‘E’ to the end of Mal.) 

Croat

Zagreb

Croatia sounds like (“Coast +Asia”) Zagreb sounds like (‘za+Grey”) (Trick: Coast Asia people like “Grey” Colour) 

Austria

Vienna (Trick: in Austria take ‘tri’ means 3; Vienna Sounds like instrument ‘veena’. So,3 veenas that is tri vienna) 
 Lebanon Beirut(Trick: Beirut sounds like Beetroot, Lebanon sounds like Non: Now it is Beetroot non…eat it..) 
Oman Muscat(Trick: Oman as ‘Oh!Man!!” You Must cut the hair – Must cut, Muscat) 

Cyprus

 

Nicosia 

(Trick: Take cyp as ‘zip’ in Nicosia think as Nike t-shirt; Now Nike shirt has zip in it) (Trick: Nicosia sounds like (“Nik +Asia”) 

 PhilippinesManila (Trick: Philips TV was manufactured by a ‘Manu’ and Nila; Manu and Nila becomes Manila) 

Kyrgyzstan

Bishkek

(Trick: ‘kyr’ sounds like ‘Geer’,‘Shkek’ sounds like shake; now like milk shake,it is Geer shake.so shake the Geer to make geer shake)

Cambodia

Phnom Penh(Trick: Combo pack of ‘pens’ are given)

Jordan

Amman(Trick: ’Jo+man’= Joker man)

South Korea

SeoulSeoul looks like “Soul” (Trick: South Korea’s Soul)

North Korea

PyongyangPyongyang sounds like “Young-yang” (Trick: North People are “Young”)

Note: Jeruselum has been declared as the capital of Israel (disputed) but according to India's stand on International Platforms, we accept Tele Aviv as the Capital of Israel (voted against the USA)

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Shubham Pardeshi
मलेशिया??
Priyanshi

PriyanshiJul 28, 2021

i did not understand Buenos capital trick
Saumya Sen

Saumya SenJul 28, 2021

Thank you ❗❗
@Ashwini Shivhare ma'am
Very Nice 👌
Anitha

AnithaJul 29, 2021

Very useful for your notes
Me Manju

Me ManjuJul 29, 2021

thank you soo much ma🙏m
Supali Sahu

Supali SahuAug 26, 2021

The tricks are so easy and useful.  Thank u ma'am
Atul

AtulSep 17, 2021

Mam please Reasoning and math ke full notes provide kardo mam,

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