Top 10 highest capital cities of the world

nature & geography

Living high above sealevel allows you to oversee what’s going on. And that’s exactly what a capital city needs to do. It should have natural authority. The bigger, the better, the higher. Our next list is about elevated capitals.

Top 10 highest capital cities of the world


  1. Nairobi, Kenya – 1,661m (5,450 ft)
  2. Kabul, Afghanistan – 1,790m (5,873 ft)
  3. San’a', Yemen – 2,200m (7,218 ft)
  4. Mexico City, Mexico – 2,240m (7,350 ft)
  5. Thimphu, Bhutan – 2,320m (7,656 ft)
  6. Asmara, Eritrea – 2,325m (7,628 ft)
  7. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – 2,355m (7,726 ft)
  8. Bogotá, Colombia – 2,640m (8,660 ft)
  9. Quito, Ecuador – 2,850m (9,350 ft)
  10. La Paz, Bolivia – 3,675m (12,057 ft)

n.b. Lhasa, Tibet would be placed nr. 2 (3.650 m)

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