Capital Cities beginning with K
This is a list of national capitals with their name beginning with the Letter K, There are 11 capital cities with the name starting with the letter K.
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Kabul | Afghanistan
Kabul is the capital and largest city of Afghanistan, located in the eastern section of the country. Kabul is located high up in a narrow valley between the Hindu Kush mountains, with an elevation of 1,790 metres making it one of the highest capitals in the world. The city is said to be over 3,500 years old, mentioned since at least the time of the Achaemenid Empire.
Kampala | Uganda
Kampala is the capital and largest city of Uganda. The city proper has a population of 1,680,000 and is divided into the five boroughs of Kampala Central Division, Kawempe Division, Makindye Division, Nakawa Division, and Rubaga Division. Kampala originally referred to only the present-day Old Kampala hill, on whose summit Fort Lugard was located, and the initial headquarters of the British colonial authorities in the soon to be Uganda Protectorate.
Kathmandu | Nepal
Kathmandu is the capital and largest city of Nepal, with a population of around 1 million. Also known as the city of temples. The city stands at an elevation of approximately 1,400 metres above sea level in the bowl-shaped Kathmandu Valley in central Nepal. The city was the royal capital of the Kingdom of Nepal and hosts palaces, mansions and gardens of the Nepalese aristocracy.
Khartoum | Sudan
Khartoum is the capital of Sudan. With a population of 5,274,321, its metropolitan area is the largest in Sudan. Khartoum is located at the confluence of the White Nile, flowing north from Lake Victoria, and the Blue Nile, flowing west from Lake Tana in Ethiopia. Khartoum was founded in 1821 as part of Ottoman Egypt, north of the ancient city of Soba. While the United Kingdom exerted power over Egypt, it left the administration of Sudan to it until Mahdist forces took over Khartoum.
Kyiv | Ukraine
Kyiv is the capital and most populous city of Ukraine. It is in north-central Ukraine along the Dnieper River. Its population in July 2015 was 2,887,974, making Kyiv the seventh-most populous city in Europe. Kyiv is an important industrial, scientific, educational and cultural centre of Eastern Europe. It is home to many high-tech industries, higher education institutions, and historical landmarks. The city has an extensive system of public transport and infrastructure, including the Kyiv Metro.
Kigali | Rwanda
Kigali is the capital and largest city of Rwanda. The city has been Rwanda’s economic, cultural, and transport hub since it became the capital following independence from Belgian rule in 1962. The name Kigali comes from the Kinyarwanda prefix ki- combined with the adjective suffix -Gali, which means wide or broad.
Kingston | Jamaica
Kingston is the capital and largest city of Jamaica, located on the southeastern coast of the island. It faces a natural harbour protected by the Palisadoes, a long sand spit which connects the town of Port Royal and the Norman Manley International Airport to the rest of the island. The city proper is bounded by Six Miles to the west, Stony Hill to the north, Papine to the northeast and Harbour View to the east, which are communities in urban and suburban Saint Andrew.
Kingstown | Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Kingstown is the capital, chief port, and main commercial centre of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. With a population of 12,909, Kingstown is the most populous settlement in the country. It is the centre of the island’s agricultural industry and a port of entry for tourists. The city lies within the parish of Saint George in the southwest corner of Saint Vincent. The modern capital, Kingstown, was founded by French settlers shortly after 1722, although Saint Vincent had 196 years of British rule before its independence.
Kinshasa | The Democratic Republic of the Congo
Kinshasa is the capital and the largest city of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. With a total population of 15 million as of 2021, it is the most populous city in Africa. Residents of Kinshasa are known as Kinois or Kinshasans. The indigenous people of the area include the Humbu and Teke. The city was established as a trading post by Henry Morton Stanley in 1881.
Kuala Lumpur | Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur is a federal territory and the capital city of Malaysia. It is the largest city in Malaysia, covering an area of 243 km2 with an estimated population of 1.73 million as of 2016. Kuala Lumpur is the cultural, financial and economic centre of Malaysia. Kuala Lumpur has been ranked by the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Global Liveability Ranking at No. 70 in the world, and No. 2 in Southeast Asia after Singapore.
Kuwait City | Kuwait
Kuwait City is the capital and largest city of Kuwait. Kuwait Located at the heart of the country on the south shore of Kuwait Bay on the Persian Gulf. Kuwait is the political, cultural and economical centre of the emirate, containing Kuwait’s Seif Palace, government offices, the headquarters of most Kuwaiti corporations and banks. Kuwait City’s trade and transportation needs are served by Kuwait International Airport, Mina Al-Shuwaik.