Capital Cities beginning with R
This is a list of national capitals with their name beginning with the Letter R, There are 6 capital cities with the name starting with the letter R.
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Rabat | Morocco
Rabat is the capital city of Morocco and the country’s seventh-largest city with an urban population of approximately 580,000 and a metropolitan population of over 1.2 million. Rabat is located on the Atlantic Ocean at the mouth of the river Bou Regreg, opposite Salé, the city’s main commuter town. Rabat was founded in the 12th century by the Almohad ruler Abd al-Mu’min as a military town. The French established a protectorate over Morocco in 1912 and made Rabat its administrative centre. Morocco achieved independence in 1955 and Rabat became its capital.
Reykjavík | Iceland
Reykjavík is the capital and largest city of Iceland. It is located in southwestern Iceland, on the southern shore of Faxaflói bay. Its latitude is 64°08′ N, making it the world’s northernmost capital of a sovereign state. Reykjavík is believed to be the location of the first permanent settlement in Iceland, which, according to Landnámabók, was established by Ingólfr Arnarson in AD 874. Until the 19th century, there was no urban planning in the city location. The city was founded in 1785 as an official trading town and grew steadily over the following decades
Riga | Latvia
Riga is the capital of Latvia. Riga is the country’s primate city. It is also the largest city in the three Baltic states and is home to one-tenth of the three Baltic states’ combined population. The city lies on the Gulf of Riga at the mouth of the Daugava river where it meets the Baltic Sea. Riga’s territory covers 307.17 km2. Riga was founded in 1201 and is a former Hanseatic League member.
Riyadh | Saudi Arabia
Riyadh is the capital of Saudi Arabia and the largest city on the Arabian Peninsula. Riyadh is the main financial hub on a desert plateau in the country’s centre. The first mentioning of the city by the name Riyadh was in 1590, by an early Arab chronicler. Riyadh is the political and administrative centre of Saudi Arabia.
Rome | Italy
Rome is the capital city and a special comune of Italy, as well as the capital of the Lazio region. The city has been a major human settlement for almost three millennia. With 2,860,009 residents in 1,285 km2. Rome’s history spans 28 centuries. While Roman mythology dates the founding of Rome at around 753 BC, the site has been inhabited for much longer, making it one of the oldest continuously occupied cities in Europe.
Roseau | Dominica
Roseau is the capital and largest city of Dominica. Roseau is Dominica’s most important port for foreign trade. Some exports include bananas, bay oil, vegetables, grapefruit, oranges, and cocoa. The city of Roseau sits on an alluvial fan formed hundreds of years ago as the Roseau River meandered across the area from what is now known as Newtown to its current location.