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12 April 2012 13:31
Many travellers reckon Sydney is the capital of Oz, a poll found
Not knowing Canberra is the capital of Australia and thinking it's Sydney could be excused but many Britons get confused with the capital of Scotland, according to research.
Some quote Glasgow when it should be Edinburgh, according to a poll of 1,318 UK holidaymakers from sunshine.co.uk.
Others that are regularly confused are Barcelona being the capital of Spain instead of Madrid and Cape Town instead of Pretoria in South Africa.
However, people preparing for trips overseas have enough to remember without worrying about capital cities - thankfully
travel insurance cover can help ease some of that pressure.
Sunshine.co.uk co-founder Chris Clarkson said: "I think it's quite surprising when you take a look at Britons' knowledge of the rest of the world. You would expect even those who aren't well travelled to be able to point out certain places on a world map."
28 May 2016
Favourite tourist attractions such as Venice and Easter Island are at risk due to climate change, according to a new study.
27 May 2016
British tourists are being warned they may struggle to get the Spanish or Portuguese summer holiday of their choice unless they act now.
26 May 2016
Weight-loss surgery should be recognised as a normal procedure in the war against type-2 diabetes, international experts are claiming.
25 May 2016
Holiday-loving youngsters are being warned about the dangers of venturing abroad without travel insurance.
24 May 2016
Holidays are being offered as incentives for children to do well in their exams, a new survey shows.
21 May 2016
Gatwick has offered holidaymakers a glimpse into its past, by releasing a series of images to mark a new milestone.
20 May 2016
Holidaymakers are gearing up for the launch of the largest cruise ship in the world.
19 May 2016
More and more travellers look set to fly with Ryanair after the Irish carrier announced a near-£1 billion expansion plan involving 450 new British jobs.
18 May 2016
Motoring football fans holidaying in France this summer are being warned: it's a different ball game out there.
17 May 2016
Many people are scared to visit their family doctor with signs of dementia, a new study suggests.
14 May 2016
Holidaymakers will be able to fly from Bournemouth to Krakow from this autumn.
13 May 2016
Holidaymakers will soon be able to travel from central London to London Luton Airport in under half-an-hour, thanks to a new rail connection.