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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."
29 April 2016
A new drug that could potentially transform the lives of people enduring heart failure has been approved.
28 April 2016
People heading on holidays abroad could face heavy traffic over the upcoming Bank Holiday weekend.
27 April 2016
One of the banes of long-distance holidaymakers' lives - jet lag - could be a thing of the past soon.
26 April 2016
British tourists heading off abroad can save themselves stress and money by getting their passports in order now before the big summer rush, ABTA is advising.
23 April 2016
Holidaymakers are helping to make Paraguay the world's fastest-growing tourist country, new figures suggest.
22 April 2016
British tourists hoping to enjoy the burgeoning travel destination of Serbia can take in Germany as well with Ryanair from this autumn.
21 April 2016
A simple protein jab may help Alzheimer's patients of the future, scientists hope.
20 April 2016
Over one in five skin cancer patients suffering from advanced melanoma are now tumour-free following the trial of two combined immunotherapy drugs.
19 April 2016
Passengers flew out of British airports in record numbers last year, according to new figures from the Civil Aviation Authority.
16 April 2016
Revolutionary research could find markers for diseases like Alzheimer's years ahead of the illnesses even developing, scientists believe.
15 April 2016
More holidaymakers are likely to flock to India and Bhutan as a result of a royal visit to the regions, a travel agency has suggested.
14 April 2016
Holidaymakers planning to venture abroad over the May Day bank holiday weekend have been urged to look out for potential train disruption.