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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."
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A group of Alzheimer's experts are calling for a public health campaign aimed at raising awareness of what people can do to help...
Fats linked to dairy products may play a role in lowering the risk of type 2 diabetes, according to researchers.
Researchers believe thousands of heart attack victims could be failing to receive a key aspect of potentially life-saving care....
Looking for inspiration for your next holiday? Why not look to the big screen?
A leading cancer specialist has called for a nationwide lung cancer screening programme targeted at older smokers.
A charity has called for changes to the social care system after claiming that a "dementia tax" is being paid by sufferers of...
An increasing number of people are expected to get cancer as a result of the UK's ageing population, according to a report.
The travel industry was bracing itself for a rush on bookings as Britons banished the 'end-of-summertime blues' by snapping up...
Holidaymakers travelling to warmer climes should be more aware of making skin cancer checks as well as covering up against the...
Visitors to one of Tokyo's favourite public parks have fallen victim to a crippling viral disease.
A dramatic rise in the number of skin cancer patients has seen experts call for more efforts to raise people's awareness about...
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