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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 August 2015
Almost 10,000 Britons under the age of 65 were killed by heart attacks last year, according to new figures from a leading charity.
27 August 2015
An "alarming" number of older people are drinking an unsafe amount of alcohol, data suggests.
26 August 2015
Only a fifth of heart attack patients are following advice on how to look after their heart health and prevent another attack, research reveals.
25 August 2015
Thousands of cancer patients are missing out on targeted treatments due to a lack of funds, claims a charity.
22 August 2015
Coffee has the potential to boost a person's chances of surviving bowel cancer, research suggests.
21 August 2015
When you are on holiday abroad with the family, it can be even more tempting than usual to stop off at a fast food outlet.
20 August 2015
Angkor in Cambodia has been named the number one must-see destination in the world.
19 August 2015
The last decade has seen the number of people living with diabetes rocket by well over a million, new figures show.
18 August 2015
Holidaymakers have been warned not to gamble with travel insurance, after figures showed medical claim costs rose by nearly 10% last year.
15 August 2015
Older men could cut their risk of heart failure by taking up walking or cycling, research suggests.
14 August 2015
A book is no longer the main companion of choice for young people sunning themselves on holiday, research reveals.
13 August 2015
Diagnosing the most common cancers in the earlier stages can more than treble survival chances, experts claim.