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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."
30 June 2016
Thousands of British holidaymakers abroad have been protected by a package getaway and flights guarantee scheme over 2015/2016, new statistics show.
29 June 2016
For British holiday-goers planning a trip abroad to Europe it's business as usual for now, Abta insists.
28 June 2016
Holiday romances could flower via a free new airport app, according to its makers.
24 June 2016
Foreign festivals have grown in popularity among Britons looking to combine a music event with a holiday.
23 June 2016
Millions of referendum-weary Britons are planning to get away from it all by heading off on holiday over the next few months, a new report suggests.
22 June 2016
Prostate cancer patients could have their radiotherapy sessions almost slashed in half following a successful 14-year trial.
25 June 2016
How much do you spend on travel a year? The figure could reach £9,300 by 2025, if new forecasts are anything to go by.
21 June 2016
Millions of British people will be identified with potentially life-threatening conditions by 2035 because of weight problems, a new report warns.
18 June 2016
Over 1,000 Welsh and English skin cancer patients could receive a revolutionary new, life-prolonging drug combination that has been fast-tracked for use in the NHS.
17 June 2016
Holiday balconies pose a significant risk to tourists who travel abroad, Britons are being warned.
16 June 2016
Older people can improve their chances of living longer by nearly a quarter simply by walking briskly for 15 minutes every day, according to new research.
15 June 2016
More passengers have travelled through London Luton Airport (LLA) on one day than ever before - with over 50,000 arriving or departing.