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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."
Four million Britons will jet off in search of sunnier climes over the festive period - slightly more than last year.
Have you ever booked a holiday while you're supposed to be working? If so you're not alone.
You could reduce your risk of dementia by living a healthy lifestyle, according to leading medical experts.
Holidaymakers looking to see in the new year abroad will find the cheapest prices in the Czech Republic capital.
Not everyone is looking forward to Christmas, with a quarter of elderly people dreading the upcoming festive period.
Researchers have highlighted a link between poor sleep in later life and the brain changes that lead to dementia.
Scientists have claimed a new scan could reveal whether asthma sufferers' medication is working.
What do you look for most when booking a hotel? If it's Wi-Fi you're not alone - according to a poll that found wireless broadband...
New research has shown that younger cancer patients are more likely to have surgery for their disease than older sufferers.
Are you thinking about booking a family holiday for next summer but concerned about affording it?
New rules which came into effect this week will strengthen the rights of disabled air passengers.
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