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A capital city (or simply capital) is the municipality enjoying primary status in a state, country, province, or other region as its seat of government. A capital is typically a city that physically encompasses the offices and meeting places of its respective government and is normally fixed by its law or constitution.
The word capital derives from the Latin caput meaning “head”.
In several English-speaking states, the terms county town, county seat, and borough seat are also used in lower subdivisions. In unitary states, sub-national capitals are commonly known as “administrative centres”.
An alternative term is political capital, but this phrase has a second meaning based on an alternate sense of the word capital. The capital is often, but not necessarily, the largest city of its constituent area.
Historically, the major economic centre of a state or region often becomes the focal point of political power, and becomes a capital through conquest or federation. Examples are Ancient…

2 Saudi police beheaded for rape

Two Saudi police officers were beheaded by the sword after being convicted of raping an expatriate woman. Corporal Shaalan bin Nasser al-Qahtani and Lance Corporal Fahd bin Hassan al-Sebeyi were…

California ‘UFO’ Pictures Create Online Buzz

Could the quiet seaside town of Capitola end up challenging Roswell, N.M., as the country’s capital for extraterrestrials? The city 90 minutes south of San Francisco is getting national attention…

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