Top 10 Western Asia facts Selected as the most interesting among Western Asia related questions in Western Asia quiz Which country was formerly named Ottoman Empire?Turkey. The name “Ottoman” comes from the Osman dynasty, which ruled Turkey from 13th century until 1922.Created by: globalquiz.orgOttoman Empire facts » What is the capital city of Armenia?Yerevan has been the capital since 1918, the thirteenth in the long history of Armenia, and the seventh located in or around the Ararat plain.Created by: globalquiz.orgcities of Asia facts » What is the capital city of Jordan?Amman is considered to be among the most liberal and westernized Arab cities. Coincidentally, it was named “Philadelphia” during classical times, after Ptolemy II Philadelphus, the Macedonian ruler of the Ptolemaic Kingdom.Created by: globalquiz.orgcapitals facts » What is the capital city of Azerbaijan?Baku is the largest city on the Caucasus region. It is located on the coast of the Caspian Sea, 28 metres (92 ft) below sea level - which makes it the lowest lying national capital in the world and also the largest city in the world located below sea level. Photo: Flame Towers.Created by: globalquiz.orgAsia facts » What is the capital city of Saudi Arabia?Riyadh. From 1940s, the city entered the long period of modernization and planned development under king Saud. Today, Riyadh resembles American metropolies with its grid layout pattern and neighbourhoods connected by high-performance main roads to the inner areas. Created by: globalquiz.orgSaudi Arabia facts » What is the capital city of Qatar?Doha is the capital the largest city of Qatar. The population of Doha is 1.4 million - about 67% of the total country population.Created by: globalquiz.orgcities facts » What is the capital city of Cyprus?Nicosia is the farthest southeast of all EU member states' capitals. Since 1963 the city has been divided - the northern part of the city is the capital of Northern Cyprus.Created by: globalquiz.orggeography facts » What is the capital city of Lebanon?Beirut is one of the oldest cities in the world, inhabited more than 5,000 years ago. The first historical mention of Beirut is found in the ancient Egyptian Tell el Amarna letters dating from the 15th century BC.Created by: globalquiz.orggeography facts » What is the capital city of Oman?Muscat. Throughout its history, Muscat was ruled by various indigenous tribes as well as foreign powers such as the Persians, the Portuguese and the Ottoman Empire. It was a regional military power in the 18th century, it's influence extended as far as East Africa and Zanzibar. Created by: globalquiz.orggeography facts » What is the capital city of Georgia?Tbilisi was founded in the 5th century on the site of natural hot springs. In XIX century, under Russian rule, it was the seat of the Imperial Viceroy governing both sides of the entire Caucasus.Created by: globalquiz.orggeography facts » Play Western Asia quiz and see all the questions.