Capital Territory

A capital territory is normally a specially designated territory where a country's seat of government is located. As such, in the federal model of government, no one state or territory takes pre-eminence because the capital lies within its borders. A capital territory can be one specific form of federal district.

In Australia, the capital Canberra lies within the Australian Capital Territory.

The National Capital Territory is where New Delhi, the capital of India is located. In Pakistan, the capital city Islamabad lies within the Islamabad Capital Territory.

Nigeria has its capital Abuja in the Federal Capital Territory.

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