Inner Canberra, Australia.
A planned capital is a city specially planned, designed and built to be a capital. Several of the world's
capitals are planned capitals, including
Canberra in Australia,
Brasília in Brazil,
Belmopan in Belize,
New Delhi in India,
Abuja in Nigeria,
Astana in Kazakhstan,
Naypyidaw in Burma,
Islamabad in Pakistan,
Ankara in Turkey and
Washington, D.C., in the United States. In Egypt, a
new capital city east of Cairo has been proposed. The federal administrative centre of Malaysia,
Putrajaya, is also a planned city.
Abu Dhabi (UAE) and some of the recently built cities in the
Persian Gulf region are also planned cities, built on the money from the oil boom. Prior to the boom, these were just villages or towns.