Temporary capital

A temporary capital or a provisional capital is a city or town chosen by a government as an interim base of operations due to some difficulty in retaining or establishing control of a different metropolitan area. The most common circumstances leading to this are either a civil war, where control of the capital is contested, or during an invasion, where the designated capital is taken or threatened.


Examples include:


  1. ^ Antal Papp: Magyarország (Hungary), Panoráma, Budapest, 1982, ISBN 963 243 241 X, p. 860, pp. 463-477
  2. ^ MOSQUERA, Tomás Cipriano de, The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition 2006
  3. ^ Caplan, p. 57.
  4. ^ Hansen, Harry. The Civil War: A History. Signet Classics, 2002. ISBN 0-451-52849-2.
  5. ^ Andrei Brezianu; Vlad Spânu (2007). "Iași". Historical Dictionary of Moldova. Scarecrow Press. ISBN 978-0-8108-6446-7.
  6. ^ Andrew Nagorski: The Greatest Battle, 2007, pp. 165-166
  7. ^ Cho, author. Constitution of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. OCLC 958762316.
  8. ^ Staff (26 February 2011). "Libya's Ex-Justice Minister Forms Interim Government in Benghazi – Former Libyan Minister Says Gadhafi 'Alone' Bore Responsibility for Crimes That Occurred, Qurnya Newspaper Reports". Haaretz. Retrieved 13 September 2011.
  9. ^ "Yemen's President Hadi declares new 'temporary capital'". Deutsche Welle. 21 March 2015. Retrieved 21 March 2015.