In 1728, a royal expedition under Major Claus Paarss arrived with four supply ships and moved the Kangeq colony to the mainland opposite, establishing a fort named Godt-Haab (“Good Hope”), the future Godthåb.
The city was established in 1724 by a Spanish soldier, Bruno Mauricio de Zabala, as a strategic move amidst the Spanish-Portuguese dispute over the platine region. Montevideo is now the capital and largest city of Uruguay.
Kingston was founded in July 1693 after the earthquake that devastated Port Royal in 1692, the original section of the city which was situated at the bottom of the Liguanea Plains was laid out to house survivors of the earthquake. Kingston is now the capital and largest city of Jamaica.
The current capital of The Bahamas was formerly known as Charles Town; founded in 1670 by British Noblemen who brought British settlers with them to the island of New Providence.
Belize Town eventually became Belize City which now is the largest city in Belize and was once the capital of the former British Honduras.
St. John’s is now the capital and largest city of Antigua and Barbuda, part of the West Indies in the Caribbean Sea. With a population of 22,219, St. John’s is the commercial center of the nation and the chief port of the island of Antigua.
Tegucigalpa was founded by Spanish settlers as Real de Minas de San Miguel de Tegucigalpa on September 29, 1578 on the site of an existing native settlement of the Pech, Tolupans and the Twahkas
Punakha was the capital of Bhutan and the seat of government until 1955, when the capital was moved to Thimphu.
Luanda is now the capital and largest city in Angola. It is Angola’s primary port, and its major industrial, cultural and urban center.
On 25 July 1567, Captain Diego de Losada laid the foundations of the city of Santiago de León de Caracas. Caracas is now the capital and largest city of Venezuela.