- This is an article about a game feature. For capital cities used in roleplay, see Capital. For the province in Northern Sushi, see Capital City (province).
Nations can select a Capital City after receiving a special issue ("A Capital City for (Nation)?") that activates a customizable field in Nation Settings. Nations began receiving the issue around July 2009 along with similar issues on deciding a nation's Leader or National Religion. Only nations with a population of 250 million or more are eligible to receive the Capital City issue. It includes multiple options for choosing a capital, like multiple cities, an underground bunker, an amusement park or no city at all. Once the issue has been answered, nations will receive a telegram informing them that the ability to select a Capital City has been activated. Nation profiles will indicate "Capital City" as the default city until a custom name is selected. There is a character limit on city names.