The First Picture That Appears When You Search Your Capital On Google Images

When you want to send a postcard from a particular place, it’s really hard to choose its design. After all, you have to decide what site portrays the essence of that location best. Google goes through the same problem – if a person searches a place, the website has to determine what images appear at the top of the result list. So what ‘postcards’ do Google assign to the cities around the world?

Bored Panda has conducted a Google image search of all the capital cities around the globe (according to United Nations there are 195 of them) and collected the first images of each query. From the sunny coast of Algiers to the buzzing lights of Taipei, these pictures show the incredibly diverse beauty of human civilization.

P.S. Results may vary for each user, but to make our list as objective as possible, we used Google Chrome’s Incognito mode (the queries were formulated as follows: “City, Country” and were conducted on

#1 Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm, Sweden

#2 Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik, Iceland

#3 Moscow, Russia

Moscow, Russia

#4 Budapest, Hungary

Budapest, Hungary

#5 Havana, Cuba

Havana, Cuba

#6 Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen, Denmark

#7 Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon, Portugal

#8 Berlin, Germany

Berlin, Germany

#9 Baku, Azerbaijan

Baku, Azerbaijan

#10 Bern, Switzerland

Bern, Switzerland

#11 Ottawa, Canada

Ottawa, Canada

#12 Amsterdam, Netherlands

Amsterdam, Netherlands

#13 Brussels, Belgium

Brussels, Belgium

#14 Male, Maldives

Male, Maldives

#15 Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok, Thailand

#16 Sana’a, Yemen

Sana'a, Yemen

#17 Dublin, Ireland

Dublin, Ireland

#18 Paris, France

Paris, France

#19 Tallinn, Estonia

Tallinn, Estonia

#20 Astana, Kazakhstan

Astana, Kazakhstan

#21 Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo, Japan

#22 Rome, Italy

Rome, Italy

#23 San Marino, San Marino

San Marino, San Marino

#24 Helsinki, Finland

Helsinki, Finland

#25 London, United Kingdom

London, United Kingdom

#26 Riga, Latvia

Riga, Latvia

#27 Beirut, Lebanon

Beirut, Lebanon

#28 Wellington, New Zealand

Wellington, New Zealand

#29 Lima, Peru

Lima, Peru

#30 Beijing, China

Beijing, China