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In economics, capital is wealth, especially wealth used to start or maintain a business. It is one of the three factors of production.

also see capitalism

Also, the capital of a country is the city or town that contains the central government a country. A country may have more than one official capital at any given point in time It may be separate from the actual seat of government or move about seasonally. Different branches of government may be centered in different cities. See capital cities.

In architecture, the capital of a pillar or column is its top part. See capital (architecture).