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Biggest City in Time Zones

Name the biggest city in each time zone.
  • Based on urban area population according to citypopulation.de, with Wikipedia as a secondary source
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Time
Population
City
-12:00
-
no major cities
-11:00
55,800
-10:00
953,000
-9:30
-
no major cities
-9:00
251,000
-8:00
17,400,000
-7:00
4,250,000
-6:00
22,400,000
-5:00
21,900,000
-4:30
3,675,000
-4:00
6,900,000
-3:30
165,000
-3:00
21,600,000
-2:00
-
no major cities
-1:00
130,000
GMT
14,100,000
+1:00
13,700,000
+2:00
16,500,000
+3:00
16,800,000
+3:30
13,500,000
Time
Population
City
+4:00
2,425,000
+4:30
3,550,000
+5:00
23,600,000
+5:30
25,700,000
+5:45
2,825,000
+6:00
17,000,000
+6:30
5,050,000
+7:00
27,400,000
+8:00
34,300,000
+8:45
-
no major cities
+9:00
39,400,000
+9:30
1,280,000
+10:00
4,825,000
+10:30
-
no major cities
+11:00
179,000
+11:30
-
no major cities
+12:00
1,430,000
+12:45
-
no major cities
+13:00
37,700
+14:00
-
no major cities
Answer Stats
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Nov 16, 2012
jajdude
(32)
Always thought Shanghai was biggest in China.
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Dec 20, 2012
(62)
I think it used to be the most populous many years ago, but not anymore.
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Jan 15, 2013
(12)
That's city proper this is based on metro.
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May 13, 2014
Tramp
(47)
Yeah, this figure includes the whole pearl river delta region, which is one of the densest populated regions on earth. Guangzhou is still huge though.
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May 15, 2015
paula05
(1)
12. started a minute and a half late!
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Dec 29, 2012
(62)
needed more time... maybe 2 more minutes. Cool quiz though.
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Jan 15, 2013
(34)
I've been following Guangzhou ever since they started building that TV Tower a couple years ago...very respectable city indeed, even if Shanghai Tower will be taller.
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Dec 10, 2013
(40)
I suppose I should have got St Johns, bearing in mind I was there last week :P
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Aug 14, 2014
Quizmaster
I had to update this quiz because Moscow and Vladivostok changed time zones. Unfortunately, the quiz is much harder now.
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Mar 6, 2015
(62)
Hard, but enjoyable.
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May 15, 2015
(60)
According to Wikipedia, Pago Pago's population is 3,656.
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May 15, 2015
PrinceEric
(36)
Well, this opened my eyes! I am from the -6:00 time zone in the US (central time), and I was convinced that the quiz was broken because it wouldn't accept Chicago. It didn't even occur to me to extend my view all the way south. Respect, Mexico!
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May 15, 2015
(59)
71 percent got baku, but only 31 percent got moscow? wtf is that?
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May 15, 2015
bb99999
(59)
Great quiz. I agree with the question, why do so many people know Baku? Bizarre.
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May 15, 2015
(61)
Santiago is UTC-3, not -4. The largest city in UTC-4 is Santo Domingo at 2.9 M.
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May 15, 2015
(52)
This is correct. Even though Santiago should, by geography, be UTC-5, it is UTC-3, like São Paulo.
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May 15, 2015
(52)
What a fantastic quiz. Five stars for sure.
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May 15, 2015
(45)
Quiz will need to be updated several times a year as various countries go on and off daylight savings time.
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May 15, 2015
(62)
DST affects what you read on your clock but it does not change which time zone your are in.
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May 19, 2015
(36)
For -6:00, I kept trying Chicago until I realized how US-centric was being. Also, this quiz needs way more time.
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May 16, 2015
(43)
this is a good one because you can't simply rely on your map knowledge as time zones are not always, well, never parallel to longitude.
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Aug 19, 2015
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