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Biggest Cities by Latitude

For each latitude range, name the urban area with the highest population.
Population according to citypopulation.de, using Wikipedia as a secondary source
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First submittedSeptember 7, 2015
Last updatedNovember 4, 2018
Times taken10,588
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Latitude
Population
Urban Area
65° N +
307 k
Murmansk
60° - 65° N
1.2 mil
Helsinki
55° - 60° N
16.8 mil
Moscow
50° - 55° N
14.3 mil
London
45° - 50° N
11.2 mil
Paris
40° - 45° N
21.9 mil
New York City
35° - 40° N
39.5 mil
Tokyo
30° - 35° N
30.4 mil
Shanghai
25° - 30° N
26.0 mil
Delhi
20° - 25° N
46.9 mil
Guangzhou
15° - 20° N
23.0 mil
Mumbai
10° - 15° N
23.1 mil
Manila
5° - 10° N
16.8 mil
Lagos
0° - 5° N
9.3 mil
Bogota
Latitude
Population
Urban Area
0° - 5° S
10.5 mil
Kinshasa
5° - 10° S
27.7 mil
Jakarta
10° - 15° S
9.9 mil
Lima
15° - 20° S
4.9 mil
Belo Horizonte
20° - 25° S
21.8 mil
São Paulo
25° - 30° S
13.2 mil
Johannesburg
30° - 35° S
15.9 mil
Buenos Aires
35° - 40° S
4.4 mil
Melbourne
40° - 45° S
394 k
Wellington
45° - 50° S
183 k
Comodoro Rivadavia
50° + S
116 k
Punta Arenas
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level 72
Sep 9, 2015
The 60 degree north parallel cuts through St Petersburg (pop 4.9 million) - but how could one work out if more than 1.2 million of them live north of it?
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level 65
Nov 6, 2015
It would be fun to have a version of this with a map showing the lines of latitude but nothing else labeled.
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level 70
Nov 6, 2015
good idea
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level 61
Nov 6, 2015
Longitude would be a better quiz
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level 48
Jun 9, 2017
Only if the Quizmaster made it.
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level 49
Nov 6, 2015
I put Guangdong and nothing happen, so I skip that. Totally forgot that it is province, not city.
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level 38
Nov 8, 2015
Love this quiz! Tried Ushuaia for that last one, and only remembered Punta Arenas as time expired. That and Comodoro Rivadavia were the only ones I missed.
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level 47
Nov 9, 2015
How come the population of Guangzhou is larger than Tokyo's population? Tokyo is the largest city in the world not Guangzhou
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level 69
Jun 11, 2016
Sometimes, a bunch of surrounding cities in the Pearl River Delta are included as part of Guangzhou's population (Shenzhen, Foshan, Zhongshan, Dongguan and others), even though they're really separate cities.
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level 45
Oct 2, 2018
Rcshelton23, true for 2014. In February 2015, Guangzhou surpassed Tokyo.
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level 69
Aug 25, 2016
Spending time in Patagonia paid off. Probably would have been with the 99% and missed Comodoro otherwise. Well it paid off in more ways that getting me an extra answer on a quiz - it's one of the most stunning places on Earth - but it paid off in that way this time.
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level 31
Sep 13, 2016
Wow, I got all the obscure ones but missed Mumbai and New York...
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level 79
Aug 31, 2018
I forgot Tokyo :(
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level 48
Aug 31, 2018
I don't how I managed to pull Punta Arenas out of my rear end but I got it somehow
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level 61
Aug 31, 2018
Got nearly all of them, but missed my birthplace - Wellington!
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level 69
Aug 31, 2018
For a similar quiz involving U.S. cities see https://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/170770/largest-us-cities-by-latitude
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level 39
Aug 31, 2018
Really fun quiz!