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Biggest Cities by Trait

We give you the trait, you guess the most populous urban area.
Based on urban area population, according to citypopulation.de. January 2018
Using Wikipedia as a secondary source
Last updated: February 01, 2018
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Biggest City
Population
Answer
in the world
45.6 mil
Guangzhou
that is a national capital
39.9 mil
Tokyo
above 5,000 ft of elevation
22.6 mil
Mexico City
in the United States
22.2 mil
New York City
in South America
22.1 mil
São Paulo
in Indochina
18.4 mil
Bangkok
in Africa
18.2 mil
Lagos or Cairo
in Europe
17.0 mil
Moscow
below 30° South
16.1 mil
Buenos Aires
on the Great Lakes
9.75 mil
Chicago
on the Iberian peninsula
6.35 mil
Madrid
in Florida
6.25 mil
Miami
Biggest City
Population
Answer
on the US/Canada border
5.70 mil
Detroit
in Australia
5.00 mil
Sydney
founded after 1950
3.98 mil
Brasilia
on the Caribbean Sea
3.83 mil
Santo Domingo
in the British Midlands
3.10 mil
Birmingham
in Central America
3.10 mil
Guatemala City
in Scandinavia
2.15 mil
Stockholm
above 10,000 ft of elevation
2.03 mil
La Paz
above 60° North
1.27 mil
Helsinki
on the Yucatan peninsula
1.11 mil
Mérida
on a Mediterranean island
0.855 mil
Palermo
above the Arctic Circle
0.299 mil
Murmansk
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level 78
Jul 6, 2013
Thailand was not/is not part of "Indochina," which was comprised of Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia.
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level 74
Jul 6, 2013
Might want to check that.
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level 44
Mar 24, 2014
I'd agree. Southeast Asia would be more appropriate.
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level ∞
Aug 26, 2015
https://www.google.com/search?q=indochina
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level 49
Sep 27, 2015
As a Thai, I confirm that my country is on the Indochina peninsula a.k.a. Mainland SE Asia.
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level 68
Mar 12, 2018
Indochina = the areas between India (Indo) and China (...China). Burma is sometimes included, but not always, probably because Burma used to be a part of British India, and because it shares a similar-ish culture to places like Thailand.
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level 74
Oct 23, 2018
I think where some people get confused is that they often see the term "French IndoChina," referring to Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos, and then assume that French IndoChina and IndoChina are the same thing.
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level 68
Jul 6, 2013
Nice quiz. I would love to see this as a new series.
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level 32
Jul 6, 2013
I second that
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level 70
Jul 13, 2013
Same here, brilliant quiz!
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level 49
Jun 6, 2017
Four years later, to the day, as far as I know a series has sadly not been created.
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level ∞
Feb 1, 2018
Finally added a Sequel!
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level 69
Jul 6, 2013
I didn't do all that well, kalbahamut's comment about more time is appropriate. But still, very enjoyable and different quiz.
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level 26
Jul 6, 2013
Would you not consider Mexico to be part of Central America??
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level 55
Jul 6, 2013
I think generally Central America is considered the isthmus.
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level 75
Jun 14, 2015
I think Mexico is part of North America. N America is Canada down to Panama, including the Caribbean islands. Central America is Belize to Panama. Latin America is anywhere that speaks a Romance language. I think I confused Latin America with Central America.
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level 35
May 8, 2018
No, Mexico is part of Middle America not of Central America
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level 32
Jul 6, 2013
Actually I thought that too... but I could be wrong ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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level 29
Jul 7, 2013
ugh why did i spell murmansk not murmunsk XD
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level 51
Nov 16, 2013
As for the time limit, I am a slow, poor typist and finished 24/24, albeit with only 0:18 on the clock. In regards to Central America, I am with Simsy and DudiJG on this point, but can certainly understand how Mexico is omitted, including by most authoritative sources.
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level 30
Feb 26, 2014
Moscow is in Asia, not Europe.
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level 43
Mar 25, 2014
No, it's in Europe.........
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level 56
Jul 15, 2015
It's in Europe.............................................
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level 67
Dec 30, 2016
Europe..............
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level 49
Jun 6, 2017
Definitely Europe.................................................
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level 76
May 6, 2018
Absolutely Europe...........................................
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level 68
May 7, 2018
Has anyone already said it‘s in Europe.......................
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level 54
Oct 23, 2018
It's in Europe....................................................................................................................................................................... Do I get a prize for most dots?
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level 79
Jul 1, 2014
"Trait" seems so strange when all but "founded after 1950" are locations. Also I thought Mexico was Central America? -- also in Finland Helsinki is not counted as having over 1mil inhabitants, but I guess if you add the areas around you'll end up with that.
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level 74
Jul 22, 2014
Great quiz. Thanks.
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level 69
Sep 27, 2015
When did Guangzhou triple its population? I think you have confused the future project of merging the major cities of the Guangdong province together into one super city with the separation between them today. The population in Guangzhou is around 18 million and I live as an expat in Shenzhen which is the second most populated in the province and we are no way near of being included in Guangzhou.
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level 55
Sep 27, 2015
That Guangzhou number includes Hong Kong. Hong Kong should be accepted.
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level ∞
Sep 27, 2015
The Guangzhou number does not include Hong Kong.
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level 56
Sep 27, 2015
It doesn't include Hong Kong, only Shenzhen
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level 69
Sep 28, 2015
Why would it include Shenzhen? I live in Shenzhen and this city is not part of Guangzhou, even if you counted Shenzhen as part of Guangzhou Tokyo still would have a larger population. I wonder if you have confused Guangzhou with Guangdong, which is the province...
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level 68
Aug 23, 2016
It includes ALL the cities in the Pearl River Delta, but very few people would consider them all to belong to Guangzhou... yet.
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level ∞
Feb 1, 2018
It doesn't include all the cities in the Pearl River delta which would be over 50 million. You can visit citypopulation.de to learn more.
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level 3
Sep 27, 2015
I don't get how Guangzhou is the number one city in the world, I'm Chinese and I'm pretty sure that Tokyo is the most populated city in the world
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level 56
Sep 27, 2015
They counted Shenzhen in this one
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level 19
Sep 27, 2015
Where do these populations come from? They all seem too large.
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level 17
Sep 27, 2015
tokyo is the largest city in the world
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level 34
Sep 27, 2015
Very deceiving because this appears to be metropolitan areas. That's why Guangzhou is #1. Detroit has about 800,000 people, not seven times that many.
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level 66
Sep 28, 2015
I was thinking of St Petersburg, but it lies a whopping 4' south of 60°N...
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level 59
Sep 28, 2015
Mexico IS in 'Central America' which in itself is in 'North America'
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level ∞
Feb 1, 2018
https://www.google.com/search?q=central+america
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level 74
May 6, 2018
Not unless you are talking about the UN geoscheme which groups Mexico and Central America together as a subregion of North America for statistical analysis.
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level 28
Oct 1, 2015
Shenzhen is not even that close to Guangzhou. It would make more sense as part of Hong Kong. Also it was founded well after 1950 and is much bigger than Brasilia.
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level 66
Oct 9, 2015
Add more spellings of Guangzhou please! (I tried probably 8 different variations...and failed miseraby...)
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level 59
Oct 23, 2015
A little more time would be greatly appreciated on this one.
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level 80
Sep 22, 2016
Completely forgot about Sicily. Guessed every Corsican, Sardinian, Cypriot and Maltese city I know, and was working my way through the Aegean looking for a curveball...
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level 37
May 6, 2018
I spelled Palermo wrong. I knew it because my grandpa is from there
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level 74
May 6, 2018
St Petersburg straddles the 60th parallel and is a much bigger agglomeration than Helsinki. It seems plausible that the portion of St Petersburg north of 60 degrees has more people than all of Helsinki.
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level 35
May 8, 2018
I see multiple people complain about it, so just to clarify. There is Middle America and there is Central America. Middle America is a relatively vague term referring to the places in the middle of the Americas including Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America and sometimes, Colombia, Venezuela and the Guianas. Central America is a much more limited term which specifies the countries of Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama. In other words, the land mass between Colombia and Mexico. So Central America does, in fact, not include Mexico.
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level 74
Jun 27, 2018
Couple of points
First of all, I've more often seen "Middle America" refer to the American (United States) "heartland"- from about Colorado in the West to Ohio in the East. Though I looked it up and also see that the term is used the way you did here.
Second, Central America is just as vaguely defined as your definition of Middle America. Google "Central America map" and you will find about a 60/40 or 70/30 split between those that include Mexico and those that do not, with a majority reflecting your definition.
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level 73
Jun 8, 2018
Difficult 10/24
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