Biggest Cities by Trait #2

We give you the trait, you guess the most populous urban area.
Based on urban area population, according to citypopulation.de. January 2018
Quiz by Quizmaster
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Last updated: February 2, 2018
First submittedFebruary 1, 2018
Times taken7,849
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Biggest City
Population
Answer
where Islam is the
primary religion
30.3 mil
Jakarta
where Christianity is the
primary religion
24.6 mil
Manila
on the Arabian Sea
24.2 mil
Mumbai
in Latin America
22.6 mil
Mexico City
whose name starts with B
20.0 mil
Beijing
in California
17.7 mil
Los Angeles
above 50° North
17.0 mil
Moscow
in a country with no U.S.
diplomatic relations
14.7 mil
Tehran
originally founded by the
the ancient Greeks
14.8 mil
Istanbul
whose name ends in "burg"
13.4 mil
Johannesburg
Biggest City
Population
Answer
where French is an
official language
11.6 mil
Kinshasa
in a country not recognized
by the UN
9.10 mil
Taipei
in Vietnam
8.35 mil
Ho Chi Minh City
on the Mediterranean
5.85 mil
Alexandria
below 35° South
4.55 mil
Melbourne
in the Horn of Africa
3.65 mil
Addis Ababa
on the Mississippi River
3.10 mil
Minneapolis
On the Caspian Sea
2.53 mil
Baku
in Siberia
1.69 mil
Novosibirsk
in Scotland
1.66 mil
Glasgow
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Level 65
Feb 1, 2018
Johannesburg ends in "burg"!
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Level 74
Feb 1, 2018
I was thinking the same thing.
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Level 76
Feb 1, 2018
"Biggest city that ends in 'burg' not answered previously on this quiz" :-)
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Level ∞
Feb 2, 2018
D'oh! Fixed.
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Level 80
Jun 13, 2019
What was the answer before?
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Level 65
Feb 1, 2018
What happened to Paris' over 12 million people urban area?

Why has the source reduced it to 2 million?

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Level 80
Feb 1, 2018
The source still has it at 11.3 million (under agglomeration, which are the numbers listed in this quiz).
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Level 65
Feb 2, 2018
Oh, I had a hard time navigating the site, probably was under the wrong impression.
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Level 79
Feb 1, 2018
Seems like kind of a stretch to say that Addis Ababa is in the Horn of Africa. I guess ii is by a political technicality - yes, Ethiopia IS one of the countries making up the HOA, but geographically, even if you draw a line from the northernmost point of Eritrea to the southernmost point in Somalia, the area demarcated doesn't include Addis Ababa.
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Level 77
Feb 6, 2018
"The Horn of Africa denotes the region containing the countries of Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Somalia." says Wikipedia.

Similar to East Asia containing all of China, even though it stretches to Central Asia.

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Level 79
Jun 8, 2018
Or how Vladivostok is in a European country?
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Level 63
Mar 7, 2020
Vladivostok is in a European country, but not in Europe. Same way that Honolulu is in a North American country, but not in North America
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Level 48
Feb 1, 2018
Quizmaster, I'm sorry to press correction or suggestion. But I was curious, how did you download a photo to the quiz while I tried hundreds of hours to do just that. By -

TheSavageGeographer

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Level 77
Feb 1, 2018
You can't do it, he puts it there once the quiz is featured.
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Level 83
Jun 11, 2018
"Hundreds of hours"??
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Level 81
Jul 27, 2018
No wonder you're savage.
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Level 45
Feb 1, 2018
Small error: Addis Ababa is in the wrong place!
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Level ∞
Feb 2, 2018
Fixed
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Level 69
Feb 1, 2018
Great quiz. Needs way more time though. Some of those clues need a fair bit of thinking.
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Level ∞
Feb 2, 2018
Added an extra minute
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Level 71
Feb 2, 2018
A new geography quiz angle! Enjoyed it greatly.
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Level 17
Jun 8, 2018
I was just curious to see the answers so I gave up halfway through 🤷‍♂️
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Level 71
Jun 8, 2018
Largest city founded by the Greeks = Istanbul? It was founded by Roman emperor Constantine I.
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Level 70
Jun 9, 2018
Byzantium was founded by the Greeks circa 657BC. It was even the capital of the Roman Empire before Constantine took it over.
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Level 44
Sep 2, 2018
I'd love more of these quizzes. Even though I managed to miss Manila!
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Level 72
May 9, 2019
Great series! Would like to see more!
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Level 43
Nov 12, 2020
I initially rolled my eyes and thought "what kind of an arbitrary question is it to ask which countries the USA has diplomatic relations with?" Then I saw the answer and I thought – d'oh!