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Biggest Cities in Brazil Quiz

Name the 20 most populous cities in Brazil.
2014 estimates
City proper population only
Quiz by Quizmaster
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First submittedJanuary 11, 2012
Last updatedJune 15, 2016
Times taken17,143
Rating4.31
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Population
City
11,895,893
São Paulo
6,453,682
Rio de Janeiro
2,902,927
Salvador
2,852,372
Brasília
2,571,896
Fortaleza
2,491,109
Belo Horizonte
2,020,301
Manaus
1,864,416
Curitiba
1,608,488
Recife
1,472,482
Porto Alegre
Population
City
1,432,844
Belém
1,412,364
Goiânia
1,312,197
Guarulhos
1,154,617
Campinas
1,064,197
São Luís
1,031,903
São Gonçalo
1,005,319
Maceió
878,402
Duque de Caxias
862,044
Natal
853,622
Campo Grande
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level 34
Sep 25, 2012
8/15. Not bad for an American! Nice quiz!
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level 33
Jun 21, 2014
15/15 NOT BAD FOR A FETUS!!!!
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level 21
Dec 6, 2014
14/20 Not bad for an American!
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level 62
May 28, 2014
Why do people say "not bad for an American"? I don't care for that one bit. Are we supposed to be okay with not knowing as much as others? I'm an American and got all of them right.
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level 77
Jun 21, 2014
Sadly many people, including many Americans, accept the fallacious and bigoted stereotype that all Americans are stupid, ignorant, or poorly educated.
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level 66
Jun 21, 2014
stupid, ignorant, or poorly educated for not knowing cities in Brazil? I live in Uruguay right next to it, I'm pretty sure I'm not a poorly educated stupid ignorant, and I got 9
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level 69
May 22, 2015
You have to admit, the average American is notoriously bad at geography outside America. Lots of Americans just see no reason to learn about other countries, and to be fair, stuff like this *is* pointless knowledge for most people.
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level 57
Jul 30, 2015
I do have to agree with Tramp, I live in the US, and almost everyone that I know is horrifically bad at geography. Almost all of them think that it's not important, since they live in the US, but they seemed shocked whenever other people from other nations don't know that much about the US, because they think that other people should know about the US, since it's "The Center of the World"
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level 38
Aug 26, 2015
I live in Brazil and only got 16/20 the first time I took the quiz. Once you name the main state capitals it gets trickier - the "suburb cities" are not nearly as well-known.
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level 77
Aug 8, 2016
Tramp, yes Americans are "notoriously" bad at geography. But does notoriety equal actual badness? No. A million times no. Not even close.

Lio, that's great that you live in the USA and have some anecdotal experience to share. I have lived in the USA, and in Bahrain, in Saudi Arabia, in South Korea, in Israel, in Turkey, in Romania, and in Russia among other places. I've traveled extensively through Europe, Asia, Africa, and the United States. I've worked as an educator many of these places. If anecdotal experience means something, I've got yours beat.

Almost everyone I meet ANYWHERE believes that it's not important to know geography beyond where they are from. Europeans are dismayed that Americans don't know more about their own countries, and also believe the Europe is the center of the world. When they talk about Americans or other people not knowing more about "the rest of the world" what they usually mean is Western Europe. However...
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level 77
Aug 8, 2016
I have been traveling through Europe lately and when I tell EUROPEANS that I am in Thessaloniki, or Tbilisi, or Nicosia, or Odessa, or Riga, or Vilnius, or Minsk, or Iasi, or Chisinau... the most common response I get is... "WHERE??" They don't even know about their own continent, let alone the "rest of the world." Americans know about what is local and relevant to them: the USA, parts of Canada and Mexico, parts of Western Europe, and a few countries that they've been bombing recently. Europeans are about the same. They know countries in Europe. Which means they might know about more countries, but that doesn't make their knowledge superior. There are six countries in Europe smaller than Rhode Island. AND... if they don't know where Odessa is and I have personal experience telling me many of them don't. That's just pathetic. Odessa is the 2nd largest city in Europe. It's as big as Las Vegas, with a much longer more interesting history. I can't imagine an American not knowing Las Vegas
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level 77
Aug 8, 2016
My students in Saudi Arabia often could not point to the USA, Russia, China, or even their own country on a map. I'm not kidding. This was very common. They could tell me a bit about geography, and a tiny bit about history, regarding themselves and their neighbors. They would be more likely to know the difference between Iraq and Iran or Oman and Yemen than an American, for sure. And they could identify a lot of European flags if they happened to be football fans. But maybe 1 in 1000 could compete well on an average JetPunk geography quiz. My experience teaching in South Korea and Eastern Europe was roughly the same. I spent six years working in Saudi alongside mostly European or Arab coworkers. The last two years in a British company. These people were not more saavy, well informed, educated, or naturally inquisitive than Americans. I knew geography and history better than any of them. I ate and spoke with them every day.
PEOPLE are bad at geography. Not Americans.
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level 77
Aug 8, 2016
**Odessa is the 2nd largest city in Ukraine.. NOT Europe. Major typo. Also I believe it was Vilnius I looked up before that had the same population as Las Vegas. Odessa is actually 50% larger, making the fact that many people in nearby countries are not even aware of it all the more peculiar.
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level 76
Aug 8, 2016
I find that many Americans are more likely to know US geography of the coast areas than the interior. No one seems to care about the "flyover" states. We were in New York and when people asked where we were from and I said Missouri, they just got a glazed-over look and said, "Isn't that somewhere in the middle?" I told one person that we lived between Memphis and St. Louis. He got excited and said, "Memphis! Graceland! Elvis! Yeah!! I know where that is." So after that we started saying that and got no more blank stares, except for one man who said, "I just heard you say you're from Missouri. Isn't Memphis in Tennessee?" "Yes," I replied, "but part of Missouri touches Tennessee." He kept looking us up and down, letting us know he no longer trusted us. On another trip we told a man we met in Hawaii that we were from halfway between Memphis and St. Louis. He replied, "That sounds like halfway between nowhere and someplace I wouldn't want to be." There's just no respect for the heartland.
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level 77
Aug 8, 2016
:) funny stories, ander. and I know what you mean. But I've had similar conversations with people all over the world. Not caring about geography is about as American as... breathing oxygen, or using keratin to grow fingernails, or being born naked.
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level 60
Oct 22, 2017
Wait, Kalbahamut. Have you actually been to Thessaloniki, or Tbilisi, or Nicosia, or Odessa, or Riga, or Vilnius, or Minsk, or Iasi, or Chisinau?
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level 79
Mar 2, 2018
Hey, Ander. Halfway between Memphis and St. Louis - you mean Sikeston??? Cool - Portageville here.
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level 36
Jun 21, 2014
haha i would have only gotten 3 if not for the world cup :)
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level 77
Jun 21, 2014
Come on, everybody knows at least 4 : Rio, Sao Paulo, Brasilia and Porto Alegre...
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level 43
Jun 21, 2014
I got 11 but without the world cup i would have only got 4!
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level 65
Jun 21, 2014
The i in the title shouldn't be capitalized
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level 51
Jun 21, 2014
Are you sure that it is not a lower case "L?" ;)
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level ∞
Jun 21, 2014
Ok fixed
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level 27
Jul 26, 2014
i bet kalbahamut is level 2000...
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level 76
Nov 27, 2015
His level is by his name. He's not quite there.
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level 31
Dec 23, 2014
Americans, you have no excuses! You are closer to Brazil than most ;-)
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level 77
Aug 8, 2016
You just hurt the feelings of all the other non-American "Americans" on the site. Except for Canada.
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level 33
Apr 6, 2016
See the 2:08 mark at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sSIQ3kSdt7Q Some guy in Vegas said the capital of Brazil is Spain. ROFL
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level 32
Aug 8, 2016
i got 19/20 and im american
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level 34
May 22, 2017
12/20. Its sad since I lived in Brasilia for one and a half years. Need review.
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level 59
Aug 4, 2017
Oh, as a brazilian I'm ashamed of forgetting Duque de Caxias. Nice quiz, the most correct i've seen here about brazilian cities. For whom that doesn't know: except for Campinas, Guarulhos, São Gonçalo and Duque, the others are state capitals. Cool!
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level 35
Aug 10, 2017
how did i forgot brasilia
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level 77
Jun 11, 2019
Got all of them in the first column and none in the second column.