Take a person from a European country, and they will be able to name many more American cities than Canadian ones. Perhaps Americans are ignorant, but not for this reason.
How's that for not important? But I do agree. Their are more american cities that are important because there's more american cities in general; both by number and population.
e.g. Surrey and Burnaby are both in greater Vancouver; Longueuil and Laval are both in greater Montreal; Gatineau is in greater Ottawa; Mississauga, Brampton, Markham and Vaughan are all in greater Toronto. In each case you don't leave the urbanized area for a single moment when driving from one city to the other.
So to me, as a Canadian, almost half the names on this list would be irrelevant to anyone from outside our country. It's still a cool quiz, but I agree that not getting all the cities on this list doesn't imply ignorance at all.
It is also of note a survey conducted in 2014 found that 73% of Americans cannot find their own country on a map:
I am Canadian though so I should get these.
For the most part a lot of these cities are suburbs of Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver.
However, they do belong to Metro Vancouver, which is a regional district authority. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metro_Vancouver
Definition of suburb
a : an outlying part of a city or town
b : a smaller community adjacent to or within commuting distance of a city
They're suburbs AND cities.
I guess it's the tricky part of deciding where a city actually stops, especially with large metropolitan areas.
get it, like "got to know".... haha?
i tried ok
Hamilton's my home town. It's sad that a good fraction of the Canadians who I meet have never heard of it, considering it's one of the biggest cities in Canada. It's big enough to be on most globes.
I figure of those who get it, you're either American or British?
Copyright H Brothers Inc, 2008–2022
Contact Us | Go To Top | View Mobile Site