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Biggest Cities in Latin America Quiz

Name the most populous urban areas in Latin America.
According to citypopulation.de, January 2017
Last updated: January 12, 2017
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Population
City
22.3 mil
Mexico City
21.9 mil
São Paulo
16.0 mil
Buenos Aires
12.7 mil
Rio de Janeiro
10.1 mil
Lima
9.50 mil
Bogotá
7.15 mil
Santiago
5.05 mil
Guadalajara
4.95 mil
Belo Horizonte
Population
City
4.75 mil
Monterrey
4.08 mil
Porto Alegre
3.90 mil
Brasília
3.85 mil
Medellín
3.78 mil
Recife
3.75 mil
Santo Domingo
3.73 mil
Caracas
3.68 mil
Salvador
3.63 mil
Fortaleza
Population
City
3.33 mil
Curitiba
3.08 ml
Campinas
3.05 mil
Guatemala City
3.03 mil
Guayaquil
3.03 mil
Puebla
2.98 mil
Cali
2.90 mil
Port-au-Prince
2.60 mil
Quito
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level 69
Sep 9, 2012
Havana?
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level 68
May 17, 2018
Nanana
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level 55
Sep 9, 2012
according to the site they used, Havana only has 2,135,498
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level 70
Oct 22, 2012
Haiti is a very odd anomaly - it shouldn't be in there, but is generally included on the list - Cuba and the Dominican Republic are the ONLY two other countries in the Caribbean considered part of Latin America. The other countries all speak English, Dutch or French and are not considered part of Latin America - I guess Haiti is included due to sharing an island with the Dominican Republic. But Barbados, Trinidad & Tobago, Jamaica, Dominica, Grenada, St Lucia, Kitts & Nevis, Vincent & Grenadines, Antigua & Barbuda and the Bahamas are NOT part of Latin America and not grouped in. Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana and Belize are also not included despite being contiguous.
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level 48
Jun 15, 2014
The whole reason the region is called Latin America is to include french and portuguese speaking countries, you are thinking of Hispanic America, which is spanish speaking countries only.
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level 65
Nov 20, 2018
Actually the Portuguese are Hispanic as well.
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level 75
Mar 29, 2019
French is a Romance language
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level 69
Nov 17, 2012
Re: the Haiti debate - French is a Romance language, derived from Latin, just like Spanish and Portuguese. So even though it is different, it still fits as part of "Latin America."
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level 17
Jul 31, 2014
I looked up Latin America and it said Central America so I only got ones in Central America
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level 67
Mar 29, 2019
Tegucigalpa is a long way from 20 million people, so there's that hint that Latin America is broader.
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level 56
Dec 21, 2014
This is my firts comment here, love this site but have to say. I'm brazilian, I live near to Campinas and I study there, the information is wrong. nowadays, the city has about 1 million and hundred thousand inhabitants, far away from that. Hugs.
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level 64
Apr 13, 2017
The disclaimer says "urban areas", so it's adding the population of towns around Campinas, too.
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level 65
Dec 22, 2014
If Port-au-Prince is on there, you should count Montreal (3.9 million), as well as several American cities whos metropolitan area speaks more Spanish than English.
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level 52
Oct 16, 2016
That's not what Latin America means
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level 21
Jun 14, 2018
Quebec is not a country, and they are going by Latin American countries. Latin America = countries in the Americas where a majority speaks a Romance language, incl. Haitian Creole.
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level 70
Dec 23, 2014
This quiz is so much easier after the 2014 World Cup.
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level 19
Dec 31, 2014
Is Cali, Santiago de Cali?
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level 77
Jan 15, 2017
No, Cali in Colombia.
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level 48
Mar 29, 2019
Yes, it is
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level 45
Apr 3, 2015
"Latin America is a region of the Americas, that comprises countries where Romance languages are spoken; primarily Spanish and Portuguese, but also French. It consists of twenty sovereign states which cover an area that stretches from the southern border of the United States to the southern tip of South America, including the Caribbean." - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Latin_America
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level 31
Jul 3, 2015
Technically speaking, Haiti is part of Latin America but as we know society and truth don't always get along. It's more about social paradigms and lines that were drawn in the sand a long time ago. Dominicans who are afro-latino sometimes will refuse to admit it...even though with some of them it's obvious that they have some african heritage. Also culturally Haiti is different from the rest of Latin America, indentifying best with Jamaica, Belize and it's land neighbor D.R., even though the majority of Dominicans dislike Haitians and normally get along better with Puerto Ricans and other Hispanic countries.
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level 49
Jul 4, 2015
Would you call a Haitian a latino? I dont think so. Not even they call themselves that way. Haitians are Caribbeans (by culture), whereas Dominicans are fully latinos, regardless of race. Saying that French speaking countries fall in the concept of Latin America is not correct at all. Latin America is about the culture, not about the language. If it were solely about the language, then I expect Quebec to be considered as latin american also. And BTW, there are many American cities which are already latin american by culture, like Miami for example. I just dont think you could include Miami on this list, because the USA as a whole is not Latin American.
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level 26
Sep 23, 2015
didn't know it included mexico and such, thought it was just south america
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level 49
Jun 4, 2017
Then the quiz would be called: Biggest Cities in South America.
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level 80
Mar 7, 2016
I am surprised not to find Quito on the list and Maracaibo instead? The Biggest Cities of the World (extreme) includes Quito? And if I remember right Maracaibo is not on that one?
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level ∞
Jan 12, 2017
Quito has now passed Maracaibo.
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level 82
Jan 27, 2017
I did a LOT better once I remembered to include Mexico. Not sure why I didn't include it at first...
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level 68
Apr 13, 2017
I can never remember how to spell Guayaquil...
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level 59
Apr 13, 2017
Although I agree with your definition of Latin America, I think it would be nice to state it somewhere to clear things up for all the others.
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level 56
Apr 13, 2017
San Salvador doesn't work but Salvador does ? Come on...
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level 75
Apr 13, 2017
You should have typed in San Salvador sans San.
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level ∞
Apr 13, 2017
Brazil's Salvador is a bigger Salvador than El Salvador's San Salvador. I hope that clears up your confusion.
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level 24
Apr 13, 2017
What about Montreal? It's in the America's and speaks a romance language... right?
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level 56
Apr 19, 2017
Belo Horizonte ? Miami ?
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level 49
Jun 4, 2017
Yes, Belo Horizonte is on there. Don't get me started on Miami.
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level 75
Mar 29, 2019
Is the site no longer accepting "Belo" as a type-in for Belo Horizonte?
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level 67
Mar 29, 2019
I was going to comment this is the only time Belo hasn't auto filled.
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level 57
Mar 30, 2019
I never understood why Belo was accepted as a type-in for Belo Horizonte. It'd be similar to accepting Buenos for Buenos Aires or Salt for Salt Lake City.
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level 30
Apr 21, 2017
wow! almost half of the cities are in Brazil