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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
  • Quiz by Quizmaster - Jan 12, 2017
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Population
City
22.3 mil
21.9 mil
16.0 mil
12.7 mil
10.1 mil
9.50 mil
7.15 mil
5.05 mil
4.95 mil
Population
City
4.75 mil
4.08 mil
3.90 mil
3.85 mil
3.78 mil
3.75 mil
3.73 mil
3.68 mil
3.63 mil
Population
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3.33 mil
3.08 ml
3.05 mil
3.03 mil
3.03 mil
2.98 mil
2.90 mil
2.60 mil
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level 65
Sep 9, 2012
Havana?
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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 20
Sep 12, 2012
I don't care what it says here but Haiti is not part of Latin America
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level 35
Sep 12, 2012
All of Mexico, Central America, The Caribbean and South America are part of Latin America. That includes Haiti (;
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level 59
Feb 5, 2014
but Jamaica and Guyana not (English), Suriname too (Dutch) :P
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level 59
Mar 5, 2016
You know, I've been to about twenty countries in Latin America and never met a single soul who speaks passable Latin.
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level 45
Apr 13, 2017
Despite the name, Latin America is presently less cultural and more geographical. It essentially means the Americas, less Canada and the U.S.
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level 49
Jun 15, 2014
Actually Latin America is a term established and popularized by France to recognized it's colonies, prior to that the territories where called Hispanic or Spanish America, so is correct to say that Latin America actually includes Canada (Quebec) and the USA (Louisiana) as well as French Guiana, Haiti and other caribbean island nations and colonies. Because of the reference to Latin been the root language, Portugal also adopted the term so Brazil can be included as well. The only parts of the continent that cannot be included as Latin America are the territories colonized only by the UK or the Netherlands, few as they are since most changed of hands several times.
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level 15
Jun 18, 2016
its a difficult name to use, as ther is no correct definiton of latin america. some say it is south ameirca excluding guyana some say including. some would say it is all south of the states including the carribbean and some would say it excludes the carribbean. there is no exact definition so i guess its each one to their own.
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level 70
Dec 21, 2014
French is a Romance (Latin derived) language.
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level 68
Apr 13, 2017
This.
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level 67
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 49
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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Oct 24, 2012
Haiti is part of Latin America, they speak spanish as well as cubans, dominicans, puerto ricans, and if im wrong PLEASE correct me ! lol
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level 43
Apr 20, 2014
They don't speak Spanish in Haiti they speak French.
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level 75
Dec 21, 2014
They speak Creole, not French.
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level 66
Dec 22, 2014
So why not accept Montreal (3.9 million)?
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Dec 23, 2014
That's not how it works. I don't make the rules, I just follow them.
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level 47
Jun 4, 2017
The Quizmaster follows rules? Is there a Quizmastermaster?
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level 66
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 12
Apr 23, 2014
Regarding Haiti, it counts as it is a Francophone. They speak French, which is Romantic in origin. French Guiana is not a country, it is a colony of France, unlike Guyana and Suriname. Belize is an Anglophone.
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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 44
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 56
Apr 13, 2017
The disclaimer says "urban areas", so it's adding the population of towns around Campinas, too.
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level 66
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 47
Oct 16, 2016
That's not what Latin America means
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level 65
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 72
Jan 15, 2017
No, Cali in Colombia.
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level 44
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 32
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 44
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 47
Jun 4, 2017
Then the quiz would be called: Biggest Cities in South America.
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level 76
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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Jan 12, 2017
Quito has now passed Maracaibo.
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level 76
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 65
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 55
Apr 13, 2017
San Salvador doesn't work but Salvador does ? Come on...
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level 69
Apr 13, 2017
You should have typed in San Salvador sans San.
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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 23
Apr 13, 2017
What about Montreal? It's in the America's and speaks a romance language... right?
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level 55
Apr 19, 2017
Belo Horizonte ? Miami ?
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level 47
Jun 4, 2017
Yes, Belo Horizonte is on there. Don't get me started on Miami.
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level 30
Apr 21, 2017
wow! almost half of the cities are in Brazil
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