Biggest Cities in the British Commonwealth

Try to name the most populous urban areas in the Commonwealth of Nations.
According to citypopulation.de, January 2020
Quiz by Quizmaster
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Last updated: February 15, 2020
First submittedJuly 29, 2014
Times taken35,418
Rating4.71
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Population
City
30.3 m
Delhi
25.1 m
Mumbai
20.2 m
Dhaka
19.4 m
Lagos
17.8 m
Karachi
16.8 m
Kolkata
14.8 m
London
13.9 m
Johannesburg
13.0 m
Lahore
12.2 m
Bangalore
Population
City
11.3 m
Chennai
10.2 m
Hyderabad
8.90 m
Kuala Lumpur
8.50 m
Ahmedabad
7.90 m
Singapore
7.45 m
Toronto
6.90 m
Pune
6.60 m
Surat
6.45 m
Dar es Salaam
Population
City
5.90 m
Nairobi
5.30 m
Sydney
5.10 m
Accra
4.98 m
Melbourne
4.93 m
Chittagong
4.75 m
Colombo
4.70 m
Kano
4.23 m
Cape Town
4.23 m
Montreal
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Level 44
Aug 1, 2014
This was tough! Got 19. American here. Really got me thinking. Bravo.
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Level 70
Aug 1, 2014
19 is impressive. I only got 17 and i'm British : )
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Level 80
Aug 3, 2014
American and got 25. Got Kano but missed Accra.
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Level 57
Jun 16, 2016
Wait, Kal you're American?
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Level 80
Jun 16, 2016
yes but I move around a lot so if I reference somewhere I'm living, it might be confusing.
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Level 80
Jan 4, 2019
got 26 this time. Missed Surat and Colombo.
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Level 80
Apr 23, 2019
...and still have never gotten Surat. Got everything else this time, though. :P
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Level 67
Aug 1, 2014
I'm from New Zealand and got 23. Solid effort.
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Level 64
Mar 15, 2017
Hey, same!
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Level 58
Aug 1, 2014
27/28. Woot! Missed Kano. I'm Indian, and it helped!
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Level 58
Aug 1, 2014
What about Hong Kong?
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Level 80
Aug 2, 2014
China is not part of the British Commonwealth.
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Level 76
Oct 12, 2015
It's a reasonable comment, though, seeing as Britain used to own Hong Kong, and apparently it used to be allowed to participate in the Cmmonwealth Games.
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Level 34
Jun 16, 2016
I thought the same thing but tried Hong Kong just in case
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Level 80
Jun 16, 2016
yes it was part of the empire but then it became part of China. If it had retained independence that would make sense... but since it was absorbed into another country, it would be quite strange. I don't think there are any territories in the Commonwealth that are parts of other countries that are, themselves, not in the Commonwealth.
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Level 68
Jun 20, 2016
Hong Kong was no longer part of the Commonwealth since 1997.
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Level 51
Aug 5, 2014
Bangalore is now often called Bangaluru.
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Level 57
Jun 16, 2016
Bengaluru
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Level ∞
Jun 16, 2016
That will work now. It was supposed to work all along.
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Level 73
Sep 6, 2015
Missed London...
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Level 61
Feb 8, 2017
Me too...
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Level 31
Oct 22, 2015
Got 22, Poland ;)
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Level 71
Jun 16, 2016
Great quiz. Took me most of the time to get them.
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Level 71
Mar 14, 2020
The logo kind of reminds me of the old Coastal Mart logo. My small hometown in Kansas had one.
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Level 65
Jun 16, 2016
I don;t think it really does matter where youre from, in regards to your score, since they were on all the continents (only s. america is not included in this quiz, because Guyana doesnt have any cities big enough)
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Level 69
Jun 16, 2016
Nice quiz. Accepting "Dar" for Dar es Salaam is quite allowing, don't you think?
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Level 69
Jun 16, 2016
I like it. People in "Dar" virtually always call it "Dar."
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Level 68
Jun 17, 2016
We should see more type-ins like that, if people write 'Dar', we can be pretty sure they mean Daressalaam. Maybe QM should just shorten the timers and make us type less.
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Level 41
Mar 18, 2018
people could be trying to type in Brunei Darussalam and type in Dar first
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Level 35
Jun 17, 2016
Great quiz, but it should be titled 'biggest cities in the Commonwealth of Nations', the adjective 'British' was dropped from the official title decades ago...
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Level 73
Nov 9, 2017
Yes. It stopped being called the British Commonwealth in 1949.
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Level 73
Aug 9, 2018
Same request as on the other Commonwealth quiz - could the title be changed please? It's incorrect by 69 years. Thanks
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Level 72
Aug 9, 2016
Great quiz, though I kept forgetting I was going for Commonwealth cities as opposed to British Empire cities (I came to this directly from the Spanish Empire cities quiz). I also awkwardly forgot that Canada was a thing.
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Level 70
Sep 26, 2019
I got all the Indian cities, but totally forgot about Canada. I even tried some in the Caribbean, even though I knew none were big enough.
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Level 56
Apr 25, 2017
Got all 28! 4 seconds remaining! Indian here.
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Level 47
Jun 4, 2017
Tricky quiz, interesting quiz, great quiz.
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Level 32
Jul 15, 2017
Only 15 and from UK. Very difficult
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Level 45
Sep 12, 2017
Got 23 and from Canada. Very hard!
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Level 42
Nov 19, 2017
Shouldn't New York City be on here? The United States was part of the British Empire, right? Or is it just that the British Empire did not own the whole United States?
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Level 83
Nov 20, 2017
This quiz isn't about cities that WERE part of the British Empire. It about cities that ARE part of the Commonwealth of Nations.
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Level 68
Jan 18, 2018
28/28, thanks mostly to the Commonwealth Games
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Level 72
Mar 15, 2018
Got 'em all bar Chittagong this time.
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Level 58
May 28, 2018
Incredible, I hit 21... but forgot London :-)))
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Level 81
Jan 4, 2019
Quizmaster - it's the Commonwealth of Nations as previously stated.
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Level 82
Jan 4, 2019
Fun quiz. I only got 20, missed some ones that were obvious in retrospect. I am proud to have gotten the least guessed answer, though!
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Level 73
Jan 5, 2019
Missed Kano and Chittagong. Good quiz.
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Level 56
Jan 5, 2019
The large Indian cities I know from empire total war :) NERD level 1 million I guess
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Level 55
Jan 14, 2019
Ugh i kept on typing banglore and bangaluru instead of bangalore. I think you should allow Bangaluru cause I heard that's how indians say it.
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Level 26
Mar 3, 2019
India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Egypt, South Africa and more are not in the common wealth
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Level ∞
Mar 3, 2019
The quiz is accurate. Please research before checking the "correction" box.
http://thecommonwealth.org/member-countries
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Level 66
Jun 30, 2019
You're wrong, accept for Egypt. And it's 'Commonwealth', not 'common wealth'.
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Level 70
Apr 23, 2019
Great Quiz.
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Level 71
Jul 24, 2020
Got everything except I forgot Bangladesh.