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Biggest Cities once in the Spanish Empire

Name the most populous modern-day urban areas whose territory was once part of the Spanish Empire.
Not including Portuguese territories during the Iberian Union
Urban-area population according to citypopulation.de, January 2019
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Last updated: February 14, 2019
First submittedJanuary 29, 2016
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Population
City
25.2 m
Manila
22.8 m
Mexico City
17.8 m
Los Angeles
16.3 m
Buenos Aires
9.90 m
Lima
9.80 m
Bogota
7.85 m
San Francisco
7.20 m
Santiago
Population
City
7.10 m
Dallas
6.60 m
Houston
6.45 m
Madrid
6.35 m
Miami
5.25 m
Guadalajara
5.20 m
Milan
4.93 m
Monterrey
4.73 m
Barcelona
Population
City
4.58 m
Phoenix
4.30 m
Tampa
4.23 m
Naples
3.95 m
Medellín
3.90 m
Santo Domingo
3.78 m
Caracas
3.70 m
Denver
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level 80
Jan 30, 2016
Good quiz. Didn't know Spain had control of Italy at one point.
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level ∞
Jan 30, 2016
Just parts of Italy...
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level 84
Feb 2, 2016
That was news to me as well.
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level 69
Feb 8, 2016
I knew about the Kingdom of Naples, but I'm very surprised about Milan.
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level 50
Sep 9, 2016
Amsterdam and Brussels would have also counted if they weren't so small.
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level 55
Feb 4, 2017
the kingdom of naples (including Sardinia and Sicily, territories they inherited through Aragon) and later the duchy of Lombardia (with Milan). The Spanish infamously also sacked Rome but didn't take the city for themselves.
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level 72
Feb 5, 2016
Isn't Barcelona STILL part of Spain?
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level 47
Feb 14, 2016
Yes it is, what's your point?
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level 35
May 12, 2016
Strangely, so is Madrid...
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level 67
Mar 17, 2016
wow, denver. I didn't realize that Spain held territory in north america that far north. I knew they held parts of California and Texas and Florida, but didn't think it went much further north though.
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level 67
May 12, 2016
Yes... somewhere on the Internet there is a meme floating around of "we will pay for Donald Trump's wall as long as it reflects the correct border" and Mexico had a HUGE chunk of the Mountain West.
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level 39
May 13, 2016
That's different cockybra, it does make sense in a way, they were forced to sell, way different than the Russians selling it willingly.
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level 54
May 19, 2016
Maybe the fact that it's a meme and not a serious political proposal is also a clue to it not being serious, cockybra...
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level 47
Oct 23, 2016
+cockybra We actually did go to war over the Texas area, and then we forced them to sell the rest of what is now the American southwest to us. One of the 5 actual wars the USA declared.
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level 67
Aug 2, 2017
Spain did not get it's territory by peaceful means anyway, mass slaughter in most cases.
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level 83
May 14, 2016
Spain held territory around Denver on maps only, the Arapahoe held Denver during that time.
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level 54
May 20, 2016
The whole area of the later Louisiana Purchase had been Spanish between 1762 and 1802.
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level 69
May 12, 2016
Milan and Denver were really surprising
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level 76
May 12, 2016
Surprised that San Diego and Las Vegas didn't make the list. I just started typing in Florida cities and that's how I got Naples.
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level 75
Apr 16, 2019
San Diego and Tijuana combined, as under old Spanish borders, would have 5 million people.
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level 35
May 12, 2016
This sucks. I only got three AND I MISSED THE CITY WHERE I LIVE!!!
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level 41
Apr 16, 2019
Same, though I got ten
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level 62
May 13, 2016
Well I got Tampa but missed Buenos Aires...
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level 28
May 15, 2016
Amsterdam and Brussels were also part of the Spanish Empire under Charles V and Philip II.
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level 28
May 15, 2016
Oops--but they don't meet the population threshold of the quiz.
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level 39
Jun 5, 2016
Haha, I forgot about cities in Spain itself.
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level 30
Jul 15, 2016
I missed Phoenix, Tampa, Denver and Monterrey, I'm kind of embarassed about that last one. I always forget Monterrey exists.
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level 71
Nov 18, 2016
What about Amsterdam and Brussels as part of the Spanish Netherlands?
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level 76
Jan 14, 2017
"Once part of the Spanish Empire" really doesn't imply "but still part of Spain". I call bs on Madrid and Barcelona.
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level 66
Apr 16, 2019
Well, the empire doesn't exist anymore, so therefore it's correct to say that they were part of the Spanish Empire.
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level 77
Apr 16, 2019
was Spain not a part of the Spanish Empire?
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level 45
Feb 4, 2017
how in the name of god the almighty did i forget spain controlled florida HOW DID I FORGET SUCH A SIMPLE CONCEPT
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level 48
Jun 8, 2017
Completely forgot about the occupation of southern modern USA.
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level 45
Jan 9, 2018
forgot about cities in Spain lol
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level 43
Oct 30, 2018
Spain controlled Louisiana from 1762 to 1802.
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level ∞
Feb 14, 2019
Neither New Orleans nor Saint Louis are large enough to qualify for this quiz.
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level 28
Mar 5, 2019
What about Brussels and Amsterdam? The Spanish Netherlands.
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level 71
Apr 16, 2019
They´ve got far less than 3 Mio inhabitants.
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level 33
Apr 16, 2019
Mexico has bigger population than Manila
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level 41
Apr 16, 2019
huh, I never realized Denver had a bigger population than Amsterdam or Brussels