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Biggest World Cities by Letter - D

Guess the most populous urban areas that start with the letter D.
According to citypopulation.de, January 2018
Quiz by Quizmaster
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Last updated: September 20, 2018
First submittedFebruary 13, 2012
Times taken51,125
Rating4.22
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Country
Population
City
India
28.4 mil
Delhi
Bangladesh
18.8 mil
Dhaka
United States
6.90 mil
Dallas
Tanzania
5.90 mil
Dar es Salaam
United States
5.70 mil
Detroit
United Arab Emirates
4.63 mil
Dubai
China
4.50 mil
Dalian
Syria
3.68 mil
Damascus
Country
Population
City
United States
3.65 mil
Denver
Senegal
3.50 mil
Dakar
South Africa
3.33 mil
Durban
Cameroon
3.13 mil
Douala
South Korea
2.75 mil
Daegu
Saudi Arabia
2.38 mil
Dammam
Qatar
2.33 mil
Doha
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level 66
Jun 8, 2012
Heh, typed in Daman for India and it got accepted for Saudi-Arabia instead. :)
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level 59
Jun 28, 2014
I accidentally typed the first 's' in 'Damascus' as 'm' and that's how I got Dammam. For once, my rubbish typing skills paid off.
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level 66
Jan 5, 2015
:D
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level 60
Mar 1, 2017
I had a brain meltdown and was writing Darfur for whatever reason. I got Dar Es Salaam. I'm not very proud.
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level 67
Mar 15, 2017
I did that too!!! :D
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level 65
Apr 2, 2017
I did what alfoq did too.
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level 4
Jun 30, 2014
Why isn't Dongguan on the list? Population: 8,220,237 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dongguan
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level 58
Mar 11, 2019
The source merges it with the Guangzhou urban area.
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level 47
Jul 8, 2014
Isn't Delhi technically "New Delhi"? Or have they actually got both?
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level 61
Oct 13, 2014
I have the same question.
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level 58
Mar 26, 2016
New Delhi is a suburb of Delhi
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level 77
Dec 1, 2016
New Delhi is not a suburb of Delhi it's the district of Delhi where the government is.
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level 71
Aug 13, 2017
"Suburb" is a perfectly valid way to describe it
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level 77
Dec 19, 2018
yeah except it's not. A suburb is an outlying residential district on a city's outskirts. New Delhi is right smack dab in the middle of Delhi, completely surrounded by the much larger urban sprawl of Delhi, and is not a residential area but actually where all the government buildings are.
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level 27
Apr 2, 2017
Delhi is the most populated city of India. New Delhi is the capital of India. Get your geography facts right, bro.
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level 55
Nov 14, 2014
No, Delhi is the urban area comprising New Delhi and Old Delhi (still a very much alive and thriving city) as well as the ruins of several older cities. New Delhi was built by the British as the new capital right before they lost it at independence.
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level 67
Apr 2, 2017
UK did not 'lose' India at Independence. India was given Independence because she deserved it. Read PM Atlee's speech in 1946: .................. It is worthwhile recording that twice in 25 years India has played a great part in the defeat of tyranny. Is it any wonder that today she claims – as a nation of 400,000,000 people that has twice sent her sons to die for freedom – that she should herself have freedom to decide her own destiny? My colleagues are going to India with the intention of using their utmost endeavours to help her to attain that freedom as speedily and fully as possible. What form of Government is to replace the present regime is for India to decide; but our desire is to help her to set up forthwith the machinery for making that decision. There we are met sometimes with the initial difficulty of getting that machinery set up. We are resolved that machinery shall be set up and we seek the utmost cooperation of all Indian leaders to do so.
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level 67
Jul 5, 2015
Got the 8 obvious ones, then quit. Never heard of the remaining 14.
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level 76
Jan 13, 2017
Based on the current quiz stats, I'd say that at least 11 are fairly obvious. Also, if your math is right, it looks as though the quiz has been pared down significantly.
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level 62
Apr 2, 2017
Yep, I got 11 obvious ones to me, the others were hard, I had heard of the one in South Korea but couldn't remember it.
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level 52
Apr 2, 2017
I got the 11 ones that are guessed above 50% percent and was about to give up when I suddenly remembered Douala. I have no idea where I learned about it.
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level 63
Sep 30, 2016
Being a child of the '70's, I was brought up when Jakarta was spelled Djakarta. On this quiz, once that extra D's in your head, it's game over for the rest.
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level 77
Mar 1, 2017
and when Daegu was spelt Taegu
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level 61
Dec 20, 2016
I guessed Dartmouth because I wasn't sure whether it was just a college or maybe also a big city. Lucky me. I got the answer for Tanzania that way.
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level 65
Mar 2, 2017
Dartmouth is in Hanover, New Hampshire. As far as I know (never been farther north than Boston) that's about as rural as you can get.
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level 76
Apr 2, 2017
There's a Dartmouth in England that's pretty small, too.
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level 72
Dec 19, 2018
And one in Nova Scotia opposite Halifax
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level 72
Jan 11, 2017
The country for the Detroit agglomeration may need to be tweaked to USA/Canada, since "Detroit" includes (according to citypopulation.de) Windsor, Ontario.
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level 77
Jan 28, 2017
Cool, I used to live near Dammam. Didn't know it had that many people, but I was young at the time. Surprised 26% got it.
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level 77
Mar 1, 2017
Used to work there myself. Easy quiz for me.
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level 67
Mar 1, 2017
I kept typing Dhahran.
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level 77
Apr 2, 2017
Dhahran is tiny compared to Dammam, if we're counting populations of the city proper. If looking at urban areas, then most likely Dhahran is considered part of Dammam, along with Khobar, and possibly even Qatif and Ras Tanura.
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level 59
Apr 2, 2017
On the front page: "Guess the 14 biggest world cities that start with the letter D." There are 15 here.
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level ∞
Apr 3, 2017
Fixed
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level 27
Apr 2, 2017
And? Stop complaining :)
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level 49
Apr 2, 2017
Too easy! I got 15/15 with 3:06 remaining first try.
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level 71
Apr 2, 2017
I live in Michigan north of Detroit. The current population of Detroit is under 700,000, and it has never been north of 2,000,000 even at its peak back in the day. Denver and Dallas are way off as well. The two cities' combined population doesn't even reach 2,000,000.
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level 52
Apr 2, 2017
The quiz counts the population of the urban area, not the city proper. According to Wikipedia, the population of the Denver-Aurora-Lakewood MSA is over 2.8 million, and the population of the Dallas-Fort Worth area is about 7.1 million. These are slightly different than the citypopulation.de numbers, but definitely both big enough to make the list.
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level 77
Dec 19, 2018
What's the urban population of Dortmund, Germany?
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level 72
Dec 19, 2018
Dusseldorf: 613K Dortmund: 585K Dresden: 543K (Wikipedia)
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level 57
Dec 19, 2018
Tough but fair.
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level 57
Dec 19, 2018
I don't really understand why all of the city quizzes on this site use metro area. Why not just make separate quizzes for metro areas and cities?
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level 77
Dec 19, 2018
They do that already.
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level 22
Feb 3, 2019
I am so dumb! I forgot Dubai! I have know idea how!
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level 43
Jun 9, 2019
Next you need to figure out the difference between now and know!
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level 43
Jun 27, 2019
Actually I just realised that I need to learn the difference no and know and now first lol
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level 41
Sep 15, 2019
Got all with 2:54 remaining :D Easy peasy lemon squeezy
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