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Biggest World Cities by Letter - H

Name the biggest urban areas that start with the letter H.
According to citypopulation.de, January 2018
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First submittedFebruary 13, 2012
Last updatedJanuary 6, 2019
Times taken38,815
Rating4.29
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Country
Population
City
India
9.20 mil
Hyderabad
China
8.45 mil
Hangzhou
Vietnam
8.30 mil
Ho Chi Minh City
China
7.30 mil
Hong Kong
United States
6.35 mil
Houston
China
5.30 mil
Harbin
China
4.60 mil
Hefei
Country
Population
City
Vietnam
3.45 mil
Hanoi
China
2.85 mil
Huizhou
Germany
2.80 mil
Hamburg
Pakistan
2.50 mil
Hyderabad
Zimbabwe
2.35 mil
Harare
Cuba
2.23 mil
Havana
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level 44
Jan 21, 2014
It's odd that more people have filled in Havana than the ones for Houston. Hard quiz!
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level 76
Jul 20, 2014
Not really since the country is given as a clue. Even though Houston is a larger and more important city, it's only one of many notable cities in the US while Havana is the only city in Cuba that anyone has ever heard of, thus the clue gives it away.
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level 43
Jul 22, 2014
Why is Houston a more important city than Havana?
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level 76
Aug 1, 2014
3x more people and even more if you count the urban area. An economy probably at least 50x as big if not more, don't feel like looking it up right now. Houston is much more internationally connected and internationally relevant. On the other hand Havana has a more colorful and interesting history and enjoys some recognition due to its status as a national capital. In my opinion that doesn't make up for the other things.
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level 54
Jan 22, 2016
Actually, 3x more people in the Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land metropolitan or statistical combined area; the urban area has around the same population as Havana, and a GDP that isn't quite 50 times it's size, though the MSA or CSA measures push it far beyond.
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level 57
Jul 29, 2016
Important to whom? The US/Americans? Havana is more important to Cuba than Houston is to the US. It's their capital for crying out loud.
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level 62
Nov 20, 2016
More important? I would argue that 11.27 million cubans would strongly disagree with you. Havana 300 years older than Houston. Havana served as a staging point for the Spanish colonisation of south and central America, was the starting point of the Spanish-American war and contains a UNESCO world heritage site. Apart from economics, in what way is Houston more 'Important'?
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level 67
Dec 1, 2016
It's not just Cubans Havana's more important to. Add to that all of Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Canada.
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level 76
Dec 1, 2016
sleek: important to most people in the world, of which Cubans make up a tiny minority. may 11.27 million Cubans would disagree. Whooptee freaking do. You know there are over 7 billion people in the world who are not Cuban, right? You girls are so funny sometimes.
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level ∞
Jan 6, 2019
I suppose "important" is subjective. For some, economy, innovation, and global connectivity are important. For other status as a national capital and having an old city center are important. Europe has a lot of national capitals and old city centers, so people from Europe are probably prone to think that these are more important. I'd disagree personally, but I can see it both ways.
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level 81
Nov 5, 2014
I almost missed Houston because I didn't notice the clue! As it is I only missed the 4 Chinese ones.
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level 55
Sep 14, 2017
Havana is Cuba's capital, so of course more people know it than Houston. Further, as an American, I know so many American cities that I have trouble thinking of the right ones, whereas foreign cities are easier to remember because I know fewer...if that makes any sense. I see Cuba and I automatically think of Havana, whereas if I see United States, possibly 500 possibilities jump into my head for me to sort through.
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level 81
May 20, 2014
I chose the quiz and though H .. now that's gonna be Hong Kong at least. Now guess what city I did NOT enter? Chinese cities? Starts with H? I don't know any.. next question..
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level 72
Jun 18, 2014
Hanoi's urban area is 6.5 million.
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level 68
Jul 20, 2014
Got them all apart from the Chinese ones.
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level 67
Jul 20, 2014
Lol I just plucked Huizhou out of thin air! What are the odds haha :)
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level 15
May 3, 2017
Same, I put Huzhou and it worked
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level 59
Jan 16, 2019
I literally thought that because there were so many cities in China that end in -zhou, maybe Huzhou? AND IT WORKED!!!
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level 76
Jan 16, 2019
That's exactly how I got 100% this time.
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level 71
Jul 20, 2014
Feeling like a complete idiot for somehow not even thinking of Hong-Kong
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level 55
Jul 22, 2015
Same here. Can't believe I didn't think of it!
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level 64
Jan 30, 2015
i always thought hyderabad was in india oh mon dieu
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level 67
May 6, 2015
It is, one also in Pakistan ......... many places have the same name as another in the world.
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level 68
Dec 24, 2015
I was just about to quit when I wrote Hyderabad and got two for the price of one. Too many cities in China and India to keep track of!
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level 57
Jan 22, 2016
The population of Hanoi is 6,936,900 according to http://www.vietnamonline.com/az/hanoi-population.html. I have been there on two separate occasions and there is no way the population is only 2.9 million. My wife was born there and lived there for the first 28 years of her life, and even she has said to me that the population is over 6 million.
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level 58
May 3, 2017
Might be just the urban core area, not the metropolitan area. Great city though, that traffic...
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level 60
Sep 13, 2016
Hamburg 2.6 mil? The city itself has around 1.8 mil and the Metropolitan area over 5 mil.
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level 68
Feb 23, 2017
Urgh, gave up the Chinese cities.. but missed Hong Kong. Sad.
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level 54
May 4, 2017
Suprised to not see Hatlanta, Hoklahoma City, or Hoakland on this quiz.
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level 46
May 5, 2017
A map would be helpful
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level 76
Jan 10, 2018
I mean, it already gives you the country...
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level 48
May 30, 2017
Oooh, two Hyderabads for the price of one!
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level 55
Jun 12, 2017
Hangzhou just came up in my head. Didn't realize it was actually correct...
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level 39
Nov 20, 2017
Hanoi has the pop if 8 mil...
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level 27
Jun 17, 2018
ugh i said hangzhou too many times but didnt know the spelling :(
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level 48
Jun 17, 2018
I got absolutely none of the ones from China (except Hong Kong), but I got all of the others...
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level 25
Jan 16, 2019
Huainan is a prefecture-level city with 2,334,000 inhabitants in central Anhui Province
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level 35
Jan 16, 2019
I got Hangzhou but not Hong Kong rip
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level 70
Jan 16, 2019
Jetpunk has helped me expand my knowledge of Chinese cities but it's been slow going. Somehow for this quiz, my brain remembered Harbin before Hong Kong. That's a first!
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level 53
Jan 16, 2019
My mind went to Harbin instead of Hong Kong first.
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level 53
Jan 16, 2019
I was wondering why Heilongjiang wasn't on here since the population is around 40 million, but then I that it's a province.
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level 30
Feb 20, 2019
So basically, know your Chinese cities and boom. Nice result
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level 55
Mar 19, 2019
Nearly missed Hong Kong, as it is listed as being part of China.
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level 20
Mar 21, 2019
Easy for me I'm Chinese and 75% American dating my a pretty hot American and 1/4 Puerto Rican got all right..
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