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Biggest World Cities by Letter - K

Name the most populous urban areas that start with the letter K.
Urban area population, not city proper
According to citypopulation.de, January 2019
Not counting the loosely-defined Upper Silesian area around Katowice
Kobe, Kyoto, and Kawasaki are part of other agglomerations and do not appear on this quiz
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First submittedFebruary 13, 2012
Last updatedFebruary 14, 2019
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Country
Population
City
Pakistan
17.3 mil
Karachi
India
16.6 mil
Kolkata
D.R. Congo
12.0 mil
Kinshasa
Malaysia
8.70 mil
Kuala Lumpur
Sudan
6.15 mil
Khartoum
Kuwait
4.68 mil
Kuwait City
Nigeria
4.55 mil
Kano
Afghanistan
4.15 mil
Kabul
China
4.05 mil
Kunming
Country
Population
City
Ukraine
3.45 mil
Kiev
India
3.43 mil
Kanpur
Uganda
3.40 mil
Kampala
Nepal
3.03 mil
Kathmandu
Ghana
2.95 mil
Kumasi
Taiwan
2.80 mil
Kaohsiung
Japan
(see caveat)
2.03 mil
Kitakyushu
United States
1.98 mil
Kansas City
Nigeria
1.83 mil
Kaduna
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level 61
May 27, 2014
Wait, Taiwan has other cities than Taipei?
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level 45
Apr 22, 2016
Yes. It has a population of over 23 million, after all.
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level 69
Aug 11, 2014
Who missed Kuwait City? This guy
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level 71
Apr 7, 2017
Sorry, but that made my day.
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level 60
May 28, 2017
Him and 19% others!
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level 34
Feb 14, 2019
Lol
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level 55
Oct 13, 2014
Can you accept Kansas?
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level 75
Feb 14, 2015
That's a state, and the majority population of KC is in Missouri, not Kansas.
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level 55
Jul 22, 2015
Granted, I've never been there, but I've never heard Kansas City called simply "Kansas." If it were commonly called "Kansas" a lot, then I would agree with you. But I doubt this is the case.
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level 67
Oct 2, 2015
Nope. My grandparents were from there, so I've been going there all my life. The only people who say "Kansas," thinking it can be abbreviated like "New York," are the uninitiated.
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level 76
Dec 1, 2016
While I'm happy that the site finally started accepting Kuwait, Guatemala, and Panama along with New York without the "city" at the end, in this case, nah.. definitely Kansas City. Nobody ever says just "Kansas" unless they are talking about the state. Same with Oklahoma City. And as was pointed out, there are at least two Kansas Citys in the USA, and one of them isn't even in Kansas, so..
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level 73
Dec 11, 2016
New York is not abbreviated
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level 67
Feb 21, 2017
I do think it's a tad strange that typing "Kuwait" gets you 'Kuwait city' but to get 'Kansas city' you need to include the "city". I missed Kansas becuase I already had Kuwait and it was accepted without the need to type the "city" part, hence I didn't try it when Kansas wasn't accepted for 'Kansas city' I just assumed there was another city starting with a K that I hadn't though of. I understand, that Kansas City isn't just referred to as Kansas' my point is more on the discrepancy between one answer requiring the full name and the other not.
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level 76
May 26, 2017
^ I understand your point Algernon, but disagree. Kuwait City is not the "full name" of Kuwait City... it's just a colloquial nickname for Al Kuwayt that is used by English-speakers to differentiate the city and country. But, colloquialisms aside, the full name of the city is, in fact, Kuwait.
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level 75
May 27, 2017
When my son lived in Kansas City, the only reason he ever went to the Kansas side was to get Oklahoma Joe's barbecue.
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level 52
Feb 14, 2019
And no, it's not in Oklahoma :)
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level 75
Feb 15, 2019
In fact, it's no longer even Oklahoma Joe's. They changed the name a few years ago to Joe's Kansas City Bar-b-Que. I miss the old name.
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level 69
Jul 14, 2018
Or you could just type KC.
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level 34
Feb 14, 2019
Yes, I agree that it should be accepted, even though it is mostly in the state of Missouri.
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level 57
Jun 8, 2015
Please accept "Kielbasa" for "Kohlrabi."
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level 67
Oct 2, 2015
My mouth just watered a little.
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level 41
Jan 25, 2017
how in the name of god did i forget kiev
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level 61
May 10, 2017
Kyoto and Kobe aren't here!?
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level 77
Feb 13, 2019
They should be here. Possibly the source lists them in the Osaka area which has a higher population, but they are in the Kansai region (including many other cities) and Kyoto, Kobe and Osaka together are in the Keihanshin urban area of 19M (with Osaka's urban area of 12M) so you would think one of those K-words would appear here. Kyoto and Kobe individually have urban areas more than the lowest on the list.
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level 44
May 10, 2017
I tried a dozen spellings of Kaohsiung - none of them correct. Mostly because I thought the "s" came before "h" (based on how my Taiwanese wife pronounces it). Could you possibly be a little more forgiving in the spelling of this city?
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level 76
Feb 14, 2019
I gave up, tried to google it (as google is much better at figuring out what you're trying to spell than jetpunk), then copied the spelling
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level 76
Feb 14, 2019
Requiring the "h" in Kaohsiung seems to go against the policy toward "h" in other place names on the site- Katmandu, Pnom Pen, and Pittsburg are all accepted, for instance.
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level 59
May 26, 2017
Can you accept Khartum? thanks
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level 55
Mar 19, 2019
Incorrect spelling
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level 55
May 26, 2017
My country is on the first!!! Can't believe only 69% got it.
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level 51
May 26, 2017
you could probably throw kyoto onto the end of this and make it an even number
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level 55
May 26, 2017
Damn I was typing Kolkota
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level 34
May 27, 2017
Took me a while to spell Kolkata. Also, can Kansas just be accepted for Kansas City?
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level 73
May 29, 2017
See above.
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level 48
May 30, 2017
Kaosung. Kaoshiung. Kaoshuing. Kaioshiung. Kashung. Kaisung. Kaoishuing. Ugh.
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level 76
Feb 14, 2019
Kitakyushu (never heard of it) is bigger than Kyoto? hm okay
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level ∞
Feb 14, 2019
Kyoto (along with Kobe) are part of the Osaka urban area. Added a caveat to this affect.
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level 76
Feb 14, 2019
Is Kitakyushu not part of the Fukuoka/Hakata urban area as another poster alluded to below?
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level 53
Feb 14, 2019
Google and Wikipedia have Kitakyushu having a population of around 1 million with Kyoto being around 1.5
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level 32
Feb 14, 2019
Kitakyushu is invalid here. It only has a population over 2 milion when counted as a metro together with Fukuoka, but it's Fukuoka that's a main city in that metro. Kobe, Kyoto and Kawasaki are all mire populous on their own, and also are parts of bigger metros.
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level 73
Feb 14, 2019
Kobe, Kyoto and Kawasaki are all listed as having greater populations than the answer shown.
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level 68
Feb 14, 2019
In Japan, Kyoto, Kobe, and Kawasaki are all larger than Kitakyushu. This question needs to be reconsidered.
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level ∞
Feb 14, 2019
Added a caveat.
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level 45
Feb 14, 2019
Kept trying to type in Kharkiv for Ukraine...
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level 35
Feb 15, 2019
Got Kaohsiung but missed Kansas City
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