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Biggest World Cities by Letter - L

Name the most-populous urban areas that start with the letter L.
Urban area population, not city proper
According to citypopulation.de, January 2019
Last updated: February 13, 2019
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Country
Population
City
Nigeria
18.8 mil
Lagos
United States
17.8 mil
Los Angeles
United Kingdom
14.7 mil
London
Pakistan
12.6 mil
Lahore
Peru
9.90 mil
Lima
Angola
7.90 mil
Luanda
India
3.63 mil
Lucknow
China
2.80 mil
Lanzhou
China
2.60 mil
Luoyang
Country
Population
City
Zambia
2.58 mil
Lusaka
Portugal
2.55 mil
Lisbon
United States
2.25 mil
Las Vegas
United Kingdom
2.15 mil
Leeds
D.R. Congo
2.13 mil
Lubumbashi
Bolivia
2.08 mil
La Paz
China
2.02 mil
Linyi
Togo
2.02 mil
Lomé
France
1.99 mil
Lyon
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level 57
May 28, 2016
What about Ljubljana, Slovenia?
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level ∞
Jan 10, 2017
Not in the top 25
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level 57
Nov 29, 2017
Oh. I though it was much bigger than that.
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level 51
Feb 20, 2019
thought*
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level 76
Jan 11, 2017
The entire country has a population of 2.06 million.
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level 72
Jan 11, 2017
300,000 in the whole municipality.
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level 43
Jan 11, 2017
Think it should be liverpool instead of leads
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level 63
Jan 15, 2017
Not sure where "Leads" is but Leeds is bigger than Liverpool.
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level 49
May 9, 2017
I don't think so. I guess it depends where you draw the boundaries.
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level 63
May 9, 2017
According to the UK official census figures for 2011, Leeds had a population of 751,500 and Liverpool had 466,400 so quite a big difference.
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level 76
Jan 16, 2019
I think the metropolitan area of Leeds is a bit of a catch-all thing that includes places like Bradford and Wakefield, which bumps up the population quite significantly.
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level 66
Jan 23, 2017
American. Got Lusaka but missed Las Vegas
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level 54
May 9, 2017
I actually thought through the cities, "Vegas, no" luckily I came back to it
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level 62
May 9, 2017
The only one I could think of for the second American city was Laredo, Texas.
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level 55
Sep 14, 2017
I thought of Las Vegas at the last second, but couldn't type it fast enough, Meanwhile, I got Luanda. I'm typically not good with African cities. I, too, am American. Don't know why I had such a hard time thinking of Las Vegas.
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level 75
Feb 20, 2019
The American cities are harder to get because there are so many of them. You probably can't name the 2nd biggest city in Zambia, though.
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level 58
Apr 2, 2017
Got Lanzhou, but missed Las Vegas and Lucknow :(
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level 68
May 9, 2017
I was lucky with this one - by far the easiest quiz of this type for me. I got them all right away without guessing incorrectly once.
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level 59
May 9, 2017
YUSS! Same here. Apart from about four guesses for the spelling of the Chinese city till I got it.
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level 54
May 9, 2017
"#1 has almost as many people as Australia." hey, Australia has like 50% more people, don't be mean :P
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level 51
Mar 19, 2019
Closer to 30% but OK :)
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level 49
May 9, 2017
There cannot possibly be 2.10 million people in Leeds. There's only about 2.2 million in all of West Yorkshire.
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level 58
May 10, 2017
They're counting the population of the metropolitan area, which includes places like Bradford, Huddersfield, Wakefield, etc. Don't really think this should count as Leeds itself only has a population of around half a million, well below Liverpool's 1.1 million.
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level 45
Feb 20, 2019
They would have to include all of West Yorkshire in order to get that number, which seems very inaccurate to me. I agree it doesn't seem to add up.
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level 75
May 9, 2017
I need luck now to remember India's city.
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level 62
May 10, 2017
That Chinese city is famous for cheap, delicious noodles. I got hungry just typing the answer.
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level 55
Jun 11, 2017
Almost got Lanzhou by guessing Langzhou out of the blue....
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level 49
Aug 9, 2017
Almost forgot london
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level 74
Feb 13, 2019
I forgot London but got Leeds. Silly me.
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level 53
Sep 23, 2018
Was doing so good then the Chinese and Indian cities got me
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level 73
Feb 12, 2019
got them all, finally a bit of luck now.
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level 36
Feb 13, 2019
"Luck now" worked for me for its my hometown :)
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level 75
Feb 20, 2019
I first heard of Lucknow when I was dating a flight attendant in Saudi Arabia who regularly had layovers there.
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level 72
Feb 20, 2019
Argh, I was just one letter off of the correct spelling for one of the Chinese cities.
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level 67
Feb 21, 2019
China.
Every time I read that or type it I hear it in a certain someone's subtlley abrasive CHYna.
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level 24
Feb 23, 2019
China China China