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Biggest World Cities by Letter - P

Name the most populous urban areas that start with the letter P.
Urban area population, not city proper
According to citypopulation.de, January 2019
Our source considers Pretoria to be part of the Johannesburg agglomeration
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First submittedFebruary 13, 2012
Last updatedFebruary 13, 2019
Times taken48,039
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Country
Population
City
France
11.4 mil
Paris
United States
7.35 mil
Philadelphia
India
6.70 mil
Pune
United States
4.58 mil
Phoenix
Brazil
4.10 mil
Porto Alegre
Mexico
3.13 mil
Puebla
Haiti
3.13 mil
Port-au-Prince
North Korea
2.93 mil
Pyongyang
India
2.63 mil
Patna
Country
Population
City
United States
2.40 mil
Portland
Nigeria
2.28 mil
Port Harcourt
Pakistan
2.28 mil
Peshawar
Cambodia
2.18 mil
Phnom Penh
United States
2.08 mil
Pittsburgh
Australia
2.05 mil
Perth
Indonesia
1.69 mil
Palembang
Panama
1.51 mil
Panama City
Czech Republic
1.43 mil
Prague
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level 77
Jan 27, 2013
Got Puebla, Peshawar and Patna... missed Phoenix... :P as I often do
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level 76
Jun 8, 2017
I missed the bottom seven, but I'd never heard of them.
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level 35
Jun 8, 2017
You never heard of "Prague"?
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level 78
Feb 10, 2019
or panama?
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level 56
May 6, 2019
I think Ander means the bottom 7 in the results list.
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level 76
May 6, 2019
Yes, thank you, mwernerk. I just missed the same ones again, but since I took the quiz for the second time I can't say I've never heard of them. :)
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level 44
May 6, 2019
I live in a phoenix suburb and I forgot it lol
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level 38
Jun 6, 2014
When I take a quiz on U.S. Cities, I do great. When I take a quiz that involves U.S. Cities and international cities as well, I forget (or nearly forget) them.
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level 38
Jun 6, 2014
The U.S. Cities, that is.
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level 55
Jul 22, 2015
Same problem.
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level 60
Apr 2, 2017
Same.
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level 73
Aug 22, 2014
Got all of them up to the big 26% drop off. Then missed the rest.
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level 45
Sep 27, 2014
7,3 mil for Philadelphia's metro area? The highest I could find was ~6 ...
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level 15
Oct 12, 2014
prague is more known than Perth? Sad :(
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level 65
Oct 12, 2014
why?
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level 57
Oct 12, 2014
Prague has been around a little bit longer...
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level 72
Oct 12, 2014
why wouldn't it be? it is the fricking capital of a country
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level 80
Jan 10, 2017
So funny to read comments like this. It's mostly common sense. Prague is an ancient city in the middle of Europe. Perth is a relatively new city (and I agree it's a great city), but it's in the middle of nowhere, very isolated.
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level 58
Jul 27, 2018
Prague: capital of the Czech republic, centuries of history, one-time capital of the Holy Roman Empire, home of the Charles Bridge and other famous landmarks, tourist mecca, close to a bunch of other famous cities in Europe. Perth: Biggest city in Western Australia, named after a place in Scotland, .... my mom has a friend who lives there? I'm sure Perth is a great city, but it's no mystery why trivia quiz players have heard of/can think of Prague.
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level 61
Aug 26, 2019
Lol at the "my mom has a friend who lives there?" Haha
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level 61
Oct 13, 2014
How could I miss Perth and guess Puebla?
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level 67
Aug 5, 2017
You live in Puebla?
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level 58
Nov 2, 2014
I got Port Harcourt and Palembang but missed both phoenix and Portland
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level 58
Jul 4, 2015
I get Palembang but miss Portland *FACEPALM*
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level 72
Jun 8, 2017
Yay I knew Port Harcourt, but missed Portland! (Picard-Facepalm)
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level 59
Jun 8, 2017
No Chinese cities, only 2 Indian cities and I still manage to miss 5 (each of them in a different country).
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level 56
Jun 8, 2017
Putian in Fujian, China is just below Prague at 1.38 million according to citypopulation.de
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level 79
Jun 8, 2017
I knew it would be wrong, but I couldn't resist trying "Paulo, Sao" for Brazil! ;)
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level 76
Jun 8, 2017
I tried "Porto Allegre", "Porto Allegro", "Porto Allegra"... why isn't it taking this? Oh, there's only one L. Son of a motherless goat.
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level 66
Dec 25, 2018
Me too. Tried Puerto Alegre as well. Got the rest though (smug face).
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level 31
May 10, 2019
Portuguese has double 'R' and double 'S', but has no double 'L'.
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level 55
Jun 8, 2017
I "knew" Port-au-Prince, but I kept trying to write it "Puerto Principe" as it's also known!
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level 34
Jun 9, 2017
Philadelphia has a population of 1.5 million...not 7 million
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level 34
Jul 27, 2018
it's "urban area"
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level 46
Jun 9, 2017
A map would make it easier
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level 67
Aug 5, 2017
Especially if you could name the cities beginning with P and arrows pointing to their location.
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level 51
Feb 8, 2019
The site you are using for this data is misleading. I am from Pittsburgh. There are not 2 million people in this city, unless you include every person who lives within 2 hours of the city limits. At most, Allegheny County, which includes more than just the City, has 1,000,000.
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level 77
Apr 15, 2019
Are there surrounding areas where at least 15% of the population commutes one direction or the other for work? If so, then they are grouped together. Same standard for all of these cities.
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level 61
Aug 26, 2019
Ow, I am glad my 6 is only 3 lower than the average! Thought I did way worse than others. In hindsight I have heard of the usa ones and haiti. Not sure if I would get them though.