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Biggest World Cities by Letter - S

Name the most populous urban areas that start with the letter S.
  • According to citypopulation.de, January 2017
  • Shenzhen is missing because our source lumps it together with Guangzhou
  • Quiz by Quizmaster - May 30, 2017
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Country
Population
City
China
31.0 mil
South Korea
24.8 mil
Brazil
21.9 mil
China
8.10 mil
China
7.80 mil
United States
7.70 mil
Chile
7.15 mil
Singapore
6.95 mil
India
5.90 mil
Russia
5.50 mil
Australia
4.98 mil
Indonesia
4.78 mil
Country
Population
City
United States
4.18 mil
China
3.95 mil
Dominican Republic
3.75 mil
Brazil
3.68 mil
United States
3.30 mil
Yemen
2.53 mil
Japan
2.48 mil
United States
2.38 mil
Germany
2.35 mil
United States
2.33 mil
Sweden
2.13 mil
US (Puerto Rico)
2.10 mil
Answer Stats
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(55)
I'm surprised how high these estimates are. I'm from Seattle and it has plenty of people, but over 4 million? That would have to be the entire Puget Sound region, which would include places like Tacoma and Bellevue which are cities in their own right.
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Sep 9, 2012
Yes, it is the whole Puget Sound region.
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Mar 18, 2013
(70)
I've been to Seattle and it's hard to call Bellevue a city. Tacoma, maybe. But they're both really suburbs of Seattle at this point.
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May 4, 2013
(34)
I disagree strongly.
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May 29, 2015
(58)
how could you not call tacoma a city
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Jan 19, 2017
(70)
^ if you called it a suburb of Seattle
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Jun 16, 2017
(64)
Tacoma is to Seattle what Fort Worth is to Dallas. Which brings me to San Antonio. 2.4 million according to Wikipedia.
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Jun 16, 2017
(66)
But 2.075 million according to the source used here.
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Jun 16, 2017
(32)
To add the 3,68 million of my hometown, Salvador, their stats took in consideration the whole huge area called Great Salvador which includes none less then 11 other cities with their own mayors and all among which the top 3 are Candeias, Lauro de Freitas and Cama├žari. I, myself, live in Lauro de Freitas, a 7 minute car ride away from Salvador. And I work in Salvador as well, visit my wife's mom in Salvador and her sister in Cama├žari. All that only as if I were just going from a neighbourhood to another, indeed. And, quite often, when I'm visiting other states in Brazil, when asked where I'm from my first instinctive answer is...Salvador!
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Jun 17, 2017
(70)
Yea...I call shenanigans on the data. Not saying the quizmaster made it up, but I can't find where it came from. What I found on citypopulation.de tells me that the entire Seattle metro area (which includes Tacoma) is less than 4M people in 2010. Can't find 2012 data on the site at all. http://www.citypopulation.de/php/usa-ua.php?cityid=80389
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Mar 18, 2013
As the caveats say, the data is from citypopulation.de.
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Mar 18, 2013
(53)
I think CorkSpork was well aware of that, given the link they included in their comment. And they've got a point, I can't find the 2012 data either.
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Jun 16, 2017
(31)
Suzhou population 5.45 million
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Jun 9, 2014
(65)
It's being lumped together with Shanghai (erroneously, in my opinion. Suzhou is a part of Jiangsu province, and Shanghai is completely separate from Jiangsu).
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Jun 16, 2017
(71)
I completely overlooked Singapore. No idea how I did that.
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Aug 21, 2014
(65)
Yes--as of today, 12% didn't recognize that the large metropolitan area found in Singapore is, in fact, Singapore. And at least a fourth of them got Sydney, which is a few places lower on the list, so it's not as if they simply gave up before they got to Singapore. What gives?
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Sep 20, 2014
(70)
a) People just typing in answers without looking at the clues b) people skipping over clues by accident c) people who are unaware that Singapore is a city-state and assume there must be other cities within the country... those would be my first 3 guesses on Family Feud.
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Nov 2, 2014
(41)
Salt Lake City has more people than San Antonio?
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Aug 28, 2014
(53)
and San Jose? Maybe some of that is San Francisco metro.
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Oct 16, 2014
(73)
citypopulation.de must include the entire Wasatch Front, including Ogden and Provo even though the US Census Bureau considers them separate MSAs.
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Nov 1, 2014
Citypopulation.de numbers generally correspond to CSAs not MSAs.
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Nov 1, 2014
(70)
Since when is Puerto Rico a country?
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Oct 22, 2014
(59)
You're right! Let's use California for San Francisco, Texas for San Antonio and so on and let's call them all countries! Oh wait, Puerto Rico isn't even a state.
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Nov 1, 2014
(64)
Am I the only one who got Sana'a by guessing San Antonio?
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Nov 1, 2014
(46)
No.
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Nov 1, 2014
(68)
2
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Nov 1, 2014
(71)
3
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Nov 1, 2014
(46)
4
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Nov 2, 2014
(41)
5
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Nov 3, 2014
(60)
6
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Mar 26, 2015
(62)
7
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May 22, 2015
(66)
8
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Sep 26, 2015
(47)
800
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Mar 26, 2016
(53)
9
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Apr 13, 2016
(45)
10
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Jun 12, 2016
(77)
1A
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Jan 11, 2017
(68)
Maybe we should type Sana'a in full here to get the point?
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Jan 13, 2017
(47)
nope that happened to me too
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Sep 4, 2016
(40)
13
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Jun 12, 2017
(59)
Yeah, let's fill the comment section with spam! 14
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Jun 16, 2017
(60)
15
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Jun 16, 2017
(43)
16
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Jun 17, 2017
(51)
San Antonio is larger than Salt Lake City
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Nov 1, 2014
(68)
The Sacramento CSA (2.48 million) is bigger than the Salt Lake CSA (2.39 million).
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Nov 1, 2014
(42)
San Antonio should definitely be on this list.
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Dec 15, 2014
(51)
How many people do you think got Sana'a trying to type in san Antonio
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Feb 9, 2015
(53)
That's how I got it. Props to those who actually got Sana'a on purpose.
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Jul 22, 2015
(71)
I think you are number 16. You might want to read previous comments.
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Jun 16, 2017
(70)
That makes me 17
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Jun 16, 2017
(44)
Probably many. Like me. On the other hand, if you see Yemen, you're going to think of its capital, Sana'a
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Mar 25, 2015
(51)
what about San Antonio???
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Aug 14, 2015
(63)
Shouldn't San Antonio be on here?
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Aug 29, 2015
No
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Jan 11, 2017
(68)
2.07 million, according to citypopulation.de.
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Jan 13, 2017
(39)
How did I come up with Shijiazhuang but not Seattle?
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Feb 16, 2016
(76)
It's getting a bit confusing when some quizzes count Shenzhen as part of Guangzhou and some don't.
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May 12, 2016
(73)
Same, I thought I must have been misspelling Shenzhen.
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Jan 12, 2017
(44)
Missed San Juan, St. Louis, Salt Lake City and Salvador:/
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May 18, 2016
(48)
puerto rico isnt a country
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Nov 2, 2016
(70)
Quizmaster's father was killed by some Puerto Rican guy. He doesn't like to admit that they are part of the United States.
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Dec 23, 2016
(55)
:(
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Jun 16, 2017
(68)
Shantou appears out of size order.
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Jan 13, 2017
(47)
True, I wasn't the first to notice that. Is it a mistake or is it just in the wrong place? Will the Quizmaster come to the rescue? Will OCD strike? Will life ever be the same again?
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May 30, 2017
This crisis has been dealt with
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May 30, 2017
(71)
Whew! That was a close one.
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Jun 16, 2017
(49)
Where is Shenzhen? And the list is not in order (Suzhou)
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Feb 22, 2017
(51)
san antonio is bigger than salt lake city!
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May 11, 2017
(48)
Why isn't Shenzhen there?
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May 21, 2017
(35)
I got Sana'a trying to guess San Antonio lmao, surprised sacramento isn't here
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Jun 16, 2017
(46)
Where is San Antonio?
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Jun 16, 2017
(59)
In Texas
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Jun 16, 2017
(55)
Got Sana'a while trying San Antonio lol
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Jun 16, 2017
(23)
Very surprising not to see San Antonio, San Juan, Shenzhen, or even Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte! I am much more used to the urban population.
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Jun 16, 2017
(32)
I am so surprise what was the last US' S city was, and I live here (in it's metro area). I would guess San Antonio would be bigger? Who new.
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Jun 16, 2017
(39)
what about suzhou, china? population 10 million. way more beautiful and much more of a vacation hotspot than the other two, shantou and shijiazhuang, which i've never heard of.
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Jun 16, 2017
(55)
I got Sana'a while guessing San Antonio
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Jun 17, 2017
(70)
What the heck is Shijiazhuang? The Chinese are just making things up now.
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Jun 18, 2017
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