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Biggest World Cities by Letter - T

Name the most populous urban areas that start with the letter T.
Urban area population, not city proper
According to citypopulation.de, January 2019
Last updated: February 13, 2019
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Country
Population
City
Japan
40.2 mil
Tokyo
Iran
15.0 mil
Tehran
China
13.2 mil
Tianjin
Taiwan
9.10 mil
Taipei
Canada
7.35 mil
Toronto
United States
4.30 mil
Tampa
Country
Population
City
China
4.13 mil
Taiyuan
Uzbekistan
3.18 mil
Tashkent
China
2.80 mil
Tangshan
Israel
2.65 mil
Tel Aviv
Tunisia
2.63 mil
Tunis
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level 11
Nov 19, 2012
nice quiz
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level 46
Apr 27, 2014
There is way too much big cities in china.
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level ∞
Aug 20, 2014
Yeah, someone should tell them to cut it out.
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level 57
Jun 21, 2017
three years later I find this comment. please tell me you're actually Bill Burr, or even Daniel Tosh. Or maybe just someone who agrees that there are too many people on this planet.
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level 59
Sep 9, 2017
Dear China We here at Jetpunk love to take quizzes about large cities, but you have too many. You are making these quizzes harder. So China, please rearrange 1.3 Billion people so that we may have some easier quizzes. Thanks, Jetpunk
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level 48
Jan 11, 2019
Or if they rename their cities into good ones, that would nice too
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level 71
Feb 13, 2019
yeah if they all just collect into shanghai sized mega cities we could just remember 33 of them
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level 24
Feb 20, 2019
India isn’t much better. For this quiz, there are none , but in others.....
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level 67
Nov 23, 2014
I will have to learn some more Chinese cities. I only know Beijing and Shanghai!
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level 71
Jan 13, 2017
Maybe this quiz will help a bit.
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level 49
May 30, 2017
I've already done it and it's a very good quiz if I do say so myself which in fact I do.
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level 31
Nov 23, 2014
I'm useless at Chinese cities... need to get learning.
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level 74
Nov 23, 2014
How did you come up with 6.95 million for Toronto? According to the 2011 Census, the Toronto Census Metropolitan Area had a population of 5,583,064. The Greater Toronto Area had a population of 6,054,191. Even if you include the unofficial Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, the population of both metro areas was still only 6,574,140.
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level 6
Nov 27, 2014
really hard!!!!!!!
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level 75
Nov 30, 2014
For guessing Chinese cities it's helpful to just memorize common prefixes and suffixes for China city names and then play mix and match...
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level 75
Jun 21, 2017
I do that, but it didn't help much on this one. I knew one was Tian-something, but I couldn't get Tiananmen Square out of my head. Never heard of the second Chinese city.
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level 22
Feb 3, 2015
The Tampa Bay area has a population of 2 million, not 3 million.
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level 49
May 30, 2017
That's just what they want you to think.
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level 42
Jan 25, 2019
It includes the Sarasota metro.
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level 70
Feb 18, 2019
aka Manasota (really!)
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level 55
Sep 7, 2015
Funny how all the Chinese cities are at the bottom
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level 80
Jan 11, 2017
I tried with Tianmen, but silly city "only" has 1.7M inhabitants. Never heard about that -yuan one.
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level 55
Mar 29, 2017
I only knew it from playing Deus Ex. I wasn't even sure it was a real city in China, but here we are!
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level 41
Jan 12, 2017
Forgo Tokyo...I feel like an Idiot
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level 54
Jan 12, 2017
Tampa has 346,037 inhabitants.
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level 70
Feb 18, 2019
Making it an important contributor to the Bay Area's metropolitan population! Indeed, the largest of the major cities in those ~6 counties (Polk, Pinellas, Hillsborough, Manatee, Sarasota, Pasco)
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level 44
Jun 21, 2017
did like this and did remember the chinese city too, but I agree too many of their cities to remember
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level 57
Jun 21, 2017
Slowly but surely adding to my knowledge of Chinese cities. I probably have close to 10 memorized by now. Very happy I got Tianjin
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level 75
Apr 13, 2018
I got Taiyuan last time and missed Tianjin. This time I flipped that.
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level 35
Jun 23, 2017
there should be more cities on this, finished with 3:12 left
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level 63
Jan 11, 2019
American "metropolitan areas" exaggerate "urban" population over such an enormous area full of rural area and distinctly separate urban settlements you'd think we were looking at equally silly statistics of Chinese city limits.
Yes, Tampa, I'm looking at you because I've looked at you in person and it's not impressive.
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level ∞
Feb 13, 2019
This is true to some degree. Although there is some sort of rationale. It's based on commuting, which is generally done over a longer distance in the U.S. due to car culture.
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level 75
Feb 14, 2019
That makes a lot of sense. Americans are used to driving long distances. I know many who commute upwards of 90 minutes every day in each direction to get to work or school. And American cities are so spread out with so many living in distant suburbs that it feels normal to drive 40 minutes or an hour to get somewhere.

Compare this to attitudes I regularly encounter overseas, where people are not as dependent on cars or don't have them, and it seems like people have a much lower threshold for what they consider to be "far away." I've had this conversation so many times with people in other countries: "why don't you come over?" "no! It's so far!" "what? you can walk here in 15 minutes or get here by taxi in 5! What are you talking about??" "nooo. It's faaar." The only place I've been that is similarly spread-out and car-centric is probably Saudi Arabia.

Before someone takes offense at the above characterization: I never said it's like this in *your* country.
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level 73
Jan 11, 2019
Apparently there is a Chinese city named in honour of its rebel province.
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level 47
Feb 14, 2019
What's really weird is Taizhou which apparently didn't make this list. Citypopulation.de does list Taiyuan as being bigger but Wikipedia (yeah I know) has Taizhou as significantly bigger in terms of prefecture-level city total population. Weird thing is that the Wikipedia article cites back to Citypop and both cite back to the 2010 census so ... (shrugs).