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Biggest City in Time Zones

Name the biggest city in each time zone.
Based on urban area population according to citypopulation.de, with Wikipedia as a secondary source
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First submittedDecember 11, 2012
Last updatedFebruary 14, 2019
Times taken27,848
Rating4.68
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Time
Population
City
-12:00
-
no major cities
-11:00
11,500
Pago Pago, American Samoa
-10:00
1,000,000
Honolulu
-9:30
-
no major cities
-9:00
251,000
Anchorage
-8:00
17,800,000
Los Angeles
-7:00
4,575,000
Phoenix
-6:00
22,800,000
Mexico City
-5:00
21,900,000
New York City
-4:00
7,200,000
Santiago
-3:30
178,000
St. John's
-3:00
22,200,000
São Paulo
-2:00
-
no major cities
-1:00
159,000
Praia, Cape Verde
GMT
14,700,000
London
+1:00
18,800,000
Lagos
+2:00
20,500,000
Cairo
+3:00
17,200,000
Moscow
+3:30
15,000,000
Tehran
Time
Population
City
+4:00
4,900,000
Dubai
+4:30
4,150,000
Kabul
+5:00
17,300,000
Karachi
+5:30
29,400,000
Delhi
+5:45
3,025,000
Kathmandu
+6:00
19,500,000
Dhaka
+6:30
5,500,000
Yangon
+7:00
27,400,000
Jakarta
+8:00
45,600,000
Guangzhou
+8:45
-
no major cities
+9:00
40,200,000
Tokyo
+9:30
1,340,000
Adelaide
+10:00
5,200,000
Sydney
+10:30
-
no major cities
+11:00
199,000
Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk
+12:00
1,490,000
Auckland
+12:45
-
no major cities
+13:00
36,700
Apia, Samoa
+14:00
-
no major cities
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level 41
Dec 29, 2012
12. started a minute and a half late!
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level 76
Jan 15, 2013
needed more time... maybe 2 more minutes. Cool quiz though.
+2
level 32
Dec 10, 2013
I've been following Guangzhou ever since they started building that TV Tower a couple years ago...very respectable city indeed, even if Shanghai Tower will be taller.
+2
level 46
Aug 14, 2014
I suppose I should have got St Johns, bearing in mind I was there last week :P
+2
level ∞
Mar 6, 2015
I had to update this quiz because Moscow and Vladivostok changed time zones. Unfortunately, the quiz is much harder now.
+2
level 75
May 15, 2015
Hard, but enjoyable.
+7
level 67
Feb 15, 2019
Well, finally Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk gets the respect it deserves.
+1
level 72
May 15, 2015
According to Wikipedia, Pago Pago's population is 3,656.
+2
level ∞
Feb 14, 2019
11,500 in "Greater" Pago Pago, lol
+1
level 55
May 15, 2015
Well, this opened my eyes! I am from the -6:00 time zone in the US (central time), and I was convinced that the quiz was broken because it wouldn't accept Chicago. It didn't even occur to me to extend my view all the way south. Respect, Mexico!
+3
level 66
Feb 15, 2019
There might be a wall soon, blocking your view.
+1
level 72
May 15, 2015
71 percent got baku, but only 31 percent got moscow? wtf is that?
+2
level 68
May 15, 2015
Santiago is UTC-3, not -4. The largest city in UTC-4 is Santo Domingo at 2.9 M.
+1
level 66
May 15, 2015
This is correct. Even though Santiago should, by geography, be UTC-5, it is UTC-3, like São Paulo.
+1
level ∞
Feb 14, 2019
Not what I'm seeing on Wikipedia.
+1
level 73
Feb 15, 2019
It was -3 in May, maybe that's what confused them
+1
level 66
May 15, 2015
What a fantastic quiz. Five stars for sure.
+1
level 61
May 16, 2015
For -6:00, I kept trying Chicago until I realized how US-centric was being. Also, this quiz needs way more time.
+1
level 58
Aug 19, 2015
this is a good one because you can't simply rely on your map knowledge as time zones are not always, well, never parallel to longitude.
+1
level 69
Sep 18, 2015
This needs to get updated I think, +8:30, Pyongyang, isn't it?
+1
level 30
Dec 21, 2015
So 55,000 constitutes a major city? I think that one would be very hard for people to get. Even Praia in Cape Verde is pretty much off the radar for most people.
+4
level 67
May 1, 2016
Well known to Jetpunkers 'Capitalists'
+1
level 49
Feb 2, 2016
I got Pago Pago but I did not get Kabul. 27/32
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level 28
Jul 19, 2016
Missed ten. Sao Paulo, Caracas, Santiago and all of the cities under 1M. Damn South America! Know all of the three, but that was impossible for me to realize their actual locations, distances and zones.
+1
level 19
Aug 2, 2016
100% 1:00
+1
level 73
Oct 12, 2016
Pyongyang needs to be added, a caveat that winter time is meant here, and +11:30 can be removed as Norfolk switched to +11.
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level ∞
Feb 14, 2019
Removed the now-unused time zone. Fortunately for me North Korea changed their time zone so I don't have to worry about that anymore.
+1
level 41
Oct 22, 2016
Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk has been changed to UTC+1100
+1
level ∞
Feb 14, 2019
Added, thanks
+1
level 51
Oct 23, 2016
am i being really stupid or is pago pago way too high?
+1
level 76
Apr 8, 2019
11k people isn't very many. According to Wikipedia there are over 3,000 just in the village of Pago Pago but these numbers are for urban areas.
+1
level 48
Jun 6, 2017
Very good quiz.
+1
level 56
Feb 1, 2018
Great idea, and great quiz!
+1
level 71
Feb 15, 2019
Good quiz. I did badly.
+1
level 72
Feb 15, 2019
lived in yuzhno-sakhalinsk and didn't get it
+2
level 76
Feb 16, 2019
This should really have a map.
+1
level 60
Feb 16, 2019
Really interesting quiz.
+1
level 72
Apr 8, 2019
Nice quiz. Thanks.
+1
level 61
Apr 9, 2019
I forgot that China is all one time zone and was trying a bunch of cities there before realizing. And I still didn't get Guangzhou.