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Biggest Mediterranean Cities Quiz

Name the most populous urban areas within 10 miles of the Mediterranean Sea.
According to citypopulation.de
We consider the Adriatic, Aegean, etc... to be part of the Mediterranean Sea
The Black Sea and the Sea of Marmara are not included. Therefore, Istanbul does not count
Last updated: September 11, 2018
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Population
Continent
City
5.85 mil
Africa
Alexandria
4.70 mil
Europe
Barcelona
4.23 mil
Europe
Naples
3.83 mil
Africa
Algiers
3.60 mil
Europe
Rome
3.38 mil
Europe
Athens
3.00 mil
Asia
Izmir
2.63 mil
Asia
Tel Aviv
Population
Continent
City
2.58 mil
Africa
Tunis
1.91 mil
Asia
Gaza
1.76 mil
Europe
Valencia
1.75 mil
Asia
Beirut
1.66 mil
Europe
Marseille
1.42 mil
Africa
Oran
1.24 mil
Asia
Antalya
1.18 mil
Africa
Tripoli
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level 43
Jun 22, 2014
excuse me, but rome is not located by the sea.
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level 53
Jun 28, 2014
Absolutely it is. Its urban area arrives to the sea.
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level 43
Jun 29, 2014
you are right. i thought the seaside resort ostia was a separate city/town, but it is in fact the 10th district of rome (municipio X). thanks for pointing this out!
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level 70
Jul 28, 2015
The International Hydrographic Organization's publication Limits of Seas and Oceans specifies that the eastern limit of the Mediterranean is at the Dardanelles, which excludes the Sea of Marmara from the Mediterranean and therefore also Istanbul from this list. That jives with my other research which cannot find anything that suggests the Sea of Marmara is a part of the Mediterranean (including Jetpunk's own Seas of Europe quiz!)
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level ∞
Jan 16, 2016
Thanks. Istanbul has been removed.
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level 67
Jul 29, 2015
Cairo?
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level 75
Jan 17, 2016
150 km south of the sea. Egypt is a large country.
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level 59
Aug 4, 2015
Surprised only 9% got Gaza, though shouldn't it be Gaza City.
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level 65
Nov 5, 2018
Adding "city" to Gaza, Mexico, Kuwait, Guatemala or New York is nonsense in a test that is specifically asking for cities. It's not part of the name, it's just used to disambiguate in places where there may be confusion.
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level 44
Feb 25, 2016
Good quiz, but I do not think there is any logical reason to include some marginal seas (Aegean, Adriatic) and exclude others (Marmara, Black, Azov). I understand that the latter are geographically more separate from the "mainstream" Mediterranean, but nevertheless are part of it, not least historically and culturally. Crimea was no less a part of Ancient Greek world (and of the merchant networks of the Middle ages and early modern epoch) than Crete or Sicily.
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level 30
Apr 18, 2016
Funny to learn some things, I thought there were beaches in Cairo
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level 67
Nov 5, 2018
There are, but the tide goes out a long way.
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level 43
Jul 30, 2016
16/16 !
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level 49
Jun 4, 2017
Surprising how big Gaza is.
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level 25
Jul 29, 2017
Nice quiz--don't know hard it would be to add a map, but that would have helped me out a lot as I'm trying to learn more geography. Thanks!
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level 66
Nov 5, 2017
Like Geography quizzes try Geography One.......here it is
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level 38
Nov 5, 2017
Why Isn't Casablanca or Lisbon on here? (I kind of understand why Lisbon isn't on here)
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level 75
Apr 27, 2018
"Kind of"?
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level 74
Nov 5, 2018
They're both quite a ways away from the Mediterranean.
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level 42
Feb 6, 2018
Venice?
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level 58
Mar 22, 2018
way too small
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level 74
Nov 5, 2018
Say hello to the 16th century for us.
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level 48
Jul 12, 2018
I think it's weird Oran was my first guess and it is the least guessed answer.