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
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Last updated: September 11, 2018
First submittedMay 23, 2011
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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 41
Jun 22, 2014
excuse me, but rome is not located by the sea.
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Level 57
Jun 28, 2014
Absolutely it is. Its urban area arrives to the sea.
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Level 41
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 74
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 70
Jul 29, 2015
Cairo?
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Level 80
Jan 17, 2016
150 km south of the sea. Egypt is a large country.
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Level 68
Jun 11, 2019
Please move Cairo to the sea. I always think of it as closer to the sea than that. Just pick it up. That would really help me. Thanks.
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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 71
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 43
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 48
Apr 18, 2016
Funny to learn some things, I thought there were beaches in Cairo
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Level 72
Nov 5, 2018
There are, but the tide goes out a long way.
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Level 44
Jul 30, 2016
16/16 !
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Level 47
Jun 4, 2017
Surprising how big Gaza is.
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Level 26
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 70
Nov 5, 2017
Like Geography quizzes try Geography One.......here it is
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Level 42
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 76
Apr 27, 2018
"Kind of"?
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Level 79
Nov 5, 2018
They're both quite a ways away from the Mediterranean.
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Level 49
Feb 6, 2018
Venice?
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Level 61
Mar 22, 2018
way too small
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Level 79
Nov 5, 2018
Say hello to the 16th century for us.
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Level 55
Jul 12, 2018
I think it's weird Oran was my first guess and it is the least guessed answer.
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Level 56
May 5, 2019
If you are interested in cities and the Mediteranean Sea, check if you know the /www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/190926/biggest-mediterranean-island-cities>Biggest Mediterranean Island CIties!
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Level 38
May 19, 2019
Marseille, but not Monaco? - Isn't Monaco virtually ON the Mediterranean?
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Level 76
Jun 4, 2019
The population of Monaco is tiny. Under 40,000. Last entry on this list is 1.18 million! Not even close.
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Level 66
Apr 4, 2020
Tangier?
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Level 53
Jul 27, 2020
700k population. You don't have acces to Google?
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Level 29
Apr 4, 2020
What about Paris. Isn’t Disney land on the beach?
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Level 28
Apr 17, 2020
I believe Paris is in the northern part of France, so it would be in the North Sea area, rather than the Mediterranean, and that's even if it borders a sea.
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Level 56
Aug 3, 2020
It doesn't border a sea. And I think Regtheledge1000 was joking.