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Biggest Muslim Cities Quiz

Name the world's most populous urban areas that are majority Muslim.
Urban area population according to citypopulation.de, January 2019
Kuala Lumpur and Lagos do not have Muslim majorities
Last updated: February 14, 2019
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Population
City
30.6 mil
Jakarta
20.5 mil
Cairo
19.5 mil
Dhaka
17.3 mil
Karachi
15.8 mil
Istanbul
15.0 mil
Tehran
12.6 mil
Lahore
7.75 mil
Riyadh
6.85 mil
Baghdad
Population
City
6.85 mil
Bandung
6.15 mil
Khartoum
6.00 mil
Surabaya
5.70 mil
Alexandria
5.45 mil
Amman
4.98 mil
Ankara
4.90 mil
Dubai
4.83 mil
Chittagong
4.78 mil
Jeddah
Population
City
4.68 mil
Kuwait City
4.55 mil
Kano
4.43 mil
Casablanca
4.15 mil
Kabul
3.95 mil
Medan
3.90 mil
Algiers
3.75 mil
Damascus
3.60 mil
Dakar
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level 33
Nov 22, 2013
wheres Kuala Lumpur?
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level 75
Nov 22, 2013
Malaysia
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level 66
Jul 25, 2014
Indeed.
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level 59
Oct 15, 2017
Are you sure they aren't asking. Why isn't Kuala lumpur on this quiz?
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level 75
Nov 8, 2017
I you trying to conserve dots and opted for a period instead of a colon?
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level 57
May 5, 2018
Are you trying to conserve letters by writing 'I' instead of 'Are'?
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level 75
Jul 7, 2018
ye
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level 63
Dec 23, 2018
Ye what? Have not enough dots?
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level 59
Dec 23, 2014
Did you really just ask where a country is...in the comments section...on the internet? Just a few clicks away from Google or Wikipedia. -__-
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level 75
May 23, 2016
No he asked where a city was. You could have found that out on Wikipedia.
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level 33
Dec 5, 2015
3.1333° N, 101.6833° E
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level 57
May 5, 2018
lol
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level 34
Apr 7, 2014
I find it hard to believe that Mecca didn't make the list seeing that that is the Muslim holy city!
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level 75
Apr 21, 2014
but, probably because they never celebrate Takos Tuesdays there, it's still only the 3rd largest city in Saudi Arabia. 4th, if we're going by urban area and counting all of the Eastern Provinces as part of Dammam. Though, if you include all of the pilgrims there during hajj, it would jump up to about the same level as Tashkent.
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level 72
Sep 28, 2016
You know your topic. Even if your level is high and by looking at your other posts, you seem to have a wonderful general culture, you must have lived in the area ;)
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level 75
Apr 6, 2017
bit of a geography nerd in general, and very well traveled, but yes I did live in Saudi Arabia for over 6 years and had an apartment in Dammam for 2. Very briefly resided in Khobar. Had a house in Riyadh for 4 years.
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level 70
Apr 23, 2014
Surprised I didn't see Dubai or Abu Dhabi on here. But I'm thinking maybe they are too full of expats....???
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level 75
Oct 20, 2014
Though Dubai is 87% expats, I think it's still a majority-Muslim country. Many of those expats are Muslims from India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, the Philippines, Indonesia, Sudan, Saudi Arabia, etc. However, citpopulation gives them a total population of only just over 2 million. The fact that there aren't really any suburbs of Dubai except Sharjah (all surrounded by desert) makes it seem smaller in comparison to other urban areas.
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level ∞
Apr 24, 2016
Dubai is now large enough to appear on the list.
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level 75
May 26, 2016
I'm suspicious of that claim. They keep building more and more giant skyscrapers there... but filling them up? Different story. When I was driving my ex around she kept remarking on how oddly empty the place looks. Very sharp contrast to cities on the list that are actually full of people like Cairo or Istanbul... or even Riyadh.
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level 21
Apr 24, 2014
Why is Bandung larger than Surabaya? I think Surabaya is the second largest city in Indonesia with the population in urban area (incld Sidoarjo and Gresik) exceeding 7 million.
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level 74
Nov 10, 2014
please Teheran not Tehran...
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level ∞
Apr 24, 2016
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tehran
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level 56
May 26, 2016
But the quiz is in English....
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level 55
May 27, 2016
Seriously when will people realize that the answers to these quizzes are in English and use the English word for the names of the cities. Who cares how they're written in other languages as these quizzes are written in English. Is that really too hard to understand?
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level 67
May 28, 2016
It is not a difficult concept to get your head round. If you want to do quizzes in your own language you have to find a quiz that is in your language. If I was on the e.g. Croatian quiz site, I would not be commenting that the names used should be in English........ geeeeeeez!
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level 75
May 31, 2016
Maybe Dudi was just trying to be helpful and explain the previous users confusion. Lighten up, people.

The sound that goes in that spot in the name Tehran doesn't exist in any of these languages, that's why you end up seeing it spelled different ways.
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level 70
Sep 6, 2016
The 'e' that those languages insert isn't in the original Persian spelling of Tehran or in the Persian pronunciation. It is added because most European languages don't pronounce a 'h' at the end of a syllable. By adding a vowel the 'h' gets pronounced, but you sacrifice accuracy in another way by adding a syllable that isn't there in the Persian. The English spelling is more accurate, though given we don't pronounce 'h' it's debatable as to who is actually pronouncing it most closely to the Persian.
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level 67
Jan 19, 2019
Quote of the year by 'kalbahamut'........" Lighten up people"
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level 75
Feb 19, 2019
I nominate "quote of the year" by Malbaby, commenting on something written 3 years ago, referencing another comment that no longer even exists
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level 48
Dec 1, 2015
Marseille doesn't work?? Get it fixed. Jk
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level 62
May 26, 2016
With so many "biggest cities" quizzes around, it's getting a a bit annoying. I'm sure I've seen Baghdad, Khartoum and even Mogadishu at around 8M at some quizzes and yet none of the make this quiz.
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level ∞
May 27, 2016
Baghdad and Khartoum ARE on this quiz. Mogadishu is never listed near 8 million.
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level 34
May 29, 2016
I guess Birmingham wasn't big enough to get on the list
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level 67
Oct 21, 2016
Birminghams majority is christian with just 20% muslim citizens.
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level 49
Jun 4, 2017
Amazed somebody took that seriously.
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level 63
Dec 23, 2018
Detroit is big enough.
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level ∞
Feb 14, 2019
Probably about 1 or 2 percent Muslim.
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level 72
Sep 28, 2016
NO!! I tried a whole lot of Nigerian cities that I believed where majoritarly Muslim, my only miss is the one relevant to this quiz... :(
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level 65
Jan 21, 2017
LIKEWISE!
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level 67
Nov 27, 2016
Lagos has a larger population than Kabul etc.
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level 49
Jun 4, 2017
But is Lagos majority Muslim?
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level ∞
Feb 14, 2019
No, probably not
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level 37
May 5, 2018
It is in the predominantly Christian south of Nigeria, though it certainly has a lot of people who are Muslim.
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level 45
Dec 28, 2016
Bradford-Leeds?
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level 75
Jul 7, 2018
I thought I'd seen Amman listed on this site before as home to over 4 million people.
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level 47
Jul 26, 2018
According to Wikipedia, the total metro population of Kuwait City is 2.4 million, the number there is the entire population of the country.
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level ∞
Feb 14, 2019
Take it up with citypopulation.de. I trust them to get the numbers right. Keep in mind that official statistics can be very weird in countries that have huge populations of "guest" workers from overseas.
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level 69
Feb 14, 2019
Surely Amman is majority muslim? It's listed with 5.45 million at citypopulation.de.
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level ∞
Feb 14, 2019
Yes, fixed. Sorry about that.