Biggest Spanish-Speaking Cities Quiz

Name the biggest urban areas in the world where Spanish is the most commonly-spoken language.
Urban-area population, not city proper
According to citypopulation.de, January 2019
Quiz by Quizmaster
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Last updated: February 18, 2019
First submittedApril 25, 2011
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Population
City
22.8 mil
Mexico City
16.3 mil
Buenos Aires
9.90 mil
Lima
9.80 mil
Bogotá
7.20 mil
Santiago
6.45 mil
Madrid
5.25 mil
Guadalajara
4.93 mil
Monterrey
Population
City
4.73 mil
Barcelona
3.95 mil
Medellín
3.90 mil
Santo Domingo
3.78 mil
Caracas
3.15 mil
Guatemala City
3.13 mil
Guayaquil
3.13 mil
Puebla
Population
City
3.05 mil
Cali
2.68 mil
Quito
2.60 mil
Maracaibo
2.35 mil
San Jose
2.30 mil
Asunción
2.28 mil
Toluca
2.23 mil
Havana
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Level ∞
Apr 8, 2014
Just in case you are wondering, Miami proper has more native Spanish speakers than English. However, in the larger urban area, there are more English speakers. All the major California and Texas cities are also predominately English-speaking if we go by urban area.
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Level 85
Apr 14, 2014
I was wondering the same thing about San Diego, Los Angeles, and El Paso.
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Level 80
Apr 20, 2014
did an older version of this quiz have Miami on it? Or was that a different quiz that I'm thinking of?
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Level 72
Apr 29, 2014
*predominantly
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Level 20
Apr 22, 2019
Was struggling to get the last two... shamed to say that even Latinos forget about Paraguay. I started typing in US cities with big Latin populations out of desperation....
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Level 37
Apr 1, 2020
im paraguayan and I only wrote Asuncion when as last resort after i had no other ideas. I was preatty sure urban area Asuncion was smaller than that. I knew that the metro area was around that much so i thought the urbam area would be smaller, but i guess there's not much difference.
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Level 80
May 10, 2014
Only missed 3. Got the top 13.
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Level 76
Oct 20, 2015
Thanks to JetPunk, I now know the three biggest cities in Colombia. I can only hope that it will one day be of use.
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Level 47
Jun 2, 2017
Thanks to Jetpunk, I know the five biggest cities in Colombia. It is no more useful.
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Level 71
Feb 18, 2019
Colombia is a wonderful country. Beautiful landscapes, beautiful people.
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Level 60
Dec 14, 2019
I met a Colombian girl yesterday, she was from Barranquilla, and thanks to Jetpunk I knew where it was (and I think she was impressed)
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Level 35
Dec 27, 2015
😱😱😱 i only got 2!!
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Level 31
Jan 28, 2016
Sucre should be accepted for La Paz
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Level 50
Mar 19, 2016
Sucre and La Paz are different cities in totally different parts of Bolivia. La Paz has over 2 million people, and Sucre has a few hundred thousand at most.
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Level 81
Dec 6, 2019
Seattle should be accepted for New York City.
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Level 55
Sep 2, 2016
would have had 3 more if I could spell..
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Level 80
Sep 5, 2016
The only one I consistently miss is Maracaibo and that's usually just because I don't remember how to spell it.
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Level 80
Dec 6, 2019
This time I missed Toluca. Is that new?
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Level 62
Feb 21, 2017
Surprised me that Panama City was not on the list.
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Level 60
Apr 18, 2017
Is it possible to do a quiz with the french-speaking cities please ?
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Level 75
Feb 21, 2019
Great idea. If you make it we will come.
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Level 78
Aug 3, 2018
I cannot spell Guayaquil properly. The first "a" gets me every time. Oh well...
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Level 73
Feb 18, 2019
Every time I take this quiz, I am astonished that no cities in Spain below Barcelona make the cut.
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Level 81
Feb 18, 2019
Quiz strategy:

1. Spend 4.5 minutes guessing cities in Latin America.
2. With 30 seconds left, suddenly remember that Spain exists.
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Level 82
Apr 3, 2019
San Juan, Puerto Rico? Urban population is around 3.5 million...
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Level 80
Apr 21, 2019
Quizmaster's father was killed by some Puerto Rican guy
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Level 53
Jul 9, 2019
Really? I trust you kalbahamahut but i question this...
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Level 67
Jul 17, 2019
Thought it was belgian
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Level 80
Apr 9, 2020
He may have been of mixed heritage
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Level 81
Dec 6, 2019
Even citypopulation.de doesn't stretch it that far. In a case of the U.S. Census Bureau's metropolitan statistic nearly matching its actual urban area statistic, San Juan came in at around 2.1 million and 2.2 million in those categories in 2010. All of Puerto Rico has sustained significant population losses since then, having dropped from an official count of 3,726,157 in 2010 to a Census Bureau estimate of 3,195,153 in 2018.
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Level 55
Apr 21, 2019
Does Manila with over 3 million Spanish speakers not qualify ?
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Level 80
Apr 21, 2019
Spanish is definitely not the most commonly-spoken language in Manila. The numbers here are total population, not population of Spanish-speakers. And besides, there's no way that there are 3 million Spanish speakers in Manila.
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Level 56
Apr 21, 2019
Isn't Catalan more spoken than Spanish in Barcelona?
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Level 58
Apr 22, 2019
Spanish is the official language in all Spain. All people in Cataluña speak Catalan and Spanish.
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Level 55
Jul 20, 2019
It might still be in the city of Barcelona but in the urban area as a whole Spanish is predominant
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Level 66
Jul 1, 2020
yeah quizzer is just ...
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Level 22
Apr 27, 2019
No they don't only 70% of catalans actually speak catalan, and it's Catalunya unless you are speaking spanish...
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Level 55
Jul 20, 2019
Actually almost 100% of Catalans speak Catalan, although the numbers for those who can read and write it are lower and closer to the figure you mentioned
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Level 33
Apr 9, 2020
Manila?
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Level 80
Aug 24, 2020
surely not. They speak English and Tagalog in Manila. If you wanted to converse in Spanish you'd probably have to track down a college graduate or retired government official over the age of 60. and even then it wouldn't be a guarantee.
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Level 46
Sep 7, 2020
14/22 I almost forgot Madrid and Barcelona lol