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Biggest Spanish-Speaking Cities Quiz

Name the biggest urban areas in the world where Spanish is the most commonly-spoken language.
Urban-area population according to citypopulation.de, July 2016
Last updated: October 21, 2016
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Population
City
22.1 mil
Mexico City
15.8 mil
Buenos Aires
9.95 mil
Lima
9.35 mil
Bogota
7.05 mil
Santiago
6.25 mil
Madrid
4.98 mil
Guadalajara
Population
City
4.65 mil
Barcelona
4.65 mil
Monterrey
3.80 mil
Medellin
3.70 mil
Caracas
3.65 mil
Santo Domingo
3.00 mil
Guatemala City
3.00 mil
Guayaquil
Population
City
2.98 mil
Puebla
2.93 mil
Cali
2.55 mil
Quito
2.48 mil
Maracaibo
2.23 mil
Havana
2.20 mil
Asunción
2.15 mil
San Juan
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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 81
Apr 14, 2014
I was wondering the same thing about San Diego, Los Angeles, and El Paso.
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level 74
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 43
May 10, 2014
I think it was the biggest English speaking cities quiz that didn't have Miami on it. I can remember that causing arguments. I think things have changed a bit now.
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level 70
Apr 29, 2014
*predominantly
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level 65
Apr 9, 2014
I was indeed wondering! Thanks!
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level 74
May 10, 2014
Only missed 3. Got the top 13.
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level 48
May 11, 2014
I deliberately didn't choose Barcelona because I thought its metro region had more Catalan speakers than Spanish speakers. Am I incorrect?
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level 81
May 12, 2014
Catalan, Spanish, potayto, potahto.
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level 47
Nov 14, 2014
It's not potayto, potahto, they are different languages, as different as Dutch and German, so get your facts right.
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level 66
Dec 18, 2014
As a Catalan, I assure you that Gosuman is right. Catalan and Spanish are different languages, or at least as different as Spanish and Portuguese, French or any romanic language.
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level 65
Jul 27, 2016
Meh. It's more a matter of Catalan pride and politics. The languages are very (very) similar, but they'll never admit it, and who cares. If you guys want it to be a language, let's call it a language. Not that it really changes anything.
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level 66
Sep 2, 2016
Dunkinggandalf, Catalan and Spanish is as similar as any romance language. The following are some random words in Catalan, Spanish, Italian and French: Peu / Pié / Piede / Pied (Foot), Mà / Mano / Mano / Main (Hand), Cel / Cielo / Cielo / Ciel (Sky), Nit / Noche / Notte / Nuit (Night)... As you can see, Spanish is closer to Italian than Catalan. And it's not a matter of what Catalan politicians say (although of course they want their identity to be noted), but something that all philologists from all over the world agree with.
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level 66
Sep 2, 2016
OK then, better inform the Norwegians, Swedes and Danes that they don't speak different languages. Same for Rwandans and Burundians. And so on. Please pass on the sure-fire definitional distinction between languages and dialects.
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level 72
Oct 4, 2016
It seems we're not counting just first-language speakers, so you have Catalan native speakers who (nearly all) speak also Spanish, plus all others.
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level 75
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 49
Jun 2, 2017
Thanks to Jetpunk, I know the five biggest cities in Colombia. It is no more useful.
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level 80
Nov 10, 2015
"Mexico" is not accepted, but "Guatemala" is? Very consistent, I must say. (NOT!)
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level ∞
Jul 4, 2016
You'll just have to get over it. Apparently Guatemala City is often called simply Guatemala. According to the Wikipedia page, that is.
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level 73
Jul 12, 2016
So is Mexico city often called Mexico. It can be disconcerting the first time to find yourself actually in Mexico but yet find yourself on a bus travelling to Mexico!
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level 65
Jul 27, 2016
In Europe, we call it "Mexico", unless it's not absolutely clear from context that we mean the city - which it usually is. I think you should accept just "Mexico" for consistency.
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level 34
Aug 12, 2016
I'm in Europe, never heard it called just "Mexico" before
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level 74
Sep 2, 2016
The above comments are correct. The name of the city is, simply, Mexico.
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level 71
Sep 2, 2016
Dear Quizmaster, for the third quiz in less than a month: In Mexico (country) the capital is known simply as "México". Yes, I know that some stupid already made the official change to "Ciudad de México" (CDMX for short. A really unpopular decision, might I add), but we still call it "México", so typing it without "city" should be accepted.
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level 74
Dec 9, 2018
This has been fixed now
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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 51
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 53
Sep 2, 2016
would have had 3 more if I could spell..
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level 74
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 51
Feb 21, 2017
Surprised me that Panama City was not on the list.
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level 59
Apr 18, 2017
Is it possible to do a quiz with the french-speaking cities please ?
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level 39
May 14, 2017
What about cities like Miami and Los Angeles?
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level 71
May 17, 2017
Quizmaster already explained that in the very first comment.
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level 66
Aug 3, 2018
I cannot spell Guayaquil properly. The first "a" gets me every time. Oh well...