Biggest City by River

For each river, name the biggest urban area that lies along its banks.
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Last updated: November 13, 2018
First submittedAugust 22, 2011
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River
City
Nile
Cairo
Thames
London
Mississippi
Minneapolis
Missouri
St. Louis
Danube
Budapest
Río de la Plata
Buenos Aires
Yangtze
Shanghai
River
City
Loire
Nantes
Seine
Paris
Rio Grande
Juarez
Indus
Hyderabad
Tigris
Baghdad
St. Lawrence
Montreal
Dnieper
Kiev
River
City
Tiber
Rome
Neva
St. Petersburg
Ohio
Cincinnati
Han
Seoul or Wuhan
Vistula
Warsaw
Columbia
Portland
Congo
Kinshasa
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Level 66
Apr 30, 2014
Also, I'm not sure, but isn't Pittsburgh bigger than Cincinnati?
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Level 44
Aug 6, 2014
i would have thought, unless cincinnati includes the dayton area too
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Level 45
Apr 6, 2020
Pittsburgh is on the Allegheny River, It says that it has to be on the river, not a tributary.
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Level 64
Aug 5, 2020
Cincinnati and Pittsburgh are quite close in population. According to citypopulation.de, Pittsburgh's urbanized area had a population of 1.73 million and Cincinnati's urbanized area had a population of 1.62 million at the 2010 census. However, from 2000 to 2010 Pittsburgh had a negative growth rate whereas Cincinnati had a positive growth rate, and if these rates continued for the last 10 years then Cincinnati would have surpassed Pittsburgh by now. It seems to me like there's no great way of knowing until the 2020 census data are released, after which this quiz may need to be updated.

And by the way, Pittsburgh is definitely located on the Ohio River.
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Level 45
Apr 30, 2014
I thought Vienna is bigger than Budapest.
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Level 65
Apr 30, 2014
I was typing "St. Petersburg" when the time finished.
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Level 73
May 3, 2014
I was typing Leningrad, for crying out loud :/
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Level 81
Jul 21, 2018
Pretty cool.
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Level 39
Apr 30, 2014
Indus River in Hyderabad? Indus flows through Tibet, "North India" and Pakistan and Hyderabad is in "South India". I guess that the correct answer must be Karachi, though, I am not completely sure of it. So, please verify it before making the change.
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Level 75
May 1, 2014
I guessed Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, but... It looks like it hits Hyderabad, Pakistan but misses all the others! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indus_River
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Level 55
May 2, 2014
There's another Hyderabad in Pakistan.
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Level 44
Aug 6, 2014
Let me guess, Hyderabad means "water city"?
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Level 55
Dec 28, 2014
@beetboy12 According to Wikipedia, it is "lion city"
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Level 60
May 1, 2014
Too river centric.
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Level 65
Dec 18, 2014
I was thinking Seoul but I said "Meh, I'm wasting time", *Stop timer* lol
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Level 33
Aug 29, 2015
I thought the Han river refers to the Chinese one... I did not expect that. And I'm doing this quiz while *watching* Korean drama with my mother...
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Level 76
Dec 13, 2015
Did terribly, but got Jules Verne's birthplace, so quite happy.
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Level 63
Sep 9, 2019
Edicts just aren't as cool as they used to be. Now everyone is into the science fiction writers of the Belle Epoque. Soon enough all the kids are going to be spending their pennies at the nickelodeon which will inextricably lead to filming the Tide ball challenge on YouTube.
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Level 59
Aug 18, 2016
Today I learned, Minneapolis is larger than New Orleans and St. Louis is larger than Kansas city.
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Level 70
Aug 18, 2016
Well metro areas, yes St. Louis is larger than KC and Minneapolis is larger that New Orleans.
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Level ∞
Aug 18, 2016
As is clearly spelled out in the directions. City proper population is a terrible measure. By city proper Indianapolis is a larger city than San Francisco. That's why we generally don't use it on JetPunk.
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Level 71
Aug 23, 2016
Han Seoul? Oh.
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Level 78
Sep 4, 2018
I know that Rio De La Plata was named a long time ago by someone long dead, but is it really a river? It looks more like a bay or gulf than a river to me.There is no apparent delta. It just opens directly into the ocean, there are several large rivers that flow into the same bay, and it's 140 miles wide. Not complaining about the question or expecting anything to be done about it. I'm just curious if I'm the only person that sees it that way.
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Level 51
Feb 6, 2020
I had the same thought. On a map it sure doesn't look like a river.
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Level 70
Sep 22, 2018
It's always good when one finds a quiz that is educational like this one.
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Level 43
Mar 22, 2019
Isn't El Paso bigger than Juarez?
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Level 38
Oct 25, 2019
Seoul was named Hanseong till 2004.
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Level 20
Feb 7, 2020
Please accept El Cairo for the biggest city that sits upon the Nile
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Level 70
Apr 14, 2020
Please accept Kyiv for Kiev.