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Biggest "Saint" Cities

Name the most populous urban areas whose name starts with Saint, San, São, Santa, or Santo.
  • Urban area population, not city proper
  • According to citypopulation.de
  • Quiz by Quizmaster - Oct 21, 2017
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Population
City
21.9 m
7.70 m
7.15 m
(Santiago)
5.50 m
3.75 m
3.30 m
Population
City
2.38 m
2.10 m
2.08 m
1.92 m
1.86 m
1.83 m
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level 20
Oct 20, 2012
You missed Sao Tome, the capital of Sao Tome and Principe...it is named that way in honor of Saint Thomas :)....and what about Santa Monica? I am not from USA so I don´t know the story about Santa Monica! :)
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level 59
Mar 27, 2014
I thought of those too but they don't have big enough populations.
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level 78
Jan 17, 2015
Saint Monica, mother of Saint Augustine!
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level 67
Nov 1, 2017
And patron saint for parents of disappointing children. I kid you not; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Monica.
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level 71
Jan 30, 2015
If this quiz were about ALL cities with saint names and not just the biggest, there would be probably ten thousand answers.
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level 71
Jan 30, 2015
Ones I noticed missing included Santa Fe, San Luis Obispo, San Fernando, San Rafael, Santo Domingo, St Augustine and a few others. Only two I was surprised didn't make the list were Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) and Santa Fe (New Mexico) but looked them up and neither is big enough.
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level 71
Jan 30, 2015
oh wait... Santo Domingo is on here. and I got it. I guess they're using the generous citypopulation.de figures or something. Wikipedia has urban population at under a million and metro population at 2.9.
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level 72
Nov 1, 2017
I wondered the same thing about St. Paul, but then I looked it up and it turns out I was off by a lot.
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level 73
Jan 18, 2015
What? San Dimas is not on here? But San Dimas High School Football RULES!!
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level 71
Jan 30, 2015
You get an A on your history report.
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level 67
Jan 24, 2015
What about Sana'a? Perhaps in brackets like Santiago? Almost 2 million according to wikipedia
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level 71
Jan 30, 2015
I think there was a previous version of this quiz where there was a pretty silly argument about whether or not Santiago was really named for a saint or not. And the quiz title was slightly different. IMO those arguing against Santiago's inclusion were making pretty bad arguments but if I remember correctly QM decided to concede the point and removed Santiago from the quiz. Now it is back on but in brackets and given as a freebie, with a change to the title of the quiz, I guess in efforts to avoid the same argument. But, now a new issue has been raised since Sana'a, while not named for any saint obviously, does start with "san"... that didn't come up before.
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level 55
Jan 30, 2015
Santiago means Saint James so I don't see how it couldn't be included in this list as a genuine 'Saint City'. Maybe I'm missing something.
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level 71
Jan 30, 2015
If I recall correctly they were saying that the city was named after another city named Santiago or something along those lines and so therefore it wasn't named after the saint. But, of course, that's silly... like I said...
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level 53
Oct 20, 2017
Sana'a might begin with San, but as the name of the quiz is about cities named after saints, common sense that Sana'a is not applicable.
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level 71
Nov 1, 2017
It seems the quiz's name has been changed back.
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level 66
Jan 30, 2015
Too bad it's not large enough to qualify because I would have liked to see the "Comments" debate as to whether Sandusky (Ohio) would be a legit answer.
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level 26
Jan 30, 2015
Well I feel stupid! I took the "Saint" part a little to literally and could only think of 3.
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level 24
Feb 3, 2015
St. Paul's urban area is 3.28 million according to Google (Twin Cities). It would be considered its urban population if Minneapolis was one of the cities and since they are the Twin Cities the stats are correlated together since they are directly next to each other.
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level 13
Jul 27, 2015
Well... I didn't read the instructions
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level 50
Jul 6, 2016
San Luis Potosi, Mexico. (pop. 2,596,000 as in 2010)
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level 46
Oct 10, 2016
You're thinking of the Mexican state of San Luis Potosi. The city has a population of around 700,000.
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level 78
Jul 9, 2016
Santiago, Chile. approx 5.1mm, means Saint James
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level 71
Aug 3, 2016
Arrived in St Petersburg yesterday. Gorgeous city.
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level 56
Feb 23, 2017
I'm pretty sure "santa" means holy...
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level 47
May 6, 2017
st Augustine (fl) st paul de vence (france)
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level 13
Oct 20, 2017
San Francisco doesnt have a population of 7 million. San Jose is bigger yet listed with a lower population. The quiz either has to use city proper populations or metro populations but you cant use the CSA population that is a combination of both SJ and SF and only attribute it to SF.
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level 68
Oct 20, 2017
This quiz like most that are featured on Jet Punk uses the populations of the very reputable web site, citypopulation.de specifically this list: http://citypopulation.de/world/Agglomerations.html. Sorry you don't like it but it's the gold standard for urban population centers on Jet Punk.
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level 72
Oct 21, 2017
It gets confusing when talking about urban, metro, or city proper populations, and I don't even know what an "agglomeration" is - but that link doesn't work. I understand what Cali is saying about San Francisco. San Jose is both older and larger than San Francisco. According to Wikipedia the San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward metropolitan statistical area has a population of 4.6 million. If you count the 12-county combined statistical area (CSA) which also includes San Jose, the population is 8.7 million. I looked on the citypopulation.de website and it gives the population of San Francisco as 880,887 and San Jose as 1,025,350. However, the projected population of San Jose, Costa Rica for 2017 is listed as 1,621,400 so I'm guessing that is the San Jose listed in this quiz, and not the one in California which must already be grouped in with San Francisco.
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level 68
Oct 20, 2017
Please accept Sankt Peterburg. I had a temporary block and tried a few variations before remembering that it has an English name.
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level 64
Nov 1, 2017
I think the gentleman in the photo was driving a car next to me at the traffic lights this morning.
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level 48
Nov 3, 2017
I'm totally embarrased now. Sure I got almost all, but not San Juan. Especially now that there is a sort of genocide (of course the hurricane was an external shock, but the shock is exploited for profit in a classic case of Naomi Klein's shock doctrine disaster capitalism, and relief efforts are being halted and obstructed) going on, I sure should have remembered it!
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level 71
Nov 5, 2017
Genocide? Is that the next word that we're going to try and render meaningless now? Terrorism, rape, and racism weren't enough?
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level 48
Nov 6, 2017
When people are dying en masse, and there is deliberate obstruction of relief efforts, it does constitute a "sort of genocide". For a century there has been a cultural and economic war on PR, which could also be seen as a "sort of genocide". But you're right, I should think of some other term so as not to deflate the word "genocide".
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