Largest World Cities With Five Letters

Which are the most populous urban areas whose names are exactly five letters long? You are invited to name some selected smaller ones as well.
Population from citypopulation.de, January 2020 with Wikipedia as a secondary source
See a version for four letter cities here
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Last updated: March 2, 2020
First submittedSeptember 18, 2015
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Largest Cities
Pop.
Country
City
40.4 mil
Japan
Tokyo
30.3 mil
India
Delhi
24.8 mil
South Korea
Seoul
21.0 mil
Egypt
Cairo
20.2 mil
Bangladesh
Dhaka
19.4 mil
Nigeria
Lagos
17.7 mil
Japan
Osaka
11.4 mil
France
Paris
9.05 mil
China
Wuhan
6.60 mil
India
Surat
6.40 mil
United States
Miami
6.20 mil
Italy
Milan
Largest Cities
Pop.
Country
City
5.60 mil
Jordan
Amman
5.35 mil
UAE
Dubai
5.10 mil
Ghana
Accra
4.95 mil
China
Hefei
4.48 mil
China
Jinan
4.38 mil
United States
Tampa
4.33 mil
Afghanistan
Kabul
4.13 mil
South Korea
Busan
4.00 mil
Indonesia
Medan
3.80 mil
Vietnam
Hanoi
3.73 mil
Senegal
Dakar
3.53 mil
Nigeria
Abuja
Other Cities
Pop.
Country
City
2.80 mil
Yemen
Sana'a
2.73 mil
Ecuador
Quito
2.13 mil
Saudi Arabia
Mecca
2.08 mil
Australia
Perth
1.64 mil
Italy
Turin
1.54 mil
Portugal
Porto
1.30 mil
Bulgaria
Sofia
600 k
Israel
Haifa
428 k
Peru
Cusco
260 k
Belgium
Ghent
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Level 69
Oct 20, 2015
Dallas?
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Level 62
Oct 21, 2015
Really?
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Level 73
Oct 23, 2015
He meant Dalas
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Level 44
Apr 20, 2020
What????
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Level 47
Apr 21, 2020
San Francisco?
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Level 60
Apr 26, 2020
Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte?
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Level 61
Jul 28, 2020
Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch?
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Level 38
Feb 14, 2021
Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaunga­horonukupokaiwhen­uakitanatahu?

Krung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahinthara Ayuthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udomratchaniwet Mahasathan Amon Piman Awatan Sathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukam Prasit?

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Level 74
Dec 3, 2015
This was hard. Can't believe getting 14 right beats 92% of users.
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Level 67
Mar 7, 2020
really? getting 21 currently only gives you one point, beating 34.6% Things must ve changed drastically since your comment (unless you made a typo and got 24 though dont think that will better 92% either, average is 23)
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Level 52
Apr 18, 2020
Probably added questions
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Level 74
Dec 17, 2020
It's been about 5 years, so, yeah. Got 23 this time and beat about 60% of the users.
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Level 36
Feb 24, 2021
34/34 only 3.4% get 100
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Level 55
Mar 14, 2016
21/24 on my first try! I can't believe that I missed Surat!
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Level 46
May 7, 2016
not enough time
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Level 67
Dec 31, 2017
Three letter cities #1 Fes, Morocco #2 Ufa, Russia
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Level 82
Dec 15, 2018
That would be a pretty tough quiz.
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Level 59
Mar 3, 2020
Aba (Nigeria), Qom (Iran), Hue (Vietnam), Osh (Kyrgyzstan), Pau (France)
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Level 60
Apr 18, 2020
Make a quiz, bro!
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Level 38
May 9, 2021
Goa, India Ayr, UK,
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Level 70
Sep 5, 2018
Too little time on this one.
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Level 84
Jan 31, 2019
I agree... a bit more time is called for, I think.
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Level 81
Mar 3, 2020
Kyoto?
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Level 81
Mar 3, 2020
and Patna?
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Level ∞
Mar 3, 2020
Kyoto is part of the Osaka agglomeration.
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Level 64
Mar 3, 2020
I guess this is just a selection for the sake of more diversity but shouldn't that be mentioned?
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Level 73
Mar 3, 2020
First of all, the clue bar says "county" instead of "country". Secondly, since we are talking about "other cities" in the second bar, Genoa should be accepted for Turin. I'd make a case Varna should be accepted for Sofia, and Eilat for Haifa.
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Level 82
Mar 3, 2020
Genoa doesn't have 1.64m people. If you wanted to make it clearer, you could maybe state that the "Other Cities" must be the largest 5-letter city in their country (excluding ones that have already appeared on the quiz). Don't know if that's currently true for all of them, but it should be true for most.
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Level ∞
Mar 3, 2020
Fixed the spelling of country.
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Level 70
Mar 3, 2020
Wuhan, the home to 9 million people ... And home to the Corona Virus
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Level 62
Mar 3, 2020
Yep and I couldn't think of any 5 letter China city. Haha.
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Level 73
Mar 11, 2020
'Ha-ha'
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Level 45
Apr 18, 2020
wuhan: home to corona-chan
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Level 71
Mar 3, 2020
Why not try my 5 letter city quiz

Click Here

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Level 63
Mar 5, 2020
Leeds - UK, population exceeds 700k.
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Level ∞
Mar 5, 2020
Cool. Good for Leeds. I went to the Royal Armouries when I was there and it was a lot of fun.
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Level 56
Apr 18, 2020
I think he wanted to say Leed should be here ;)
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Level 67
Mar 7, 2020
Got ghent but missed accra, kabul, mecca and turin, which I should/could ve gotten. plus the bottom 9 which I wouldnt have gotten.

rough scoring, only 1 point for getting (nearly) 2/3

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Level 84
Mar 10, 2020
I actually CAN believe I missed Jinan and Hefei. I couldn't pick 'em out on a map.
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Level 73
Mar 11, 2020
Argh... I only missed Cusco!
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Level 89
Mar 13, 2020
Took me forever to get the 2 in the US. Finally remembered that Florida exists.
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Level 60
Mar 20, 2021
Florida man feelings
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Level 74
Apr 18, 2020
I'm astonished Wuhan isn't up near 100% now.
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Level 56
Apr 18, 2020
I thought it was Gent... not Ghent...
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Level 57
Apr 18, 2020
Dutch spelling is Gent. The English put an 'h' in so they won't say djent (like gentleman) ;)
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Level 60
May 9, 2021
I kept thinking Liege and gave up when it didn't work :(
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Level 62
Apr 18, 2020
It’s Called Tampa Bay, not Tampa...
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Level 85
Apr 18, 2020
The city is called Tampa, which is on Tampa Bay.
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Level 36
Feb 24, 2021
It is Tampa. The bay is Tampa Bay
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Level 66
Apr 18, 2020
This is kinda weird, with the whole "you are invited to name some smaller cities too" thing. If there are cities in those countries with 5-letters and more populous (for example Piura in Peru is more populous than Cuzco) it is odd that you've decided that the other should be there because... whatever your criteria were. In Peru Piura is much more talked about than Cuzco since it's a major port, it's the major city that's closest to Ecuador, it has heat and flooding issues, it has well-known universities, it is on the Panamericana and easily reachable from other cities... Cuzco is just tourists.
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Level 66
Apr 18, 2020
Obviously I did get Cuzco, but I'm still upset about it grr 2*!
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Level 65
Apr 18, 2020
I completely agree. I guess they just wanted to include a greater variety of countries and well-known cities that are recognised all around the world but I would have definitely preferred them to stick to the top 20-25 since the quiz is meant to be testing the largest cities (it also doesn't help that two of the three I missed were from the 'other cities' list)
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Level 54
Apr 19, 2020
I think outside of Peru Cuzco is much more famous for being the capital of the Incas. I’ve never heard of that port you mentioned.
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Level 66
Apr 18, 2020
How did I miss Wuhan!
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Level 65
Apr 18, 2020
Laval in Quebec 420k
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Level 60
Apr 19, 2020
Patna's metro population is 3,440,000, urban population is 2,046,652 and city population is 1,695,000.

I know people don't like Bihar but still Patna should be in this Quiz

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Level 64
Apr 19, 2020
What about Macau?
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Level 61
Apr 20, 2020
Hi, Haifa, Israel has a population of less than 300k.
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Level 60
May 9, 2021
Hi, this quiz uses urban population, not city proper.