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Largest Cities in Alexander's Empire

Name the most populous modern-day cities that are located within the territory conquered by Alexander the Great.
Based on urban area population according to citypopulation.de, 2018
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Last updated: September 13, 2018
First submittedDecember 22, 2015
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Population
City
18.2 mil
Cairo
16.9 mil
Karachi
14.8 mil
Istanbul
14.7 mil
Tehran
12.2 mil
Lahore
6.95 mil
Baghdad
5.85 mil
Alexandria
5.30 mil
Amman
Population
City
4.85 mil
Ankara
4.48 mil
Kuwait City
4.00 mil
Kabul
3.68 mil
Damascus
3.48 mil
Faisalabad
3.38 mil
Athens
3.28 mil
Islamabad /
Rawalpindi
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level 44
Mar 29, 2016
Could you please accept Kuwait for Kuwait city?
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level 66
Mar 29, 2016
Why? Kuwait is a country not a city. The full name of the city is Kuwait City, similar to Mexico City.
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level 77
Mar 31, 2016
Mexico should also be accepted for Mexico City. The name of the city is Mexico. Or Mexico Distrito Federal (Mexico, DF). It's only called "Mexico City" by gringos to help them differentiate. Similarly, the name of Kuwait City is Al Kuwayt. Kuwait should be accepted. Same for Guatemala. And Panama. And Cebu. And Quezon. And New York.
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level 48
Apr 2, 2016
Absolutely agree! is very annoying having to type City after Mexico, Panama, Guatemala and so on when this is just a title and the proper name does not included.
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level 69
Aug 9, 2016
I think as long as quizzes accept New York for New York City, Kuwait City, Mexico City, Panama City and so forth should all be accepted. In very few if any quizzes is it necessary to differentiate between the country/state and the city in question. Besides, no one suggests we should say Sao Paulo city to distinguish from Sao Paulo state.
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level 77
Nov 3, 2018
well, now the default for JetPunk is to accept all of those. Only a couple of odd ones left out like Kansas City, Oklahoma City, and a few other American ones which are never used without the "city" so I think that's fine.
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level 46
Mar 30, 2016
Mumble mumble... how is it possible that Kuwait City has 4 milion inhabitants when the whole Kuwait has just 2,7 millions?
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level 62
Apr 2, 2016
Because the population of Kuwait is over 4 million.
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level 69
May 9, 2016
The Government of Kuwait states there are 1.3 million Kuwaitis. On top of this, however, there are almost 3 million expats living in Kuwait. Given that the overwhelming majority of these live in Kuwait City, that figure seems about right.
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level 45
Sep 5, 2017
Faisalabad in 2016 was over 4 million people, third city in Pakistan.
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level 66
Jan 11, 2018
Yep - QM: have you seen this? Please add Faisalabad, Pakistan
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level ∞
Jan 11, 2018
I'm waiting for citypopulation.de to update their population figures for 2018 before I touch any of these quizzes.
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level 61
May 15, 2018
Alexander didn't got a part of India ?
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level 74
Aug 16, 2018
Well, Pakistan obviously, but not much of modern border India, no.
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level 57
Oct 26, 2019
The boundaries of every empire ends at the Indian subcontinent- Greek, Persian, Ummayad, Mongol. Only the British managed to colonise through sly trade and administrative policies. And the Delhi Sultanate and Mughals never controlled every part of India at the same time. Because of the huge Hindu population, they had to be liberal to rule peacefully. (Although atrocities and xenophobic laws were there)
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level 82
Aug 16, 2018
Once you remember that a particular country made up part of his empire then this quiz goes from panicking that you only know just over half the answers to becoming relatively easy.... phew..
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level 82
Aug 16, 2018
Alexander strikes me as a fair weather conqueror..
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level 52
Nov 3, 2018
Never knew Alexander was my neighbour
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level 55
Nov 3, 2018
Wow FOUR Pakistani cities. No wonder he stopped here.
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level 72
Nov 4, 2018
Faisalabad - complete guess. Nice quiz!
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level 34
Mar 7, 2019
Islamabad is MUCH bigger than Faisalabad. Faisalabad- 3.26 Million. Islamabad-10.58 Million.