Most Guessed Non-Capital Cities

Try to guess the most well-known world cities that are not the capital of their country.
Based on JetPunk stats from this quiz as of 27 June 2020
Quiz by Quizmaster
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Last updated: June 27, 2020
First submittedJuly 27, 2017
Times taken30,730
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City
96
New York City
93
Los Angeles
90
Shanghai
87
Rio de Janeiro
87
Sydney
86
Chicago
85
Barcelona
85
Mumbai
%
City
84
San Francisco
83
Miami
83
Saint Petersburg
82
Istanbul
81
Dallas
81
Toronto
80
Houston
80
Johannesburg
%
City
80
São Paulo
78
Hong Kong
78
Milan
77
Boston
77
Seattle
76
Melbourne
75
Guangzhou
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Level 50
Jul 28, 2017
Mombai for Mumbai perhaps? That's the only one I missed.
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Level 57
Jul 18, 2020
And Chicagu for Chicago and Turuntu for Toronto?
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Level 46
Jul 29, 2017
Great quiz! hard because i like guessing capital cities
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Level 65
Sep 15, 2017
Excellent quiz! Got all but one: Miami.
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Level 48
Sep 15, 2017
Great quiz, but surprised the likes of Lagos, Munich and Dubai weren't there
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Level 83
Sep 15, 2017
Except Munich isn't a correct answer for that quiz.
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Level 69
Sep 15, 2017
How do you mean? Munich isn't exactly the capital of Germany. I was also surprised that Dubai didn't make the list.
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Level 70
Sep 15, 2017
The quiz isn't named that well. You have to click on the quiz it's referencing to understand that it's really to do with population. Dubai would most certainly be one of the 24 "most well-known world cities that is not the capital of it's country".
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Level ∞
Sep 15, 2017
Except... it's not. At least among JetPunk quiz takers.
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Level 67
Aug 18, 2019
I agree with daveM, the quiz is based on biggest cities. But there are some cities that are more known but less big. Just reading the title of the quiz gives you the wrong idea.

I dont have much doubt that jetpunkers would guess munich before saopaolo, I have come across it much more often than sao Paolo. But even if would bot be the case in this example, the point remains the same

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Level 67
Jul 18, 2020
@DaveM its*
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Level 71
Jul 20, 2020
Nope - he spelled it correctly all right.
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Level 67
Jul 22, 2020
@Yanni47 I'm referring to the third (i.e. final) "it's" in the comment, as in 'not the capital of it's country'.
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Level 44
Jun 29, 2020
i was so suprised not to see lagos and marakech on the quiz but a good quiz its strange to see how many don't know the US capital
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Level 55
Jul 18, 2020
The US capital wouldn't be counted.
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Level 68
Jul 18, 2020
The US capital, by definition, does not count as a non-capital city.
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Level 73
Sep 15, 2017
This was a fun quiz.
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Level 38
Sep 15, 2017
suprised theres no german city like hamburg or munich.
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Level 72
Sep 15, 2017
what about colour coding according to country, to make it somewhat easier?
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Level 58
Sep 15, 2017
How would that make it easier?
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Level 83
Sep 15, 2017
Colors are pretty :)
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Level 75
Jan 31, 2018
Because, you know, mauve
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Level 33
Sep 15, 2017
thought it was one per country at first!
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Level 67
Sep 15, 2017
Boston is the capital of Massachusetts.
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Level 62
Sep 15, 2017
But not for the US...the title says NOT the capital for their COUNTRY.
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Level 60
Sep 15, 2017
I have an idea, the most guessed islands.
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Level 60
Sep 15, 2017
Argh! I tried Melbourne but not Sydney! Only one I missed!
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Level 60
Sep 15, 2017
Shocked but also proud that Sydney was #3. Suck eggs, Melbourne!
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Level 61
Sep 16, 2017
Forgot about Australia. Completely. Guessed Auckland, but nothing on the giant continent sized nation to the Northwest.
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Level 65
Sep 19, 2017
I tried Auckland but knew in my heart of hearts it would be too obscure to make this quiz :-(
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Level 72
Mar 19, 2019
If it makes you feel any better, I still tried Christchurch after Auckland failed.
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Level 72
Jun 27, 2020
Queenstown, Dunedin and Hamilton don't work either
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Level 81
Jun 26, 2018
Yeah, without hitting the link, VERY confusing.
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Level 81
Sep 14, 2018
Derp. Would have aced this, except I completely forgot that Canada exists.
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Level 73
Nov 30, 2018
I was struggling until I remembered North America exists!
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Level 55
Sep 20, 2019
All this time I thought Istanbul was Turkey's capital.

You learn something new everyday.

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Level 45
Jan 15, 2020
Vancouver? I would always think it would be just Toronto. Also Manchester? I thought London would be obvious. Oops. Only those 2 I got wrong. Great quiz though!
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Level 47
Mar 17, 2020
It's not wrong guesses for the capitals. The quiz is guessing which cities were guessed most for the cities of the world quiz if you exclude any capital cities
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Level 52
Jan 31, 2020
Can't I put Leningrad for St. Petersburg?
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Level 58
Jun 27, 2020
not anymore lol
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Level 62
Mar 3, 2020
For the life of me I couldn't think of New York City
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Level 79
Jul 18, 2020
I missed it because I thought I had already typed it. I miss too many that way.
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Level 38
May 18, 2020
Can't believe I missed Barcelona.
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Level 89
Jun 27, 2020
Great quiz, but why is Cape Town on this list of 'non-capitals'? It is SA's legislative capital (along with Pretoria = executive, Bloemfontein = judicial).
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Level ∞
Jun 27, 2020
Stupid mistake on my part now fixed.
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Level 28
Jul 18, 2020
Good quiz. I know it's my fault I got it wrong, but could 'guangzou' be accepted? It's hard to spell, and the H is basically silent.
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Level 61
Jul 18, 2020
Not really. In Chinese it's pronounced "Guang-jou" not "Guang-zou"
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Level 73
Jul 18, 2020
What? You missed this chance to try to tell us all that Jerusalem, not Tel Aviv, is the capital of Israel?
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Level 35
Jul 18, 2020
How is Milan more guessed than cities like Hamburg and Manchester?
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Level 71
Jul 20, 2020
Lots of fashionistas here, probably.
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Level 60
Jul 20, 2020
Strange that the difference in percentage between Sydney and Melbourne is so big. I would expect them to be guessed as a pair almost always.
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Level 56
Jul 20, 2020
Whoops. Australia also exists.
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Level 44
Sep 20, 2020
I missed New York....