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Northernmost Major Cities Quiz

Name the northernmost urban areas with a population over 1,000,000.
According to citypopulation.de
Russian cities are marked with a blue background
Last updated: February 14, 2019
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Latitude
City
60.17 °N
Helsinki
59.93 °N
St. Petersburg
59.91 °N
Oslo
59.33 °N
Stockholm
58.00 °N
Perm
56.86 °N
Yekaterinburg
56.32 °N
Nizhny Novgorod
Latitude
City
56.01 °N
Krasnoyarsk
55.86 °N
Glasgow
55.76 °N
Moscow
55.73 °N
Kazan
55.68 °N
Copenhagen
55.21 °N
Chelyabinsk
55.04 °N
Novosibirsk
Latitude
City
54.99 °N
Omsk
54.75 °N
Ufa
53.90 °N
Minsk
53.79 °N
Leeds
53.55 °N
Hamburg
53.55 °N
Edmonton
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level 16
Jun 12, 2013
I'm pretty sure Anchorage, Alaska in North of Edmonton, Alberta... Also where is Reykjavik, Iceland? It should definitely be on this list!
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level 60
Jun 12, 2013
There aren't a million people in Iceland, never mind Reykjavik
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level 61
Mar 23, 2019
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level 44
Jun 14, 2013
The whole Alaska is less than half a million. Anchorage would be around 200 thousand.
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level 69
Jul 25, 2016
Alaska has over 650,000, Anchorage in the vicinity of 300,000.
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level 29
Mar 17, 2017
Anchorage had 256,000 in 2015.
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level 67
Feb 17, 2019
Alaska actually has more than that now
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level 43
Feb 3, 2014
You do know this is cities with over 1 million people?
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level 34
Jul 25, 2016
Please read the description. Reykjavik is like 400,000 or something, nowhere near 1mill
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level 69
Jul 25, 2016
Actually Iceland as a whole is just about 330,000.
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level 59
Aug 4, 2016
That's crazy. There are more people in the suburban county I live in than in a whole country. Like, twice as many. And yet Iceland has a their own culture and language. We have...North Face jackets and the Royals. Actually, they're from Kansas City, MO. Welp. I guess being stuck on a mostly frozen island in the middle of nowhere kinda necessitates the need for your own language and culture!
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level 67
Aug 21, 2017
1. Iceland is hardly frozen. 2. Iceland wishes it had the Royals! Be happy you do.
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level 75
Feb 21, 2019
Why would anyone be happy to have royals? Anachronistic waste of money and space.
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level 67
Mar 18, 2019
Kansas City has the world's most frugal royals.
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level 66
Jul 25, 2016
The population of Reykjavík is about 120,000. If you include suburbs like Hafnarfjörður, Seltjarnarnes, Kopavogur, Gardabær, etc., it's about 200,000.
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level 52
Mar 23, 2019
Perhaps you should read the descriptions before you take quizzes, eh?
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level 68
Mar 23, 2019
This is funny reading everyone's population statistics for the same places. A lot of numbers seem to be derriere-pulled.
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level 48
Jun 16, 2013
I'm surprised that Sapporo isn't on here.
+7
level 64
Nov 6, 2013
I thought that at first too, but then I saw that Sapporo is is only slightly north of Rome. Crazy.
+9
level 73
Jul 26, 2016
Sometimes, weather can trick you. It's mind blowing to know that NYC with its dreadful winters is slightly south of Barcelona, or that Newfoundland is at the same latitude as Paris.
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level 50
Jul 8, 2013
Awesome quiz!
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level 81
May 18, 2014
Surprinsingly difficult. I knew there was more Russian cities, but UK and Germany took me by surprise.
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level 27
Jul 9, 2014
would it not have been easier to show the latitude in degrees and minutes rather than fractions of degrees?
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level ∞
May 31, 2016
Decimals look cleaner and make more sense, IMHO.
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level 77
Jul 25, 2016
Indeed. I've always wondered why they're not written that way. Well done, QM.
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level 44
Jul 30, 2014
Excellent quiz. very difficult. Would never have guessed that Berlin is North of London.
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level 83
Apr 11, 2015
I forgot about British Islands :(
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level 60
May 19, 2016
There's a German rollercoaster about Novgorod.
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level 25
Jul 25, 2016
Suprised that favourites such as Talinn, Riga and Vilnius didn't show!
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level 44
Jul 25, 2016
Same here
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level 73
Jul 26, 2016
Those may be capital cities, but are far less smaller than 1,000,000 inhabitants.
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level 70
Jan 25, 2018
The answers don't even need to be capitals.
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level 28
Jul 25, 2016
I forgot to read description before taking this quiz, so I tried smaller cities such as Anchorage, Juneau, Narvik, Tromso, Molde and others.
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level 48
Aug 8, 2016
Helsinki doesn't have 1Mio, right?!
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level 49
Oct 6, 2016
Depends how you look. Helsinki itself has only about 630 000 people, but the metropolitan area of Helsinki has about 1,4 million people.
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level 73
Feb 15, 2019
Heeeeey, is this a re-do of that one quiz we all hated because half the answers were filled in? You did good, Quizmaster.
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level 56
Feb 15, 2019
Manchester missed out by only 0.07°. Would it be next on the list?
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level 56
Feb 15, 2019
In fact parts of northern Manchester are at a high enough latitude to count. Where in the city is this measured from?
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level 30
Feb 15, 2019
Step 1: know a bunch of Russian cities and European capitals, along with Glasgow, Hamburg and Edmonton Step 2: win
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level 75
Mar 23, 2019
It was Edmonton that caught me, thought all the North American cities were too far south.
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level 75
Feb 21, 2019
Eek, this is a hard one and taught me a lot. Great job Quizmaster! Would be nice to reveal the populations as well if you're ever up for that.
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level 55
Mar 23, 2019
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level 61
Mar 23, 2019
This is definitely a "name a bunch of Russian cities" quiz.
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level 55
Mar 23, 2019
Oslo only has 634.293
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level 70
Mar 23, 2019
Shouldn't Newcastle be added?
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level 41
Mar 23, 2019
Only has around 300,000
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level 41
Mar 23, 2019
Leeds only has around 800,000
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level 56
Mar 24, 2019
According to your source either Glasgow shouldn't be here because it's population is too small (Urban Areas), or Newcastle should be here (Agglomerations).
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level 67
Mar 24, 2019
I'm not sure about the figures for Glasgow and Leeds, they seem a little large...
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level 57
Mar 25, 2019
too northern biased.