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Second Biggest Cities Quiz

For each country, name the second biggest city by urban area and by city proper.
  • Source: citypopulation.de and Wikipedia
  • Quiz by Quizmaster - Sep 07, 2015
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Country
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Japan
United States
Brazil
Pakistan
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Russia
Egypt
Mexico
Spain
Turkey
Australia
no separate data
Italy
South Africa
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Canada
Colombia
United Kingdom
France
Bolivia
Portugal
Kenya
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Belgium
Sweden
Greece
Norway
Ireland
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level 38
Aug 11, 2012
awesome quiz! If you liked this I also have a second largest cities on my page, you should check it out. It has a lot more countries then those above!
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level 55
Aug 11, 2012
d'oh, missed Melbourne
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level 19
Aug 13, 2012
15/24 I couldn't write Thessaloniki correctly. Osaka didn't came into my mind, same as Alexandria.
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level 28
Mar 27, 2013
why wasn't China on this quiz????? 100% anyways. :)
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level 50
Mar 13, 2017
Yeah, and why isn't Tonga on this quiz? How dare a quiz of just a few countries miss out the country I'm interested in, don't they know just how much the world must revolve around my part of the world...?
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level 72
Dec 12, 2014
Got everything but the second city proper in Bolivia. I tried "Alto", though... I knew it would be the upper part of La Paz.
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level 70
Jan 22, 2015
Bolivia stumped me, too. Was close to acing this one but didn't get either of the Bolivian cities.
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level 53
Dec 22, 2014
I kind of think of Ecatepec to be a Mexico City suburb, not so much a city in its own right.
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level 69
Jan 23, 2015
It depends on how you consider "urban area" and "city proper". Ecatepec (as well as every other Mexico City suburb) is a municipality, with a Municipal President (mayor) and everything else. Since each municipal government is based on a city proper (that normally shares the same name), Ecatepec counts as a city proper. However, it's normally considered into the Mexico City metro area when listing the largest cities in Mexico, making it quite obscure for many people (even in Mexico).
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level 64
Jan 22, 2015
Nice quiz!
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level 69
Jan 22, 2015
Your data for Belgium is incorrect. Antwerp proper has twice as many inhabitants as Ghent, so should be included in both columns.
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Jan 22, 2015
The quiz is correct. Antwerp is the #1 largest city proper in Belgium.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_cities_in_Belgium

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level 69
Jan 23, 2015
I assumed you would take the borders of the region of Brussels (Brussels-Capital Region, +1000000 inhabitants) into account, as is standard, rather than the borders of the city of Brussels, an outdated remnant of Belgian history. Both can be argued to be correct, so I won't press the issue.
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level 69
Jan 23, 2015
To quote the wikipedia article on Brussels, just to show the ambiguous nature of the issue: "Brussels [...], officially the Brussels-Capital Region[...] is the capital and largest city of Belgium and the de facto capital of the European Union (EU)." "The city has a population of 1.2 million and a metropolitan area with a population of over 1.8 million, both of them the largest in Belgium." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brussels
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Jan 23, 2015
Yeah, but the article for Antwerp says "With a population of 510,610 it is by far the most populous city in Belgium."
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level 51
Jan 22, 2015
23/32
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level 34
Jan 22, 2015
I highly doubt that Bergen's urban area (stated as 238 k) is smaller than the city proper (stated as 272 k).
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level 34
Jan 22, 2015
Johannesburg is second biggest? What's bigger?
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level 44
Jan 22, 2015
cape town probably
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level 69
Jan 23, 2015
Only Soweto used to be bigger, but the municipality is now part of the city of Johannesburg, I believe.
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level 69
Jan 23, 2015
So it depends whether you take into account the "municipality" or the "metropolitan municipality"
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level 64
Sep 14, 2016
Johannesburg is still the biggest metro area. It is just not the biggest city proper.
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level 68
Jan 23, 2015
I tried Gothenborg and Gothenberg but didn't think to try Gothenburg
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level 59
Mar 12, 2017
I always type "Göteborg" and if that doesn't work (which is rarely the case any more), "Gothenburg".
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level 57
Jan 23, 2015
Ecatapec??? Never heard of it.
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level 47
Jun 4, 2017
Now you have.
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level 64
Jan 24, 2015
awesome quiz!!
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level 55
Apr 17, 2015
I did the quiz two times in a row, reading Ireland as Iceland, despite mentally noting not to do that the first time round...
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level 34
Mar 12, 2017
very tough quiz, liked it a lot!
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level 75
Mar 12, 2017
Funny that this was just featured. I just spent some time yesterday making a quiz about Second Largest Cities. Literally just posted it. http://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/66830/countries-by-second-biggest-city
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level 33
Mar 12, 2017
Can you please accept Joburg as Johannesburg? This is a common abbreviation, especially in South Africa.
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level 50
Jul 19, 2017
I take it that Salonika is no longer a valid name for Thessaloniki. Oh well, was just being a bit lazy and didn't want to type out Thessaloniki in full!
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level 70
Aug 29, 2017
I think that's the Ottoman name for it. Spent a few months living next to One Salonica Mall there.
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level 42
Aug 29, 2017
I managed to be in two of those cities today. Any guesses? No, that is too cruel -- a hint: perhaps two extremes of Europe. I suspect that both were early capital cities in their effective countries (economic regions).
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