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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
Last updated: September 07, 2015
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Country
Urban Area
City Proper
Japan
Osaka
Yokohama
United States
Los Angeles
Brazil
Rio de Janeiro
Pakistan
Lahore
no data
Russia
Saint Petersburg
Egypt
Alexandria
Mexico
Guadalajara
Ecatepec
Spain
Barcelona
Turkey
Ankara
Australia
Melbourne
no separate data
Italy
Naples
Milan
South Africa
Cape Town
Johannesburg
Country
Urban Area
City Proper
Canada
Montreal
Colombia
Medellín
United Kingdom
Birmingham
Leeds
France
Lyon
Marseille
Bolivia
Santa Cruz
El Alto
Portugal
Porto
Kenya
Mombasa
no data
Belgium
Antwerp
Ghent
Sweden
Gothenburg
Greece
Thessaloniki
Norway
Bergen
Ireland
Cork
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level 37
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 56
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 77
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 75
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 50
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 72
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 67
Jan 22, 2015
Nice quiz!
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level 75
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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level ∞
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 75
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 75
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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level ∞
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 48
Jan 22, 2015
23/32
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level 35
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 67
Jul 18, 2018
Large city limits? China is notorious for city limits extending beyond the urban build-up. The USA has both extremes.
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level 36
Jan 22, 2015
Johannesburg is second biggest? What's bigger?
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level 75
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 75
Jan 23, 2015
So it depends whether you take into account the "municipality" or the "metropolitan municipality"
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level 62
Sep 14, 2016
Johannesburg is still the biggest metro area. It is just not the biggest city proper.
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level 67
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 66
Jan 24, 2015
awesome quiz!!
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level 54
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 41
Mar 12, 2017
very tough quiz, liked it a lot!
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level 84
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 43
Mar 12, 2017
Can you please accept Joburg as Johannesburg? This is a common abbreviation, especially in South Africa.
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level 56
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 75
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 46
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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level 67
Jul 18, 2018
Nope.
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level 51
Oct 31, 2017
Great quiz. Big fan. It’s a nice change of pace
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level 47
Sep 4, 2018
That Leeds appears is pretty confusing. I guess it is caused by the partition of London in 32 districts here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_English_districts_by_population Citywise I consider Birmingham second after London. Although there are two cities in London considering the British city definition (place with a catthedral) - City of London and City of Westminster. London divided by two is still bigger as Birmingham I guess. Very confusing this stuff. Furthermore, I think it depends on how you count if Greater Manchester or the West Midlands are the bigger urban area.
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level 48
Sep 5, 2018
The best answer I could find for an Australian city proper would have Brisbane be first and Gold Coast at second.