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Southernmost Cities Quiz

Name the southernmost urban areas with a population over 1,000,000.
Population according to citypopulation.de, 2017
Urban area population, not city proper population
Quiz by Quizmaster
Last updated: August 30, 2018
First submittedDecember 6, 2010
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37.82 °S
4.5 m
36.88 °S
1.5 m
36.82 °S
1.0 m
34.93 °S
1.3 m
34.88 °S
1.8 m
34.61 °S
16.0 m
Buenos Aires
33.95 °S
1.3 m
Port Elizabeth
33.92 °S
4.1 m
Cape Town
33.87 °S
5.0 m
33.44 °S
7.2 m
33.05 °S
1.0 m
32.97 °S
1.4 m
32.89 °S
1.1 m
31.95 °S
2.0 m
31.41 °S
1.6 m
30.03 °S
4.1 m
Porto Alegre
29.86 °S
3.3 m
27.47 °S
2.9 m
25.58 °S
2.3 m
26.20 °S
13.1 m
Johannesburg / Pretoria
25.44 °S
3.3 m
25.31 °S
2.3 m
23.96 °S
1.7 m
23.56 °S
21.9 m
Sao Paulo
22.91 °S
12.7 m
Rio de Janeiro
level 77
Jul 9, 2013
I think most of the ones I missed were cities in Argentina/Chile/Uruguay/Brazil that I hadn't heard but rarely before. and two in Australia that I wasn't aware had more than a million people.
level 29
Aug 11, 2013
hardest cities to get were in south brazil
level 54
Mar 14, 2015
Tried Puerto Montt, Concepcion, Antofagasta, Iquique, Valdivia, Tacna, but not Valparaiso! The tragedy!
level 24
Jul 18, 2015
I would assume Antofagasta would be too far norte anyway?
level 32
Jul 18, 2015
really difficult
level 56
Jul 18, 2015
yay south america
level 67
Jan 18, 2016
The earth is really top-heavy. There are no more of these large cities farther South than 38.00o degrees. ........ Athens is 38.00o degrees North, yet look at all the cities of over a 1,000,000 North of Athens.
level 21
Jun 6, 2016
That's because to the south of 38.00S is predominantly ocean, whereas to the north of 38.00N is mainly land.
level 69
Jul 22, 2016
The fact that the last two World Cups were held in Brazil and South Africa helped me a lot here.
level 31
Sep 7, 2016
I got all of them except Santos. I've been to Santos! I didn't realize it had more than a million people... So pissed, lol
level 65
Feb 5, 2018
It doesn't, actually. The quiz uses urban area population, not city proper population. If we don't count the surrounding cities, Santos has circa 420,000 people only.
level 61
Oct 20, 2016
Got Córdoba and Mendoza--but forgot Buenos Aires.
level 70
Feb 23, 2017
How do you miss Auckland??? (smacks self in forehead)
level 62
May 28, 2017
Fly to Wellington or Christchurch instead.
level 84
Sep 6, 2017
Or just skip hobbit-based tourism altogether and go somewhere with more interesting things to do.
level 72
Sep 6, 2017
Yeah, cruise Hauraki Gulf, walk Waitakere Ranges, climb Rangitoto, kayak out to Rangitoto, climb Sky Tower, jump off Sky Tower (wearing the harness so you're good for...), Harbour Bridge climb, walk around Waiheke Islands walkways and vineyards... tschutzer, it's time you popped over here for a weekend :)
level 67
Sep 7, 2017
Unless you're from Australia or East Asia, there's no real reason to travel to New Zealand.
level 62
Sep 8, 2017
Well, isn't that the point of traveling? Going for no real reason?
level 62
Feb 4, 2018
How come lots of German, UK and USA tourists come here?
level 30
Feb 6, 2018
Webfoot, have you come to NZ
level 69
Apr 16, 2018
There are plenty of reasons to visit NZ, regardless of where you're from. Having travelled to every inhabited continent but Africa, I think I have a fair if not exhaustive idea of what the world has to offer, and I can honestly say New Zealand is one of my favourite countries. There really aren’t many places as consistently beautiful anywhere. Plus all its varied beauty is wonderfully concentrated – pristine temperate rainforest, explosive geysers, alpine lakes fed by glaciers and epic expanses of sandy beach are often right next to each other. And that’s to say nothing of its vineyards, cheeses and other delicious produce, charming towns and fascinating Maori history and culture.
level 62
Feb 4, 2018
Florianopolis? The quiz rules do say urban area population...
level 62
Feb 4, 2018
The source jetpunk tends to use (citypopulation.de) usually goes by urban aglomeration populations. So even though FLORIPA has more than 1 million people on its metropolitan area, the source caps only the population inside the island, because it's separated from the rest by oceanic water.
level 54
Feb 4, 2018
can you accept spellings like asunsion, acuncion, etc
level 52
Feb 5, 2018
I was sure Gaborone would creep in