Southernmost Major Cities

Name the southernmost urban areas with a population over 1,200,000.
Urban area population, not city proper population
Source: citypopulation.de, 2020
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Last updated: March 7, 2020
First submittedDecember 6, 2010
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Latitude
Population
City
37.82 °S
5.0 m
Melbourne
36.88 °S
1.4 m
Auckland
34.93 °S
1.3 m
Adelaide
34.88 °S
1.9 m
Montevideo
34.61 °S
16.4 m
Buenos Aires
33.95 °S
1.4 m
Port Elizabeth
33.92 °S
4.2 m
Cape Town
33.87 °S
5.3 m
Sydney
33.44 °S
7.3 m
Santiago
32.97 °S
1.4 m
Rosario
31.95 °S
2.1 m
Perth
Latitude
Population
City
31.41 °S
1.7 m
Córdoba
30.03 °S
4.1 m
Porto Alegre
29.86 °S
3.4 m
Durban
27.47 °S
3.2 m
Brisbane
25.58 °S
2.3 m
Maputo
26.20 °S
13. 9 m
Johannesburg / Pretoria
25.44 °S
3.4 m
Curitiba
25.31 °S
2.4 m
Asunción
23.96 °S
1.7 m
Santos
23.56 °S
22.4 m
Sao Paulo
22.91 °S
13.2 m
Rio de Janeiro
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Level 80
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.
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Level ∞
Mar 7, 2020
There were a lot of obscure cities in the 1 million - 1.2 million range. With the latest update, I changed the criteria for inclusion to eliminate them.
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Level 56
Mar 14, 2015
Tried Puerto Montt, Concepcion, Antofagasta, Iquique, Valdivia, Tacna, but not Valparaiso! The tragedy!
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Level 32
Jul 18, 2015
really difficult
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Level 60
Jul 18, 2015
yay south america
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Level 70
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.
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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.
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Level 74
May 5, 2020
That and that pesky continent known as Antarctica
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Level 72
Jul 22, 2016
The fact that the last two World Cups were held in Brazil and South Africa helped me a lot here.
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Level 26
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
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Level 67
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.
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Level 65
Oct 20, 2016
Got Córdoba and Mendoza--but forgot Buenos Aires.
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Level 78
Feb 23, 2017
How do you miss Auckland??? (smacks self in forehead)
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Level 64
May 28, 2017
Fly to Wellington or Christchurch instead.
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Level 85
Sep 6, 2017
Or just skip hobbit-based tourism altogether and go somewhere with more interesting things to do.
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Level 74
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 :)
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Level 69
Sep 7, 2017
Unless you're from Australia or East Asia, there's no real reason to travel to New Zealand.
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Level 64
Sep 8, 2017
Well, isn't that the point of traveling? Going for no real reason?
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Level 64
Feb 4, 2018
How come lots of German, UK and USA tourists come here?
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Level 47
Feb 6, 2018
Webfoot, have you come to NZ
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Level 72
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.
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Level 67
Mar 8, 2020
@webfoot of all the places with reasons to vist to New zealand is on top of my list.

what do you consider a reason to travel to? only work? or if you have family somewhere?

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Level 65
Feb 4, 2018
Florianopolis? The quiz rules do say urban area population...
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Level 64
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.
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Level 54
Feb 4, 2018
can you accept spellings like asunsion, acuncion, etc
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Level 52
Feb 5, 2018
I was sure Gaborone would creep in
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Level 67
Mar 8, 2020
I was seriously doubting the average at 16, but I see the quiz is recently reset ( only taken 375 times since reset) I guess that explains it. The bottom 7 arent ones you often comes across here, so would have estimated the average a bit lower.

Not literally doubting the results or claiming everybody cheated like you see in some comments. I am hardly ever surprise at averages, actually, often it is lower than I expected. This one really surprised me.

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Level 61
Apr 3, 2020
Good quiz! Only missed Santos and Rosario which I'd never heard of and definitely didn't know were over 1.2 million, but got lucky guessing some of the other South American cities where I only had a vague idea of their location
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Level 82
Apr 6, 2020
Those are the same two I missed. Good job, us!
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Level 67
May 5, 2020
Well, lucky me I'm from Santos then. :) Anyway, missed two as well. Forgot Rosario and Adelaide...
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Level 65
May 5, 2020
Hey, I think you should include Antananarivo in this ! Having lived there for a couple years, i can attest it's populated by at least 3 million people (but id oubt there is an accurate counting...)
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Level 44
May 5, 2020
Antananarivo is too far North.
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Level 67
May 5, 2020
I think Rosario is missing. Other than that: great quiz!
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Level 61
May 5, 2020
No elbarto. Rosario is there.
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Level 52
May 5, 2020
How come Santos made the list, but not Campinas witch is twice as big?
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Level 45
May 5, 2020
Campinas is slightly more north than Rio (check Google Maps), hence doesn't make the list
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Level 46
May 6, 2020
It is very interesting fact that there is another major city in Africa farther south than Cape Town, only by 0.03 degree.
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Level 28
May 21, 2020
nice quiz! i almost got 100%, but i forgot about brisbane