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US Counties

Name the largest city in these counties.
If two counties have the same name, we are referring to the larger one
Last updated: November 23, 2012
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New York City
Las Vegas
Santa Clara
San Jose
Fort Lauderdale
Portland (OR)
San Antonio
level 50
Dec 27, 2012
I thought New York City was in New York County; the Bronx being a borough of New York. Also, knowing which Orange County would have helped. There are at least 3.
level 70
Dec 27, 2012
And to be technical, Anaheim is still the largest city in any of the Orange Counties in the U.S.: a few thousand more residents than Santa Ana, 100,000 or so more than Orlando, and many more than French Lick, Indiana or Chapel Hill, North Carolina, or whatever the largest cities in the Orange County in New York, Texas, Vermont and Virginia might be.
level 49
Dec 28, 2012
Just a thought, but I think it'd help if the states each county is in were included in the hint.
level 57
Dec 28, 2012
Adding states would ruin the quiz. Whose first guess wouldn't be Detroit if they knew Wayne County was in Michigan?
level 75
May 21, 2013
without states I found that most of the quiz I was just typing in random big cities since who the heck knows where all of these counties are?
level 52
May 24, 2016
Agreed. got 14/18, by association of county with city. Either from travel, or tv shows/news. i.e.: Cook county jail.. Chicago. Detroit-Wayne County Airport. etc... Try taking the county quizzes for each state... :)
level 73
Feb 12, 2019
detroit's in michigan?
level 80
Nov 17, 2014
Am with kalbahamut here. 16/18 and I used exactly the same method.
level 69
Dec 19, 2015
Yep, agree with that method. Got 15 out of 18. Even without the states name, you can get a pretty high score.
level 45
Apr 24, 2016
Uh, you might need to brush up on the concept of a quiz.
level 29
Dec 29, 2012
I only knew one of these. I managed to get 9/18 just by guessing large American cities!
level 52
Apr 22, 2014
14 here. Most are pretty easy if you've been to those cities or pay attention to news "Xyz county sheriff reported... blah blah..."
level 44
Jul 31, 2014
I don't think you should put the state. But Orange is completely ambiguous. Both Florida and California have big counties named Orange. And both have a Disney park. So put the state for Orange, cuz otherwise there are multiple correct answers.
level 67
Jul 30, 2018
How many states have Orange Counties which one might consider the largest Orange County? Now, out of that very, very narrow field, what is the largest city? Maybe you accomplished what this quiz hoped you would: Learning
level 64
Aug 7, 2014
Fun and challenging quiz!
level 32
Aug 27, 2014
White Plains is also in Westchester County. It's also a big city.
level 60
Sep 1, 2014
Yonkers, really?
level 78
Sep 23, 2014
Yeah, Westchester (Yonkers) is pretty obscure. Hennepin (Minneapolis) would be a good alternative, as would Shelby (Memphis), or Travis (Austin).
level 75
Jan 14, 2015
Agree, although I did try White Plains. Westchester County was the setting for the old Trixie Belden books I read as a pre-teen girl in the 1960s. There was never any mention of Yonkers in the books, only White Plains and the fictional town of Sleepyside-on-Hudson.
level 75
Jan 14, 2015
I only missed three and didn't guess, but I can't claim geographical brilliance. I knew many of these because my kids either lived in these cities at some point or married people from the areas. The Florida ones were easy for anyone who watches national election returns. The only reason I got Cleveland was because of the opening song about the Cuyahoga River from the movie, Major League.
level 68
May 5, 2016
Yeah, many of these I know because of watching election returns. Yonkers I agree is too obscure, and the Texas ones I got by random guessing.
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