World Cities A-Z #1

Based on the clues, name these cities starting with each letter.
If multiple cities fit the clue, guess the more prominent one
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Last updated: December 10, 2021
First submittedJune 17, 2013
Times taken47,456
Average score65.4%
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Hint
City
A
In ancient times, it was known
for its library
Alexandria
B
"The Paris of South America"
Buenos Aires
C
Hosts an annual Stampede
Calgary
D
James Joyce's home
Dublin
E
Capital of Scotland
Edinburgh
F
Largest city in Tuscany
Florence
G
Polish city once called Danzig
Gdansk
H
Formerly known as Saigon
Ho Chi Minh City
I
Straddles Europe and Asia
Istanbul
J
The Dome of the Rock is here
Jerusalem
K
Afghanistan's second biggest city
Kandahar
L
Egyptian city with spectacular
ancient monuments
Luxor
M
Pablo Escobar lived here
Medellín
 
Hint
City
N
City struck by an A-bomb
Nagasaki
O
Ukrainian city on the Black Sea
Odessa
P
One of South Africa's capitals
Pretoria
Q
Capital of Ecuador
Quito
R
Has the largest port in Europe
Rotterdam
S
Has a famous opera house
Sydney
T
2006 Winter Olympics host
Turin
U
In Mongolian, its name
means "Red Hero"
Ulaanbaatar
V
Russian port on the Pacific
Vladivostok
W
Home to the Jets of the NHL
Winnipeg
X
One of the four capitals of
ancient China
Xi'an
Y
Major city on Tokyo Bay
Yokohama
Z
Biggest city in Switzerland
Zürich
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Level 69
Aug 17, 2013
Got all bul Winnepeg. I had no idea what The Jets or the NHL was.
+23
Level 80
Oct 7, 2013
Obviously, you're not a golfer.
+7
Level 66
Jan 10, 2022
RIP, Bob.
+3
Level 84
Oct 6, 2015
I got everything but Calgary. If the clue had been "home of the Flames of the NHL"... then I would have gotten it.
+1
Level 80
Nov 24, 2017
Not much of a speller either.......it's Winnipeg
+2
Level 78
Aug 29, 2020
I read it as NFL and was so confused. I kept trying Weehawken and West New York...
+1
Level 74
Oct 7, 2013
Got them all apart from M and X
+1
Level 54
Oct 8, 2013
would have gotten 3 more if I could spell!!
+1
Level 75
Oct 9, 2013
Would you accept Gdynia in place of Gdansk?
+3
Level 73
Oct 9, 2013
Nothing to with Gdansk, entirely different city.
+2
Level 84
Oct 6, 2015
Well they are right next to each other. But Gdynia was never called Danzig so it doesn't fit the clue.
+2
Level 80
Nov 30, 2016
They aren't, Sopot is in between :)
+3
Level 84
Feb 11, 2018
I meant "right next to" as an approximate indicator of the distance between the two, not as a synonym for touching... but if you insist on being pedantic look at a map, they do in fact border each other directly, while also bordering Sopot. Along the S6 you can drive immediately from one to the other without passing through any other municipality.
+4
Level 59
Aug 1, 2017
Can you also accept Warsaw for Washington...?
+1
Level 56
Dec 19, 2013
#ballin got all but 4
+2
Level 75
Jun 11, 2014
Can you accept Firenze for Florence?
+1
Level ∞
Jun 5, 2015
Okay
+1
Level 52
Jul 13, 2014
I don't think Istanbul really "straddles" Europe and Asia. It would have to reach from Western Europe to Eastern Asia, if it did. You could say it straddles the BORDER between Europe and Asia....
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Level 61
Apr 29, 2020
Actually, it would stretch from Eastern Europe to Western Asia, as that is where the two continents meet. The city is seperated by the Strait of Bosphorus, with one side on Asia and the other in Europe, so yes, it does straddle both continents.
+1
Level 73
Jan 10, 2022
So far as Europe and Asia are different continents, that is.
+1
Level 64
Oct 6, 2015
Don't know how I got 'X' and 'Y'
+1
Level 67
Oct 8, 2015
Vladivostok...really...spelled it with a "ck" at the end...wouldn't take it...but others on here have multiple spellings....whatever.
+1
Level ∞
Oct 9, 2015
Vladivostock will work now
+1
Level 63
Sep 13, 2016
I can never remember Gdansk because where I'm from it's still called Danzig.
+3
Level 58
Feb 19, 2017
It's been Gdansk for a pretty long time now!
+1
Level 67
Jan 10, 2022
In English (and of course Polish) for sure. But in, for example, German it's still Danzig. Even today. So if Carry is German then that's probably what would come to mind for them.
+3
Level 50
Nov 18, 2016
Can we safely say this quiz is not U.S.-centric?
+1
Level 33
Mar 13, 2017
For Pablo Escobar I said: "Medilla"... I knew it but I didn't know the exact word xD
+1
Level 76
Jul 23, 2017
As Chinese I tried Xanadu for tons of times until I remembered Xi'an, where I once had a very unpleasant journey.
+1
Level 57
Jan 10, 2022
Did you have a nice time in Xanadu !!
+1
Level 65
Feb 11, 2018
Had them all except L with 2:26 left. I've never heard of Luxor before.
+7
Level 65
Jul 3, 2018
I was wondering why Paramaribo wasn't working until I reread the question.
+1
Level 82
Jan 10, 2022
I was about to comment the same thing. I think the lesson is, when an answer you're sure is right isn't working, re-read the question.
+2
Level 51
Jan 10, 2022
hcmc should work for ho chi minh city
+1
Level 70
Jan 10, 2022
Spelt it Gadansk. Oops lol
+2
Level 76
Jan 11, 2022
I improved my score from 16 to 25 on this quiz. I thought it was fairly easy, so I was surprised that 16 was my previous high. Then I looked back to see when I had last taken it. It was NINE years ago. I'm getting old...
+1
Level 82
Jan 12, 2022
Apparently I haven't taken this quiz since 2015! I went from 19 to 26. Good to know I've learned something.
+1
Level 61
Jan 14, 2022
Fun fact: Xi'an was never be called Xi'an before. It was called Chang'an before Qing dynasty.
+1
Level 55
Mar 11, 2022
Can you accept HCMC for Ho Chi Minh City? I know you do that on other quizzes.
+1
Level 57
Jun 20, 2022
can you please accept HCMC?