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: October 9, 2015
First submittedJune 17, 2013
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Hint
City
A
Ancient library
Alexandria
B
The Paris of South America
Buenos Aires
C
Hosts an annual Stampede
Calgary
D
James Joyce
Dublin
E
Capital of Scotland
Edinburgh
F
Tuscany
Florence
G
Polish city once called Danzig
Gdansk
H
Formerly called Saigon
Ho Chi Minh City
I
Straddles Europe and Asia
Istanbul
J
Dome of the Rock location
Jerusalem
K
Afghanistan's second biggest city
Kandahar
L
Egyptian city with spectacular
ancient monuments
Luxor
M
Pablo Escobar
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
Its name is Mongolian for "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 67
Aug 17, 2013
Got all bul Winnepeg. I had no idea what The Jets or the NHL was.
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Level 80
Oct 7, 2013
Obviously, you're not a golfer.
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Level 62
Oct 8, 2013
@ Brejk, you know Winnipeg is in Canada.... right?
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Level 72
Jan 9, 2014
The NHL is headquartered in New York, but it was founded in Montreal (not that I knew that; I had to look it up.)
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Level 65
Apr 11, 2017
I think this guy meant that the first commentator, rather than the NHL, was not from the U.S. So much for trying to mock the guy without even realizing what he says. It is rather ironic but somewhat expected though.
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Level 71
Aug 27, 2019
chrisdoyle, you know Canada is part of America, right?
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Level 67
Mar 16, 2020
People fall/trip (not sure if the idiom is the same in english.,) over canada-america but they miss golf??
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Level 81
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.
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Level 73
Nov 24, 2017
Not much of a speller either.......it's Winnipeg
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Level 72
Aug 29, 2020
I read it as NFL and was so confused. I kept trying Weehawken and West New York...
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Level 71
Oct 7, 2013
Got them all apart from M and X
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Level 55
Oct 8, 2013
would have gotten 3 more if I could spell!!
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Level 73
Oct 9, 2013
Would you accept Gdynia in place of Gdansk?
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Level 73
Oct 9, 2013
Nothing to with Gdansk, entirely different city.
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Level 81
Oct 6, 2015
Well they are right next to each other. But Gdynia was never called Danzig so it doesn't fit the clue.
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Level 78
Nov 30, 2016
They aren't, Sopot is in between :)
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Level 81
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.
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Level 58
Aug 1, 2017
Can you also accept Warsaw for Washington...?
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Level 49
Dec 19, 2013
#ballin got all but 4
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Level 74
Jun 11, 2014
Can you accept Firenze for Florence?
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Level ∞
Jun 5, 2015
Okay
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Level 53
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 57
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.
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Level 64
Oct 6, 2015
Don't know how I got 'X' and 'Y'
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Level 66
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.
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Level ∞
Oct 9, 2015
Vladivostock will work now
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Level 54
Apr 7, 2016
Er...Pretty sure Canada is in America. The USA doesn't own the entire continent, guys!
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Level 70
Nov 18, 2016
America is what most of the world call USA. The term 'The Americas' covers the North and South Continents of America. North America covers Canada, USA and Mexico.
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Level 63
Sep 13, 2016
I can never remember Gdansk because where I'm from it's still called Danzig.
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Level 57
Feb 19, 2017
It's been Gdansk for a pretty long time now!
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Level 50
Nov 18, 2016
Can we safely say this quiz is not U.S.-centric?
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Level 33
Mar 13, 2017
For Pablo Escobar I said: "Medilla"... I knew it but I didn't know the exact word xD
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Level 73
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.
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Level 62
Feb 11, 2018
Had them all except L with 2:26 left. I've never heard of Luxor before.
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Level 40
May 23, 2018
...
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Level 60
Jul 3, 2018
I was wondering why Paramaribo wasn't working until I reread the question.
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Level 67
Mar 16, 2020
Saigon works for 'formerly called Saigon'
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Level 55
Aug 3, 2020
The "can you accept x for y?" brought to an extreme.