Largest City on Every Continent A-Z

For all 6 permanently inhabited continents, can you name the largest city for every letter of the English alphabet? A map is provided for your help! Once a city is guessed, it will disappear from the map.
For this quiz, we consider the city, which is located in both Asia and Europe, to be fully European
Quiz by GeoPhilia
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Last updated: April 19, 2021
First submittedSeptember 22, 2020
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Asia
A
8.00 mil
Ahmedabad
B
20.0 mil
Beijing
C
10.7 mil
Chennai
D
28.4 mil
Delhi
E
1.07 mil
Erbil
F
4.25 mil
Fuzhou
G
45.6 mil
Guangzhou
H
9.20 mil
Hyderabad
I
3.15 mil
Isfahan
J
30.6 mil
Jakarta
K
17.3 mil
Karachi
L
12.6 mil
Lahore
M
25.2 mil
Manila
N
10.5 mil
Nagoya
O
17.7 mil
Osaka
P
6.70 mil
Pune
Q
5.95 mil
Qingdao
R
7.75 mil
Riyadh
S
35.9 mil
Shanghai
T
40.2 mil
Tokyo
U
3.98 mil
Ürümqi
V
2.18 mil
Vadodara
W
8.10 mil
Wuhan
X
9.90 mil
Xiamen
Y
5.50 mil
Yangon
Z
5.35 mil
Zhengzhou
 
 
 
Europe
A
3.38 mil
Athens
B
4.70 mil
Barcelona
C
1.33 mil
Copenhagen
D
1.44 mil
Donetsk
E
0.58 mil
Essen
F
3.28 mil
Frankfurt
G
1.66 mil
Glasgow
H
1.84 mil
Hamburg
I
15.8 mil
Istanbul
J
0.21 mil
Jerez de la Frontera
K
3.45 mil
Kiev
L
14.7 mil
London
M
17.2 mil
Moscow
N
4.23 mil
Naples
O
1.19 mil
Odessa
P
11.4 mil
Paris
Q
0.06 mil
Quimper
R
3.58 mil
Rome
S
5.60 mil
Saint Petersburg
T
1.67 mil
Turin
U
1.13 mil
Ufa
V
2.25 mil
Vienna
W
2.30 mil
Warsaw
X
0.05 mil
Xánthi
Y
1.62 mil
Yekaterinburg
Z
1.41 mil
Zurich
North America
A
5.70 mil
Atlanta
B
7.60 mil
Boston
C
9.75 mil
Chicago
D
6.90 mil
Dallas
E
0.97 mil
Edmonton
F
0.53 mil
Fresno
G
5.25 mil
Guadalajara
H
6.35 mil
Houston
I
1.98 mil
Indianapolis
J
1.42 mil
Jacksonville
K
1.98 mil
Kansas City
L
17.8 mil
Los Angeles
M
22.8 mil
Mexico City
N
22.4 mil
New York City
O
3.38 mil
Orlando
P
7.35 mil
Philadelphia
Q
1.40 mil
Querétaro
R
1.63 mil
Raleigh
S
7.85 mil
San Francisco
T
7.35 mil
Toronto
U
0.28 mil
Uruapan
V
2.75 mil
Vancouver
W
8.40 mil
Washington
X
0.46 mil
Xalapa
Y
0.09 mil
Yuma
Z
0.15 mil
Zamora
 
 
 
South America
A
2.28 mil
Asuncion
B
16.1 mil
Buenos Aires
C
3.75 mil
Caracas
D
0.23 mil
Divinópolis
E
0.15 mil
Esmeraldas
F
3.65 mil
Fortaleza
G
3.13 mil
Guayaquil
H
0.44 mil
Huancayo
I
0.42 mil
Iquitos
J
0.81 mil
João Pessoa
K
0.02 mil
Kourou
L
9.90 mil
Lima
M
3.95 mil
Medellín
N
1.40 mil
Natal
O
0.26 mil
Oruro
P
4.10 mil
Porto Alegre
Q
2.68 mil
Quito
R
13.1 mil
Rio de Janeiro
S
22.2 mil
São Paulo
T
0.98 mil
Trujillo
U
0.67 mil
Uberlândia
V
2.00 mil
Valencia
W
0.008 mil
Westelijke Polders
X
0.04 mil
Xanxere
Y
0.15 mil
Yopal
Z
0.12 mil
Zipaquirá
Africa
A
5.85 mil
Alexandria
B
3.25 mil
Bamako
C
18.2 mil
Cairo
D
5.90 mil
Dar es Salaam
E
0.80 mil
Enugu
F
1.72 mil
Freetown
G
0.46 mil
Gaborone
H
2.35 mil
Harare
I
3.48 mil
Ibadan
J
13.7 mil
Johannesburg
K
12.0 mil
Kinshasa
L
18.8 mil
Lagos
M
2.88 mil
Maputo
N
5.95 mil
Nairobi
O
2.53 mil
Ouagadougou
P
2.28 mil
Port Harcourt
Q
0.24 mil
Quelimane
R
2.03 mil
Rabat
S
0.81 mil
Sokoto
T
2.63 mil
Tunis
U
0.44 mil
Uyo
V
0.37 mil
Vereeniging
W
0.91 mil
Warri
X
0.13 mil
Xai-xai
Y
3.30 mil
Yaoundé
Z
0.89 mil
Zaria
 
 
 
Oceania
A
1.40 mil
Auckland
B
2.43 mil
Brisbane
C
0.46 mil
Canberra
D
0.13 mil
Darwin
E
0.02 mil
Echuca
F
0.02 mil
Faaa
G
0.69 mil
Gold Coast
H
0.34 mil
Honolulu
I
0.04 mil
Invercargill
J
0.01 mil
Jimboomba
K
0.02 mil
Kalgoorlie-Boulder
L
0.14 mil
Lae
M
4.89 mil
Melbourne
N
0.49 mil
Newcastle
O
0.04 mil
Orange
P
2.04 mil
Perth
Q
0.01 mil
Queenstown
R
0.07 mil
Rockhampton
S
4.91 mil
Sydney
T
0.18 mil
Townsville
U
0.04 mil
Upper Hutt
V
0.02 mil
Victor Harbor
W
0.26 mil
Wollongong
X
20
Xantippe
Y
0.01 mil
Yeppoon
Z
728
Zeehan
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Level 57
Jan 24, 2021
Also try a very similar quiz, "5 Largest Cities for Every Letter on Map"!
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Level 72
Sep 22, 2020
Wow, Excellent quiz and very challenging. I managed 50% on my first go, which I'm happy about. Nominated !
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Level 32
Sep 22, 2020
Cool! Divinópolis and Uberlândia representing my dear Minas Gerais!
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Level 72
Feb 22, 2021
Bah! Serves me right for never having left Belo Horizonte.
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Level 73
Apr 19, 2021
I'm from Divinópolis!
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Level 65
Sep 22, 2020
Isn't Quimper Larger than Qormi in City Proper Population?
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Level 57
Sep 22, 2020
99/156, almost got 100. Needs more time. Five more minutes?
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Level 56
Sep 22, 2020
How on Earth am I supposed to guess a random city with population of 20!
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Level 82
Feb 22, 2021
Hey, 2% of quiz-takers correctly answered Xantippe, totally without cheating.
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Level 75
Feb 23, 2021
Each one lives/-d there.
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Level 64
Apr 19, 2021
Now 4%!
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Level 60
Sep 23, 2020
DC is not accepted for Washington D.C. good quiz
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Level 57
Sep 23, 2020
Added as type ins!
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Level 60
Sep 23, 2020
Also won't say the whole Ruhr is in Essen.
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Level 57
Sep 23, 2020
Fixed! Luckily, even after removing about 6 and a half million people, Essen is still largest, followed by Edinburgh. So stats won't reset.
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Level 38
Mar 8, 2021
Neither is Cologne
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Level 52
Sep 23, 2020
Nice idea for a quiz

Some omissions though - e.g. wellington is by far the largest W in Oceania

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Level 57
Sep 23, 2020
According to source, Wellington stands second in population in Oceania by letter W. The first being (not gonna give spoiler).
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Level 73
Sep 23, 2020
This is a great quiz. As someone else has said - it needs more time!
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Level 57
Sep 23, 2020
Okay, 3 more minutes added, so it's 20 minutes now!
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Level 57
Oct 6, 2020
You might want to put the word(s) "inhabited" or "permanently inhabited" before "continents" in the description.
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Level 57
Oct 7, 2020
Done.
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Level 53
Dec 13, 2020
Something else, this is.
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Level 51
Jan 17, 2021
1/5 stars because you forgot the most important continent, Antarctica
+7
Level 57
Jan 19, 2021
Ughhh.... I..... Actually..... I'm sorry :'(
+12
Level 76
Jan 30, 2021
I've got to think the 20 people in Xantippe are pretty excited about showing up in this quiz.
+6
Level 51
Feb 17, 2021
Lol, I think there's a 0.00000% chance that a Xantippean is on JePunk.
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Level 54
Feb 7, 2021
Nice, there is some error for me, Karachi and Lahore are not showing on map but they are excepted
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Level 57
Feb 7, 2021
Everything is fine for me unless you mean after you have guessed those 2 cities, they don't appear. If that's the case, it's intentional, mostly because there's a mess of cities on the map, and removing the ones which are guessed makes the map cleaner. It's also mentioned in the instructions.

Also, the correct word for your comment is "accepted" and not "expected". :)

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Level 79
Feb 22, 2021
Except they wrote "excepted", not "expected" 😅
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Level 79
Feb 15, 2021
Even as an Australian/Kiwi, Oceania was brutal. Managed to finish Asia and Europe only which was about as good as I could have hoped for.

It's probably just me, but I found distinguishing the colours quite hard. I think the yellow backgrounds makes it hard to see the colours as they actually are...maybe it would be easier if the dot outlines were white rather than black? Just a thought.

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Level 57
Feb 16, 2021
Ha true! Not only Oceania, but other continents also have multiple absurd cities. And being honest, knowing a random town in the middle of Australia with a population of 20 won't change one's life in any way or make thier knowledge about Australia better. About a quater of cities in this quiz probably don't matter for the person who is taking the quiz, but when I said EVERY Letter for EVERY Continent, I meant it, I didn't wanted to clickbait :)

When it comes to cities with yellow dot, the shade of yellow in quiz is comparatively pretty brighter to that of countries, and once you have named a good amount of cities and only about half of cities are left on map, they are easier to notice. For a white stroke for dots, both countries and water bodies have a lighter shade of thier respective colors, which means white would blend better making the dots a bit harder to notice. Thanks for your feedback :)

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Level 71
Feb 17, 2021
I enjoyed the quiz quite a lot, but I also have some problems with the colors. The main issue is that I have to constantly scroll up and down to compare dots to color boxes and the similar nuances make it even harder.

Is it possible to add info to the dots, so when I hover with the mouse over one, it shows me the letter it stands for? E.g. like in the Countries of the world quiz (and not only), where you see the name of the countries you've already got in the bottom left corner when you go with the mouse over them.

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Level 57
Feb 17, 2021
That is an amazing idea, but sadly it isn't possible with the way hovering over countries in Countries of the World quiz work. It shows you the name of country in bottom left only after you have guessed the country, so to see the letter from which a city start, you would have to guess it first, which doesn't makes sense...
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Level 51
Feb 19, 2021
I think you can add a key to the map, showing which colour represents which letter
+1
Level 57
Feb 17, 2021
good quiz :) nominated.
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Level 75
Feb 17, 2021
"Largest City by Continent A-Z" would be a better title in my opinion.
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Level 57
Feb 17, 2021
I think the current title is good, but I'll consider it changing it to this :)
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Level 67
Feb 21, 2021
I agree with Bolyai. The name as it is right now is kinda convoluted and confusing.
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Level 63
Feb 22, 2021
I very much like the idea of a city of 10,000 people being referred to as having 0.01 million people.
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Level 57
Feb 22, 2021
I can't tell if you mean it in positive way or not....
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Level 63
Feb 22, 2021
I mean it positively. If someone says their city has 10,000 people I think "That's not really a city is it?". However, if they say their city has 0.01 million people, I'll think "That's basically Manhattan right? What's it like to live in a place of such importance?"
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Level 57
Feb 22, 2021
Oh, for some reason I though it was sarcasm. I apologise for it.
+1
Level 51
Apr 19, 2021
Okay so can you put 0.00002 million for Xantippe? :)
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Level 51
Feb 22, 2021
More people have guessed Xantippe than live in the city itself. As humanity, we have finally peaked.
+2
Level 68
Feb 22, 2021
The source reads: Berlin 3.7 million, Barcelona 1.7 million. ;-)
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Level 57
Feb 22, 2021
A webpage[LINK] from the same website which is directly accessible from thier front page, Barcelona- 4.72 mil; Berlin- 4.22 mil.

The population figured you gave were of city proper, but like almost every other *featured* quiz here, this quiz uses urban area. That webpage only contains population of cities over 1 mil, so for smaller cities, I had to dig deeper into site, like individual country pages.

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Level 68
Feb 22, 2021
No offence and thanks for the great job!

It is just odd when you cite a source and then redefine its content/notation. But really: I don't want to open that barrel. Just ignore my comment. :-)

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Level 61
Feb 22, 2021
Congratulations on the feature Geo kun (人*´∀`)。*゚+
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Level 57
Feb 22, 2021
Thanks (◍•ᴗ•◍)🖤
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Level 55
Feb 22, 2021
I got, Townsville,but missed Frankfurt! 98/156 Wonderful Job!
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Level 75
Feb 22, 2021
Fabulous quiz! Note though that Zilzie in Australia is larger than Zeehan!
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Level 84
Feb 23, 2021
I think Zapopan is bigger than Zamora.
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Level 57
Feb 23, 2021
According to source, Zapopan is part of Guadalajara's urban area.
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Level 57
Apr 20, 2021
I believe Zacatecas' urban population is higher than Zamora's
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Level 41
Feb 24, 2021
You're missing a lot... Like Seoul, Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte, Lisboa, Madrid, and others
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Level 57
Feb 24, 2021
Shanghai > Seoul

Rio : Already in the quiz

Buenos Aires > Belo Horizonte

London > Lisbon

Moscow > Milan

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Level 58
Feb 26, 2021
Scrivo solo per segnalare che Quartu Sant'Elena, in Italia è più popolosa di Quimper in Francia.
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Level 57
Feb 26, 2021
Me speak no spaghetti...

Jokes aside, the city that you mentioned is clearly a part of Cagliari's urban area, so it's excluded.

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Level 75
Feb 26, 2021
How is Cologne not bigger than Copenhagen?
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Level 57
Feb 26, 2021
It's 'cause JetPunk usually considers Cologne a part of Ruhr Metropolitan Area, and not an alone city.
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Level 38
Mar 4, 2021
It is too far south of the Ruhr
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Level 57
Mar 4, 2021
But JetPunk still consider it to be a part of Ruhr Metropolitan Area :)
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Level 74
Feb 27, 2021
If we're talking urban area, not city proper, which it appears (i.e., NYC is 22 million), isn't the Edinburgh population larger than Essen?
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Level 57
Feb 27, 2021
In this webpage, it states the population of Edinburgh, by Urban Area, to be 0.52 mil, while Essen is 0.58 mil, so no. :)
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Level 74
Mar 1, 2021
Fair enough. Other sources I've seen definitely show that as being just Edinburgh proper and the metro closer to 1million, but you cite your source and I know how notoriously complicated estimating populations is. Fun idea for a quiz (and I didn't do so hot! Although I did figure out Essen).
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Level 58
Mar 10, 2021
There's a mistake, when you type Maputo, another city in South Africa lights up, and Maputo stays on the map!
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Level 57
Mar 10, 2021
There's no such problem for me. My best guess is that due to another city just north of Maputo, you thought that the other city was representing Maputo after you guessed it, and hence it didn't disappeared. Please try again and tell me if the issue is still there :)
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Level 74
Mar 13, 2021
I want to KICK myself for forgetting Caracas, Tunis and Kansas City. KICK.
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Level 60
Mar 15, 2021
Managed to get Townsville but didn't notice that I hadn't answered Sydney
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Level 20
Apr 16, 2021
FRESNO is on here

I live near there

In Clovis, actually

:)

But it's not well known, and Clovis gets associated with the one in New Mexico sometimes

:(

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Level 38
Apr 19, 2021
No way Barcelona is larger than Berlin.
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Level 57
Apr 19, 2021
It is, but just by a bit, exactly only 125k more than Berlin. :)
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Level 50
Apr 19, 2021
In what poduck backwater continent do you consider Honolulu partof Oceania
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Level 57
Apr 19, 2021
Quoting from wikipedia, "Hawaii comprises nearly the entire Hawaiian archipelago, 137 volcanic islands spanning 1,500 miles (2,400 km) that are physiographically and ethnologically part of the Polynesian subregion of Oceania."
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Level 55
Apr 19, 2021
What about Wellington?
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Level 57
Apr 19, 2021
Wellington is 0.21 million compared to Wollongong being 0.26 million.
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Level 62
Apr 19, 2021
That must have taken a HELLUVA lot of work. Thank you and well done.
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Level 84
Apr 19, 2021
Fresno shouldn't be on here. According to the source provided Fort Worth is larger.
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Level 63
Apr 19, 2021
Based on urban area. Fort Worth is lumped in with Dallas and Arlington.
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Level 57
Apr 19, 2021
Correct
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Level 63
Apr 19, 2021
Accept Victor Harbour, please?
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Level 57
Apr 19, 2021
Thanks, I have made changes to type ins. The change will be live as soon as quizmaster approves the change.
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Level 71
Apr 19, 2021
I used to live in Echuca, a small country town. There's no way it would have occurred to me as the largest city in Oceania starting with E, or, for that matter, as the largest anything other than maybe hole in the ground.
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Level 68
Apr 19, 2021
More people should know about Huancayo in Peru - papa a la Huancaína is one of the most delicious of all Peruvian dishes!

Fun quiz, a real brain workout - thanks!

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Level 60
Apr 20, 2021
Excellent quiz

Thanks!

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Level 71
Jul 14, 2021
Boy, just when ya think ya have Mexico down...

I had two left for North America: "U" and "Z". Somehow I pulled "Uruapan" from the far reaches of my brain, and then, aha!... "Zacatecas". Nope... "Zamora", whose existence had heretofore escaped me. (I checked... it's larger than Zacatecas.)

If only it had been city proper... I'da zapped 'em with "Zapopan". :)