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15 Largest Cities in Asia (with a map)

Using the map, name the 15 most populous urban areas in Asia.
Includes the whole population of cities that straddle Europe and Asia!
Urban area population, not city proper
According to citypopulation.de, January 2019
Last updated: February 18, 2019
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Population
City
45.6 mil
Guangzhou
40.2 mil
Tokyo
35.9 mil
Shanghai
30.6 mil
Jakarta
29.4 mil
Delhi
Population
City
25.2 mil
Manila
24.7 mil
Mumbai
24.7 mil
Seoul
20.4 mil
Beijing
19.5 mil
Dhaka
Population
City
18.3 mil
Bangkok
17.7 mil
Osaka
17.3 mil
Karachi
16.6 mil
Kolkata
15.8 mil
Istanbul
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level 57
Aug 11, 2016
Thanks to jiaozira for help getting precise city locations :)
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level 59
Aug 23, 2016
No problem :)
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level 71
Aug 16, 2016
Nice quiz!
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level 57
Oct 13, 2016
Thanks! Try for other continents: Africa, Europe, North America, and South America
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level 44
Sep 28, 2016
Fun quiz, way to much time tho^^
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level 57
Sep 28, 2016
Perhaps i will not be enough time come 30 October ;)
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level 48
Oct 30, 2016
Kept typing in Hong Kong, then realized Guangzhou is right there also.
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level 76
Oct 30, 2016
Very easy. With a map, super easy.
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level 63
Oct 30, 2016
Anything is easy with a map.
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level 76
Oct 31, 2016
I could make a quiz like this that was all but impossible just to prove a point, but that would take a long time.
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level 76
May 16, 2019
What about this one? I lived in Virginia for close to 30 years and still find it impossible.
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level 34
Oct 30, 2016
Even though Istanbul is not in Asia, it is a nice quizz.
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level 60
Nov 1, 2016
No, not in Asia at all. Not even partly.
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level 38
Nov 2, 2016
But...half of it is on the Asian side of the Bosphorus...
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level 48
Jun 4, 2017
Agreed, nice quizzzz.
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level 50
Oct 30, 2016
Colkata should count as Kolkata
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level 30
Oct 30, 2016
Who would want to live in such a big behemoth of a place? I s'pose if you're born there, you don't think about it. My metro area population is 1.5 million and even that's too big for me.
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level 76
Oct 31, 2016
Big cities are great for a lot of different reasons. Usually they are centers for art and culture with events, exhibitions, etc that you will never find in small towns. You will never run out of new people to meet a city this size, so options for making friends, finding dates, or looking for various activity partners are much greater and more varied. Typically you have a much wider range of options for shopping and greater access to different specialty items, more entertainment and nightlife venues, better cinemas with a wider variety of films, etc. Larger cities have busier airports and so it's easier finding good cheap flights to a variety of places. And some people just like being somewhere where they feel like they're at the center of something greater- the hustle and bustle.
But, realistically, the most important reason anyone lives in a big city is also the primary reason people move anywhere. Jobs.
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level 78
Jun 21, 2018
I agree. My job was the only reason that I lived in the city. I found that the only time I left my immediate neighborhood was when I had guests in from out of town. I did force myself to go to most of the really important cultural kind of stuff and enjoyed it while I was there, but would have been just as happy at home. The other stuff you mention: shopping - on line, movies - Netflix, travel - worked for a major airline for 30 years so I've had my fill of that. I couldn't wait to get back to the country and have a big yard full of critters, cookouts, and pool parties with friends and family. Green Acres is the place to be...
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level 75
May 16, 2019
...farm livin' is the place for me. Small towns are within driving distances of either large cities or college towns which have cultural and sporting events, and I would much rather shop online these days. One doesn't have to live in a city to travel. I'm quite happy with the partner I've been married to for nearly 45 years and we're both now retired, so none of your reasons tempt me, Kalba, but I understand why you and others prefer city living. I'll take fishing in the pond, wading in the creek, chatting with neighbors in the gravel road when they stop by on their way to town, eating meat, veggies, fruit, and honey from our farm, and watching the stars at night with my sweetie. (Along with mosquitoes and buffalo gnats, marauding raccoons, coyotes, herbicide drifting over the garden from leaking spray planes, slow arrival time for emergency vehicles, slow internet speeds, - it isn't all idyllic here, but for me the positives far outweigh the negatives.)
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level 54
Jul 7, 2017
I was born in Pakistan and 20 million is low for me! btw, disappointed that Karachi is the least guessed :-(
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level 16
Oct 30, 2016
Tokyo is the biggest city, but other than that the quiz is great!
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level 56
May 16, 2019
Jetpunk uses populations from citypopulation.de. They tend to include larger areas than you would expect because they don't stick to traditional city limits and sometimes other cities can be included within one city. For example Guangzhou includes Shenzhen, the reason being that the area between them is entirely built up (you can see this on a satellite image).
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level 24
Nov 15, 2016
keep typing guanzhong i tought it was guangzhou
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level 49
Dec 4, 2016
Got all with 2:34 remaining.
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level 79
Mar 2, 2017
Interesting that if you combined this with Europe, there would only be 2 European cities big enough to make this list. Huge cities in Asia!
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level 57
Mar 26, 2017
Nice quiz, but Istanbul is in Europe.
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level 48
Jun 4, 2017
Nice comment, but get your facts right.
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level 48
Jun 4, 2017
Actually, you are right. But it is obviously in Europe and Asia.
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level 66
May 16, 2019
It's amazing that Manila is actually slightly west of Shanghai. Never realized that.
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level 42
May 16, 2019
Shouldn't Chongqing be on there now?!
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level 33
May 28, 2019
Well Chongqing is about the same size as Austria so even though it acts as one entity with over 30 million inhabitants I wouldn't count everyone living within that area. I mean there are people who live hundreds of kilometers away in the countryside at some rice farms and are technically citizens of that city...
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level 54
May 16, 2019
Shouldn't only the population on the European part of Istanbul be counted for this quiz?
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level 68
May 17, 2019
You mean the Asian side