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200 Biggest Native City Names in the World

How many of the world's largest urban areas can you identify, by their native (local) name?
Last updated: April 09, 2016
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Population
Urban Area
47,700,000
Guangzhou
39,500,000
Tōkyō
30,900,000
Shanghai
28,100,000
Jakarta
26,400,000
Delhi
24,400,000
Seoul
24,300,000
Karāchi
23,300,000
Manila
23,200,000
Mumbai
22,100,000
Ciudad de México
22,000,000
New York
21,800,000
São Paulo
21,100,000
Beijing
17,800,000
Ōsaka
17,600,000
Dhaka
17,600,000
Los Angeles
17,100,000
Lagos
16,900,000
Krung Thep
16,900,000
Moskva
16,800,000
Al-Qāhirah
16,000,000
Kolkata
15,800,000
Buenos Aires
14,400,000
London
14,300,000
İstanbul
13,700,000
Tehrān
13,400,000
Johannesburg
12,700,000
Rio de Janeiro
11,400,000
Tianjin
11,200,000
Paris
10,600,000
Kinshasa
10,500,000
Bengaluru
10,400,000
Nagoya
10,200,000
Lāhore
10,000,000
Chennai
10,000,000
Xiamen
9,950,000
Lima
9,800,000
Chicago
9,600,000
Chengdu
9,350,000
Bogotá
9,050,000
Taibei
9,000,000
Hyderābād
8,350,000
Washington
8,300,000
Hangzhou
8,250,000
Thành Phố Hồ
Chí Minh
8,000,000
Wuhan
7,950,000
Shantou
7,650,000
Shenyang
7,600,000
San Francisco
7,450,000
Ahmadābād
7,350,000
Boston
7,300,000
Philadelphia
7,250,000
Hong Kong
7,100,000
Toronto
7,050,000
Chongqing
7,050,000
Santiago
7,000,000
Kuala Lumpur
6,900,000
Singapore
6,850,000
Baghdād
6,850,000
Nanjing
6,800,000
Luanda
6,700,000
Ar-Riyād
6,650,000
Xi'an
6,550,000
Dallas
6,250,000
Madrid
6,200,000
Houston
6,100,000
Miami
6,100,000
Pune
Population
Urban Area
5,950,000
Bandung
5,900,000
Wenzhou
5,700,000
Detroit
5,700,000
Qingdao
5,700,000
Sūrat
5,600,000
(Ruhrgebiet)
5,550,000
Al-Kharṭūm
5,500,000
Atlanta
5,450,000
Sankt-Peterburg
5,300,000
Dar es Salaam
5,200,000
Nairobi
5,150,000
Al-Iskandariyah
5,150,000
Harbin
5,150,000
Milano
5,150,000
Yangon
5,050,000
Abidjan
4,975,000
Guadalajara
4,925,000
Belo Horizonte
4,900,000
Sydney
4,850,000
Köln / Düsseldorf
4,700,000
Surabaya
4,675,000
Ankara
4,675,000
Colombo
4,675,000
Zhengzhou
4,650,000
Barcelona
4,650,000
Monterrey
4,575,000
Accra
4,550,000
Hefei
4,525,000
Chittagong
4,500,000
Berlin
4,500,000
Dalian
4,450,000
Changsha
4,400,000
Melbourne
4,325,000
Phoenix
4,275,000
Busan
4,250,000
Napoli
4,225,000
Jiddah
4,200,000
Taiyuan
4,175,000
Casablanca
4,150,000
Al-Kuwayt
4,125,000
Cape Town
4,125,000
Kano
4,100,000
Montréal
4,075,000
Porto Alegre
4,075,000
Seattle
4,025,000
Tampa
3,950,000
Faisalābād
3,950,000
Jinan
3,950,000
Kunming
3,925,000
Dubayy
3,925,000
Fuzhou
3,850,000
Rāwalpindi
3,850,000
Shijiazhuang
3,825,000
Brasília
3,800,000
Medellín
3,775,000
Recife
3,725,000
Kābol
3,700,000
Caracas
3,700,000
Changchun
3,675,000
El Djazaïr
3,675,000
Nanchang
3,650,000
Salvador
3,650,000
Santo Domingo
3,625,000
Ürümqi
3,600,000
Roma
3,575,000
Fortaleza
3,525,000
Denver
Population
Urban Area
3,525,000
Jaipur
3,475,000
Adis Abeba
3,475,000
Dimashq
3,425,000
Athínai
3,425,000
Medan
3,375,000
Kyïv
3,350,000
'Ammān
3,350,000
Ningbo
3,325,000
Lucknow
3,325,000
Zibo
3,300,000
Dakar
3,275,000
Curitiba
3,275,000
Kānpur
3,275,000
San Diego
3,275,000
Wuxi
3,225,000
Durban
3,200,000
Nanning
3,150,000
Ibadan
3,125,000
Birmingham
3,125,000
Frankfurt am Main
3,100,000
Rotterdam
3,075,000
Cleveland
3,075,000
Mashhad
3,075,000
Orlando
3,050,000
Campinas
3,050,000
Minneapolis
3,025,000
Kampala
3,025,000
Nāgpur
3,000,000
Ciudad de Guatemala
3,000,000
Guayaquil
3,000,000
Manchester
2,975,000
Puebla
2,950,000
Bamako
2,950,000
Hà Nội
2,950,000
İzmir
2,925,000
Cali
2,900,000
Brisbane
2,875,000
Guiyang
2,850,000
Lanzhou
2,850,000
Port-au-Prince
2,825,000
Abuja
2,825,000
Douala
2,825,000
P'yŏngyang
2,800,000
Gaoxiong
2,800,000
Huizhou
2,775,000
Indore
2,775,000
Kāṭhmāḍaũ
2,750,000
Daegu
2,750,000
Eṣfahān
2,750,000
Hamburg
2,725,000
Cincinnati
2,725,000
Yaoundé
2,675,000
Changzhou
2,675,000
Jiangyin
2,675,000
Kumasi
2,650,000
Fukuoka
2,650,000
Toshkent
2,600,000
Lisboa
2,575,000
Budapest
2,550,000
Bhilai
2,550,000
Quito
2,550,000
Xuzhou
2,500,000
Anshan
2,500,000
Sapporo
2,500,000
Tel Aviv-Yafo
2,500,000
Tūnis
2,500,000
Vancouver
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level 70
Apr 9, 2016
nice, but in a way it can be difficult if you don't get an answer because you're not spelling correctly or because it doesn't make the top 200. will we get a world capitals version?
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level 57
Apr 9, 2016
Thanks! Are you saying all capitals, or just the top 30 or so?
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level 70
Apr 9, 2016
all capitals!
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level 57
Apr 17, 2016
sure, as you wish!
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level 70
Apr 9, 2016
I reread my previous comment: whoops, I meant to write "because YOU DON'T KNOW IF you're not spelling correctly or because..."
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level 57
Apr 9, 2016
Yes, a challenge slightly. :)