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Most Populous Cities as a Percent of Their Continent

Name the urban area whose populations make up at least 1.0% of their respective continents.
Urban area population, not city proper, according to citypopulation.de, January 2019
Oceania includes Australasia, Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia
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Last updated: September 17, 2019
First submittedJuly 22, 2019
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City
13.58%
Sydney
12.66%
Melbourne
8.03%
Brisbane / Gold Coast
5.35%
Perth
5.25%
Sao Paulo
3.94%
Mexico City
3.89%
Auckland
3.87%
New York City
3.86%
Buenos Aires
3.50%
Adelaide
3.10%
Rio de Janeiro
3.07%
Los Angeles
%
City
2.45%
Honolulu
2.34%
Lima
2.33%
Moscow
2.32%
Bogota
1.99%
London
1.70%
Santiago
1.69%
Cairo
1.68%
Chicago
1.55%
Lagos
1.54%
Paris
1.48%
Washington D.C.
1.39%
Istanbul
%
City
1.36%
San Francisco
1.32%
Boston
1.27%
Philadelphia
1.27%
Toronto
1.23%
Dallas
1.18%
Belo Horizonte
1.14%
Houston
1.13%
Johannesburg
1.10%
Miami
1.07%
Wellington
1.00%
Atlanta
1.00%
Guangzhou
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level 50
Jul 22, 2019
Santiago and Bogota?
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level 60
Jul 22, 2019
Thanks, added
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level 61
Jul 22, 2019
Gold Coast (Australia) should be on the list. It's more than half the size (population) of Adelaide so must be at least 1.75%
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level 60
Jul 22, 2019
Gold Coast is included with Brisbane in our source
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level 61
Oct 25, 2019
Completely separate cities at least 60km apart!
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level 86
Aug 24, 2019
The column's header should say "city" not "country"
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level 86
Aug 24, 2019
Why there isn't Istanbul?
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level 60
Aug 24, 2019
Good eye, waiting for approval for both of those
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level 73
Aug 25, 2019
The European population of Istanbul makes the list?
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level 60
Aug 25, 2019
Yes, being 65% of the total population.
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level 77
Aug 25, 2019
Oh man. Only one I missed was Guangzhou, in last place. I didn't think that there would be any from Asia on the list given the massive population of Asia.
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level 78
Sep 22, 2019
Well, you should have at least tried the biggest city in each continent to be sure ;).
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level 77
Oct 23, 2019
yeah should have
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level 61
Aug 25, 2019
Very interesting quiz !
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level 60
Aug 25, 2019
Thanks! You can also try the version for Countries with the Most Cities :)
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level 21
Aug 25, 2019
what about vienna? austria has a population of about 8.8m and vienna has about 1.9m
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level 60
Aug 25, 2019
This is based on the % of continent, not country.
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level 29
Aug 25, 2019
Only missed Belo Horizonte
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level 53
Aug 25, 2019
Missed Guangzhou. Typed Tokyo and thought that there weren't any Asian cities. Completely forget about the Guangzhou/Shenzhen/"Other mega-cities" metropolitan area...
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level 79
Aug 25, 2019
I like the that world's largest city (according to citypop) barely sneaks in at the bottom of the list.
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level 64
Aug 26, 2019
If all those American cities are on there, surely Toronto should as well.
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level 60
Aug 26, 2019
Toronto's been added
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level 65
Aug 26, 2019
I typed 'Bello Horizonte' instead of 'Belo Horizonte' Come on, it should have counted!
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level 79
Aug 26, 2019
According to citypopulation.de Toronto has 7.35 million. Just above Dallas at 7.1 million so they definitely should be on the list.
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level 61
Aug 26, 2019
Didn't except any Asian City on here.
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level 60
Aug 26, 2019
Guangzhou is there at the end, but it does show just how massive the Asian population is!
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level 82
Aug 26, 2019
Are we requiring Belo Horizonte typed in in full now? Used to be just "Belo" was enough.
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level 60
Aug 26, 2019
Most natives don't use that Belo. In any case, BH is still acceptable and even shorter.
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level ∞
Aug 26, 2019
Yep, we got a lot of complaints from natives saying that "Belo" is just wrong.
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level 82
Sep 17, 2019
Oh okay. It was confusing at first when it was just Belo, then learned that and now it's confusing it isn't.
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level 33
Oct 23, 2019
That's like only typing "New" for New York
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level 72
Aug 27, 2019
Wellington with 416,800 is 1.04% (http://citypopulation.de/php/newzealand-wellington.php)
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level 49
Aug 29, 2019
Shows the insane number of people in Asia and how sparse Oceania is
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level 68
Aug 31, 2019
Do we consider Hawaii to be part of Oceania or North America? The Wikipedia article on Hawaii says that it is "geographically located in Oceania, although it is governed as a part of North America". Since we generally go by strictly geographical definitions (see the Cyprus debate), I guess Honolulu should be added?
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level 57
Sep 16, 2019
+1 for Honolulu being added. Its population is high enough I'm fairly sure.
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level ∞
Sep 17, 2019
Added that one and Wellington.
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level 77
Sep 17, 2019
Okay, so now this quiz contradicts 95% of the relevant geography quizzes on JetPunk.
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level 73
Sep 17, 2019
Does kind of go against the JetPunk grain, although there can be an argument either way.
Makes me wish Nicosia were big enough to make the European cutoff.
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level 76
Sep 17, 2019
If you Google "what country is Hawaii in?", Google will answer "North America" before you're finished typing.
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level 79
Sep 26, 2019
Wow, Google's dumber than I thought. Doesn't even know that North America isn't a country ;)
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level 82
Sep 17, 2019
Istanbul is partially in Europe. Most of Turkey isn't and the capital isn't, so Turkey isn't in Europe. No part of Cyprus is in Europe so there's no call to add Nicosia. Even if countries the cities are in are considered part of one continent, Jetpunk has still before too put cities on the continent they actually are (usually with a caveat). And Russia seems often to be divided to Asian and European part.
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level 62
Sep 25, 2019
If you're going to move Hawaii to Oceania there should be an note, at least. That is....unexpected to say the least.
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level ∞
Sep 25, 2019
Okay
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level 77
Oct 23, 2019
Yeah count me in the "no" camp for moving Hawaii out of North America.
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level 66
Oct 25, 2019
I understand having Honolulu in Oceania for this quiz. For me, it would be similar to having San Juan fit for the category “Cities of the Caribbean.” The city definitely falls in the correct region, even if the majority of the country does not.
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level 77
Oct 27, 2019
I disagree and don't think your Puerto Rico analogy is accurate. It would be more like saying Puerto Rico was part of the Lesser Antilles. Though that's not a perfect analogy either because the lesser and greater Antilles are better defined.
A better analogy would perhaps be saying that Mallorca is part of Africa. Mallorca is a constituent part of Spain. It's closer to the European mainland than it is to Africa. There's not really any good reason to put it in Africa. But it sits in the middle of the Mediterranean so it could go either way...
or perhaps arguing that the island of Rhodes is a part of Asia. Rhodes is close to the island of Cyprus which is usually counted as part of Asia. However it is closer to Greece than it is to Cyprus (though closer to the Asian mainland than the European one). And it is a part of Greece. So is it Europe? Or Asia? I think there's a stronger case for Hawaii being North American than for Rhodes being European.
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level 77
Oct 27, 2019
I would not be surprised to see an older map that grouped in islands that are today considered European and Greek, such as Rhodes and Kos, with Anatolia and Asia Minor. But these things aren't definitive they are cultural and political constructs.
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level 62
Sep 18, 2019
Honolulu should not be as high as it is. Even if you count the whole island of Oahu in Honolulu's population, it would still be .5 mil short
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level 64
Sep 22, 2019
Hawaii is part of Oceania, and it therefore counts.
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level 60
Sep 22, 2019
Honored that this quiz has spawned a new JetPunk debate
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level 66
Sep 19, 2019
Bloody Philadelphia ! I always forgot this city in every single quiz, damned !... It should be erased to make all quizzes easier... (just kidding)
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level 61
Sep 20, 2019
What about Kinshasa?
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level 60
Sep 20, 2019
Africa's population is at least 1.23 billion, so Kinshasa just misses the cut at 12 million.
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level 79
Sep 26, 2019
Honolulu's not in Oceania! It's in Cyprus!
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level 45
Oct 3, 2019
I've never before seen Guangzhou estimated to have a higher population than Tokyo. To get that number you have to combine Guangzhou with five other cities. The area covered by this agglomeration must be massive. Does anybody know why citypopulation.de does it this way? It seems arbitrary to me. Though I suppose you have to draw a line somewhere and that always will be somewhat arbitrary.
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level 60
Oct 3, 2019
Yes, this quiz uses urban agglomerations, so Guangzhou is paired with other major cities of the Pearl River Delta.
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level 72
Oct 15, 2019
Yass, finally a featured quiz that considers Honolulu to be Oceanian! Progress is being made.
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level 20
Oct 23, 2019
What about Helsinki Finland? And Christchurch NZ. There's so many cities that contain lots of a countries population
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level 65
Oct 23, 2019
Just read the quiz title once more.
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level 77
Oct 23, 2019
wth... since when is Honolulu in Oceania? I mean I know it's in the middle of the ocean but that's just weird. It is closer to the continental landmass of North America than it is to the continental landmass of Australia. by a pretty big margin, too.
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level 61
Oct 23, 2019
Yeah, I could understand reassigning cities if you were talking about continents as defined by landmass and not just politically (French Guiana, for example, is often considered part of South America because it sits on the actual landmass)...but Hawaii isn't even on a land mass. It's just chilling out there on its own, pretty far from everything. It is part of the US by law, so I think it belongs in North America. I don't think cultural similarities carry weight either, because there is a multitude of cultures on every continent. If Hawaiian is Oceanian because of its culture, then New Zealand is European. It does raise questions about territories though...I don't think anyone would consider Guam North American, for example. Anyway, the new Jimmy Eat World song is pretty good.
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level 70
Oct 23, 2019
Oceania is not centred on the Australian landmass.
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level 77
Oct 23, 2019
If Australia is not the continental part of Oceania then 1) that makes Australia an island, contradicting many other quizzes on the site, and 2) what is? You might want to look up the definition of continent
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level 57
Oct 23, 2019
Aaaarraarhhghghghh... missed Honolulu, misspelled Philadelphia, typed Dallas and Austin but missed Houston, missed Miami, and typed Georgia instead of Atlanta!!
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level 60
Oct 23, 2019
Philly is an easier alternative :)
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level 57
Oct 23, 2019
Nice :)
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level 57
Oct 23, 2019
I know very well how to spell Philadelphia by the way; I was in a rush you see.
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level 50
Oct 23, 2019
Oceania is not a continent...
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level 33
Oct 23, 2019
It sure is :)
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level 29
Oct 25, 2019
No, it isn't. It is a geographic region. Australia is a continent, but to account for the various Pacific islands and nations, the broader geographic region of Oceania is used in quizzes. Obviously you can't have Micronesia and Australia as a part of the same "Australian Continent" category.
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level 77
Oct 23, 2019
Woo, my city made the cut! I missed it because I didn't expect it would, but still cool.
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level 33
Oct 23, 2019
Loved the quiz but I think there's a few missing cities. Honolulu is not that big. According to the source it listed it at 1 million so Montreal at 4.2, Vancouver at over 2, and even Guadalajara at around 3 should be on here.
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level 33
Oct 24, 2019
I take back my comment! I just realized that Honolulu counts as Oceania and not North America which makes perfect sense!!
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level 48
Oct 23, 2019
Honolulu is ridiculous. It's not Oceania. It's an American city in an American state, not an American Territory. North America.
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level 61
Oct 24, 2019
I don't believe it's ridiculous. Cayenne is a French city in the French equivalent of a state and it is clearly in South America. Inconsistent, potentially, but not ridiculous.
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level 33
Oct 24, 2019
That's right...just because Honolulu is part of an American state it doesn't make it part of North America.
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level 77
Oct 24, 2019
I wouldn't say that *just* because Hawaii is a US state that automatically makes it part of North America. But being in the middle of the Pacific ocean and closer to the American mainland than the Oceanic one, I'd say it might as well be. And I'm guessing a large portion of various resources include it as being in North America including other quizzes on this site.
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level 62
Oct 23, 2019
You sneaky trickster! Honolulu? Really?
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level 43
Oct 23, 2019
good thing i did 100 biggest cities right before this
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level 43
Oct 25, 2019
Also known as "how many Australian cities can you name"
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level 36
Oct 25, 2019
I read the title as country instead of continent and was so confused. There should be one with countries though.
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level 61
Oct 25, 2019
If we're talking metropolitan area rather than city proper, shouldn't the Rhine/Ruhr urban sprawl be included?
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level 31
Oct 25, 2019
Tokyo?
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level 77
Oct 27, 2019
smaller urban area than Guangzhou
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level 32
Oct 28, 2019
how is wellington on here but not christcurch?