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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
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First submittedJuly 22, 2019
Last updatedSeptember 17, 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 49
Jul 22, 2019
Santiago and Bogota?
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level 59
Jul 22, 2019
Thanks, added
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level 60
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 59
Jul 22, 2019
Gold Coast is included with Brisbane in our source
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level 85
Aug 24, 2019
The column's header should say "city" not "country"
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level 85
Aug 24, 2019
Why there isn't Istanbul?
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level 59
Aug 24, 2019
Good eye, waiting for approval for both of those
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level 70
Aug 25, 2019
The European population of Istanbul makes the list?
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level 59
Aug 25, 2019
Yes, being 65% of the total population.
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level 76
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 77
Sep 22, 2019
Well, you should have at least tried the biggest city in each continent to be sure ;).
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level 60
Aug 25, 2019
Very interesting quiz !
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level 59
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 59
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 49
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 63
Aug 26, 2019
If all those American cities are on there, surely Toronto should as well.
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level 59
Aug 26, 2019
Toronto's been added
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level 57
Aug 26, 2019
I typed 'Bello Horizonte' instead of 'Belo Horizonte' Come on, it should have counted!
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level 78
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 60
Aug 26, 2019
Didn't except any Asian City on here.
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level 59
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 81
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 59
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 81
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 72
Aug 27, 2019
Wellington with 416,800 is 1.04% (http://citypopulation.de/php/newzealand-wellington.php)
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level 47
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 76
Sep 17, 2019
Okay, so now this quiz contradicts 95% of the relevant geography quizzes on JetPunk.
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level 70
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 81
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 58
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 63
Sep 22, 2019
Hawaii is part of Oceania, and it therefore counts.
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level 59
Sep 22, 2019
Honored that this quiz has spawned a new JetPunk debate
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level 65
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 59
Sep 20, 2019
Africa's population is at least 1.23 billion, so Kinshasa just misses the cut at 12 million.