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Biggest Cities in the Southern Hemisphere

Can you name the most populous urban agglomerations below the Equator?
According to citypopulation.de, 2019
Quiz by Quizzer6794
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Last updated: August 12, 2019
First submittedAugust 8, 2016
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Population
City
30.6 mil
Jakarta
22.2 mil
São Paulo
16.3 mil
Buenos Aires
13.7 mil
Johannesburg
13.1 mil
Rio de Janeiro
12.0 mil
Kinshasa
9.90 mil
Lima
Population
City
7.90 mil
Luanda
7.20 mil
Santiago
6.85 mil
Bandung
6.15 mil
Dar es Salaam
6.00 mil
Surabaya
5.95 mil
Nairobi
5.20 mil
Sydney
Population
City
4.98 mil
Belo Horizonte
4.85 mil
Melbourne
4.18 mil
Cape Town
4.10 mil
Porto Alegre
3.98 mil
Brasília
3.80 mil
Recife
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level 60
Aug 14, 2016
Liked the quiz? Here's a similar topic: Biggest Cities in the Western Hemisphere :)
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level 73
Aug 15, 2016
When Brazzaville didn't work, I didn't think to try Kinshasa since they are right across the Congo from one another, so I figured they were North of the equator. Didn't dawn on me that Brazzaville was so small.
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level 55
Oct 12, 2016
Yeah Brazzaville is under 2 million, probably will make this list in a decade or so
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level 48
Nov 15, 2016
Weird that Cape Town did not make it ! Population 3.74 Million
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level 58
Nov 15, 2016
Every equator quiz I take just adds further to the realization that I seem to have a fundamental misunderstanding of where the equator actually is...
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level 77
Nov 15, 2016
Hahaha! I felt the same way! I think I've taken every equator quiz about 5-10 times just so that I can learn through repetition. Now I think I have finally gained a vague idea of where it is.
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level 76
May 1, 2018
...and the relatively few people who live south of the equator: about 800 million, or only about 10 to 12% of the human population.
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level 80
Nov 16, 2016
Finally a "biggest cities" quiz not dominated by China. Yet.
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level 67
Nov 16, 2016
no kidding
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level 69
Apr 30, 2018
Well, that "yet" is ominous.
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level 58
Jul 14, 2018
Brazil is the China of the Southern Hemisphere, apparently.
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level 79
Jul 14, 2018
Apparently Bob is anticipating a Chinese conquest of Indonesia and Brazil in the near future.
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level 66
May 17, 2017
Looks like Cape Town would make this list as well. Just pending an update :-)
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level 23
Oct 18, 2017
Really hard. Managed 65%. Never even heard of Belo Horizonte or Recife.
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level 35
May 1, 2018
Your figures are SO WRONG when it comes to Brazilian cities. Salvador does not have fewer inhabitants than Recife and Porto Alegre. And I know what I'm talking about, I'm from Salvador.
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level 77
Jul 14, 2018
Did you go around and count all the people there?
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level 28
Jul 16, 2018
I wish there was an up-vote button for things like this
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level 35
May 1, 2018
To prove what I'm saying about Brazilian cities, check tis out. https://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lista_de_municípios_do_Brasil_por_população
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level ∞
May 2, 2018
You are mistaking city proper population for urban agglomeration population. Not to worry, happens very commonly in the comments section of this site.
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level 78
Jul 14, 2018
Come on, that surprised me too. And Salvador is one of the next biggest with a 3,7M urban agglomeration according to citypopulation.
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level 36
Jul 14, 2018
Is there any reason why Singapore wasn't on there?
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level 56
Jul 15, 2018
It's north of the equator
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level 49
Jul 14, 2018
I couldn't believe Toronto not on there but then realized it was in the Northern Hemisphere.
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level 68
Jul 29, 2019
Thank you. A (rare) educational quiz. I've been twice to Nairobi without realising that it's in the Southern hemisphere.,