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Five Most Populated Cities by Continent

Can you figure out the five largest cities proper in each continent?
Cities located in two continents will be placed in both.
Source: Wikipedia
Last updated: April 23, 2016
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Africa
21m
Lagos
9m
Kinshasa
9m
Cairo
4m
Abidjan
4m
Alexandria
 
 
Asia
24m
Shanghai
23m
Karachi
21m
Beijing
16m
Delhi
15m
Tianjin
Europe
12m
Moscow
9m
Istanbul
8m
London
5m
St. Petersburg
3m
Berlin
 
 
North America
8m
Mexico City
8m
New York City
3m
Los Angeles
2m
Toronto
2m
Chicago
Oceania
4m
Sydney
4m
Melbourne
2m
Brisbane
1m
Perth
1m
Auckland
 
 
South America
11m
São Paulo
8m
Lima
7m
Bogotá
6m
Rio de Janeiro
5m
Santiago
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level 78
Apr 21, 2015
Question for you. Where are you sourcing your information from? I ask because in this quiz you have Jakarta, Seoul, and Tokyo listed as some of the biggest cities in Asia but Beijing doesn't make the list. In your Biggest Capitals in Asia quiz, you have Beijing listed as being bigger than Jakarta, Seoul, and Tokyo. So I have to wonder, which one is correct? Or are you using different criteria (area v. population) for these quizzes?
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level 50
Oct 17, 2017
Urban areas aren't counted, for example, Guangzhou is most populated city in the world if we count urban areas
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level 67
Apr 21, 2015
Please make clear that Australia includes the area known as Oceania. Auckland is not in Australia, but it is if you count places not part of the continent itself.
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level 71
Apr 22, 2015
On other quizzes I see Guangzhou listed as larger than both Beijing and Shanghai.
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level 30
Apr 23, 2015
Buenos Aires has 14 million inhabitants, way more than Santiago, Lima or Bogotá. It's the third biggest city in South America, right after Rio and Sao Paulo. Please, check out your mistake
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level 50
Aug 19, 2015
Paris is way bigger than Berlin. So are Rome and Madrid
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level 34
Feb 25, 2019
In City Proper, Paris has just over 2 million making it the seventh biggest city in Europe. Rome has 850,000 in City Proper. Madrid has 2,500,000. Nice informing you.
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level 65
Aug 27, 2015
Love these style quizes
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level 57
Nov 3, 2015
Okay, everyone, this quiz has been updated, with current info! Very sorry for any inconveniences (after all, this was our first "Five ____ by Continent" quiz!). Thanks; Quizzer6794. :)
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level 81
Jan 15, 2016
Istanbul should be in Europe too, according to your note: "Cities located in two continents will be placed in both".
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level 57
Jan 15, 2016
correct, thanks
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level 70
Mar 10, 2016
However, if you wanna get hair-splitty, that's not really fair. If you're listing Istanbul in both continents, then the population should be split according to how many people live on which side. The final results make it look like Istanbul has 14 million people in Asia and another 14 million in Europe.
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level 57
Mar 10, 2016
...and that's exactly how we've delt with it :)
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level 50
Feb 4, 2016
Still missing Paris, Buenos Aires, Guangzhou and Jakarta. I typed Johannesburg and Abidjan appeared... lol
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level 57
Feb 4, 2016
Remember, you're dealing with cities proper here, so Guangzhou has a population nearly half of Shanghai's.
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level 43
Feb 16, 2016
Why does Johannesburg appear as Abidjan when typed in?
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level 35
Feb 19, 2016
Nice quiz. Missed Bogota, Karachi, St. Petersburg, Abidjan, Alexandria, and Delhi
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level 71
Apr 23, 2016
9 million live in European İstanbul, and the other 5 million on the Asian side (which would bump it off the Asia list).
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level 69
Sep 15, 2016
If we're talking cities proper (which in my view is a silly way of looking at things), then Sydney has 160,000 people, Melbourne has 127,000, Perth has 20,000 and Auckland has 450,000. Only Brisbane gets close to the figure you listed here with a bit over 1 million. Of course there is talk of merging various local governments in Sydney to make them more sustainable. If in so doing the City of Sydney doubles or triples in size, would you say that Sydney (without the qualification of 'City of') has doubled or tripled in size? Of course not - this is why city proper population figures are silly. They tell you nothing about a city except for the particulars of current local government administrative arrangements. Put another way - go to the barrio of Saavedra, Autonomous City of Buenos Aires. Look around on Google Maps. Then go to Florida Oeste, a few hundred metres away in the Province of Buenos Aires. Apart from crossing a freeway, absolutely nothing has changed.
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level 63
Oct 14, 2018
Your point is well made, Findlay. On any measure, surely Paris should be in?
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level 34
Feb 25, 2019
I'm confused.
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level 34
Feb 25, 2019
In City Proper Tianjin has 14 million. In urban area it has 12 million. How is that possible?