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Ten Biggest Cities by Hemisphere

What are the ten most populous urban areas located in each of the four "sections" on the map? Use the dots to guide you.
Urban area population, not city proper. According to citypopulation.de, March 2017
Quiz by Quizzer6794
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First submittedMarch 2, 2017
Last updatedMarch 4, 2017
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Northeast
48,600,000
Guangzhou
39,800,000
Tokyo
31,100,000
Shanghai
27,200,000
New Delhi
25,100,000
Karachi
24,800,000
Seoul
24,100,000
Manila
23,600,000
Mumbai
20,700,000
Beijing
17,900,000
Dhaka
Northwest
22,300,000
Mexico City
22,200,000
New York City
17,700,000
Los Angeles
14,500,000
London
9,800,000
Chicago
9,500,000
Bogotá
8,400,000
Washington, DC
7,700,000
San Francisco
7,500,000
Boston
7,350,000
Philadelphia
Southeast
28,900,000
Jakarta
13,100,000
Johannesburg
10,900,000
Kinshasa
7,450,000
Luanda
6,050,000
Bandung
5,550,000
Dar es Salaam
5,350,000
Nairobi
4,975,000
Sydney
4,775,000
Surabaya
4,500,000
Melbourne
Southwest
21,900,000
São Paulo
16,000,000
Buenos Aires
12,700,000
Rio de Janeiro
10,100,000
Lima
7,150,000
Santiago
4,950,000
Belo Horizonte
4,075,000
Porto Alegre
3,900,000
Brasília
3,775,000
Recife
3,675,000
Salvador
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level 71
Mar 3, 2017
nice! small correction to make on dots: typing santiago also highlights san francisco dot and viceversa
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level 59
Mar 3, 2017
pending review :)
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level 79
Mar 3, 2017
I had one dot remaining, but only answered 38 correct: then I looked to see that the city was in the southeast: Santiago was highlighted as answered, but I had not guessed it.
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level 80
Mar 3, 2017
Seconded. I was quite confused when it took the answer from the text box but the dot color didn't change.
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level 59
Mar 3, 2017
We have fixed it. Just waiting for QM to review and accept the changes.
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level 68
Mar 3, 2017
San Francisco credits both entries, but makes green neither.
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level 59
Mar 3, 2017
Still waiting for approval...
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level 82
Mar 6, 2017
How have you concluded London to be in the West when the meridian line goes straight through it? Especially given you are considering urban areas. And given that the majority of London is West of the line are you only counting the population that resides west of the line?....... how pedantic am I?...
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level 47
Mar 8, 2017
very
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level 67
Jul 2, 2017
Disturbingly so.
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level 56
Jul 3, 2017
As Greenwich is in the east of Greater London, it makes sense for London to be put into the Western Hemisphere for the purposes of this fun and light-hearted and not-to-be-taken-too-seriously quiz.
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level 61
Sep 4, 2019
He doesnt question its inclusion, just wonders which approach is used to get to the population given.
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level 69
Mar 23, 2017
I'm no map wizard but I think the dot for Washington, DC is in the wrong place!
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level 59
Mar 24, 2017
Then I guess you're no map wizard
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level 62
Apr 20, 2017
Just the Brazilian cities stumped me. Thanks for the quiz!
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level 59
Apr 20, 2017
anytime! : )
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level 57
May 26, 2017
Why is 34/40 only good for five points? And the six I missed were the six least guessed!
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level 61
Sep 4, 2019
what you want 6 points ?! crazy people nowadays, they get it all and it is still not enough, they want the impossible
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level 65
May 28, 2017
I am positive Philadelphia has more people than Boston.
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level 48
Jun 9, 2017
Congratulations again to Quizzer6794 for another magnificent quiz.
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level 59
Jun 9, 2017
Always :)
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level 76
Jun 11, 2017
Thanks to Jetpunk I can now name so many random Brazilian cities off the top of my head. My next target is Indonesian cities, I think...
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level 59
Jun 11, 2017
Also! All I have is Jakarta, Medan, Surabaya, Bandung.
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level 75
Jul 1, 2017
Isn't Delhi the whole city rather than New Delhi?
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level 49
Jul 1, 2017
Delhi is not a city but a territory in which capital city New Delhi is, which has approximately 21.78 million people.
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level 67
Jul 1, 2017
Delhi is not a city?
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level 49
Jul 1, 2017
New Delhi is a district in Delhi. Delhi's administrative region is completely a part of the city with the suburbs extending into the neighbouring states of UP and Haryana. So Delhi is definitely a city while New Delhi is not. PS - I used to live in Delhi
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level 39
Jul 1, 2017
Fun quiz, I evidently know hardly anything about cities in Brazil! lol
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level 50
Jul 1, 2017
How on earth does Lagos not qualify for this?
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level 50
Jul 1, 2017
Lagos is way more populous than Bogota
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level 71
Jul 1, 2017
Lagos and Bogotá are not in the same quadrants. Lagos would be in the Northeast. According to the source, Lagos is #12 in that quadrant, after Dhaka and Osaka.
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level 66
Jul 1, 2017
awesome quiz
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level 23
Jul 2, 2017
How the hell can you have Boston but not Moscow? Moscow is 5X bigger than Boston
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level 56
Jul 3, 2017
They're not in the same quadrant: Moscow is in the NE, Boston is in the NW.
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level 61
Sep 4, 2019
really...people dont seem to be awareof the quizzes they are taking and just rondomly type answers..
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level 32
Jul 3, 2017
I didn't know Washington D.C was that far east
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level 44
Jul 4, 2017
Toronto (5.4M) is bigger than both San Francisco (3.3M) and Boston (4.2M) so San Francisco should be swapped with Toronto
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level 60
Jul 5, 2017
The 3.3M figure is only counting San Francisco and Oakland/East Bay. The actual urban area is about 7M counting San Jose and every other city in the Bay Area.
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level 44
Aug 4, 2017
Hey, Delhi is biggest city in India, not New Delhi. New Delhi is capital but it's so small it shouldn't be in list
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level 74
Dec 17, 2017
citypopulation.de is not a reliable source for population data. It invents numbers with no basis in reality: it lists the urban area population of Boston as 7.5 million. To get to this number, you have to include all counties in the the eastern two-thirds of Massachusetts, the entire state of Rhode Island, and most of New Hampshire. This is ludicrous. The 7.5 million number is almost 3 million more than the U.S. Census Bureau estimate for the Boston MSA (in which it is 10th in the U.S.) - which already includes Providence. Same with San Francisco.
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level 45
Jan 16, 2019
Got them all with 2:40 left just before 3:44:21 PM on January 16, 2019, with one pause taken during the quiz.
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level 61
Sep 4, 2019
Missed Dhaka and everything lower. Most of these sound ( atleast vaguely) familiar, but never would have gotten them

Really awesome quiz idea! Gives you an intersting perspective :)