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Biggest Coastal City by Country

For each country, name the biggest city that lies on its coast.
Coastal = borders an ocean or an oceanic sea
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Last updated: April 16, 2018
First submittedMay 29, 2014
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Country
City
Canada
Vancouver
France
Marseille
Spain
Barcelona
United Kingdom
Liverpool
Saudi Arabia
Jeddah
Egypt
Alexandria
Russia
Saint Petersburg
Country
City
Israel
Tel Aviv
Poland
Gdansk
Ukraine
Odessa
Kenya
Mombasa
Bangladesh
Chittagong
South Korea
Busan
Colombia
Barranquilla
Country
City
South Africa
Cape Town
Mexico
Tijuana
Bulgaria
Varna
Syria
Latakia
Germany
Kiel
India
Mumbai
Sudan
Port Sudan
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level 65
May 29, 2014
Mombasa's spelled wrong.
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level 73
Jun 1, 2014
Changed that. We're I'm from both spellings are accepted btw.
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level 53
Jun 1, 2014
Did know Jeddah, just not how to spell it...
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level 73
Jun 2, 2014
I'll add one or two type-ins.
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level 82
Jun 30, 2014
Jiddah should be one of those accepted spellings.
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level 24
Jun 2, 2014
Just a problem with Canada.It would be montreal or toronto because lake ontario connects to a ocean.Check that.
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level 73
Jun 3, 2014
That's pretty ridiculous. Toronto connects to a lake which connects to a river which connects to an ocean, therefore Toronto connects to an ocean? What kind of logic is that? That's like saying that St. Louis is a costal town because it sits on the Mississippi which attaches to the Gulf of Mexico which attaches to the Atlantic.
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level 44
Jun 29, 2014
The great lakes are practically inland seas, though. for example, Lake Ontario is actually larger than the Aral Sea, for example. Together the top three are larger than the Adriatic.
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level 83
Jul 16, 2015
May want to choose another reference lake, as the Aral Sea is not exactly large anymore...
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level 74
Oct 12, 2016
It's not the size that matters, but connection. Take a boat from Venice and you may arrive to London. Now try this over Niagara Falls
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level 22
Jun 20, 2014
Many cities are on rivers that are connected to oceans
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level 73
Aug 12, 2018
Most that aren't already on the ocean.
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level 67
Oct 26, 2018
Surely the point should be whether the city is on a tidal section of the river? If so, it could be said to be coastal, n'est-ce pas? In which case London would be the answer for the UK.
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level 77
Jun 20, 2014
Cool quiz! I was doing great up until half way through the 2nd column then started to struggle.
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level 47
Jun 20, 2014
Yeah, me too! After Odessa it kind of went downhill. Still, happy with 16 though.
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level 46
Jun 20, 2014
Great quiz, thank you!!
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level 49
Jun 20, 2014
Isn't Hamburg the largest German coastal city? I'm pretty sure it's bigger than Kiel.
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level 61
Jun 20, 2014
I thought that too
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level 57
Jun 20, 2014
Hamburg is on the River Elbe and not right on the coast, but including the suburbs and considering that it's one of the biggest harbors in Europe, I thought it should be included too.
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level 74
Aug 1, 2016
I thought Hamburg too, but looking at a map it's about 25 miles (40km) inland...
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level 73
Aug 12, 2018
It's a river port like Philadelphia or New Orleans.
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level 82
Jun 27, 2014
And here I was thinking that Sudan was landlocked.. :)
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level 67
May 22, 2017
I was about to make the case that Maracaibo is actually a coastal city, but then I realized that it's in Venezuela and not Colombia.
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level 62
Apr 11, 2018
And it's also not even the biggest coastal city in Venezuela either.
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level 48
Jun 8, 2017
Apart from Cape Town, because it is joint in some way with Pretoria and Bloemfontein, it's weird that none of these are capitals.
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level 38
Apr 15, 2018
i only got 3 correct. i'm surprised that i got chittagong correct
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level 79
Nov 17, 2018
First column: easy
Second column: starting to get challenging
Third column: yikes!
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level 54
Apr 18, 2019
Why isn't Mongolia on here?
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level 75
May 18, 2019
Please accept Lattakia. It's a very common transliteration, and on signs in town!