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100 Biggest Cities in North America on a Map

Can you name the 100 most populous urban areas that are located in North America?
Including international agglomerations (especially on the Mexican-American border)
Does not include Hawaii, which is a geographically (not politically!) part of Oceania
Source: citypopulation.de
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Last updated: November 9, 2019
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Population
City / Urban Area
22.8 m
Mexico City
22.4 m
New York City
17.8 m
Los Angeles
9.75 m
Chicago
8.55 m
Washington, D.C.
7.85 m
San Francisco
7.65 m
Boston
7.35 m
Philadelphia
7.35 m
Toronto
7.10 m
Dallas
6.60 m
Houston
6.35 m
Miami
5.80 m
Atlanta
5.70 m
Detroit
5.28 m
Tijuana - San Diego
5.25 m
Guadalajara
4.93 m
Monterrey
4.58 m
Phoenix
4.38 m
Seattle
4.30 m
Tampa
4.25 m
Montréal
3.90 m
Santo Domingo
3.70 m
Denver
3.38 m
Orlando
3.15 m
Guatemala City
3.15 m
Minneapolis
3.13 m
Puebla
3.13 m
Port-au-Prince
3.08 m
Cleveland
2.78 m
Cincinnati
2.75 m
Vancouver
2.50 m
El Paso - Juárez
2.43 m
Charlotte
2.43 m
Salt Lake City
Population
City / Urban Area
2.40 m
Portland
2.35 m
St. Louis
2.35 m
San José
2.28 m
Toluca
2.25 m
Las Vegas
2.23 m
Havana
2.18 m
San Antonio
2.08 m
Sacramento
2.05 m
Pittsburgh
2.03 m
San Juan
1.98 m
Kansas City
1.98 m
Indianapolis
1.92 m
Austin
1.91 m
León
1.87 m
San Salvador
1.73 m
Columbus
1.69 m
Hartford
1.63 m
Raleigh
1.61 m
Virginia Beach
1.55 m
Milwaukee
1.51 m
Calgary
1.51 m
Panama City
1.50 m
Reynosa - McAllen
1.46 m
Nashville
1.42 m
Jacksonville
1.40 m
Querétaro
1.36 m
Edmonton
1.35 m
Torreón
1.35 m
Buffalo
1.33 m
Harrisburg
1.32 m
Managua
1.25 m
Stockton
1.23 m
Ottawa
1.21 m
San Luis Potosí
Population
City / Urban Area
1.19 m
Providence
1.19 m
Melbourne
1.18 m
San Pedro Sula
1.15 m
Memphis
1.14 m
Matamoros - Brownsville
1.14 m
Tegucigalpa
1.14 m
Aguascalientes
1.14 m
Oklahoma City
1.13 m
Mérida
1.11 m
Greensboro
1.07 m
Cape Coral
1.06 m
Louisville
1.06 m
Richmond
1.04 m
Mexicali
1.04 m
Cuernavaca
1.02 m
New Orleans
0.92 m
Saltillo
0.92 m
Bridgeport
0.92 m
Chihuahua
0.92 m
Tampico
0.92 m
Veracruz
0.91 m
Morelia
0.91 m
Culiacán
0.89 m
Acapulco
0.88 m
Hermosillo
0.84 m
Tucson
0.82 m
Villahermosa
0.81 m
Tuxtla Gutiérrez
0.78 m
Laredo - Nuevo Laredo
0.77 m
Xalapa
0.76 m
Cancún
0.75 m
Birmingham
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level 72
Sep 16, 2019
Great quiz - I nominate this for a star
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level 72
Nov 8, 2019
Nice one! Apparently, I need to brush up on my Mexican cities...
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level 63
Nov 9, 2019
Same here missed 10 of them.
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level 65
Nov 8, 2019
Great quiz! Just one question, why is there a photo of Antigua? It is not one of the answers.
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level 73
Nov 8, 2019
It's supposed to represent the variety of the North American continent
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level 86
Nov 8, 2019
Please accept Fort Myers for Cape Coral.
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level 74
Nov 8, 2019
And Norfolk for Virginia Beach. V.B. is a gigantic, sprawling afterthought to the old central harbor of Norfolk, confined to smaller borders.
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level ∞
Nov 9, 2019
Those will work now.
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level 76
Nov 9, 2019
Great quiz!
Just a couple of type-in tips for the Mexican cities:
  • Just San Luis or, even better, SLP should do for San Luis Potosí.
  • Just Tuxtla should do for Tuxtla Gutiérrez.
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level 26
Nov 12, 2019
Baltimore ?
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level 67
Nov 12, 2019
I was surprised Baltimore didn't show up as well, then I looked up the population and it's only 619,000 which likely puts it just outside the top 100
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level 73
Nov 12, 2019
In our source, Baltimore forms part of the Washington metro area
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level 77
Nov 12, 2019
Funny that El Paso-Juarez, and Tijuana-San Diego both get counted as a single urban area though they exist on opposite sides of the US-Mexican border. Is there really that much commuting between the two?
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level 67
Nov 13, 2019
Hi! Frequent border crosser here. Yes, there is a TON of cross-border traffic—people have to leave at 4 or 5 a.m. in order to get to San Diego jobs by 8 a.m. even though it's only 25 km (15 miles) from downtown Tijuana to downtown San Diego. The reason is because a 2-bedroom apartment in a nice area of San Diego costs $2000 and the same apartment in a really nice part of Tijuana costs $500.
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level 74
Nov 21, 2019
Seems like spending the extra 6 to 8 hours round trip 20 days a month wouldn't be a factor in saving $1,500, even at minimum wage. It's another whole minimum wage job and nowhere near the savings of taking a second higher paying job. The daily time's in the toilet in traffic and wearing the car down idling. Might as well shut it off and work for money. If they live in Mexico I'm assuming they're Mexican citizens who can work in the U.S. but not live there permanently? Then the extra wage makes some sense against jobs in Mexico for someone ambitious enough.
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level 73
Nov 12, 2019
Melbourne? I kept trying Port St. Lucie and thought I was spelling it incorrectly.
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level 73
Nov 12, 2019
Try it again. Port St Lucie is accepted!
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level 56
Nov 12, 2019
I absolutely love this quiz Gassu!
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level 73
Nov 13, 2019
Thanks, UG!
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level 66
Nov 12, 2019
Fascinating! Though some of the cities require "City" and some don't.
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level 69
Nov 12, 2019
Stockton?
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level 67
Nov 13, 2019
I always assumed Stockton was part of Sacramento, they're only 30 minutes apart and it's basically all built up between them. But perhaps Sacramento got tired of being associated with Stockton and lobbied the source to separate from them.