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Most-Searched Cities on Wikipedia

Wikipedia has created a ranking of the most viewed Wikipedia pages between December 1, 2007 and December 31, 2017. Can you guess the 30 cities the Wikipedia community has searched the most?
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First submittedApril 13, 2018
Last updatedSeptember 11, 2018
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Views
Location
City
1
60.4 m
North America
New York City
2
51.0 m
Europe
London
3
48.3 m
Southeast Asia
Singapore
4
37.2 m
Far East
Hong Kong
5
32.0 m
North America
Los Angeles
6
31.0 m
Europe
Paris
7
29.0 m
North America
Chicago
8
27.0 m
North America
Washington, D.C.
9
24.3 m
North America
San Francisco
10
23.7 m
Europe
Rome
11
23.3 m
South Asia
Mumbai
12
21.2 m
North America
Toronto
13
21.0 m
North America
Philadelphia
14
19.5 m
Europe
Monaco
15
19.1 m
Europe
Amsterdam
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Views
Location
City
16
18.7 m
Far East
Tokyo
17
18.7 m
North America
Boston
18
18.0 m
Europe
Barcelona
19
18.0 m
Europe / Asia
Istanbul
20
18.0 m
Europe
Berlin
21
17.2 m
Europe - ancient
Pompeii
22
17.0 m
South America
Rio de Janeiro
23
17.0 m
North America
Seattle
24
17.0 m
Europe
Venice
25
16.3 m
Europe - ancient
Sparta
26
16.3 m
Far East
Shanghai
27
16.0 m
North America
Vancouver
28
15.7 m
Middle East
Jerusalem
29
15.5 m
Far East
Macau
30
15.4 m
North America
Montreal
+6
level 70
Apr 19, 2018
Far East? Never heard of that term before!
+10
level 76
Apr 19, 2018
That's pretty surprising. Where did you go to school?
+16
level 56
Apr 19, 2018
East Asia should be a more appropriate term
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level 72
Jun 17, 2018
Whatever happened to the Orient so it's "offensive"? It means east, which the Orient is east of everything except the 12 people in an ocean that spans half the globe.
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level 72
Apr 20, 2018
It's so far east that I have to go west across the Pacific to get there . . .
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level 61
Apr 23, 2018
Far East was formerly a very common term, but some now consider it archaic and Eurocentric.
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level 72
Jun 17, 2018
How??? One ocean covers nearly ½ the distance around the Earth. As you look at human settlement, the Orient is east, Europe and the Americas are west. Sorry if that's not being Midway Island centric enough.
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level 77
Oct 14, 2018
It's Eurocentric, but so what?
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level 78
Apr 24, 2018
My old armed forces record has it as FARELF (Far East Land Forces) after I'd been to NEARELF (Near East Land Forces). One was a lot further east than the other!
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level 67
Apr 19, 2018
great quiz, id love to see more based on wiki stats
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level 70
Apr 19, 2018
Fascinating that Hong Kong is so high.
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level 69
Apr 22, 2018
Not really, it is one if the world's most significant global cities (https://www.google.com.au/amp/s/www.citylab.com/amp/article/386315/) and virtually it's own country (no surprises that Singapore, which is actually its own country ranks even higher). More noteworthy that Tokyo is so low.
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level 77
Jun 22, 2018
I love this bullet point at the bottom of the list in the source: "Angelsberg is a Luxemburg town of some 300 people. Somehow it logged 37.0 million views in two months in 2015. That year it was second only to the Main page in the number of views"
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level 78
Oct 14, 2018
thanks for noting that. i find it hilarious and i'm currently wondering why it could happen
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level 57
Oct 14, 2018
Presumably one publicity stunt. I think it should be filled in already but out between three and four. Or you should have to guess it and it could be a way to tell how many people are cheating.

1. Views: 60.4 m. Location: North America. City: New York City
2. Views: 51.0 m. Location: Europe. City: London
3. Views: 48.3 m. Location: Southeast Asia. City: Singapore
4. Views: 44.0 m. Location: Luxembourg, Europe. Village: Anglesberg (if you got this first time you were so cheating)
5. Views: 37.2 m. Location: Far East. CIty: Hong Kong.
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level 73
Oct 14, 2018
trying to figure out why monacao was searched so much
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level 67
Oct 14, 2018
Like Singapore, because it's a country as well, that boosts it.
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level 43
Oct 14, 2018
How did no cities on Africa make the list
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level 78
Jul 13, 2019
presumably because it is not so common to search for them. If you do, congrats you have an uncommon but education hobby. Seriously though its probably because most traffic on wikipedia comes from Europe or North America.
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level 59
Oct 14, 2018
A lot harder than I expected...
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level 56
Oct 14, 2018
I personally was surprised that Pompeii and Sparta made it on this list but not a lot of major world cities today, like Beijing, Seoul, Delhi, Bangkok, or Mexico City.
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level 77
Oct 14, 2018
300 was a better movie than Bangkok Dangerous.
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level 75
Oct 14, 2018
Canada punching above their weight, surprised there's no Australian cities.
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level 56
Oct 15, 2018
Nice quiz, surprised Sydney wasn't on there, nothing down under at all
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level 50
Oct 15, 2018
Sparta? Cripes, I hope it's not all because of that one crappy film.
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level 61
Feb 19, 2019
Maybe people are actually interested in history. The fact that two ancient cities made the quiz gives me hope.
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level 61
Oct 16, 2018
Harder than you think
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level 30
Oct 23, 2018
Very predictable. Not surprised Singapore came in at #3. The only surprise was Sparta.