Biggest Cities That Aren't World Capitals

Name the most populous urban areas that aren't the capital of their country.
Urban area population, not city proper
According to citypopulation.de, January 2019
Not including Johannesburg because the urban area includes Pretoria
Quiz by cty
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Last updated: December 7, 2019
First submittedJune 29, 2016
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Population
City
45.6 m
Guangzhou / Shenzhen
35.9 m
Shanghai
25.2 m
Mumbai
22.4 m
New York City
22.2 m
São Paulo
18.8 m
Lagos
17.8 m
Los Angeles
Population
City
17.7 m
Osaka
17.3 m
Karachi
16.6 m
Kolkata
15.8 m
Istanbul
13.2 m
Tianjin
13.1 m
Rio de Janeiro
12.6 m
Lahore
Population
City
11.8 m
Bangalore
11.0 m
Chennai
10.5 m
Nagoya
9.90 m
Xiamen
9.85 m
Hyderabad
9.85 m
Chengdu
9.75 m
Chicago
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Level 73
Jul 21, 2016
This is well done, but I already made the exact same thing a few months ago...
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Level 73
Jul 21, 2016
http://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/183941/most-populous-non-capital-cities
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Level 64
Jul 21, 2016
This quiz could have been made even more far back, but the date given shows the date this quiz was featured/last updated
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Level ∞
Jul 25, 2016
In this case, @GrandMo is right. Sorry to all.
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Level 64
Nov 10, 2016
14/20 in Asia alone! Way to go!
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Level 63
Nov 11, 2016
Very enjoyable quiz, thanks.
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Level 59
Nov 11, 2016
great, well done
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Level 66
Nov 11, 2016
Got all but New York. Feeling dumb
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Level 78
Nov 11, 2016
Misery loves company. I'm right there with you.
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Level 56
Nov 11, 2016
Ho Chi Minh City?
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Level 65
Nov 11, 2016
Has population less than 9.6 million.
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Level 62
Nov 12, 2016
So I got Nagoya and Xiamen and missed New York City, Los Angeles, and Istanbul.
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Level 58
Nov 13, 2016
missed 3 obvious ones. Great quiz!
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Level 24
Nov 13, 2016
Delhi isn't the capital city of India, New Delhi is. BTW Delhi is bigger than Mumbai
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Level 36
Nov 19, 2018
technically new delhi is just a neighbourhood in delhi we count the whole Delhi-NCR region as capital btw NCR-national capital region it includes delhi as a whole along with satellite smaller cities mainly IT and industrial hubs like Gurgaon , Noida , dwarka , Faridabad , meerut and Ghaziabad and many other smaller villages and towns
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Level 47
Jun 8, 2017
Only missed Xiamen. Annoying, but I should be happy with it.
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Level 42
Nov 29, 2017
Delhi?
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Level 62
Dec 17, 2017
Johannesburg?
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Level 62
Dec 17, 2017
Why aren't you including Johannesburg?
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Level 65
Dec 17, 2017
Johannesburg's urban area contains Pretoria, a capital of South Africa.
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Level 62
Feb 19, 2019
Oh okay that makes sense.
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Level 70
Aug 23, 2018
Nice quiz. I'd like to see an extended version of this quiz with maybe 50 answers.
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Level 81
Feb 16, 2019
Typo: Shanghai is 35.9, not 45.6.
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Level ∞
Feb 17, 2019
Fixed
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Level 79
Feb 17, 2019
Would suggest a quiz similar, BUT only with the cities that surpass their countries' capital.
Let me explain myself: all the Chinese cities that surpass Beijing would do, but those that are below Beijing wouldn't do.
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Level 79
Mar 27, 2019
or how about one of those "quiz with exceptions" quizzes? In this case, exclude India and China.
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Level 79
Mar 27, 2019
gosh darn it. I swear I typed Chengdu. Only one I missed.
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Level 56
Mar 27, 2019
And I typed Chengdu more than 5 times only to see it's not in the list
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Level 79
Mar 27, 2019
Then what's that city after Hyderabad and before Chicago that starts with a Cheng and ends with a du?
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Level 29
Mar 27, 2019
great quiz! 20/21 in 2:02 kept thinking lagos was capital of nigeria
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Level 70
Jun 17, 2019
Sadly, you were a little out of date.
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Level 65
Mar 27, 2019
If Guangzhou is listed at 45.6M, then Karachi should be higher than Mumbai.
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Level 64
Mar 27, 2019
There is a really good Chinese restaurant around the corner from me called Chengdu Impression, and while taking this quiz I thought "I should really get some Chinese food tonight"...and I still missed Chengdu. For shame.
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Level 54
Mar 28, 2019
That's a kind of mixed name for a restaurant, isn't it? "Is this food Szechuan food from Chengdu?" "Well, it's an IMPRESSION, actually."
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Level 71
May 23, 2020
How is it possible that Chongqing is not on this quiz?