Biggest Cities once in the Ottoman Empire

Name the most populous modern-day urban areas whose territory was once part of the Ottoman Empire.
Urban-area population according to citypopulation.de, 2021
Includes territory of vassal states
Quiz by historyPunk
Rate:
Last updated: February 27, 2021
First submittedAugust 25, 2016
Times taken18,770
Rating4.60
4:00
Enter answer here
0
 / 19 guessed
The quiz is paused. You have remaining.
Scoring
You scored / = %
This beats or equals % of test takers also scored 100%
The average score is
Your high score is
Your fastest time is
Keep scrolling down for answers and more stats ...
Population
City
21.5 m
Cairo
16.2 m
Istanbul
7.15 m
Baghdad
5.95 m
Alexandria
5.70 m
Amman
5.15 m
Ankara
5.15 m
Jeddah
Population
City
4.50 m
Kuwait City
4.03 m
Algiers
3.90 m
Damascus
3.50 m
Athens
3.05 m
Izmir
2.90 m
Sana'a
Population
City
2.73 m
Tel Aviv
2.73 m
Tunis
2.63 m
Budapest
2.63 m
Baku
2.58 m
Dammam
2.20 m
Bucharest
+16
Level 81
Nov 26, 2018
Has the war reduced Aleppo's population so much that it doesn't make the list??
+8
Level ∞
Nov 26, 2018
Aleppo's population is given as 2.05 million. I'm not sure how much higher it used to be.
+22
Level 82
Nov 26, 2018
It used to be bigger than Damascus.
+1
Level 75
Nov 27, 2018
Casablanca? Didn't the Ottomans once control most of Morocco?
+9
Level 59
Dec 30, 2018
Morocco was actually the only country in North Africa that the Ottomans didn't control, for various reasons.
+1
Level 67
Dec 30, 2018
Tel Aviv but no Jerusalem?
+2
Level 45
Dec 30, 2018
I was slightly confused by that as well, but a quick google search reveals the answer. Although you'd think the capital is generally the largest city, in this case it certainly isn't. According to one site, Tel Aviv has 42% of Israel's population!
+6
Level 59
Dec 30, 2018
Only in terms of metro area. Jerusalem has a higher population in terms of city proper. However, this list is based on urban area.
+5
Level 50
Oct 12, 2020
Well, Jerusalem is not the capital of Israel.
+3
Level 54
Aug 2, 2021
Jetpunk considers Jerusalem to be the capital of Israel
+1
Level 62
Aug 3, 2021
@Muromets, don't see what grounds there are to oppose the designation Israel itself proclaims. They call it the capital... PM's residence is there... Knesset is there... Maybe admin and many embassies are in Tel Aviv but that hardly outweighs those points, not even close.
+2
Level 60
Aug 4, 2021
@woshiwaiguoren One could argue that in matter of existence of a country or, in the present case, a capital, international recognition is the main criterium. Since most of the countries recognize Tel-Aviv as Israel's capital it could make more sense to do the same in Jetpunk. The fact that the country proclaims itself its existence would be enough to make Palestine or Northern cyprus a country in Jetpunk if we follow this logic (even though I agree there are differences between all these examples).
+1
Level 50
Aug 12, 2021
@Emric Generally speaking, a country's capital is whatever that country says its capital is. For reasons of political sensitivity a lot of world leaders prefer not to talk about Jerusalem, but it is the official capital of both Israel and Palestine, even if their respective centres of government are Tel Aviv and Ramallah.
+11
Level 83
Dec 30, 2018
Kept wondering why "Riyadh" wasn't working. Guess the Ottomans weren't that interested in the middle part of the Arabian Peninsula.
+4
Level 59
Dec 30, 2018
They almost got Vienna....THEN THE WINGED HUSSARS ARRIVED!
+11
Level 32
Mar 17, 2020
Ahahahaha i found Dammam because i mixed Damascus (Damas in french) and Amman in my mind for a second... What a surprise
+2
Level 74
May 27, 2021
Dammam I missed one, no prizes for which one :/
+1
Level 61
Aug 2, 2021
Looks like he's wearing an onion on his head lol. And yes I know it's a turban for any social justice warriors out there.
+2
Level 51
Aug 2, 2021
Don't you know about Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent and his grand onion hat?
+1
Level 61
Aug 7, 2021
Lol
+1
Level 38
Aug 2, 2021
Could you accept Constantinople for Istanbul, seeing as that was it's name back then?
+1
Level 80
Aug 2, 2021
Had to look up Dammam to make sure that it was a real place.
+1
Level 82
Aug 2, 2021
I used to have an apartment there. Pretty sure it's real.
+1
Level 36
Aug 4, 2021
Never knew that Tunis was so big.
+1
Level 26
Aug 9, 2021
Biggest onion hats once in the Ottoman Empire.