Statistics for Cities by Wikipedia Descriptions #1

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Hint Answer % Correct
Famous as the home of Hollywood, a major center of the world entertainment industryLos Angeles
99%
A major political, economic, cultural, and scientific centre of Russia and Eastern EuropeMoscow
95%
Was the first city targeted by a nuclear weaponHiroshima
86%
German: München; Austro-Bavarian: Minga; Polish: MonachiumMunich
84%
It is the second most populous metropolitan area in India, with a population of 21.3 millionMumbai
77%
Where the Royal Observatory, Greenwich defines the Prime Meridian, 0° longitudeLondon
76%
The city's early population originated from a mix of Latins, Etruscans, and SabinesRome
73%
Is viewed as a bridge between the East and WestIstanbul
72%
Was at the heart of the modernization of SiamBangkok
70%
Its low elevation on the Nile delta makes it highly vulnerable to rising sea levelsAlexandria
67%
Modern scholars now generally agree that the goddess takes her name from the cityAthens
67%
The territory has the largest number of skyscrapers in the world,
most surrounding Victoria Harbour
Hong Kong
66%
Founded in 1565 by the PortugueseRio de Janeiro
64%
Can be translated as "fair winds" or "good airs"Buenos Aires
62%
Outgrew its original purpose as the first European outpost at the Castle of Good HopeCape Town
58%
Some time in the 5th century, the Kaaba was a place of worship for the
deities of Arabia's pagan tribes
Mecca
57%
In 1992, the city hosted the Summer OlympicsBarcelona
53%
Lieutenant James Cook, after leaving Botany Bay, saw the entrance to Port JacksonSydney
47%
Originally called Ville-Marie, or "City of Mary", it is named after Mount RoyalMontreal
35%
The sinking of the U.S. battleship Maine in the harbor in 1898 was the immediate cause
of the Spanish–American War
Havana
34%
It is also the largest city in the Maghreb regionCasablanca
33%
Renowned for its Lujiazui skyline, and museums and historic buildings,
such as those along The Bund
Shanghai
28%
Making them the world's second-closest pair of capital cities after Rome and Vatican CityKinshasa
22%
Lies between the Hauraki Gulf of the Pacific Ocean to the east, the low Hunua Ranges
to the south-east, the Manukau Harbour to the south-west
Auckland
14%

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