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A River Doesn't Run Through It

Can you name these US and World cities that were NOT founded on a navigable river or significant body of water?
Last updated: July 22, 2012
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Country/State
Population
City
Brazil
10,990,249
Sao Paulo
Mexico
8,840,000
Mexico City
Iran
8,429,807
Tehran
Peru
7,605,742
Lima
Saudi Arabia
5,254,560
Riyadh
South Africa
3,888,180
Johannesburg
Spain
3,300,000
Madrid
Poland
1,716,855
Warsaw
Arizona
1,469,471
Phoenix
Mongolia
1,221,000
Ulan Bator
Bulgaria
1,200,000
Sofia
Country/State
Population
City
Mexico
1,130,960
Monterrey
Indiana
827,609
Indianapolis
Israel
801,000
Jerusalem
North Carolina
751,087
Charlotte
Colorado
619,968
Denver
Nevada
589,317
Las Vegas
Georgia
432,427
Atlanta
Nebraska
262,341
Lincoln
Florida
243,195
Orlando
Wyoming
59,466
Cheyenne
Montana
37,280
Bozeman
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level 62
Jul 23, 2012
Ulaanbaatar is on the Tuul River, so that should probably be taken off.
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level 70
Nov 27, 2012
Lima is on the Pacific Ocean, which is pretty significant.
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level 51
Nov 10, 2013
The Tuul is not a NAVIGABLE river. There are several cities here on rivers; Warsaw is on the Vistula, Atlanta on the Chattahoochee and Phoenix on the Salt, but they are not navigable either. However, Lima is on the Pacific, which, as stated by Baltimorean, is a pretty significant body of water. Bozeman? Really? Can it get much more obscure? At least Cheyenne is the state capital.
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level 80
May 13, 2014
Warsaw is on Poland's largest river (The Vistula). Vistula being the largest river of Poland, I'd expect it to be navigable, at least the pictures lead one to believe so. How is "navigable" defined for the purpose of this quiz? Sao Paulo is coastal as is Lima.
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level 49
Dec 3, 2014
It's sad, but Vistula is navigable only from Bydgosz (including Bydgoszcz Canal) to Baltic Sea. Or maybe from ToruĊ„. South of these cities it's navigable only in short stretches (for example - small tourist ships can sail within city limits). And Vistula is being called the biggest wild river in Europe.
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level 60
Feb 5, 2015
You should specify whether you mean the country Georgia or the US state of Georgia.
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level 31
Oct 22, 2015
Ditto. I've tried Tbilisi, Sukhumi and Batumi before giving up. I guess most Europeans think of the country of Georgia first ;)