Islands by Largest City

Can you name each island based its most populous city?
Based on city proper population
Quiz by MattPunk
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Last updated: February 6, 2017
First submittedFebruary 24, 2013
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City
Island
London
Great Britain
Dublin
Ireland
Jakarta
Java
Tokyo
Honshu
Nuuk
Greenland
Kingston
Jamaica
Sapporo
Hokkaido
Santo Domingo
Hispaniola
Auckland
North Island
Honolulu
Oahu
City
Island
Havana
Cuba
Palma
Mallorca
Charlottetown
Prince Edward Island
San Juan
Puerto Rico
Christchurch
South Island
Taipei
Taiwan
Reykjavik
Iceland
Palermo
Sicily
Nicosia
Cyprus
Heraklion
Crete
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Level 80
Mar 18, 2013
got everything except Prince Edward Island.
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Level 48
Oct 22, 2014
I got that one by guessing a famous island in an English speaking country that I hadn't already guessed.
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Level 80
Jul 26, 2015
Yes, good strategy, I tried that for a while but gave up before I got to Prince Ed.
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Level 33
Jan 14, 2016
EASY QUIZ but I didn't get Honshu and Hokkaido. In all quizzes i never get Honshu
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Level 48
Feb 8, 2016
That's sad. I play violin btw, as I suppose you do. Either that or you're a superfan.
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Level 72
May 22, 2016
Arguably Honshu is the most globally significant of these islands. Java is more populous, but its global economic impact is less. Great Britain is comparable in economic importance, but its population is less.
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Level 67
May 25, 2019
Yes but the name is least mentioned, you allways hear just japan, while you often enough hear borneo or sumatra etc
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Level 47
May 14, 2020
I hear Honshu fairly often, the largest island of Japan, the center of japanese culture, etc.
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Level 78
May 25, 2018
It's the only one I missed, too, and I read the Anne of Green Gables books when I was young but I just forgot their setting.
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Level 36
Aug 25, 2020
Got all but Palma...
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Level 72
Mar 18, 2013
Nice quiz...different.
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Level 32
Mar 18, 2013
Great Britain is the UK without Northern Ireland and oversea territories... right?
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Level 70
Oct 24, 2018
What, you are correct, The UK is the "United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland". So therefore Great Britain must include all the outlying English, Scottish and Welsh islands, such as Wight, Skye and Anglesey. So I don't understand why "Great Britain" is given as the correct answer to the question, surely it should be just "Britain"?
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Level 58
Jan 29, 2019
Great Britain is the name of the big island, but the term is also used to include the smaller islands. Context is the key - geographically the term usually refers just to the main island.
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Level 70
Feb 9, 2020
fitheach, thanks for the clarification.
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Level 39
Sep 25, 2020
And - "Britain" is normally the abbreviation for the whole country, not just GB.
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Level 55
Mar 20, 2013
Only one I missed was Palma, Majorca, Spain.
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Level 21
Oct 5, 2014
Same here
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Level 50
Mar 10, 2015
Yeah. Same.
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Level 65
Aug 12, 2017
Yep, same.
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Level 69
Jul 26, 2015
never heard of that one either... got the rest
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Level 56
Oct 15, 2019
I think every Brit, German and French person has heard of it purely because it’s something of a rite of passage to go on holiday there as a child. And then again as an adult, to drink copiously and throw up on people.
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Level 35
Aug 5, 2015
The city's name is actually Palma de Mallorca, if that was given it would make your life easier
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Level 70
May 25, 2018
With 'Mallorca' underlined and in red.
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Level 54
Sep 28, 2020
Not anymore. Palma is its official name now.
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Level 21
Aug 3, 2020
i literally entered gran canaria (capital las palmas), la palma, and even tenerife and lanzarote for good measure, but completely forgot about mallorca. my brain is tired.
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Level 38
Sep 25, 2020
Yep, we've got Palma, La Palma and Las Palmas, different places all in Spanish islands lol
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Level 21
Jul 21, 2014
nice quiz
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Level 57
Apr 11, 2015
Maybe something more relevant than Charlottetown could be found?
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Level 61
Jul 26, 2015
Relevance is relative.
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Level 81
Aug 10, 2017
Yes, like Vickerstown on the island of Walney.
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Level 65
Aug 12, 2017
Hobart?
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Level 39
Sep 25, 2020
Relevant to who?
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Level 58
Sep 25, 2020
As a Canadian, I'm offended! No, but seriously, JetPunk really shouldn't make it about "relevancy". If you replace PEI with something like, say Long Island, which 99% of you know, you're not getting any smarter nor are you learning anything. You're just regurgitating the same information over and over. The point of quizzes like these is to teach you new things... now a couple people will know what Prince Edward Island is. It's always good to have a good balance in answers in quizzes too. North, South, Great Britain, Iceland, yeah those are easy. Then they get a little more difficult with Hokkaido and Honshu. Then a little more difficult. Then you're at the hardest level, Prince Edward Island. JetPunk has taught me many things, and I want it to stay that way.
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Level 65
Sep 25, 2020
I agree. I had no idea what the answer to that question was, but now I've learned something. And I knew 18 other answers, so it's nice to throw a few tough ones into the mix. Otherwise it's just a typing quiz.
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Level 55
Jul 25, 2015
please accept formosa for taiwan
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Level 59
Aug 10, 2017
Donkey, it's the 21st century.
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Level 45
Jul 26, 2015
I tried 'new zealand north island' and 'new zealand south island' but they didnt count. I think they should? Also...I feel a bit uneasy about the ireland ine. Yes, great Britain is an island of 3 countries. But the ireland that contains ireland contains two separate countries. Ireland and northern ireland. Theyre not the same country. Maybe its ok but it doesn't quite fit in with the rest of the clues I feel.
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Level 68
Jul 26, 2015
This quiz is about islands. There is an island called Ireland and the biggest city on the island of Ireland is Dublin. This quiz has nothing to do with countries, nations, sovereign states, overseas territories etc.
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Level 73
Jul 26, 2015
Great quiz-idea!
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Level 73
Jul 26, 2015
Charlottetown, PEI - easiest answer ever!
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Level 66
Nov 28, 2019
For you perhaps - it was the hardest for me.
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Level 59
Jul 26, 2015
Let's have #2 & #3 at least, please!
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Level 82
Sep 25, 2020
#2 exists! While searching for that I also discovered this epic quiz in a similar vein. I haven't tried it yet but I'm looking forward to it.
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Level 50
Jul 26, 2015
what
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Level 46
Jul 27, 2015
Only 85% for Great Britain but 91% for Iceland? What the heck?!
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Level 77
Nov 24, 2015
People don't seem to know that the island is called Great Britain, and assume it is the UK.
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Level 47
Jul 28, 2015
Would it be possible to accept Eire as well as Ireland, it is sometimes used by English speakers to refer to the island as opposed to the republic
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Level 70
Aug 27, 2016
I've only heard Eire used for 'The Republic of Ireland' not for the island of Ireland.
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Level 70
May 25, 2018
The Irish Republic's postage stamps all have 'Eire' on them not Ireland.
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Level 58
Aug 10, 2017
Eire refers to the sovereign nation of the Republic of Ireland - it is not the name of the island.
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Level 48
Sep 20, 2016
Please accept La Hispaniola.
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Level 63
Jan 20, 2017
How about GB for London?
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Level 81
Aug 10, 2017
......see earlier comments.
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Level 52
Aug 10, 2017
Not quite the same this one Roger, Carry wants the abbreviation rather than a different name
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Level 49
May 25, 2018
GB would be reasonable
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Level 77
Aug 11, 2017
Yeah, there are many places called London, how are we supposed to know which one you mean?
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Level 67
May 25, 2019
no, he means if the abbreviation gb could be accepted for great britain, which IS the right answer
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Level 58
Aug 10, 2017
Great quiz!
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Level 63
Aug 10, 2017
Would it be correct to accept Formosa for Taiwan?
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Level 81
Aug 10, 2017
If you feel it would also be correct to accept Siam for Thailand.
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Level 39
Sep 25, 2020
Or Burma for Myanmar.
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Level 65
Sep 25, 2020
It'll always be Burma to me.
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Level 47
Mar 20, 2018
perhaps if you are looking to add anything you could add columbo - sri lanka and valletta - malta
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Level 14
Mar 21, 2018
I got everything
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Level 71
Nov 24, 2018
I also do the Geo bee, what is the best you have done?
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Level 46
Sep 25, 2020
I made it to the State.
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Level 71
Nov 24, 2018
Mega ez
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Level 68
Jan 29, 2019
Wow, this quiz has some of the most hilarious comments!
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Level 67
May 25, 2019
some are deleted?
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Level 21
Mar 7, 2019
you forgot tasmania
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Level 45
Jul 17, 2019
Feel good for getting even just half of them.
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Level 36
Jun 25, 2020
how did so little people get prince edward island??
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Level 67
Aug 15, 2020
we're pretty small! (but mighty)
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Level 80
Aug 25, 2020
So few*, unless you are responding to the tendency for midgets to get this answer correct. And I have no explanation for that.

As to why so few people get PEI... it's by far the least famous island of all of these. Having far and away the lowest population aside from Greenland, and Greenland is the largest island in the world so it's well known for other reasons. Are Charlottetown is by an even wider margin the least famous city of all of these cities. Even if you had heard of PEI there's a good chance you wouldn't know the names of any cities on it. I'm actually surprised that 23% got it - seems pretty high. Completely obscure answer next to every other one on the quiz.
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Level 66
Sep 25, 2020
There's a missing word in the description – 'on'.
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Level 36
Sep 25, 2020
YAY i got them all
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Level 61
Sep 25, 2020
Started typing UK, Ireland, Indonesia, Japan... Got angry, quiz is definitely broken. Then re-read description, will try again after coffee - 7am too early for a quiz obviously.
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Level 46
Sep 25, 2020
Hispaniola isn't both Dominican Republic + Haiti? So St Domingo is for Dominican Republic? Sorry for my english. Thanks
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Level 65
Sep 25, 2020
It's asking for the biggest city on that island. Yes, it includes both Haiti and Dominican Republic. And Santo Domingo is the biggest city between those two countries, so it's the biggest city on the whole island.
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Level 40
Sep 26, 2020
Surprised not that many people got Charlottetown. Not a lot of Canada fans here, I guess?
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Level 36
Oct 1, 2020
I go Charlottetown. Just couldn’t place Nuuk.