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Random Cities on a World Map

Can you guess these random cities on world map? The answers change every time you play!
Each dot represents one of the world's 250 most-populated urban areas according to citypopulation.de, January 2019 (Including cities some people classify as a metropolitan area rather than a city)
Dot size depends on population
Thanks to user scambigol and his All 1M Cities by Proximity quiz. It made making this quiz a lot easier.
Quiz by NINJAQKk
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Last updated: October 16, 2019
First submittedAugust 5, 2019
Times taken18,889
Rating3.83
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+5
level 67
Aug 5, 2019
This is amazing! Definitely deserves a feature!
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level 48
Aug 5, 2019
Thank you!
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level 56
Aug 6, 2019
The dot for Yangon doesn't show up in the map
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level 48
Aug 6, 2019
Should be fixed now.
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level 83
Aug 6, 2019
Quiz needs to be reset for it to take effect. It still isn't showing up for me at 4PM EDT.
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level ∞
Aug 6, 2019
The changes have been approved and our now live.
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level 77
Aug 6, 2019
"Dot size depends on population" Not as far as I can tell.
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level 86
Aug 8, 2019
I can easily tell, surprised you can't...
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level 56
Aug 6, 2019
I bet this featured quiz will make it on the very front page one day. ;)
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level 48
Aug 6, 2019
It will ;)
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level 58
Nov 3, 2019
Congrats! You just did. And it was harder than I expected. Good job!
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level 82
Aug 6, 2019
Yangon is not showing up on map.
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level 77
Aug 6, 2019
I'm sure this will be solved ASAP.
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level 48
Aug 6, 2019
Should be fixed. Problem was on the SVG, Yangon was capitalized, but wasn't capitalized on JetPunk so JetPunk thought they were completely different answers
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level 83
Aug 6, 2019
I'd love an expurgated version of this quiz that removed anything below the line of the 10th or so biggest city in each country, even if it qualifies as 1M+ population. Because that 1M cutoff line includes a LOT of cities in China and India that I'm never going to know.
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level 48
Aug 6, 2019
Good suggestion, I will consider this.
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level 52
Nov 5, 2019
No, I like it this way. I have started to study the biggest cities in China and India. Really, if a city is bigger than one million in population, we should have heard of it.
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level 73
Aug 6, 2019
DC doesn't work, so I tried Baltimore and Philadelphia, even NYC thinking the dot was misplaced or something.
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level 48
Aug 6, 2019
Should be fixed soon.
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level 56
Aug 6, 2019
What's marked as 'Hyderabad' could be Karachi, but certainly isn't Hyderabad.
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level 48
Aug 6, 2019
Hyderabad is slightly northeast of Karachi (and the dot for it is smaller too). If you were to zoom in, you would see Karachi is right on the coast and Hyderabad is a little northeast of Karachi and not on the coast.
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level 60
Aug 6, 2019
Awesome work! And congrats on the feature ;)
+9
level 66
Aug 7, 2019
The Ruhr is no city. It's a metropolitan area.
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level 68
Aug 7, 2019
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+12
level 73
Aug 7, 2019
Welcome to JetPunk.
You 2 got to Levels 65 and 67 without ever taking a world cities quiz.
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level 71
Aug 21, 2019
Yeah usually quizzes that include the Ruhr state that it could be an option. This one should too
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level 49
Aug 8, 2019
TIL there are to Hyderabad, one in India and the other in Pakistan.
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level 41
Aug 8, 2019
I just got 9 random cities that no one knows about. Isfahan, Surabaya, Ibadan, Goiania, Kunming, Wenzhou, Lanzhou, Belo Horizonte, and Kano?
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level 70
Aug 14, 2019
I'll give you some of those but I'm familiar with Belo Horizonte, Kunming and Kano from that list thanks to other quizzes on this site.
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level 66
Aug 29, 2019
Iran, Indonesia (?), Nigeria, Brazil, China, China, China, Brazil, Nigeria.
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level 52
Nov 5, 2019
Surabaya is the second largest city in Indonesia. Ibadan and Kano are major cities in Nigeria.
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level 65
Aug 8, 2019
I just got Jiangyin. After I typed in Shanghai, Nantong, Suzhou, Nanjing, Hangzhou and even Hefei I gave up. It's generally a good quiz, but if a relatively minor city is surrounded by many bigger ones it becomes a matter of luck.
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level 75
Aug 10, 2019
This quiz is an excellent idea, but it becomes quite frustrating when a dot's placement on the map could be multiple possible answers, such as the Beijing/Tianjin/Shijiazhuang area, Okayama/Osaka/Nagoya, Taipei/Taichung or pretty much all of Belgium/Netherlands/Western Germany. You just end up typing random metro areas (all of which could qualify) until you happen to guess the correct one. Overall, it's still fun, but I think making all the dots smaller (and the same size) might help us see where they're located a bit more precisely.
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level 70
Aug 14, 2019
+1, also the Guangzhou/Shenzhen/Hong Kong area is crazy for this same reason
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level 70
Aug 18, 2019
This is one of my favourite quizzes, but I had a similar problem. Would it be possible to accept Dusseldorf, etc. for The Ruhr, as it is in most geography quizzes on the site?
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level 51
Nov 3, 2019
Nobody is gonna get this message except like 20 people but... HYPE
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level 48
Nov 3, 2019
HYPE
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level 24
Nov 3, 2019
HYPE
+6
level 42
Nov 3, 2019
HYPE
+6
level 56
Nov 3, 2019
HYPE
+6
level 67
Nov 3, 2019
HYPE
+2
level 24
Nov 3, 2019
Best quiz ever
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level 55
Nov 3, 2019
Hyderabad doesn't have a dot.
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level 48
Nov 3, 2019
There are 2 Hyderabad, 1 in India and 1 in Pakistan
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level 47
Nov 3, 2019
Hyderabad is labeled as being in eastern Pakistan for whatever reason. Get on it!
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level 48
Nov 3, 2019
There are 2 Hyderabad, 1 in India and 1 in Pakistan
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level 51
Nov 3, 2019
Wonderful quiz, finally it got featured today ! Congratulations πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠπŸŽŠ
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level 48
Nov 3, 2019
Thank you Creative!
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level 58
Nov 3, 2019
GoiΓ’nia Tangshan Zibo Port Harcourt I was lucky to get the most famous cities randomly....
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level 59
Nov 3, 2019
The spot in the UK covers pretty much the whole area so could be any one of a number of cities
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level 47
Nov 4, 2019
Cool quiz, but I had one city in Germany called "The Ruhr". this is not a city, it is a region.
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level 48
Nov 4, 2019
I said in a caveat it "includes cities some people consider to be a metropolitan area rather than a city".
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level 61
Nov 4, 2019
It is maddeningly frustrating how many random, third-tier Chinese cities I got on this. Like, five. And some city in South Korea that isn't Seoul. It seems unreasonable to include cities with no international cultural profile. I mean, why not force some dude in Shenzhen to try and guess Cincinnati while we're at it?
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level 28
Nov 6, 2019
Baotau? Never heard of it. Too many giant Chinese cities to remember.
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level 68
Nov 7, 2019
Out of curiosity, I tried to figure out (and map out) how many different Chinese cities can come up on this quiz. I got to 44 and stopped. Wow!
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level 55
Nov 14, 2019
Why is the Taizhou featured on this map the one in Jiangsu, and not the larger city of Taizhou in Zhejiang?