Name a Valid World City

Can you name any urban area with a population of at least one million that fits each category?
According to citypopulation.de, January 2020
We exclude the Rhine-Ruhr in this quiz because of its loose definition
Answer must correspond to the yellow box
Quiz by HinesBrothers
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Last updated: August 7, 2020
First submittedMay 22, 2020
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Cities
with a GDP greater than one trillion
Tokyo | New York City | Los Angeles
on the Danube River
Budapest | Vienna | Belgrade
in Nigeria
Lagos | Kano | Ibadan | Abuja | Port Harcourt | Kaduna | + 9 others
with a population greater than 25 million,
and not a world capital
Guangzhou | Shanghai | Mumbai
that is the capital of a STAN country
Kabul | Islamabad | Tashkent | Ashgabat | Nur-Sultan | + 2 others
north of 57 °N
Helsinki | St. Petersburg | Oslo | Stockholm | Perm
in India, with a population between
1 million and 5 million
Jaipur | Lucknow | Kanpur | Nagpur | Indore | Bhilai | + 41 others
whose name ends in JING
Beijing | Nanjing
in Australia, not Sydney or Melbourne
Brisbane | Perth | Adelaide
whose name ends in BURG
Johannesburg | St. Petersburg | Hamburg | Yekaterinburg | Harrisburg
in South America, within 20 km of the Pacific
Lima | Guayaquil | Valparaiso
whose name begins with the letter O
Osaka | Orlando | Ouagadougou | Okayama | Oran | + 6 others
within 50 km of the U.S. / Mexico border
San Diego | Tijuana | Ciudad Juarez | McAllen | Mexicali | El Paso
where Swahili is a lingua franca
Dar es Salaam | Nairobi | Kampala | Mombasa | Kigali
that hosted the Olympics before WWI
London | Paris | Athens | St. Louis | Stockholm
in Asia, and with > 12 million tourists in 2016
Bangkok | Dubai | Singapore | Kuala Lumpur
with an elevation of at least 2500 meters
La Paz | Quito | Bogotá | Cochabamba | Addis Ababa
in Mexico, other than Mexico City
Guadalajara | Monterrey | Puebla | Toluca | Tijuana | Léon | + 9 others
in Iran, other than Tehran
Isfahan | Mashhad | Tabriz | Shiraz | Ahvaz | Qom | Kermanshah
that is one of the 10 most bike-friendly cities
Paris | Amsterdam | Vienna | Copenhagen | Helsinki | + 3 others
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Level 60
Aug 4, 2020
Great quiz!
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Level 89
Aug 4, 2020
Brilliant quiz, as ever!
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Level 80
Aug 4, 2020
*within 50 km of the U.S. / Mexico border
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Level 71
Aug 4, 2020
The Mexican answers for 'within 50 km of the U.S. / Mexico border' give away answers for the Cities in Mexico clue, so maybe one of these should be changed?
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Level 78
Aug 4, 2020
After all these years on JetPunk, I still only remember 1 city in Iran. SMH.
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Level 74
Aug 6, 2020
I remember two. It was useful.
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Level 83
Aug 12, 2020
I can remember Fez, but yeah, only 2.
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Level 63
Sep 10, 2020
Fez is in Morocco
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Level 61
Sep 29, 2020
one is a nice wine grape. I remember that one.
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Level 68
Aug 5, 2020
Great Quiz! Could you accept Reykjavik, Iceland for the north of 57 degrees latitude? It sits at about 64 degrees.
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Level 83
Aug 5, 2020
When there are fewer than 400K people in the entire country it's kind of hard to have a million people in one city; even it's biggest one.
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Level 83
Aug 5, 2020
Really liked the quiz. Shocked that Harrisburg with a city proper population of around 50k makes the list. There are more people in Lancaster and slightly more people than York. But the designations in Pennsylvania don't make much sense to me a anyway. Still don't understand how Scranton and Wilkes Barre should be part of the same metro area. Not when you drive through 10 to 15 miles of farmland on major highways to get to the other.
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Level 71
Aug 6, 2020
It really does not make much sense. I agree that they do not deserve to be grouped together.
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Level 62
Oct 10, 2020
Agreed, but also what are you using to measure this? The top of the quiz says "urban area." When I go to the source you use, I find that the "Metropolitan Statistical Area" is well under 1 million (577,941) but the "Combined Statistical Area" (which is basically half of southeastern PA) is just over a million. I'm not really sure what the difference is and how each definition fits into the idea of "urban area," so if someone explained this that would be great!
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Level 72
Oct 10, 2020
Scranton and Wilkes-Barre may look like they are a decent distance apart, but city-center to city-center of the two is only 18.5 miles driving. You also can't tell when the suburbs of one end and the suburbs of the other begin. Cleveland is 30 miles from Elyria and 25 from Mentor and are in the same metro area while Elyria and Mentor are basically suburbs of Cleveland. San Francisco is 12 miles from Oakland and 48 miles from San Jose and are all in the same metro area.
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Level 46
Aug 5, 2020
What about Canberra?
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Level 47
Aug 5, 2020
I wonder the same thing as well...
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Level 65
Aug 5, 2020
Canberra has a very modest population with no more than half a million people.
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Level 71
Aug 6, 2020
Apparently with less than Harrisburg. Kinda ridiculous. I drove through Harrisburg yesterday and its barely there with basically no suburbs except entities pretty far away that are completely distinct.
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Level 80
Aug 5, 2020
easy
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Level 70
Aug 6, 2020
Zahedan ..... over 600,000 people, railway to Pakistan.
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Level 74
Aug 6, 2020
Spelling: Within 50 km of the U.S. / Mexico border
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Level 64
Aug 6, 2020
100%! Shiraz coming in clutch at the end!
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Level 62
Aug 10, 2020
Great quiz; however, it was a bit on the easier side. I'd say make the quiz a bit more difficult
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Level 51
Sep 17, 2020
What do you know, St. Louis hosted the Olympics that long ago...
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Level 59
Oct 10, 2020
hey multiple test takers skewing the results
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Level 59
Oct 10, 2020
18/20, somehow missed the Jing question. Also missed the Indian cities question, which didn't surprise me though. Only know the biggest Indian cities.
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Level 36
Oct 10, 2020
Excellent quiz!
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Level 71
Oct 10, 2020
See this video for an actual comparison of cycling between Copenhagen and Amsterdam. TL;DW that list is nonsense.
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Level 56
Oct 12, 2020
There should only be Dutch cities on it but people from outside the Netherlands only know Amsterdam and think the Netherlands is only Amsterdam. Number one should be going to a city like Groningen. The real bike capital of the world.
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Level 70
Oct 10, 2020
Isn't the thumbnail picture of Miyajima? It's pretty close to Hiroshima, but definitely not in it (and it's an island) and definitely not a city. (Then again, if the Japanese government measures Okayama at over 2 million people, who knows where Hiroshima ends.) Another point - purely anecdotal evidence, but I'd say that hardly anyone in Kigali speaks Swahili. I didn't know any Kinyarwanda and got nowhere with Swahili. If I remember right, it wasn't all that much more useful in Kampala as well. Do Goma and Bukavu reach the population threshold? If so, they'd be better bets, I'd think.