100 Biggest Cities in the World with Exceptions

How many of the world's 100 most populous urban areas can you name excluding those within the USA, China, and India?
Source: citypopulation.de, January 2020
Urban area population, not city proper population
The Ruhr and Cologne / Düsseldorf have been filled in already
Quiz by Billahhh
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Last updated: May 4, 2020
First submittedOctober 23, 2019
Times taken10,332
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Population
Urban Area
40.4 m
Tokyo
31.3 m
Jakarta
25.7 m
Manila
24.8 m
Seoul
23.0 m
Mexico City
22.4 m
São Paulo
21.0 m
Cairo
20.2 m
Dhaka
19.4 m
Lagos
18.8 m
Bangkok
17.8 m
Karachi
17.7 m
Osaka
17.3 m
Moscow
16.4 m
Buenos Aires
16.0 m
Istanbul
15.3 m
Tehran
14.8 m
London
13.9 m
Johannesburg
13.2 m
Rio de Janeiro
13.0 m
Lahore
12.4 m
Kinshasa
11.4 m
Paris
10.5 m
Nagoya
10.1 m
Lima
9.60 m
Bogotá
9.15 m
Taipei
8.90 m
Kuala Lumpur
8.60 m
Ho Chi Minh
8.15 m
Luanda
8.05 m
Riyadh
7.90 m
Singapore
7.45 m
Toronto
7.25 m
Santiago
7.00 m
Baghdad
Population
Urban Area
6.95 m
Bandung
6.55 m
Madrid
6.45 m
Dar es Salaam
6.30 m
Khartoum
6.20 m
Milan
6.10 m
Surabaya
5.90 m
Nairobi
5.80 m
Alexandria
5.70 m
The Ruhr
5.65 m
Saint Petersburg
5.60 m
Abidjan
5.60 m
Amman
5.60 m
Yangon
5.35 m
Dubai
5.35 m
Guadalajara
5.30 m
Sydney
5.10 m
Accra
5.05 m
Ankara
5.00 m
Belo Horizonte
5.00 m
Cologne / Dusseldorf
5.00 m
Monterrey
4.98 m
Melbourne
4.95 m
Jeddah
4.93 m
Chittagong
4.78 m
Barcelona
4.75 m
Kuwait City
4.75 m
Colombo
4.73 m
Berlin
4.79 m
Kano
4.48 m
Casablanca
4.33 m
Kabul
4.23 m
Cape Town
4.23 m
Montreal
4.23 m
Naples
Population
Urban Area
4.13 m
Busan
4.13 m
Porto Alegre
4.03 m
Medellín
4.00 m
Brasilia
4.00 m
Medan
4.00 m
Santo Domingo
3.98 m
Algiers
3.85 m
Recife
3.83 m
Damascus
3.80 m
Addis Ababa
3.80 m
Hanoi
3.75 m
Caracas
3.73 m
Dakar
3.68 m
Fortaleza
3.65 m
Faisalabad
3.60 m
Salvador
3.58 m
Ibadan
3.58 m
Rome
3.53 m
Abuja
3.53 m
Bamako
3.53 m
Kampala
3.48 m
Kiev
3.45 m
Rawalpindi
3.45 m
Yaoundé
3.43 m
Curitiba
3.43 m
Durban
3.38 m
Douala
3.35 m
Athens
3.25 m
Frankfurt
3.25 m
Rotterdam
3.23 m
Port-au-Prince
3.23 m
Tashkent
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Level 67
Oct 24, 2019
Love it! (76/100)
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Level 55
Oct 24, 2019
Thanks, it's my first quiz :)
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Level 62
May 7, 2020
Your first featured quiz too!
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Level 52
May 31, 2020
A great quiz for your first one!
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Level 55
Jun 3, 2020
Thank you :)
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Level 62
Oct 24, 2019
Nice one!
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Level 67
Oct 31, 2019
some of the answers are not properly shown in the table (e.g. tashkent, douala), and why are there only 98 answers? still a good quiz though ^^
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Level 55
Nov 8, 2019
There are only 98 answers because Cologne / Düsseldorf and The Ruhr have been filled in already - this just seems to be what is done on other city quizes on this site so I followed suit. Fixed the answers not showing as well!
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Level 47
Dec 30, 2019
I never saw Cologne, Dusseldorf, or The Ruhr filled in already.
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Level 55
Jan 1, 2020
Yes, they were done then that had a knock on affect that made the last answer boxes disappear so I've just settled for this because I'm not good enough at using this yet! Sorry
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Level 81
Dec 11, 2019
Good to get those pesky countries out of the way.
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Level 62
Jan 4, 2020
Got all but Abuja how did i miss abuja
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Level 78
Jan 26, 2020
Accra, Monterrey, and Dubai are out of order.
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Level 58
Apr 28, 2020
Yeah, Accra (7.95), Monterrey (7.925), and Dubai (7.9) are sandwiched between Belo Horizonte (4.975) and Melbourne (4.85). Can you put them in the right place? thanks
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Level 55
Apr 29, 2020
It's fixed now. They were in the correct place, just the population had a 7 instead of a 4 by mistake!
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Level 15
May 31, 2020
Belo Horizonte is my city!
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Level 45
Mar 27, 2020
So Brazil is the new China here with 10 cities
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Level 55
May 5, 2020
help me xD I can't figure out which 10th city I miss. These 9 I know: Sao Paulo, Rio, Salvador, Fortaleza, Curitiba, Recife, Porto Alegre, Belo Horizonte and Brasilia.
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Level 15
May 31, 2020
Hello SkittUz! I'm brazilian, I have: São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte*, Porto Alegre, Brasília, Recife, Fortaleza, Salvador and Curitiba. But I don't now the 10th. I think is Campinas, with 3.263.091 habitants in 2020, but not accept.
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Level 15
May 31, 2020
Otherwise, I think is only 9.
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Level 55
Mar 31, 2020
I had a few more obscure ones such as Meddelin, Yaounde, and Tashkent, but I somehow forgot Paris, even though I did try Lyon and Nice.
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Level 63
Apr 27, 2020
Love the quiz! It might be worth accepting Islamabad for Rawalpindi, as they are both contiguous and part of one metro area, but Islamabad is better known as the capital of Pakistan.
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Level 55
Apr 29, 2020
I've been trying to use the standard Jetpunk type-ins for stuff and I think the current way is the way it is normally done but someone can let me know if I am wrong.
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Level 61
Apr 30, 2020
Nice quiz. Should have got Durban but otherwise I'm quite satisfied (90/98). I think I'm the first after an update, all I got had 100% and the rest 0%. Hope it gets featured soon!
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Level 55
Apr 30, 2020
Haha it just got updated this morning so I think you must have been! I think (hope) all the original mistakes are gone now.
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Level 66
May 4, 2020
While I know that Jetpunk's stance on Taiwan makes it so Taipei should be here, I think it might be a good idea to add a disclaimer clarifying this.
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Level 78
May 7, 2020
It's pretty obvious that Taipei, the capital of Taiwan, isn't part of China, India or USA. The People's Republi has never controlled Taiwan and Taiwan is lead by the democratically elected government of President Tsai Ing-Wen. And not by the General-Secretary/President/Tyrant Xi Jinping.
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Level 43
Jun 1, 2020
So far...
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Level 59
May 4, 2020
Well done me 100/100 Long way to level 58
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Level 77
May 5, 2020
Give yourself a high-five!
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Level 66
May 5, 2020
People are always commenting like this on population quizzes: I simply don't get it. London apparently has a urban area population of 14.7 million, yet Manchester doesn't creep onto the list with the bar set at 3.23 million. This makes no sense at all. If you look just on Wikipedia, Greater London has a population of 8.8 million, Greater Manchester 2.8 (although why anyone would say that Wigan for example is part of Manchester I do not know). If you include enough semi-connected urban area to get London to have a population of 14.7 million then you would be able to include enough to get Manchester over 4 million for sure. Still, the quiz is an interesting exercise.
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Level 55
May 5, 2020
The quiz just uses citypopulation.de for populations, which seems to be the standard for the website. I definitely agree that it includes too much for some cities though. Like outside of this website Guangzhou is not the most populated city because no one would include Shenzhen in its population.
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Level 80
May 5, 2020
Great quiz, thanks! I thought I did well getting 78 out of 98, but apparently that still only beats or equals 60.1% of quiz takers and nets me 3 points. I certainly feel I could have gotten many of the ones I missed now that I see the answers.
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Level 80
May 31, 2020
Got 90 this time!
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Level 79
May 31, 2020
Missed a couple in Africa, a couple in Pakistan and Indonesia, and a couple because I ran out of time.
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Level 58
May 31, 2020
There are only a couple from Pakistan.
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Level 79
May 31, 2020
"a couple in Pakistan and Indonesia," not a couple in Pakistan and a couple in Indonesia.

Also, there are four.
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Level 49
May 31, 2020
Where is Ho Chi Minh?
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Level 67
May 31, 2020
Right there at 8.5 m.
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Level 72
May 31, 2020
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Hanoi, Vietnam.
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Level 46
May 31, 2020
Too America-Centric (?)
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Level 29
May 31, 2020
I think Izmir should be here with 4,367,251 population according to citypopulation.de
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Level 55
May 31, 2020
Please correct me if I am wrong, but I think that figure is for the province of Izmir.
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Level 15
May 31, 2020
Thanks for remember my city, Belo Horizonte, Brazil!
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Level 55
May 31, 2020
Haha of course! Unfortunately I didnt get north of Rio when I went to Brasil, but I remember someone showing me a picture from Belo Horizonte of some crosses overlooking the city at sunset and it looked like a very pretty place :)
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Level 15
May 31, 2020
Billahhh, yes, you're right! I think you speak of a photo of Curral Hill. It is a beautiful place overlooking the entire city, but BH (as it is called here in Brazil), it also has ups and downs. One of the lows is Pampulha Lake, a large lake famous for its architectural ensemble by Oscar Niemeyer and Roberto Burle Marx. the place is beautiful, but those who live nearby, smell the sewage that Lagoa da Pampulha has. This occurs mainly when it rains or dusk. In addition, there are stretches where the lagoon is silted, but I love this place just the same! For more information, consult on Wikipedia, because I will not be able to say everything right? Kkkkkkk. Great quiz! Really enjoyed! And welcome to Jetpunk!
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Level 79
Jun 1, 2020
Ho Chi Minh City is now just "Ho?"
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Level 55
Jun 1, 2020
This was just one of the automatic type-ins accepted by jetpunk.
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Level 50
Jun 1, 2020
shouldn't ho chi minh city be here
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Level 55
Jun 1, 2020
Someone else had said this, do you not see it at 8.6m?
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Level 26
Jun 2, 2020
Sana'a should definitely be on this list. Nearly every source I checked estimates its population at around 3.9 m. I think you can disregard citypopulation.de in this instance, since they are at odds with every other source. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sanaa
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Level 55
Jun 3, 2020
Yeah citypopulation.de seems to be what we use for most quizzes on this site but I think it needs to change. It's always such a large area covered by the city that it seems silly. Perhaps I'll make some quizzes using a different population source.
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Level 20
Jun 3, 2020
only 8% said rawalpindi
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Level 49
Jun 9, 2020
Accept Saigon for Ho Chi Minh City?