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Biggest Cities in Deserts

Name the world's most populous urban areas that get less than 250mm of rainfall per year.
  • Population according to citypopulation.de
  • These cities might be on a river or a sea
  • Quiz by relessness - Sep 27, 2017
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Continent
Population
City
Asia
25.1 m
Africa
17.1 m
Asia
14.0 m
S. America
10.1 m
Asia
7.00 m
Asia
6.90 m
Africa
5.70 m
Continent
Population
City
Africa
5.25 m
Asia
5.20 m
N. America
4.40 m
Asia
4.38 m
Asia
4.28 m
Asia
4.15 m
Asia
3.53 m
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level 72
Sep 27, 2017
With less than a minute to go I suddenly remembered that the Middle East exists...
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level 72
Jan 9, 2018
That's, like, 70% of the quiz. :)
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level 56
Jan 9, 2018
I only got the S. America one because of a quiz a few days ago. It's still weird to me that it gets that little rain!
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level 55
Jan 9, 2018
The Atacama Desert is one of the driest places on earth.
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level 45
Jan 9, 2018
But Lima is not in the Atacama desert
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level 55
Jan 9, 2018
It's close enough, I guess... the Atacama is northern Chile and does spread into Peru.
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level 55
Jan 9, 2018
Ditto.
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level 47
Jan 9, 2018
Was in Lima last year, was weird seeing the streets without drains
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level 51
Jan 9, 2018
"These cities might be on a river or a sea" Aren't all cities? :)
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level 32
Jan 9, 2018
no mine isn't
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level 52
Jan 9, 2018
I can understand that Cairo is desert despite the Nile, but Alexandria in the middle of the delta? It seems very counterintuitive that even Alexandria is desert and get so little rainfall..
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