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10 Closest Megacities to New York City

Name the ten cities nearest to New York that have an urban area population greater than 10 million.
Urban area population, not city proper
According to citypopulation.de, January 2020
Quiz by relessness
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Last updated: September 27, 2017
First submittedSeptember 25, 2017
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km
city
miles
3358
Mexico City
2087
3945
Los Angeles
2451
5586
London
3471
5850
Lima
3635
5853
Paris
3637
km
city
miles
7530
Moscow
4679
7657
São Paulo
4758
7731
Rio de Janeiro
4804
8089
Istanbul
5026
8486
Buenos Aires
5273
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Level 71
Sep 25, 2017
Maybe it's just the source data, but Bogotá might qualify here. The city proper has a population of about 8.0 million. Estimates I've seen put the greater metropolitan area at 10.0 million. If not already, it will be at/over that mark very soon.
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Level ∞
Sep 27, 2017
Bogota is at 9.5 million, according to citypopulation.de, so no doubt it will be added to the list within the next few years.
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Level 73
Sep 28, 2017
And Chicago is currently listed on citypopulation.de at 9.8 million, so expect that one to appear here soon too.
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Level 67
Dec 8, 2018
Jerry928 it could happen, but it's not for certain. A lot of people have been leaving Illinois in recent years. I believe there's still net growth so Chicago will probably make the list, but it's not definite.
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Level ∞
Feb 10, 2020
Both Bogota and Chicago seem to be in a hovering pattern. I wouldn't be surprised if Chicago starts falling...
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Level 78
Sep 27, 2017
I get Lagos about 5268 miles from New York City using Google Map's measurement tool. What does your source say?
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Level 47
Sep 27, 2017
My source had it 0.4 km further away than Buenos Aires
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Level 71
Sep 27, 2017
.4 km? wow! in that case I would suggest allowing it as a type-in
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Level 71
Sep 27, 2017
Good quiz! can you please list the source?
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Level 73
Sep 28, 2017
I have the distance 8482 km to Lagos and 8536 km to Buenos Aires. NY and BA are 80 km across, and Lagos is 60 km across, so depending where in each city you measure from, you can argue it either way. Maybe expand the quiz to 12 answers and save the debate?
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Level 68
Jan 7, 2018
Good idea Jerry: add Lagos and Cairo and we're done :)
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Level 42
Jan 7, 2018
I got 100% first try by getting Istanbul on the last three seconds.
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Level 66
Jan 7, 2018
Considering that Lima, Rio and São Paulo are listed it seems obvious that Bogota should be included. Mega cities, as referred to in this quiz, must mean megalopolises as far as this quiz goes so consider more of them (e.,g., Chicago, Houston, Dallas, San Francisco) that are in the U.S.
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Level 63
Jan 7, 2018
The quiz says it requires urban area populations over 10 million. So those cities likely don't qualify.
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Level 79
Aug 16, 2018
Dallas and Houston are mega parking plazas, not cities.
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Level 70
Jan 8, 2018
Lima with one second to go for 100%!
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Level 40
Jan 9, 2018
Didn't think Buenos aires was so populous, knew it was big but didn't think it was that big.
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Level 36
Feb 3, 2018
Yes! Almost 16 millions people live there
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Level 40
Jan 9, 2018
My mental map of the world sucks, so I registered Tokyo, thinking it was close to the west coast of USA. I also though Moscow was practically across the world from NYC
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Level 54
Jan 19, 2018
Moscow and New York are both well on the northern hemisphere. Across the the world from NYC is somewhere off the west coast of Australia.
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Level 27
Feb 16, 2018
Thought Los Angeles had 2 million people.
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Level 68
Apr 11, 2018
It's city proper does, but it's metro includes all the surrounding cities, increasing the population drastically
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Level 79
Aug 16, 2018
Its city proper has twice that. You both must be remembering when the census data came out for 1950.
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Level 55
Feb 25, 2019
Lagos (pop. 21 million) is slightly closer to New York than Buenos Aires. Lagos is 8,467 kms from New York, whereas Buenos Aires is 8,521 kms.
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Level 51
Apr 18, 2019
Lima is not a metacity
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Level 60
Apr 18, 2019
Yes it is
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Level 79
Jan 21, 2020
It's not even a betacity on the global index.
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