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100 Biggest Cities on a World Map

With the help of a map, try to name the 100 most populous urban areas in the world.
As of January 2019 according to citypopulation.de
Urban area population, not city proper population
Two loosely-defined areas around the Ruhr have been filled in
Quiz by relessness
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Last updated: February 21, 2019
First submittedOctober 24, 2016
Times taken72,082
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Population
Urban Area
45.6 m
Guangzhou
40.2 m
Tokyo
35.9 m
Shanghai
30.6 m
Jakarta
29.4 m
Delhi
25.2 m
Manila
24.7 m
Mumbai
24.7 m
Seoul
22.8 m
Mexico City
22.4 m
New York City
22.2 m
São Paulo
20.5 m
Cairo
20.4 m
Beijing
19.5 m
Dhaka
18.8 m
Lagos
18.3 m
Bangkok
17.8 m
Los Angeles
17.7 m
Osaka
17.3 m
Karachi
17.2 m
Moscow
16.6 m
Kolkata
16.3 m
Buenos Aires
15.8 m
Istanbul
15.0 m
Tehran
14.7 m
London
13.7 m
Johannesburg
13.2 m
Tianjin
13.1 m
Rio de Janeiro
12.6 m
Lahore
12.0 m
Kinshasa
11.8 m
Bangalore
11.4 m
Paris
11.0 m
Chennai
10.5 m
Nagoya
Population
Urban Area
9.90 m
Lima
9.90 m
Xiamen
9.85 m
Hyderabad
9.80 m
Bogotá
9.80 m
Chengdu
9.75 m
Chicago
9.10 m
Taipei
8.85 m
Wuhan
8.70 m
Kuala Lumpur
8.60 m
Ho Chi Minh City
8.55 m
Washington, DC
8.30 m
Hangzhou
8.25 m
Ahmedabad
8.05 m
Chongqing
7.90 m
Luanda
7.90 m
Shenyang
7.85 m
San Francisco
7.80 m
Singapore
7.75 m
Riyadh
7.70 m
Shantou
7.65 m
Boston
7.45 m
Hong Kong
7.35 m
Philadelphia
7.35 m
Toronto
7.20 m
Santiago
7.10 m
Dallas
6.85 m
Baghdad
6.85 m
Bandung
6.80 m
Xi'an
6.70 m
Nanjing
6.70 m
Pune
6.60 m
Houston
6.45 m
Madrid
6.35 m
Miami
Population
Urban Area
6.35 m
Surat
6.15 m
Dar es Salaam
6.15 m
Khartoum
6.00 m
Surabaya
5.95 m
Nairobi
5.95 m
Qingdao
5.80 m
Atlanta
5.70 m
Alexandria
5.70 m
Detroit
5.70 m
(The Ruhr)
5.60 m
Saint Petersburg
5.50 m
Yangon
5.45 m
Abidjan
5.45 m
Amman
5.35 m
Zhengzhou
5.25 m
Guadalajara
5.25 m
Wenzhou
5.20 m
Milan
5.20 m
Sydney
5.15 m
Harbin
5.00 m
(Cologne / Düsseldorf )
4.98 m
Ankara
4.98 m
Belo Horizonte
4.95 m
Accra
4.93 m
Monterrey
4.90 m
Dubai
4.85 m
Melbourne
4.83 m
Chittagong
4.83 m
Hefei
4.78 m
Jeddah
4.75 m
Berlin
4.75 m
Changsha
4.73 m
Barcelona
4.73 m
Colombo
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level 71
Oct 24, 2016
Great! I was hoping to have them shown in alphabetical order so I could get a hint on the ones I couldn't find. I didn't get Belo but I don't see any missing dots in Brazil
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level 47
Oct 24, 2016
Oops, Added in the Belo dot. :)
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level 48
Oct 24, 2016
Nobody calls it Belo in Brazil and I was born there. BH is a more usual alternative name for the city.
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level ∞
Oct 25, 2016
Belo means beautiful, so that's no true @dunkinggandalf. The Wikipedia page lists these three nicknames: "BH", "The Garden City", and "Belô". If anyone else from Brazil is reading, please comment with your opinion.
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level 32
May 24, 2017
yeah i dont ever heard anyone calling it Belo. BH is the most commom nickname for the city.
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level 53
Nov 14, 2017
I'm from Brazil, and I endorse, 99,9% of us just say "BH" (pronounced "beh-ah-GAH") or "Belo Horizonte" (pronounced colloquially contracted "belorizont"), never heard before this supposed nickname for the city. If you say to a Brazilian from a nearby city: "I'm going to Belo today", they are going to confirm: "Huh... where? Belo Horizonte?", since isn't common at all calling the city like that. All that said, I have a personal preference of not typing too much, so I like to skip the "horizonte" part, hahahahahaha... The person who put it on Wikipedia was just trying to popularize the nickname, I suppose... Rio de Janeiro may seems the same for a few people, but isn't: Just saying "Rio" is pretty common and used in official ads and tourism guides...
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level ∞
Feb 20, 2019
Thanks to the people from Brazil who have commented. Belo will no longer be an acceptable type-in, and BH will.
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level 76
Feb 20, 2019
So, after all these years, Belo is no good any more? Like everyone else, I'm used to being able to type Belo, and it didn't occur to me to type the whole name when it didn't work. Where's the "dislike" button?
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level ∞
Feb 20, 2019
One thing I've learned with running this site is that no matter what I do people will complain. It's one of the reasons I've very hesitant to change things.
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level 33
Mar 6, 2019
Don't worry about it quizmaster. People just need to think a bit more. I tried "Belo" and when it didn't work I looked at the dot and tried Brasilia. Then I figured I needed the spell the whole thing cause that dot couldn't be anything else!
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level 69
Apr 28, 2019
I was surprised when I tried Bhopal and it gave me Belo Horizonte.
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level 76
Apr 28, 2019
QM, maybe instead of removing Belo, just add BH. That way everyone should be happy except me who didn't know either one.
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level 61
Jun 7, 2019
BH means bra in my language.. So dont tell someone to remove the BH haha
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level 71
Oct 24, 2016
Wonderful quiz! I love it. Great work
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level 63
Dec 27, 2016
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level 80
Oct 24, 2016
Great quiz. Really need to brush up on my east Asia cities. Getting better over time though!
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level 69
Oct 24, 2016
Enjoyed this very much. Took me a while cycling through possibilities to get the last three Chinese cities, but I made it in the end. Figures seem to vary quite widely by source when it comes to the populations of Chinese cities, so it's always a challenge to work out which are being included and which aren't. I suppose the dense population of the coastal provinces makes it tricky at times to work out where one city ends and another begins and administrative boundaries aren't much use, as most 'municipalities' include the surrounding countryside as well as the city.
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level 36
Dec 27, 2016
Got cities in every other continent on this map except for Asia. Lots of Chinese cities I missed.
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level 39
Sep 1, 2019
I don’t want to be rude or offensive or anything, but all the cities I missed were in China (except for two in Indonesia) and a feel that this quiz was mostly “Largest Cities in China”.
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level 48
Dec 27, 2016
Missed a few in China and India. But finally, a quiz that allows you to type Melbourne with the E. But why is Dar just acceptable for Dar es Salaam?
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level 59
Dec 27, 2016
Apparently it's commonly called "Dar" by people in Tanzania, so it's accepted as a nickname.
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level 57
Dec 27, 2016
Awesome quiz with the map. Got 92. Missed 2 in India and 6 in China.
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level 44
Dec 27, 2016
THOSE STUPID CHINESE CITIES! Only got 76 ;(
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level 56
Mar 21, 2019
Yep, 1.3 billion people. Definitely stupid
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level 49
Dec 27, 2016
This was a good quiz. I got 94 and I missed 1 in India and 5 in China.
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level 46
Dec 27, 2016
Every biggest cities quiz should be made without china and India...
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level 49
Jan 13, 2017
100 Biggest Cities on a World Map With Exceptions - completely exclude China and India and see what other cities make the list.
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level 61
Jun 7, 2019
I am for it. Actually leave africa out too, I dont know too many names from there haha. So just the americas and europe. That would work for me ( and still be a challenge)
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level 56
Dec 28, 2016
Hefei is not positioned quite right. It is farther south than Nanjing.
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level 56
Dec 29, 2016
How do you get the 7.6 million figure for San Francisco? On it's wiki, it says its population is less than 900 thousand.
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level 52
Jan 10, 2017
Urban area, not just the city itself
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level 62
Feb 16, 2017
Well I was doing just fine and dandy, and then I got to Asia...
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level 57
May 20, 2017
Got 74/100, didn't miss anything outside of Asia. Only mad about missing one. Ho Chi Minh. I just glossed over Vietnam!
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level 51
May 24, 2017
constantinople
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level 51
Mar 12, 2018
It's been ninety-five years since Constantinople was last called Constantinople.
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level 53
Jan 17, 2019
That's nobody's business but the Turks
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level 39
Oct 16, 2017
Same gigaflops, but for me it was 5 Chinese lol, first try
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level 35
Nov 14, 2017
79/100 them bloody Chinese cities are tough haha
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level 25
Nov 15, 2017
28/100 with the first go. I feel like an idiot as (being from Europe) I couldn't even think of all the European cities. Well, on the positive side: plenty of room for improvement. LOVE THIS QUIZ!
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level 45
Mar 12, 2018
I think many in China and Africa are still missing.
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level 63
Mar 13, 2018
I like to consider myself pretty global so this quiz proved to be a bitter humble pie. Two billion plus people are in India and China alone and I was only able to name but a handful of the cities they call home. I need take better notice.
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level 51
Mar 21, 2018
Nice! I did 98/100 i missed 2 chinese cities
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level 41
Jun 2, 2018
great quiz! i got all of them except Changsha Zengzhou and Wenzhou although i did recognize them after.
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level 67
Jun 21, 2018
Good quiz, I think Surabaja should count.
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level 53
Aug 4, 2018
Got 92 I missed 2 in Indonesia and the rest in china
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level 53
Jan 17, 2019
I don't know India and China very well.
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level 77
Feb 5, 2019
Missed Wangchung and QingQangQong.
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level 75
Apr 29, 2019
Haha wang
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level 57
Feb 11, 2019
Please accept Poone for Pune, as Bombay is accepted for Mumbai, Calcutta for Kolkata, and Madras for Chennai, thanks
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level ∞
Feb 20, 2019
Or you could just type Pune. In any case, the old name for the city is Poona not Poone.
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level 57
Feb 11, 2019
Got 81, but missed obvious ones like Washington DC, Seoul, Philadelphia and Phoenix...
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level 82
Feb 21, 2019
Shouldn't you accept just "Belo" as in every other quiz as well? Missed that one because I didn't type in "Horizonte".
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level ∞
Feb 21, 2019
This is why I don't change things. Some people really wanted me to not accept Belo because nobody calls it that. BH will work now however.
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level 35
Mar 6, 2019
Same
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level 38
Feb 21, 2019
Could you accept Chattogram in addition to Chittagong? The city officially changed its name to this in 2018.
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level ∞
Feb 21, 2019
Yes
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level 73
Mar 4, 2019
Ah yes, Chattogram - the really low tech precursor to MSN Messenger
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level 57
Apr 19, 2019
I’m wondering why Cologne is always grayed out? Wouldn’t it be enough to accept both Cologne and Dusseldorf instead of always giving it away as a freebie? I think Johannesburg and Pretoria work that way in most quizzes.
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level 75
Apr 29, 2019
I think it covers the whole ruhr area, Dusseldorf, Dortmund, Cologne, Essen etc
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level 38
Apr 28, 2019
Need to brush up on my Chinese knowledge...
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level 43
Apr 28, 2019
I can never spell Sri Lanka’s capital so I’m glad Colombo is accepted as an answer!
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level 47
Apr 29, 2019
98/100 I missed Nagoya and Qingdao i'm salty
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level 47
May 4, 2019
99/100 :l .... why does this have to happen to me
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level 47
Jul 2, 2019
80/100 not great but I definitely need to brush up on those obscure Chinese cities. Also I put surubaya 😢 but whatever, good quiz
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level 46
Aug 6, 2019
Damn, got 99/100. Must have typed Zhangzhou by accident... Great quiz!
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level 44
Aug 31, 2019
Excuse me but Guangzhou has a population of 13 million, it's the Pearl River Delta that has 40+ million.
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level 44
Oct 16, 2019
90/100
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level 60
Nov 11, 2019
I can barely find those cities on China using a map. Not fun.