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 2021 according to citypopulation.de
Urban area population, not city proper population
Two loosely-defined areas around the Ruhr have been filled in
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Last updated: February 28, 2021
First submittedOctober 24, 2016
Times taken139,293
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Population
Urban Area
47.6 m
Guangzhou / Shenzhen
40.5 m
Tokyo
34.1 m
Shanghai / Suzhou
32.1 m
Jakarta
31.3 m
Delhi
26.3 m
Manila
25.6 m
Mumbai
25.0 m
Seoul
24.5 m
Mexico City
22.6 m
São Paulo
21.8 m
New York City
21.5 m
Cairo
20.3 m
Dhaka
20.1 m
Lagos
20.0 m
Beijing
19.4 m
Bangkok
18.2 m
Karachi
17.7 m
Osaka
17.6 m
Los Angeles
17.4 m
Moscow
17.0 m
Kolkata
16.6 m
Buenos Aires
16.2 m
Istanbul
15.5 m
Tehran
14.8 m
London
14.2 m
Johannesburg
13.9 m
Kinshasa
13.5 m
Lahore
13.3 m
Rio de Janeiro
13.2 m
Tianjin
12.7 m
Bangalore
11.6 m
Chennai
11.4 m
Paris
11.1 m
Lima
Population
Urban Area
10.6 m
Ho Chi Minh City
10.5 m
Nagoya
10.4 m
Hyderabad
10.2 m
Xiamen
10.0 m
Chengdu
9.80 m
Bogotá
9.65 m
Chicago
9.25 m
Wuhan
9.15 m
Kuala Lumpur
9.15 m
Taipei
8.75 m
Ahmedabad
8.60 m
Hangzhou
8.55 m
Washington / Baltimore
8.45 m
Luanda
8.40 m
Chongqing
8.40 m
Riyadh
8.10 m
Shenyang
7.90 m
Singapore
7.80 m
Santiago
7.75 m
San Francisco
7.75 m
Shantou
7.70 m
Boston
7.65 m
Toronto
7.55 m
Hong Kong
7.35 m
Philadelphia
7.30 m
Dallas
7.15 m
Baghdad
7.10 m
Pune
7.10 m
Xi'an
7.05 m
Bandung
6.90 m
Surat
6.80 m
Houston
6.70 m
Madrid
6.70 m
Nanjing
Population
Urban Area
6.50 m
Khartoum
6.45 m
Dar es Salaam
6.35 m
Miami
6.25 m
Qingdao
6.15 m
Milan
6.15 m
Surabaya
6.10 m
Nairobi
5.95 m
Alexandria
5.90 m
Atlanta
5.75 m
Abidjan
5.75 m
Detroit
5.75 m
Yangon
5.70 m
Amman
5.70 m
Dubai
5.65 m
The Ruhr
5.65 m
Saint Petersburg
5.60 m
Monterrey
5.50 m
Guadalajara
5.40 m
Sydney
5.40 m
Wenzhou
5.20 m
Accra
5.15 m
Ankara
5.15 m
Harbin
5.15 m
Jeddah
5.10 m
Hefei
5.10 m
Zhengzhou
5.05 m
Belo Horizonte
5.05 m
Changsha
5.05 m
Melbourne
5.00 m
Chittagong
5.00 m
Cologne / Düsseldorf
4.88 m
Barcelona
4.85 m
Kano
4.83 m
Colombo
+21
Level ∞
Feb 28, 2021
2021 update. Goodbye Berlin. Hello, Kano.
+10
Level 73
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 54
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 52
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...
+7
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 80
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?
+36
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.
+10
Level 43
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 70
Apr 28, 2019
I was surprised when I tried Bhopal and it gave me Belo Horizonte.
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Level 78
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.
+9
Level 67
Jun 7, 2019
BH means bra in my language.. So dont tell someone to remove the BH haha
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Level 44
May 26, 2020
i mean if your gonna accept "BH" you have to accept L.A..

When was the last time you heard anyone say LOS ANGELES?

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Level 44
Aug 15, 2020
like please im tired of spelling los angeles

maybe not percisely LA, but L A , or L.A.

it is still better than los angeles.

+3
Level 71
Mar 1, 2021
"I was surprised when I tried Bhopal and it gave me Belo Horizonte."

Ohhhhh, I was wondering what was getting filled in when I've tried typing that on other quizzes

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Level 33
Jan 3, 2021
best score on this quiz is 99; That time the one I missed was Changsha
+2
Level 27
Jan 20, 2021
Finally got them all in 4:02
+2
Level 77
Oct 24, 2016
Wonderful quiz! I love it. Great work
+2
Level 61
Dec 27, 2016
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+7
Level 84
Oct 24, 2016
Great quiz. Really need to brush up on my east Asia cities. Getting better over time though!
+4
Level 75
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 39
Dec 27, 2016
Got cities in every other continent on this map except for Asia. Lots of Chinese cities I missed.
+4
Level 59
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”.
+4
Level 30
Jan 28, 2020
It's not exactly China's fault it has so many cities in the top 100
+2
Level 61
Feb 8, 2021
Same here; of the 13 I missed, 10 were Chinese
+2
Level 70
Feb 28, 2021
Well actually, it technically was "Largest Cities in China". It was largest 20 cities in China as well as the largest 80 cities not in China.
+2
Level 50
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?
+6
Level 61
Dec 27, 2016
Apparently it's commonly called "Dar" by people in Tanzania, so it's accepted as a nickname.
+2
Level 62
Dec 27, 2016
Awesome quiz with the map. Got 92. Missed 2 in India and 6 in China.
+9
Level 43
Dec 27, 2016
THOSE STUPID CHINESE CITIES! Only got 76 ;(
+14
Level 62
Mar 21, 2019
Yep, 1.3 billion people. Definitely stupid
+2
Level 55
Dec 27, 2016
This was a good quiz. I got 94 and I missed 1 in India and 5 in China.
+6
Level 48
Dec 27, 2016
Every biggest cities quiz should be made without china and India...
+10
Level 51
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.
+3
Level 56
Dec 28, 2016
Hefei is not positioned quite right. It is farther south than Nanjing.
+2
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.
+10
Level 52
Jan 10, 2017
Urban area, not just the city itself
+3
Level 62
Feb 16, 2017
Well I was doing just fine and dandy, and then I got to Asia...
+2
Level 63
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!
+2
Level 44
Jan 3, 2021
Good job! It took me a couple of tries to get 100% and I only had like 20 seconds left.
+2
Level 51
May 24, 2017
constantinople
+13
Level 54
Mar 12, 2018
It's been ninety-five years since Constantinople was last called Constantinople.
+13
Level 53
Jan 17, 2019
That's nobody's business but the Turks
+2
Level 42
Oct 16, 2017
Same gigaflops, but for me it was 5 Chinese lol, first try
+3
Level 45
Nov 14, 2017
79/100 them bloody Chinese cities are tough haha
+4
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!
+2
Level 45
Mar 12, 2018
I think many in China and Africa are still missing.
+4
Level 65
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.
+2
Level 52
Mar 21, 2018
Nice! I did 98/100 i missed 2 chinese cities
+2
Level 43
Jun 2, 2018
great quiz!

i got all of them except Changsha Zengzhou and Wenzhou although i did recognize them after.

+3
Level 70
Jun 21, 2018
Good quiz, I think Surabaja should count.
+2
Level 62
Aug 4, 2018
Got 92 I missed 2 in Indonesia and the rest in china
+3
Level 53
Jan 17, 2019
I don't know India and China very well.
+7
Level 81
Feb 5, 2019
Missed Wangchung and QingQangQong.
+5
Level 78
Apr 29, 2019
Haha wang
+2
Level 83
Feb 28, 2021
You forgot to wang chung tonight?
+2
Level 72
Feb 11, 2019
Please accept Poone for Pune, as Bombay is accepted for Mumbai, Calcutta for Kolkata, and Madras for Chennai, thanks
+4
Level ∞
Feb 20, 2019
Or you could just type Pune. In any case, the old name for the city is Poona not Poone.
+2
Level 72
Nov 19, 2019
Oh whoops, I meant to write 'Poona'.
+4
Level 81
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".
+3
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.
+2
Level 34
Mar 6, 2019
Same
+2
Level 42
Feb 21, 2019
Could you accept Chattogram in addition to Chittagong? The city officially changed its name to this in 2018.
+2
Level ∞
Feb 21, 2019
Yes
+17
Level 75
Mar 4, 2019
Ah yes, Chattogram - the really low tech precursor to MSN Messenger
+2
Level 71
Mar 1, 2021
This is revenge for the whole colonialism thing, isn't it? Every few months it seems I have to re-learn the name of a S. Asian city :(
+3
Level 58
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.
+3
Level 78
Apr 29, 2019
I think it covers the whole ruhr area, Dusseldorf, Dortmund, Cologne, Essen etc
+2
Level 54
Apr 28, 2019
Need to brush up on my Chinese knowledge...
+3
Level 64
Apr 28, 2019
I can never spell Sri Lanka’s capital so I’m glad Colombo is accepted as an answer!
+3
Level 54
Jun 20, 2020
Colombo is a different city. It is not the same as Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte, the new capital.
+2
Level 20
Dec 6, 2020
That's why Kotte is accepted, additionally!
+2
Level 50
Apr 29, 2019
98/100 I missed Nagoya and Qingdao i'm salty
+3
Level 46
May 4, 2019
99/100 :l .... why does this have to happen to me
+2
Level 65
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
+2
Level 48
Aug 6, 2019
Damn, got 99/100. Must have typed Zhangzhou by accident... Great quiz!
+3
Level 48
Aug 31, 2019
Excuse me but Guangzhou has a population of 13 million, it's the Pearl River Delta that has 40+ million.
+5
Level 75
Feb 3, 2020
Ever traveled in the PRD? If you're coming from HK, once you cross the border from the SAR into Shenzhen, you never leave an urban area as you travel up to Guangzhou. Once three separate cities, Guangzhou, Dongguan and Shenzhen have completely merged along with many smaller cities and towns.
+2
Level 47
Oct 16, 2019
90/100
+3
Level 67
Nov 11, 2019
I can barely find those cities on China using a map. Not fun.
+2
Level 17
Nov 19, 2019
I got 100% and I'm not one of those people who use google or anything like that. I am such a nerd
+2
Level 54
Dec 24, 2019
Shouldn't Qiqihar be on here? It has a population of around 5.5 million people.
+2
Level 75
Feb 3, 2020
I think that's in its administrative areas. A lot of prefecture-level and municipality-level Chinese cities include far more people in their administrative boundaries than the actual urban or metro population. It's the reverse of the US where many administrative boundaries only enclose a small part of the actual metro population.
+2
Level 50
Dec 30, 2019
why don't you accept abu dhabi
+7
Level 75
Feb 3, 2020
Because it isn't big enough...
+2
Level 57
Mar 23, 2020
I totally thought I was making up a couple Chinese cities, but they were actually correct.
+2
Level 47
Apr 2, 2020
i purposefully made stuff up and got one of them
+2
Level 15
Apr 11, 2020
Hey, I was wondering if anyone knew what the city in the Middle East between Israel Jordan and Palestine is? It’s not Jerusalem or Amman, and i couldn’t find anything else, so what is it!
+3
Level 58
Apr 12, 2020
Did you say the countries wrong? There's only one dot between israel, jordan, and Palestine, and it's Amman.
+2
Level 15
Apr 12, 2020
Oof
+4
Level 43
Apr 19, 2020
The increase in people naming Wuhan must be decent now aha
+2
Level 56
Jun 5, 2020
Got 94 and forgot Jeddah. Also almost forgot Hong Kong
+2
Level 32
Jul 9, 2020
Forgot Wuhan *facepalm*
+2
Level 46
Sep 3, 2020
Some of these numbers seem a bit high. 22 million in NYC? That can't be true, because there's only 19 million in the entire state.
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Level 52
Oct 27, 2020
This is the urban area population, so it includes suburbs that are out of New York state borders.
+2
Level 36
Sep 29, 2020
Only missed Nanjing and Zhengzhou.
+2
Level 51
Oct 2, 2020
Embarrassingly missed Surabaya
+2
Level 44
Oct 20, 2020
BH shouldn't be accepted for Bell Horizonte if LA isn't going to be accepted for Los Angeles.
+4
Level 70
Feb 28, 2021
BH - no other (major) cities start with BH (With the exception of Bhopal, India)

LA - Las Vegas, Lagos and Lahore (the last 2 are on this quiz)

So no.

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Level 38
Mar 1, 2021
That doesn't matter
+2
Level 51
Mar 28, 2021
When people try to typein la las vegas, lahore, and lagos will show up
+2
Level 22
Nov 21, 2020
I got 98 on my first try but I still missed Beijing.
+2
Level 38
Nov 23, 2020
I cant believe I completed the quiz with1:58 left!
+2
Level 22
Nov 23, 2020
I got 2:12 left.I have 6 minutes left until I reach the chinese cities
+2
Level 46
Dec 15, 2020
97, missed 1 chinese, 1 indian, and 1 indonesian
+2
Level 53
Dec 30, 2020
78, missed a majority of Chinese cities
+2
Level 52
Jan 2, 2021
95. Missed 4 Chinese, 1 Indonesian
+2
Level 18
Jan 30, 2021
most of the US cities are by far too big in this list....
+2
Level 50
Feb 15, 2021
Hanoi has a population of 8 Million!!
+2
Level 70
Feb 28, 2021
According to the source, Hanoi is 4,025,000 - not big enough for the quiz.
+2
Level 61
Feb 25, 2021
Is SJK no longer accepted for Sri Lanka's capital?
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Level 80
Feb 28, 2021
This quiz is asking for the urban areas. SJK, or "Kotte" is considered a satellite city to the Columbo urban area.
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Level 51
Feb 28, 2021
great, thanks for updating the quiz!
+3
Level 57
Feb 28, 2021
I finally got 100% on this quiz yesterday, and now it's updated. The timing...
+2
Level 66
Feb 28, 2021
Finally, on a map quizz
+2
Level 81
Mar 1, 2021
99/100 and beaten by 23.1% of people. Wow, people on jetpunk really know their big cities.
+1
Level 49
Mar 10, 2021
Where'd you get ur sources? Very Inaccurate quiz
+4
Level 52
Mar 13, 2021
So inaccurate that you can't even provide an example.
+2
Level 23
Mar 10, 2021
got 92! I got all but Pune, Bandung, Surabaya, Shantou, Wenzhou, Nanjing, Hangzhou, and Qingdao
+2
Level 23
Mar 10, 2021
lol I can't believe I missed Nanjing, I've heard of that city many times
+2
Level 27
Mar 20, 2021
There is absolutely no way that Hefei is bigger than Dalian
+2
Level 66
Apr 5, 2021
only missed hefei :(
+1
Level 28
Apr 18, 2021
Respect to the people who got all the Chinese cities. I hope to be there one day.