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Biggest Cities Near a Border

Name world's most populous urban areas whose centre is within 50km of an international border.
  • Population according to citypopulation.de
  • Quiz by relessness - Sep 28, 2017
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Population
Nearest Country
City
24.8 mil
North Korea
16.0 mil
Uruguay
10.9 mil
Republic of the Congo
10.5 mil
India
8.30 mil
Cambodia
7.20 mil
United States
6.95 mil
Malaysia
5.70 mil
Canada
5.15 mil
Switzerland
4.93 mil
Netherlands
3.95 mil
India
3.60 mil
Vatican City
Population
Nearest Country
City
3.53 mil
Lebanon
3.30 mil
Mexico
3.18 mil
Belgium
2.90 mil
Dominican Republic
2.68 mil
Kazakhstan
2.60 mil
Slovakia
2.53 mil
United States
2.45 mil
Bahrain
2.38 mil
Czech Republic
2.25 mil
Argentina
2.20 mil
Bulgaria
2.20 mil
Slovakia
Answer Stats
Population
Nearest Country
City
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+3
level 76
Sep 18, 2017
Great quiz!
+2
level 68
Sep 18, 2017
very creative, good quiz!
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level 58
Sep 27, 2017
This is cool! I made a similar quiz a while ago. I think I made my range to large however with 100 km instead of fifty. It's kinda cool to see how the answers are different!
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level 70
Sep 28, 2017
Amman (5.20 mil) is 37 km from Jordan's border (a well fortified - and mined - border, where we had to show both the Jordanian, then the Israeli, border guards our passports to get across!).
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level 58
Jan 8, 2018
That probably doesn't count because that border is on Palestinian Territories.
+1
level 70
Sep 28, 2017
Dammam (2.45 mil) is 41 km from Bahrain at Passport Island on the King Fahd Causeway.
+1
level 74
Sep 28, 2017
I thought one of the Belgium ones was Lille... turns out it isn't that big, however large it may have seemed when I got lost in it.
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level 71
Jan 8, 2018
Well, you could consider OECD statistics that encompass the Belgian cities of Kortrijk and Tournai, for a total of 2.6 millions but it cannot be implemented in that quiz since it breaks an obvious rule, being a binational metro area.
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level 60
Jan 8, 2018
Brussels centre (Ville de Bruxelles, Grand Place) is also 49 km from the Dutch border (Zeeuws Vlaanderen, near Koewacht). Just guessing the 2.025.000 population is below the cut off. :)
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level 66
Jan 10, 2018
You're saying Lille is li'l?
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level 75
Sep 28, 2017
second Slovakia is Slovenia, right?
+2
level 74
Sep 28, 2017
No, Vienna is close to Slovakia. By the way the distance Vienna-Bratislava is only 55km...
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level 74
Sep 28, 2017
I was sure to have tried Katowice, this is irritating. Maybe I typed Katovice...
+1
level 72
Sep 28, 2017
Lahore definitely looks to be within 50 kms of the Indian frontier
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level 48
Sep 28, 2017
Added Lahore and Dammam, waiting for it to be re-approved :)
+1
level 66
Sep 28, 2017
Great idea. Needs a touch more time though.
+1
level 68
Sep 29, 2017
Possibly Maputo and Kuwait City, depending on where the actual center is?
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level 60
Jan 8, 2018
Kuwait might be a stretch, but within reason Maputo to the Swaziland border would be 49 km :). The population also seems to make the 2.2 million cut off.
+1
level 60
Oct 1, 2017
Great quiz! Could you mention that the population figures are for the urban agglomeration?
+1
level 59
Jan 8, 2018
Katowice is wrong - it's part of the Upper Silesia conurbation and only has about 300 thousand ppl
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level 63
Jan 8, 2018
Probably the same story as Rotterdam. Citypopulation regards it as one big agglomeration.
+1
level 44
Jan 8, 2018
Kolkata is only 242 km away from Bangladesh.
+2
level 55
Jan 8, 2018
which is still significantly more than 50 miles
+1
level 49
Jul 7, 2018
Porto Alegre is only 1,600 kilometers from a border (guessing).
+1
level 42
Jan 8, 2018
More time!!
+1
level 64
Jan 8, 2018
Cologne and Dusseldorf are two distinct cities that can hardly be called a common urban area. You might as well include Bonn, Duisburg, Leverkusen, Moenchengladbach, and Neuss as well.
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level 60
Jan 8, 2018
Citypopulation.de takes "the Ruhr" and Cologne/Düsseldorf as it's two Urban / Metro Areas. Lots to argue about. Adding Ruhr in this one would be just as weird as any arbitrary other choice.
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level 49
Jul 7, 2018
Lots of people do. On a satellite image it's one blob.
+1
level 44
Jan 8, 2018
I thought it was capital cities... I was starting to have a panic attack when Havana, Nassau, nor Ottowa were working for USA.
+2
level 73
Jan 8, 2018
I enjoy the geography quizzes, but it seems it is getting difficult to find a topic that hasn't yet been covered. I worry that someday we will find ourselves being quizzed on such things as "major cities whose names were changed within the past century which are are situated within 100 miles of a capital city in another country whose name ends in ia and whose flag has no red on it."
+1
level 56
Jan 8, 2018
What about Santiago?
+1
level 59
Jan 8, 2018
I didn't do very well (19/24) but I still liked this. I should have easily gotten at least 3 of the remaining 5, but ran out of time.
+1
level 42
Jan 9, 2018
Since when HAS DETROIT 5 MILLION POPULATION????
+1
level 56
Jan 10, 2018
Cologne/Dusseldorf should not count, because those are two distinctly separate cities. And even combined they don't have more than 2 million people.
+1
level 57
Mar 21, 2018
Great quiz, I only got 18, nice challenge.
+1
level 61
Jun 15, 2018
21/24, that was hard.
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