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Biggest City by Region #2

Name the largest metropolitan area in the following regions.
Includes cities partially in the region
Quiz by relessness
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First submittedOctober 27, 2014
Last updatedOctober 21, 2016
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Region
City
Quebec
Montreal
Africa
Cairo
Horn of Africa
Addis Ababa
Tuscany
Florence
Eurozone
Paris
Balkan Peninsula
Istanbul
Zealand
Copenhagen
Malay Peninsula
Kuala Lumpur
Region
City
Baja California
Tijuana
Korea
Seoul
Former Yugoslavia
Belgrade
Mississippi River Delta
New Orleans
Gulf of Mexico Coast
Houston
Persian Gulf Coast
Kuwait City
Melanesia
Port Moresby
Polynesia
Auckland
Region
City
Vancouver Island
Victoria
New South Wales
Sydney
Côte d'Azur
Nice
South America
São Paulo
Pacific Northwest
Seattle
Caucasus
Baku
Po Valley
Milan
Hispaniola
Santo Domingo
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level 72
Feb 8, 2015
Hmm, I would have said Tampa for the Gulf of Mexico question - don't you think Houston is a bit far inland to be described as coastal?
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level 83
Feb 12, 2015
I wouldn't say so, Houston's city limits stretch to the Bays behind Galveston Island & Bolivar Peninsula.
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level 76
Mar 19, 2015
The small bays that the city limits touch are pretty far inland. I think anyone looking at a map of the area would point to Galveston, not Houston, as the local "coastal city," even though it's nowhere as large. Part of Houston's success is due to its protected location, slightly inland from the coast.
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level 83
Jul 9, 2015
And yet Houston does include part of the coast. I think that makes it coastal.
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level 57
Mar 22, 2019
Houston does not touch the Gulf of Mexico. I does touch Trinity Bay which is not really part of the Gulf of Mexico. I don't really agree that Houston is a coastal city.
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level 68
Feb 9, 2015
Hm with Zealand I was stuck thinking about the Dutch province...
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level 48
Apr 28, 2019
I had already typed middelburg, terneuzen and vlissingen before I realised there were more zealands
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level 79
Feb 25, 2015
I was shocked to see Istanbul considered to be on the Balkan peninsula. Most maps I have seen show the Balkan peninsula or Balkan region ending at the Bulgaria/Turkey border, although some do show it going all the way to the Bosphorus Strait.
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level 53
Mar 18, 2015
The Balkans politically don't include Turkey, but I've yet to see a single geographic interpretation that doesn't include Istanbul.
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level 53
Mar 18, 2015
Can Kuwait be accepted for Kuwait City?
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level 81
Mar 18, 2015
I wasn't too sure if it was Kuwait City or not, still was lazy and typed just "kuwait" and when it wasn't accepted figured I was wrong.
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level 56
Mar 18, 2015
VERY difficult!
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level 76
Mar 18, 2015
Pretty easy except never heard of Melanesia before, and perhaps erroneously I don't think of New Zealand as part of Polynesia so I missed that one, too. Counting Istanbul as in the Balkans is extremely odd and I would have probably missed that one, as well, except the caveats kind of gave it away. I'm sure most people are thinking Athens.
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level 44
Mar 19, 2015
I think the New Zealaand/Polynesia relation is bit ambiguous. I think sometimes New Zealand is not considered a geographic part of Polynesia, but ethnically, culturally and linguistically, the Maoris are definitely a Polynesian nation.
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level 76
May 7, 2016
I had never heard of Melanesia either. But my first (random) guess was Port Moresby, so I think I struck pretty lucky.
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level 48
Jun 9, 2017
I'd heard of Melanesia and new it was in Oceania, but didn't have a clue apart from that. Just had lots of time to guess.
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level 71
Mar 18, 2015
Not enough time to think on this one. Good quiz, though.
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level 72
Mar 18, 2015
if you had po river valley like you had mississpi river delta, i would have to that answer...po by istself wasn't helpful for me
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level 74
Mar 18, 2015
I thought Lagos has now surpassed Cairo by population.
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level 45
Mar 18, 2015
Great quiz, reless! Thanks a hundred. Probably Kuwait City is better than just Kuwait though.
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level 66
Mar 19, 2015
"Pacific Northwest"? Are we supposed to guess that means the northwest of the United States?
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level ∞
Mar 19, 2015
Is there another Pacific Northwest?
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level 65
Mar 24, 2015
I can imagine that for non-US citizens it could mean the northwestern part of the Pacific Ocean, so the area around Kamchatka, Japan and maybe Korean Peninsula. Although, as a proud Pole, I knew what the author meant ;)
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level 37
Mar 19, 2015
Hey I liked the quiz, but I was wondering what you meant by Persian Gulf Coast. If you are referring to all the cities sharing a coastline with the Persian Gulf then I'm pretty sure Dubai is quite larger than Kuwait City in exact population.
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level 26
Mar 21, 2015
more quizzes plz restlesness
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level 47
Mar 21, 2015
My name is literally written below the quiz title... :)
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level 47
Mar 21, 2015
Nice quiz! However, being Dutch, I also went for the Dutch province. I never knew Sjælland in Denmark was named Zealand in English.
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level 60
Sep 28, 2017
I think Zeeland is written the same in English.
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level 70
Jun 26, 2018
Constantinople / Byzantium / Istanbul must feel unloved. Nobody ever wants it.
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level 57
Mar 22, 2019
According to lots of websites, Dubai is MUCH larger than Kuwait City.
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