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Five Biggest World Cities by Letter #2

Name the five most populous urban areas in the world whose names start with these letters.
Based on urban area population according to citypopulation.de
Shenzhen is not listed because citypopulation.de includes it with Guangzhou
Last updated: February 15, 2019
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L
Nigeria
18.8 m
Lagos
U.S.
17.8 m
Los Angeles
U.K.
14.7 m
London
Pakistan
12.6 m
Lahore
Peru
9.90 m
Lima
 
 
 
M
Philippines
25.2 m
Manila
India
24.7 m
Mumbai
Mexico
22.8 m
Mexico City
Russia
17.2 m
Moscow
Spain
6.45 m
Madrid
 
 
 
N
U.S.
22.4 m
New York City
Japan
10.5 m
Nagoya
China
6.70 m
Nanjing
Kenya
5.95 m
Nairobi
Italy
4.23 m
Naples
O
Japan
17.7 m
Osaka
U.S.
3.38 m
Orlando
Burkina Faso
2.53 m
Ouagadougou
Japan
2.20 m
Okayama
Algeria
1.45 m
Oran
 
 
 
P
France
11.4 m
Paris
U.S.
7.35 m
Philadelphia
India
6.70 m
Pune
U.S.
4.58 m
Phoenix
Brazil
4.10 m
Porto Alegre
 
 
 
R
Brazil
13.1 m
Rio de Janeiro
Saudi Arabia
7.75 m
Riyadh
Brazil
3.83 m
Recife
Italy
3.58 m
Rome
Pakistan
3.35 m
Rawalpindi
S
China
35.9 m
Shanghai
South Korea
24.7 m
Seoul
Brazil
22.2 m
São Paulo
China
7.90 m
Shenyang
U.S.
7.85 m
San Francisco
 
 
 
T
Japan
40.2 m
Tokyo
Iran
15.0 m
Tehran
China
13.2 m
Tianjin
Taiwan
9.10 m
Taipei
Canada
7.35 m
Toronto
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level 75
Nov 20, 2015
I got everything except for Okayama which I don't believe I've ever heard of before.
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level 75
Apr 6, 2016
Did worse this time. The ones I missed spell "Oop".
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level 72
Feb 6, 2016
Sceptical on Okayama. 600k max, will be interesting to see what is included. Have visited the city multiple times so can't see where this figure comes from.
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level ∞
Feb 7, 2016
Maybe you can e-mail the people at citypopulation.de? Its not easy to make consistent data for all world cities, but they do the best job of anyone. Different countries have different standards for what constitutes a metro area, so relying on the data from the various countries is bound to create inconsistencies. I trust citypopulation.de more than any other source.
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level 75
Feb 7, 2016
Yeah, I don't know. Take a look at the maps of some their agglomerations: Freakishly riddled with holes and consisting of scores of disconnected pieces, having little resemblance to what I would consider a city.
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level ∞
Feb 8, 2016
citypopulation.de is like democracy or capitalism. It's the worst solution except for all the other ones.
+3
level 71
Apr 6, 2016
Something is screwy about citypopulation's numbers for Okayama. The entire prefecture (province) of Okayama contains great swathes of countryside, but contains only 1.92 million people, so goodness knows how much of neighboring provinces they've included as well to get the number up to 2.20 million.
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level 67
Apr 6, 2016
Yup, you've got to deal with the data from your source. Nothing else for a quizmaker to do. But I stayed in Okayama for a night last summer, travelled in and out by train, arriving downtown, which gives a pretty good indication of the size of the greater urban area. Walked around downtown - frankly the whole length of it - and it was hardly taxing. I was surprised when I saw the city listed with a population of 600,000, since that's almost identical to my hometown (Winnipeg). Allowing for higher residential residencies in Japan than Canada, I was still really skeptical of the 600k number, let alone this one. Okayama's not like, say, Kobe either, in that it would all depend where you would draw the border. So, who knows how the fine folks at your source have come up with the number.
+2
level 77
Feb 7, 2016
Population of Okayama is 714,583.
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level 44
Apr 6, 2016
I really shouldn't do any quiz when i am sleepy.... For the M in Spain... I didn't get it.....
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level 75
Apr 6, 2016
No idea how I pulled Rawalpindi from the cobwebs of my brain, but glad it was there. Sort of makes up for forgetting Lahore.
+1
level 65
Apr 6, 2016
maybe a little mercy on the spelling of ougadougou?
+1
level 49
Jun 6, 2017
It lets you off with Ouaga, but I wish it'd let you spell the whole thing.
+2
level 54
Apr 6, 2016
Hey, I live in Okayama! I'm so surprised to see it on a quiz here! Especially because the data is false! Yaaay for recognition, though!
+1
level 47
Oct 23, 2016
I bet Nagoya only has as many people that guessed it as it did (26% as of my first attempt) because of the winter Olympics in '98? Didn't think of it until after saw it on the list.
+1
level 73
Nov 11, 2016
Nagoya is not Nagano
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level 22
Mar 2, 2018
I live in Rawalpindi So that was very easy for me