Five Most Guessed Cities by Continent

Can you name the five most well-known cities on each continent?
Based on these quizzes: Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe, Oceania
Quiz by relessness
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Last updated: January 7, 2022
First submittedOctober 5, 2017
Times taken53,881
Average score80.0%
Rating4.94
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North America
96
New York City
93
Los Angeles
89
Mexico City
86
Chicago
83
San Francisco
 
 
South America
87
Rio de Janeiro
81
Buenos Aires
80
São Paulo
76
Lima
74
Bogotá
Europe
98
London
98
Paris
95
Moscow
95
Madrid
95
Berlin
 
 
Africa
99
Cairo
96
Johannesburg
93
Cape Town
93
Lagos
88
Nairobi
Asia
98
Tokyo
96
Beijing
94
Delhi
93
Shanghai
90
Jakarta
 
 
Oceania
99
Sydney
97
Melbourne
97
Perth
96
Wellington
95
Auckland
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Level 71
Oct 5, 2017
Good quiz, although I forgot a couple of cities I should have thought of.
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Level 75
Dec 24, 2017
I am surprised because there is no Pretoria.
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Level 72
Jan 3, 2018
Pretoria is considered part of the Johannesburg urban area, so it appears along with Johannesburg as a single answer in the Biggest Cities in Africa quiz. Pretoria works as a type-in there though, so maybe it should work here too?
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Level 66
Apr 15, 2018
I second this.
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Level 51
Dec 24, 2017
Happy Christmas Eve!
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Level 77
Apr 17, 2018
Happy USA Income Tax Day, and more importantly, Happy Ford Mustang Day! (Born on this date in 1964.)
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Level 86
Nov 21, 2019
One more shopping day left until JFK Day.
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Level 61
Apr 30, 2020
Happy 217th anniversary since the Louisiana Purchase, and Nicaragua Independence Day!
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Level 44
Nov 3, 2020
Happy Election Day!
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Level 53
Oct 22, 2021
Happy not election day!
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Level 45
Nov 26, 2021
Happy Black Friday!
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Level 86
Jan 14, 2022
Happy Makar Sankranti!
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Level 69
Jan 14, 2022
Happy Take a Missionary to Lunch Day!
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Level 51
Dec 24, 2017
Pretoria is within a few miles of Johannesburg, and Johannesburg is a lot more popular than Pretoria, so Pretoria doesn't get a lot of attention.
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Level 78
Dec 26, 2017
Curious what your rationale behind the color selection for each continent was, or was it random. I don't actually disagree with them for some reason.
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Level 65
Jan 2, 2018
I would have udes the olympics colours
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Level 83
Jan 2, 2018
Except there are only 5 olympic rings and 6 continents.
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Level 49
Jan 14, 2022
And Antarctica, represented by the white background :)
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Level 54
Jan 16, 2022
Haha in my brain the Olympics always had 7 rings – one per continent.
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Level 63
Apr 15, 2018
Would have expected Seoul, Singapore, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Tehran and Riyadh before Mumbai.
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Level 45
Apr 15, 2018
same, and dubai and jerusalem.
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Level 67
Aug 18, 2019
tehran and riyadh no, the others maybe
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Level 53
Jan 14, 2022
hmm, since that time Jakarta made the list while Mumbai vanished.

I'm still surprised not to see Seoul or Hong Kong.

I think, what cities come to your mind depends a lot of where you live.

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Level 38
Apr 15, 2018
Try my quizes! :D
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Level 38
Apr 15, 2018
omg reported
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Level 44
Aug 15, 2021
Why?
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Level 49
Apr 15, 2018
Hey, can I ask Pretoria be accepted as a type-in for Johannesburg as they're both in the same metropolitan area and are frequently put together in African city quizzes? Thanks
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Level 63
Apr 16, 2018
I find it funny that the same amount of people get Auckland and Beijing, as one city is much more important than the other.
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Level 67
Aug 18, 2019
which?
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Level 53
Feb 27, 2021
Tokyo
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Level 58
Jan 14, 2022
Auckland, obviously.
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Level 79
Apr 17, 2018
Wellington higher than Auckland? Hmmm
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Level 61
Apr 17, 2018
As an Australian, I have to ask: Perth? Really???
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Level 70
Jun 16, 2018
Why not?
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Level 81
Jun 6, 2019
I guess maybe it's just easy to remember being out there on its own.
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Level 60
Apr 7, 2020
It's the third largest city, right?
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Level 61
Apr 30, 2020
Brisbane is the third largest city, but since Perth is so far from the hub of Australia, it sticks out.
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Level 80
Jan 9, 2022
Yeah, I've noticed since I've been on this site that Perth seems to get a lot more attention than Brisbane, despite Brisbane being larger. And not only is Brisbane larger, it's the anchor of a much larger metropolitan area and the capital of a much more populous state. It really must be Perth's isolation that just draws attention to it on a map.

For the record, citypopulation.de (Jetpunk's standard go to for metro populations) lists Brisbane as 3,225,000 and Perth as 2,075,000. Brisbane's figure includes around 750,000 in Gold Coast, which in Australia is usually considered a separate metro area, but in practice the two do join.

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Level 54
Jan 16, 2022
Yeah I wasn't sure if it was just me but I always missed Brisbane on 500 Cities, but none of the others.
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Level 66
Jan 14, 2022
It is quick to type if people are guessing
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Level 17
Apr 18, 2018
I forgot tokyo :(
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Level 67
Aug 18, 2019
I missed mumbai and sao paolo.
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Level 55
Jul 16, 2021
Sir/Maam...It's Sao Paulo
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Level 70
Jan 14, 2022
If you want to get really technical, it's São Paulo.
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Level 72
Feb 13, 2020
29/30 missed Nairobi because I thought I already tried it
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Level 56
Apr 14, 2020
I'm surprised Nairobi is on the list, I would have expected Kinshasa or Rabat...
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Level 72
Jan 10, 2022
Rabat isn't large enough for the quiz.
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Level 54
Jan 16, 2022
... or Casablanca / Fez
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Level 32
May 3, 2020
More people guessed Rio, Los Angeles, and NYC on this quiz than on the original ones!
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Level 43
Sep 19, 2020
Only missed Nairobi
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Level 71
Jan 7, 2022
The data on this quiz looks wrong

Cairo 99% guessed

Wellington 96% guessed

New York City 96% guessed

Los Angeles 93% guessed

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Level 48
Jan 8, 2022
This quiz saddens us islanders living in Oceania. No Funafuti, Ngerulmud, Palikir, Honiara, Majuro, South Tarawa, Suva, Nuku 'alofa, Port Moresby, Port Vila or Yaren? If we saw one of these in this quiz one day... it would make us all a lot Apia.
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Level 59
Jan 14, 2022
I see what you did there ;)
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Level 80
Jan 9, 2022
Really surprised Jakarta beats out Hong Kong, Singapore, and Seoul. Not because it's not significant - it certain is - but because Indonesia in general really doesn't seem to feature much on this site, despite its huge size.
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Level 75
Jan 9, 2022
The link to the Asia quiz is incorrect.
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Level ∞
Jan 10, 2022
Looks fine to me.
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Level 33
Jan 14, 2022
where is Istanbul?! im sure that jakarta is less known city than Istanbul.
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Level 33
Jan 14, 2022
nice quiz
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Level 41
Jan 14, 2022
Surprised Rome isn't on here!
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Level 16
Jan 15, 2022
happy.... Ummm, idk
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Level 45
Mar 26, 2022
WHY DO I ALWAYS FORGET THE CAPITAL OF KENYA???