Biggest Asian Cities by Letter

Guess the biggest urban areas in Asia, starting with each letter A-Z.
Shaded answers are in China
Quiz by Jerry928
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Last updated: August 23, 2018
First submittedApril 26, 2015
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letter
population
city
A
8,000,000
Ahmedabad
B
20,000,000
Beijing
C
10,700,000
Chennai
D
28,400,000
Delhi
E
970,000
Erbil
F
4,150,000
Fuzhou
G
45,600,000
Guangzhou
H
9,600,000
Hyderabad
I
5,200,000
Istanbul
J
30,300,000
Jakarta
K
16,900,000
Karachi
L
12,200,000
Lahore
M
24,600,000
Manila
Mumbai
letter
population
city
N
10,500,000
Nagoya
O
17,700,000
Osaka
P
6,500,000
Pune
Q
5,900,000
Qingdao
R
7,400,000
Riyadh
S
29,500,000
Shanghai
T
39,900,000
Tokyo
U
3,975,000
Urumqi
V
2,125,000
Vadodara
W
8,700,000
Wuhan
X
9,800,000
Xiamen
Y
5,400,000
Yangon
Z
5,400,000
Zhengzhou
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Level 59
Apr 26, 2015
Not sure how you can get 9 million population for Xiamen, probably counting all neighbouring cities as well. Xi'an would normally be considered a bigger city than Xiamen.
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Level 74
Apr 26, 2015
It depends where you draw the urban boundaries for each. To be on the safe side, we'll also accept Xi'an as a type-in.
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Level 45
Apr 27, 2015
But Xi'an and Xiamen are very different cities.
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Level 74
Apr 27, 2015
Indeed they are. The point is that you could argue that either is the larger city depending on how widely from their centres you draw their boundaries, so to avoid argument we'll accept either answer. We will display Xiamen, whose greater urban area population is definitely greater, as the answer.
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Level 46
Apr 26, 2015
Is Vadodara larger than Vladivostok?
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Level 74
Apr 26, 2015
Yes; Vladivostok has less than one million people.
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Level 62
Aug 29, 2015
So how do two cities have the exact same population? Try researching to get to the nitty-gritty, eliminating one of them.
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Level 74
Aug 30, 2015
We did, and the answers are in the quiz.
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Level 81
Dec 17, 2018
3½ years and not one comment on Istanbul?
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Level 62
Feb 19, 2020
Agreed, what is Istanbul's population? Isn't it a megacity?
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Level 74
Feb 19, 2020
The Asian side of Istanbul has the stated population. Most of its population is on the European side.