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Largest World Cities With Four Letters

Which are the most populous urban areas whose names are exactly four letters long? You are invited to name some selected smaller ones as well.
Wien is more commonly known in English as Vienna
Population from citypopulation.de, January 2018 with Wikipedia as a secondary source
Giza and Kobe are not included because our source groups them with Cairo and Osaka
Last updated: August 25, 2018
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Largest Cities
population
country
city
10.3 mil
Peru
Lima
6.75 mil
China
Xi'an
6.50 mil
India
Pune
4.40 mil
Nigeria
Kano
3.60 mil
Italy
Rome
3.45 mil
Ukraine
Kiev
3.40 mil
China
Zibo
3.18 mil
China
Wuxi
3.00 mil
Colombia
Cali
Largest Cities
population
country
city
2.60 mil
Philippines
Cebu
2.53 mil
Azerbaijan
Baku
2.33 mil
Qatar
Doha
2.18 mil
India
Agra
1.98 mil
France
Lyon
1.97 mil
China
Cixi
1.97 mil
Togo
Lomé
1.91 mil
Palestine
Gaza
Other Cities
population
country
city
1.17 mil
Norway
Oslo
1.07 mil
Latvia
Riga
1.00 mil
France
Nice
407 k
Switzerland
Bern
330 k
Tunisia
Sfax
327 k
Italy
Bari
320 k
Germany
Bonn
175 k
Fiji
Suva
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level 71
Oct 28, 2015
If you've nailed this, you're ready for Top 45 World Cities With Four Letters.
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level 66
Oct 28, 2015
I never understand why people do online quizzes and use google to do the quiz. There is no way people know an "average" of 16 here. Shame really.
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level ∞
Oct 28, 2015
There are die-hard users who go into their stats to find new quizzes before they hit the front page. Those users might actually know 16. The average person on the street? Definitely less than 5. But those people are on Buzzfeed looking for pictures of celebrities who look like cats. So they don't affect the stats.
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level 80
Nov 3, 2015
16 was easy. Any more is tricky, but I am certain I am missing some obvious ones.
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level 66
Jan 17, 2016
I got 14 easily, would've known Giza, Gaza and Nice also if I had taken the time to think a bit more (I just woke up so my patience level is at zero).
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level 75
Jan 18, 2016
I scored 14 easily also, and of those only two are names I didn't know before doing online quizzes, - Agra and Xian. I should have remembered Doha from other quizzes, too, so 16 doesn't seem extraordinary to me.
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level 58
Jan 18, 2016
I got 18. No Google. Having the country helps, and doing geo quizzes helps. How many 4 letter cities exist in some of these countries? Its really just narrowing it down. I have never heard of Cixi, Wuxi, Pune, and Kano so I obviously missed those. I got the rest of them, and I should've known Lome as it is the capital of Togo and fairly "easy." Not everyone uses Google. Some of us just actually know.
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level 77
Jan 18, 2016
Now that the quiz is featured, the average is down to 10. I actually knew 21 the first time I took it. And now I know three more of those fast-growing chinese cities ^^.
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level 60
Jan 18, 2016
Noodles, I find a problem with what you just commented. While I'm sure there are a few users who may Google answers, it's not fair to make assumptions just because people are doing well on quizzes. Many people who use this website are geography fanatics, and it's a "shame" that you're so obtuse that you chalk up their knowledge to cheating.
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level 66
Jan 19, 2016
I got 11. Should have gotten a few more. Maybe 15 total, tops. But, I do a lot of these quizzes. :D
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level 59
Jun 17, 2016
I'm your average teen, but I still got 15 without cheating. I knew 22 of them though.
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level 72
Nov 28, 2016
For me 17 was first result, and I should remember 3 more I know.
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level 82
May 29, 2017
I notice that the average score on a lot of quizzes goes down over time. This could be explained by the comment Quizmaster makes that die-hards seek out and are among the first to take the quizzes. They score well, and so the average is high. Over time, more people come in and take the quiz and get lower scores, which lower the average. Point in hand, where the average was cited as being 16, as I type this, is now shows as 10.
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level 49
Jun 6, 2017
I'm wondering how long noodles had been on Jetpunk when he made that comment. We all have too much time on our hands.
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level 72
Jul 15, 2018
They are still at level 2, so not long at all.
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level 63
Aug 25, 2018
I too disagree with Noodles. I scored 20 on first attempt without cheating - despite missing the city famed for the Taj Mahal, which I have visited!. Even though born and bred in UK I also struggled to get that one; I kept trying Hull, which is bigger - but probably less famous.
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level 59
Aug 25, 2018
Well, Noodles said the AVERAGE is high and I think he is right. All the comments are from people with at least level 60. Obviously not the "average" ones.
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level 46
Aug 25, 2018
I tried Hull too - took me ages to get York!
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level 82
Oct 29, 2015
Whew, barely made it. Thought of Nice with 0:16 left.
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level 71
Jan 5, 2016
i got cebu but missed rome..LOL...i guess i didn't even see the country of italy listed
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level 59
Jan 17, 2016
But surely you recognized the famous Suva Colisseum?
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level 55
Aug 25, 2018
bwahaha
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level 46
Jan 17, 2016
How about Brno, Czech republic? Population is about 400 000
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level 71
Jan 17, 2016
It is one of the green cities in the Top 45 4-letter Cities quiz. When we edited the 15-city green list in that quiz down to 8 for this version, we chose the 8 chosen by the most quizzers - basically the most famous 8. Brno was 9th!
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level 57
Jan 17, 2016
Yeah, urm Palestine isn't a country.
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level 57
Jan 17, 2016
You'd be better off deleting that comment...
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level 57
Jan 17, 2016
unless you want to be schooled
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level 71
Jan 17, 2016
LOL! Whenever a comment like Warren's has been posted, it's always been a one-liner, without any reasoning to support it.
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level 71
Jan 17, 2016
The number of countries recognizing Palestine continues to rise; it is now 137 of 196 countries (70%), more than those recognising Kosovo (108) or Taiwan (23). It has UN observer status (unlike Kosovo and Taiwan, which have no UN status at all). Its UN observer status is equal to Vatican City and (until 1992) Switzerland. Its control of its borders is as weak as Georgia and Cyprus. Therefore, Palestine is as much, if not more, of a country as all the others named here.
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level 77
Mar 17, 2017
Palestine isn't a country on the "Countries of the World" quiz, so it's a fair point.
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level 49
Jun 6, 2017
We could say self-administrative territory then, but it's best not to go there...
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level 35
Apr 3, 2018
He's right you know.
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level 53
Jan 17, 2016
Missed a couple of the Chinatowns and did not think of Giza being any more than the tourist site of the pyramids. Should've gotten that one. Fun quiz.
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level 46
Jan 17, 2016
Palestine is not country. Not even in Jetpunk.
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level 71
Jan 17, 2016
see my two comments above
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level 66
Jan 19, 2016
I tried "Leon" and "Lion" but not "Lyon." What is wrong with me? :(
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level 82
May 29, 2017
I think you're lyin'
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level 20
Jan 21, 2016
19, wee buns for experts like me! Tough at the top of the foodchain
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level 63
Feb 9, 2018
Why Kobe is missing? 1,535 million as to 2016.
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level 76
Jul 11, 2018
Part of the Osaka metropolitan area
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level 68
Jul 8, 2018
NITPICK ALERT: Xian should be written as Xi'an
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level 71
Jul 10, 2018
OK, apostrophe added, although a google search shows it can be transliterated both ways. The Xi'an version is to make it more likely it's pronounced correctly, approximately "see-arn", rather than "sharn" which readers of "Xian" might be prone to pronounce it as. But smart cookies like you and me will see Xian and say see-arn anyway. Otherwise people will start to have to write Se'attle and Mi'ami.
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level 68
Jul 11, 2018
The reason why certain Chinese cities have this distinction and not cities like "Mi'ami" is because Chinese is a monosyllabic language. Xi'an is made up of the syllables/characters "Xi" (西)and "An"(安). However, in Chinese, "Xian" can also be pronounced as a single syllable/character, and it has a completely different sound to the above, e.g. (鲜).
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level 20
Aug 25, 2018
If you want to nitpick, actually most cities in china are written in 2 characters. not only 西安, but also 广州, 北京 and 上海. Of course you can at; 市 is the 'city' character after it but that's not necassary.
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level 72
Aug 25, 2018
Bari in Italy?
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level 54
Aug 25, 2018
A few of these cities are not in the correct order.
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level 65
Aug 25, 2018
I am extremely happy to see Jetpunk beginning to warm up to Palestinian sovereignty. And surprisingly, the comments aren't a catastrophe.
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level 67
Aug 25, 2018
Hull (284k), has more people than York, in regards to 4 letter UK cities.
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level 71
Aug 25, 2018
Good point. To save confusion we've substituted Bari into that slot.
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level 59
Aug 25, 2018
Aden in Yemen?
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level 71
Aug 25, 2018
It was a candidate for the green column! We couldn't fit them all in.
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level 56
Sep 29, 2018
What about Perm?
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level 57
Dec 9, 2018
20, no google Missed Oran in Algeria, 2nd largest with approx 750k