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30 Most Isolated Cities with 1 Million Inhabitants

Which Cities (with at least 1 Million inhabitants) are furthest away from the nearest city with at least 1 Million inhabitants? You are shown population and distance/name of nearest city as hints.
For the first 10 answers, the name of the closest city is hidden. For "twin" cities you are only shown the first letter.
Data taken from MaxMind
Distance is shown in km, population in millions
Quiz by scambigol
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First submittedAugust 25, 2015
Last updatedAugust 25, 2015
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D (km)
Closest City
Population (m)
CITY
2,135
Adelaide
1.4
Perth
1,735
Los Angeles
1.8
Vancouver
1,610
Dar es Salaam
1.4
Antananarivo
1,296
Belém
1.6
Manaus
1,258
Barranquilla
1.1
Managua
1,242
Soweto
3.4
Cape Town
1,137
Guayaquil
7.6
Lima
1,021
Nairobi
2.6
Mogadishu
1,001
Rome
1.2
Tripoli
991
Khartoum
2.8
Addis Ababa
D (km)
Closest City
Population (m)
CITY
974
Manila
1.2
Davao
889
Kaohsiung
10.4
Manila
862
Almaty
1.5
Ürümqi
812
B*
2.4
Fortaleza
812
F*
1.4
Belém
791
Mecca
3.5
Riyadh
775
Karaj
2.3
Mashhad
774
Surabaya
1.3
Makassar
729
Sydney
1.8
Brisbane
714
Melbourne
4.4
Sydney
D (km)
Closest City
Population (m)
CITY
704
Ouagadougou
1.3
Bamako
703
Toronto
2.8
Chicago
700
Conakry
2.7
Dakar
674
R*
2.7
Salvador
674
S*
1.5
Recife
670
A*
2.0
Tashkent
670
T*
1.2
Almaty
668
Nairobi
2.7
Dar es Salaam
654
A*
3.7
Melbourne
654
M*
1.1
Adelaide
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level 57
Aug 25, 2015
Should put this in 2 columns so you can see it all. :)
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level 66
Aug 25, 2015
nonsense. Calgary is closer to Vancouver than Los Angeles is.
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level 70
Aug 26, 2015
Calgary has 968,475 inhabitants according to the data I used
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level 72
Aug 25, 2015
Auckland? There's 1.4 million here, and it's a mighty long way to the nearest one (probably Sydney)
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level 70
Aug 26, 2015
Auckland has 417,910 inhabitants according to the data I used. Unfortunately I don't know where to find a good list of cities with population and coordinates!
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level 72
Aug 26, 2015
Since I live here, I can promise you that the 400,000 figure is just bonkers (unless you're using populations in 1950)
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level 70
Aug 26, 2015
I'm sure it's as you say. I tried having a look at the data, so it has these three different locations next to each other (similar latitude and longitude): Auckland 417,910 North Shore 207,865 Waitakere 166,237 so perhaps these should all really count towards Auckland? Either way it'd be too hard to find and correct all mistakes in the data... I'll probably just make a few more quizzes based on it anyway. Thanks for your comments!
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level 72
Aug 26, 2015
Auckland, North Shore, Waitakere and 4 other cities were amalgamated into a single city, Auckland, population 1.5 million, on 1 November 2010.
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level 55
Sep 8, 2015
I did a similar quiz some time ago and it uses the metro population where Auckland is the most isolated. See http://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/38391/most-isolated-cities-with-over-1m-population