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All 1M Cities on the Borderless World Map with hints on Dots by typing Countries

There are 552 cities with at least 1 million inhabitants. Each dot consists of two parts:
1) the inner one is highlighted by typing the name of the country or of the city: if you move the mouse over it you can see some of the letters of the answer you have to type!
2) the outer one is highlighted by typing the name of the city
Urban Area population according to citypopulation.de (reference date 01.01.2017)
Dot size depends on population
Blue dots indicate capital cities (dark blue agglomerations containing them), red dots indicate urban agglomerations 'without main city'
Hints on dots: you are shown the 2nd letter of the country's largest city and the first (n-1) letters of the nth largest one - except you are never revealed the last letter
Quiz by scambigol
Last updated: February 28, 2017
First submittedFebruary 28, 2017
Times taken1,578
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level 43
Feb 28, 2017
Fun quiz
level 70
Mar 2, 2017
961/1104 I think I'm happy enough with that to never try this quiz again. Cool, but soooo time consuming!
level 48
Nov 2, 2017
level 36
Apr 3, 2019
My favorite quizz yet !! Thank you
level 68
Aug 31, 2019
I hammered out 846, fraying my nerves in the meantime, and that only equals or beats 77%?? Wow.
level 75
Sep 6, 2019
Not a fan of the hints. Type Indianapolis and you wind up with apolis. Type Caracas and you wind up with acas.
level 77
Oct 27, 2019
Not sure you got the clues correctly. If you have already answered a city you don't have to worry about its clue. Best strategy is to type the name of the COUNTRY the city is in. That will then give you the starting letter(s) to all the cities in that country. If you are hovering your mouse over the cities after the quiz is finished things might get a little confusing because of the way the quiz is made. Don't read anything into that.