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All 3M Cities on the World Map

Name the cities with an urban area population of at least 3 million.
Urban Area population according to citypopulation.de, January 2017
Blue dots contain a national capital
Red dots are areas with no "central city"
Quiz by scambigol
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First submittedJanuary 19, 2017
Last updatedFebruary 26, 2017
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City
Abidjan
Accra
Addis Ababa
Ahmedabad
Alexandria
Algiers
Amman
Ankara
Athens
Atlanta
Baghdad
Bamako
Bandung
Bangalore
Bangkok
Barcelona
Beijing
Belo Horizonte
Berlin
Birmingham
Bogotá
Boston
Brasília
Buenos Aires
Busan
City
Cairo
Campinas
Cape Town
Caracas
Casablanca
Changchun
Changsha
Chengdu
Chennai
Chicago
Chittagong
Chongqing
Cleveland
Cologne
Colombo
Curitiba
Dakar
Dalian
Dallas
Damascus
Dar es Salaam
Delhi
Denver
Detroit
Dhaka
City
Douala
Dubai
Durban
Faisalabad
Fortaleza
Frankfurt
Fuzhou
Guadalajara
Guangzhou
Guatemala City
Guayaquil
Hangzhou
Hanoi
Harbin
Hefei
Ho Chi Minh City
Hong Kong
Houston
Hyderabad
Ibadan
Istanbul
Jaipur
Jakarta
Jeddah
City
Jinan
Johannesburg
Kabul
Kampala
Kano
Kanpur
Karachi
Khartoum
Kiev
Kinshasa
Kolkata
Kuala Lumpur
Kunming
Kuwait City
Lagos
Lahore
Lima
London
Los Angeles
Luanda
Lucknow
Madrid
Manchester
Manila
City
Mashhad
Medan
Medellín
Melbourne
Mexico City
Miami
Milan
Minneapolis
Monterrey
Montréal
Moscow
Mumbai
Nagoya
Nagpur
Nairobi
Nanchang
Nanjing
Nanning
Naples
New York
Ningbo
Orlando
Osaka
Paris
City
Philadelphia
Phoenix
Porto Alegre
Puebla
Pune
Qingdao
Rawalpindi
Recife
Rio de Janeiro
Riyadh
Rome
Rotterdam
Saint Petersburg
Salvador
San Diego
San Francisco
Santiago
Santo Domingo
São Paulo
Seattle
Seoul
Shanghai
Shantou
Shenyang
City
Shijiazhuang
Singapore
Surabaya
Surat
Sydney
Taipei
Taiyuan
Tampa
Tehran
The Ruhr
Tianjin
Tokyo
Toronto
Ürümqi
Washington
Wenzhou
Wuhan
Wuxi
Xiamen
Xi'an
Yangon
Yaoundé
Zhengzhou
Zibo
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level 39
Jan 19, 2017
94/170
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level 59
Feb 26, 2017
150/170, but I've heard of them all! :(
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level 64
May 28, 2017
151 :)
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level 59
Sep 4, 2019
got all 170 this time around!
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level 86
Feb 26, 2017
Terrific quiz!
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level 61
Feb 27, 2017
Sorry, there is no City in Germany called "the Ruhr". Is more a area with different cities in it like Dortmund, Essen, Duisburg and Bochum. So its not a "city" with over 3 million people. As I understand an urban aera is ONE city. Like Beijing or Guangzhou which contains parts of other villages in it. But its called Beijing. The Ruhr is a river in Germany and the cities on this river are called Ruhr Aera. Again, there is no single city in Germany which is called "The Ruhr".
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level 75
Feb 27, 2017
But, if you read the caveats, you'll find scambigol clearly stating: Red dots are areas with no "central city". And the Ruhr is a red dot.
The source defines the Ruhr as a whole urban area with no central city, while Beijing and Guangzhou are the central cities of their areas. And considering that the source is a German site (where the Ruhr is), well, they should know more if it counts this way.
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level 61
Feb 28, 2017
I admit that I overread "Red dots are areas with no "central city"". But I do not understand why this is called in english "The Ruhr". The Ruhr is a river as I stated before. In german its called Ruhrgebiet (Ruhrarea). I never heard somebody say "Die (The) Ruhr" when talking about the Ruhrgebiet and I'm from Germany, so I know more if it counts this way.
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level 73
Mar 1, 2017
In English it's fine
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruhr
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level 61
Mar 9, 2017
Well some cities and areas get their own translations in other languages. Like The Hague (Den Haag) and The Ruhr (Ruhrgebiet). The one I hate the most is "West" Germany.
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level 66
Feb 27, 2017
Nice to see somebody started this argument already. Also, Cyprus is in Asia
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level 61
Mar 28, 2017
And Australia is an island, the continent is Oceania. Plus the Americas are one continent. Also, Southern Caucasus is Asia!
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level 70
May 28, 2017
The Statue of Liberty is in New Jersey. :-P
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level 67
May 28, 2017
And where has Burma gone?
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level 67
May 28, 2017
And to spice it all up Palestine is a sovereign country under Zionist occupation, Taiwan is Chinese Taipei, and Kosovo belongs to Serbia. Oh yeah, and Turkey is in Europe.
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level 76
May 28, 2017
North America is a continent, South America is a continent.
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level 71
May 28, 2017
If the Americas are one continent then Europe/Asia/Africa is also one continent and the silly Cyprus debate disappears
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level 56
May 29, 2017
Exactly! There are only two continents: Afro-Eurasia and America. The rest are islands.
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level 56
May 30, 2017
Nonsense! Cyprus is a continent. Wait, hold on...
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level 67
Aug 6, 2017
One of those times where we need a like button for comments. :)
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level 72
Sep 24, 2018
Cyprus is in Africa.
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level 70
May 28, 2017
pretty ticked off not to get given Urumchi for Urumqi - same place, different transliteration...
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level 57
May 28, 2017
Great quiz, time taking, and requiring. BTW, tried Koeln or Köln several times not realizing the English/French name would have been needed.
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level 25
May 28, 2017
Abu Dhabi will soon be on this list
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level 50
May 28, 2017
8:32. Nice quiz.
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level 49
May 28, 2017
I thought Sri Jeyewardene bah bah was the capital of Sri Lanka, not Colombo anymore. Why does it have a blue dot then?
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level 56
May 29, 2017
Sri [insert random noises here] is a district in the city Colombo. The capital is not Colombo, but it is in Colombo.
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level 61
Nov 23, 2017
Same reason Johannesburg is blue dot.
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level 62
May 28, 2017
Wow. I had the impression that Jerusalem was overflowing with people--- but there's only around 800,000. Also, how did Rotterdam make it, but Amsterdam didn't?
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level 67
May 28, 2017
It had more people in its urban area when the populations of both cities were estimated.
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level 56
May 29, 2017
Amsterdam has a bigger city proper, but Rotterdam is part of a larger urban area, containing The Hague (Den Haag), Delft, Schiedam, Vlaardingen, Zoetermeer, and many other municipalities.
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level 35
May 28, 2017
76/170 and I feel proud of that. There are just too many Chinese and Indian cities...lol. Hard names. I mean. I tried spelling Ghuangzhou(or whatever) 4 times til I just gave up.
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level 62
May 28, 2017
"The Ruhr" is a town? I can have mein mail sent dere? Ya? Nien! Das ist ein Bezirk nicht eine Stadt! Es ist kein "städtisches Gebiet", was auch immer das ist.
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level 56
May 30, 2017
How many times does one need to say it: READ THE CAVEATS!
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level 72
Sep 24, 2018
Dude, you flunked out after 3 weeks in German class.
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level 59
Apr 30, 2019
His German is actually not that bad. A few typos thats all...
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level 72
May 4, 2019
His German is very broad English word for word translation in English order. It is very creaky stringing along individual word translations which can have multiple English meanings. „Mein mail sent dere“ just shows he's in between Benny Hill and Google.
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level 46
May 29, 2017
118/170, yet I missed Taipei and Ho Chi Minh City
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level 41
Jul 1, 2017
150/170
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level 72
Sep 24, 2018
I feel smug with 153 first time through. And I'm 48 and my first language is English. I think I'm now supposed to insert lol in lower case letters here somewhere but I don't know what's so funny about my score.
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level 52
Sep 15, 2017
Only 140...
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level 60
Oct 28, 2017
ESSEN? MORE THAN 3 MILLION? Are you crazy? Essen has a Population of about 600.000 !!!
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level 60
Nov 9, 2017
Essen is a type-in for Rhein Rhur. It doesn't count as its own city.
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level 60
Feb 5, 2018
Yes, but it's like the 5th largest city in Rhein-Ruhr ! Cologne, Dusseldorf, Dortmund and Duisburg are all bigger than Essen and also part of Rhein-Ruhr !
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level 39
Oct 29, 2017
162/170 first try and I am ten!
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level 76
Feb 3, 2018
Huh, I thought I'd typed in Toronto. But hey, at least I got Zhengzhou.
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level 32
Feb 17, 2018
Forgot: Shijiazhuang, Zibo and Bangalore
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level 72
Sep 24, 2018
Sorry, Shijiazhuang. I will never bother learning about you even though I recognize your name.
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level 38
Jan 2, 2019
Thought Porto Alegre is called Port Alegre, got confused
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level 41
Mar 26, 2019
Johannesburg is not one of the three capitals of South Africa
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level 43
Apr 24, 2019
I think they mean Johannesburg-Pretoria and Pretoria is one of the three capitals of South Africa and all the others are urban areas and so as Johannesburg-Pretoria + do you think the creator of this quiz would be left out? No, plus the “The Ruhr* area is all above your comment about Essen and a bunch of others are there as well as type-ins and I’m not being sarcastic
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level 41
Jun 2, 2019
I literally missed Mexico City . Just one of those days I guess