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Biggest cities going from Poles to Equator and viceversa

In each of the four directions (see headers), list the cities that will be the largest encountered during your travel. Latitude and population are provided as hints. In other words, for example in the first group, list all the cities that have no larger city further north.
Data from http://www.geonames.org/ - cities with at least 15.000 inhabitants
Quiz by scambigol
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First submittedMay 20, 2014
Last updatedMay 20, 2014
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NORTH POLE TO EQUATOR
Rank-Lat-Pop
CITY
1. Lat. 69.6 Pop. 52k
Tromsø
2. Lat. 69.4 Pop. 59k
Talnakh
3. Lat. 69.3 Pop. 127k
Norilsk
4. Lat. 68.9 Pop. 319k
Murmansk
5. Lat. 64.5 Pop. 344k
Arkhangelsk
6. Lat. 60.1 Pop. 558k
Helsinki
7. Lat. 59.9 Pop. 808k
Oslo
8. Lat. 59.8 Pop. 4 039k
Saint Petersburg
9. Lat. 55.7 Pop. 10 381k
Moscow
10. Lat. 35.6 Pop. 31 480k
Tokyo
EQUATOR TO NORTH POLE
Rank-Lat-Pop
CITY
1. Lat. 0.01 Pop. 36k
Nanyuki
2. Lat. 0.03 Pop. 338k
Macapá
3. Lat. 0.3 Pop. 1 353k
Kampala
4. Lat. 1.2 Pop. 3 547k
Singapore
5. Lat. 4.6 Pop. 7 102k
Bogotá
6. Lat. 6.4 Pop. 8 789k
Lagos
7. Lat. 14.6 Pop. 10 443k
Manila
8. Lat. 18.9 Pop. 12 692k
Bombay
9. Lat. 31 Pop. 14 608k
Shanghai
10. Lat. 35.6 Pop. 31 480k
Tokyo
SOUTH POLE TO EQUATOR
Rank-Lat-Pop
CITY
1. Lat. -54.8 Pop. 58k
Ushuaia
2. Lat. -53.2 Pop. 117k
Punta Arenas
3. Lat. -45.9 Pop. 142k
Comodoro Rivadavia
4. Lat. -43.6 Pop. 363k
Christchurch
5. Lat. -38.1 Pop. 645k
Mar del Plata
6. Lat. -37.9 Pop. 3 730k
Melbourne
7. Lat. -34.6 Pop. 13 076k
Buenos Aires
 
 
 
 
 
 
EQUATOR TO SOUTH POLE
Rank-Lat-Pop
CITY
1. Lat. -0.1 Pop. 455k
Pontianak
2. Lat. -0.3 Pop. 1 399k
Quito
3. Lat. -1.3 Pop. 2 750k
Nairobi
4. Lat. -4.3 Pop. 7 787k
Kinshasa
5. Lat. -6.2 Pop. 8 540k
Jakarta
6. Lat. -23.5 Pop. 10 021k
São Paulo
7. Lat. -34.6 Pop. 13 076k
Buenos Aires
 
 
 
 
 
 
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level 36
May 21, 2014
How do you expect any normal person to know these answers?
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level 70
May 21, 2014
I don't expect anyone to know them all, it's kind of meant to be an 'instructive' quiz
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level 57
Oct 30, 2015
okay, we're all normal here. The high score is 24. I got 2.
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level 49
May 22, 2014
Kind of wierd - If a city lies on a equator it usually lies on both sides of it, so what is Nanyuki doing here? Also it would be a little more fair if you set some "milestones" for lattitude (i.e every 5 or 10 degrees)
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level 70
May 22, 2014
Fair point on Nanyuki; I extracted data from a big table and cities have a single latitude value, in Nanyuki's case it's slightly north so I guess that's the best way to deal with it anyway although I'm not too sure. 5-10 degrees steps: the number of answers is not very big so by putting steps it'd get even smaller. The idea is to point out all the cities that have no larger cities towards either the pole or the equator Thanks for your comment