Biggest World Cities within 1,000 Km

Name the cities that are more populous than any other within 1,000 kilometers.
Places with population smaller than 3,000 are given for free (dark green dots)
You are shown the first two letters of cities smaller than 50,000
Blue dots indicate capital cities (or agglomerations containing them)
By urban area population, mostly from citypopulation.de (reference date 1.1.19)
Quiz by scambigol
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Last updated: December 15, 2019
First submittedNovember 4, 2016
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City
Alice Springs
Anadyr
Anchorage
Antananarivo
Apia
Atuona
Auckland
Avarua
Bangkok
Belém
Bogotá
Buenos Aires
Cairo
Cape Town
Chengdu
Chicago
Dakar
Dallas
City
Dar es Salaam
Delhi
Dhaka
Edinburgh of the
Seven Seas
Faaa
Georgetown
Grytviken
Guangzhou
Guatemala City
Half Tree Hollow
Hanga Roa
Honiara
Honolulu
Istanbul
Jakarta
Jayapura
Johannesburg
Khartoum
City
Kinshasa
Kuala Lumpur
La Paz
Lagos
Lima
London
Los Angeles
Lusaka
Madrid
Manaus
Manila
McMurdo Station
Mexico City
Miami
Mogadishu
Moscow
Mumbai
New York
City
Noril'sk
Noumea
Novosibirsk
Nuuk
Perth
Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky
Port Hedland
Port Moresby
Port-aux-Francais
Puerto Ayora
Recife
Reykjavik
Rikitea
Riyadh
Saint George's
Saipan
Santiago
City
Santo Domingo
São Paulo
Seattle
Shanghai
Suva
Sydney
Tabwakea
Tarawa
Tehran
Tokyo
Townsville
Ürümqi
Victoria
Weno
Windhoek
Yakutsk
Yekaterinburg
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Level 47
Nov 4, 2016
Amazing... I smell a feature coming :)
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Level 74
Nov 4, 2016
Great quiz!
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Level 45
Nov 4, 2016
The One day quiz! (Starred and created in the same day)
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Level 76
Nov 5, 2016
So many obscure Russian cities... Russia is way too big.
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Level 74
Nov 6, 2016
Yeah, I just had to find more about Norilsk - how the hell does somewhere that far north sustain a city? Here's the answer.
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Level 74
Dec 24, 2016
This city is one of the very few included on my bucket list of places where to NEVER go, because of the risks of kicking it (the bucket) due to the fantastic sum of hazardous things everywhere near it.
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Level 81
Sep 24, 2018
Sounds like Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. Wait, Sudbury was used to train astronauts for the surface of the moon. Never mind.
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Level 47
Apr 13, 2020
I actually knew some of these beforehand...had to get them wrong once to remember I knew what they were though.
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Level 74
Dec 24, 2016
You definitely found a great concept with your quizzes by distance. This one is nowhere near as difficult as some other ones, but it's still a lot of fun to play, I never through I would have typed that city surrounded by volcanoes and submarines in Kamtchatka (to not name it) on a JetPunk Quiz.
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Level 62
Dec 25, 2016
Missed Tehran but got Yakutsk. Go figure.
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Level 74
Jan 11, 2017
Wonderful quiz!
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Level 80
Jan 11, 2017
You should definitely accept Papeete for Faa'a. And I highly suggest to put Papeete as the main answer, it's the capital of Tahiti, in the same "metro area" as Faa'a, and much more well-known.
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Level 80
Jan 11, 2017
Here : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Papeete, it says the urban area is about 133k people, so you shouldn't even give the first two letters ^^.
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Level 77
Jan 19, 2017
It looks like you're right:
https://goo.gl/maps/gEA1Z17SF4B2

Also Wikipedia says: "Faaa (also Fa'a'ā) is a commune in the suburbs of Papeete "
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Level 71
Jan 11, 2017
Brilliant.
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Level 47
Jun 8, 2017
Agreed.
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Level 72
Jan 13, 2017
I was so proud to knew Edinburgh of the Seven Seas and Grytviken, and then they are already given :(
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Level 72
Jan 13, 2017
you can still be proud! and you can take this quiz
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Level 69
Jan 17, 2017
Kudos to those who got all the obscure Siberian cities... although those were easy compared to the Pacific island ones.
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Level 80
Jan 17, 2017
Townsville? Isn't that where the Powerpuff Girls live?
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Level 59
Jan 17, 2017
The city of Townsville which is kept safe from crime until...
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Level 52
Jan 17, 2017
Awesome!!!
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Level 69
Jan 17, 2017
I want to go to FAAAAAAAA! (Wherever the heck that is)
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Level 80
Jan 18, 2017
As I said above, it's a mere suburb of Papeete, the capital of French Polynesia.
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Level 71
Apr 10, 2019
Its not a mere suburb, its acutally larger- http://www.geonames.org/PF/largest-cities-in-french-polynesia.html
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Level 46
Jan 17, 2017
Edinburgh of the Seven Seas is quite a lonely place.
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Level 74
Feb 2, 2017
Lol I did not understand why in this version, Port aux Français, Hamilton and Edinburgh of the Seven Seas did not work, until I noticed they were already validated.
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Level 74
Mar 5, 2017
Nobody in New Zealand considers that Avarua is in New Zealand.
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Level 73
Mar 24, 2017
Interesting quiz.
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Level 43
Mar 26, 2017
i knew urumqi, but forgot it:(
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Level 58
Apr 10, 2019
i couldn't spell it (urumchi)
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Level 54
Jul 14, 2017
Does Seattle really have the largest urban population in the northwest? I do know that Vancouver's urban population is not that high, but how about Edmonton or Calgary? Should Edmonton or Calgary be on the quiz?
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Level 67
Sep 22, 2017
What do the distances refer to in the second column?
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Level 69
Oct 17, 2017
Possibly the distance to the closest city bigger than itself?
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Level 82
Dec 17, 2018
seems like there are some big gaps in the map unless there is some projection distortion. no cities in the middle of canada, kazakhstan or around niger/mali/algeria/libya? pretty sure all of those are more than 1000km from anywhere else unless this is not a complete grid (but then why include tiny places?)
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Level 72
Dec 17, 2018
The limit is 1000 km but you can have a much longer 'chain'. I am guessing these so I might be wrong but for example I suppose Seattle is larger than Calgary which is larger than some smaller city which will be larger than Iqaluit etc, so none of those are the largest city within 1000 km
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Level 83
Feb 24, 2019
Thank you for the explanation. I was also wondering why there were no cities given for northern Scandinavia, but now it makes sense.
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Level 47
Apr 13, 2020
What about Alert, Canada? Its like as far north you can be in Canada, found it on Google maps.
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Level 70
Feb 12, 2019
Excellent quiz. Thank you. Really taxes those grey cells.
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Level 74
Feb 25, 2019
Ulaan Baatar?
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Level 72
Feb 25, 2019
839 km away from Baotou, 874 km from Hohhot (and 1009 km from Datong)
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Level 80
Apr 9, 2019
I got "Weno" by typing in "no" on my way to Novosibirsk. And I don't know which Georgetown that is that was given to us as a freebie but I tried guessing Georgetown.
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Level 68
Apr 9, 2019
Georgetown, Ascension Island
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Level 88
Feb 12, 2020
Ah, that makes sense. I finished typing and saw that the answer box just read vosibirsk. Had 'no' idea how that happened.
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Level 55
Jul 30, 2020
Haha, I just red your comment, and I too got Weno by typing 'no'- but I was trying to type in Nuku'alofa. (Instead of Apia) Mayby I misspelt it so I tried Noku.. and I was surprised to see that a city in Micronesia turned green :)
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Level 63
Apr 9, 2019
Spelling really, really tripped me up on this one
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Level 45
Apr 9, 2019
I was trying to spell Auckland, but I messed up and accidentally wrote Faaa, and therefore I got a city. A city that I didn't even know existed.
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Level 31
Apr 9, 2019
I tried writing Iakutsk and I got Apia! I didn't get Yakutsk though :-D
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Level 71
Apr 10, 2019
You didn't know about Fa'aa? Its kind of basic if you studied geography 15 hours a week. (cough cough me)
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Level 60
Apr 9, 2019
What about Whitehorse or Iqaluit? Nuuk might obstruct Iqaluit, but I don't know about Whitehorse
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Level 72
Apr 9, 2019
according to the data I used Whitehorse (23k people) is 271 km away from Juneau (32k people); Juneau is 873 km away from Prince George (65k people); Prince George is 398 km away from Kamloops (68k people); Kamloops is 105 km away from Kelowna (125k people); Kelowna is 220 km away from Abbotsford (151k people); Abbotsford is 42 km away from Surrey (395k people); Surrey is 28 km away from Vancouver which is 198 km away from Seattle
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Level 88
Feb 12, 2020
Surely you could have just jumped from Prince George to Seattle, it's only about 850 km to drive...
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Level 55
Apr 9, 2019
I'm fairly sure Karratha is bigger than Port Hedland
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Level 71
Apr 10, 2019
74/78 But isn't Exmouth larger than Port Hedland?
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Level 40
Mar 12, 2020
Isn't Houston bigger than Dallas?
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Level 47
Apr 13, 2020
How is Perth on here but not Kolkata?
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Level 70
Apr 13, 2020
Karatha is bigger that Port Hedland and Darwin is bigger than both.
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Level 47
Apr 13, 2020
Kolkata is smaller than Dhaka.
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Level 67
Apr 28, 2020
Great quiz!
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Level 77
May 8, 2020
I didn't realize the Powerpuff Girls lived in Australia....
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Level 58
May 31, 2020
Surprised to not see Longyearbyen here. Had to ask google, who say only 858 km to Honningsvåg.
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Level 63
Jul 20, 2020
Chennai should be here. It's more populous than Bangalore and Hyderabad and sure seems to be more than 1000 kms away from Mumbai.