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Repeated City Names - Largest 2nd cities and most repeated names

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Data from http://www.geonames.org/
Only cities with at least 15.000 inhabitants are considered
Countries are shown from largest to smallest city
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Last updated: May 20, 2014
First submittedMay 20, 2014
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LARGEST SECOND CITIES
Rank (country-pop of 1st and 2nd city)
City
1. (in 3 598k pk 1 387k)
Hyderabad
2. (ve 1 385k es 770k)
Valencia
3. (cl 4 837k do 556k)
Santiago
4. (es 1 570k ve 425k)
Barcelona
5. (ar 470k us 418k)
San Juan
6. (au 498k za 405k)
Newcastle
7. (gb 7 421k ca 347k)
London
8. (us 897k cr 335k)
San José
9. (ar 1 441k es 311k)
Córdoba
10. (cn 450k cn 259k)
Jining
11. (ru 4 040k us 246k)
Saint Petersburg
12. (gb 984k us 232k)
Birmingham
13. (br 313k es 225k)
Vitoria
14. (lk 648k br 217k)
Colombo
15. (cn 1 343k cn 205k)
Suzhou
16. (us 240k us 203k)
Glendale
17. (co 952k es 202k)
Cartagena
18. (do 2 202k ec 200k)
Santo Domingo
19. (us 368k us 185k)
Arlington
20. (us 737k us 185k)
Columbus
21. (us 343k sv 177k)
Santa Ana
22. (us 300k us 174k)
Aurora
23. (bo 813k mx 171k)
La Paz
24. (ca 1 838k us 158k)
Vancouver
25. (us 307k ph 157k)
Toledo
26. (ph 217k us 155k)
Santa Rosa
27. (ve 247k do 154k)
San Cristóbal
28. (ca 654k nz 153k)
Hamilton
29. (cn 156k cn 152k)
Yichun
30. (by 301k fr 151k)
Brest
31. (us 152k us 150k)
Springfield
32. (mx 1 115k ni 150k)
León
33. (us 145k us 145k)
Pasadena
34. (es 155k mx 139k)
Salamanca
MOST REPEATED CITY NAMES
# of cities - countries - largest pop
City
8 - us cr ph ph uy cr ph gt - 897k
San José
8 - us us us us us us us us - 152k
Springfield
7 - ph es ph tt mx us ph - 251k
San Fernando
6 - pe sv cl co es co - 34k
La Unión
6 - ar ar uy ar cr ph - 126k
Mercedes
6 - ph ve ph cl uy us - 91k
San Carlos
6 - us sv us co gt ni - 69k
San Marcos
6 - ar sv cr cr cl ph - 84k
San Vicente
6 - ph us cl br ph ph - 108k
Santa Cruz
6 - cl do ph br pa mx - 4 837k
Santiago
6 - ca us sc ar cl ph - 289k
Victoria
5 - us us us au us - 93k
Albany
5 - us us us us us - 23k
Ashland
5 - gb us us us us - 430k
Bristol
5 - us us us us us - 29k
Clinton
5 - us us us us us - 736k
Columbus
5 - cl ph py ph cr - 215k
Concepción
5 - it us us us us - 347k
Florence
5 - us us us us us - 140k
Lakewood
5 - us us gb us us - 129k
Lancaster
5 - us us us us us - 224k
Madison
5 - us us us us us - 68k
Mount Vernon
5 - us us au fr us - 133k
Orange
5 - gb us us us us - 194k
Portsmouth
5 - us us us za us - 190k
Richmond
5 - ve cl mx cr mx - 76k
San Felipe
5 - us ar cr cr ph - 732k
San Francisco
5 - ar us us cr ph - 469k
San Juan
5 - py ar us hn ec - 227k
San Lorenzo
5 - ph ar ar mx cr - 270k
San Pedro
5 - br us cv ph pe - 249k
Santa Maria
5 - ph us ar br ec - 216k
Santa Rosa
5 - us us us us us - 32k
Watertown
5 - gb us us us us - 44k
Winchester
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level 77
Jul 25, 2014
Why no "Kansas City" (us 460k us 146k)? It seems like it should be #33 instead of Pasadena.
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level 71
Jul 25, 2014
I think it actually refers to the same 'Kansas City' since, looking at lat and long, the two are only 4 km away. I've seen other similar mistakes in the data at the website
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level 78
Nov 18, 2014
They are separate cities in different states, albeit adjacent.