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Biggest City in Every Country

Try to name the most populous city and urban area in all 196 countries of the world.
City proper marked with (c). Urban area with (u).
According to citypopulation.de, with Wikipedia as a secondary source
The loosely-defined Ruhr area is filled in by default
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Last updated: May 16, 2022
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First submittedFebruary 12, 2013
Times taken65,459
Average score60.8%
Rating4.97
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Country
City
Afghanistan
Kabul
Albania
Tirana
Algeria
Algiers
Andorra
Andorra la Vella
Angola
Luanda
Antigua and
Barbuda
Saint John's
Argentina
Buenos Aires
Armenia
Yerevan
Australia
Sydney
Austria
Vienna
Azerbaijan
Baku
Bahamas
Nassau
Bahrain
Manama
Bangladesh
Dhaka
Barbados
Bridgetown
Belarus
Minsk
Belgium
c
Antwerp
u
Brussels
Belize
Belize City
Benin
Cotonou
Bhutan
Thimphu
Bolivia
Santa Cruz
Bosnia and
Herzegovina
Sarajevo
Botswana
Gaborone
Brazil
São Paulo
Brunei
Bandar Seri Begawan
Bulgaria
Sofia
Burkina Faso
Ouagadougou
Burundi
Gitega
Cambodia
Phnom Penh
Cameroon
c
Douala
u
Yaoundé
Canada
Toronto
Cape Verde
Praia
Central African
Republic
Bangui
Chad
N'Djamena
Chile
Santiago
China
c
Shanghai
u
Guangzhou
Colombia
Bogotá
Comoros
Moroni
Costa Rica
San José
Croatia
Zagreb
Cuba
Havana
Cyprus
c
Limassol
u
Nicosia
Czech Republic
Prague
D. R. Congo
Kinshasa
Denmark
Copenhagen
Djibouti
Djibouti
Dominica
Roseau
Dominican
Republic
Santo Domingo
East Timor
Dili
Ecuador
c
Quito
u
Guayaquil
Egypt
Cairo
El Salvador
San Salvador
Equatorial Guinea
Bata
Eritrea
Asmara
Estonia
Tallinn
Eswatini
Mbabane
Ethiopia
Addis Ababa
F. S. Micronesia
Weno
Fiji
Suva
Finland
Helsinki
France
Paris
Gabon
Libreville
Gambia
c
Brikama
u
Banjul
Georgia
Tbilisi
Country
 
City
Germany
c
Berlin
u
Ruhr area
Ghana
Accra
Greece
Athens
Grenada
Saint George's
Guatemala
Guatemala City
Guinea
Conakry
Guinea-Bissau
Bissau
Guyana
Georgetown
Haiti
Port-au-Prince
Honduras
Tegucigalpa
Hungary
Budapest
Iceland
Reykjavík
India
c
Mumbai
u
Delhi
Indonesia
Jakarta
Iran
Tehran
Iraq
Baghdad
Ireland
Dublin
Israel
c
Jerusalem
u
Tel Aviv
Italy
c
Rome
u
Milan
Ivory Coast
Abidjan
Jamaica
Kingston
Japan
Tokyo
Jordan
Amman
Kazakhstan
Almaty
Kenya
Nairobi
Kiribati
South Tarawa
Kosovo
Pristina
Kuwait
Kuwait City
Kyrgyzstan
Bishkek
Laos
Vientiane
Latvia
Riga
Lebanon
Beirut
Lesotho
Maseru
Liberia
Monrovia
Libya
Tripoli
Liechtenstein
Schaan
Lithuania
Vilnius
Luxembourg
Luxembourg
Madagascar
Antananarivo
Malawi
Lilongwe
Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur
Maldives
Malé
Mali
Bamako
Malta
St. Paul's Bay
Marshall Islands
Majuro
Mauritania
Nouakchott
Mauritius
Port Louis
Mexico
Mexico City
Moldova
Chișinău
Monaco
Monaco
Mongolia
Ulaanbaatar
Montenegro
Podgorica
Morocco
Casablanca
Mozambique
Maputo
Myanmar
Yangon
Namibia
Windhoek
Nauru
Denigomodu
Nepal
Kathmandu
Netherlands
c
Amsterdam
u
Rotterdam
New Zealand
Auckland
Nicaragua
Managua
Niger
Niamey
Nigeria
Lagos
North Korea
Pyongyang
North Macedonia
Skopje
Norway
Oslo
Country
City
Oman
Muscat
Pakistan
Karachi
Palau
Koror
Panama
Panama City
Papua New
Guinea
Port Moresby
Paraguay
Asunción
Peru
Lima
Philippines
c
Quezon City
u
Manila
Poland
Warsaw
Portugal
Lisbon
Qatar
Doha
Rep. of the
Congo
Brazzaville
Romania
Bucharest
Russia
Moscow
Rwanda
Kigali
Samoa
Apia
San Marino
Dogana
São Tomé and
Príncipe
São Tomé
Saudi Arabia
Riyadh
Senegal
Dakar
Serbia
Belgrade
Seychelles
Victoria
Sierra Leone
Freetown
Singapore
Singapore
Slovakia
Bratislava
Slovenia
Ljubljana
Solomon Islands
Honiara
Somalia
Mogadishu
South Africa
Johannesburg
South Korea
Seoul
South Sudan
Juba
Spain
Madrid
Sri Lanka
Colombo
St. Kitts and Nevis
Basseterre
St. Lucia
Castries
St. Vincent and
Grenadines
Kingstown
Sudan
c
Omdurman
u
Khartoum
Suriname
Paramaribo
Sweden
Stockholm
Switzerland
Zürich
Syria
c
Aleppo
u
Damascus
Taiwan
New Taipei City
Tajikistan
Dushanbe
Tanzania
Dar es Salaam
Thailand
Bangkok
Togo
Lomé
Tonga
Nukuʻalofa
Trinidad and
Tobago
Chaguanas
Tunisia
Tunis
Turkey
Istanbul
Turkmenistan
Ashgabat
Tuvalu
Funafuti
Uganda
Kampala
Ukraine
Kyiv
United Arab
Emirates
Dubai
United Kingdom
London
United States
New York City
Uruguay
Montevideo
Uzbekistan
Tashkent
Vanuatu
Port Vila
Vatican City
Vatican City
Venezuela
Caracas
Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh City
Yemen
Sana'a
Zambia
Lusaka
Zimbabwe
Harare
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Level 70
Jul 20, 2016
178/196, proud of myself for doing this good.
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Level 82
Aug 22, 2016
Missed ten, though I was a little surprised at Malta. As far as I'm aware Valletta has an urban area encompassing about 350,000. Given this is the vast majority of Malta's population, it seems surprising to find another town is bigger. I'm assuming this is just using the population of the historical town of Valletta (only about 6,000 or so), as opposed to its urban area.
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Level 74
Sep 1, 2016
Valletta is not the biggest city in it's urban area, that's the trick.
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Level 67
Oct 9, 2016
True, there are a lot of unheard of ones here. I can assume it is annoying when you realise that Palikir doesn't work for Micronesia.
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Level 50
Jul 30, 2018
True, but I feel like perhaps it should be accepted, even if it doesn't fill in the answer as Valletta.
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Level 60
Aug 6, 2020
@QRU Going by that logic, the San Francisco urban area should be renamed the San Jose urban area.
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Level 82
Aug 22, 2016
Interesting to note here that some of these cities have populations larger than the nation that hosts them - Singapore, for example. I'm assuming that means Johor Bahru's population is being incorporated.
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Level 60
Sep 29, 2016
188 first attempt not bad. Surprised with the answers for San Marino, Malta and Trinidad and Tobago. Good quiz!
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Level 69
Mar 1, 2017
Wow not even 1% made +190...
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Level 67
Mar 12, 2017
I'm in 6th grade. I wish we studied things like this. 196/196!
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Level 53
Nov 12, 2022
name checks out
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Level 72
May 7, 2017
Great quiz, needs more time though. A lot more time. I spent far too long having to scroll up and down, bloody Ipads. So many answers I just couldn't pull from the back of my head in the time allowed.
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Level 60
Apr 27, 2023
Yep, I didn't have enough time to think. I think a minute or so more would be great :)
+1
Level 40
Dec 13, 2017
could you accept "ougadougou" for "ouagadougou" I was trying ougadougou for like 5 minutes
+4
Level 68
Apr 21, 2020
It also justs accepts Ouaga.
+1
Level 43
Feb 10, 2018
People learn that Monaco is a country and Monte Carlo is a city.
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Level 80
Jul 30, 2018
Those people have learned something that was correct in 1911, but since then Monte Carlo has become one of several wards of the Municipality of Monaco, part of and geographically (but not administratively) identical to the Principality of Monaco.
+7
Level 83
Feb 10, 2018
Please allow more time. This should be a test of knowledge not typing speed.
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Level 68
Apr 11, 2018
How is Chaguanas the biggest city in Trinidad & Tobago???????????????????????????????
+1
Level 68
Apr 11, 2018
Also the biggest city in Gambia is misspelled.
+1
Level 71
Jun 16, 2018
189/196 Missed: The Gambia, Equatorial Guinea, Trinidad & Tobago, Malta, Micronesia, Palau, San Marino
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Level 50
Jul 30, 2018
I did exactly the same thing, except I got Equatorial Guinea and missed Liechtenstein.
+2
Level 66
Jul 30, 2018
88%. ran out of time
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Level 59
Jul 30, 2018
One of the best quizzes! Now do one with the second biggest city of each country :D
+7
Level 80
Dec 6, 2018
I'm pretty sure I typed Belize (without "city".) Is that type-in not accepted?
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Level 62
Dec 28, 2019
It's sort of easy. I've been to most of these places.
+2
Level 59
Jan 13, 2020
This quiz is outdated.
+2
Level ∞
May 16, 2022
Finally updated it!
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Level 43
Jan 14, 2020
Nice quiz! It does need updating though, it still says Swaziland, and the population are smaller than they are now, very good quiz, but please update it!
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Level 76
Jan 15, 2020
The least guessed one (and the only one) of these that I have been to is London. And I don't even live in the UK...
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Level 65
Apr 19, 2020
Ougadougou.. I am sad now :( I wonder how many of these are not the capital, not really up to counting atm (not because of my nearly right but still wrong spelling though ;) )
+1
Level 39
Apr 19, 2020
Lusaka = Lusaca ?? Please make it count.
+2
Level 37
Apr 22, 2020
137. Bad at Africa and Oceania
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Level 60
May 17, 2020
186, not bad. Typed Rouseau instead of Roseau
+7
Level 67
May 23, 2020
Please accept Belize for Belize city.
+2
Level 59
Jun 16, 2020
This needs to be updated.
+1
Level 59
Jun 23, 2020
Denigomodu is now the largest city of Nauru
+1
Level 56
Aug 5, 2020
I got 187 and I never heard of the cities in the smaller countries like Liechtenstein or San Marino.
+3
Level 73
Sep 22, 2020
Everything needs to be updated. Country names, city pops, formatting...
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Level 59
Oct 30, 2020
I agree. It looks like it has been the same since maybe 2010. It's 2020 now.
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Level 66
Mar 28, 2022
This quiz was made in 2013, so unless the stats used at the time were 3 years old, the populations are slightly more recent by at least a few years.
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Level 75
Feb 7, 2021
Yes the population numbers really need to be updated.
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Level 59
Jan 9, 2021
I got 194!!!!! And quizzy, Malta’s largest city is not birkirkara anymore. St. Paul’s bay overtook it. Please look at it....
+2
Level 63
Feb 14, 2021
This really needs to be updated...
+4
Level 64
Apr 9, 2021
Change Swaziland to Eswatini

Macedonia to North Macedonia

+1
Level 56
Jun 18, 2021
hehe got all because I played a World War 2 Alternate History Strategy game and most of these cities were in there.
+1
Level 26
Jul 30, 2021
I got 188! I’ve only been to New York, Nassau, & London. I didn’t get China since I was too dumb to realize this wasn’t city proper. I was just spamming Shanghai XD The one I got that had the smallest percentage of people answered was Douala, Cameroon
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Level 44
Jan 25, 2022
I expected some, but only 25 % on Almaty? Seriously?
+1
Level 67
Apr 12, 2022
You should really update this

It's very outdated.....

+6
Level 82
May 16, 2022
As probably already noted, Oslo is not the largest city in Sweden
+4
Level 88
May 16, 2022
It's St. Ockholm.
+1
Level ∞
May 16, 2022
Fixed
+3
Level 86
May 16, 2022
"Norway | Sweden Oslo"

Seems legit.

+5
Level 90
May 17, 2022
If Kuwait, Mexico, and Guatemala work without "City", then so should Belize.
+2
Level 91
May 17, 2022
Not enough time. Only got as far as Sudan. I can type okay, but not at professional level. Needs at least another 5-10 minutes.
+2
Level 67
May 17, 2022
The largest city in China is Chongqing.
+2
Level 67
May 17, 2022
The largest city in China is Chongqing.
+1
Level 65
May 17, 2022
One minute more would be nice.
+1
Level 83
May 17, 2022
I know this was only updated/reset yesterday, but a score of 130/209 only earning 1 point is so on brand for this site. Love it
+2
Level 80
May 17, 2022
According to the source www.citypopulation.de/en/sanmarino/

Serravalle is the largest town in San Marino - which I kept trying to enter (with varied spelling).

Dogana not even mentioned.

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Level ∞
May 17, 2022
Dogana is located with Serraville. Serraville will be accepted now.
+1
Level 94
Aug 9, 2022
It's "Serravalle," not "Serraville." Currently, the quiz only accepts the latter, incorrect spelling as a type-in.
+1
Level ∞
Aug 9, 2022
Fixed
+1
Level 74
Nov 26, 2023
Serravalle is the municipality, but Dogana is the actual town, or town fragment—in such a small country it's kind of splitting hairs. Oddly, I know Dogana is the largest settlement in San Marino not because I've been there, but because I speak Italian and it makes me laugh that there's a town called "Customs", as in "Customs and Immigration".
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Level 86
May 18, 2022
More time please! When typing on my phone I simply can’t reach the bottom ones in fifteen minutes…
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Level 79
May 18, 2022
I agree. The Countries of the World is 15 minutes, which is tight unless you are good typist, and this one is making you think more, has a dozen more answers, and some of those are not cities you know the spelling of off the top of your head.
+11
Level 82
May 21, 2022
Can we accept Belize for Belize City? It works for Panama City, Guatemala City, Mexico City, etc.
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Level 58
Aug 24, 2022
The statistics on this are weird. More guessed Kabul than Paris and Rome? More guessed Jakarta, Kabul, and Toronto than NYC, which was only a point ahead of Reykjavik.

The six most guessed are Sydney, Buenos Aires, Vienna, Brussels, Berlin, and Kabul. Wacky. and 85% got Schaan, two points behind New York, but I got Schaan while typing another city so I understand that more.

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Level 53
Nov 12, 2022
Maybe people do Afghanistan first because it's the first on the list, then realize that they dont want to spend 15 minutes of their life on a jetpunk quiz so they give up
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Level 47
Feb 29, 2024
because kabul are one of the very first few cities, nyc, london are way behind. A lot of people don't even have enough time to get there. understand?
+2
Level 58
Sep 12, 2022
me when the capital isn't the largest city :0
+2
Level 39
Nov 8, 2022
Quick correction that the largest city in Kuwait (in terms of city proper) is actually Hawalli
+1
Level 39
Nov 8, 2022
I know this is minor, but anyway...
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Level 53
Nov 12, 2022
I only got Schaan because i was typing Shangai and "shan" is a type-in for some reason
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Level 35
Nov 25, 2022
I was just wondering, you said that Gitega, the administrative capital of Burundi was the biggest city, but by most sources I have seen, Bujumbura is the largest by population.
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Level 72
Nov 28, 2022
Came here to say the same thing. The listed source also has Bujumbura in the lead.

I'm guessing this quiz was accidentally selected as one of the quizzes to turn "Bujumbura" answers into "Gitega" answers when the capital changed.

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Level 92
Mar 24, 2023
Right, Bujumbura is actually a city. Gitega is a much smaller village.

The quiz is wrong here.

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Level 43
Jan 5, 2023
I'm sorry, but how can Brikama be the largest city in Gambia when Serekunda has almost 4x its population?
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Level 60
Feb 28, 2023
Serekunda is FAR bigger
+5
Level 90
Feb 20, 2023
If "panama" and "guatemala" and "mexico" and "kuwait" (etc.) all work, can we please allow just "belize" instead of "belize city"?
+4
Level 68
Feb 23, 2023
you messed up burundi!!!! its Bujumbura not gitega!!!!
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Level 60
Feb 28, 2023
I got 204/209, but I think you have some answers that need looking at. Gambia's biggest city is "Serekunda", Burundi's biggest city is "Bujumbura"
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Level 48
Mar 17, 2023
burundi s biggest city is bujumbura and serrekunda should at least be a typein for gambia
+4
Level 53
Apr 27, 2023
Consider accepting "Quezon" for "Quezon City"?
+1
Level 67
Apr 27, 2023
150
+4
Level 65
May 25, 2023
Anyone else get Liechtenstein's by accident?
+1
Level 51
Jun 14, 2023
same
+1
Level 32
Dec 22, 2023
Yesss
+3
Level 71
Oct 12, 2023
I think 99% of the people who got that answer, got it by typing Shanghai.
+4
Level 39
Jun 9, 2023
If Mexico is acceptable for Mexico city why wasnt Quezon accepted for Quezon city.
+2
Level 71
Jul 19, 2023
And Belize City.
+1
Level 74
Nov 26, 2023
And the largest city in Palau is Koror City—Koror is the name of the state.
+1
Level 71
Jul 19, 2023
I think this needs more time.
+1
Level 32
Dec 22, 2023
Yes, much more time please
+8
Level 40
Aug 31, 2023
Burundi is incorrect. Gitega is the capital, but Bujumbura is the most populous city.
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Level 80
Oct 24, 2023
Yes, please fix Gitega.
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Level 70
Feb 13, 2024
I also add my comment: Burundi's biggest city is not Gitega.
+1
Level 71
Dec 15, 2023
Surprising that almost 10% more people got Sydney than NYC or London.
+1
Level 32
Dec 22, 2023
Dinigomodu is bigger than Yaren?
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Level 56
Dec 25, 2023
There are so many inconsistencies here it almost makes it hard to play. PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF EVERYTHING HOLY FIX THIS