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Biggest Cities by Latitude

For each latitude range, name the urban area with the highest population.
Population according to citypopulation.de, using Wikipedia as a secondary source
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Last updated: February 26, 2021
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First submittedSeptember 7, 2015
Times taken24,211
Average score60.0%
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Latitude
Population
Urban Area
65° N +
295 k
Murmansk
60° - 65° N
1.32 m
Helsinki
55° - 60° N
17.4 m
Moscow
50° - 55° N
14.8 m
London
45° - 50° N
11.4 m
Paris
40° - 45° N
21.8 m
New York City
35° - 40° N
40.5 m
Tokyo
30° - 35° N
34.1 m
Shanghai
25° - 30° N
31.3 m
Delhi
20° - 25° N
47.6 m
Guangzhou
15° - 20° N
25.6 m
Mumbai
10° - 15° N
26.3 m
Manila
5° - 10° N
20.1 m
Lagos
0° - 5° N
9.80 m
Bogota
Latitude
Population
Urban Area
0° - 5° S
13.9 m
Kinshasa
5° - 10° S
32.1 m
Jakarta
10° - 15° S
11.1 m
Lima
15° - 20° S
5.05 m
Belo Horizonte
20° - 25° S
22.6 m
São Paulo
25° - 30° S
14.2 m
Johannesburg
30° - 35° S
16.6 m
Buenos Aires
35° - 40° S
5.05 m
Melbourne
40° - 45° S
436 k
Wellington
45° - 50° S
183 k
Comodoro Rivadavia
50° + S
127 k
Punta Arenas
35 Comments
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Level 76
Sep 9, 2015
The 60 degree north parallel cuts through St Petersburg (pop 4.9 million) - but how could one work out if more than 1.2 million of them live north of it?
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Level 60
Nov 6, 2015
It would be fun to have a version of this with a map showing the lines of latitude but nothing else labeled.
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Level 76
Nov 6, 2015
good idea
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Level 65
Nov 6, 2015
Longitude would be a better quiz
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Level 67
Jun 9, 2017
Only if the Quizmaster made it.
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Level 56
Jul 1, 2021
I did create a longitude version.

https://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/1279232/biggest-cities-by-longitude

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Level 47
Nov 6, 2015
I put Guangdong and nothing happen, so I skip that. Totally forgot that it is province, not city.
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Level 33
Nov 8, 2015
Love this quiz! Tried Ushuaia for that last one, and only remembered Punta Arenas as time expired. That and Comodoro Rivadavia were the only ones I missed.
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Level 56
Nov 9, 2015
How come the population of Guangzhou is larger than Tokyo's population? Tokyo is the largest city in the world not Guangzhou
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Level 76
Jun 11, 2016
Sometimes, a bunch of surrounding cities in the Pearl River Delta are included as part of Guangzhou's population (Shenzhen, Foshan, Zhongshan, Dongguan and others), even though they're really separate cities.
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Level 50
Oct 2, 2018
Rcshelton23, true for 2014. In February 2015, Guangzhou surpassed Tokyo.
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Level 82
Aug 25, 2016
Spending time in Patagonia paid off. Probably would have been with the 99% and missed Comodoro otherwise. Well it paid off in more ways that getting me an extra answer on a quiz - it's one of the most stunning places on Earth - but it paid off in that way this time.
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Level 24
Sep 13, 2016
Wow, I got all the obscure ones but missed Mumbai and New York...
+2
Level 86
Aug 31, 2018
I forgot Tokyo :(
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Level 70
Aug 31, 2018
I don't how I managed to pull Punta Arenas out of my rear end but I got it somehow
+1
Level 55
Jul 14, 2022
Top Gear turned out to be more educational than I thought...
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Level 68
Aug 31, 2018
Got nearly all of them, but missed my birthplace - Wellington!
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Level 73
Aug 31, 2018
For a similar quiz involving U.S. cities see https://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/170770/largest-us-cities-by-latitude
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Level 35
Aug 31, 2018
Really fun quiz!
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Level 75
Nov 4, 2019
This is a great quiz! I'd have a little more time though
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Level 40
Mar 23, 2020
i Missed Helsinki, altough i'm from Helsinki.
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Level 37
Apr 21, 2020
You have no idea how many times I tried to type in Reykjavik...
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Level 80
Aug 18, 2020
Not nearly enough time. Terrible quiz.
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Level 52
Jan 15, 2021
Kind of a harsh statement, don't you think?
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Level 78
Feb 17, 2021
Not nearly enough time for me, but great quiz!!
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Level ∞
Feb 26, 2021
Terrible comment. Added an extra minute. :)
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Level 80
Mar 11, 2021
Truth be told, I was just salty about scoring 1/5 points. But the time limit wasn't nearly enough. No need to be nasty dan
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Level 54
Jun 15, 2021
Ughhh

Just couldn't remember those bottom Chile/Argentina cities outside of Ushuaia. 23/25

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Level 72
Jun 23, 2021
Wasn't Belo accepted in other quizzes?
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Level 73
Jun 23, 2021
I typed Belo and gave up there, too; I have seen it accepted often but I guess not always.
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Level 67
Jun 24, 2021
Someone asked quizmaster to change it to the full name saying that no one in Brazil ever refers to it as just Belo. Either way I didn't guess that one.
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Level 65
Jul 8, 2021
I've never seen anyone here in Brazil calling it Belo. It's usually "BH"
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Level 62
Feb 18, 2024
A friend of mine from Belo Horizonte just calls it Beaga.
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Level 65
Jun 23, 2021
Rinconada?
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Level 71
Jan 22, 2023
Very interesting on Comodoro Rivadavia and Punta Arenas. I was thinking that maybe those two zones of latitude would have been one of the biggest cities in Oceania, such as Suva or Honiara.