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Biggest Cities in Spain

Try to name the 20 most populous cities in Spain with the help of a map.
2021 census. Population is for the city proper, not the metro area.
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Last updated: February 13, 2023
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First submittedMarch 21, 2012
Times taken135,268
Average score50.0%
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Population
City
3,277,451
Madrid
1,627,559
Barcelona
788,842
Valencia
684,340
Seville
681,430
Zaragoza
578,063
Málaga
459,778
Murcia
Population
City
424,837
Palma de Mallorca
380,667
Las Palmas
345,749
Bilbao
338,768
Alicante
322,327
Córdoba
297,370
Valladolid
294,650
Vigo
Population
City
269,311
Gijón
265,003
L'Hospitalet de Llobregat
252,953
Vitoria-Gasteiz
245,541
A Coruña
235,566
Elche
233,680
Granada
73 Comments
+10
Level 91
Mar 21, 2012
Can you accept Cordova - alternate spelling for Córdoba?
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Level ∞
Mar 21, 2012
Yes. That will work now.
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Level 27
Feb 23, 2013
and Saragossa/Saragosa/Zaragossa/Zaragosa for Zaragoza?
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Level 77
May 20, 2014
Yeah. Tried Saragoza, didn't work, decided it wasn't on the list..
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Level ∞
Sep 4, 2014
Saragossa and other variants will work now.
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Level 58
Apr 15, 2019
Saragossa/Saratoga for Zaragoza, and Uachinton for Washington in the next USA quiz?
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Level 76
Jan 4, 2021
I don’t think you know how Z works in Spanish
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Level 48
Mar 5, 2023
in mexican spanish, z sounds like an s, as well as in some southern spanish dialects (from where the mexican accent comes from). however, we don't change the spelling of the word when writing, no matter the dialect we speak, as you do in english. english writing makes far less sense than spanish, yet no one complains about it. so, if i have to learn that leicester is pronounced lesta, just learn that zaragoza can be pronounced tharagotha and saragosa, but you must write zaragoza. learning new things is fun!
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Level 45
Jul 1, 2021
No please, as Spanish my eyes hurts by watching Cordoba with v.
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Level 40
Nov 3, 2021
as a maña it also hurts my eyes xd
+1
Level 61
Jun 20, 2022
As a Real Salt Lake fan I'm not bothered
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Level 56
Jun 27, 2022
@Marco I hope I can forget this comment
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Level 76
Mar 24, 2012
12/20 pulled the names from 20 years ago
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Level 25
May 17, 2014
missed the bottom 3, got the names from the spanish la liga : )
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Level 49
Sep 20, 2014
same lol!
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Level 84
May 17, 2014
That's the lowest percentage I've ever gotten on a quiz. Guess I need to go to Spain someday!
+7
Level 47
Jun 17, 2020
if you go to spain, you should go to galicia, it is beautiful and it has got sea.
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Level 49
Jul 29, 2022
and you definitely won’t see any protests
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Level 19
Jun 23, 2014
Only a 10% knew about my city, the European Green Capital :(
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Level 22
Jul 26, 2014
Hmm... Doncs ets català?
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Level 75
Dec 19, 2020
Barcelona
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Level 22
Jul 26, 2014
ai, se'm va oblidar elx... a mig hora d'ací :(
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Level 22
Jul 26, 2014
Okay, okay i'll stop talking in valencian now
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Level 72
Jul 20, 2016
Eskerrik asko
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Level 66
Jan 21, 2017
Dira beste hizkuntzetan mintzo dugu? Dira beste hizkuntzetan mintzo dugu? I am nahiko ona delako Latin at ...
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Level 49
Jul 29, 2022
wut r they saying
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Level 24
Jul 30, 2014
13/20 not bad
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Level 82
Dec 5, 2014
Wait.. 'Murica is only the 7th largest city in Spain? I thought there were more than 300 million people there.
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Level 60
Nov 10, 2020
bruh
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Level 49
Jul 29, 2022
Welcome back to my lesson on how to be that one guy who always correct someone spelling

Ok, so I’m gonna show you an example, watch and learn

Actually cowbahamut(did I spell it correctly?) it’s actually spelt Murcia

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Level 64
Apr 27, 2023
Another Jetpunker missing a joke
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Level 22
Dec 7, 2014
Murica?
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Level 67
Jun 9, 2017
It's a term used by blog commenters in the U.S. to mock their fellow Americans, particularly Southern conservatives with limited information. http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/murica. (End of pedantic footnote)
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Level 75
Jun 9, 2017
"Southern conservatives with limited information." That's the most politically correct expression for rednecks I've ever seen. Many rural southerners who never did, now say 'Murica instead of America with pride, especially my relatives in the military. ( It's not pronounced in the Hispanic way, but rather Mur'-ic-uh.)
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Level 82
Apr 30, 2020
rednecks can live in the midwest and even in some northern states, too.
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Level 78
Apr 30, 2020
Really Mur'-ic-uh, not 'Mur-ic-uh?
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Level 58
Sep 21, 2015
I ended up naming all the Liga BBVA teams ;) !
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Level 24
Apr 16, 2019
Same!
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Level 66
Oct 5, 2015
Maybe just "Llobregat" for the "L'Hospitalet de Llobregat"
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Level 67
Jun 9, 2017
I would definitely agree with that.
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Level 52
Jun 10, 2017
No way... "Llobregat" is the name of the river that runs through not only l'Hospitalet, but many more cities called "XXXXXX de Llobregat". So in no way "Llobregat" can be enough to identify l'Hospitalet. No one ever calls it "Llobregat".
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Level 41
Jun 11, 2017
commonly called just hospitalet though
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Level 51
Jun 9, 2017
Murcia? Looks like someone needs a spelling lesson. It's "Murica", you Spanish rascals!
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Level 37
Mar 6, 2019
No no no no. Murcia is the name of the city in spanish english and I don't know how many more languages

Murica isn't a city, at lest spanish

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Level 57
May 13, 2019
Are you serious? They were joking- their name is even "yankee"! "murica" is short for "america". It's a pretty well known joke, usually used in the context of the dystopian level of patriotism that america is known for
+2
Level 66
Dec 19, 2017
Thank you, soccer, for giving me the answers of A Coruna, Elche, Las Palmas, and Vigo
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Level 24
Apr 16, 2019
What about FCB (barcelona), and the countless Madrid teams? Those were the first ones that came to mind.
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Level 57
May 13, 2019
Do you really only know Barcelona y Madrid from football though?
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Level 76
Sep 17, 2018
corunna should also be accepted if other anglicisms are
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Level 38
May 11, 2019
Or at least La Coruña
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Level 45
May 30, 2019
im confused. whats l'hospitalet de llobregat? ive never heard of it...weird name for a city.
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Level 40
Jun 19, 2019
Llobregat is the river that goes through L'Hospitalet and it sounds weird because L'Hospitalet is written in Catalan. So is like saying London of Thames- L'Hospitalet de Llobregat
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Level 84
Apr 30, 2022
More like Kingston upon Thames or Stoke-on-Trent or Newcastle upon Tyne which are all usually abbreviated to the first word and never to the last. However, oddly, Kingston upon Hull is always abbreviated to Hull.
+3
Level 61
May 6, 2020
It's part of the Barcelona metropole. Like the Fort Lauderdale to Miami.
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Level 48
Jun 21, 2019
"Mallorca/Majorca" for Palma de Mallorca..?
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Level 82
Apr 30, 2020
Majorca is the name of the island. Palma is the name of the city.
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Level 62
Dec 28, 2019
easy quiz

I have a villa in Andalusia, beautiful place

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Level 68
Apr 30, 2020
Is there an easy way to add Ceuta and Melilla to the map? Or is that being a bit picky?
+8
Level 79
Sep 29, 2020
What purpose would this serve?
+2
Level 47
Jun 17, 2020
saludos desde españa, especificamente, la coruña
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Level 75
Dec 19, 2020
feliz navidad
+1
Level 56
Jan 29, 2022
Valencia Seville malaga
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Level 36
Feb 18, 2022
Watching La Liga helped
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Level 49
Feb 18, 2022
Damn it. I have been to Cordoba, but I couldn't come up with its name and spent a good minute trying to figure out the name of this place north of Sevilla with the Mezquita that I had been to.
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Level 33
Sep 28, 2022
okay, L'h is just barca
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Level 63
Nov 1, 2022
So Elche, bloody Elche, is larger than Zaragoza, Pamplona, Toledo, Cadiz, Merida, Badajoz, Caceres, Burgos, Oviedo etc.? Historic Spanish cities, I am thoroughly disappointed in you...
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Level 43
Jan 2, 2023
Santa cruz de Tenerife also has 240,000 people living there. It could fit into the top.

The Canary Islands are divided into 2, one of Las Palmas and the other of Tenerife, they both have capitals with several thousand people living there (240,000)

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Level 43
Jan 2, 2023
(Sorry for bad inglish , I'm Russian and don't make much quizzes in Inglish, usually in french and Spanish)
+3
Level 65
Mar 21, 2023
Bilbo and Gasteiz should be accepted as well.
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Level 68
Mar 21, 2023
Bilbao Baggins
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Level 77
Sep 28, 2023
Bilbo Basquins
+1
Level 56
Aug 21, 2023
Atletico Madrid, Real Betis, Villareal,

Where are they???

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Level 36
Mar 15, 2024
I just used Laliga teams tbf