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Biggest Cities Starting With A

Name the world's most populous urban areas that start with the letter A.
According to citypopulation.de, January 2024
By urban area population, not city proper
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Last updated: March 25, 2024
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First submittedFebruary 10, 2012
Times taken86,658
Average score80.0%
Rating4.54
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Country
Population
City
India
9.60 mil
Ahmedabad
Ivory Coast
6.80 mil
Abidjan
Ghana
6.60 mil
Accra
Egypt
6.20 mil
Alexandria
United States
6.10 mil
Atlanta
Jordan
6.00 mil
Amman
Turkey
5.15 mil
Ankara
Ethiopia
4.73 mil
Addis Ababa
Algeria
4.25 mil
Algiers
Greece
3.58 mil
Athens
Country
Population
City
Madagascar
3.05 mil
Antananarivo
Nigeria
2.90 mil
Abuja
Kazakhstan
2.63 mil
Almaty
India
2.55 mil
Agra
Netherlands
2.53 mil
Amsterdam
China
2.35 mil
Anshan
United States
2.23 mil
Austin
Paraguay
2.15 mil
Asunción
India
2.03 mil
Aurangabad
Syria
1.94 mil
Aleppo
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Level 66
Mar 1, 2012
Great quiz, hope to see the rest of the alphabet too.
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Level 41
Mar 1, 2012
I got Ahmedabad correct. I watch cricket and the news so it didn't take long to guess it.
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Level 74
Oct 26, 2016
I've been to Ahmedabad. I had to sign a declaration that I was an alcoholic before my hotel would serve me a beer. Needless to say, the declaration is framed and on my living room wall.
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Level 45
Dec 2, 2016
I find that funny, especially as I come from Ahmedabad, in the state of Gujarat where natives aren't allowed to drink alcohol.
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Level 76
Dec 3, 2016
Haha, that's on my bucket list now.
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Level 77
Sep 19, 2019
Wow! What a misguided philosophy! The idea that it is more reasonable to sell alcohol to alcoholics than it is to non-alcoholics is surely absurd.
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Level 72
Jun 19, 2022
With alcohol being verboten and presumably not being readily available, you must at least admire the determination and commitment of someone who manages to become an alcoholic, regardless!
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Level 58
Sep 22, 2023
I have family in Ahmedabad and it's one of the best places in India to visit mainly because it is a lot less hectic most times and a lot cleaner than most major Indian cities.
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Level 65
Mar 1, 2012
It is naive to think that many people on here don't look up the answers.
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Level 73
Sep 26, 2018
And some of them happen to be epic geography nerds who know this list backwards.
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Level 67
Aug 26, 2019
It is naive to think that there noone at all that has looked up the answers. But it is a whole lot of other things (can't pick, will name a few in a minute) if you think that that is what most people, or even many.

You could call that pessimistic, neagtive, narrowminded, underestimating (what is the opposite of naive..naive is when you wrongly believe everything is great pure honest and innocent, but what if you wrongly believe everbody has ill intentions, everything is rigged, noone can be that smart etc etc, everything s a fake or fraud in your mind)>

Conspiracy theorist? paranoid? I have a tougher time coming up with these words than I thought, even if it is not in my own language, I thought I could describe it better haha.

Cynic, I guess that comes closest :)

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Level 82
May 24, 2022
This is one of the easiest cities by letter quizzes honestly.
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Level 79
Mar 1, 2012
Why on earth would you cheat? So you can tell a bunch of people you don't know and will never meet that that you got 100% on a stupid quiz about large cities or whatever? That's idiotic.
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Level 82
Apr 26, 2014
this. and why would anyone assume that someone else was posting results for the purpose of bragging and impressing people? Also idiotic.
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Level 76
Aug 19, 2016
you guys both need a hug.
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Level 67
May 30, 2017
They're right though. Not the cheaters, Kal and the ... DBG.
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Level 67
Aug 26, 2019
Those are two totally different things. Driven by different feelings/traits.
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Level 82
Jan 19, 2020
I guess the president does that all the time but I have a hard time relating to him.
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Level 85
Mar 1, 2012
seems odd to call people out for spelling a foreign city name, "losr."
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Level 50
Mar 1, 2012
I got Ahmedabad after like 5 tries trying to spell it correctly
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Level 50
Mar 1, 2012
can't say I heard of Aleppo, Anshan, Adana or Adansol so i'm not surprised that they are 8% or less.
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Level 60
Sep 26, 2018
It's Asansol, not Adansol
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Level 32
Mar 1, 2012
Wow, that is the first time I have ever seen an answer have 0%
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Level 50
Mar 1, 2012
just realized I spelt Asansol wrong.
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Level 30
Mar 4, 2012
86%. Just missed Adana, Anshan and Asansol.
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Level 60
Sep 26, 2018
I can't find Asansol in this list.....?
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Level 79
Sep 1, 2023
Quizzes can be updated/changed
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Level 34
Mar 19, 2012
17/21, not bad for a 15 year old!
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Level 46
May 7, 2012
I thought Atlanta had less than a million people? I swear I just played another quiz and it was around 550,000...
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Level ∞
May 9, 2012
Depends on if the quiz uses city proper or metro area.
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Level 24
Sep 2, 2012
same with amsterdam, i learned the netherlands did not have a city with more than 1 million citizens, i thought it had 800.000 or something like that.
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Level 55
May 7, 2020
Amsterdam does indeed only have 800.000 residents, it irks me every time a bit they say A'dam is so big. The Netherlands is just so small with so many residents (relatively) so we're basically one big agglomeration.
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Level 46
May 9, 2012
Yes, sorry... last time I didn't realize it said metro! Woooops. Thanks for answering though :)
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Level 77
Sep 6, 2013
HAHA I only got Agra because I was trying Agrabah from Aladdin as a joke. Totally forgot the Taj Mahal was located there.
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Level 91
Apr 26, 2014
I got every one that I've ever heard of - always enough to make me quite content with myself.
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Level 63
Nov 26, 2016
And poor Gary Johnson will never be able to get more than 17/18 since he doesn't understand the Syrian city.
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Level 71
Dec 2, 2016
Drat, I was really hoping I could be the first to mention this. "And what is Aleppo??"
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Level 67
May 3, 2017
lmfao
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Level 65
Dec 2, 2016
So I got the third to last city, but I have no idea what it is...
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Level 69
Dec 2, 2016
Took me forever to get that damn US one. Still made it with 32s to go. Maybe I should be interested in US geography..?
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Level 82
Dec 2, 2016
If you like. Or... you could be totally ignorant of it while at the same time complaining loudly about how bad Americans are at geography because they don't know every county and village of whichever minor country you come from. That seems to work for most people.

But 100% is good. I maintain the US ones are more difficult to get on these quizzes because there are a lot more cities to think of. Imagine if the clues for the European cities said simply "Europe."

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Level 75
Sep 26, 2018
Good point, Kal. If the clue said Georgia and Texas instead of the US it would be much easier. Same way that Kazakhstan should be easier now than when it was the former USSR.
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Level 57
Dec 2, 2016
What is Aleppo?
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Level 82
Dec 2, 2016
hmm... I'm having an Aleppo moment...
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Level 67
Dec 23, 2016
I wonder what Aleppo's population is now after the casualties, the evacuations and the general exodus of people fleeing for their lives?
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Level 67
Mar 17, 2017
What is Aleppo?

-Gary Johnson, 2016

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Level 67
May 30, 2017
I saw that. It made my year.
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Level 66
Sep 26, 2018
yep. Totally qualified to be president.
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Level 82
May 24, 2022
right. As if the guy who actually won was a geography master.
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Level 80
Apr 9, 2017
Please add Anshun as alternative spelling for Anshan
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Level 80
Jun 2, 2018
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Level 68
Mar 27, 2024
They are two different cities. Anshun is in Guizhou and Anshan is in Liaoning.
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Level 45
Aug 21, 2017
can you accept alep?
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Level 34
Jun 1, 2018
Anshun is spelt Anshun on Google Map. Must accept.
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Level 80
Jul 27, 2021
I believe you are confusing two different cities.

Anshun is a city in Guizhou.

Anshan, the city that is in this quiz, is a city in Liaoning.

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Level 66
Sep 26, 2018
only missed Austin.
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Level 77
Sep 26, 2018
I got Anshan, Ahmedabad, and Almaty, but missed Agra, Austin, and Atlanta... What is wrong with me?
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Level 79
Mar 11, 2019
I GOT ALL CORRECT THE FIRST TIME with 3:22 remaining so happy (I live in China by the way)
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Level 50
Dec 26, 2019
Missed the India and Chinese ones...
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Level 82
Apr 4, 2021
I just got all the answers in 1:30 besides Atlanta and blanked on it for the rest of the quiz...
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Level 54
Jun 14, 2021
Very few = nearly half apparently
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Level ∞
Mar 25, 2024
JetPunk users aren't representative of the general population.
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Level 58
Jul 6, 2021
You forgot Ankh Morpork...
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Level 38
Jan 15, 2022
who else just gave up at spelling Antananarivo🤔
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Level 65
Jan 15, 2022
You get used to it on Jetpunk XD Still easier than spelling Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte or Bandar Seri Begawan. Ouagadougou or Yamoussoukro are also fun ones.
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Level 56
Nov 16, 2022
usually i try ouagadougou as ougadougadou lol
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Level 60
Mar 26, 2024
I spell Sri Jayawandenepura Kotte as SJK ;)
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Level 59
Sep 29, 2023
It seems very bizarre that I knew of the comparatively small city in Europe but not of the much larger city in Africa.
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Level 71
Mar 25, 2024
Amman is larger than I thought. I didn’t expect it to be larger than both Turkey’s and Ethiopia’s capitals!
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Level 46
Mar 26, 2024
Spelled Abidjan Abidjan.
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Level 61
Apr 2, 2024
so you got it right?