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Biggest Cities Starting With C

Name the world's most populous urban areas that start with the letter C.
According to citypopulation.de, January 2024
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Last updated: March 26, 2024
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First submittedFebruary 13, 2012
Times taken79,609
Average score45.0%
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Country
Population
City
Egypt
22.5 mil
Cairo
China
17.3 mil
Chengdu
India
12.6 mil
Chennai
China
11.0 mil
Changsha
China
10.9 mil
Chongqing
United States
9.65 mil
Chicago
China
5.05 mil
Changchun
Bangladesh
5.00 mil
Chittagong
South Africa
4.98 mil
Cape Town
Sri Lanka
4.93 mil
Colombo
Country
Population
City
Morocco
4.78 mil
Casablanca
Venezuela
3.83 mil
Caracas
Brazil
3.43 mil
Curitiba
Brazil
3.25 mil
Campinas
United States
3.05 mil
Cleveland
India
3.00 mil
Coimbatore
Colombia
2.95 mil
Cali
Guinea
2.88 mil
Conakry
United States
2.80 mil
Cincinnati
Philippines
2.75 mil
Cebu
61 Comments
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Level 25
May 21, 2012
Argh I can never spell Cincinnati
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Level 65
Mar 17, 2017
You just did spell it !!
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Level 88
Mar 17, 2017
I find it easy to spell, just not correctly.
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Level 64
Jul 10, 2017
"It's a darned poor mind that can think of only one way to spell a word."

Andrew Jackson

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Level 71
Nov 4, 2017
Why do you think it's HARD?
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Level 44
Mar 23, 2018
I grew up there. lol
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Level 63
Sep 8, 2019
As an Ohioan, I take offense.
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Level 32
May 24, 2012
Missed a few, but I would never have got places like Chongqing, due to the fact of the spelling anf that I'd never heard of them! Seen as the average score is 6, 9 out of 22 isn't that bad!
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Level 75
Oct 28, 2016
In the old days it was spelled Chungking and there's still a brand of Chinese food in the grocery stores called Chun King which helps me remember it.
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Level 59
Jun 27, 2013
Has anyone heard of these Chinese cities?
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Level 50
Jan 21, 2014
Yes, I have, though I missed two of them.
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Level 71
May 28, 2016
Yeah, I missed Changzhou too, because I've never heard of it before.
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Level 66
Mar 3, 2020
I am Chinese, as you can see, so I got all of them.
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Level 91
Apr 9, 2014
Yes, I have, because I've lived in two of them.
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Level 69
Jun 7, 2014
Only because I learn Chinese at school :P
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Level 82
Jun 8, 2014
Changsha and Changchun don't sound familiar. Changzhou does, but maybe just because Chang- and -zhou are so common in Chinese city names. The other ones I've definitely heard of, though.
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Level 76
Nov 29, 2018
Changchun is the capital of Jilin province in NE China/Manchuria, and it used to be the capital of the Japanese puppet state "Manchukuo", which placed the previously disposed emperor "Puyi" back on the throne.
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Level 64
Mar 25, 2015
Yeah, I missed Changchun and Changzhou though
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Level 70
Jun 27, 2016
Chengdu and Chongqing are important cities that everyone should learn. The other three Chinese cities are minor.
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Level 81
Nov 30, 2018
I agree, but it is crazy that these "minor cities" have 4.55m-2.75m people. Astounding.
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Level 44
Nov 6, 2023
Not really. Changchun is the capital of Jilin province and Changsha is the capital of Hunan province, so they are not exactly minor. It is true that Changzhou isn't very notable, especially since It's surrounded by numerous important cities (Suzhou, Hangzhou, Shanghai, Nanjing ... )
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Level 66
Sep 13, 2016
Only about 1,300,000,000 people ;)
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Level 66
Mar 3, 2020
On Wikipedia, it says that Chonqing has 30 mil people, city proper, but I know it's not correct.
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Level 61
Nov 2, 2020
Chongqing city proper does have 30 mil of population - its one of the few examples where the city proper is actually much bigger than the urban and metro area.
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Level 60
Feb 4, 2021
Isn't it something to do with the Chongqing province in China?
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Level 78
Aug 20, 2020
People who live there I guess. Incidentally I got all of them (maybe living in China helps).
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Level 52
Apr 27, 2014
It seems that in these cities by letter quizes i never know cities from USA, China and India.
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Level 73
Jun 7, 2014
China apparently names its cities with a random letter generator.
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Level 91
Jun 9, 2014
Like. :)
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Level 78
Aug 20, 2020
China names its cities using Chinese characters, many of which have the same pronunciation (but may have different tones), but are written differently. When transliterated into English, English letters are used.
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Level 34
Aug 7, 2014
I just guessed Changzhou because it sounded like a good name for a Chinese city- never heard of it though!
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Level 68
Apr 7, 2020
same haha, I did do -zhou on purpose though ( because I learned guangzhou from this site) but the first part was random
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Level 73
Mar 17, 2017
Canton? Calcutta? ........................Just kidding!
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Level 68
Apr 7, 2020
I tried them though, you never now! and I was out of ideas
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Level 32
Mar 17, 2017
Most of the cities with wrong data.
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Level 66
Mar 17, 2017
Great quiz. But, I'm Brazilian, live near Campinas (Really near and studied there), and I may say again here in Jetpunk that the city has about 1.1 mil inhabitants, not that number above. There are so manny bigger cities in Brazil. Again, great quiz.
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Level 71
Mar 17, 2017
If your up for a really tricky challenge, try my "Antipodean Capitals - Opposite Capitals on the Globe"
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Level 66
Sep 30, 2017
can you accept campina for campinas
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Level 68
May 19, 2021
can you accept londo for london? or pari for paris? or rom for rome?
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Level 57
Mar 23, 2018
Why isn't Calcutta on here?
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Level 82
Mar 23, 2018
Because it's spelled Kolkata now
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Level 60
Sep 26, 2018
Never knew Coimbatore is so big !😱😱😱
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Level 66
Nov 29, 2018
Calcutta please...
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Level ∞
Mar 26, 2024
Calcutta please, we were friends.
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Level 66
Nov 29, 2018
Kolkata is the former name just please accept it...
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Level 89
Nov 29, 2018
You got it wrong just please accept it...
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Level 58
Dec 5, 2018
According to both Wikipedia and the source website you listed, Cleveland and Cincinnati both fall well short of 2 million inhabitants in their urban areas.
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Level 57
Feb 8, 2019
I think this data is including the greater metropolitan area as part of the city, which is why the numbers seem off. Still, I don't understand how a city like Charlotte (with almost 900,000 people within its city proper, alone) didn't make this list when Cincinnati and Cleveland have far fewer in the city proper. Hell, Columbus has nearly twice the number of people in its city proper as Cincinnati and Cleveland. I feel like the website from which the QM got the data is misleading. It also says Pittsburgh has more than 2 million people, which would only be true if you included every person within a two hour drive from the city limits.
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Level ∞
Mar 26, 2024
You are letting city proper population totals get you mixed up.

Cleveland proper is 78 square miles in size. Columbus proper is 220 square miles. (And Chongqing is 32,000 square miles).

Using city proper population is not an adequate way to compare the size of urban areas, especially across different countries that have different methodologies.

If you have a problem with the citypopulation.de data, I'd recommend taking it up with them. But actually don't. They have thought about these issues much more than you have.

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Level 57
Feb 8, 2019
How is Charlotte not on here?
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Level 63
Jun 19, 2020
I swear they should leave out Chinese cities
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Level 60
Feb 4, 2021
I assume Cologne/Dusseldorf isn't recognized here...
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Level 68
Jul 27, 2022
Changsha has 10.66 million people, city proper. Chongqing has 31 million people, city proper. Chengdu has 21 million people, city proper.
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Level 25
Jan 3, 2023
how is columbus OH which is bigger than Cincinnati and Cleveland not on there?
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Level ∞
Mar 26, 2024
It doesn't have as many people in its urban area.
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Level 47
Jul 7, 2023
I was trying Calicut in India, and I got Cali.

Kozhikode and Kochi, Both in India, have population more than 2 million. Their English names are Calicut and Cochin.

I know why they are not included in this quiz, but just sayin

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Level 44
Jul 23, 2023
Everybody have fun tonight- Everybody Changchun tonight! I' ll never forget that one now.
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Level 68
Sep 4, 2023
Columbus is bigger than Cleveland and Cincinnati combined. If you’re going to use Greater Metropolitan Area or something, than say that. Not “city.”
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Level ∞
Sep 4, 2023
The instructions say: "Name the most populous urban areas that start with the letter C. "

Also urban areas is underlined. And in bold.

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Level 69
Oct 5, 2023
Cleveland and Cincinnati but no Columbus or Charlotte? Damn.
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Level 46
Feb 19, 2024
Everybody Changchun tonight!