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Biggest Cities Starting With L

Name the world's most-populous urban areas that start with the letter L.
Urban area population, not city proper
According to citypopulation.de, January 2024
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Last updated: March 27, 2024
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First submittedFebruary 13, 2012
Times taken85,615
Average score66.7%
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Country
Population
City
Nigeria
20.7 mil
Lagos
United States
17.2 mil
Los Angeles
United Kingdom
14.9 mil
London
Pakistan
14.5 mil
Lahore
Peru
11.8 mil
Lima
Angola
9.35 mil
Luanda
China
4.45 mil
Linyi
India
4.13 mil
Lucknow
China
3.60 mil
Luoyang
China
3.50 mil
Lanzhou
D. R. Congo
2.75 mil
Lubumbashi
Country
Population
City
Togo
2.55 mil
Lomé
Portugal
2.50 mil
Lisbon
China
2.43 mil
Liuzhou
United States
2.38 mil
Las Vegas
Zambia
2.33 mil
Lusaka
Bolivia
2.28 mil
La Paz
United Kingdom
2.15 mil
Leeds
India
2.13 mil
Ludhiana
France
2.03 mil
Lyon
United Kingdom
1.89 mil
Liverpool
52 Comments
+1
Level 71
May 28, 2016
What about Ljubljana, Slovenia?
+15
Level ∞
Jan 10, 2017
Not in the top 25
+2
Level 71
Nov 29, 2017
Oh. I though it was much bigger than that.
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Level 78
Feb 20, 2019
thought*
+18
Level 85
Jan 11, 2017
The entire country has a population of 2.06 million.
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Level 83
Jan 11, 2017
300,000 in the whole municipality.
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Level 58
Jan 11, 2017
Think it should be liverpool instead of leads
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Level 80
Jan 15, 2017
Not sure where "Leads" is but Leeds is bigger than Liverpool.
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Level 60
May 9, 2017
I don't think so. I guess it depends where you draw the boundaries.
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Level 80
May 9, 2017
According to the UK official census figures for 2011, Leeds had a population of 751,500 and Liverpool had 466,400 so quite a big difference.
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Level 83
Jan 16, 2019
I think the metropolitan area of Leeds is a bit of a catch-all thing that includes places like Bradford and Wakefield, which bumps up the population quite significantly.
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Level 62
Jan 23, 2017
American. Got Lusaka but missed Las Vegas
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Level 69
May 9, 2017
I actually thought through the cities, "Vegas, no" luckily I came back to it
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Level 58
May 9, 2017
The only one I could think of for the second American city was Laredo, Texas.
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Level 51
Sep 14, 2017
I thought of Las Vegas at the last second, but couldn't type it fast enough, Meanwhile, I got Luanda. I'm typically not good with African cities. I, too, am American. Don't know why I had such a hard time thinking of Las Vegas.
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Level 82
Feb 20, 2019
The American cities are harder to get because there are so many of them. You probably can't name the 2nd biggest city in Zambia, though.
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Level 57
Nov 20, 2020
Agreed.
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Level 70
Apr 2, 2017
Got Lanzhou, but missed Las Vegas and Lucknow :(
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Level 76
May 9, 2017
I was lucky with this one - by far the easiest quiz of this type for me. I got them all right away without guessing incorrectly once.
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Level 68
May 9, 2017
YUSS! Same here. Apart from about four guesses for the spelling of the Chinese city till I got it.
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Level 69
May 9, 2017
"#1 has almost as many people as Australia." hey, Australia has like 50% more people, don't be mean :P
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Level 78
Mar 19, 2019
Closer to 30% but OK :)
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Level 60
May 9, 2017
There cannot possibly be 2.10 million people in Leeds. There's only about 2.2 million in all of West Yorkshire.
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Level 66
May 10, 2017
They're counting the population of the metropolitan area, which includes places like Bradford, Huddersfield, Wakefield, etc. Don't really think this should count as Leeds itself only has a population of around half a million, well below Liverpool's 1.1 million.
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Level 49
Feb 20, 2019
They would have to include all of West Yorkshire in order to get that number, which seems very inaccurate to me. I agree it doesn't seem to add up.
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Level ∞
Mar 27, 2024
Go here, click on Leeds, and then open in Google maps.

https://www.citypopulation.de/en/world/agglomerations/

You'll see which areas are included. It's not a ridiculously large area like it is for some of the U.S. and Chinese metros.

Bradford is only like 5 miles away. People definitely commute back and forth between Leeds and Bradford. It would be silly to consider them as separate urban agglomerations.

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Level 75
May 9, 2017
I need luck now to remember India's city.
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Level 77
May 10, 2017
That Chinese city is famous for cheap, delicious noodles. I got hungry just typing the answer.
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Level 62
Jun 11, 2017
Almost got Lanzhou by guessing Langzhou out of the blue....
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Level 68
Aug 9, 2017
Almost forgot london
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Level 74
Feb 13, 2019
I forgot London but got Leeds. Silly me.
+2
Level 58
Feb 23, 2022
I forgot Los Angeles despite being in Los Angeles. Silly me.
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Level 59
Sep 23, 2018
Was doing so good then the Chinese and Indian cities got me
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Level 93
Feb 12, 2019
got them all, finally a bit of luck now.
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Level 42
Feb 13, 2019
"Luck now" worked for me for its my hometown :)
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Level 82
Feb 20, 2019
I first heard of Lucknow when I was dating a flight attendant in Saudi Arabia who regularly had layovers there.
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Level 88
Feb 20, 2019
Argh, I was just one letter off of the correct spelling for one of the Chinese cities.
+1
Level 89
Feb 21, 2019
China.

Every time I read that or type it I hear it in a certain someone's subtlley abrasive CHYna.

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Level 36
Feb 23, 2019
China China China
+1
Level 63
May 16, 2020
None in Colombia smh
+3
Level 59
Dec 19, 2022
?
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Level 32
Aug 11, 2020
I like how more people know about leeds than las vegas
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Level 57
Oct 28, 2020
Makes sense. There’s a lot less major UK cities to look through than major US cities.
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Level 43
May 12, 2021
What a surprise to see another french city than Paris in this kind of quiz !
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Level 58
Feb 23, 2022
I'm so stupid

I literally missed Los Angeles

...while in Los Angeles

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Level 70
Oct 27, 2022
Leeds does not have a population in 7 figures.
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Level ∞
Mar 27, 2024
Within the urban agglomeration? It absolutely does. Certainly you aren't considering cities like Bradford (right next door) as an entirely separate urban area?
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Level 87
Mar 27, 2024
Embarrassed to admit I've never heard of Liuzhou or Ludhiana, nor do I remember them being on another Jetpunk quiz. Shows how provincial I am, I guess.
+1
Level 65
Mar 27, 2024
What about Linfen, China?
+1
Level 46
Mar 28, 2024
Lumbobssho.
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Level 78
Mar 28, 2024
What about Lu'an ? I thought I remembered it had a pretty big population... :(
+2
Level 67
Mar 29, 2024
Where's Los Santos and Liberty City ???