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Biggest World Cities by Letter - S

Name the most populous urban areas that start with the letter S.
Urban area population, not city proper
According to citypopulation.de, January 2019
Shenzhen is missing because our source lumps it together with Guangzhou
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Last updated: February 13, 2019
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First submittedFebruary 13, 2012
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Country
Population
City
China
35.9 mil
Shanghai
South Korea
24.7 mil
Seoul
Brazil
22.2 mil
São Paulo
China
7.90 mil
Shenyang
United States
7.85 mil
San Francisco
Singapore
7.80 mil
Singapore
China
7.70 mil
Shantou
Chile
7.20 mil
Santiago
India
6.35 mil
Surat
Indonesia
6.00 mil
Surabaya
Russia
5.60 mil
Saint Petersburg
Australia
5.20 mil
Sydney
China
4.40 mil
Shijiazhuang
Country
Population
City
United States
4.38 mil
Seattle
Dominican Republic
3.90 mil
Santo Domingo
Brazil
3.58 mil
Salvador
United States
3.33 mil
San Diego
Yemen
2.73 mil
Sana'a
Japan
2.48 mil
Sapporo
Germany
2.43 mil
Stuttgart
United States
2.43 mil
Salt Lake City
United States
2.35 mil
St. Louis
Costa Rica
2.35 mil
San Jose
Sweden
2.20 mil
Stockholm
Indonesia
2.20 mil
Semarang
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Level 35
Aug 28, 2014
Salt Lake City has more people than San Antonio?
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Level 88
Nov 1, 2014
citypopulation.de must include the entire Wasatch Front, including Ogden and Provo even though the US Census Bureau considers them separate MSAs.
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Level ∞
Nov 1, 2014
Citypopulation.de numbers generally correspond to CSAs not MSAs.
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Level 75
Feb 13, 2019
There is a Combined Statistical Area (CSA) for Salt Lake City-Provo-Orem (to give that CSA its exact name), which covers the whole northwestern fifth of Utah, hence the inflated numbers for Salt Lake City. There is no CSA for San Antonio, so the "San Antonio" of this quiz has a much smaller area than "Salt Lake City" - hence it being apparently smaller.
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Level 69
Jun 5, 2022
For real. According to this quiz, Salt Lake City takes up the majority of Utah's population. Ridiculous
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Level 87
Oct 22, 2014
Since when is Puerto Rico a country?
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Level 56
Nov 1, 2014
You're right! Let's use California for San Francisco, Texas for San Antonio and so on and let's call them all countries! Oh wait, Puerto Rico isn't even a state.
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Level 71
Nov 1, 2014
Am I the only one who got Sana'a by guessing San Antonio?
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Level 41
Nov 1, 2014
No.
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Level 69
Nov 1, 2014
2
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Level 75
Nov 1, 2014
3
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Level 55
Mar 26, 2015
6
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Level 78
May 22, 2015
7
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Level 74
Sep 26, 2015
8
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Level 65
Mar 26, 2016
800
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Level 63
Apr 13, 2016
9
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Level 79
Jun 12, 2016
10
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Level 92
Jan 11, 2017
1A
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Level 75
Jan 13, 2017
Maybe we should type Sana'a in full here to get the point?
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Level 79
Nov 30, 2020
Perhaps.
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Level 51
Sep 4, 2016
nope that happened to me too
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Level 62
Jun 12, 2017
13
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Level 56
Jun 16, 2017
Yeah, let's fill the comment section with spam! 14
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Level 70
Jun 16, 2017
15
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Level 70
Jun 17, 2017
16
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Level 66
May 25, 2018
17
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Level 64
Aug 16, 2018
18
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Level 79
Nov 30, 2020
18.5 😏
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Level 66
Dec 27, 2018
لا، أنت لست الوحيد
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Level 66
Feb 22, 2019
C-C-C-COMBO BREAKER
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Level 65
Nov 1, 2014
San Antonio is larger than Salt Lake City
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Level 85
Nov 1, 2014
The Sacramento CSA (2.48 million) is bigger than the Salt Lake CSA (2.39 million).
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Level 43
Mar 25, 2015
Probably many. Like me. On the other hand, if you see Yemen, you're going to think of its capital, Sana'a
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Level 67
Apr 29, 2018
I didn't even think of San Antonio.
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Level 65
Aug 14, 2015
what about San Antonio???
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Level 69
Aug 29, 2015
Shouldn't San Antonio be on here?
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Level ∞
Jan 11, 2017
No
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Level 75
Jan 13, 2017
2.07 million, according to citypopulation.de.
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Level 77
May 12, 2016
It's getting a bit confusing when some quizzes count Shenzhen as part of Guangzhou and some don't.
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Level 84
Jan 12, 2017
Same, I thought I must have been misspelling Shenzhen.
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Level 49
May 18, 2016
Missed San Juan, St. Louis, Salt Lake City and Salvador:/
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Level 67
Nov 2, 2016
puerto rico isnt a country
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Level 82
Dec 23, 2016
Quizmaster's father was killed by some Puerto Rican guy. He doesn't like to admit that they are part of the United States.
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Level 68
Jun 16, 2017
:(
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Level 75
Jan 13, 2017
Shantou appears out of size order.
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Level 67
May 30, 2017
True, I wasn't the first to notice that. Is it a mistake or is it just in the wrong place? Will the Quizmaster come to the rescue? Will OCD strike? Will life ever be the same again?
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Level ∞
May 30, 2017
This crisis has been dealt with
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Level 75
Jun 16, 2017
Whew! That was a close one.
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Level 59
Feb 22, 2017
Where is Shenzhen? And the list is not in order (Suzhou)
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Level 65
May 11, 2017
san antonio is bigger than salt lake city!
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Level 73
May 21, 2017
Why isn't Shenzhen there?
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Level 38
Jun 16, 2017
I got Sana'a trying to guess San Antonio lmao, surprised sacramento isn't here
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Level 66
Sep 20, 2020
same
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Level 71
Jun 16, 2017
Where is San Antonio?
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Level 57
Jun 16, 2017
In Texas
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Level 68
Jun 16, 2017
Got Sana'a while trying San Antonio lol
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Level 21
Jun 16, 2017
Very surprising not to see San Antonio, San Juan, Shenzhen, or even Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte! I am much more used to the urban population.
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Level 82
Jun 12, 2019
Sri Jayaepdubnewda is just a neighborhood or district of Colombo, similar to New Delhi and Delhi. Colombo would show up on some big cities quizzes.
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Level 60
Nov 20, 2023
San Juan was on before. Shenzhen is grouped with Guangzhou on JetPunk.
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Level 74
Jun 16, 2017
what about suzhou, china? population 10 million. way more beautiful and much more of a vacation hotspot than the other two, shantou and shijiazhuang, which i've never heard of.
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Level 60
Nov 20, 2023
It's part of Shanghai on the source apparently.
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Level 65
Jun 17, 2017
I got Sana'a while guessing San Antonio
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Level 71
Oct 5, 2017
Me too
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Level 67
Feb 13, 2019
Me too.
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Level 82
Jun 18, 2017
What the heck is Shijiazhuang? The Chinese are just making things up now.
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Level 71
Oct 5, 2017
There's also Zhangjiagang XD
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Level 83
Nov 23, 2017
that's generally how place names happen
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Level 63
Jul 13, 2021
Lol I got shijiazhuang somehow
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Level 87
Nov 3, 2017
Stuttgart has less than a Million inhabitants in fact
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Level 37
Mar 23, 2019
it is the urban area of stuttgart, not the city alone, as stated in the description.
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Level 75
Jun 1, 2018
What about Suzhou in China?
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Level 23
Jul 30, 2018
Where's Shenzhen ? It has almost more people that Shijiazhuang and Shenyang together.
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Level 48
Aug 26, 2018
Where the hell is Shenzhen? There are over 10m people living in Shenzhen!
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Level ∞
Feb 13, 2019
Read the caveats!
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Level 42
Apr 28, 2020
It's weird not to consider Shenzhen an urban area per se, but even weirder not to consider Suzhou at all, which has a lot of people and is in a different municipality (Jiangsu) than Shanghai.

Further, if Shenzhen is part of the same urban area of Guangzhou, then all quizzes should be updated to include the urban area of Chongqing which counts more than 30mln people.

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Level 79
Mar 11, 2019
I live in Suzhou, China!
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Level 42
Jun 12, 2019
I only got Sana'a because I incorrectly guessed San Antonio.
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Level 60
Jun 12, 2019
U didn't incorrectly guessed, but San Antonio contains Sana in itself. Everyone got Sana while Typing San Antonio
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Level 82
Jun 12, 2019
I'm simmering about missing the last one.
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Level 67
Jun 12, 2019
I typed "Shiangwang" as a joke, because I knew the only Chinese city I would get was Shanghai, and it counted as a type in for another city 0.0
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Level 49
Jun 12, 2019
shicago
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Level 72
Jun 19, 2019
You can't claim San Francisco's population as almost 8 million while still having San Jose as a separate city on the same list.
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Level 61
Mar 28, 2023
san jose isnt just a californian city.
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Level 73
Jan 29, 2020
I was sure that the second city from Brazil was Santos so I couldn't think of Salvador. Other than that, I only missed three of the Chinese cities.
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Level 68
Feb 10, 2020
Interesting it says Saint Petersburg but it also says St. Louis
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Level 51
Jul 15, 2020
6% at Semarang! That really surprised me!
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Level 65
Jul 17, 2020
Bah! I missed Santiago because I misread "Chile" as another "China."
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Level 87
Jan 31, 2022
same lol
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Level 72
Nov 14, 2020
Suzhou. That is all.
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Level 70
Dec 12, 2020
The urban area of Stockholm is not over 2 mill. That would be the Stockholm county/metropolitan area
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Level 51
Jun 19, 2021
HAHAHA! Shantou is Definitely NOT that big!
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Level 55
Nov 21, 2021
suzhou and shenzhen?
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Level 36
May 26, 2022
san francisco is like 1m not 7m
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Level 36
May 26, 2022
shenzhen has 10m +
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Level 65
Jul 12, 2022
No Sacramento?
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Level 67
Jul 28, 2022
Shangrao?
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Level 67
Jul 28, 2022
San Antonio?
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Level 79
Jan 5, 2023
It's here!
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Level 60
Nov 20, 2023
Please add a caveat for Suzhou to prevent confusion.
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Level 49
Dec 30, 2023
Where is San Antonio