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Biggest Cities Starting With T

Name the world's most populous urban areas that start with the letter T.
Urban area population, not city proper
According to citypopulation.de, January 2024
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Last updated: April 5, 2024
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First submittedFebruary 13, 2012
Times taken92,531
Average score64.7%
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Country
Population
City
Japan
41.0 mil
Tokyo
Iran
16.5 mil
Tehran
China
11.5 mil
Tianjin
Taiwan
9.95 mil
Taipei
Canada
7.70 mil
Toronto
China
5.95 mil
Taiyuan
United States
4.93 mil
Tampa
Uzbekistan
3.78 mil
Tashkent
Israel
2.95 mil
Tel Aviv
Country
Population
City
Taiwan
2.78 mil
Taichung
China
2.70 mil
Tangshan
Tunisia
2.70 mil
Tunis
Mexico
2.68 mil
Toluca
China
2.58 mil
Taizhou
Mexico
2.25 mil
Tijuana
Iran
1.94 mil
Tabriz
Libya
1.82 mil
Tripoli
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Level 8
Nov 19, 2012
nice quiz
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Level 52
Apr 27, 2014
There is way too much big cities in china.
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Level ∞
Aug 20, 2014
Yeah, someone should tell them to cut it out.
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Level 67
Jun 21, 2017
three years later I find this comment. please tell me you're actually Bill Burr, or even Daniel Tosh. Or maybe just someone who agrees that there are too many people on this planet.
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Level 66
Sep 9, 2017
Dear China

We here at Jetpunk love to take quizzes about large cities, but you have too many. You are making these quizzes harder. So China, please rearrange 1.3 Billion people so that we may have some easier quizzes.

Thanks, Jetpunk

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Level 60
Jan 11, 2019
Or if they rename their cities into good ones, that would nice too
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Level 93
Feb 13, 2019
yeah if they all just collect into shanghai sized mega cities we could just remember 33 of them
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Level 73
May 29, 2019
Everything here has made me laugh
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Level 43
Jun 21, 2022
If you let China combine and rename all cities, they would name them something like 蘇寧惡搞
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Level 62
Aug 30, 2022
Just make all chinese cities have the same name, easy.
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Level 28
Feb 20, 2019
India isn’t much better. For this quiz, there are none , but in others.....
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Level 54
Oct 8, 2020
bill burr will host snl next week, i will definitely tune in
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Level 79
Mar 12, 2019
There are*. As you are referring to big cities in China, it is plural so you should use the term 'are' instead of 'is'. Also, the 'C' in China is capitalised as it is a proper noun.
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Level 75
Nov 23, 2014
I will have to learn some more Chinese cities. I only know Beijing and Shanghai!
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Level 76
Jan 13, 2017
Maybe this quiz will help a bit.
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Level 67
May 30, 2017
I've already done it and it's a very good quiz if I do say so myself which in fact I do.
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Level 81
Feb 24, 2022
I'm slowly getting better. On a good day, I can get about 25 of them. Tianjin is definitely one of them (in the top ten for sure).

On a particularly good day (which today was not) I could get Tangshan.

I think this is the first quiz, however, where I can recall even having heard of Taiyuan. 😕

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Level 28
Nov 23, 2014
I'm useless at Chinese cities... need to get learning.
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Level 84
Nov 23, 2014
How did you come up with 6.95 million for Toronto? According to the 2011 Census, the Toronto Census Metropolitan Area had a population of 5,583,064. The Greater Toronto Area had a population of 6,054,191. Even if you include the unofficial Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, the population of both metro areas was still only 6,574,140.
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Level 82
Nov 30, 2014
For guessing Chinese cities it's helpful to just memorize common prefixes and suffixes for China city names and then play mix and match...
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Level 75
Jun 21, 2017
I do that, but it didn't help much on this one. I knew one was Tian-something, but I couldn't get Tiananmen Square out of my head. Never heard of the second Chinese city.
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Level 58
Sep 7, 2015
Funny how all the Chinese cities are at the bottom
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Level 77
Jan 11, 2017
I tried with Tianmen, but silly city "only" has 1.7M inhabitants. Never heard about that -yuan one.
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Level 50
Mar 29, 2017
I only knew it from playing Deus Ex. I wasn't even sure it was a real city in China, but here we are!
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Level 37
Jan 12, 2017
Forgo Tokyo...I feel like an Idiot
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Level 88
Jul 4, 2019
You also forgo the t :)
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Level 57
Jan 12, 2017
Tampa has 346,037 inhabitants.
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Level 73
Feb 18, 2019
Making it an important contributor to the Bay Area's metropolitan population! Indeed, the largest of the major cities in those ~6 counties (Polk, Pinellas, Hillsborough, Manatee, Sarasota, Pasco)
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Level 41
Jun 21, 2017
did like this and did remember the chinese city too, but I agree too many of their cities to remember
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Level 68
Jun 21, 2017
Slowly but surely adding to my knowledge of Chinese cities. I probably have close to 10 memorized by now. Very happy I got Tianjin
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Level 82
Apr 13, 2018
I got Taiyuan last time and missed Tianjin. This time I flipped that.
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Level 47
Jun 23, 2017
there should be more cities on this, finished with 3:12 left
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Level 89
Jan 11, 2019
American "metropolitan areas" exaggerate "urban" population over such an enormous area full of rural area and distinctly separate urban settlements you'd think we were looking at equally silly statistics of Chinese city limits.

Yes, Tampa, I'm looking at you because I've looked at you in person and it's not impressive.

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Level ∞
Feb 13, 2019
This is true to some degree. Although there is some sort of rationale. It's based on commuting, which is generally done over a longer distance in the U.S. due to car culture.
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Level 82
Feb 14, 2019
That makes a lot of sense. Americans are used to driving long distances. I know many who commute upwards of 90 minutes every day in each direction to get to work or school. And American cities are so spread out with so many living in distant suburbs that it feels normal to drive 40 minutes or an hour to get somewhere.

Compare this to attitudes I regularly encounter overseas, where people are not as dependent on cars or don't have them, and it seems like people have a much lower threshold for what they consider to be "far away." I've had this conversation so many times with people in other countries: "why don't you come over?" "no! It's so far!" "what? you can walk here in 15 minutes or get here by taxi in 5! What are you talking about??" "nooo. It's faaar." The only place I've been that is similarly spread-out and car-centric is probably Saudi Arabia.

Before someone takes offense at the above characterization: I never said it's like this in *your* country.

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Level 82
Feb 24, 2020
Australia is similarly spread out and car-centric. Our cities tend to have very low population densities as a result. I'm sure someone coming from Asia or Europe would consider my house to be rural, but by all Australian accounts it's in a capital metro area.
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Level 82
Nov 11, 2020
Canada is pretty much the same way, too.
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Level 62
Feb 14, 2019
What's really weird is Taizhou which apparently didn't make this list. Citypopulation.de does list Taiyuan as being bigger but Wikipedia (yeah I know) has Taizhou as significantly bigger in terms of prefecture-level city total population. Weird thing is that the Wikipedia article cites back to Citypop and both cite back to the 2010 census so ... (shrugs).
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Level 82
Feb 24, 2020
A lot of city-based Chinese administrative areas are much bigger than the actual urban area. Probably the most famous example is Chongqing, which has over 30 million in its Municipality, but nowhere near that in the actual urban area. Of course sometimes it's the other way around, with urban areas crossing administrative boundaries - such as in the Guangzhou/PRD conurbation - but either way, I wouldn't use Municpality, Prefecture or any other administrative boundary when it comes to defining Chinese cities.
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Level 65
Mar 29, 2022
I'm Chinese and I know how confusing this is. In China a "prefecture-level city" is not a city, but really a prefecture, i.e. a larger urban area together with many smaller ones and all the rural areas in between. More confusingly, "prefecture-level city" is commonly abbreviated "city" instead of "prefecture"...
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Level 79
Mar 11, 2019
Got all but one (I live in China) - Tampa!!
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Level 53
Mar 16, 2019
Taizhou in China is missing. 3 269 204 Metro population as of 2010.
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Level 80
Jul 4, 2019
Quick suggestion:

Accept "Toshkent" for Tashkent,

as it's the Uzbek version of the cities name!

https://uz.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toshkent

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Level 47
Oct 8, 2019
Ugh those Chinese cities!!!
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Level 69
Oct 27, 2019
How do u even miss Tianjin, like 48%????????? its like so iconic
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Level 57
Nov 30, 2020
Theres like 100 cities in china with over 1 mil, its hard to know
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Level 43
Jan 11, 2021
Great quiz ! You can also put Tripoli, in Libya, it's 3.08m inhabitants I think.
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Level 57
Apr 20, 2021
Tripoli has over 3 million people
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Level 63
Apr 9, 2024
According to the world factbook the urban area population is 1.158 mil.
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Level 29
Oct 7, 2021
i got all lol
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Level 38
Aug 1, 2022
Tampaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
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Level 60
Feb 11, 2023
9/11 didn't get those dratted two smaller cities in China