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Biggest City by River

For each river, name the most populous urban area that lies along its banks.
We allow multiple answers when the population difference between the top two cities is very small
There are two "Han" rivers. We allow the largest city on either one.
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Last updated: September 15, 2022
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First submittedAugust 22, 2011
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River
City
Nile
Cairo
Mississippi
Minneapolis
Missouri
St. Louis / Kansas City
St. Lawrence
Montreal
Danube
Budapest / Vienna
Yangtze
Shanghai
Thames
London
River
City
Vistula
Warsaw
Loire
Nantes
Seine
Paris
Indus
Hyderabad
Tigris
Baghdad
Dnieper
Kyiv
Tiber
Rome
River
City
Neva
St. Petersburg
Ohio
Pittsburgh / Cincinatti
Rio Grande
Juarez / El Paso
Han
Seoul / Wuhan
Columbia
Portland
Río de la Plata
Buenos Aires
Congo
Kinshasa
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Level 66
Apr 30, 2014
I was typing "St. Petersburg" when the time finished.
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Level 69
May 3, 2014
I was typing Leningrad, for crying out loud :/
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Level 67
Dec 16, 2022
That should be an accepted answer on Jetpunk, just like Saigon, Calcutta and Bombay.
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Level 89
Jul 21, 2018
Pretty cool.
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Level 58
Dec 16, 2022
Those last-second-type-ins neva work...
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Level 38
Apr 30, 2014
Indus River in Hyderabad? Indus flows through Tibet, "North India" and Pakistan and Hyderabad is in "South India". I guess that the correct answer must be Karachi, though, I am not completely sure of it. So, please verify it before making the change.
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Level 81
May 1, 2014
I guessed Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, but...

It looks like it hits Hyderabad, Pakistan but misses all the others!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indus_River

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Level 58
May 2, 2014
There's another Hyderabad in Pakistan.
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Level 37
Aug 6, 2014
Let me guess, Hyderabad means "water city"?
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Level 58
Dec 28, 2014
@beetboy12 According to Wikipedia, it is "lion city"
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Level 60
Dec 16, 2022
Karachi is the most populous city in the indus river valley not hyderabad
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Level 57
May 1, 2014
Too river centric.
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Level 78
Oct 8, 2021
Agreed, overly fluvial.
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Level 66
Dec 18, 2014
I was thinking Seoul but I said "Meh, I'm wasting time", *Stop timer* lol
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Level 32
Aug 29, 2015
I thought the Han river refers to the Chinese one... I did not expect that. And I'm doing this quiz while *watching* Korean drama with my mother...
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Level 58
Dec 16, 2022
I tried several chinese cities but the I thought "Han" may also be korean, so I tried Seoul... turned out, both were right...
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Level 56
Aug 18, 2016
Today I learned, Minneapolis is larger than New Orleans and St. Louis is larger than Kansas city.
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Level 75
Aug 18, 2016
Well metro areas, yes St. Louis is larger than KC and Minneapolis is larger that New Orleans.
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Level ∞
Aug 18, 2016
As is clearly spelled out in the directions. City proper population is a terrible measure. By city proper Indianapolis is a larger city than San Francisco. That's why we generally don't use it on JetPunk.
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Level 75
Aug 23, 2016
Han Seoul? Oh.
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Level 73
Sep 4, 2018
I know that Rio De La Plata was named a long time ago by someone long dead, but is it really a river? It looks more like a bay or gulf than a river to me.There is no apparent delta. It just opens directly into the ocean, there are several large rivers that flow into the same bay, and it's 140 miles wide. Not complaining about the question or expecting anything to be done about it. I'm just curious if I'm the only person that sees it that way.
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Level 64
Feb 6, 2020
I had the same thought. On a map it sure doesn't look like a river.
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Level 70
Dec 16, 2022
The 'Battle of the River Plate' was the first naval battle of WW2 resulting in the Germans scuttling the Graf Spee in the estuary. Big boats, big river, though it has to be dredged.
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Level 77
Sep 22, 2018
It's always good when one finds a quiz that is educational like this one.
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Level 41
Mar 22, 2019
Isn't El Paso bigger than Juarez?
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Level 67
Feb 24, 2021
No.
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Level 51
Oct 25, 2019
Seoul was named Hanseong till 2004.
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Level 39
Feb 7, 2020
Please accept El Cairo for the biggest city that sits upon the Nile
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Level 63
Mar 30, 2021
Can you add more US rivers?
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Level 72
Apr 19, 2021
There's a Han river that flows through Shantou (my first guess), another one through Taichung, and third through Da Nang, plus the two accepted here through Seoul or Wuhan. Consider either choosing a different river for this quiz, or giving a country clue for Han River?
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Level 65
Jun 8, 2021
Please change Juarez to Ciudad Juárez.
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Level 42
Dec 16, 2022
There are two different rivers called "Han", one passing throu Seoul, the other throu Wuhan. It's absourdous to put together in the answers!!!
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Level 91
Dec 16, 2022
St. Louis is actually located just south of the Missouri River and doesn’t technically sit on its banks. Not sure how strict you’re being on your definition.
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Level 72
Dec 16, 2022
Hyderabad, India, is on the Krishna River, which never connects to the Indus. You must be thinking of Hyderabad, Pakistan, which is only about 1.5-2 million people, much smaller than Karachi, which ought to be the correct answer. I see that this was pointed out to QM 5 years ago and still hasn't been fixed. Please make the correction!
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Level 66
Dec 16, 2022
Cincinnati is misspelled in this quiz.
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Level 55
Dec 16, 2022
I can tell that this quiz was taken mostly by Europeans lol
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Level 79
Feb 9, 2023
Fix the spelling for Cincinnati please!