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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
First submittedAugust 22, 2011
Times taken36,045
Average score47.6%
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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 73
May 3, 2014
I was typing Leningrad, for crying out loud :/
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Level 87
Jul 21, 2018
Pretty cool.
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Level 40
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 78
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 44
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 58
May 1, 2014
Too river centric.
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Level 75
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 33
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 81
Dec 13, 2015
Did terribly, but got Jules Verne's birthplace, so quite happy.
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Level 68
Sep 9, 2019
Edicts just aren't as cool as they used to be. Now everyone is into the science fiction writers of the Belle Epoque. Soon enough all the kids are going to be spending their pennies at the nickelodeon which will inextricably lead to filming the Tide ball challenge on YouTube.
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Level 59
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 73
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 74
Aug 23, 2016
Han Seoul? Oh.
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Level 78
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 65
Feb 6, 2020
I had the same thought. On a map it sure doesn't look like a river.
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Level 74
Sep 22, 2018
It's always good when one finds a quiz that is educational like this one.
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Level 43
Mar 22, 2019
Isn't El Paso bigger than Juarez?
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Level 59
Feb 24, 2021
No.
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Level 40
Oct 25, 2019
Seoul was named Hanseong till 2004.
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Level 40
Feb 7, 2020
Please accept El Cairo for the biggest city that sits upon the Nile
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Level 65
Mar 30, 2021
Can you add more US rivers?
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Level 73
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 61
Jun 8, 2021
Please change Juarez to Ciudad Juárez.