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Cities by Wikipedia Descriptions #3

Can you name the city based on a description from its Wikipedia article?
Answer must correspond to the yellow box
Some text slightly edited
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Last updated: January 25, 2019
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Home to the headquarters of the United Nations
New York City
Traditionally credited as the home of pizza
Naples
The only Canadian city to have held the Summer Olympics
Montreal
The discovery of gold in Victoria in mid-1851 sparked a gold rush
Melbourne
The largest Portuguese-speaking city in the world
São Paulo
The largest component of the Keihanshin Metropolitan Area, the second largest
metropolitan area in Japan
Osaka
Thinkers like David Hume, Adam Smith, James Hutton and Joseph Black were
familiar figures in its streets
Edinburgh
The major financial centre of the European continent
Frankfurt
The westernmost point of Continental Europe
Lisbon
Gucci, Versace, Prada, Armani, and Dolce & Gabbana are headquartered in the city
Milan
The capital of the Indian state of West Bengal
Kolkata
Tahrir Square continued to be the primary destination for protests
Cairo
In the late 16th century, Portuguese, French, Danish, Dutch and English ships regularly
stopped over in Table Bay en route to the Indies
Cape Town
Home port of the Russian Pacific Fleet
Vladivostok
The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race kicks off with its ceremonial start downtown on Fourth Avenue
Anchorage
In 1914, it was the site of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria
Sarajevo
Bands that have emerged from its music scene include Oasis, The Smiths, and Joy Division
Manchester
This site, with its natural harbour, was selected in 1884 as the terminus for the
Canadian Pacific Railway
Vancouver
Offers activities such as legal prostitution and a number of coffee shops that sell cannabis
Amsterdam
Home to Israel's only stock exchange
Tel Aviv
24 Comments
+3
Level 77
Jan 25, 2019
Please accept also Kalkutta. I think most Jetpunk accepts both old and new names?
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Level 81
Jan 26, 2019
Do you mean Calcutta?
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Level 60
Apr 2, 2019
Kalkutta was never it'sold name.....
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Level 67
Apr 16, 2019
Lol yeah it took me a while to spell it.
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Level 78
Feb 16, 2021
Kalkutta is it's name in German 😊
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Level 72
Jan 28, 2019
Lisbon is not the westernmost point in continental Europe...it's Cabo de Roca...or Sintra.
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Level 74
Jan 31, 2019
I thought that too, but looked it up and Cabo de Roca doesn't look like a city to me. But I wasn't able to find demographics for the lighthouse :)
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Level 63
Feb 19, 2019
Sintra is part of the metropolitan area of Lisbon. And as redsplat said Cabo da Roca is not a city - it's a cape.
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Level 70
Apr 15, 2019
But the question is on which city's Wiki page the sentence 'the westernmost point of continental Europe' shows up. Lisbon is a well-known city only a short distance from there, and so it's by far the most likely answer.
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Level 82
Apr 15, 2019
I thought I knew which clue had been slightly edited but I looked it up and was wrong.
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Level 74
Apr 15, 2019
This one was very Portuguese, I like it
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Level 65
Nov 26, 2020
Two canadian cities, yay!
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Level 61
May 23, 2021
There's a Tahrir square in Baghdad as well!
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Level 57
Oct 13, 2021
i just guessed vancouver for some reason and it was my first guess
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Level 58
Oct 14, 2021
The hint for Kolkata actually made me think that it must be a city in the western parts of India, since I don't know much about Indian states...
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Level 79
Mar 29, 2022
Naples, the home of pizza? You are joking, right?
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Level 77
Sep 8, 2022
Just for my curiosity, what makes you think so?
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Level 63
Dec 4, 2022
Why would it be a joke? I think you can pretty much credit Naples as the home of pizza
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Level 90
Feb 9, 2023
I wouldn't call Frankfurt THE major financial centre of the European continent. The question says "European continent" and not "continental Europe", so the answer should be London. It's by far the most important financial hub in Europe.

And even if you mean continental Europe, Frankfurt still gets beaten by Paris (according to the Global Financial Centres Index 2022).

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Level 56
Oct 21, 2023
It is Wikipedia. If it's wrong or mis-phrased, change it!
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Level 63
Apr 24, 2023
Why is Cape Town used again?
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Level 67
Jun 22, 2023
"Oh THAT Victoria!"

- Me, 3 seconds after finishing this quiz

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Level 75
Oct 21, 2023
Uyy this again? These clues aren't in Wikipedia so why is this a series?

"Edited Wikipedia entries quiz" = totally meaningless.

OK I'll take a quiz on this stuff, fine.

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Level 67
Mar 19, 2024
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