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Biggest Cities in each Risk Territory

Can you name the five most populous urban areas for each territory in the board game Risk? Please read the quiz caveats!
Population data from citypopulation.de
The area for each territory was approximated from this map
I highly recommend checking the map as you do the quiz, because the names for some territories are very confusing
The Ruhr metro and Cologne-Düsseldorf have been ignored for the purposes of this quiz
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Last updated: November 21, 2022
First submittedMay 3, 2021
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Alaska
396 k
Anchorage
96.8 k
Fairbanks
31.9 k
Juneau
13.9 k
Ketchikan
7.0 k
Sitka
 
 
Alberta
2.90 m
Vancouver
1.52 m
Calgary
1.37 m
Edmonton
336 k
Saskatoon
263 k
Regina
 
 
Central America
24.5 m
Mexico City
5.60 m
Monterrey
5.55 m
Guadalajara
4.02 m
Puebla
4.00 m
Santo Domingo
 
 
Eastern United States
21.8 m
New York City
9.65 m
Chicago
8.55 m
Washington
7.70 m
Boston
7.35 m
Philadelphia
 
 
Greenland
18.8 k
Nuuk
5.6 k
Sisimiut
4.7 k
Ilulissat
3.0 k
Aasiaat
3.0 k
Qaqortoq
 
 
Northwest Territory
33.4 k
Whitehorse
22.2 k
Yellowknife
8.2 k
Iqaluit
3.5 k
Hay River
3.3 k
Inuvik
 
 
Ontario
7.65 m
Toronto
1.29 m
Ottawa/Gatineau
850 k
Winnipeg
804 k
Hamilton
593 k
Kitchener (Tri-Cities)
 
 
Quebec
4.32 m
Montreal
1.29 m
Ottawa/Gatineau
832 k
Quebec City
448 k
Halifax
224 k
Sherbrooke
 
 
Western United States
17.6 m
Los Angeles
7.75 m
San Francisco
4.80 m
Phoenix
4.47 m
Seattle
3.80 m
Denver
 
 
Argentina
16.6 m
Buenos Aires
7.80 m
Santiago
1.87 m
Montevideo
1.68 m
Córdoba
1.38 m
Rosario
 
 
Brazil
22.6 m
São Paulo
13.3 m
Rio de Janeiro
5.05 m
Belo Horizonte
4.15 m
Porto Alegre
4.05 m
Brasília
 
 
Peru
11.1 m
Lima
3.20 m
Guayaquil
2.77 m
Quito
2.37 m
Asunción
2.17 m
Santa Cruz
 
 
Venezuela
9.80 m
Bogotá
4.10 m
Medellín
3.77 m
Caracas
2.90 m
Cali
2.67 m
Maracaibo
 
 
Great Britain
14.8 m
London
3.15 m
Birmingham
3.07 m
Manchester
2.15 m
Leeds
1.88 m
Liverpool
Iceland
232 k
Reykjavík
19.5 k
Keflavík
19.0 k
Akureyri
9.0 k
Selfoss
7.7 k
Akranes
 
 
Northern Europe
4.75 m
Berlin
3.27 m
Rotterdam
3.27 m
Frankfurt
2.87 m
Hamburg
2.72 m
Brussels
 
 
Scandinavia
2.25 m
Stockholm
1.32 m
Helsinki
1.21 m
Oslo
655 k
Gothenburg
341 k
Tampere
 
 
Southern Europe
6.15 m
Milan
4.15 m
Naples
3.50 m
Athens
3.50 m
Rome
2.22 m
Vienna
 
 
Ukraine
14.7 m
Moscow
5.65 m
Saint Petersburg
3.47 m
Kiev
2.62 m
Baku
2.05 m
Minsk
 
 
Western Europe
11.4 m
Paris
6.70 m
Madrid
4.87 m
Barcelona
2.50 m
Lisbon
1.99 m
Lyon
 
 
Congo
13.9 m
Kinshasa
3.67 m
Kampala
2.45 m
Lubumbashi
2.35 m
Brazzaville
2.17 m
Mbuji-Mayi
 
 
East Africa
6.50 m
Khartoum
6.45 m
Dar es Salaam
6.10 m
Nairobi
3.90 m
Addis Ababa
2.00 m
Mogadishu
 
 
Egypt
21.5 m
Cairo
5.95 m
Alexandria
1.29 m
Tripoli
760 k
Port Said
740 k
Suez
 
 
Madagascar
2.75 m
Antananarivo
325 k
Toamasina
246 k
Mahajanga
246 k
Antsirabe
191 k
Fianarantsoa
 
 
North Africa
20.1 m
Lagos
5.75 m
Abidjan
5.20 m
Accra
4.85 m
Kano
4.55 m
Casablanca
 
 
South Africa
14.2 m
Johannesburg
8.45 m
Luanda
4.30 m
Cape Town
3.47 m
Durban
2.80 m
Lusaka
 
 
Afghanistan
3.30 m
Tashkent
2.17 m
Almaty
1.44 m
Ashgabat
1.18 m
Nur-Sultan
1.12 m
Bishkek
 
 
China
47.6 m
Guangzhou
34.1 m
Shanghai
20.0 m
Beijing
13.2 m
Tianjin
10.2 m
Xiamen
India
31.3 m
Delhi
25.6 m
Mumbai
20.3 m
Dhaka
18.2 m
Karachi
17.0 m
Kolkata
 
 
Irkutsk
623 k
Irkutsk
439 k
Ulan-Ude
351 k
Chita
226 k
Blagoveshchensk
226 k
Bratsk
 
 
Japan
40.5 m
Tokyo
17.5 m
Osaka
10.5 m
Nagoya
2.75 m
Fukuoka
2.50 m
Sapporo
 
 
Kamchatka
616 k
Khabarovsk
606 k
Vladivostok
244 k
Komsomolsk-on-Amur
200 k
Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk
179 k
Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky
 
 
Middle East
16.2 m
Istanbul
15.5 m
Tehran
8.40 m
Riyadh
7.15 m
Baghdad
5.70 m
Amman / Dubai
 
 
Mongolia
25.0 m
Seoul
8.10 m
Shenyang
5.15 m
Harbin
4.62 m
Dalian
4.07 m
Busan
 
 
Siam
19.4 m
Bangkok
10.6 m
Ho Chi Minh City
9.15 m
Kuala Lumpur
7.90 m
Singapore
5.75 m
Yangon
 
 
Siberia
1.12 m
Krasnoyarsk
556 k
Kemerovo
549 k
Novokuznetsk
190 k
Prokopyevsk
186 k
Abakan
 
 
Ural
1.70 m
Novosibirsk
1.67 m
Yekaterinburg
1.40 m
Chelyabinsk
1.15 m
Omsk
632 k
Barnaul
 
 
Yakutsk
322 k
Yakutsk
57.9 k
Neryungri
35.3 k
Mirny
23.1 k
Lensk
20.6 k
Aldan
 
 
Eastern Australia
5.40 m
Sydney
5.05 m
Melbourne
3.22 m
Brisbane
600 k
Gold Coast
432 k
Canberra
 
 
Indonesia
32.1 m
Jakarta
26.1 m
Manila
7.05 m
Bandung
6.15 m
Surabaya
4.07 m
Medan
 
 
New Guinea
364 k
Port Moresby
305 k
Ambon
233 k
Jayapura
158 k
Ternate
148 k
Lae
 
 
Western Australia
2.07 m
Perth
1.36 m
Adelaide
75.1 k
Bunbury
37.2 k
Geraldton
28.9 k
Kalgoorlie-Boulder
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Level 82
Feb 26, 2022
Great quiz! A map version with hidden dots would be fun too.
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Level 84
Feb 26, 2022
Interesting quiz... though I missed several due to them being on landmasses that don't actually appear anywhere on the RISK board, yet you've assumed that they belong to some other territory.. such as Hispanola and Luzon.
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Level 67
Feb 26, 2022
My bad, I used a different map to create the quiz, and mistakenly linked the wrong one. Thank you for noticing, I have updated the link.
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Level 74
Feb 26, 2022
Consider accepting:

"Kamchatsky" for Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky

"Kitakyushu" for Fukuoka

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Level 55
Feb 26, 2022
For the Quebec region, the Gatineau part of the greater Ottawa region would be enough for it to qualify on the list right?

Therefore, maybe you should accept Ottawa/Gatineau in the Quebec region?

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Level 67
Mar 2, 2022
Done, I replaced St. John's (which shouldn't have been in the quiz to start, because Newfoundland isn't on the map I used as reference) so everything works out :)
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Level 51
Feb 27, 2022
In the Alberta Section Victoria should be there instead of Regina. Victoria’s urban area has 390-400K people. It’s the second biggest Urban area in British Columbia and the 5th or 6th biggest in all of Western Canada.
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Level 51
Mar 1, 2022
Also for New Guinea you’re missing the city of Sorong. It’s the capital of the Indonesian Side and it’s urban area has roughly 350K people
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Level 67
Mar 2, 2022
Victoria isn't on the quiz because Vancouver Island is missing form the map I used as reference (same thing happened to New Zealand, for example).

Sorong is listed as only having 118k people in the source I used (https://www.citypopulation.de/en/indonesia/cities/). No doubt the urban area is larger than 118k, but I have to stick to just one source :/

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Level 82
Nov 21, 2022
Hispaniola is also missing from the map, and yet you included Santo Domingo as part of Central America.
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Level 67
Nov 21, 2022
I'm not sure you checked the map I linked in the quiz caveats. Hispaniola is very much present in that one.
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Level 55
Mar 6, 2022
Great idea and execution! Nominated.
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Level 82
Nov 21, 2022
If ever there was a quiz that needed to be a map quiz!

Anyway, two obvious problems. I've looked at every Risk board I can find online, and the following is true for all of them:

Santo Domingo isn't depicted on the map. No Risk map has ever depicted Cuba, Hispaniola, Puerto Rico, nor any Caribbean island. It can't be assumed to be part of Central America if Vancouver Island can't be assumed to be part of Alberta and Newfoundland can't be assumed to be part of Quebec.

Halifax shouldn't be listed for Quebec. All Risk maps include Nova Scotia and New Brunswick in Eastern United States.

Also, Montevideo is controversial for Argentina. Older Risk maps include Uruguay in Brazil. It's in Argentina in the map in the thumbnail for this quiz.

Old map

New map

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Level 67
Nov 21, 2022
I used this map (from Wikimedia Commons) as reference, because it was the only one I could find that used an actual map of the world, which makes it less confusing when determining which parts of the world fall under which territories. I would love to have a more accurate map (perhaps with more major islands included, to make the quiz spicier), but I don't have neither the time nor the artistry to do it myself.
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Level 82
Nov 21, 2022
It's a decent map, but you won't find those four Caribbean islands on any Risk boardgame.
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Level 91
Nov 23, 2022
really great quiz! anyway, a little bit more time would really be welcome.