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100 Biggest Cities in 1950 on a World Map

Using the map below, name the world's 100 most populous urban areas in 1950.
Source: United Nations
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Last updated: May 30, 2023
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First submittedNovember 19, 2020
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Population
Urban Area
12,338,000
New York
11,275,000
Tokyo
8,361,000
London
7,005,000
Osaka
6,283,000
Paris
5,356,000
Moscow
5,166,000
Buenos Aires
4,999,000
Chicago
4,604,000
Kolkata
4,288,000
Shanghai
4,046,000
Los Angeles
3,365,000
Mexico City
3,338,000
Berlin
3,128,000
Philadelphia
3,089,000
Mumbai
3,026,000
Rio de Janeiro
2,903,000
Saint Petersburg
2,769,000
Detroit
2,551,000
Boston
2,494,000
Cairo
2,467,000
Tianjin
2,422,000
Manchester
2,334,000
São Paulo
2,237,000
Nagoya
2,229,000
Birmingham
2,148,000
Shenyang
1,884,000
Rome
1,883,000
Milan
1,855,000
San Francisco
1,809,000
Barcelona
1,755,000
Glasgow
1,700,000
Madrid
1,692,000
Leeds
1,690,000
Sydney
Population
Urban Area
1,682,000
Hong Kong
1,671,000
Beijing
1,618,000
Budapest
1,615,000
Vienna
1,608,000
Hamburg
1,567,000
Chongqing
1,544,000
Manila
1,539,000
Pittsburgh
1,498,000
Naples
1,491,000
Chennai
1,452,000
Jakarta
1,415,000
Brussels
1,407,000
St. Louis
1,403,000
Fukuoka
1,392,000
Cleveland
1,382,000
Liverpool
1,369,000
Delhi
1,360,000
Bangkok
1,347,000
Athens
1,343,000
Montréal
1,332,000
Melbourne
1,322,000
Santiago
1,304,000
Lisbon
1,302,000
Yangon
1,298,000
Washington
1,216,000
Copenhagen
1,213,000
Ho Chi Minh City
1,212,000
Montevideo
1,168,000
Baltimore
1,142,000
Havana
1,096,000
Hyderabad
1,068,000
Toronto
1,068,000
Wuhan
Population
Urban Area
1,066,000
Lima
1,055,000
Karachi
1,049,000
Guangzhou
1,041,000
Tehran
1,037,000
Nanjing
1,037,000
Alexandria
1,021,000
Seoul
1,016,000
Singapore
1,011,000
Turin
996,000
Minneapolis
967,000
Istanbul
948,000
Busan
935,000
Prague
911,000
Johannesburg
909,000
Newcastle
899,000
Buffalo
897,000
Baku
881,000
Cincinnati
866,000
Dallas
855,000
Ahmadabad
851,000
Amsterdam
836,000
Lahore
836,000
Milwaukee
831,000
Munich
815,000
Kiev
796,000
Nizhny Novgorod
795,000
Seattle
785,000
Genoa
768,000
Warsaw
765,000
Changchun
764,000
Rotterdam
759,000
Antwerpen
758,000
Kharkiv
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Level 68
Nov 19, 2020
Nice quiz Dodoma! And no, I think 100 answers is just fine. Also, can you accept Antwerp or just change it to the correct English spelling?
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Level 51
Nov 19, 2020
Agree
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Level 51
Nov 19, 2020
Hmm.... Can you add the great lakes to the map and change the color of some lakes (e.g. Victoria or Nicaragua) to blue?
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Level 71
Nov 19, 2020
Accept “Antwerp”
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Level 55
Nov 19, 2020
Fixed, I was going by the 1950 names. Antwerp is now accepted.
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Level 51
Nov 19, 2020
And can you accept Antwerp for Antwerpen and Ahmedabad for Ahmadabad?
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Level 55
Nov 19, 2020
They are
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Level 55
Nov 19, 2020
Wow, its amazing how much Detroit has shrunk by!
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Level 55
Nov 19, 2020
Yep
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Level 51
Nov 19, 2020
18th city in population
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Level 55
Nov 19, 2020
now, less than 675,000
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Level 55
Nov 19, 2020
Btw, you are 4 takes away from 7000
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Level 55
Apr 2, 2021
And now, you are 10 times that!
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Level 55
Apr 2, 2021
lol
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Level 55
May 30, 2023
Now 273x that...
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Level 75
Nov 19, 2020
Fukuoka is misspelled.
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Level 46
Nov 19, 2020
Why does the map not show the Great Lakes in U.S./Canada but it shows the other lakes?
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Level 55
Nov 19, 2020
I'm aware, it was a mistake (I'm really bad at making historical maps). i'll fix it when I can
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Level 40
Nov 19, 2020
West Yorkshire isn't a city.
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Level 77
Nov 20, 2020
I think it's spelled Ahmedabad.
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Level 55
Feb 14, 2021
Both spellings work
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Level 67
Nov 21, 2020
West Yorkshire is a county in England that includes large cities and towns such as Leeds, Bradford, Halifax, Huddersfield and Wakefield
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Level 65
Mar 24, 2021
Pandora, recently you've had a knack of creating too many amazing quizzes! 90/100, nominated for sure. The more we get into the future, the more population will be centered around Africa and Asia.
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Level 55
May 12, 2021
Leeds should be accepted for West Yorkshire.
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Level 55
May 12, 2021
fixed
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Level 29
Jan 20, 2023
Wasn't St. Petersburg called Leningrad?
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Level 65
May 31, 2023
This quiz is really good for accepting a lot of the contemporary forms in use in 1950 but yes it should allow Leningrad (and Peking).
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Level 64
Oct 2, 2023
nice quiz! Would prefer to see historical names for cities. e.g. Calcutta, Leningrad etc.