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All 100k+ Cities in the World on a Map

There are 5,566 cities in the world whose population is greater than 100,000. How many can you name?

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The caveats are in the comments
This quiz will update at most every 1st of November
Quiz by peardestroyer
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Last updated: December 31, 2021
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First submittedMay 8, 2020
Times taken9,971
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105 Recent Comments
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Level 60
Oct 2, 2021
Caveats:

Special thanks to the following people for helping me make this quiz: Stewart for reducing filesize and for fixing some problems with the map, ABritishCat for helping with the data, and Stef2 for adding type-ins to Welsh cities.

Sources: citypopulation.de, Wikipedia is used if the data is unreliable/inaccurate, city proper population

This quiz will update at most every 1st of November. Please tell me if you find any mistackes.

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Level 60
Jun 4, 2024
The time limit has been increased to 90 minutes, thanks to Stewart!
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Level 56
Aug 5, 2020
I got 1004 at age 16 but I missed some "easy" cities like Khabarovsk or Sri J. Kotte. If I'd have gotten those I'd probably have around 1200.
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Level 56
Aug 6, 2020
actually it's quite funny that I didn't even get cities like rome or munich due to not looking carefully, but got stuff like Zhangjiakou, Vishakapatnam or Pontianac lol
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Level 79
May 30, 2021
Visakhapatnam* ;)
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Level 44
Feb 10, 2022
Bless you
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Level 62
Aug 16, 2020
I'm sure you can better that score once you turn 17
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Level 56
Sep 6, 2020
Update: 1187 :D
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Level 56
Sep 7, 2020
1200-getting better day by day
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Level 76
Aug 5, 2020
I feel like this needs another level of zooming in.
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Level 60
Aug 27, 2022
I wish...
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Level 59
Aug 22, 2020
You might want to accept "Barnstable" for "Barnstable Town?"
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Level 60
Aug 27, 2020
I don't get the real idea of this quiz, cause using São Paulo Metro region as example you inserted the city of São Paulo itself and anothers like Santo André but some other cities that are also +100k of population are missing like Osasco, Guarulhos, etc.
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Level 60
Jan 6, 2021
Fixed
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Level 51
Sep 2, 2020
Wow! I didn't expect any dots to be on Kamchatka!
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Level 51
Sep 2, 2020
But can you accept "Mellila?
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Level 51
Sep 2, 2020
*"Melilla"?
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Level 51
Sep 2, 2020
And not to be nitpicky, but there is no dot for Victoria
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Level 51
Sep 3, 2020
Sorry for the trouble, I thought Victoria, Seychelles was on the quiz.
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Level 74
Sep 30, 2020
Your missing Kryvyi Rih (Ukraine)
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Level 74
Sep 30, 2020
Great quiz!!!
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Level 58
Oct 8, 2020
Sørum most definetly isn't above 100k, you might have confused it with Bærum. Nizhny Novogorod should work and Rostov on don(or just plain Rosotv) as well.
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Level 65
Oct 8, 2020
hobart should be added
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Level 71
Oct 9, 2020
I finally got around to taking this huge quiz. Got 708. I could have done a lot better, but there is only limited time, so I don’t have much time to think about the cities. I skipped over some obvious ones, like Vancouver, Lyon, and HONOLULU (I have no idea how I would miss Honolulu, as the dot is in the ocean far from any other dots.) Of course I could have took the quiz untimed, but I wanted my results to be in the stats and if this quiz featured I would get points for it, instead of having to retake the whole thing. Maybe in a couple months I will take this quiz untimed and see how much better I would do.

Once again, I appreciate your amazing work on this quiz, and hope this gets featured!

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Level 56
Oct 10, 2020
If a circle disappeared when you guessed it i think the map would look a lot less crowded.
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Level 51
Oct 19, 2020
Surprised Sevastopol or Simferopol aren't on here.
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Level 51
Oct 29, 2020
5th most nominated quiz!
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Level 51
Nov 2, 2020
2nd most!
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Level 76
Nov 3, 2020
wow! fantastic! can I make a 'by proximity' version? I would need all the coordinates though
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Level 55
Nov 3, 2020
I think pandora already made a proximity version
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Level 51
Nov 3, 2020
1st place!
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Level 62
Nov 4, 2020
What were the 2 Indian Cities?
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Level 60
Jan 6, 2021
I forgot
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Level 55
Nov 8, 2020
Why hasn’t it been featured
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Level 71
Nov 9, 2020
NOOOOOOOOO WHAT A SHAME THIS DIDNT GET FEATURED YOU WORKED SO HARD ON THIS QUIZ :( :( :(
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Level 71
Nov 9, 2020
NOOOOOOOOO WHAT A SHAME THIS DIDNT GET FEATURED YOU WORKED SO HARD ON THIS QUIZ :( :( :(
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Level 52
Nov 10, 2020
Shortly above ciudad acuna in Mexico there´s a city which doesn´t exist. I wondered which city it could be and looked on google maps, citypopulation and also geonames and nowhere I could find the city.
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Level 60
Mar 22, 2021
Must be a mistype or something, updating november 2k21
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Level 52
Nov 11, 2020
Sorry that this is not featured. :( It should be.
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Level 43
Nov 14, 2020
If this were my quiz (never... 🙃), I will too much disappointed 😔. Sorry, but I nominated your another quiz 🤜🏻🤛🏻.
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Level 42
Nov 15, 2020
Great quiz but can you add Sicily
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Level 39
Nov 21, 2020
Great quizz! I've noticed some cities don't seem to work when typing them : Nezahualcóyotl ; Acapulco ; Iguala de la Independencia ; Ciudad Guayana ; Ciudad del este.
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Level 66
Jan 16, 2021
Singapore?
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Level 60
Jan 16, 2021
Updating November 1st.
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Level 42
Jan 28, 2021
zaragoza?
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Level 60
Jan 28, 2021
Updating November 1st.
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Level 65
Feb 3, 2021
My game crashed when I tried to submit lol, happy with my 100. I could prob get 150-200 though but im too lazy XD
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Level 66
Feb 3, 2021
Oh no! Europe has the chicken pox!!! ;)
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Level 66
Feb 3, 2021
In the update, can you accept Moresby for Port Moresby, Sunshine for Sunshine Coast, Gold for Gold Coast, and Central and Gosford for Central Coast. I did that for my Oceania quizzes, especially since Central Coast is often considered just to be a beach and Gosford is the main city.
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Level 60
Feb 3, 2021
ok
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Level 60
Jul 1, 2021
For some reason, your quiz doesn't accept Yaroslavl or Amersfoort even though these two cities are given in the answer.
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Level 55
Feb 6, 2021
Correct name for "Giugliano in Ciampania" is "Giugliano in Campania", but it should be accepted "Giugliano" as well.

It should be accepted "Reggio Calabria", with "Reggio di Calabria", and "Reggio Emilia", with "Reggio nell'Emilia".

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Level 60
Feb 8, 2021
Updating Nov. 1st
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Level 42
Feb 8, 2021
Accept Jullundur for Jalandhar
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Level 60
Feb 8, 2021
updating nov 1st
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Level 42
Feb 9, 2021
I'm saying what you should update.
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Level 42
Feb 24, 2021
In the update

1. Remove the comma for Breda

2. Please include Zaragoza

3. Please accept Jullundur if Bombay, Calcutta and Madras are

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Level 60
Mar 13, 2021
1. It's a part of the city's name

2. It doesn't have 100k+ people according to citypopulation.de (city proper)

3. I know it's referred that way (sometimes) but it isn't a standard type-in, nor is it common in India

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Level 66
Mar 5, 2021
Sad- can't nominate
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Level 66
Mar 31, 2021
No lag?!??!?! HOW?!??! I remember this having so much lag! Nice update!
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Level 60
Mar 31, 2021
Thanks! I renamed the paths to numbers instead of cities which (probably) made the map less laggy
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Level 51
Mar 31, 2021
You didn't have to...
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Level 60
Mar 31, 2021
have to what?
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Level 51
Apr 1, 2021
Size the dots differently...
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Level 60
Apr 1, 2021
Ohh
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Level 25
May 10, 2021
*looks at eurupe*
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Level 60
May 12, 2021
Zoom in on southeastern China
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Level 52
Jun 19, 2021
I have a question, how can I add more than 500 rows on a quiz?
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Level 45
Jun 29, 2021
Meridian should be in Idaho not Mississippi. Peoria, Illinois has 2 dots. Mashhad is also spelled wrong and Singapore won't light up.
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Level 60
Jun 29, 2021
Great quiz although with nerve damaged hands I'll never be able to type in all the cities I know, lol. I've taken three times. Once I never got to any of the US cites over 100k, although I know them from doing the US cities over 100k quiz, another time I never got to most of the Russian cities, etc. Ah well. Quizzes like this motivate me to keep my hands limber.

One quibble: could you accept Essentuki for Yessentuki? I realize that Wikipeda shows the city name as Yessentuki; however, the link to a Russian website shows the city's name as Essentuki. It appears other websites such as Trip Advisor call the city Essentuki as well as other Jet Punk Quizzes, such as the all European Cities over 100k. Thanks for reading and for the great quiz!

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Level 60
Jul 1, 2021
Thanks! I'll fix that soon, as well as all the other misspellings/misplacements of dots mentioned in the comments above
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Level 58
Aug 14, 2021
Great quiz - but for some reason a significant number of cities don't turn green (even though they get accepted correctly), making it frustrating later on when you don't know if you've already typed in a city, it shows on the map as orange still so you type it in but nothing changes...
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Level 60
Aug 27, 2022
Zoom in. Like +SeekerSpock1 mentioned above, I wish there was another level of zooming in. There are tons of cities overlapping with one another. I would have to size the dots very precisely to overcome this problem but at that point, they will be almost impossible to distinguish between.
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Level 75
Aug 27, 2021
I noticed it on your Africa 100k+ cities quiz but it is also here: Brikama, Gambia and Gitega, Burundi are both over 100k and aren't on the quiz.
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Level 60
Aug 31, 2021
Thanks; will fix by Nov 1st
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Level 60
May 26, 2023
...definitely
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Level 66
Oct 14, 2021
Hey! Thanks for this lovely quiz, it was amazing and I managed to get 1022, so it was pretty fun!

Some things I noted that are worth fixing:

- Santa Rosa de Toay should accept Santa Rosa

- Presidencia Roque Sáenz Peña should accept Sáenz Peña

- Masshad is misspelled, should be Mashhad

- Singapore is not in list

- Basra should be accepted

Only making you know as a constructive critic! It's understandable to have these tiny stuff to tweak with so many answers, so don't worry.

Apart from that, you could check some type-ins for some cities with multiple words.

Last but not least, you earned my nomination and 5 starts for such great job.

Cheers!

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Level 60
Oct 15, 2021
thanks! I'm aware of a few of these misspellings but I'll try and get it all fixed soon
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Level 68
Dec 2, 2021
Yeah I was really when going through Iraq and Basra didn't work
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Level 59
Dec 7, 2021
Hey, it looks like there a few mistakes that I couldn't find other comments about.

Zhengzhou, China (10.3m) is missing.

Roanoke, VA, US (101k) is missing.

There is a dot for Wilmington, Delaware despite it only having around 70k people. There should be a dot for Wilmington, North Carolina (120k) instead, which is missing.

Sfax is generally accepted as a type-in for Safaqis, Tunisia. (Personally though, I don't mind, thanks for making me look it up and learning something new)

Fantastic quiz though, seriously, good work.

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Level 75
Jan 30, 2022
Some errors I noticed in Dot placement:

Enterprise Nevada and Independence Missouri are near Pittsburg Kansas

Concord California is near Concord New Hampshire

Fairfield California is near Fairfield County Connecticut

Lancaster California is near Lancaster Pennsylvania

Meridian Idaho is near Meridian Mississippi

Mesquite Texas is near Mesquite Nevada

Paradise Nevada is near Chico California

Clinton Michigan is near St Joseph Missouri

Wilmington North Carolina is near Wilmington Delaware

Peoria Arizona is near Peoria Illinois which also has a dot

Rio Bravo Tamaulipas is near Ciudad Acuna

In addition it won't let me enter Acapulco or Saint Catherines and I don't know why

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Level 52
May 11, 2022
Excellent quiz!! I can barely imagine how much work there is behind that to make something with such good quality.

What about those following cities:

San Juan - Puerto Rico

Laval, Longueuil, Terrebonne, Lévis, Gatineau in Québec

They have all more than 100k inhabitants.

Best regards.

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Level 56
Jul 26, 2022
Record for this quiz? 1528

12 years old

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Level 56
Jul 26, 2022
If I had more time I would've gotten more.
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Level 56
Jul 26, 2022
Make Hargeysa be an option for Hargeisa.

You put Mianiyang instead of Mianyang

You put Fayoum instead of Fayyum

Missing List:

Beledweyne - Somalia

Acapulco - Mexico

Hotan - China

Roanoke - VA, USA

Bo - Sierra Leone

Gabes - Tunisia

Sfax - Tunisia

Petah Tiqwa - Israel

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Level 32
Aug 21, 2022
Sfax is in the quiz as Safaqis.
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Level 60
Feb 3, 2024
Bo is on as Bo_CITY.
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Level 32
Aug 21, 2022
Carmel, Indiana, USA uses the coordinates of Carmel, California

Peoria, IL and Peoria, AZ both use the coordinates of the Illinois one

Wilmington, NC uses the coordinates of Wilmington, DE

Puerto Rico is missing

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Level 60
Aug 21, 2022
That is a lot of errors...
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Level 68
Sep 2, 2022
Still not updated with corrections and such...
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Level 60
Sep 2, 2022
if I were to update this quiz, I would likely need to incorporate more recent city population data for each country, which for one would take a long time to compile. then, I would have to go through the hassle of finding the coordinates for over 5,000 cities as well as completely updating the proximity version and the complex type-ins required for it to function. not to mention the sheer amount of double-checking that would be required, along with the plethora of type-ins that would need to be added for cities that are in different languages, which, when I made this quiz - took a great deal of research. furthermore, I simply don't have the time right now to update such a gigantic quiz considering it is not even featured. I definitely will push an update at some point but not very soon. I know the 3rd caveat mentions me updating the quiz on December 1st but even a yearly update is simply not feasible for me. I am sorry about this.
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Level 60
Feb 3, 2024
That's understandable, if possible it would be great if you could fix typos but leave the cities in the list as is.
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Level 58
Oct 5, 2022
What about Muscat, Oman, Sfax, Tunisia, and Singapore?
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Level 68
Oct 19, 2022
I feel like if you can you need to get more people to be able to access this quiz and that would make updating it much easier although I could be wrong.
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Level 52
Oct 26, 2022
Acapulco and Ciudad del Carmen don´t work
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Level 68
Nov 8, 2022
Just hit 2784
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Level 40
Jan 4, 2023
Paradise, CA only has about 5k people, not 300k. Even before the fire, it still only had about 25k.

Carmel (formally Carmel-by-the-Sea), CA only has about 3k people, not 100k.

Edit: there is also an enormous amount of missing cities in Canada, especially around Toronto and Vancouver.

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Level 16
Mar 13, 2023
Please correct "Yaroslavi" to "Yaroslavl" (the last letter is L, not i)

Also, please accept "shertogenbosch" for s-Hertogenbosch.

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Level 36
Apr 6, 2023
Zaragoza and Girona are missing. Santa Coloma de Gramenet and Giugliano in Campania are misspelled. Other than that great quiz!
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Level 53
Jan 13, 2024
newbie here! just got 563, is that any good?
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Level 59
Jan 30, 2024
Northern african cities as Al-Muruj, Tlemcen, Akhmim and Aryanah are mispelled. Great quiz tho, very entertaining. Keep up the great job
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Level 60
Feb 3, 2024
Great quiz! I think Bo_CITY should just be Bo. One of the Rochesters is labeled Rochester without other specifics while the other one is Rochester, MN. Peoria has the same issue with Peoria, IL and Peoria. Davenport, IA is the only Davenport on the list and doesn't need to be labeled with its state. Bally, West Bengal and Raurkela, Odisha should also just be Bally and Raurkela respectively.
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Level 60
Jun 18, 2024
Also, if you could update Port Elizabeth to at least accept Gqeberha (its new name), that would be appreciate!
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Level 23
Feb 7, 2024
Very good quiz! There is a spelling mistake in Uruapan (it says "Urupuan" which is wrong) and I think you should accept also just Uruapan for Uruapan del Progreso, Texcoco for Texcoco de Mora, Naucalpan for Naucalpan de Juarez, Oaxaca for Oaxaca de Juarez as there aren't more cities named like that. I also can't type in Acapulco. Best wishes.
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Level 40
Apr 27, 2024
i think zaragoza in spain is missing