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5 Largest Cities for Every Letter on Map

Can you name 5 most populous urban areas that start with each letter of the alphabet? Once a city is guessed, it will disappear from the map!
Mostly based on this series.
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HUGE Thanks to KingEureka who helped me find the coordinates of the cities!
Quiz by GeoPhilia
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Last updated: April 26, 2021
First submittedSeptember 1, 2020
Times taken21,412
Average score50.8%
Rating4.94
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A
8.00 mil
Ahmedabad
5.85 mil
Alexandria
5.70 mil
Atlanta
5.35 mil
Abidjan
5.30 mil
Amman
 
 
E
7.31 mil
Essen
1.07 mil
Erbil
0.97 mil
Edmonton
0.81 mil
El Paso
0.80 mil
Enugu
 
 
I
15.8 mil
Istanbul
3.48 mil
Ibadan
3.15 mil
Isfahan
3.08 mil
Indore
3.03 mil
Izmir
 
 
M
25.2 mil
Manila
24.7 mil
Mumbai
22.8 mil
Mexico City
17.2 mil
Moscow
6.45 mil
Madrid
 
 
Q
5.95 mil
Qingdao
2.68 mil
Quito
1.40 mil
Querétaro
1.26 mil
Qinhuangdao
1.26 mil
Qom
 
 
U
3.98 mil
Ürümqi
1.39 mil
Ulaanbaatar
1.13 mil
Ufa
1.11 mil
Ulsan
0.98 mil
Ulanqab
 
 
Y
5.50 mil
Yangon
3.30 mil
Yaoundé
2.15 mil
Yantai
1.89 mil
Yangzhou
1.65 mil
Yekaterinburg
B
20.0 mil
Beijing
18.4 mil
Bangkok
16.1 mil
Buenos Aires
11.5 mil
Bangalore
9.65 mil
Bogotá
 
 
F
4.25 mil
Fuzhou
3.65 mil
Fortaleza
3.58 mil
Faisalabad
3.28 mil
Frankfurt
2.73 mil
Fukuoka
 
 
J
30.6 mil
Jakarta
13.7 mil
Johannesburg
4.78 mil
Jeddah
4.25 mil
Jinan
3.85 mil
Jaipur
 
 
N
22.4 mil
New York City
10.5 mil
Nagoya
6.70 mil
Nanjing
5.95 mil
Nairobi
4.23 mil
Naples
 
 
R
13.1 mil
Rio de Janeiro
7.75 mil
Riyadh
3.83 mil
Recife
3.58 mil
Rome
3.35 mil
Rawalpindi
 
 
V
2.75 mil
Vancouver
2.25 mil
Vienna
2.18 mil
Vadodara
2.15 mil
Vishakhapatnam
2.00 mil
Valencia
 
 
Z
5.35 mil
Zhengzhou
3.45 mil
Zibo
1.61 mil
Zhuhai
1.41 mil
Zurich
1.33 mil
Zhangjiakou
C
18.2 mil
Cairo
10.7 mil
Chennai
9.75 mil
Chicago
9.30 mil
Chengdu
7.80 mil
Chongqing
 
 
G
45.6 mil
Guangzhou
5.25 mil
Guadalajara
3.20 mil
Guiyang
3.15 mil
Guatemala City
3.13 mil
Guayaquil
 
 
K
17.3 mil
Karachi
16.6 mil
Kolkata
12.0 mil
Kinshasa
8.70 mil
Kuala Lumpur
6.15 mil
Khartoum
 
 
O
17.7 mil
Osaka
3.38 mil
Orlando
2.53 mil
Ouagadougou
2.20 mil
Okayama
1.45 mil
Oran
 
 
S
35.9 mil
Shanghai
24.7 mil
Seoul
22.2 mil
São Paulo
7.90 mil
Shenyang
7.85 mil
San Francisco
 
 
W
8.40 mil
Washington D.C.
8.10 mil
Wuhan
5.95 mil
Wenzhou
2.30 mil
Warsaw
1.61 mil
Weifang
D
28.4 mil
Delhi
18.8 mil
Dhaka
6.90 mil
Dallas
5.90 mil
Dar es Salaam
5.70 mil
Detroit
 
 
H
9.20 mil
Hyderabad
8.45 mil
Hangzhou
8.30 mil
Ho Chi Minh City
7.30 mil
Hong Kong
6.35 mil
Houston
 
 
L
18.8 mil
Lagos
17.8 mil
Los Angeles
14.7 mil
London
12.6 mil
Lahore
9.90 mil
Lima
 
 
P
11.4 mil
Paris
7.35 mil
Philadelphia
6.70 mil
Pune
4.58 mil
Phoenix
4.10 mil
Porto Alegre
 
 
T
40.2 mil
Tokyo
15.0 mil
Tehran
13.2 mil
Tianjin
9.10 mil
Taipei
7.35 mil
Toronto
 
 
X
9.90 mil
Xiamen
6.80 mil
Xi'an
2.83 mil
Xuzhou
2.18 mil
Xinxiang
1.82 mil
Xiangyang
+4
Level 75
Sep 1, 2020
Very good quiz, but needs a lot longer time (maybe make it 12 minutes?) Nominated!
+4
Level 57
Sep 1, 2020
I thought it would be enough. But if you are saying, I made it to 12.
+1
Level 60
Sep 1, 2020
Amazing idea, you two did such a fascinating work, I'm pretty impressed by the map too (◍•ᴗ•◍)❤ loved it
+3
Level 55
Sep 1, 2020
Nice quiz! Ulanbatar is misspelled though, it's spelled "Ulaanbaatar"
+1
Level 57
Sep 1, 2020
Done
+3
Level 47
Sep 1, 2020
Please can you accept more spellings of Ulanbatar such as Ulaanbaatar and Ulan Bator
+1
Level 74
Sep 1, 2020
Great quiz, but I can't see Yangon.
+1
Level 67
Sep 1, 2020
Great quiz. Got 64 cities before with 2 minutes left. Couldn't think of any more after that as they are strange Chinese cities.
+1
Level 57
Sep 1, 2020
Yes, there are several very less known Chinese cities, as in China, several cities start with the not so common letters like W, X, Z etc.
+1
Level 76
Sep 2, 2020
Got 86, missed out some obvious ones like Essen. Not sure about Valencia though, some sources seem to indicate the Spanish city’s metro population is greater
+11
Level 82
Apr 26, 2021
Except that it isn't obvious. There aren't 7.31 million people in Essen; there are 582,760. GeoPhilia is assigning the entire population of the Ruhr Area to Essen, which might be justified if Essen was the largest city in the area, but it isn't; Dortmund is. The only reason to guess Essen for that dot is because Dortmund and Cologne don't work.
+1
Level 43
Jun 27, 2021
Not only the Ruhr Area, also the Rhine Area. It make me crazy.
+1
Level 73
Sep 2, 2020
Beautiful quiz :D Definitely deserves a nom
+2
Level 72
Sep 3, 2020
Amazing quiz! There seems to be some minor problems with the dots. As far as I can see, there was no dot for Valencia (at least not in Spain). Nice quiz, though, got a nomination from here!
+8
Level 57
Sep 3, 2020
There was a dot for Valencia, but in Venezuela, and not Spain.
+1
Level 57
Sep 18, 2020
Amazing quiz, nominated! Beautiful map as well.
+3
Level 69
Feb 17, 2021
It's amazing how far naming Chinese-sounding strings of letters can get you on this quiz
+1
Level 58
Apr 11, 2021
Nominated! :)
+1
Level 58
Apr 19, 2021
Very nice quiz, I would also be interested in the follow up quiz "which letter has the most populous five biggest cities;)"
+3
Level 80
Apr 23, 2021
Impressive... most impressive.
+1
Level 73
Apr 23, 2021
Turns out that Queretaro is not spelled Queretero.
+1
Level 55
Apr 26, 2021
I missed WUHAN :((((((((
+6
Level 75
Apr 26, 2021
Nice quiz! Essen only has about 0.58 million people, though.
+4
Level 73
Apr 27, 2021
It's the Rhine-Ruhr metropolitan area. But why Essen is chosen to represent it, I dont know.
+1
Level 57
Apr 29, 2021
Sorry, a mistake from my side. I'll try to fix it as soon as possible.
+2
Level 83
Apr 26, 2021
Fun quiz. I started off guessing straight off the map, but then referred to the letters to prompt me on the ones I was missing. Even as someone who has travelled extensively in China and has a degree in its history, I struggled with some of those. It is the perfect storm of having many, many large cities and a great many of those starting with letters which are rare elsewhere in the world.
+1
Level 60
Apr 29, 2021
Congratulations on the feature
+1
Level 51
Apr 29, 2021
A minute more or two wouldn't do any harm. Perhaps it should be taken under consideration.
+1
Level 57
Apr 29, 2021
I think the time is enough, as considering Countries of the World quiz, you are supposed to type 196 answers in 15 minutes, that is approximately 13 answers per minute. But with current time, you only have to type 10.8 answers per minute in this quiz.
+1
Level 59
May 24, 2021
Got Xuzhou while attempting to try Zuzhou which I guess was never a city lol
+1
Level 72
Jul 14, 2021
No, but Zhuzhou is. lol
+1
Level 68
Jun 27, 2021
Lol every city beginning with an X on here is in China.
+1
Level 32
Jun 28, 2021
An unbelievable number of cities in China
+1
Level 53
Jun 28, 2021
i forgot how to type tianjin; i tried tianzhen, tianshen, tianshin, tianzhin (im dumb lol)
+2
Level 65
Jun 28, 2021
Shenzhen?
+1
Level 20
Jun 30, 2021
I was thinking the same thing but apparently, Shenzhen is a larger region including Guangzhou which was in the quiz. It was, however, missing Ankara the capital of Turkey
+1
Level 30
Jun 30, 2021
You didn’t place Valencia on the map
+1
Level 57
Jul 1, 2021
The quiz has Valencia, "Venezuela" as an answer, not Valencia, "Spain".
+1
Level 72
Jul 14, 2021
Danged "Ulanqab"! ...woulda had a perfect score. :)
+1
Level 85
Sep 2, 2021
Terrific quiz, thank you, GeoPhilia.

Maybe it’s just my tired, old eyes but I have trouble distinguishing between the dark-purple dots for the “O” cities and the dark-blue dots for the “V” cities. (Of course, if I knew the answers that wouldn’t have been an issue!)

+1
Level 60
Jan 8, 2022
A solid 123 ;)
+1
Level 46
Sep 21, 2022
This was so much fun!