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Five biggest cities in each cardinal direction by continent

Name the five biggest of each cities, in each continent, without any bigger city further north, south, east or west in the same continent. Populations are given.
Urban area populations from citypopulation.de, March 2024.
Single continent versions here.
Transcontinental cities included in the continents with the highest part of their populations.
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Africa
North
South
East
West
22.6 M
Cairo
22.6 M
Cairo
22.6 M
Cairo
22.6 M
Cairo
6.20 M
Alexandria
20.7 M
Lagos
7.05 M
Khartoum
20.7 M
Lagos
4.77 M
Casablanca
15.6 M
Kinshasa
6.70 M
Nairobi
6.80 M
Abidjan
4.25 M
Algiers
14.6 M
Johannesburg
6.25 M
Dar es Salaam
5.45 M
Bamako
2.70 M
Tunis
4.97 M
Cape Town
3.05 M
Antananarivo
3.92 M
Dakar
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Asia
North
South
East
West
70.1 M
Guangzhou
70.1 M
Guangzhou
70.1 M
Guangzhou
70.1 M
Guangzhou
41.0 M
Tokyo
29.2 M
Jakarta
41.0 M
Tokyo
34.6 M
Delhi
25.1 M
Seoul
6.95 M
Bandung
2.50 M
Sapporo
27.1 M
Mumbai
21.2 M
Beijing
5.90 M
Surabaya
329 k
Asahikawa
20.9 M
Karachi
8.70 M
Shenyang
1.78 M
Yogyakarta
181 k
Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk
16.5 M
Tehran
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Europe
North
South
East
West
19.1 M
Moscow
19.1 M
Moscow
19.1 M
Moscow
19.1 M
Moscow
6.50 M
Saint Petersburg
15.9 M
Istanbul
1.66 M
Nizhny Novgorod
15.9 M
Istanbul
1.53 M
Helsinki
6.65 M
Madrid
1.59 M
Kazan
14.9 M
London
359 k
Tampere
3.57 M
Athens
1.37 M
Samara
6.65 M
Madrid
301 k
Arkhangelsk
1.30 M
Seville
1.23 M
Ufa
2.50 M
Lisbon
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
North-America
North
South
East
West
25.1 M
Mexico City
25.1 M
Mexico City
25.1 M
Mexico City
25.1 M
Mexico City
22.0 M
New York
4.22 M
Puebla
22.0 M
New York
17.2 M
Los Angeles
9.65 M
Chicago
3.85 M
Santo Domingo
7.70 M
Boston
7.45 M
San Francisco
7.70 M
Boston
3.35 M
Guatemala City
3.85 M
Santo Domingo
3.07 M
Vancouver
7.70 M
Toronto
2.45 M
San Jose
1.91 M
San Juan
363 k
Victoria
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Oceania
North
South
East
West
5.00 M
Melbourne
5.00 M
Melbourne
5.00 M
Melbourne
5.00 M
Melbourne
4.97 M
Sydney
377 k
Christchurch
4.97 M
Sydney
2.25 M
Perth
3.35 M
Brisbane
102 k
Dunedin
3.35 M
Brisbane
75.1 k
Bunbury
853 k
Honolulu
49.8 k
Invercargill
1.48 M
Auckland
32.7 k
Geraldton
118 k
Kailua
1.8 k
Bluff
853 k
Honolulu
4.1 k
Carnarvon
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
South-America
North
South
East
West
22.1 M
São Paulo
22.1 M
São Paulo
22.1 M
São Paulo
22.1 M
São Paulo
12.5 M
Rio de Janeiro
16.7 M
Buenos Aires
12.5 M
Rio de Janeiro
16.7 M
Buenos Aires
11.8 M
Lima
1.89 M
Montevideo
3.67 M
Recife
11.8 M
Lima
10.4 M
Bogotá
852 k
La Plata
1.19 M
João Pessoa
3.30 M
Guayaquil
4.27 M
Medellin
722 k
Concepción
69.7 k
Cabedelo
547 k
Piura
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