World Cities by Wikipedia Descriptions

Can you name these cities by excerpts from their Wikipedia articles? If multiple cities fit the description, then we're looking for the largest of those.
Answer must correspond to the yellow boxes
Quiz by Geordy
Last updated: September 19, 2020
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First submittedSeptember 18, 2020
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The name is indicative of the city's origin around a dam in the river Amstel
Located in the center of the world's largest rainforest
Had the largest decline in population of the past 60 years of the large shrinking cities in the USA
The name is often wrongly abbreviated to 'Barça', this name refers only to the local football club
Located on the north side of the Congo River, opposite Kinshasa
SARS-CoV-2 was first identified in this city
The closest national capital to the equator
Home to the tallest twin buildings in the world
Kuala Lumpur
The city's tolerance for numerous forms of adult entertainment earned it the title of "Sin City"
Las Vegas
Home to the largest Polynesian population in the world
Known between 1998 and 2019 as Astana
In the Americas, the largest predominantly English-speaking city south of the United States
Widely referred to as the cradle of Western civilization and the birthplace of democracy
The highest national capital by elevation among the island countries
Takes its name from an explorer whose name itself originates from the Dutch city of Coevorden
Level 76
Sep 18, 2020
Isn't Sydney larger than Kingston?
Level 85
Sep 18, 2020
Yeah, the wikipedia quote in full is "In the Americas, Kingston is the largest predominantly English-speaking city south of the United States." The first three words are pretty important. Nice quiz though :)
Level 89
Sep 18, 2020
Yeah but the question says nothing about "in the Americas." It simply asks for the largest English speaking south of the United States.
Level 68
Sep 19, 2020
Thanks for the feedback all! This was my mistake, I added "in the Americas" to the description.
Level 63
Jul 1, 2021
Cool quiz! I was supposed to ask for the capital of Ecuador in one of my future quizzes, but your clue is much better! Would like to use that---if you don't mind?
Level 68
Jul 1, 2021
Sure, go ahead!
Level 63
Jul 24, 2021
Now it's here as the Q question: Quiz #25 Thanks, Geordy!
Level 82
Oct 3, 2021
Good quiz. Got everything except the last one.
Level 62
Oct 3, 2021
Nice mix of cities - good to not just have a bunch of obvious ones.