Biggest Cities in the Southern Hemisphere

Can you name the most populous urban agglomerations that lie below the Equator?
Population from citypopulation.de, January 2022
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Last updated: June 1, 2022
First submittedAugust 8, 2016
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Population
City
28.6 m
Jakarta
22.7 m
São Paulo
16.8 m
Buenos Aires
14.5 m
Johannesburg
13.3 m
Rio de Janeiro
14.5 m
Kinshasa
11.4 m
Lima
Population
City
8.70 m
Luanda
8.00 m
Santiago
6.85 m
Bandung
6.75 m
Dar es Salaam
5.85 m
Surabaya
6.30 m
Nairobi
5.45 m
Sydney
Population
City
5.10 m
Belo Horizonte
5.15 m
Melbourne
4.38 m
Cape Town
4.18 m
Porto Alegre
4.10 m
Brasília
3.88 m
Recife
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Level 64
Aug 14, 2016
Liked the quiz? Here's a similar topic: Biggest Cities in the Western Hemisphere :)
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Level 75
Aug 15, 2016
When Brazzaville didn't work, I didn't think to try Kinshasa since they are right across the Congo from one another, so I figured they were North of the equator. Didn't dawn on me that Brazzaville was so small.
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Level 58
Oct 12, 2016
Yeah Brazzaville is under 2 million, probably will make this list in a decade or so
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Level 45
Nov 15, 2016
Weird that Cape Town did not make it ! Population 3.74 Million
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Level 58
Nov 15, 2016
Every equator quiz I take just adds further to the realization that I seem to have a fundamental misunderstanding of where the equator actually is...
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Level 81
Nov 15, 2016
Hahaha! I felt the same way! I think I've taken every equator quiz about 5-10 times just so that I can learn through repetition. Now I think I have finally gained a vague idea of where it is.
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Level 82
May 1, 2018
...and the relatively few people who live south of the equator: about 800 million, or only about 10 to 12% of the human population.
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Level 80
Nov 16, 2016
Finally a "biggest cities" quiz not dominated by China. Yet.
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Level 70
Nov 16, 2016
no kidding
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Level 81
Apr 30, 2018
Well, that "yet" is ominous.
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Level 61
Jul 14, 2018
Brazil is the China of the Southern Hemisphere, apparently.
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Level 84
Jul 14, 2018
Apparently Bob is anticipating a Chinese conquest of Indonesia and Brazil in the near future.
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Level 72
May 17, 2017
Looks like Cape Town would make this list as well. Just pending an update :-)
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Level 35
May 1, 2018
Your figures are SO WRONG when it comes to Brazilian cities. Salvador does not have fewer inhabitants than Recife and Porto Alegre. And I know what I'm talking about, I'm from Salvador.
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Level 83
Jul 14, 2018
Did you go around and count all the people there?
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Level 28
Jul 16, 2018
I wish there was an up-vote button for things like this
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Level 76
Mar 25, 2020
@Liamthebeast There is. Or when was the like button introduced to JetPunk?
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Level 67
Apr 5, 2020
@JackintheBox There was at the time their comment was published.
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Level 73
Jun 21, 2022
The numbers are by metro area. Salvador could be bigger than Porto Alegre by the city proper metric, but Porto Alegre has a lot of larger cities around it, so it adds up and surpass Salvador.
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Level 35
May 1, 2018
To prove what I'm saying about Brazilian cities, check tis out.

https://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lista_de_municípios_do_Brasil_por_população

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Level ∞
May 2, 2018
You are mistaking city proper population for urban agglomeration population. Not to worry, happens very commonly in the comments section of this site.
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Level 84
Jul 14, 2018
Come on, that surprised me too. And Salvador is one of the next biggest with a 3,7M urban agglomeration according to citypopulation.
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Level 48
Jul 14, 2018
Is there any reason why Singapore wasn't on there?
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Level 68
Jul 15, 2018
It's north of the equator
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Level 83
Mar 3, 2020
Singapore is the farthest south I have ever been, and very close to the equator, but still in the northern hemisphere.
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Level 67
Mar 25, 2020
Really... I thought a world traveler such as yourself would have been to somewhere exotic like Indonesia.
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Level 83
Jun 21, 2022
Malaysia and Singapore, yes, but not Indonesia. I hear Bali is amazing.
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Level 51
Jul 14, 2018
I couldn't believe Toronto not on there but then realized it was in the Northern Hemisphere.
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Level 66
Mar 16, 2020
Yeah, just about.
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Level 74
Jul 29, 2019
Thank you. A (rare) educational quiz. I've been twice to Nairobi without realising that it's in the Southern hemisphere.,
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Level 48
Jun 21, 2022
The equator actually passes right through the middle of Kenya, leaving Nairobi just about 150km south of it. So don't be too hard on yourself! ;)
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Level 66
Mar 25, 2020
Noooo I was typing Porto Alegre and then time ended
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Level 55
Jun 21, 2022
I kept on entering Bogotá before I realized that it is in the northern hemisphere.
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Level 49
Jun 21, 2022
Interesting quiz - thank you. I knew the two I was missing must have been in Brazil, but Recife and Porto Alegre both escaped my mind! Off to look at a map of Brazil now...
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Level 55
Jun 21, 2022
I keep forgetting how big Lima is