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Ten Northernmost Megacities

Name the ten northernmost cities with an urban area population greater than 10 million.
Population according to citypopulation.de, January 2023
Cities marked in red are very close to one another
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Last updated: March 1, 2023
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First submittedSeptember 4, 2016
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Latitude
City
55.76
Moscow
51.51
London
48.86
Paris
41.01
Istanbul
40.71
New York City
Latitude
City
39.91
Beijing
39.14
Tianjin
37.56
Seoul
35.69
Tokyo
35.69
Tehran
55 Comments
+7
Level 89
Oct 23, 2017
Fun quiz. I got all but 39.14. I figured it'd be a Chinese city, but couldn't guess the right one.
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Level 67
Nov 18, 2017
Way bigger than I thought.
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Level 74
Nov 21, 2017
Ditto
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Level 82
Mar 27, 2018
Having been there and seen it, it's pretty damn big.
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Level 79
May 27, 2020
You mean Tianjin 😊
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Level 52
Apr 28, 2021
make it a little harder for cheaters
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Level 49
Jul 4, 2022
The thing is I guess Tianjin because of another quiz
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Level 41
Apr 4, 2023
I wrote Tiantsin. It's a pity that there is no other accepted name for chinese cities
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Level 37
Nov 18, 2017
How is Berlin not on this? It's far more north than Paris and Istanbul and has a much bigger population
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Level 56
Nov 18, 2017
Berlin has a much smaller population than Paris and Istanbul, only about 4 million for the metro area.
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Level 54
May 29, 2020
Berlin has a larger population than Paris but the urban area of Paris is much larger.
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Level 41
Nov 18, 2017
berlins population isn't very big compared to other major cities when I went there I was actually quite shocked and surprised how quiet it was compared to most cities in UK
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Level 71
May 27, 2018
6 Million People is still a lot
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Level 59
May 27, 2020
Thats because berlin is very wide spread
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Level 71
May 27, 2018
This Quiz is about Megacities
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Level 66
Oct 26, 2023
Germany's population is spread across many different cities, and Berlin isn't a megacity.
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Level 43
Nov 18, 2017
London's population currently stands at around 8 million. Quite a bit lower than 10!
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Level 51
Nov 18, 2017
Close enough!
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Level 56
Nov 18, 2017
The source used here, citypopulation.de, estimates London's urban area population at 14.5 million.
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Level 43
Nov 18, 2017
Are we counting the home counties as well? That seems like an extraordinarily large number to me. (Not saying that you're wrong though).
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Level 70
Feb 2, 2018
This doesn't just count Greater London, which does indeed have a population of around 8 million, but also some surrounding areas. This makes some sense, because a boundary drawn around a city will always be meaningless after any level of urban sprawl, and it will include some areas that are not London but from which you can get to London going through only basically built-up areas. The methodology is designed to give consistent populations when what would actually be considered one city in different countries is defined differently, but I feel the figure for London is an overestimate (even though I can't find a consistent methodology that would give a better answer).
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Level 62
May 27, 2020
It includes places like Dartford, Epsom, Watford etc that are not technically in London but part of the continuous urban area
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Level 57
Nov 18, 2017
Paris only has 2,3 mil
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Level 77
Nov 18, 2017
don't be a cad. it's urban area population.
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Level 35
Apr 9, 2023
2,1 now, Hidalgo doesn't help 😂

The urban area has about 13M people though

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Level 66
Nov 18, 2017
It looks like Chicago just misses the cutoff at ~9.4 million people, according to Google. I'm surprised; I know people are fleeing Illinois because of how screwed up the state's finances are, but I was SURE there were >10 million there.
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Level ∞
Apr 23, 2020
Chicago has been so close to 10 million for a long time. But I don't think they will ever get there. The value proposition for living in Chicago is not great: high crime, terrible weather, outrageous taxes. I hope they turn things around because its still a great city, but things are not looking good.
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Level 67
May 27, 2020
The crime is a serious problem, but it is generally confined to a few areas in which it is an absolute epidemic. Most of the city is safe. The weather is awful. Taxes are brutal, but the city is attracting a lot of businesses and with them a lot of white-collar talent that can afford the high taxes. There are new condos sprouting up on every corner. Not my kind of aesthetic, but I'm a transplant myself, so I can't really judge.
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Level ∞
Mar 1, 2023
Was just back in Chicago this summer. There are some nice areas. But there were times it didn't feel safe at all. Especially on public transit when the guy across from me was playing with his switch blade.
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Level 71
Dec 19, 2017
What about Osaka and Nagoya?
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Level 82
Mar 27, 2018
Both too far south. Also I think, like Chicago, Nagoya just misses out.
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Level 71
May 28, 2019
Tried like 15 chinese cities but forgot Tianjin lol
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Level 62
Aug 21, 2019
Shows how far north Europe is when Istanbul, a city where it is 35°c every day in summer and 20 in winter, is further north than Beijing
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Level 69
Oct 13, 2019
I thought that everyone would get Beijing and Tianjin, damn I never knew Tianjin was so shadowed
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Level 56
Apr 17, 2020
I would never have guessed Tianjin in a month of Sundays! I'm pretty ignorant on China. Well, just pretty ignorant actually ✌
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Level 72
May 7, 2020
It's easy because of the "close together" hint at the top.
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Level 57
May 8, 2020
Chicago should be on this list, or am I just wrong
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Level 63
May 27, 2020
Its urban area population is only 9.4 million.
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Level 69
May 27, 2020
"Only"
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Level 68
Nov 9, 2021
Comparing it to megacities, yes
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Level 63
May 27, 2020
Well yeah, that's big. But minimum requirement for a mega city is 10 million.
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Level 66
May 27, 2020
This quiz is about megacities. Which are cities with a population over 10,000,000.
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Level 74
May 27, 2020
Why is Tianjin here? It is technically part of the Jing-Jin-Ji metro area project of Beijing and it is a part of Beijing's metro area...
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Level ∞
May 27, 2020
That's how citypopulation.de reports it. I'm not sure what criteria they use at is does seem that they could be joined.
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Level 46
May 27, 2020
Great quiz!
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Level 68
May 29, 2020
Interesting.
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Level 66
Jan 31, 2022
Idk why i tried sao paulo.
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Level 69
Apr 4, 2023
Bruh
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Level 66
Oct 26, 2023
Same lol, I was just trying to think of "really big cities" instead of "really northern cities"
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Level 69
Apr 6, 2022
No Harbin? Since its city proper population is much higher than 10 million.
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Level 69
Apr 4, 2023
Why is the Rhein-Ruhr are counted in some quizzes while not in others?
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Level 78
Apr 4, 2023
Even if I had 45 minutes I still wouldn't have gotten 39.14
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Level 35
Apr 9, 2023
I got all of them but I'm surprised not to see the Ruhr, NRW has like 17 million people so I assumed at least hald of them would live there
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Level 58
Sep 6, 2023
nyc has a population of 8 million?
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Level ∞
Sep 6, 2023
And another 13 million or so in the wider urban area.