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Which City in Latin America?

Name these Latin American cities based on a clue and starting letter.
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Last updated: December 6, 2017
First submittedDecember 5, 2017
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Most populous city in Latin America
M
Mexico City
Its name means "Fair Winds"
B
Buenos Aires
Home to the famous Christ the Redeemer status
R
Rio de Janeiro
Pablo Escobar ran this city's cartel
M
Medellín
Only capital beginning with Q
Q
Quito
National capital that shares its name with a major city in California
S
San José
Most populous city on the Amazon
M
Manaus
Most populous in South America
S
São Paulo
City of 10 million people on the Pacific
L
Lima
Planned city shaped like an airplane
B
Brasília
Capital of the Incan Empire
C
Cuzco
Most populous in Ecuador
G
Guayaquil
Caribbean capital that is the oldest European city in the Americas
S
Santo Domingo
City north of the Rio de la Plata
M
Montevideo
Highest national capital in the world
L
La Paz
Vacation city near Mayan ruins
C
Cancún
Located on a major canal
P
Panama City
Major city on a lake (actually a tidal bay) with the same name
M
Maracaibo
Easternmost major city in Latin America
R
Recife
Capital city on the border with Argentina
A
Asunción
Most populous French-speaking city in Latin America
P
Port-Au-Prince
Borders San Diego
T
Tijuana
Northernmost major city in Colombia; Shakira's home town
B
Barranquilla
Capital of the Mexican state of Yucatán; built on the Mayan city of T'hó
M
Mérida
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Level 83
Dec 5, 2017
That is the least aerodynamical-looking plane I've ever seen.
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Level 79
Dec 11, 2017
I'm not sure if aerodynamical is an actual word or not, but it's making my brain hurt
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Level 74
Mar 1, 2019
It is
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Level 68
Dec 5, 2017
No Chile?
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Level 80
Dec 5, 2017
No Guyana, Suriname or France either.
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Level 64
Dec 6, 2017
Technically I could not do Guyana or Suriname. They don't speak a Romance Language, therefore are not part of Latin America.
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Level 80
Dec 9, 2017
Ah yeah, true.
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Level 76
Aug 12, 2020
shouldn't Quebec be considered a part of Latin America? ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)_/¯

just a thought

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Level 43
Feb 5, 2022
Regions above the US are usually not included as Latin America, even though Latin-derived languages are spoken there.
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Level 72
Feb 5, 2022
I've never seen the point in the term "Latin America" personally.
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Level 30
Feb 5, 2022
I don't really get it because.....isn't English a romance language and therefore deriving from Latin? And of course, that's what's most commonly spoken in the US and Canada. So why aren't they considered Latin America?
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Level 55
Feb 5, 2022
English is usually considered to be a Germanic language...

The main five Romance languages are Romanian, Italian, French, Spanish, and Portuguese, though there are smaller ones such as Catalan, Galician, etc

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Level 65
Feb 5, 2022
English isn't Romance.
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Level 70
Dec 12, 2017
Tough quiz that
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Level 49
Feb 6, 2018
LAKE Maracaibo is certainly a lake, it has a broad channel connecting it to the sea which usually make people think it is a bay, but it has none of the characteristics of a bay and all those of a lake.
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Level 78
Jan 17, 2019
Maracaibo is as much a lake as Rio de la Plata is a river.
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Level 60
Jun 11, 2018
Glad to see my hometown of Recife on a quiz.
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Level 37
Nov 2, 2018
I should have done much better!
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Level 35
Jan 24, 2021
i think i'm kinda late for this haha, but it would be nicer if you would have put something different for the Medellín question just as you did with the Barranquilla one😅, it's really frustrating for us colombians to see anything related with pablo escobar and drugs, all these years we've been trying to change the international image he gave us. hope you understand :(
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Level 73
Feb 5, 2022
Rene Huguita!
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Level 43
Aug 18, 2021
Just a correction: the easternmost city in Latin America is João Pessoa, not Recife
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Level 73
Feb 5, 2022
I guess the issue is what's meant by "major." Recife's certainly bigger, but Joao Pessoa isn't small.
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Level 82
Feb 5, 2022
Never considered the Caribbean as part of Latin America. I only consider Mexico, Central, and South America as part of Latin America, and thus, didn't get Port-au-Prince. :(

Would be nice if the quiz mentioned how it defines Latin America.

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Level 57
Feb 6, 2022
But you got Santo Domingo?
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Level 44
Jun 3, 2022
I mean, the caribbean is where latin america originated to be honest.
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Level 74
Feb 5, 2022
My brain saw a "most populous" city starting with G and just kept saying "Guangzhou" over and over even though I knew it wasn't right
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Level 67
Sep 22, 2022
it seems inaccurate to call a city French-speaking when less than half of its people speak French