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250 Biggest World Cities on a Map

How many of the world's 250 biggest cities can you name?
Source: citypopulation.de - Updated as of February 2024.
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Last updated: February 19, 2024
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First submittedAugust 11, 2020
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Population
City
67,800,000
Guangzhou
40,800,000
Tokyo
40,000,000
Shanghai
33,400,000
Delhi
28,900,000
Jakarta
26,700,000
Manila
26,600,000
Mumbai
24,900,000
Mexico City
24,900,000
Seoul
23,100,000
New York
23,000,000
São Paulo
22,200,000
Cairo
21,400,000
Lagos
21,300,000
Dhaka
20,900,000
Beijing
20,500,000
Bangkok
19,100,000
Karachi
18,800,000
Moscow
17,700,000
Los Angeles
17,700,000
Osaka
17,400,000
Kolkata
16,700,000
Buenos Aires
16,600,000
Chengtu
16,200,000
Tehran
16,100,000
Istanbul
15,000,000
Kinshasa
14,800,000
Johannesburg
14,800,000
London
14,500,000
Xiamen
14,400,000
Lahore
13,700,000
Bangalore
13,500,000
Ho Chi Minh City
13,400,000
Hangzhou
13,400,000
Rio de Janeiro
12,300,000
Xi'an
12,200,000
Chennai
11,800,000
Wuhan
11,600,000
Lima
11,400,000
Paris
11,400,000
Tianjin
11,100,000
Hyderabad
10,500,000
Changsha
10,500,000
Chóngqìng
10,500,000
Nagoya
10,200,000
Bogotá
9,900,000
Chicago
9,450,000
Zhengzhou
9,300,000
Ahmedabad
9,200,000
Taipei
9,150,000
Riyadh
9,100,000
Kuala Lumpur
9,050,000
Nanjing
9,000,000
Luanda
8,800,000
Washington
8,550,000
Shenyang
8,050,000
Santiago
8,000,000
Shantou
7,950,000
San Francisco
7,850,000
Boston
7,750,000
Singapore
7,550,000
Dallas
7,550,000
Philadelphia
7,550,000
Pune
Population
City
7,550,000
Toronto
7,500,000
Baghdad
7,500,000
Hefei
7,450,000
Surat
7,300,000
Hong Kong
7,250,000
Qingdao
7,100,000
Ningbo
7,050,000
Houston
7,000,000
Hanoi
6,900,000
Bandung
6,850,000
Khartoum
6,850,000
Madrid
6,600,000
Dubai
6,550,000
Abidjan
6,550,000
Nairobi
6,450,000
Miami
6,400,000
Saint Petersburg
6,350,000
Accra
6,350,000
Jinan
6,250,000
Kunming
6,100,000
Alexandria
6,100,000
Atlanta
6,100,000
Milan
6,000,000
Dar es Salaam
6,000,000
Shijiazhuang
6,000,000
Yangon
5,900,000
Surabaya
5,850,000
Amman
5,850,000
Detroit
5,850,000
Monterrey
5,750,000
Guadalajara
5,750,000
Taiyuan
5,650,000
The Ruhr
5,500,000
Jeddah
5,400,000
Harbin
5,200,000
Ankara
5,200,000
Kano
5,150,000
Belo Horizonte
5,150,000
Dairen
5,100,000
Nanning
5,100,000
Wenzhou
4,975,000
Cologne / Dusseldorf
4,950,000
Barcelona
4,950,000
Melbourne
4,925,000
Sydney
4,900,000
Changchun
4,900,000
Colombo
4,850,000
Guiyang
4,825,000
Phoenix
4,800,000
Kabul
4,800,000
Nanchang
4,775,000
Berlin
4,750,000
Tampa
4,725,000
Ürümqi
4,700,000
Casablanca
4,650,000
Chittagong
4,625,000
Seattle
4,600,000
Addis Ababa
4,550,000
Fuzhou
4,450,000
Cape Town
4,375,000
Montreal
4,300,000
Linyi
4,275,000
Jaipur
4,225,000
Medellín
4,200,000
Kuwait City
Population
City
4,200,000
Dakar
4,200,000
Porto Alegre
4,175,000
Brasília
4,175,000
Algiers
4,175,000
Puebla
4,175,000
Santo Domingo
4,150,000
Medan
4,100,000
Abuja
4,050,000
Naples
4,000,000
Busan
4,000,000
Lucknow
3,975,000
Bamako
3,975,000
Kampala
3,950,000
Denver
3,950,000
Faisalabad
3,925,000
Ibadan
3,925,000
Recife
3,800,000
Caracas
3,800,000
Damascus
3,800,000
Zibo
3,775,000
Fortaleza
3,725,000
Orlando
3,725,000
Rawalpindi
3,700,000
Salvador
3,700,000
Yaoundé
3,650,000
Douala
3,600,000
Kanpur
3,600,000
Tashkent
3,575,000
Durban
3,550,000
Athens
3,550,000
Curitiba
3,525,000
Indore
3,525,000
Port-au-Prince
3,475,000
Kiev
3,450,000
Luoyang
3,450,000
Nagpur
3,450,000
Rome
3,400,000
Lanzhou
3,375,000
Rotterdam
3,350,000
Isfahan
3,350,000
Mashhad
3,325,000
Campinas
3,325,000
Guatemala City
3,300,000
Minneapolis
3,300,000
San Diego
3,275,000
Brisbane
3,275,000
Frankfurt
3,275,000
Guayaquil
3,250,000
Nantong
3,225,000
Birmingham
3,175,000
Bhilai
3,125,000
Manchester
3,100,000
Cleveland
3,075,000
Gujranwala
3,075,000
Kathmandu
3,075,000
Sana'a
3,075,000
Weifang
3,025,000
Izmir
3,025,000
Jiangyin
3,025,000
Vancouver
3,000,000
Xuzhou
2,975,000
Pyongyang
Population
City
2,950,000
Antananarivo
2,925,000
Cali
2,925,000
Coimbatore
2,925,000
Tel Aviv-Yafo
2,900,000
Hamburg
2,875,000
Quito
2,850,000
Kumasi
2,850,000
Patna
2,825,000
Cincinnati
2,800,000
Fukuoka
2,800,000
Ouagadougou
2,775,000
Conakry
2,775,000
Kaohsiung
2,775,000
Tunis
2,750,000
Dammam
2,750,000
Brussels
2,750,000
Daegu
2,750,000
Handan
2,750,000
Maracaibo
2,750,000
Phnom Penh
2,700,000
Cebu
2,675,000
Baku
2,650,000
Budapest
2,650,000
Lubumbashi
2,650,000
Tangshan
2,650,000
Toluca
2,625,000
Hohhot
2,625,000
Salt Lake City
2,600,000
Bhopal
2,600,000
Harare
2,600,000
Peshawar
2,600,000
Port Harcourt
2,575,000
Chandigarh
2,575,000
Charlotte
2,575,000
Haikou
2,550,000
Almaty
2,550,000
Goiânia
2,525,000
Taizhou
2,525,000
Xinxiang
2,500,000
Agra
2,500,000
Amsterdam
2,500,000
Lisbon
2,500,000
Portland
2,500,000
Sapporo
2,475,000
Warsaw
2,475,000
Yiwu
2,450,000
Doha
2,450,000
Asunción
2,450,000
Hyderabad
2,450,000
Maputo
2,450,000
Taichung
2,450,000
Yantai
2,450,000
Zhuhai
2,425,000
San José
2,400,000
Stuttgart
2,375,000
Las Vegas
2,350,000
Anshan
2,350,000
Liuzhou
2,350,000
Lomé
2,350,000
St. Louis
2,350,000
Vadodara
2,350,000
Vishakhapatnam
38 Comments
+1
Level 52
Feb 6, 2024
Finally updated!

Data is from February 2024.

City placements and type-ins are hopefully resolved, but of course there may be errors. Should be up to date and accurate as of citypopulation.de's urban agglomeration list and populations.

Have fun!

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Level 59
Aug 11, 2020
I just knew you'd be the creator of this quiz right when I clicked the link in Recent User Created! Great quiz!
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Level 52
Aug 11, 2020
Haha, thanks!
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Level 68
Aug 11, 2020
Nice quiz! Maybe accept Busan for Pusan and just Tel Aviv for Tel Aviv-Yafo?
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Level 52
Aug 11, 2020
Busan is now accepted.
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Level 81
Aug 11, 2020
Busan should be allowed for Pusan
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Level 38
Aug 11, 2020
+1
Level 52
Aug 11, 2020
Yeah!
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Level 38
Aug 11, 2020
Hahaha me too!! Great quiz! Yay! Warsaw and 109!! ;)
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Level 67
Aug 12, 2020
Dalian, Daegu and Mashhad should be accepted
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Level 52
Aug 12, 2020
Those will now be accepted.
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Level 59
May 12, 2021
Mashhad is still not accepted.
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Level 52
May 12, 2021
Whoops! Should be fixed.
+1
Level 77
Feb 7, 2024
Dalian is also still not accepted
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Level 59
Sep 28, 2020
btw you should add 1 more answer :)
+1
Level 52
Feb 7, 2024
Finally got it fixed
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Level 60
Aug 10, 2021
Nice! Could you accept Islamabad for Rawalpindi.
+2
Level 49
Oct 20, 2021
You need to make the map bigger, or the city dots smaller.

Rotterdam came up in the answer list but on the map it is completely covered by green dots.

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Level 49
Oct 28, 2021
One can click anywhere on the map to enlarge that particular region of the world.
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Level 49
Dec 1, 2021
So how do I know to enlarge that part of the world? Telepathy?

Do I enlarge every part of the map to find a hidden city while the time ticks on?

Or is it up to the quizmaster to present questions in such a way that they're answerable, by making the map a bit bigger, or the dots a bit smaller?

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Level 68
Mar 23, 2022
If you are missing answers, you click on the map for a close-up, e.g. Europe, then you can see that Oh I missed Rotterdam. I would call it logic or common sense or trial and error rather than telepathy.
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Level 81
Sep 7, 2022
I used telepathy and still couldn’t find it :)
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Level 50
Mar 8, 2022
Upper Silesia is not one city. There's multiple, probably over 10 cities around that area that shouldn't be considered as one big city.
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Level 81
Sep 7, 2022
Which is exactly why it’s prefilled in.
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Level 51
Sep 7, 2022
I don't think they are - that's why it's in grey and you can't select it. It's mentioned in the source they're using and is therefore it's included (the same as the Ruhr and Cologne-Dusseldorf really being considered multiple cities).
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Level 68
Mar 23, 2022
Great quiz! I got 163, gutted to get 6 below the average score! I should have got 12 more that I knew, including Munich!
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Level 17
Dec 2, 2022
hi from upper silesia (radzionków)
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Level 53
Feb 13, 2023
can you accept Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte for Colombo? pls
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Level 95
Jun 26, 2023
But they're different cities...
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Level 88
Jul 4, 2023
There are some serious inconsistencies between the data used on your various quizzes. I presume some are city proper and others urban area? For example, there are several Indian cities on here with larger populations than Hyderabad, yet these other cities don’t even appear on the 200 largest cities quiz!
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Level 52
Dec 2, 2023
Sorry about this. I'm rarely active these days, the information may have been found at different times, or may not be outdated.
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Level 48
Dec 30, 2023
It is one of the most accurate ones out here. The Hyderabad you are looking at is pakistani, the Indian Hyderabad is right up there.
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Level 77
Feb 7, 2024
please accept Hangzhou
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Level 52
Feb 7, 2024
fixed
+1
Level 67
Feb 7, 2024
And Chengdu should also been accepted.
+1
Level 52
Feb 7, 2024
also fixed
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Level 62
Feb 15, 2024
Really good quiz!!, however one thing thats been bothering me for a while is the spelling of Mashhad. it is spelled either mashhad or mashad so you should accept these answers. never seen it spelt meshed before, it wont even come up on google when spelt this way.
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Level 52
Feb 15, 2024
fixed