Random Cities on a World Map

Can you guess these random cities on world map? The answers change every time you play!
Each dot represents one of the world's cities with over 2 million inhabitants in its urban area
According to citypopulation.de, using data from 2021-01-01
Limited to 10 cities per country to make sure certain countries don't dominate the quiz
Quiz by NINJAQKk
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Last updated: May 28, 2021
First submittedAugust 5, 2019
Times taken28,236
Average score50.0%
Rating4.03
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+6
Level 73
Aug 5, 2019
This is amazing! Definitely deserves a feature!
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Level 66
Aug 5, 2019
Thank you!
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Level 65
Aug 6, 2019
The dot for Yangon doesn't show up in the map
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Level 66
Aug 6, 2019
Should be fixed now.
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Level 88
Aug 6, 2019
Quiz needs to be reset for it to take effect. It still isn't showing up for me at 4PM EDT.
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Level ∞
Aug 6, 2019
The changes have been approved and our now live.
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Level 83
Aug 6, 2019
"Dot size depends on population" Not as far as I can tell.
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Level 91
Aug 8, 2019
I can easily tell, surprised you can't...
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Level 66
Aug 6, 2019
I bet this featured quiz will make it on the very front page one day. ;)
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Level 66
Aug 6, 2019
It will ;)
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Level 70
Nov 3, 2019
Congrats! You just did.

And it was harder than I expected. Good job!

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Level 87
Aug 6, 2019
Yangon is not showing up on map.
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Level 83
Aug 6, 2019
I'm sure this will be solved ASAP.
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Level 66
Aug 6, 2019
Should be fixed. Problem was on the SVG, Yangon was capitalized, but wasn't capitalized on JetPunk so JetPunk thought they were completely different answers
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Level 88
Aug 6, 2019
I'd love an expurgated version of this quiz that removed anything below the line of the 10th or so biggest city in each country, even if it qualifies as 1M+ population. Because that 1M cutoff line includes a LOT of cities in China and India that I'm never going to know.
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Level 66
Aug 6, 2019
Good suggestion, I will consider this.
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Level 59
Nov 5, 2019
No, I like it this way. I have started to study the biggest cities in China and India. Really, if a city is bigger than one million in population, we should have heard of it.
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Level 59
Nov 22, 2019
The key is to keep trying until you get a map with only well-known Chinese and Indian cities, which finally happened for me today! Or to study, of course.
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Level 87
Aug 6, 2019
DC doesn't work, so I tried Baltimore and Philadelphia, even NYC thinking the dot was misplaced or something.
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Level 66
Aug 6, 2019
Should be fixed soon.
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Level 68
Aug 6, 2019
What's marked as 'Hyderabad' could be Karachi, but certainly isn't Hyderabad.
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Level 66
Aug 6, 2019
Hyderabad is slightly northeast of Karachi (and the dot for it is smaller too). If you were to zoom in, you would see Karachi is right on the coast and Hyderabad is a little northeast of Karachi and not on the coast.
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Level 64
Aug 6, 2019
Awesome work! And congrats on the feature ;)
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Level 68
Aug 7, 2019
The Ruhr is no city. It's a metropolitan area.
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Level 73
Aug 7, 2019
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Level 87
Aug 7, 2019
Welcome to JetPunk.

You 2 got to Levels 65 and 67 without ever taking a world cities quiz.

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Level 78
Aug 21, 2019
Yeah usually quizzes that include the Ruhr state that it could be an option. This one should too
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Level 51
Feb 13, 2021
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Level 72
Jul 8, 2021
At least accept Essen (or Duisburg or Dortmund or Dusseldorf... whatever). This is misleading for the sake of being misleading.
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Level 59
Jan 20, 2022
Yeah I tried like 5 different cities in the Ruhr. I even tried "Rhine" because the region is often called Rhine-Ruhr but I couldn't remember the "Ruhr" part. I feel like at least some of those cities like Dortmund should be accepted.
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Level 60
Aug 8, 2019
TIL there are to Hyderabad, one in India and the other in Pakistan.
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Level 59
Aug 8, 2019
I just got 9 random cities that no one knows about. Isfahan, Surabaya, Ibadan, Goiania, Kunming, Wenzhou, Lanzhou, Belo Horizonte, and Kano?
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Level 76
Aug 14, 2019
I'll give you some of those but I'm familiar with Belo Horizonte, Kunming and Kano from that list thanks to other quizzes on this site.
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Level 69
Aug 29, 2019
Iran, Indonesia (?), Nigeria, Brazil, China, China, China, Brazil, Nigeria.
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Level 59
Nov 5, 2019
Surabaya is the second largest city in Indonesia. Ibadan and Kano are major cities in Nigeria.
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Level 54
May 14, 2022
I know Kano, BH, Surabaya, and Goiana. I learned my Brazilian cities a while back.
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Level 66
Aug 8, 2019
I just got Jiangyin. After I typed in Shanghai, Nantong, Suzhou, Nanjing, Hangzhou and even Hefei I gave up.

It's generally a good quiz, but if a relatively minor city is surrounded by many bigger ones it becomes a matter of luck.

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Level 87
Nov 30, 2019
I got that one too. The 1,000s of smaller cities make it nearly impossible to pinpoint a run of 20 random cities. Interesting to take multiple times to get some geography down, although to me China and India are lost causes beyond major cities.
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Level 87
Aug 10, 2019
This quiz is an excellent idea, but it becomes quite frustrating when a dot's placement on the map could be multiple possible answers, such as the Beijing/Tianjin/Shijiazhuang area, Okayama/Osaka/Nagoya, Taipei/Taichung or pretty much all of Belgium/Netherlands/Western Germany. You just end up typing random metro areas (all of which could qualify) until you happen to guess the correct one.

Overall, it's still fun, but I think making all the dots smaller (and the same size) might help us see where they're located a bit more precisely.

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Level 76
Aug 14, 2019
+1, also the Guangzhou/Shenzhen/Hong Kong area is crazy for this same reason
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Level 77
Aug 18, 2019
This is one of my favourite quizzes, but I had a similar problem. Would it be possible to accept Dusseldorf, etc. for The Ruhr, as it is in most geography quizzes on the site?
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Level 59
Jan 20, 2022
If you zoom in you should easily be able to see the difference between the cities in Belgium, the Netherlands and Western Germany.
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Level 55
Nov 3, 2019
Nobody is gonna get this message except like 20 people but... HYPE
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Level 66
Nov 3, 2019
HYPE
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Level 43
Nov 3, 2019
HYPE
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Level 66
Nov 3, 2019
HYPE
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Level 73
Nov 3, 2019
HYPE
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Level 68
Nov 3, 2019
Best quiz ever
+1
Level 58
Nov 3, 2019
Hyderabad doesn't have a dot.
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Level 66
Nov 3, 2019
There are 2 Hyderabad, 1 in India and 1 in Pakistan
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Level 55
Nov 3, 2019
Hyderabad is labeled as being in eastern Pakistan for whatever reason. Get on it!
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Level 66
Nov 3, 2019
There are 2 Hyderabad, 1 in India and 1 in Pakistan
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Level 61
Nov 3, 2019
Wonderful quiz, finally it got featured today !

Congratulations 🎉🎉🎊🎊

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Level 66
Nov 3, 2019
Thank you Creative!
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Level 64
Nov 3, 2019
Goiânia

Tangshan

Zibo

Port Harcourt

I was lucky to get the most famous cities randomly....

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Level 60
Nov 3, 2019
The spot in the UK covers pretty much the whole area so could be any one of a number of cities
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Level 65
Nov 4, 2019
Cool quiz, but I had one city in Germany called "The Ruhr". this is not a city, it is a region.
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Level 66
Nov 4, 2019
I said in a caveat it "includes cities some people consider to be a metropolitan area rather than a city".
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Level 69
Nov 4, 2019
It is maddeningly frustrating how many random, third-tier Chinese cities I got on this. Like, five. And some city in South Korea that isn't Seoul. It seems unreasonable to include cities with no international cultural profile. I mean, why not force some dude in Shenzhen to try and guess Cincinnati while we're at it?
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Level 54
Nov 6, 2019
Baotau? Never heard of it. Too many giant Chinese cities to remember.
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Level 76
Feb 28, 2020
It's Baotou*
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Level 67
Nov 7, 2019
Out of curiosity, I tried to figure out (and map out) how many different Chinese cities can come up on this quiz. I got to 44 and stopped. Wow!
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Level 73
Nov 14, 2019
Why is the Taizhou featured on this map the one in Jiangsu, and not the larger city of Taizhou in Zhejiang?
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Level 67
Feb 21, 2020
On my one, Istanbul's dot was bigger than all the other dots? That's weird
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Level 66
Feb 21, 2020
Dot size depends on population
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Level 56
Mar 4, 2020
This is incredible, keep up more quizzes like this!
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Level 55
Apr 6, 2020
After countless (my guess is around 300) attempts I finally got 100%, mostly just lucky that the only Asian city I got was Guangzhou. I now have no idea what to do with my life
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Level 66
Apr 6, 2020
Congratulations!
+1
Level 74
Apr 30, 2020
Hmm missed Patna, Pune, Agra, Indore, Ibadan, Surat, Jiangyin, Puebla and Dammam
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Level 54
May 14, 2022
I remember Dammam as I once got confused between Damascus and Dammam.
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Level 70
Dec 6, 2020
I know a lot more cities in China than many in the UK are likely to, thanks to the game Airline Mogul. However, there are some very large places without an airport of their own (served by the likes of Guangzhou-Baiyun or Shanghai-Pudong) that I have simply never heard of, despite being bigger than any British city other than London :-|
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Level 60
Apr 29, 2021
Why did you take out the correlation between the size of the dot according to population?
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Level 66
Apr 29, 2021
I felt like it wasn't important or relevant enough to include so I removed it to make everything more consistent.
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Level 60
May 12, 2021
After 104 tries, 20/20 at last! No chinese cities though...

tbh I think NINJAQKk changed something here, now it seems easier, isn't it?

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Level 66
May 12, 2021
Yes, it was changed so only 10 cities per country can show up to make it so certain countries don't dominate the quiz.
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Level 72
May 27, 2021
DC should be a type-in for Washington D.C.
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Level 60
Nov 28, 2021
Could you accept Islamabad for Rawalpindi please? Great quiz btw