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100 Biggest Cities of the Americas in 1900 with a Map

With the help of a map, can you name the 100 most populous cities in North and South America in 1900?
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According to the 1900 U.S. Census and populstat.info.
One of these cities no longer exists anymore and has since been absorbed into a larger city.
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Population
Cities
 
3,437,202
New York City
 
1,698,575
Chicago
 
1,293,697
Philadelphia
 
865,000
Buenos Aires
 
811,443
Rio de Janeiro
 
575,238
St. Louis
 
560,892
Boston
 
508,957
Baltimore
 
391,768
Cleveland
 
352,387
Buffalo
 
344,721
Mexico City
 
342,782
San Francisco
 
325,902
Cincinnati
 
321,616
Pittsburgh
 
296,600
Santiago
 
287,104
New Orleans
 
285,704
Detroit
 
285,315
Milwaukee
 
278,718
Washington
 
267,730
Montreal
 
266,000
Montevideo
 
246,070
Newark
 
239,820
São Paulo
 
236,000
Havana
 
208,040
Toronto
 
206,433
Jersey City
 
205,813
Salvador
 
204,731
Louisville
 
202,718
Minneapolis
 
175,597
Providence
 
169,164
Indianapolis
 
163,752
Kansas City
 
163,065
Saint Paul
 
162,608
Rochester
Population
Cities
133,859
Denver
131,822
Toledo
129,896
Allegheny
125,560
Columbus
118,421
Worcester
113,106
Recife
112,462
Rosario
110,000
Bogotá
108,374
Syracuse
108,027
New Haven
105,171
Paterson
104,863
Fall River
103,900
Lima
102,555
Omaha
102,479
Los Angeles
102,320
Memphis
102,026
Scranton
101,200
Guadalajara
96,560
Belém
94,969
Lowell
94,151
Albany
93,521
Puebla
91,886
Cambridge
90,426
Portland
89,872
Atlanta
87,565
Grand Rapids
85,333
Dayton
85,050
Richmond
82,000
Caracas
80,865
Nashville
80,671
Seattle
79,850
Hartford
78,961
Reading
Population
Cities
76,508
Wilmington
75,935
Camden
75,000
St. Joseph
74,000
Guatemala City
73,647
Porto Alegre
73,307
Trenton
70,996
Bridgeport
68,940
Quebec City
68,513
Lynn
66,960
Oakland
63,263
León
62,559
Lawrence
62,442
New Bedford
62,266
Monterrey
62,139
Des Moines
62,059
Springfield
61,643
Somerville
61,000
Port-au-Prince
61,000
San Luis Potosí
60,651
Troy
59,928
Ottawa
59,500
San Salvador
59,364
Hoboken
59,200
Ouro Preto
59,007
Evansville
58,000
La Plata
56,987
Manchester
56,383
Utica
56,100
Peoria
55,807
Charleston
54,700
La Paz
54,244
Savannah
54,100
Port of Spain
4 Comments
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Level 55
Mar 8, 2024
Due to controversy surrounding St. Joseph's alleged double-counting of its population for the 1900 Census, I've decided to reject said estimate. A different and smaller estimate proposed by analysts (75,000) has been used here instead.
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Level 65
Mar 9, 2024
St. Paul appears to be located in Missouri.
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Level 55
Mar 9, 2024
Thanks for letting me know. This has been fixed.
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Level 67
Mar 10, 2024
Thanks for all your effort with these kind of quizzes :)