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50 Biggest Cities of the Americas in 1800 with a Map

With the help of a map, can you name the most populous cities in North and South America with an estimated population of over 15,000 in 1800?
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Population figures are based off 4000 Years of Urban Growth: An Historical Census by Tertius Chandler.
Both historical and modern-day names accepted.
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Last updated: August 6, 2022
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Population
Cities
128k
Mexico City
65k
Puebla
60k
Havana
60k
New York City
54k
Lima
53k
Guanajuato
44k
Rio de Janeiro
43k
Salvador
41k
Philadelphia
34k
Buenos Aires
34k
Cuzco
33k
Zacatecas
31k
Guadalajara
31k
Recife
30k
Caracas
30k
Quito
28k
Mérida
27k
Kingston
26k
Arequipa
26k
Baltimore
25k
Boston
25k
Huamanga
25k
Guatemala City
25k
Montreal
25k
Oaxaca
Population
Cities
25k
Potosí
23k
Guayaquil
22k
Cochabamba
22k
La Paz
22k
Maracaibo
21k
Bogotá
21k
Santiago de Chile
20k
Vila Rica
20k
Real de Catorce
19k
Puerto Principe
19k
Santiago de Cuba
18k
Charleston
18k
Querétaro
18k
Riobamba
18k
Valladolid
16k
Cartagena
16k
León
16k
Quebec City
16k
Sucre
15k
Cap‑Français
15k
Cuenca
15k
Montevideo
15k
Saint-Domingue
15k
Veracruz
15k
Xalapa
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Level 87
Aug 6, 2022
I love these type of quizzes which give great insights on historical demographic trends.
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Level 55
Aug 7, 2022
Thanks!