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100 Biggest Cities That Aren't World Capitals On A Map

With the help of a map, try to name the 100 most populous urban areas in the world.
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Urban area population from citypopulation.de, January 2019
Two loosely-defined areas around the Ruhr have been filled in
Not including Delhi, Johannesburg and Colombo because the urban areas include New Delhi, Pretoria and Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte
Quiz by BrazenMosaur
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Last updated: August 28, 2022
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Population
City
45,600,000
Guangzhou
35,900,000
Shanghai
24,700,000
Mumbai
22,400,000
New York
22,200,000
São Paulo
18,800,000
Lagos
17,800,000
Los Angeles
17,700,000
Osaka
17,300,000
Karachi
16,600,000
Kolkata
15,800,000
Istanbul
13,200,000
Tianjin
13,100,000
Rio de Janeiro
12,600,000
Lahore
11,800,000
Bangalore
11,000,000
Chennai
10,500,000
Nagoya
9,900,000
Xiamen
9,850,000
Hyderabad
9,800,000
Chengdu
9,750,000
Chicago
8,850,000
Wuhan
8,600,000
Ho Chi Minh City
8,300,000
Hangzhou
8,250,000
Ahmedabad
Population
City
8,050,000
Chongqing
7,900,000
Shenyang
7,850,000
San Francisco
7,700,000
Shantou
7,650,000
Boston
7,450,000
Hong Kong
7,350,000
Toronto
7,350,000
Philadelphia
7,100,000
Dallas
6,850,000
Bandung
6,800,000
Xi'an
6,700,000
Nanjing
6,700,000
Pune
6,600,000
Houston
6,350,000
Miami
6,350,000
Surat
6,150,000
Dar es Salaam
6,000,000
Surabaya
5,950,000
Qingdao
5,800,000
Atlanta
5,700,000
(The Ruhr)
5,700,000
Alexandria
5,700,000
Detroit
5,600,000
Saint Petersburg
5,500,000
Yangon
5,450,000
Abidjan
Population
City
5,350,000
Zhengzhou
5,250,000
Guadalajara
5,250,000
Wenzhou
5,200,000
Sydney
5,200,000
Milan
5,150,000
Harbin
5,000,000
(Cologne / Dusseldorf)
4,980,000
Belo Horizonte
4,930,000
Monterrey
4,900,000
Dubai
4,850,000
Melbourne
4,830,000
Chittagong
4,830,000
Hefei
4,780,000
Jeddah
4,750,000
Changsha
4,730,000
Barcelona
4,580,000
Phoenix
4,550,000
Kano
4,550,000
Dalian
4,430,000
Casablanca
4,400,000
Shijiazhuang
4,380,000
Seattle
4,300,000
Tampa
4,250,000
Montreal
4,250,000
Fuzhou
4,250,000
Jinan
Population
City
4,230,000
Naples
4,130,000
Busan
4,130,000
Taiyuan
4,100,000
Porto Alegre
4,050,000
Kunming
3,980,000
Urumqi
3,950,000
Medellin
3,950,000
Medan
3,850,000
Jaipur
3,830,000
Recife
3,830,000
Nanchang
3,700,000
Denver
3,650,000
Fortaleza
3,650,000
Changchun
3,630,000
Lucknow
3,580,000
Salvador
3,580,000
Faisalabad
3,480,000
Ibadan
3,450,000
Zibo
3,430,000
Kanpur
3,380,000
Orlando
3,380,000
Durban
3,380,000
Curitiba
3,350,000
Nanning
3,330,000
San Diego
12 Comments
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Level 77
Aug 25, 2022
Johannesburg?
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Level 73
Aug 25, 2022
See the caveat. Johannesburg is not included because it's urban area includes Pretoria which is a capital.
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Level 76
Aug 25, 2022
how come i can't nominate? this is a great quiz!
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Level 73
Aug 25, 2022
I don't know why. I'm glad you like it though :-)
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Level 57
Sep 4, 2022
I think this problem is fixed now :) Nominated!
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Level 64
Aug 25, 2022
It may be ineligible because of some rules. I would certainly nominate this though!
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Level 81
Aug 25, 2022
Great quiz! The description says 500 instead of 100, may want to correct.
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Level 73
Aug 25, 2022
Thanks, corrected :-)
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Level 57
Aug 26, 2022
Cool quiz.
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Level 58
Aug 27, 2022
Is Delhi meant to be included in the exclusion caveat? It isn't a capital and has more than enough people if not.

I do think this is a cool idea though, five stars! :)

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Level 73
Aug 28, 2022
Thanks, I've added Delhi in the caveat now. I think I forgot it because of the similar name, but you're right, it should be included.
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Level 57
May 30, 2023
I think you used the data from my '500 Biggest Cities on a Map' quiz for this quiz -- I just updated the data for that, so you can go ahead and update this quiz as well if you'd like!