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100 Biggest Cities That Aren't World Capitals

Can you name the 100 most populous urban areas that aren't the capital of their country?
Urban area population from citypopulation.de, January 2019
Not including Johannesburg and Colombo because the urban areas include Pretoria and Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte
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Population
City
45.6 m
Guangzhou / Shenzhen
35.9 m
Shanghai
25.2 m
Mumbai
22.4 m
New York City
22.2 m
São Paulo
18.8 m
Lagos
17.8 m
Los Angeles
17.7 m
Osaka
17.3 m
Karachi
16.6 m
Kolkata
15.8 m
Istanbul
13.2 m
Tianjin
13.1 m
Rio de Janeiro
12.6 m
Lahore
11.8 m
Bangalore
11.0 m
Chennai
10.5 m
Nagoya
9.90 m
Xiamen
9.85 m
Hyderabad
9.85 m
Chengdu
9.75 m
Chicago
8.85 m
Wuhan
8.60 m
Ho Chi Minh City
8.30 m
Hangzhou
8.25 m
Ahmedabad
8.05 m
Chongqing
7.90 m
Shenyang
7.85 m
San Francisco
7.70 m
Shantou
7.65 m
Boston
7.45 m
Hong Kong
7.35 m
Toronto
7.35 m
Philadelphia
7.10 m
Dallas
Population
City
6.85 m
Bandung
6.80 m
Xi'an
6.70 m
Nanjing
6.70 m
Pune
6.60 m
Houston
6.35 m
Miami
6.35 m
Surat
6.15 m
Dar es Salaam
6.00 m
Surabaya
5.95 m
Qingdao
5.80 m
Atlanta
5.70 m
Alexandria
5.70 m
Detroit
5.60 m
Saint Petersburg
5.50 m
Yangon
5.45 m
Abidjan
5.35 m
Zhengzhou
5.25 m
Guadalajara
5.25 m
Wenzhou
5.20 m
Sydney
5.20 m
Milan
5.15 m
Harbin
4.98 m
Belo Horizonte
4.93 m
Monterrey
4.90 m
Dubai
4.85 m
Melbourne
4.83 m
Chittagong
4.83 m
Hefei
4.78 m
Jeddah
4.75 m
Changsha
4.73 m
Barcelona
4.58 m
Phoenix
4.55 m
Kano
Population
City
4.55 m
Dalian
4.43 m
Casablanca
4.40 m
Shijiazhuang
4.38 m
Seattle
4.30 m
Tampa
4.25 m
Montreal
4.25 m
Fuzhou
4.25 m
Jinan
4.23 m
Naples
4.13 m
Busan
4.13 m
Taiyuan
4.10 m
Porto Alegre
4.05 m
Kunming
3.98 m
Ürümqi
3.95 m
Medellin
3.95 m
Medan
3.85 m
Jaipur
3.83 m
Recife
3.83 m
Nanchang
3.70 m
Denver
3.65 m
Fortaleza
3.65 m
Changchun
3.63 m
Lucknow
3.58 m
Salvador
3.58 m
Faisalabad
3.48 m
Ibadan
3.45 m
Zibo
3.43 m
Kanpur
3.38 m
Orlando
3.38 m
Durban
3.38 m
Curitiba
3.35 m
Nanning
3.33 m
San Diego
3 Comments
+1
Level 78
Aug 18, 2022
Johannesburg?
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Level 73
Aug 18, 2022
As mentioned in the caveat, Johannesburg's urban area includes Pretoria and it is therefore not considered for this quiz.
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Level 60
Jan 31, 2024
Great idea, great execution.