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Top 500 of the World's Largest Cities

See if you can get the most out of the 500 cities listed below. Comment down your score! The world record is: 460
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Rank
Answer
1
Tokyo
2
Jakarta
3
New York
4
Seoul
5
Manila
6
Mumbai
7
Sao Paulo
8
Mexico City
9
Delhi
10
Osaka
11
Cairo
12
Kolkata
13
Los Angeles
14
Shanghai
15
Moscow
16
Beijing
17
Buenos Aires
18
Guangzhou
19
Shenzhen
20
Istanbul
21
Rio de Janeiro
22
Paris
23
Karachi
24
Nagoya
25
Chicago
26
Lagos
27
London
28
Bangkok
29
Kinshasa
30
Tehran
31
Lima
32
Dongguan
33
Bogota
34
Chennai
35
Dhaka
36
Essen
37
Tianjin
38
Hong Kong
39
Taipei
40
Lahore
41
Ho Chi Minh City
42
Bangalore
43
Hyderabad
44
Johannesburg
45
Baghdad
46
Toronto
47
Santiago
48
Kuala Lumpur
49
San Francisco
50
Philadelphia
51
Wuhan
52
Miami
53
Dallas
54
Madrid
55
Ahmedabad
56
Boston
57
Belo Horizonte
58
Khartoum
59
Saint Petersburg
60
Shenyang
61
Houston
62
Pune
63
Riyadh
64
Singapore
65
Washington
66
Yangon
67
Milan
68
Atlanta
69
Chongqing
70
Alexandria
71
Nanjing
72
Guadalajara
73
Barcelona
74
Chengdu
75
Detroit
76
Ankara
77
Abidjan
78
Athens
79
Berlin
80
Sydney
81
Monterrey
82
Phoenix
83
Busan
84
Recife
85
Bandung
86
Porto Alegre
87
Melbourne
88
Luanda
89
Hangzhou
90
Algiers
91
Hà Noi
92
Montréal
93
Xi'an
94
Pyongyang
95
Qingdao
96
Surat
97
Fortaleza
98
Medellín
99
Durban
100
Kanpur
101
Addis Ababa
102
Nairobi
103
Jeddah
104
Naples
105
Kabul
106
Salvador
107
Harbin
108
Kano
109
Casablanca
110
Cape Town
111
Curitiba
112
Surabaya
113
San Diego
114
Seattle
115
Rome
116
Dar es Salaam
117
Taichung
118
Jaipur
119
Caracas
120
Dakar
121
Kaohsiung
122
Minneapolis
123
Lucknow
124
Amman
125
Tel Aviv-Yafo
Rank
Answer
126
Guayaquil
127
Kyiv
128
Faisalabad
129
Mashhad
130
Izmir
131
Tashkent
132
Rawalpindi
133
Changchun
134
Campinas
135
Daegu
136
Changsha
137
Nagpur
138
San Juan
139
Aleppo
140
Lisbon
141
Frankfurt am Main
142
Nanchang
143
Birmingham
144
Tampa
145
Medan
146
Dalian
147
Tunis
148
Shijiazhuang
149
Manchester
150
Port-Au-Prince
151
Damascus
152
Ji'nan
153
Fukuoka
154
Santo Domingo
155
Havana
156
Cali
157
Denver
158
St. Louis
159
Colombo
160
Dubai
161
Baltimore
162
Sapporo
163
Rotterdam
164
Vancouver
165
Preston
166
Patna
167
Sana'a
168
Warsaw
169
Bonn
170
Accra
171
Bucharest
172
Yokohama
173
Kunming
174
Guiyang
175
Zibo
176
Incheon
177
Zhengzhou
178
Taiyuan
179
Chaoyang
180
Brasilia
181
Zhongshan
182
West Midlands
183
Giza
184
Quezon City
185
Nanhai
186
Fuzhou
187
Lanzhou
188
Xiamen
189
Chittagong
190
Zaozhuang
191
Jilin
192
Linyi
193
Wenzhou
194
Stockholm
195
Puebla de Zaragoza
196
Puning
197
Baku
198
Ibadan
199
Brisbane
200
Minsk
201
Sikasso
202
Nanchong
203
Nanning
204
Urumqi
205
Yantai
206
Fuyang
207
Tangshan
208
Maracaibo
209
Hamburg
210
Budapest
211
Shunde
212
Manaus
213
Xuzhou
214
Ségou
215
Baotou
216
Hefei
217
Vienna
218
Indore
219
Asuncion
220
Tianmen
221
Belgrade
222
Suzhou
223
Suizhou
224
Nanyang
225
Nakuru
226
Koulikoro
227
Ningbo
228
Liuan
229
Anshan
230
Tengzhou
231
Qiqihaer
232
Pizhou
233
Taian
234
Datong
235
Kobe
236
Hama
237
Esfahan
238
Tripoli
239
West Yorkshire
240
Vadodara
241
Taizhou
242
Luoyang
243
Quito
244
Jinjiang
245
Mopti
246
Perth
247
Daejeon
248
Kyoto
249
Xiantao
250
Tangerang
Rank
Answer
251
Bhopal
252
Coimbatore
253
Kharkiv
254
Gwangju
255
Xinghua
256
Harare
257
Fushun
258
Shangqiu
259
Belém
260
Wuxi
261
Hechuan
262
Wujin
263
Guigang
264
Jianyang
265
Huhehaote
266
Santa Cruz
267
Semarang
268
Ludhiana
269
Novosibirsk
270
Neijiang
271
Maputo
272
Nan'an
273
Douala
274
Weifang
275
Daqing
276
Kayes
277
Tongzhou
278
Tabriz
279
Homs
280
Rugao
281
Guiping
282
Huainan
283
Kochi
284
Suining
285
Bozhou
286
Zhanjiang
287
Changde
288
Montevideo
289
Changde
290
Xintai
291
Ekaterinoburg
292
Juárez
293
Handan
294
Visakhapatnam
295
Kawasaki
296
Jiangjin
297
Pingdu
298
Agra
299
Jiangyin
300
Tijuana
301
Liuyang
302
Bursa
303
Al-Hasakeh
304
Makkah
305
Yaounde
306
Xuanwei
307
Dengzhou
308
Palembang
309
Nizhny Novgorod
310
León
311
Guarulhos
312
Heze
313
Auckland
314
Omdurman
315
Shantou
316
Leizhou
317
Yongcheng
318
Valencia
319
Thane
320
San Antonio
321
Xinyang
322
Luzhou
323
Almaty
324
Changshu
325
Taixing
326
Phnom Penh
327
Laiwu
328
Xiaoshan
329
Yiyang
330
Goiânia
331
Liuzhou
332
Gaozhou
333
Fengcheng
334
Cixi
335
Karaj
336
Mogadishu
337
Varanasi
338
Córdoba
339
Kampala
340
Ruian
341
Lianjiang
342
Huaian
343
Shiraz
344
Multan
345
Madurai
346
München
347
Kalyan
348
Quanzhou
349
Adana
350
Bazhong
351
Fès
352
Ouagadougou
353
Haicheng
354
Xishan
355
Leiyang
356
Caloocan
357
Kalookan
358
Jingzhou
359
Saitama
360
Prague
361
Fuqing
362
Kumasi
363
Meerut
364
Hyderabad
365
Lufeng
366
Dongtai
367
Yixing
368
Mianyang
369
Wengling
370
Leqing
371
Ottawa
372
Yushu
373
Barranquilla
374
Hiroshima
375
Chifeng
Rank
Answer
376
Nashik
377
Makasar
378
Sofia
379
Rizhao
380
Davao
381
Tianshui
382
Huzhou
383
Samara
384
Omsk
385
Gujranwala
386
Adelaide
387
Macheng
388
Wuxian
389
Bijie
390
Yuzhou
391
Leshan
392
La Matanza
393
Rosario
394
Jabalpur
395
Kazan
396
Jimo
397
Dingzhou
398
Calgary
399
Yerevan
400
El-Jadida
401
Jamshedpur
402
Zürich
403
Zoucheng
404
Pikine-Guediawaye
405
Anqiu
406
Guang'an
407
Chelyabinsk
408
Conakry
409
Asansol
410
Shouguang
411
Changzhou
412
Ulsan
413
Zhuji
414
Toluca
415
Marrakech
416
Dhanbad
417
Tbilisi
418
Hanchuan
419
Lusaka
420
Qidong
421
Faridabad
422
Zaoyang
423
Zhucheng
424
Rostov-na-Donu
425
Jiangdu
426
Xiangcheng
427
Zigong
428
Jining
429
Edmonton
430
Allahabad
431
Beiliu
432
Dnipropetrovsk
433
Gongzhuling
434
Qinzhou
435
Ufa
436
Sendai
437
Volgograd
438
Ezhou
439
Guatemala City
440
Zhongxiang
441
Amsterdam
442
Brussels
443
Bamako
444
Ziyang
445
Antananarivo
446
Mudanjiang
447
Amritsar
448
Vijayawada
449
Haora
450
Donetsk
451
Huazhou
452
Fuzhou
453
Pimpri
454
Dublin
455
Rajkot
456
Sao Luís
457
Béni-Mellal
458
Lianyuan
459
Liupanshui
460
Kaduna
461
Kitakyushu
462
Qianjiang
463
Perm
464
Odessa
465
Qom
466
Yongchuan
467
Peshawar
468
Linzhou
469
Benxi
470
Ulaanbaatar
471
Zhangqiu
472
Yongzhou
473
Sao Gonçalo
474
Srinagar
475
Ghaziabad
476
Xinyi
477
Köln
478
Zhangjiagang
479
Wafangdian
480
Xianyang
481
Liaocheng
482
Ahwaz
483
Taishan
484
Linhai
485
Feicheng
486
Suwon
487
Wuwei
488
Haimen
489
San Luis Potosí
490
Liling
491
Xinhui
492
Gaziantep
493
Krasnoyarsk
494
Chiba
495
Voronezh
496
Durg-Bhilai Nagar
497
Ruzhou
498
Maceió
499
Yichun
500
Al-Madinah
38 Comments
+1
Level 65
Sep 18, 2018
I got 239.
+1
Level 22
Sep 18, 2018
Nice!
+1
Level 66
Sep 18, 2018
346
+1
Level 22
Sep 19, 2018
Wow! That's a lot! :)
+1
Level 77
Jul 16, 2024
I got 346 too (should've been 347 if he accepted Tel Aviv)
+1
Level 67
Sep 19, 2018
fyi: Left the t out of Washington.
+1
Level 22
Sep 22, 2018
Sorry!
+3
Level 86
Sep 21, 2018
Curious which list you used. You should accept Kiev, Dusseldorf (for Essen) and the cities that compose West Midlands and East Yorkshire. Washington still needs to be fixed.
+1
Level 22
Sep 22, 2018
My bad... I used MongaBay for information. https://data.mongabay.com/cities_pop_01.htm
+1
Level 22
Sep 27, 2018
New record!!!! (8)
+1
Level 22
Sep 27, 2018
Someone (not me) got 416,
+1
Level 22
Sep 27, 2018
Amazing! You guys obviously know your stuff.
+1
Level 43
Oct 3, 2018
I got 416 lol
+1
Level 43
Oct 3, 2018
And I just beat it with 460😂
+1
Level 22
Oct 4, 2018
Wow! You are loaded with knowledge of cities! Good job :)
+2
Level 74
Dec 14, 2018
The English way is Hohhot, not Huhehaote, that's pinyin.
+11
Level 89
Jan 19, 2019
This list seems to be all over the place with populations for city limits, urban areas and far flung metropolitan areas.

Case in point, it contains Manilla and its direct suburb, Quezon City. It lists Tokyo and Yokohama, but places Tokyo #1 on the list where it would only be as an overall urban area including Yokohama. If going by city limits, there are numerous cities above it. If going by city limits, Miami would be way down the list, probably replaced by Long Beach, a suburb of Los Angeles or Mesa, a suburb of Phoenix. If going by city limits Portland, Winnipeg and Las Vegas to name just a few belong here.

I could list 1,000s of examples to make sense of the criteria for ranking or inclusion here, but it's nonsensical.

+2
Level 34
Feb 22, 2019
agree furiously
+3
Level 59
Jul 16, 2024
Some more examples from Germany: Essen seems to represent the whole Ruhr-Region while Bonn seems to stand for the Rhine-Region around Cologne, wich is far bigger than Essen or Bonn.

There are also some strange cities in the UK listed which most likely also represent a whole region.

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Level 60
Jul 16, 2024
I was typing Cologne furiously, knowing it is bigger in population than Amsterdam. Glad I wasn't going crazy.
+1
Level 31
Feb 8, 2019
I mean 118 is ok but I will get better at world cities
+3
Level 34
Feb 22, 2019
So, this is a terrible source.

Tokyo and Yokohama have to be combined to make Tokyo number 1, to say the least.

+2
Level 67
Jul 1, 2019
i started this but frankly quit after a couple of minutes when I saw Copenhagen wasn't included? But Adelaide was
+1
Level 57
Sep 15, 2019
huhehaote should be hohhot
+1
Level 61
Jul 16, 2024
maybe just a type in
+1
Level 39
Nov 9, 2019
Try making an update and using citypopulation.de for your information; it's the site most of the city quizzes use, for the QM at least. (It'd be a lot of work to essentially make the quiz again though) Also good idea have people comment their scores, but how do we know they're not lying.
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Level 60
Mar 31, 2020
206 and didn't get to the Americas.
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Level 39
Apr 5, 2020
I think you have to change the world record. I just scored 500 with 19 seconds left :)
+3
Level 63
Jul 15, 2020
UK needs sorting out, west midlands and west yorkshire are not cities, and Preston should not be on here. Also Yekaterinburg is spelled wrong, and should accept medina for al madinah
+1
Level 59
Nov 11, 2020
I got 244.... i thought I wrote many cities but missed them....

Actually I can reach 300+

+1
Level 27
Jan 13, 2021
How is preston here but leeds etc. arent. This quiz is messed up...
+1
Level 30
Apr 4, 2021
I got 248..... im 11 years
+3
Level 70
Sep 20, 2021
Source data is inconsistent as many have noted, leading to smaller cities being included over larger, regions listed as cities, and suburbs sometimes being counted as cities in their own right as well as in the larger city, and sometimes not.
+1
Level 44
Aug 13, 2022
403 is my record
+3
Level 50
Aug 20, 2022
358 but this is not really a good quiz. It's inconsistent as it uses the city proper population for some, the metropolitan area for others, and the megacity for the rest. In short you need a unified standard. Also the spelling requirements should be more lenient.
+1
Level 23
May 27, 2023
I only got 263 or 53% but well eh i haved more points than 82%+ people pretty good
+1
Level 26
Jul 16, 2024
I agree with the rest of the commenters in that this list is kinda all over the place. For example, Bonn, Koln, and Essen are all separate even though West Yorkshire is on the list instead of it being Leeds. If West Yorkshire is listed, then the Ruhr needs to be listed. Also way more spellings need to be accepted. Like almost no one calls it Ekaterinoburg. You should accept Yekaterinburg. You should also accept many others like Cologne, Isfahan, Munich, and Hohhot. Also why are there two separate entries for Caloocan City. 356 is Caloocan and 357 is Kalookan?? This quiz needs major updating.
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Level 21
Jul 16, 2024
Large in what way? This drove me mad. Jakarta is number 2? In what sense?!