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Cities That Beat London

For each category, name any city in the world that ranks higher than London.
Answer most correspond to the yellow box
Population refers to urban area population according to citypopulation.de
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Last updated: July 6, 2022
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First submittedJune 15, 2022
Times taken16,381
Average score72.2%
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Rank
Category
Answer
13
Most populous national capital
Tokyo | Jakarta | Manila | Seoul | Mexico City | Cairo |
Beijing | Dhaka | Bangkok | Moscow | Buenos Aires | Tehran
17
Largest stadium
Pyongyang | Ahmedabad | Ann Arbor | State College |
Columbus | College Station | Knoxville | Baton Rouge | Austin |
Tuscaloosa | Melbourne | Barcelona | Johannesburg |
Athens | Dallas | Pasadena
7
National capital closest to French
territory, excluding Paris
Monaco | Luxembourg | Andorra la Vella | Bern |
Brussels | Paramaribo
7
European national capital with
the lowest elevation
Amsterdam | Monaco | Copenhagen | Riga |
Dublin | Oslo
7
Most populous city in the
Commonwealth of Nations
Delhi | Mumbai | Dhaka | Lagos | Karachi | Kolkata
7
City with the busiest airport by
# of passengers (2019)
Atlanta | Beijing | Los Angeles | Dubai |
Tokyo | Chicago
6
Most Michelin star restaurants
Tokyo | Paris | Kyoto | Osaka | New York City
6
Most metro rail stations
Shanghai | Guangzhou | Seoul | New York | Beijing
5
Most hotels
Beijing | Rome | Shanghai | Paris
4
First city to host the Olympics
Athens | Paris | St. Louis
4
Most embassies
Rome | Brussels | Washington D.C.
4
Tallest skyscraper in Europe
St. Petersburg | Moscow | Warsaw
3
Most international tourists
(Euromonitor, 2018)
Hong Kong | Bangkok
3
Most populous urban area
starting with L
Lagos | Los Angeles
2
Most populous city above 50° N
Moscow
2
Most populous city in the year 1950
New York City
2
Most populous city in the year 1800
Beijing
2
Closest national capital to Scotland
Dublin
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Level 62
Jun 15, 2022
Apparently I scored 44%. Apparently this beats 0% of test takers. Apparently I scored 5/5. Erm...
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Level 59
Jun 15, 2022
Yeah, on the first day the stats are kinda weird, they should sort themselves out though.
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Level 84
Jun 15, 2022
I like how most of these answer lists are "the usual suspects" as far as JetPunk city-related quizzes go, but then you get to "Largest Stadium" and . . .
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Level 59
Jun 15, 2022
The funny thing is, that one is a category that the Quizmaster added when he featured this quiz, so I genuinely don't know whether "Athens" refers to Greece or Georgia. XD
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Level 84
Jun 15, 2022
Haha! I do believe it is Georgia.
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Level 64
Jul 8, 2022
Sanford Stadium in Athens, Georgia, USA has nearly 93,000 in capacity, I'm guessing any stadium in Athens, Greece doesn't come close to that
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Level 77
Jun 21, 2022
I was very pleased that my city (Melbourne) was a valid answer to this one!
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Level 71
Jul 7, 2022
I was even more pleased to see that my small college town (State College, PA) was also a valid answer!
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Level 73
Jun 15, 2022
I think the answer to "Most populous city in the year 1800" should accept Peking, as it was the name at the time
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Level 59
Jun 16, 2022
Fair enough, from what I can tell, the Chinese called it Beijing at the time (or, to be more accurate, "北京") but in the west it was called Peking, so I think that's reasonable, thanks for the suggestion!
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Level 50
Jul 6, 2022
So can you accept 北京 too maybe?
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Level 59
Jul 6, 2022
Sure, but it has to go through the Quizmaster first, since this is featured.
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Level 50
Jul 7, 2022
Ok
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Level 50
Jul 7, 2022
It works now! Thanks!
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Level 59
Jul 7, 2022
No problem!
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Level 75
Jun 16, 2022
5 hotels?!
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Level 91
Jun 16, 2022
Seriously? So you think from the first question, the population is 13? The column heading is "Rank" - London ranks 5th in number of hotels, behind the 4 possible answers.
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Level 71
Jul 7, 2022
I think/hope the OP was joking
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Level 67
Jul 7, 2022
I still have no idea what "the Commonwealth of Nations" is, despite seeing it on like 50 quizzes. I thought it was countries that are technically under the dominion of the Queen of England, but now I see Bangladesh involved and I have no idea what is going on.
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Level 59
Jul 7, 2022
It's an organization, mostly consisting of the UK and its former colonies - it used to be only those, but Mozambique (a former Portuguese colony) joined in 1995, and Togo and Gabon (former French colonies) earlier this year.
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Level 61
Jul 7, 2022
There is no such person as the Queen of England by the way.
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Level 67
Jul 7, 2022
Yes, yes. I know. It's the United Kingdom. Thanks for your sterling contribution.
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Level 59
Jul 7, 2022
If only there was a way of finding things out quickly at the touch of a few buttons...
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Level 67
Jul 7, 2022
If only there was a way to contribute without being a sarcastic a-hole.
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Level 71
Jul 7, 2022
@Jmellor: Sorry that the answers here are so snarky, but to answer your question, there are no hard and fast rules to belong to the Commonwealth other than a desire to have ties to the Anglosphere. That's why it's mostly former colonies but with some exceptions in either way. For example, the US has always dissociated itself from the British Empire and thus is not interested. In contrast, countries like Rwanda aren't part of the Anglosphere historically but are actively seeking better ties with the UK for political and economic reasons. As for Bangladesh, even though the country didn't directly declare independence from the UK, British influence from the days of the Raj is still strong, much as it is in India (India is also not under the Crown for the record). So, basically to wrap up my long-winded answer, any country can join, as long as they have (or want to have) ties to the UK.
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Level 47
Jul 14, 2022
As the others have mentioned, there is the Commonwealth of Nations which is just an organization of countries that have close ties to the UK/English world. But, you are thinking of Commonwealth Realms, which are the countries whose head of state is the Queen. The Commonwealth Realms include the UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Jamaica, and a few others.
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Level 24
Jul 7, 2022
I love these quizzes. It shows me how pathetically little I know.
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Level 74
Jul 7, 2022
Hong Kong only beats London in "Most international tourists" because they count mainland Chinese as "international", but they shouldn't.

Since 1997 HK is part of China, and after the passing of the National Security Law in 2020 the city became almost as any other regular city in the PRC, maybe even more repressive.

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Level 69
Jul 7, 2022
Why is Delhi not a valid answer for the first question?
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Level 59
Jul 7, 2022
The source that Jetpunk mainly uses categorizes New Delhi, which is officially the capital, as a part of Delhi. There is a debate that can be had as to if that should count, but, to keep everything consistent, it's not included. Hope that clears everything up!
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Level 64
Jul 9, 2022
According to my admittedly brief research the European capital of Lisbon has an elevation of 2 meters compared to London's elevation of 11m
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Level 72
Jul 11, 2022
Most populous cities beginning with L according to citypopulation.de:

1. Los Angeles (13,000,000)

2. Lagos (12,550,000)

3. Lahore (11,120,000)

4. Lima (10,800,000)

5. London (10,735,000)

This quiz was apparently updated very recently as well.

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Level 59
Jul 11, 2022
I was using the Jetpunk largest world cities quiz, and that quiz does use citypopulation.de, but using 2021 data, not the new 2022 data. Just to keep stuff consistent, I'm not going to update it yet until that quiz is updated, but I'll tell the QM about it.
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Level ∞
Jul 11, 2022
The quiz is correct based on urban population.

http://citypopulation.de/en/world/agglomerations/

I've amended the quiz to specify urban area.

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Level 17
Jul 11, 2022
the MCG is australia should be an answer