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100 Most Populous Cities in Each Continent With a Map

Can you name the 100 most populous cities in each continent? Every time you guess a city correctly, it will be highlighted on the map.
Sources: City Population urban agglomerations for most cities with a population of over 1 million, for cities below one million I used individual City Population country pages for North America, Oceania, and South America, United Nations for most of Africa, and LovesPoetry's 250 Biggest Cities in Europe quiz for Europe
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Africa
21,500,000
Cairo
20,100,000
Lagos
16,250,000
Kinshasa / Brazzaville
14,200,000
Johannesburg
8,450,000
Luanda
6,500,000
Khartoum
6,450,000
Dar es Salaam
6,100,000
Nairobi
5,950,000
Alexandria
5,750,000
Abidjan
5,200,000
Accra
4,850,000
Kano
4,550,000
Casablanca
4,300,000
Cape Town
4,025,000
Algiers
3,925,000
Dakar
3,900,000
Addis Ababa
3,725,000
Abuja
3,675,000
Bamako
3,675,000
Ibadan
3,675,000
Kampala
3,500,000
Yaoundé
3,475,000
Durban
3,450,000
Douala
3,075,000
Kumasi
2,800,000
Lusaka
2,750,000
Antananarivo
2,725,000
Tunis
2,650,000
Ouagadougou
2,600,000
Conakry
2,450,000
Lubumbashi
2,425,000
Port Harcourt
2,350,000
Maputo
2,175,000
Mbuji-Mayi
2,175,000
Lomé
2,075,000
Rabat
2,075,000
Harare
2,000,000
Mogadishu
1,940,000
Kaduna
1,890,000
Cotonou
1,860,000
Freetown
1,700,000
Benin City
1,650,000
Monrovia
1,610,000
Ndjamena
1,510,000
Oran
1,380,000
Port Elizabeth
1,350,000
Niamey
1,310,000
Nouakchott
1,290,000
Tripoli
1,290,000
Fes
1,280,000
Benguela
1,250,000
Mombasa
1,250,000
Maiduguri
1,240,000
Onitsha
1,230,000
Bangui
1,230,000
Kigali
1,220,000
Agadir
1,220,000
Pointe-Noire
1,210,000
Kananga
1,180,000
Aba
1,170,000
Sousse
1,150,000
Kisangani
1,140,000
Tangier
1,130,000
Marrakesh
1,120,000
Ilorin
1,120,000
Mwanza
1,110,000
Touba
1,090,000
Lilongwe
1,080,000
Bukavu
1,050,000
Jos
1,030,000
Enugu
1,030,000
Warri
1,030,000
Zaria
1,010,000
Banjul
1,010,000
Bujumbura
987,500
Hargeysa
972,500
Bobo-Dioulasso
962,500
Asmara
950,000
Oshogbo
945,000
Sokoto
932,500
Blantyre
922,500
Nyala
920,000
Tshikapa
882,500
Misrata
847,500
Nampula
835,000
Libreville
827,500
Lubango
825,000
Benghazi
777,500
Cabinda
737,500
Port Said
707,500
East London
705,000
Zanzibar
690,000
Abeokuta
685,000
Kitwe
680,000
Bunia
672,500
Huambo
667,500
Akure
667,500
Merca
665,000
Malanje
642,500
Tamale
 
 
Asia
47,600,000
Guangzhou
40,500,000
Tokyo
34,100,000
Shanghai
32,100,000
Jakarta
31,300,000
Delhi
26,300,000
Manila
25,600,000
Mumbai
25,000,000
Seoul
20,300,000
Dhaka
20,000,000
Beijing
19,400,000
Bangkok
18,200,000
Karachi
17,700,000
Osaka
17,000,000
Kolkata
16,200,000
Istanbul
15,500,000
Tehran
13,500,000
Lahore
13,200,000
Tianjin
12,700,000
Bangalore
11,600,000
Chennai
10,600,000
Ho Chi Minh City
10,500,000
Nagoya
10,400,000
Hyderabad
10,200,000
Xiamen
10,000,000
Chengdu
9,250,000
Wuhan
9,150,000
Kuala Lumpur
9,150,000
Taipei
8,750,000
Ahmedabad
8,600,000
Hangzhou
8,400,000
Chongqing
8,400,000
Riyadh
8,100,000
Shenyang
7,900,000
Singapore
7,750,000
Shantou
7,550,000
Hong Kong
7,150,000
Baghdad
7,100,000
Xi'an
7,100,000
Pune
7,050,000
Bandung
6,900,000
Surat
6,700,000
Nanjing
6,250,000
Qingdao
6,150,000
Surabaya
5,750,000
Yangon
5,700,000
Amman
5,700,000
Dubai
5,400,000
Wenzhou
5,150,000
Harbin
5,150,000
Jeddah
5,150,000
Ankara
5,100,000
Hefei
5,100,000
Zhengzhou
5,050,000
Changsha
5,000,000
Chittagong
4,825,000
Colombo
4,800,000
Shijiazhuang
4,625,000
Dalian
4,600,000
Jinan
4,500,000
Kuwait City
4,475,000
Kabul
4,325,000
Kunming
4,175,000
Taiyuan
4,175,000
Ürümqi
4,100,000
Fuzhou
4,075,000
Medan
4,075,000
Busan
4,050,000
Jaipur
4,025,000
Hanoi
3,975,000
Nanchang
3,900,000
Damascus
3,800,000
Lucknow
3,750,000
Changchun
3,750,000
Faisalabad
3,600,000
Zibo
3,575,000
Nanning
3,550,000
Rawalpindi
3,500,000
Kanpur
3,400,000
Guiyang
3,325,000
Ningbo
3,325,000
Nagpur
3,300,000
Tashkent
3,275,000
Indore
3,250,000
Isfahan
3,250,000
Mashhad
3,200,000
Kathmandu
3,050,000
Izmir
2,975,000
Tangshan
2,975,000
Bhilai
2,975,000
Pyongyang
2,950,000
Xuzhou
2,925,000
Lanzhou
2,900,000
Sana'a
2,875,000
Huizhou
2,875,000
Gujranwala
2,775,000
Coimbatore
2,775,000
Cebu
2,775,000
Kaohsiung
2,750,000
Fukuoka
2,725,000
Tel Aviv-Jaffa
Europe
17,400,000
Moscow
16,200,000
Istanbul
14,800,000
London
11,400,000
Paris
6,700,000
Madrid
6,150,000
Milan
5,650,000
The Ruhr
5,650,000
Saint Petersburg
5,000,000
Cologne / Dusseldorf
4,875,000
Barcelona
4,750,000
Berlin
4,150,000
Naples
3,500,000
Athens
3,500,000
Rome
3,475,000
Kiev
3,275,000
Frankfurt am Main
3,275,000
Rotterdam / The Hague
3,150,000
Birmingham
3,075,000
Manchester
2,875,000
Hamburg
2,725,000
Brussels
2,625,000
Budapest
2,500,000
Amsterdam
2,500,000
Lisbon
2,400,000
Stuttgart
2,350,000
Warsaw
2,325,000
Katowice
2,275,000
Munich
2,250,000
Stockholm
2,225,000
Vienna
2,200,000
Bucharest
2,150,000
Leeds
2,050,000
Minsk
1,990,000
Lyon
1,880,000
Liverpool
1,870,000
Valencia
1,730,000
Nizhny Novgorod
1,690,000
Copenhagen
1,690,000
Glasgow
1,680,000
Marseille
1,670,000
Yekaterinburg
1,630,000
Kharkiv
1,610,000
Turin
1,580,000
Mannheim
1,570,000
Sheffield
1,550,000
Porto
1,490,000
Newcastle
1,460,000
Prague
1,450,000
Zurich
1,440,000
Donetsk
1,430,000
Belgrade
1,400,000
Dublin
1,400,000
Chelyabinsk
1,400,000
Volgograd
1,380,000
Dnepropetrovsk
1,380,000
Nottingham
1,320,000
Helsinki
1,300,000
Sofia
1,300,000
Lille
1,300,000
Rostov-on-Don
1,300,000
Samara
1,300,000
Seville
1,260,000
Kazan
1,230,000
Antwerp
1,210,000
Oslo
1,200,000
Nuremberg
1,150,000
Hanover
1,150,000
Southampton
1,130,000
Ufa
1,110,000
Perm
1,110,000
Odessa
1,100,000
Bordeaux
1,080,000
Toulouse
1,080,000
Saratov
1,060,000
Voronezh
1,060,000
Málaga
1,000,000
Bremen
1,000,000
Florence
995,000
Utrecht
960,000
Cardiff
945,000
Nice
935,000
Bielefeld
935,000
Edinburgh
925,000
Bristol
915,000
Krasnodar
910,000
Bilbao
907,500
Saarbrücken
905,000
Gdánsk
900,000
Palermo
872,500
Tirana
835,000
Dresden
830,000
Łódź
820,000
Kraków
812,500
Aachen
810,000
Zagreb
805,000
Thessaloniki
790,000
Geneva
770,000
Basel
755,000
Tolyatti
747,500
Leipzig
 
 
North America
24,500,000
Mexico City
21,800,000
New York
17,600,000
Los Angeles
9,650,000
Chicago
8,550,000
Washington, D.C.
7,750,000
San Francisco
7,700,000
Boston
7,650,000
Toronto
7,350,000
Philadelphia
7,300,000
Dallas
6,800,000
Houston
6,350,000
Miami
5,900,000
Atlanta
5,750,000
Detroit
5,600,000
Monterrey
5,550,000
Guadalajara
5,425,000
San Diego / Tijuana
4,800,000
Phoenix
4,475,000
Seattle
4,475,000
Tampa
4,325,000
Montreal
4,025,000
Puebla
4,000,000
Santo Domingo
3,800,000
Denver
3,500,000
Orlando
3,325,000
Port-au-Prince
3,200,000
Guatemala City
3,200,000
Minneapolis
3,050,000
Cleveland
2,900,000
Vancouver
2,800,000
Cincinnati
2,575,000
Ciudad Juárez / El Paso
2,550,000
Toluca
2,525,000
Reynosa / McAllen
2,525,000
Salt Lake City
2,500,000
Charlotte
2,450,000
Portland
2,375,000
San José
2,350,000
St. Louis
2,300,000
Las Vegas
2,250,000
San Antonio
2,225,000
Havana
2,150,000
León
2,100,000
Sacramento
2,025,000
Indianapolis
2,025,000
Pittsburgh
2,000,000
Austin
2,000,000
Kansas City
1,920,000
San Juan
1,880,000
San Salvador
1,770,000
Columbus
1,690,000
Hartford
1,690,000
Raleigh
1,620,000
Virginia Beach
1,560,000
Panama City
1,550,000
Milwaukee
1,540,000
Querétaro
1,520,000
Calgary
1,500,000
Nashville
1,470,000
Jacksonville
1,370,000
Edmonton
1,370,000
Torreón
1,350,000
Managua
1,350,000
Buffalo
1,340,000
Harrisburg
1,310,000
San Luis Potosí
1,290,000
Ottawa
1,290,000
Stockton
1,260,000
Mérida
1,230,000
San Pedro Sula
1,220,000
Melbourne
1,170,000
Tegucigalpa
1,170,000
Cuernavaca
1,160,000
Memphis
1,160,000
Oklahoma City
1,150,000
Aguascalientes
1,130,000
Cape Coral
1,130,000
Greensboro
1,080,000
Richmond
1,060,000
Louisville
1,040,000
Saltillo
1,010,000
Chihuahua
1,010,000
New Orleans
1,000,000
Tucson
907,500
Cancún
895,000
Mexicali
855,000
Hermosillo
850,000
Winnipeg
832,500
Quebec City
817,500
Culiacán
802,500
Omaha
797,500
Tampico
777,500
Morelia
770,000
Birmingham
770,000
Albuquerque
717,500
Rochester
715,000
Veracruz
705,000
Tulsa
702,500
Fresno
677,500
Nuevo Laredo / Laredo
Oceania
5,400,000
Sydney
5,050,000
Melbourne
3,225,000
Brisbane
2,075,000
Perth
1,490,000
Auckland
1,360,000
Adelaide
820,000
Honolulu
491,000
Newcastle
462,000
Canberra
447,000
Port Moresby
383,000
Christchurch
341,000
Sunshine Coast
306,000
Wollongong
276,000
Geelong
274,000
Jayapura
217,000
Hobart
215,000
Wellington
186,000
Suva
183,000
Lae
182,000
Nouméa
182,000
Townsville
177,000
Hamilton
159,000
Honiara
155,000
Sorong
154,000
Cairns
151,000
Tauranga
140,000
Dededo / Hagåtña
138,000
Toowoomba
133,000
Darwin
122,000
Faaa / Punaauia / Papeete
116,000
Kailua / Kaneohe
111,000
Lower Hutt
108,000
Ballarat
106,000
Dunedin
102,000
Rimba Jaya / Mandala
101,000
Bendigo
99,500
Koperapoka / Kwamki
95,000
Albury
88,000
Launceston
81,500
Palmerston North
80,500
Mackay
79,000
Rockhampton
74,500
Bunbury
72,500
Coffs Harbour
72,000
Melton
71,500
Lautoka
71,500
Bundaberg
71,000
Nadi
71,000
Apia
66,500
Napier
63,500
South Tarawa
60,500
Kahului
60,000
Hibiscus Coast
59,500
Porirua
58,500
Rotorua
58,000
Port Vila
58,000
Nausori
57,500
New Plymouth
56,500
Wagga Wagga
55,500
Hervey Bay
54,500
Whangarei
52,500
Manokwari
52,000
Mildura
52,000
Shepparton / Mooroopna
51,000
Nelson
50,000
Invercargill
49,000
Hastings
49,000
Nabarua / Kalibobo
48,750
Port Macquarie
47,750
Hilo
47,500
Saipan
46,500
Wewak
45,750
Gladstone
44,250
Upper Hutt
44,250
Madang
43,250
Tamworth
42,250
Traralgon
42,250
Whanganui
42,000
Wamena Kota
40,750
Orange
40,500
Bowral / Mittagong
39,500
Busselton
39,250
Warragul
38,750
Dubbo
37,750
Nowra / Bomaderry
37,250
Geraldton
37,250
Bathurst
37,000
Gisborne
37,000
Nuku'alofa
36,500
Mount Hagen
35,500
Warrnambool
34,250
Albany
31,500
Kailua / Holualoa
30,750
Devonport
30,000
Paraparaumu
29,750
Mount Gambier
29,250
Kalgoorlie
28,750
Timaru
28,500
Lismore
28,500
Hinekombe
 
 
South America
22,600,000
São Paulo
16,600,000
Buenos Aires
13,300,000
Rio de Janeiro
11,100,000
Lima
9,800,000
Bogotá
7,800,000
Santiago
5,050,000
Belo Horizonte
4,150,000
Porto Alegre
4,100,000
Medellín
4,050,000
Brasília
3,850,000
Recife
3,775,000
Caracas
3,725,000
Fortaleza
3,625,000
Salvador
3,450,000
Curitiba
3,250,000
Campinas
3,200,000
Guayaquil
2,900,000
Cali
2,775,000
Quito
2,675,000
Maracaibo
2,450,000
Goiânia
2,375,000
Asunción
2,250,000
Belém
2,250,000
Manaus
2,175,000
Santa Cruz
2,150,000
Barranquilla
2,125,000
La Paz
2,025,000
Valencia
1,870,000
Vitória
1,870,000
Montevideo
1,760,000
Santos
1,680,000
Córdoba
1,560,000
Panama City
1,450,000
São Luís
1,430,000
Natal
1,430,000
Maracay
1,380,000
Rosario
1,360,000
Cochabamba
1,310,000
Barquisimeto
1,280,000
Bucaramanga
1,150,000
Cartagena
1,140,000
João Pessoa
1,130,000
Arequipa
1,120,000
Maceió
1,110,000
Mendoza
1,040,000
Teresina
1,040,000
São José dos Campos
1,030,000
San Miguel de Tucumán
1,030,000
Valparaíso
1,010,000
Florianópolis
1,010,000
Aracaju
1,000,000
Cúcuta
987,500
Trujillo
892,500
Ciudad Guayana
885,000
Campo Grande
882,500
Cuiabá
865,000
Sorocaba
860,000
Ribeirão Preto
837,500
Joinville
835,000
Barcelona
825,000
Resistencia
787,500
Ciudad del Este / Foz do Iguaçu
722,500
Concepción
720,000
Londrina
680,000
Pereira
672,500
Uberlândia
650,000
Chiclayo
645,000
Salta
625,000
Mar del Plata
625,000
Maringá
600,000
Macapá
585,000
Itajaí
585,000
Juiz de Fora
580,000
São José do Rio Preto
565,000
Feira de Santana
560,000
Caxias do Sul
560,000
San Juan
542,500
Ipatinga
540,000
Santa Fe
522,500
Piura
515,000
Taubaté
507,500
Maturín
502,500
Ibagué
502,500
Villavicencio
500,000
Porto Velho
487,000
Campos dos Goytacazes
484,000
Santa Marta
480,000
Manizales
478,000
Volta Redonda
477,000
Cusco
477,000
Cabimas
473,000
Blumenau
468,000
Valledupar
467,000
San Cristóbal
463,000
Macaé
463,000
Guarenas
458,000
Posadas
452,000
Piracicaba
441,000
Huancayo
436,000
Petrolina
27 Comments
+7
Level 55
May 3, 2021
Whenever IAB sees an awesome quiz, he says, nice, now Ima do 20 times more, why? Cuz its fun.
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Level 75
May 3, 2021
You speak da troof
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Level 68
May 3, 2021
Great quiz! Maybe accept Islamabad for Rawalpindi?
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Level 55
May 3, 2021
But they are two different cities right?
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Level 75
May 3, 2021
They are two different cities but they are the same urban area. I have seen many quizzes that accept Islamabad for Rawalpindi's urban area and many that don't, it is really just preference.
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Level 68
May 4, 2021
Why Brazzaville isn't included?
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Level 55
May 4, 2021
Included with Kinshasa.
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Level 71
May 4, 2021
Why are some North American Cities like the one in Panama or the Puerto Rican one in the South America Column?
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Level 55
May 4, 2021
Panama City is both in North America and South America, San Juan is also a city in Argentina.
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Level 71
May 4, 2021
Oh, thanks for clarification.
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Level 68
Sep 20, 2021
Hibiscus Coast! I couldn't even get that and I live 30 minutes drive away! (Auckland). No one calls it that here, though I suppose it is its official name. Great quiz by the way, thanks.
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Level 54
Mar 6, 2022
For North America: Tijuana has 2.2M people, Kingston(Jamaica) has around 1.3-1.4M, Santiago de Los Caballeros(Dominican republic) has 1.4M.

Knoxville has about 1.0M people flat and Stamford/Norwalk Agglomeration also has about 1.0M flat and Xalapa, Mexico also has about 1.0-1.1M people too. All of those were missing I believe.

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Level 54
Mar 6, 2022
I found it a little Odd on this quiz how you chose to combine certain very separate Cities/Urban Areas into a bigger conurbation and used that as a represented combined area which isn’t really incorrect for a quiz like this but then for some of the other cities though you chose to add multiple cities that are a part of the same Urban Area like for example 1/4 of the cities on the South America part are part of the Rio de Janeiro or São Paulo Urban area/Conglomeration and they were all broken down and counted as independent Urban Areas but then you proceeded to combine certain Urban areas such Islamabad and Rawalpindi which could theoretically be Separated into two separate Urban areas if we’re using the logic you used for the other cities. It’s just confusing what to even guess when the method for counting population and independent cities isn’t consistent.
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Level 55
Mar 6, 2022
This quiz uses citypopulation.de's population method.
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Level 67
Mar 6, 2022
what cities here are excluded from the São Paulo metro?
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Level 61
Mar 6, 2022
I have trouble distinguishing between the orange and green dot. They feel a bit transparent, I don't know how to express it.
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Level 79
Mar 6, 2022
Ethiopia is interesting, because it has over 100 million people but apparently just 1 larger city (and even that one is not *that* large). Can someone teach me what's up here? Weird way of counting on citypopulation.de's part? Large rural population? If so, why didn't Ethiopia undergo urbanization like so many other countries did?
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Level 62
Mar 7, 2022
Kuala Lumpur does not have 9.15 million people. At most even if you stretch it as far as you want to, it may have up to 3.5 million people only.
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Level 55
Mar 7, 2022
See the source.
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Level 69
Jul 21, 2022
Please accept Osogbo
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Level 37
Jul 28, 2022
What about Antarctica? :)
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Level 59
Jul 28, 2022
The Ruhr is not one city!!!!
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Level 42
Jan 22, 2023
wow, I got Mackay, Tamworth, and Orange, but forgot to type in my home-city, Sydney
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Level 72
Nov 8, 2023
What about Antarctica? I doubt there are 100 settlements, but there's at least McMurdo Station.
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Level 52
May 20, 2024
1. McMurdo - 1200

2. Marambio - 165

3. Union Glacier-160

4. Amundsen-Scott South Pole - 153

5. Eduardo Frei-Villa Las Estrellas - 150

6. Rothera - 136

7. Showa - 130

8. Port-aux-Francais - 120

9. Zucchelli - 120

10. Casey - 99

11. Davis - 91

12. Durmont d'Urville - 90

12. Escudero - 90

12. Esperanza - 90

15. Scott Base - 86

16. Carlini - 80

16. Concordia - 80

16. Qinling - 80

16. SANAE IV - 80

20. Novolazarevskaya - 70

20. Troll - 70

22. King Sejong - 68

23. Maitri - 65

23. Orcadas - 65

25. Comandante Ferraz - 64

26. Jang Bogo - 62

27. Artigas - 60

27. General Bernardo O'Higgins - 60

27. Great Wall - 60

27. Neumayer III - 60

27. Zhongshan - 60

27. Siple Dome - 60

33 . Mawson - 53

34. Halley - 52

35. Mirny - 50

35. Progress - 50

35. Juan Carlos I - 50

35. TARS - 50

39. Bharati - 47

40. Palmer - 46

40. Carvajal - 46

42. Alfred Faure - 45

42. Petrel - 45

44. Arctowski - 40

44. Bellingshausen - 40

44. Macquarie - 40

44. Princess Elisabeth - 40

48. Deception - 36

48. Gabriel de Castilla-36

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Level 52
May 20, 2024
50. Maldonado - 34

51. Arturo Prat - 30

51. Vostok - 30

51. Machu Picchu - 30

54. Kohnen - 28

55. Yelcho - 28

56. Kunlun - 26

57. Vernadsky - 24

58. King Edward Point - 22

58. Cámara - 22

58. St. Kliment Ohridski - 22

61. San Martín - 21

62. Belgrano II - 20

62. Mendel - 20

62. Taishan - 20

62. Wasa - 20

66. Marion - 18

66. Primavera - 18

68. Aboa - 17

68. Marble Point - 17

70. Dallmann - 16

71. González Videla - 15

71. Melchior - 15

71. Molodyozhnaya - 15

74. Law-Racovita-Negoita - 13

75. Brown - 12

75. Matienzo - 12

75. Vechernyaya - 12

75. Talos Dome - 12

75. Camp Byers-12

80. GARS-10

80. Bird-10

80. Gough-10

80. Dirck Gerritsz Laboratory-10

80. Dobrowolski-10

81. Guillard-9

86. Eco-Nelson-8

86. Elichiribehety-8

86. Guill. Mann-8

86. Signy-8

86. Edgeworth-8

91. Sobral-7

91. Fossil Bluff-7

93. Norvegia-6

93. Collins-6

93. Risopatrón-6

93. Shirreff-6

93. Sky Blu-6

93. Cape Bird Hut-6

93. Cruls-6

93. Goeldi-6

100. Svea-5

101. Julio Ripamonti - 4

101. Port Lockroy - 4

101. Tor-4

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Level 52
May 20, 2024
103. Captain Lenie-2

103. Ripamonti I - 2

why did i even do this