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Biggest Cities Founded by the Dutch

With the help of a map, try to name the largest cities by city proper population which were founded by the Dutch. In addition, try to name the other cities on the map which are "honorable mentions".
Some cities are partially founded or refounded
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Quiz by Yesse03
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Last updated: May 2, 2023
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First submittedOctober 22, 2020
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Population
City
10.5 mil
Jakarta
8.5 mil
New York
4.9 mil
Johannesburg
3.5 mil
Cape Town
2.7 mil
Fortaleza
2.4 mil
Bandung
2.3 mil
Depok
Population
City
2.0 mil
Accra
2.0 mil
Bogor
1.7 mil
Pretoria
1.6 mil
Recife
1.2 mil
Tainan
920k
Amsterdam
660k
Rotterdam
Honorable Mention
Capital of New York
Albany
Capital of Connecticut
Hartford
Capital of Mauritius
Port Louis
2nd biggest city of Namibia
Walvis Bay
Capital of Curacao
Willemstad
Biggest city in Delaware
Wilmington
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Level 68
Oct 22, 2020
Great first map quiz!
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Level 71
Oct 22, 2020
Thanks!
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Level 60
Oct 22, 2020
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tainan

Good quiz :)

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Level 71
Oct 22, 2020
Oh, I'll add it
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Level 68
Oct 22, 2020
Brilliant quiz! Are you going to make more of these for other countries?
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Level 71
Oct 22, 2020
Yes, more quizzes are coming!
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Level 55
Oct 22, 2020
Fantastic work for your first quiz with a map. I hope you make more! :)
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Level 71
Oct 22, 2020
Thanks!
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Level 51
Oct 22, 2020
Great quiz and fabulous SVG!
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Level 71
Oct 22, 2020
Thank you! Cost a lot of time to find out!
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Level 31
May 2, 2021
As a Dutch citizen, i read 13/21
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Level 57
Sep 15, 2021
Great quiz!
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Level 70
Sep 15, 2021
Very interesting quiz but you seem to be going back and forth between metro population and city-proper.

New York is clearly metropolitan area but Recife is only city proper. I think Utrecht metro area (656,342 per Wikipedia) would beat out a number of the options here.

Great concept with interesting answers but I think it needs to be reviewed with regards to the above.

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Level 70
Sep 15, 2021
Nominated anyway - appreciate the work.
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Level 71
Sep 15, 2021
Thanks for the nomination! I will take a look at the population of the cities. Utrecht isnt in this quiz, because Utrecht is founded by the Romans.
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Level 71
Sep 15, 2021
Even old New York, was once New Amsterdam...
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Level 56
Dec 9, 2023
Why they changed it I can't say...
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Level 60
Dec 9, 2023
I can't imagine the English would have been happy with a colony of theirs being called "New Amsterdam" after a competing country's capital.
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Level 64
Dec 10, 2023
people just like it better that way...
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Level 70
Sep 15, 2021
Interesting quiz! Nominated
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Level 71
Sep 15, 2021
Thank you!
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Level 66
Jun 12, 2023
Recife was not founded by the Dutch. It was founded in the 16th century, around 100 years before the dutch even touched our shores
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Level 71
Jun 13, 2023
"Some cities are partially founded"
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Level 66
Jun 14, 2023
I always forget to read the caveats
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Level 60
Jun 14, 2023
Wonderfully diverse selection of cities. Great quiz! Perhaps it's apt to accept New Amsterdam for New York City on this quiz.
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Level 68
Nov 26, 2023
Congrats on your feature!
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Level 71
Nov 27, 2023
Thank you!
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Level 48
Nov 27, 2023
I love you and your quizzes
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Level 65
Nov 27, 2023
Yeah me too man!
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Level 71
Nov 27, 2023
Ik hou ook van jullie
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Level 71
Nov 27, 2023
No honourable mention for Paramaribo?
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Level 85
Nov 29, 2023
Founded by the British then captured by the Dutch...
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Level 71
Nov 30, 2023
Indeed. The Dutch established a trading post near a native village, but abandoned it. Later, the English founded a town that grew to be the Paramaribo of today.

Unlike Accra, for example, the Dutch trading post didn't became part of the city, because they left it. So I also didn't count it as 'partially founded'.

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Level 75
Dec 9, 2023
It doesn't deserve even an honourable mention, but the Dutch presence on Dejima, (at the time) off the coast of Nagasaki, is a pretty fascinating story.
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Level 38
Dec 9, 2023
Shouldn’t Antwerp and Brussels also be included?
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Level 68
Dec 9, 2023
They were founded by the Franks.
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Level 53
Dec 9, 2023
Please accept Walvisbaai as the Dutch/Afrikaans name of the city.
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Level 66
Dec 9, 2023
Oi what's with these honourable mentions? I haven't heard of any of these cities and I thought the quiz was just a straight list. Would it not make more sense to have the biggest cities only?
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Level 79
Dec 9, 2023
You haven't heard of Albany, NY?
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Level 50
Dec 11, 2023
To be fair... most people haven't
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Level 31
Dec 9, 2023
I got 7/20 (I'm Dutch) great quiz tho
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Level 50
Dec 11, 2023
8/20: Jakarta, Cape Town, Johannesburg, Pretoria, Amsterdam, New York, Albany, Hartford. Good quiz.