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Biggest Cities in Asia - Extreme

How many of Asia's 200 most populous urban areas can you name?
By urban area population, not city proper. According to citypopulation.de - January 2024.
Includes two cities that straddle Europe and Asia
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Last updated: March 8, 2024
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First submittedMarch 31, 2016
Times taken34,368
Average score46.5%
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Population
Urban Area
70.1 m
Guangzhou / Shenzhen
41.0 m
Tokyo
40.8 m
Shanghai / Suzhou
34.6 m
Delhi
29.2 m
Jakarta
27.2 m
Manila
27.1 m
Mumbai
25.1 m
Seoul
22.5 m
Dhaka
21.2 m
Beijing
21.2 m
Bangkok
20.9 m
Karachi
17.7 m
Kolkata
17.7 m
Osaka
17.3 m
Chengdu
16.5 m
Tehran
15.9 m
Istanbul
14.9 m
Xiamen
14.5 m
Lahore
14.2 m
Bangalore
13.9 m
Hangzhou
13.9 m
Ho Chi Minh City
12.8 m
Xi'an
12.6 m
Chennai
12.2 m
Wuhan
11.5 m
Tianjin
11.4 m
Hyderabad
11.0 m
Changsha
10.9 m
Chongqing
10.5 m
Nagoya
9.95 m
Taipei
9.80 m
Zhengzhou
9.60 m
Ahmedabad
9.30 m
Nanjing
9.30 m
Kuala Lumpur
8.70 m
Shenyang
8.00 m
Shantou
7.85 m
Singapore
7.80 m
Hefei
7.75 m
Pune
7.75 m
Surat
7.65 m
Baghdad
7.50 m
Riyadh
7.45 m
Qingdao
7.30 m
Ningbo
7.25 m
Hong Kong
7.15 m
Hanoi
6.95 m
Bandung
6.55 m
Jinan
6.50 m
Kunming
6.20 m
Shijiazhuang
6.15 m
Yangon
6.00 m
Amman
5.95 m
Taiyuan
5.95 m
Dubai
5.90 m
Surabaya
5.45 m
Harbin
5.30 m
Dalian
5.30 m
Nanning
5.15 m
Ankara
5.10 m
Wenzhou
5.05 m
Kabul
5.05 m
Changchun
5.05 m
Guiyang
5.00 m
Chittagong
4.97 m
Nanchang
4.92 m
Colombo
Population
Urban Area
4.85 m
Urumqi
4.77 m
Kuwait City
4.65 m
Fuzhou
4.45 m
Linyi
4.40 m
Jaipur
4.20 m
Medan
4.12 m
Lucknow
4.05 m
Faisalabad
4.00 m
Busan
3.92 m
Jeddah
3.87 m
Zibo
3.87 m
Damascus
3.80 m
Rawalpindi / Islamabad
3.77 m
Tashkent
3.67 m
Baku
3.65 m
Kanpur
3.62 m
Indore
3.60 m
Luoyang
3.50 m
Lanzhou
3.50 m
Nagpur
3.42 m
Mashhad
3.37 m
Isfahan
3.35 m
Nantong
3.27 m
Bhilai / Raipur
3.17 m
Weifang
3.17 m
Sana'a
3.15 m
Gujranwala
3.12 m
Kathmandu
3.10 m
Jiangyin
3.07 m
Xuzhou
3.00 m
Coimbatore
3.00 m
Pyongyang
3.00 m
Izmir
2.95 m
Tel Aviv / Jaffa
2.90 m
Patna
2.82 m
Phnom Penh
2.82 m
Handan
2.82 m
Fukuoka
2.82 m
Dammam
2.77 m
Taichung
2.75 m
Cebu
2.75 m
Kaohsiung
2.72 m
Hohhot
2.72 m
Daegu
2.70 m
Tangshan
2.67 m
Haikou
2.67 m
Bhopal
2.67 m
Chandigarh
2.62 m
Almaty
2.60 m
Xinxiang
2.60 m
Doha
2.60 m
Mecca
2.57 m
Taizhou
2.57 m
Yiwu
2.55 m
Zhuhai
2.55 m
Agra
2.50 m
Yantai
2.50 m
Sapporo
2.45 m
Peshawar
2.42 m
Liuzhou
2.42 m
Visakhapatnam
2.42 m
Hyderabad
2.40 m
Yinchuan
2.40 m
Vadodara
2.35 m
Anshan
2.35 m
Nashik
2.30 m
Multan
Population
Urban Area
2.27 m
Vijayawada
2.25 m
Yangzhou
2.20 m
Gaza
2.17 m
Baotou
2.17 m
Jiaxing
2.17 m
Xining
2.17 m
Okayama
2.17 m
Bursa
2.15 m
Baoding
2.15 m
Rajkot
2.12 m
Ludhiana
2.10 m
Semarang
2.07 m
Ganzhou
2.07 m
Bhubaneswar
2.07 m
Varanasi
2.05 m
George Town
2.02 m
Pingdingshan
2.02 m
Aurangabad
1.97 m
Kitakyushu
1.95 m
Datong
1.94 m
Bengbu
1.94 m
Zunyi
1.94 m
Tabriz
1.94 m
Aleppo
1.93 m
Madurai
1.91 m
Anyang
1.91 m
Shiraz
1.90 m
Huai'an
1.90 m
Beirut
1.89 m
Meerut
1.87 m
Huainan
1.87 m
Hiroshima
1.86 m
Novosibirsk
1.86 m
Yekaterinburg
1.85 m
Daqing
1.84 m
Jining
1.84 m
Zaozhuang
1.84 m
Zhanjiang
1.80 m
Jamshedpur
1.79 m
Wuhu
1.79 m
Makassar
1.78 m
Yogyakarta
1.77 m
Cangnan
1.77 m
Xiangyang
1.77 m
Srinagar
1.77 m
Adana
1.76 m
Guilin
1.76 m
Palembang
1.75 m
Malang
1.74 m
Mianyang
1.74 m
Mandalay
1.74 m
Angeles
1.72 m
Asansol
1.72 m
Gaziantep
1.70 m
Abu Dhabi
1.69 m
Huzhou
1.68 m
Qinhuangdao
1.68 m
Surakarta
1.68 m
Davao
1.67 m
Puyang
1.67 m
Shangqiu
1.67 m
Basra
1.66 m
Jodhpur
1.65 m
Kochi
1.64 m
Xingtai
1.63 m
Gwangju
95 Comments
+4
Level 82
Mar 31, 2016
Jerusalem?
+7
Level 71
Nov 1, 2017
Not so big
+7
Level 82
Jul 13, 2018
Got all 200 plus threw in another 200 for extra credit.
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Level 61
May 23, 2023
yeah lol same here I typed about 400-500 for this quiz lol.
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Level 26
Jan 18, 2021
Istanbul and Yekaterinburg are in Europe
+12
Level 75
Feb 5, 2021
Read description
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Level 82
Mar 31, 2016
Gave up at 91. Got Patna, Haikou, and Palembang (probably in part because of my best airports and oldest cities quizzes), but somehow managed to miss Mumbai.
+4
Level 74
Jun 14, 2016
64 of the 75 I missed are in China or India. Not surprising, but still that's a lot of big cities.
+2
Level 74
Jul 13, 2018
This time I missed Angeles, Philippines, and the other 63 I missed were all in China or India.
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Level 76
May 9, 2017
I need to brush up on my Indian cities. I'm okay with most of the top 15 or so, but beyond that it gets tough.
+8
Level 67
Jun 17, 2017
If I complete this one day, it will be a dream. Literally.
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Level 57
Sep 27, 2017
Obviously a lot of geography buffs here, but not many history experts - hench why Cawnpore and Amritsar scored so low!
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Level 59
Jul 22, 2021
Also Luoyang
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Level 65
Nov 16, 2017
wow. 91. This is hard. I would do a little better next time, but WOW. Nice quiz.
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Level 42
Dec 6, 2017
This one deserves to be featured, I think!
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Level 66
Feb 3, 2018
I missed Haikou. I always pride myself on getting Haikou, but not today...
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Level 75
Feb 13, 2018
Your comment would have been more appropriate in the form of a haiku :-)
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Level 66
Jul 13, 2018
I got it this time. I am very happy now. Woo Hoo It's Haikou.
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Level 83
Dec 4, 2023
Or make that Wuhu and it gets you one more :)
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Level 89
Feb 21, 2018
Wow, New York would barely make the top ten (9) on this list!
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Level 83
Mar 16, 2018
So apparently 3.4% of people just look up the source and type them all in. :-)
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Level 79
Mar 8, 2024
An alarming amount of people actually comment about how they just cheat and look up the answers and see nothing weird or pointless about that at all lol
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Level 82
Mar 19, 2018
I set myself the goal of getting everything over 5 million this time around. Zhengzhou and Wenzhou were my downfall. It amazes me that China has so many massive cities that metropolises as big or bigger than Sydney or St Petersburg can fly under the radar.
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Level 82
May 28, 2018
Improving. Everything down to Fuzhou. Only missed two over four million.
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Level 71
May 14, 2018
The average is 88 ?!? I guess only veteran Jetpunkers are doing this quiz.
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Level 67
May 17, 2021
The average has now moved down to 71. I guess a few more regular folks tried their hand at this... and maybe a few less looking up the source and just transposing the names.
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Level 74
May 23, 2018
Please include that you are counting Siberian cities. Missed 3 easy ones because of that
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Level 86
Jul 13, 2018
What continent is Siberia on?
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Level 78
Jun 30, 2020
(in*) Asia.
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Level 45
Jul 13, 2018
What is Aleppo?
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Level 78
Jul 13, 2018
It was the largest Syrian city before it was devastated by Al-Assad's regime.
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Level 66
Jul 13, 2018
hahaha....
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Level 83
Dec 4, 2023
How is that funny?
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Level 73
Mar 10, 2024
it's a reference to a certain US political interview..
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Level 65
Mar 13, 2020
I guess you meant "it was devastated by terrorist islamist groups anti-Assad"...
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Level 32
May 17, 2021
respect yourself, and don't associate terrorism with Islam...
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Level 78
Jun 30, 2020
An ancient city in Syria (mentioned in Shakespeare's Macbeth).
+3
Level 65
Feb 26, 2021
Gary Johnson moment
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Level 89
Jul 13, 2018
If anyone is interessted; if you add up all these numbers you get to a total of 1.000.360.000 people living in these 200 cities with an average of 5.001.800 people per city. Yes, I know I'm a numbers geek.
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Level 71
Mar 28, 2021
And that's still less than a quarter of Asia's population. Kinda crazy to think about.
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Level 59
Jul 13, 2018
Please check out my quizzes. Great quiz!
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Level 73
Jul 13, 2018
Kyoto, Yokohama?
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Level 65
Jul 16, 2018
I believe that they are counted under the Osaka and Tokyo urban areas, respectively, on this quiz.
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Level 67
Jul 13, 2018
144/200 and only have 4 points :(
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Level 81
Jul 13, 2018
A map with dots for the cities would be helpful and more educational.
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Level 76
Jul 14, 2018
Definitely would be worth an applaud that, if not standing ovation.
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Level 71
Jul 14, 2018
155/200
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Level 61
Jul 16, 2018
At some point you just try random -zhou and pray
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Level 76
Aug 31, 2019
Neither Randomzhou or Prayzhou worked
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Level 89
Dec 13, 2020
:-)
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Level 67
May 17, 2021
@ Tramp -- That was my first thought when I read ferdi's comment
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Level 40
Jun 29, 2020
got 3 zhou's doing that, thank you
+1
Level 54
Mar 22, 2024
Taizhou just worked
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Level 33
Sep 22, 2018
147/200 !
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Level 14
Jan 10, 2019
If you type in random sequences of letters that end in -zhou, you're bound to get almost 25% of Chinese cities. Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Wenzhou, Lanzhou, Zhengzhou, Changzhou, Quanzhou, Fuzhou, Suzhou...
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Level 37
Mar 29, 2019
Got 103/200, being an Indian. Mostly missed Chinese cities.
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Level 75
Apr 28, 2019
Since when has Istanbul crossed the Bosphoros and moved to Asia? It is a EUROPEAN city...
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Level 82
Aug 18, 2019
It's on both sides of the Bosphorus. Look at a map.
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Level 76
Mar 8, 2024
I'm surprised somebody who knew what the bosphorus is didn't know that to be honest.
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Level 67
Mar 29, 2020
77/200. I missed 19 easy ones.
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Level 20
Apr 26, 2020
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ&feature=emb_logo
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Level 62
May 15, 2021
I knew this was a rickroll... why did I click on it
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Level 75
Apr 27, 2020
I was thinking how North Korea shouldn't be on this list, thus missed Pyongyang, ugh. Ig 82 will do for me.
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Level 73
Sep 20, 2020
I always think of Istanbul but then leave it cause I think it's in Europe.
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Level 61
Nov 16, 2023
Istanbul is in both Europe and Asia.
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Level 35
Nov 28, 2020
Tried to pause the quiz but accidently hit give up!
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Level 67
May 17, 2021
So, you saved yourself some time.
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Level 60
Mar 5, 2021
Funny how if this quiz was for Oceania, there would only be 4 or 5 cities above the 1.5 million mark, not 200!
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Level 80
Mar 6, 2021
Wondering why Wuxi isn't there - it's larger than some of the other Chinese cities. Great quiz. Finally got them all! Kept missing 2 or 3.
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Level 71
Mar 28, 2021
I swear, if I ever meet anyone who has memorized every single cities in China with more than 1 million people, I'll give them $1,000 and then ask them to teach me their ways.
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Level 43
May 6, 2021
This is such a cool quiz! I got 72 of 201 and missed some cities i already knew.
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Level 58
May 15, 2021
So many Chinese and Indian cities, I just....
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Level 34
May 15, 2021
.. don't have knowledge as i am delusional
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Level 67
May 15, 2021
I don't think that China has enough big cities. Probably needs more, just to be safe.
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Level 55
May 15, 2021
112/201
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Level 62
May 15, 2021
Why are there 201 answers?
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Level 82
May 18, 2021
Why do you ask? Too extreme for you?
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Level 82
May 18, 2021
If I had to guess it was either to make 3 neat columns, or because answer #201 is a very well-known city.
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Level 82
Oct 7, 2021
Or because the last four answers are all essentially tied.
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Level 73
Oct 2, 2021
303 millions souls live in the first 10 cities, 458 millions in the first 20 and "only" 1072.000.000 in the top 200
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Level 51
Nov 21, 2021
I got 139, I need to remind myself of Faisalabad, Gaza, Haikou, Chittagong, Gaziantep and Medina for next time
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Level 68
Dec 23, 2021
I can't believe I forgot Wuhan... the last 24 months weren't enough for me?!?!
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Level 65
Jul 29, 2022
Best one I got was Jamshedpur and Aurangabad with 6%
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Level 40
Mar 16, 2023
It said that Rawalpindi was the same as Islamabad, "Islamabad / Rawalpindi". They are two different cities, it doesn't make sense.
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Level 51
Feb 8, 2024
Same Metro Area Though
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Level 28
Jun 4, 2023
43/201 :( I know lots of Chinese cities as I have the badge
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Level 40
Jun 24, 2023
98/201, so close to 50%! I realized I misspelled some names like Alippo for Aleppo and Gaosiong for Gaohsiung lol,I swear I remember I typed Mashbad though..
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Level 40
Jun 25, 2023
I still type Kaohsiung and Mashhad wrong in the comment lol
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Level 70
Aug 29, 2023
I got 152, did really well in Chinese cities, but forgot Beijing ...

lol

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Level 90
Mar 9, 2024
I really really hate Linyi spelling.
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Level 66
Mar 9, 2024
Quizmaster, you have to do something to prevent "player" who cheats by copy and paste answer like in this quiz. There is no way > 7% can type all 200 cities. No way can I get 5 stars now.
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Level 73
Mar 10, 2024
What. First off, "oh no, someone cheated me out of 2 internet points" is not a real complaint. Second, how would you prevent people from knowing the answers? Copy and paste is not necessary, there's plenty of time to read answers off a piece of paper and type them in.
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Level 68
Mar 11, 2024
Cool quiz, could you perhaps accept "Penang" for George Town?
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Level 42
Mar 30, 2024
guangzhou doesnt work
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Level 76
Apr 24, 2024
China is already hard enough, but not having a map and being unsure that a remaining city is even in China, makes it even harder. I left about 10 on the board that I knew, another 10 I don't really know, and then forgot Chandigarh and Surakarta on top of that.