Biggest City by Region

Name the most populous urban area in each region.
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Last updated: October 21, 2016
First submittedOctober 9, 2014
Times taken21,952
Average score54.2%
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Region
City
Latin America
Mexico City
Sub-Saharan Africa
Lagos
Central America
Guatemala City
Caribbean
Santo Domingo
Arabian Peninsula
Riyadh
Benelux
Amsterdam
Yorkshire
Leeds
Normandy
Rouen
Region
City
Java
Jakarta
Wales
Cardiff
Bavaria
Munich
Hokkaido
Sapporo
Siberia
Novosibirsk
Baltic States
Riga
Crimea
Sevastopol
Sicily
Palermo
Region
City
Catalonia
Barcelona
New England
Boston
Scandinavia
Stockholm
Rajasthan
Jaipur
Queensland
Brisbane
Amazon Rainforest
Manaus
Nile Delta
Alexandria
South Island, NZ
Christchurch
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Level 70
Oct 9, 2014
Great quiz. One thing, though: could you update the clue for Brittany to say "historic province" or something like that? Nantes is in the modern region of Pays de la Loire, not in Bretagne; the largest city in the modern region of Bretagne is Rennes.
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Level ∞
Oct 16, 2014
This question has been changed to Normandy to avoid confusion.
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Level 57
Nov 26, 2014
It's still false though, as Normandy's biggest city is not Rouen but Le Havre ...
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Level 47
Nov 26, 2014
Rouen has a smaller municipal population, but it has a far greater metro population.
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Level 90
Oct 16, 2014
It baffled me for a moment when it asked for the largest city in Central America after it asked for the largest city in Latin America. Any way to remedy that?
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Level 63
May 31, 2017
I took Latin America to be Argentina and Brazil, and central America to be between Mexico and Columbia. I obviously got both wrong.
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Level 61
Jun 6, 2017
'Colombia'
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Level 60
Aug 19, 2020
Central America being between Colombia and Mexico is right. One can make an argument whether or not the northern border is east or west of Yucatan, but luckily, Mexico City is not included either way. Latin America is simply the part of America, that speaks latin languages, so spanish and portugese.
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Level 87
Jun 26, 2018
Central America is the narrow stretch of land between Mexico and Colombia, 7 countries.
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Level 73
Jul 29, 2018
Latin America includes all of Central America + Mexico and South America
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Level 84
Oct 18, 2014
Did you consider the Ranstad conurbation for Amsterdam ? If not, I think Brussels is bigger (or maybe Rotterdam-The Hague if you consider them as a metro area).
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Level 84
Nov 26, 2014
I still question the demographic superiority of Amsterdam ^^. What are your sources, could you clarify that?
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Level 47
Nov 26, 2014
I didn't use the Ranstad conurbation, but I used the larger Amsterdam metro population which, according to Statistics Netherlands, is just larger than The Hague- Rotterdam area combined. Brussels is about 400,000 smaller.
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Level 84
Nov 26, 2014
Well, on Statistics Netherlands, I only find a number of 1,5M, but it seems some consider an extended area with 2,3M, which would indeed be 400K bigger then brussels... those figures are never very clear, it's frustrating.
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Level 88
Oct 21, 2014
This needs another minute. I knew many in the last column, but had to think about many of them along the way and never got to them.
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Level 77
Nov 26, 2014
Agree, I could have used more time.
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Level 47
Nov 25, 2014
Don't forget to check out the sequel of this quiz!
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Level 69
Nov 26, 2014
Wouldn't Mexico City also be the biggest city of Central America?
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Level 78
Nov 26, 2014
Central America most certainly does not include Mexico.
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Level 59
Nov 26, 2014
In every book I've seen, Central America includes Mexico.
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Level 84
Nov 26, 2014
Imo, the southeastern part of Mexico would be part of Central America, but not the region of Mexico City.
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Level ∞
Nov 26, 2014
Well you, sir, need to see more books!
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Level 81
Nov 26, 2014
I was hoping it would accept Caerdydd. It did not.
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Level 75
Nov 27, 2014
Yeah, I was hoping it would accept Maginnchin for Brisbane. Imagine my surprise when it didn't!
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Level 45
Feb 28, 2019
Yeah they should really accept places in their native languages as well.
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Level 70
Nov 27, 2014
Could you please accept Djakarta?
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Level 82
Aug 4, 2015
That's a stretch. The current English spelling, "Jakarta," was officially adopted in 1972. More than 40 years should be plenty of time to get up to speed on the "new" spelling. (And yes, I'm old enough to remember when it started with a "D.")
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Level 71
Dec 17, 2014
Could you accept Sebastopol ? It's the way it is written and understood in almost every country.
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Level ∞
Jan 25, 2015
Okay, Sebastopol will work now.
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Level 61
May 16, 2016
I have a hard time believing that Riyadh is bigger than Dubai. But I'm too lazy to look it up. Oh well :)
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Level 63
Dec 18, 2019
I swear Havana is more populous than Santo Domingo-
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Level 29
Apr 7, 2020
i thought the same
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Level 70
Feb 18, 2020
Is there a reason Cairo isn't an answer for the "Nile Delta" question? Does it not count as part of that region?
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Level 67
Nov 4, 2021
I guess it doesn't. According to Wikipedia (supported by a citation that can no longer be read):

The Delta begins slightly down-river from Cairo.

It's often hard to establish the "borders" of natural features, but I suppose a delta begins when the first distributary splits? And this does happen somewhat north of Cairo. But since this quiz uses "urban areas", maybe the urban area of Cairo gets far enough north to touch the Delta?

It does seem pretty darn close.

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Level 74
Sep 15, 2020
22/24 gets 5 points incredibly. Nice quiz.