Biggest City by Region #2

Name the largest metropolitan area in the following regions.
Includes cities partially in the region
Quiz by relessness
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Last updated: October 21, 2016
First submittedOctober 27, 2014
Times taken14,104
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Region
City
Quebec
Montreal
Africa
Cairo
Horn of Africa
Addis Ababa
Tuscany
Florence
Eurozone
Paris
Balkan Peninsula
Istanbul
Zealand
Copenhagen
Malay Peninsula
Kuala Lumpur
Region
City
Baja California
Tijuana
Korea
Seoul
Former Yugoslavia
Belgrade
Mississippi River Delta
New Orleans
Gulf of Mexico Coast
Houston
Persian Gulf Coast
Kuwait City
Melanesia
Port Moresby
Polynesia
Auckland
Region
City
Vancouver Island
Victoria
New South Wales
Sydney
Côte d'Azur
Nice
South America
São Paulo
Pacific Northwest
Seattle
Caucasus
Baku
Po Valley
Milan
Hispaniola
Santo Domingo
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Level 75
Feb 8, 2015
Hmm, I would have said Tampa for the Gulf of Mexico question - don't you think Houston is a bit far inland to be described as coastal?
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Level 90
Feb 12, 2015
I wouldn't say so, Houston's city limits stretch to the Bays behind Galveston Island & Bolivar Peninsula.
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Level 82
Mar 19, 2015
The small bays that the city limits touch are pretty far inland. I think anyone looking at a map of the area would point to Galveston, not Houston, as the local "coastal city," even though it's nowhere as large. Part of Houston's success is due to its protected location, slightly inland from the coast.
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Level 90
Jul 9, 2015
And yet Houston does include part of the coast. I think that makes it coastal.
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Level 67
Mar 22, 2019
Houston does not touch the Gulf of Mexico. I does touch Trinity Bay which is not really part of the Gulf of Mexico. I don't really agree that Houston is a coastal city.
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Level 73
Oct 18, 2019
This quiz also uses metro areas, and no one would dispute that the Houston metro (which does include Galveston) is coastal.
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Level 66
Jul 23, 2021
I think Houston's city limits stretch to like 20 metres away from the coast lol. But metro areas are what we are looking at.
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Level 60
Apr 21, 2022
As a Houstonian I absolutely would say that Houston is on the Gulf Coast. There is a portion of the city that is literally called the “Port of Houston”, and even if it doesn’t directly touch the ocean, the entire economy and climate is influenced by the Gulf.
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Level 77
Feb 9, 2015
Hm with Zealand I was stuck thinking about the Dutch province...
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Level 56
Apr 28, 2019
I had already typed middelburg, terneuzen and vlissingen before I realised there were more zealands
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Level 63
May 13, 2020
I got Auckland on my first try ;)
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Level 86
Feb 25, 2015
I was shocked to see Istanbul considered to be on the Balkan peninsula. Most maps I have seen show the Balkan peninsula or Balkan region ending at the Bulgaria/Turkey border, although some do show it going all the way to the Bosphorus Strait.
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Level 66
Mar 18, 2015
The Balkans politically don't include Turkey, but I've yet to see a single geographic interpretation that doesn't include Istanbul.
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Level 66
Mar 18, 2015
Can Kuwait be accepted for Kuwait City?
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Level 81
Mar 18, 2015
I wasn't too sure if it was Kuwait City or not, still was lazy and typed just "kuwait" and when it wasn't accepted figured I was wrong.
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Level 54
Mar 18, 2015
VERY difficult!
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Level 83
Mar 18, 2015
Pretty easy except never heard of Melanesia before, and perhaps erroneously I don't think of New Zealand as part of Polynesia so I missed that one, too. Counting Istanbul as in the Balkans is extremely odd and I would have probably missed that one, as well, except the caveats kind of gave it away. I'm sure most people are thinking Athens.
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Level 42
Mar 19, 2015
I think the New Zealaand/Polynesia relation is bit ambiguous. I think sometimes New Zealand is not considered a geographic part of Polynesia, but ethnically, culturally and linguistically, the Maoris are definitely a Polynesian nation.
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Level 80
May 7, 2016
I had never heard of Melanesia either. But my first (random) guess was Port Moresby, so I think I struck pretty lucky.
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Level 61
Jun 9, 2017
I'd heard of Melanesia and new it was in Oceania, but didn't have a clue apart from that. Just had lots of time to guess.
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Level 72
Mar 18, 2015
Not enough time to think on this one. Good quiz, though.
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Level 82
Mar 18, 2015
I thought Lagos has now surpassed Cairo by population.
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Level 47
Mar 18, 2015
Great quiz, reless! Thanks a hundred. Probably Kuwait City is better than just Kuwait though.
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Level 68
Mar 19, 2015
"Pacific Northwest"? Are we supposed to guess that means the northwest of the United States?
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Level ∞
Mar 19, 2015
Is there another Pacific Northwest?
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Level 59
Mar 24, 2015
I can imagine that for non-US citizens it could mean the northwestern part of the Pacific Ocean, so the area around Kamchatka, Japan and maybe Korean Peninsula. Although, as a proud Pole, I knew what the author meant ;)
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Level 76
Oct 22, 2019
good point Thorvald - so it's actually the Pacific east-north-east
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Level 44
May 16, 2021
Actually, Kamchatka... is in the Eastern Pacific because of the IDL, so I can understand northwest as the Canadian/USA coast.
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Level 75
Jul 9, 2022
No it's not, it's on the western side of the Pacific so it's the Pacific North West. You may be confused by the fact that the longitude numbers for it are numbers 'east of Greenwich', but it is definitely the Western side. East and West don't swap sides just because you're on the opposite side of the globe from the Greenwich meridian.
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Level 61
Mar 21, 2015
Nice quiz! However, being Dutch, I also went for the Dutch province. I never knew Sjælland in Denmark was named Zealand in English.
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Level 63
Sep 28, 2017
I think Zeeland is written the same in English.
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Level 87
Jun 26, 2018
Constantinople / Byzantium / Istanbul must feel unloved. Nobody ever wants it.
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Level 67
Mar 22, 2019
According to lots of websites, Dubai is MUCH larger than Kuwait City.
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Level 78
Nov 10, 2019
I typed 'adis' instead of 'addis' ababa. I believe it should have counted.
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Level 67
Feb 27, 2020
Istanbul is not part of the Balkans.
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Level 74
Sep 23, 2020
Glad you pointed this out, because I thought it was.
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Level 76
Jul 21, 2020
I didn't know Melanesia included New Guinea, and that Polynesia included New Zealand.
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Level 55
Mar 8, 2021
First time I've seen New Zealand included in Polynesia.
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Level 57
Jun 9, 2021
21/24, time ran out as i was typing Seattle...