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Megacities on an Empty Map

Can you name the 45 urban agglomerations that have a population of at least 10 million using the empty map below?
According to city population.de, January 2023
Quiz by relessness
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Last updated: March 15, 2023
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First submittedNovember 18, 2016
Times taken72,791
Average score68.9%
Rating4.96
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Population
Agglomeration
67.8 mil
Guangzhou / Shenzhen
40.8 mil
Tokyo
40.0 mil
Shanghai
33.4 mil
Delhi
28.9 mil
Jakarta
26.7 mil
Manila
26.6 mil
Mumbai
24.9 mil
Mexico City
24.9 mil
Seoul
23.1 mil
New York
23.0 mil
São Paulo
22.2 mil
Cairo
21.4 mil
Lagos
21.3 mil
Dhaka
20.9 mil
Beijing
Population
Agglomeration
20.5 mil
Bangkok
19.1 mil
Karachi
18.8 mil
Moscow
17.7 mil
Los Angeles
17.7 mil
Osaka
17.4 mil
Kolkata
16.7 mil
Buenos Aires
16.6 mil
Chengdu
16.2 mil
Tehran
16.1 mil
Istanbul
15.0 mil
Kinshasa
14.8 mil
Johannesburg
14.8 mil
London
14.5 mil
Xiamen
14.4 mil
Lahore
Population
Agglomeration
13.7 mil
Bangalore
13.5 mil
Ho Chi Minh City
13.4 mil
Hangzhou
13.4 mil
Rio de Janeiro
12.3 mil
Xi'an
12.2 mil
Chennai
11.8 mil
Wuhan
11.6 mil
Lima
11.4 mil
Paris
11.4 mil
Tianjin
11.1 mil
Hyderabad
10.5 mil
Changsha
10.5 mil
Chongqing
10.5 mil
Nagoya
10.2 mil
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+6
Level 75
Nov 20, 2016
nice!
+9
Level 68
Aug 27, 2019
Got them all!
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Level 60
Aug 27, 2019
Great quiz 👍
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Level 85
Aug 27, 2019
creative idea with just dots on map. China cities always the toughest in any quiz.
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Level 39
Nov 6, 2019
For once I got all of China, but missed two Indian ones and one in Pakistan. Also, great quiz!
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Level 57
Oct 15, 2020
I always forget the names of those cities.
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Level 65
Aug 27, 2019
extremely high scores, most are above 80% and even the more obscure names are 50+
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Level 45
Mar 4, 2020
I would say that's a product of people retaking the quiz.
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Level 65
Apr 10, 2020
Jetpunk only counts the first try.
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Level 68
Apr 20, 2020
I'd say it's more likely that most of the people taking this quiz have already taken plenty of "biggest cities" type quizes and already have a pretty good idea of which cities will be on here.

For my part, I don't know every location and exact population number for all the cities - especially in China and India - but after I get a few of the regular offenders, I can pretty much guess the less common ones.

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Level 58
Mar 15, 2023
The more specialised the quiz, the higher the average for a specific item. Pennsylvania will probably be higher guessed on the 13 Colonies Quiz than the 50 States Quiz and Morrocco on the Africa Quiz than COTW
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Level 76
Mar 15, 2022
I find people are quite good at rote memorization of largest cities/capital cities and so on. When it comes to quizzes that require other knowledge, the scores are much more reasonable.
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Level 73
Sep 1, 2019
This was easier than I thought -- I was expecting more Chinese cities but they weren't too bad on this quiz.
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Level 68
Nov 20, 2019
Yuss! Got them all :-) Fun quiz, thanks.
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Level 39
Nov 20, 2019
Shenzhen has 12 million people
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Level 68
Nov 20, 2019
I'm pretty sure they are accounted for in Guangzhou's metro area.
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Level 86
Feb 11, 2020
Yes, but in that case shouldn't you be able to type in Hong Kong or Shenzhen and get credited for Guangzhou?
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Level ∞
Feb 11, 2020
Added Shenzhen to the type-ins. Hong Kong is not counted as part of the urban area.
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Level 65
Nov 20, 2019
Another great one from you. Thank you.
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Level 67
Nov 20, 2019
Only 34? Am I missing something or was there a lot more? I checked Wikipedia, and it seemed to confirm this. Not sure what the reason for the discrepancy in the two sites is, but I destinctly remembered Harbin, Lima, Bogota, Xi'an, and a that there were more.
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Level ∞
Nov 20, 2019
The quiz is accurate based on the source data.
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Level 58
Sep 12, 2022
Lima is in the quiz
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Level 66
Oct 31, 2023
Wasn't in 2019
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Level 38
Nov 21, 2019
The most annoying answers ever https://prnt.sc/q09w8q
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Level 63
Nov 22, 2019
"with the help of an empty map" ...
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Level 58
Mar 15, 2023
It does show the placements relative to each other.
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Level 51
Nov 27, 2019
I got 88% and I only beat 68% of y'all?

... Crap, good job guys

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Level 44
Mar 11, 2021
I just assume the people doing this know them already the cities. Many wouldn't dare without knowing what to type, I know all of them just from practice on the one with the map
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Level 73
Feb 12, 2020
It says something about the people taking these quizzes when 55.4% get 100%. I doubt that most people (outside China) can name cities like Xiamen and Tianjin. Also, some of the Indian/Japanese cities are probably unknown to most people.
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Level 60
Feb 15, 2020
The problem is this quiz isn't for "normal people". Most of us taking the quiz are geography nerds so we know the cities already.
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Level 60
Feb 15, 2020
Btw I don't think Nagoya or Osaka is not known, well, especially Osaka.
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Level 56
Nov 26, 2020
Osaka is a famous city. Just like Manchester in UK.
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Level 81
Mar 15, 2023
....I'm struggling to see the connection between Osaka and Manchester.
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Level 58
Mar 15, 2023
I guess it's like:

Both are big cities

Both are somewhat well known

Neither are the capital

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Level 58
Mar 15, 2023
The double negative means he does think Osaka and Nagoya are famous. Also only 33% get 100%
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Level 57
Mar 31, 2021
If somebody is in JetPunk, they have a very advanced knowledge of geography, so these cities are pretty obvious for lots of us!
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Level 48
Sep 26, 2021
Please remove Seoul. Its population dropped under ten million. I've seen that Seoul has 25 million population in some quizzes but I cannot understand. It only has 9 million.
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Level 79
Mar 15, 2023
It’s urban area, not city proper. Almost none of these cities would make the list if it were city proper.
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Level 58
Mar 15, 2023
45 in 3:09. It's cool to know half a billion people live in these places. or 1/16 of the world population.
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Level 67
May 14, 2023
Wow true
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Level 23
Mar 19, 2023
I FORGOT DHAKA!?!?
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Level 66
May 14, 2023
If you are ever struggling to get all answers right on this quiz, type in Changsha. 85% of people who get Changsha get a perfect score
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Level 67
May 14, 2023
Missed Chongqing, Hangzhou, and Changsha, the 3 lowest ones
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Level 66
May 15, 2023
I think Hangzhou and Changsha are new megacities. Don't remember them in the previous versions.
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Level 60
May 24, 2023
All three of those are new
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Level 59
May 16, 2023
Could this be updated to include Harbin? Harbin has reached 10,009,854 people on citypopulation.de.
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Level 56
Nov 20, 2023
As many as Greece. Nice. This went well
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Level 70
Jun 5, 2023
"Time used: 7:00 minutes" (out of 7). Phew, that was the closest I've ever come when finishing a quiz.