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Ten Southernmost Megacities

Name the ten southernmost cities with an urban area population greater than 10 million.
Population according to citypopulation.de, January 2024
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First submittedNovember 18, 2017
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Latitude
Megacity
34.6° S
Buenos Aires
26.2° S
Johannesburg
23.6° S
São Paulo
22.9° S
Rio de Janeiro
12.0° S
Lima
Latitude
Megacity
6.1° S
Jakarta
4.4° S
Kinshasa
4.7° N
Bogotá
6.5° N
Lagos
10.8 °N
Ho Chi Minh City
39 Comments
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Level 74
Nov 18, 2017
It's funny how there are only seven megacities south of the equator, but many more north.
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Level 66
Apr 24, 2020
Yes! I didnt focus on the fact that there some cities in the Northern hemisphere and I miss the 3 of them!
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Level 84
Apr 25, 2020
There are also very few megacities in the rest of the Americas, in the northern part of Africa, in Europe or the middle East
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Level 55
Oct 23, 2020
Well, there aren't many megacities in northern Africa because it's a giant desert and nobody wants to live there. Also, nobody wants to live in 120 degrees in the middle east.
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Level 18
May 4, 2024
*cough* Cairo *cough* Tehran *cough*
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Level 73
Oct 20, 2021
I think the populations of countries in northern Africa and the Middle East might beg to differ on "nobody wants to live there"…
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Level 63
Dec 14, 2022
I think the fact that he expressed that temperature in Fahrenheit in a way that clearly expected the reader to intuitively understand that told us all we needed to know about how a) American and b) poorly-travelled he is...
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Level 69
Apr 20, 2024
Yes, using the unit of measurement that you use in your daily life definitely means that you're not well-traveled
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Level 77
Jun 6, 2020
Maybe it's because there is also more landmass in the northern hemisphere.
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Level 59
Apr 4, 2022
Yes. I don’t think people realize that ~70% of land is in the Northern Hemisphere, and that’s *including* Antarctica.

Obviously there are other Economic, Social, Politica, and Environmental reasons but the main reason is there is just less area.

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Level 89
Mar 3, 2022
Nearly 90% of earth's population live in the northern hemisphere...
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Level 51
Apr 4, 2022
Maybe cuz 70% of earths land is north of the equator and the southern hemisphere is mostly unninhabitable deserts or jungles with hot temperatures and tropical diseases making it hard for human life to develop
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Level 71
Jan 11, 2018
Bangkok and Manila just missed huh?
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Level ∞
Apr 23, 2020
Yes
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Level 28
Jun 6, 2020
I think Sydney and Melbourne should be here

Right

+37
Level 71
Jun 6, 2020
no where near 10 million
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Level 60
Jun 6, 2020
Nope. 10 million is almost half of Australia's population. It isn't possible.
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Level 53
Mar 10, 2022
it is possible for some countries like manila is like 1/3 of philippines population, seoul is half of south koreas pop as well
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Level 34
Apr 5, 2022
But- Manila is FAR above the equator and likely would not make it. Not to mention the ENTIRE Philippines are above the equator and Manila is in Luzon, the most northern most significant island in the country.
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Level 66
Jan 11, 2024
You missed the point of the comment
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Level 68
Jun 6, 2020
I tried Bangkok, Manila, Melbourne, & Sydney but none of them worked

I got Lagos & Lima wrong

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Level 53
Mar 10, 2022
sydney has like 4-5 million people
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Level 68
Jun 6, 2020
I also tried Kuala Lumpur & singapore
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Level 78
Jun 7, 2020
I'm from KL.
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Level 59
Jun 8, 2020
Didn't understand how it's southernmost when there are even 3 cities north of the equator
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Level 69
Jul 28, 2020
Southernmost doesn’t necessarily mean in the Southern hemisphere.
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Level 60
May 25, 2021
Southernmost implies the most south, which doesn't include anything about hemispheres.
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Level 72
Sep 26, 2023
There's not many megacities in the southern hemisphere.
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Level 91
Mar 2, 2022
I guess the map in my mind didn't realize how far south Indochina goes. I tried the major southern Indian cities, before guessing Manila, Bangkok, and finally getting Ho Chi Minh City
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Level 82
Mar 3, 2022
great quiz...I did in 1:14 left
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Level 53
Mar 10, 2022
hochi min city aint a megacity yet, I also didnt know bogota reached 10mill
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Level 66
Apr 4, 2022
By 2022 populations, Ho Chi Minh City has 10.9 million people.
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Level 53
Apr 4, 2022
Now it does, when I said that it wasn't quite there.
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Level 78
Mar 2, 2023
In less than a month it gained over 900,000 residents?
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Level 64
Apr 8, 2022
I got 9/10 by figuring out most South American cities count last minute. Darn you HCMC!
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Level 49
Jul 1, 2022
I thought Bangkok was more southern than Ho Chi Minh City but I guess I was wrong…
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Level 51
Jan 20, 2023
Could "Ho Chi Mihn City" be accepted for Ho Chi Minh City?
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Level 85
May 4, 2024
Easier still to type "Saigon."
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Level 52
May 4, 2024
HCMC would be easiest