How We Memorized Every 1M City - Part 2
First published: Wednesday August 24th, 2022
How We Memorized Every 1M City - Part 2
We hope that this blog will be helpful to people who are working on or interested in memorizing large quantities of abstract information.
DISCLAIMER: this blog is based on 2022 citypopulation.de populations. Some cities may differ from the current quiz (2021 populations).
Parentheses denote groups of cities that can be memorized together.
"prox:" denotes that the reasoning behind the grouping is because of the proximity between the 2 or more cities.
"w/" means that you can remember that city with another city from another country.
A dash denotes that there is a specified order of the cities grouped inside the parentheses. (OPTIONAL)
Brackets are used to remember a city name by something that isn't geography related. (Apparently food in ChineseChen's case.)
"a.k.a." shows that there is another type-in that can be used for that city that is beneficial.
(São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro)
(Belo Horizonte, Brasília, Goiânia)
(Porto Alegre, Porto [Portugal])
(Manaus, Belém, Natal, Recife)
(Vitoria, Florianópolis, Santos)
(São Luís, João Pessoa)
(The Ruhr, Cologne/Düsseldorf)
(Frankfurt, Hamburg, Bremen)
(Bandung, Bandar Lampung, Batam)
(Medan, Malang, Makassar, Denpasar, Karawang)
(Pekanbaru [Pecan], Palembang)
Cirebon [Cinnamon Bun]
(Tehran, Isfahan, Mashhad)
(Tabriz, Shiraz, Ahvaz)
(Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya)
(Fukuoka, Shizuoka, Okayama)
(Kitakyushu, Hiroshima, Hamamatsu, Kumamoto)
(Gwangju, Cheongju, Changwon)
Mexico (ALSO FOOD!):
(Mexico City, Monterrey [Jack cheese], Guadalajara [guacamole])
(Puebla, Toluca, Torréon, Léon)
(Tijuana, Ciudad Juárez)
(Queretaro [taro], Cuernavaca, Aguascalientes [agua], Saltillo [saltines])
San Luis Potosí w/ São Luís, Brazil and San Pedro Sula, Honduras
(Cancún, Mérida, Morelia)
(Lagos, Kano, Abuja)
(Port Harcourt, Benin City)
(Aba, Enugu, Onitsha, Oshogbo)
(Jos, Warri, Zaria)
(Faisalabad, Islamabad/Rawalpindi, Hyderabad)
(Moscow, Saint Petersburg)
(Nizhny Novgorod, Novosibirsk, Chelyabinsk, Omsk)
Rostov-on-Don [with Kharkiv, Ukraine]
(Ufa, Samara, Perm, Saratov, Kazan)
(Ankara, Adana, Antalya)
Bursa [with Basra, Iraq]
(Birmingham, Nottingham, Newcastle)
(Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool)
Brazil: (São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte), (Fortaleza, Salvador, Recife), (Manaus, Belém, São Luís), (Natal, João Pessoa), (Santos, Maceió, Florianópolis), (Vitoria, Teresina)
Colombia: (Bogotá, Barranquilla, Bucaramanga), (Cali, Cartagena, Cúcuta)
Germany: (Munich, Nuremberg, Stuttgart), (Frankfurt, Mannheim), (prox: Hamburg, Hanover, Bremen)
Indonesia: Batam w/ Singapore, Denpasar a.k.a. Bali, (Malang, Karawang, Serang, Semarang), (prox: Medan, Pekanbaru, Palembang)
Iran: (prox: Tehran, Qom)
South Korea: Gwangju w/ Guangzhou, China
Mexico: (prox: Monterrey, Saltillo, Torréon), (prox: Mexico City, Puebla), (Morelia, Toluca)
Nigeria: (prox: Lagos, Ibadan, Ilorin), (Abuja, Kano, Kaduna), (Aba, Jos, Zaria), (Enugu, Warri), (Onitsha, Oshogbo)
Pakistan: (prox: Karachi, Hyderabad w/ Hyderabad, India)
Russia: (Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Nizhny Novgorod), (Rostov-on-Don, Voronezh, Volgograd), ([3 4 5] Ufa, Perm, Kazan), (Samara, Saratov), (prox: Chelyabinsk, Yekaterinburg), (Omsk, Novosibirsk, Krasnoyarsk)
United Kingdom: (Birmingham, Manchester)
We hope that this blog will help people in memorizing all 1M cities. If you realized that we skipped some countries, don't worry! One more part will be coming soon.
If you would like to practice the quiz with 2022 populations, here is the HTML file for a quiz. To use, download the file from Drive. Find the file in your file navigator and click on the dropdown next to "Open" and open the file in a browser.
To change type-ins, open the file in a text editor such as Notepad. There should be a large block of text at the top which contains the type-ins. Be sure to note that regex does not work on this quiz, so you must type the city exactly the same as the type-in to get it correct.