Can You Name the State From Its Largest City?

By: J.P. Naomi
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Viva Las Vegas! Before you think we're paying an ode to this exciting city, we're paying one to all the largest cities in the United States! From Las Vegas to New York City, can you name the state from its largest city?

Out of the 250 largest cities in the world, the United States has nine cities that appear on the list. While it seems to be the case in many states and even countries, you'll often believe that their largest city is their capital. This could be said for countries like Spain, England, and Japan. In other countries, however, you'll find that the largest city doesn't match up to their capital. While Istanbul is the largest city in Turkey, its capital is Ankara. The same could be said for the United States!

It's very clear that New York City is the largest city in the United States, but the capital of the country is Washington, D.C. You'll find that most of this holds true with many other cities and capitals in the country. Regardless of the capital, can you name the state from its largest city?

With a state like Texas, are you wondering if its capital, Austin, is the largest city? Maybe it's Dallas or Houston? If you can answer this question, you're ready for this quiz!

From the biggest cities in the country like Los Angeles, New Orleans, and Boston, can you match them to their state? Let's find out!

Boston is the largest city in this state...

Boston, Massachusetts is home to some famous tourist attractions. These include Faneuil Hall, Fenway Park - home of the Boston Red Sox - the New England Aquarium, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

In which state is Burlington the largest city?

Burlington, Vermont is located 45 miles south of the Canadian border. It is the least populous city in the United States to be the most populous city in a state - how's that for a tongue-twister!

Birmingham is the largest city in ________.

Birmingham has a population of about 212,000 residents. It was founded in 1871, during the post-Civil War Reconstruction period.

Wilmington is the largest city in this state...

Named after Spencer Compton, Earl of Wilmington, Wilmington, Delaware is known as the Corporate Capital of the World! Its motto boasts, "In the middle of it all".

In which state is Phoenix the largest city?

Phoenix is the fifth most populous city nationwide. It is also the most populous state capital in the United States, with a population of 1.6 million residents.

Chicago is the largest city in _________.

Chicago is the third-most populous city in the United States. There are more than 2.7 million people living within the city limits.

New Orleans is the largest city in this state...

Also known as The Big Easy and Nawlins, New Orleans is located in Orleans Parish, Louisiana. It was founded in 1718 and named for Philippe II, Duke of Orléans.

In which state is Detroit the largest city?

Often confused for Michigan's capital city, Detroit is just its largest; its capital is Lansing. There are more than 677,000 people living in Detroit.

Honolulu is the largest city in ________.

Honolulu is the main gateway to Hawaii and a major portal into the United States. It is home to about 337,000 residents who are called Honolulans.

In _________, the largest city is Billings!

Billings is known as the Magic City and has about 166,000 residents. It was founded in 1877 by Frederick H. Billings, who was also the President of the Northern Pacific Railway.

You'll find Los Angeles as the largest city in this state...

Los Angeles has a population of 3.9 million people! It is the 2nd largest city in the United States after New York City.

Go to ______ to visit their largest city, Wichita!

Wichita is located in south-central Kansas on the Arkansas River. It has an estimated population of 389,000 people and is known as the Air Capital of the World - due to its hub for US aircraft production.

In which state is the largest city Little Rock?

If you're from Little Rock, your nickname is "Little Rocker"! The city was founded in 1821 and has a population of about 193,000, the largest in Arkansas.

Charlotte is the largest city in this state...

Home of the NASCAR Hall of Fame building, Charlotte is the largest city in North Carolina. There are approximately 2.4 million residents and the city is ranked as the 17th-most-populous city in the United States.

Head to _______ to visit its largest city, Fargo.

Known as the 'Gateway to the West,' Fargo is home to about 120,000 residents. The current mayor of Fargo is Democrat Tim Mahoney.

Salt Lake City is the largest city in _________.

Salt Lake City is not only the largest city of Utah, it is also the state capital. It is located in an area referred to as the Great Basin - known for its arid climate and basin and range topography.

In _______, the largest city is Newark.

Driving along the east coast of the United States, you're sure to drive through Newark. New Jersey's largest city is home to about 277,000 people. It is known as one of the air, shipping and rail hubs of the US.

Baltimore is the largest city in ________.

Baltimore is the 30th-most-populous city in the United States. It was founded in 1729 and is named for Cecil Calvert, 2nd Baron of Baltimore.

In which state can you find the largest city, Sioux Falls?

Sioux Falls translates to "Stone Shatter City" in Lakota - the spoken language of the Native American Sioux tribes. It is known as the Best Little City in America!

Providence is the largest city in this state...

Providence is the capital and most populous city of Rhode Island. It was founded in 1636 by Roger Williams and is known as one of the oldest cities in the United States.

In which state is Columbus the largest city?

Columbus is not only the largest city, it is also the state capital! The city was settled on February 14, 1812, and was named after Christopher Columbus.

Travel to this state and be sure to check out Philadelphia, its largest city...

Philadelphia is the largest city in Pennsylvania, as well as the 6th-most populous city in the United States. Its population is about 1.5 million people, who are known as Philadelphians.

Jackson is the largest city in _________.

Jackson, Mississippi is known as the Crossroads of the South. It is named after General Andrew Jackson for his role in the Battle of New Orleans during the War of 1812. Jackson later became President of the United States.

Head to _______ to visit its largest city, Nashville!

Located on the Cumberland River, Nashville is the capital and largest city of Tennessee. It is home to the Grand Ole Opry and approximately 684,000 residents!

If you're ever in _______, consider going to its largest city, Jacksonville.

Jacksonville is centered on the banks of the St. Johns River in the First Coast region of northeast Florida. With its population of 913,000, it is the largest city in the whole state.

Its not just the capital, Atlanta is also the largest city of this state...

Atlanta has a population of about 420,000. The city was the host of the 1996 Summer Olympic Games, which were officially opened by President Bill Clinton.

Milwaukee is the largest city in __________.

The city of Milwaukee sits on the western shore of Lake Michigan. Its population is roughly 600,000, making it the 31st largest city in the United States.

Travel to this state and you could visit its largest city, Manchester.

Home to about 109,000 residents, Manchester is the largest city in New Hampshire, while Concord is its capital. The city was named by merchant and inventor, Samuel Blodgett.

Des Moines is the largest city in this state...

Des Moines is not only the largest city in Iowa, it is also the state's capital. Its name is likely adapted from the French colonial name, Rivière des Moines, meaning "River of the Monks."

Head to ________ to visit its largest city, Omaha!

Omaha is the home four Fortune 500 companies. These include Berkshire Hathaway, Kiewit Corporation, Mutual of Omaha and Union Pacific Corporation. Forbes called Omaha the nation's number one "Best Bang-For-The-Buck City" in the United States.

Seattle is the largest city in __________.

Seattle is located in King County of the state of Washington. It is nicknamed, among others, The Emerald City, which references the lush evergreen forests of the area.

Louisville is the largest city in this state...

Louisville is the largest city in Kentucky, while Lexington is the 2nd largest. It was founded by George Rogers Clark in 1778 and is named for King Louis XVI of France.

You'll find Bridgeport as the largest city in this state...

With a population of approximately 144,000, Bridgeport holds the title of Connecticut's largest city. It is located just 60 miles from Manhattan, New York.

Albuquerque is the largest city in ________.

The Navajo translation of Albuquerque is "Beeʼeldííl Dahsinil". It is home to about 559,000 people, 4.6% of whom are Native Americans.

In ________, the largest city is Kansas City.

Kansas City technically straddles the Kansas-Missouri border, but what with its population of 481,000, it is named the largest city in Missouri! It was first incorporated as a town in 1850, but became a city three years later.

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