HOW STUFF WORKS
QUIZZES

FOLLOW US
Can You Name the State From Its Largest City?
by J.P. Naomi

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!

Read More
Scroll to Begin Quiz

ABOUT HOWSTUFFWORKS

How much do you know about how car engines work? And how much do you know about how the English language works? And what about how guns work? How much do you know? Lucky for you, HowStuffWorks is about more than providing great answers about how the world works. We are also here to bring joy to your day with fun quizzes, compelling photography and fascinating listicles. Some of our content is about how stuff works. Some is about how much you know about how stuff works. And some is just for fun! Because, well, did you know that having fun is an important part of how your brain works? Well, it is! So keep reading!