Quiz: How Well Do You Know The World's Biggest Cities?
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How Well Do You Know The World's Biggest Cities?
By: Isadora Teich
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About This Quiz

Are you a world traveler, or just a student of geography? Either way, you're probably familiar with the major cities of the world. Take this quiz to find out how much you really know about the world's metropolises.

The world's biggest city, by population, is Shanghai, in China. More than 24 million people live there. But Shanghai isn't the only city that is bursting at the seams. In fact, there are roughly 500 cities throughout the world with populations of more than one million people. Shanghai may be overrun (not literally, lol) by Mexico City, Mexico very soon since Mexico City's population is growing at an astounding rate. 

Although these megacities come with their own sets of problems and challenges, they also serve as hubs for the development of art, music, medicine, culture, and more. For instance, take New York, as the very first megacity (New York had grown to house more than 10 million people by 1930), and Tokyo as the second megacity (more than 10 million inhabitants by 1950), and you'll see how cities grow. But because we have kept track of the world's biggest cities, we also understand why they become so large.

Let's find out how much you know.

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Which American city is one of the top 5 most visited cities on earth?
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Which of these European capitals is more populated?
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Which megacity is famous for K-pop?
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From which major metropolis can you still see the Great Pyramids of Giza?
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Where are most of the world's most expensive cities located?
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Other than New York City, which US cities are amongst the wealthiest on earth?
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Which of these cities is the most populated on earth?
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Of these two cities, which is more populated?
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In which global city is Tiananmen Square?
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Which city is the largest in the Americas?
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Which of these mega cities is also one of the cheapest to live in in the world?
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In which global city is Times Square?
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Which was the most visited city in the world in 2016?
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Which megacity is one of the biggest in Africa?
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Where are most of the world's cheapest big cities located?
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Which of these two cities is bigger?
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_________ is the only Russian city in the top 25 most populated cities on earth.
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Which city in the Middle East had the most visitors in 2016?
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Which major metropolis is the richest in the world?
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In which country does about half of the population live in the massive capital city?
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Which major western city had the most visitors in 2016?
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Which of these is the biggest city in North America?
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In which global city can you find the largest palace on earth?
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Which famous city is split between two continents?
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Which major city is a more popular tourist destination?
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In which large South American country is one of the biggest cities in the world?
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Which of these famous cities is also known as Bombay?
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In which city is the world's largest shopping district?
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Which major metropolis is India's capital?
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Which is the largest city in the Southern Hemisphere?
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Where are most of the world's richest metropolises?
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Tokyo, the world's largest urban area, has a larger population than which entire country?
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Put these cities in order in terms of population: Tokyo, Moscow, New York City, Mumbai.
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Where is the world's largest French-speaking city?
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Which large city is known as one of the safest in the world?
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