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Feb 15th, 2013 at 11:03 GMT
no Mumbai, but Minneapolis?
Feb 15th, 2013 at 12:31 GMT
Yeah, Mumbai was surely the biggest surprise no-show, along with Dubai. Great quiz.
Feb 15th, 2013 at 12:56 GMT
Mumbai's GDP was shockingly small. Only 125 billion, which is around the same as Athens and Cairo.
Feb 15th, 2013 at 15:03 GMT
I tried a couple of African cities before leaving that continent altogether. Once Cairo and Lagos didn't make the list, I had a hard time thinking who would. Like others, I'm surprised that only one metropolis in India made the list.
Feb 15th, 2013 at 15:31 GMT
Should accept "Canton" for Guangzhou. Good quiz.
Feb 15th, 2013 at 19:53 GMT
Tried Berlin and Frankfurt and then stopped trying German cities. I always forget about the Ruhr cities since none of them are independently as famous as those two. No excuse for Munich.
Feb 15th, 2013 at 20:26 GMT
I got Tianjin and Chongqing but missed Shenzhen, Suzhou, and Hong Kong (!). At least I got the two big ones.
Feb 16th, 2013 at 03:27 GMT
I got Busan but missed Boston. Holy Sporclitis.
Feb 16th, 2013 at 03:39 GMT
To think that Tokyo has almost double the amount of the third place city!
Feb 16th, 2013 at 11:47 GMT
I always wonder about the metro designations for Germany. City wise, Munich should be beaten by Hamburg, metro wise (and the pop figures indicate that) Frankfurt will jump way up. As long as I do not understand this metro grouping concept, my home countfry will always be my weakest spot (well, technically not, I'm used to trying them all, I just do not understand the results).
Feb 16th, 2013 at 12:59 GMT
The comparison column is awesome. Tokyo's economy bigger than Australian? Holy Fujiyama!
Feb 16th, 2013 at 13:24 GMT
Nigeria and Bangladesh have huge populations, yet get outdone by cities way down he list. It is quite sad that they are so poor. :(
Feb 16th, 2013 at 15:57 GMT
Metro Detroit is $201B GDP...I think it probably falls into this quiz.
Feb 16th, 2013 at 18:00 GMT
My source has different numbers.
Feb 17th, 2013 at 18:28 GMT
Suzhou? very interesting. Certainly not a Chinese city I would have guess. I assume it's largely thanks to its proximity to Shanghai.
Feb 17th, 2013 at 21:40 GMT
When I finished the quiz I knew that, regardless how many US and Chinese cities I had already guessed, I would still miss at least a couple from each country. And it happened that way. In fact, 23 out of the 50 answers are US/China. And not even a single African one...
Feb 18th, 2013 at 16:08 GMT
really surprised that suzhou has made it to the list but not nanjing!
Feb 18th, 2013 at 21:15 GMT
Minneapolis gets a huge share of it's number from Cargill -- possibly the largest food company in the world. It's hard to pin down their exact size since the company is family-owned.
Feb 18th, 2013 at 21:28 GMT
This is a really fascinating source. I didn't realise that Shanghai now has a higher per capita GDP than Naples or Malaga!
Feb 21st, 2013 at 16:25 GMT
Even though it is considered a 'poor' city by US standards, surprised New Orleans is not on the list. Very large port city, huge oil industry.
Feb 21st, 2013 at 22:21 GMT
Mumbai and Dubai have notorious poverty. They severe divisions in class within those cities masks the underlying squalor, and outsiders usually only see the affluent.
Feb 23rd, 2013 at 00:00 GMT
I just assumed Shenzhen was included in the Hong Kong metro area. (Actually, I assumed Guangzhou was also included in the HK metro area, but that was probably too aggressive an assumption.)
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Feb 23rd, 2013 at 04:39 GMT
No one's worse off than Zimbabwe. They had $217 total in the bank at the end of January.
Feb 23rd, 2013 at 05:46 GMT
Is the sprocle convention to not accept just 'Rio' for Rio de Janeiro? Would still have got just 20/50 anyway! Oh dear.....
Feb 23rd, 2013 at 08:06 GMT
Feb 23rd, 2013 at 08:38 GMT
i got 40/50 surprises include Minneapolis and Amsterdam
Feb 23rd, 2013 at 09:53 GMT
I wonder what this quiz will look like 10 years from now. Probably a lot more China. I'm going to have to learn some Chinese geography.
Feb 23rd, 2013 at 10:47 GMT
According to your source Brussels produces about the half of the Belgian GDP and it has about 5 milion inhabitants. Both facts are false. The metropolitan region of Brussels has only 1.8 milion inhabitants. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brussels)
Feb 23rd, 2013 at 11:53 GMT
Really surprised that Middle East cities like Tehran, Baghdad, and Riyadh aren't on here.
Feb 23rd, 2013 at 12:41 GMT
Never thought of Suzhou, not many did, guess not many have even heard of it, but I lived there for over a year.
Feb 23rd, 2013 at 12:48 GMT
Baghdad would have had a lot of economic damage from the war, although I was surprised that Tehran wasn't there
Feb 23rd, 2013 at 13:13 GMT
I wonder why Suzhou counts separately from Shanghai, but San Jose does not count separately from San Francisco. (Or maybe San Jose is separate and is just too small? I find that hard to believe, given the concentrations of wealth in the South Bay.)
Feb 23rd, 2013 at 14:55 GMT
My first guesses were New York, London, Paris, and Munich. "Everybody talk about- pop music!"
Feb 23rd, 2013 at 15:00 GMT
Expected to see more of India. Guess big population doesn't necessarily equal big economy.
Feb 23rd, 2013 at 15:40 GMT
New York's is bigger than Mexico, despite Mexico City being 15th on this list.
Feb 23rd, 2013 at 15:47 GMT
The only reason I got Minneapolis is because I live here. We're bigger than Azerbaijan!
Feb 23rd, 2013 at 18:57 GMT
Very proud of my hometown of Minneapolis today.
Feb 23rd, 2013 at 19:13 GMT
yeah but how many eurovisions has minneapolis won huh???!!!
Feb 23rd, 2013 at 20:26 GMT
Milan and Frankfurt made it but Rome and Berlin didn't?
Feb 23rd, 2013 at 20:36 GMT
I thought the Ruhr was an area comprised of different cities and their surrounding areas and not a city in itself?
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