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Sep 15th, 2011 at 14:40 GMT
That awkward moment when you get Odessa but not Kiev...
Sep 15th, 2011 at 15:43 GMT
Naples has less than 1 million citizens. 4 million could represent half of the whole population of Naples' region, Campania.
Sep 15th, 2011 at 17:09 GMT
You seem to have used the population for the entire Ruhr area for Essen (which is just one of several cities in the conurbation) - wouldn't it make more sense to put this under R?
Sep 15th, 2011 at 17:40 GMT
save_ferris15: That awkward moment when you get Odessa but not Kiev... I got Ufa but not St Petersburg... 16/23
Sep 15th, 2011 at 18:29 GMT
Sadly, I only got Yaroslavl because of the tragic plane crash with Lokomotiv of the KHL. :(
Sep 15th, 2011 at 22:29 GMT
I spent about a minute trying to spell Dnepropetrovsk before thinking of Donetsk (thanks to Shaktar). Only in Sporcle!
Sep 15th, 2011 at 23:34 GMT
Why does everybody hate on the letter X?
Sep 16th, 2011 at 12:21 GMT
@ handlehandle: I agree for R, Ruhr is often considered as a single metropolitan region which is far larger than Rome.
Sep 16th, 2011 at 19:30 GMT
Yaroslavl? Are you kidding me? Probably the whole Yaroslavl oblast... but it's not the city's metro area...
Sep 18th, 2011 at 02:13 GMT
I tried Torino, turns out it was Turin... Shouldn't it accept both forms?
Sep 18th, 2011 at 18:38 GMT
I typed 'Norwayville.' Someone please kill me.
Sep 18th, 2011 at 20:21 GMT
Wikipedia states the Dublin metro area has 1.8 million. Here is from the first paragraph: Dublin is the capital nd most populous city of Ireland. It is a primate city serving a population of approximately 1.8 million within the Greater Dublin Area. Wikipedia's site on Donetsk: Donetsk currently has a population of over 982,000 inhabitants (2010) and has a metropolitan area of over 1,566,000 inhabitants (2004). Based on this I think Dublin should be the "D" answer.
Sep 19th, 2011 at 00:32 GMT
Oh so NOW I actually have to name Essen, while normally naming something that isn't a city is acceptable - now I name an actual city. Everytime I type Essen anywhere else it doesn't take it!!
Sep 21st, 2011 at 02:41 GMT
The author's source gives the population of the Dublin metropolitan area as 1.1 million, behind Donetsk, another Ukranian city I won't try to spell and Dusseldorf. I guess the answer depends on which website you use and the criteria it uses for the metropolitan area.
Sep 21st, 2011 at 03:49 GMT
Essen isn't even the largest city in the Ruhr-Area, so there is no good reason to use it here.
Sep 25th, 2011 at 19:51 GMT
Yekaterinburg is larger than Yaroslavl, isn't it?
Sep 26th, 2011 at 18:29 GMT
Yes, but Yekaterinburg is on the Asia side of Russia by like 20 miles.
Sep 28th, 2011 at 21:39 GMT
must have tried Napoli about 20 times. should be accepted, imo.
Oct 1st, 2011 at 21:16 GMT
I was convinced that Zagreb was the answer for Z. Got Zurich in the final seconds. Dunno how I missed Istanbul, Naples and Turin.
Game published: Oct 8th, 2011 at 04:03 GMT
Oct 8th, 2011 at 04:35 GMT
Not so sure about some of these. I looked up a few sources and they all have Oslo's metropolitan area having a couple hundred thousand more people than Odessa's, for instance.
Oct 8th, 2011 at 04:42 GMT
How do that few people know about Yaroslavl? It's got a frikkin' bear with an axe as its flag!
Oct 8th, 2011 at 05:01 GMT
Ufa! that was a tough one!
Oct 8th, 2011 at 05:18 GMT
I've been ripped off. http://www.sporcle.com/games/adzaho31/european_cities_a2z
Oct 8th, 2011 at 07:26 GMT
It doesn't accept Torino.
Oct 8th, 2011 at 08:16 GMT
Dublin's metro area population is a little over 1,800,000 - that's nearly 400,000 more than Donetsk. Get it right.
Oct 8th, 2011 at 08:18 GMT
(I'm from Dublin)
Oct 8th, 2011 at 08:39 GMT
The Ruhr area really is a tricky one. Essen is not its largest city (that would be Dortmund albeit they're basically same sized), it is divided into three administrative regions which stretch way north, east and south of it respectively, the administrative capital of the Essen part would probably be Düsseldorf which often is instead put into the Cologne metro area (only never tell a Düsseldorfer...), so there's no really satisfying way to include it. Waht's more, it has roughly 5.2 million inhabitants, so it's already split here along lines unknown, but possibly not along administrative lines. On the other hand, in the past (1980s) it used to be referred to as "Essen area". Wouldn't know how to handle it well, most probably you just can't handle it well.
Oct 8th, 2011 at 08:51 GMT
Can I make a suggestion? I think it should be stated that the English names are required. I had already got 'Kiev' for 'K', which stopped me typing 'Köln' later when I was trying to think of large German places that might appear. Only to see 'Cologne' flash up for 'C' at the end.
Oct 8th, 2011 at 09:55 GMT
should accept torino for turin, as this is the common version of the name
Oct 8th, 2011 at 10:19 GMT
Damn Ds! After guessing Dusseldorf, Dresden and Dortmund, I thought "AHA! The D is that strangely spelled Ukrainian city that I can never spell right!" So after a quick Google check to ascertain the correct spelling of Dnepropetrovsk...it turned out to be another Ukrainian D city altogether. Don't Google whilst Sporcling - Sporcle Karma.
Oct 8th, 2011 at 12:24 GMT
Oporto has 1.6 million inhabitants. More than Odessa
Oct 8th, 2011 at 13:58 GMT
yes Oporto has more people than Odessa
Oct 8th, 2011 at 15:09 GMT
Why no Xanthi, Greece? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xanthi
Oct 8th, 2011 at 16:45 GMT
I left out Vienna and Frankfurt. How embarrassing. *facepalm*
Oct 8th, 2011 at 17:01 GMT
Finally broke the habit of forgetting Istanbul as a European city. Even then, I probably would have missed it if the population wasn't listed. First, I was mentally darting around "Europe" trying to figure where this 13 million population city was hiding. Oh yes...hiding in plain sight, just off the edge of my mental map! Map is now expanded. Thanks Sporcle.
Oct 8th, 2011 at 18:06 GMT
I always forget Turin is that big.
Oct 8th, 2011 at 18:47 GMT
Should accept Napoli for Naples, Roma for Rome, and Torino for Turin.
Oct 8th, 2011 at 19:41 GMT
Oporto is usually referred to as Porto. At least that's how I've seen it.
Oct 8th, 2011 at 19:51 GMT
For some reason I always think of cologne in german as koln, which doesn't help when you're looking for the first letter :)
Oct 8th, 2011 at 21:42 GMT
Why miss out three letters just because there aren't that many places for them? I presume Xanthi is the answer for X (bigger than Xanten, which is the only other one I can think of), probably Quimper for Q. Is there anywhere bigger than Jarrow for J?
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