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Oct 6th, 2009 at 06:18 GMT
Minneapolis is the major city in the Twin Cities metro area, not St. Paul!
Oct 6th, 2009 at 06:56 GMT
Minneapolis ain't a capital.
Oct 6th, 2009 at 08:03 GMT
I think it is counting Minneapolis-St. Paul as one city, as they are one metro area.
Oct 6th, 2009 at 14:11 GMT
Still, if its a quiz over capital cities, Minneapolis should not be accepted. Also, the time should be decreased to about 1 or 2 minutes, and a more credible source should be added (try the US Census Bureau). Great idea!
Oct 6th, 2009 at 14:40 GMT
i think since this is a quiz over capitol cities, it should just be the city proper of those capitols and not include tons of other cities as metro pops do
Oct 6th, 2009 at 15:00 GMT
I've always felt that metro populations were a better measure because of the different ways cities are incorporated and expanded in each state. Phoenix is the largest state capital by municipal pop., but if you've been to Phoenix and Atlanta, I think it's obvious that Atlanta is bigger.
Oct 6th, 2009 at 16:42 GMT
I decided to change it to municipal population, and used Census data.
Oct 6th, 2009 at 16:52 GMT
Austin isn't the largest city in Texas.
Oct 6th, 2009 at 16:57 GMT
Oops, I changed the order a little when I looked at more recent data, and forgot to change the hints. It's fixed now.
Oct 6th, 2009 at 17:44 GMT
8, not bad for someone whose never left europe
Oct 7th, 2009 at 00:33 GMT
good quiz thanks... I missed the #1 for goodness sakes
Jan 23rd, 2010 at 18:46 GMT
Oct 7th, 2010 at 02:11 GMT
too much time, random naming of capitals is too easily done, drop a minute or more
Game published: Nov 22nd, 2012 at 17:00 GMT
Nov 22nd, 2012 at 17:58 GMT
I tried Montpelier to see what would happen.
Nov 22nd, 2012 at 20:32 GMT
Was gonna guess OK City but stopped myself...all too soon.
Nov 22nd, 2012 at 21:06 GMT
I always think Atlanta is way more populated than it is.. still made it but barely
Nov 22nd, 2012 at 23:13 GMT
10/10 in 2mins 0sec... oh, Oklahoma City, you do cut it close :P
Nov 22nd, 2012 at 23:15 GMT
@NS7: Atlanta has the second largest metro population of any of these cities (behind Boston). 5.2 million people live in Greater Atlanta; that is one of the most uneven city/suburban splits in the country.
Nov 23rd, 2012 at 03:15 GMT
Was I the only one humming Wacko's capitals song?
Nov 23rd, 2012 at 03:25 GMT
I thought about Sacramento..twice...and decided it wasnt over 400k.
Nov 23rd, 2012 at 09:16 GMT
As a Brit, I'm pretty pleased with my score on this one. I only missed Nashville and OK City. I expected Atlanta to have been the biggest.
Nov 23rd, 2012 at 10:33 GMT
The pattern seems to be capitals that are in big states, and capitals that are the largest cities in smaller states.
Nov 23rd, 2012 at 15:41 GMT
As a foreign, I can't understand why the capitals of each state are not the most populated cities. Can someone explain this to me?
Nov 23rd, 2012 at 16:37 GMT
@bishkek: It is different reasons for each state. For example the two largest cities in Pennsylvania are Philadelphia and Pittsburgh but they are on opposite sides of the states. Therefore they made the capital in the center of the state at Harrisburg.
Nov 23rd, 2012 at 17:03 GMT
@Dralcoffin Its's the same deal for Miami only about 400,000 people live there and in the surrounding suburbs of Miami over 2.5 million people live there
Nov 24th, 2012 at 05:13 GMT
@bishkek - Capital cities tend to be toward the geographic center of the state as they were established when state legislators would be traveling to the capital by horseback. Also, what was a major city in the 19th century when the capital was decided may no longer be such.
Nov 24th, 2012 at 21:42 GMT
I'd be very interested in a longer quiz based on MSA populations rather than city populations.
Nov 25th, 2012 at 19:31 GMT
I would have thought Raleigh, North Carolina be on this list. I am almost positive it has more than 400,000 people.
Nov 27th, 2012 at 16:12 GMT
@Shomensky,@chriswbennett: Thanks for the explanation!
Dec 27th, 2012 at 11:38 GMT
Once again succumbed to my Indianapolis blind spot.
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