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Can you name the largest cities in each of Asia's countries?
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Correctly named cities will show up below
Answers do not have to be guessed in order
Source (census or estimates):
Missing: Singapore is a city-state and Kuwait's city info is too ambiguous
Russia and Turkey can be found in the
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Feb 21st, 2009 at 05:03 GMT
Ben's game are always great. This one is *difficult*!! Without studying ahead of time, I wonder how many people will get even 50%... tough!!
Feb 21st, 2009 at 05:11 GMT
i am not even going to try this quiz haha.. you win
Feb 21st, 2009 at 05:24 GMT
Wow, hard. "Aden" ought to be acceptable for "Adan." And "Saigon" ought to be acceptable for Ho Chi Minh City.
Feb 21st, 2009 at 05:56 GMT
Inchon ought to be acceptable for "Inchŏn" -- otherwise, great game.
Feb 21st, 2009 at 05:57 GMT
I did so much better than I thought I'd do.
Feb 21st, 2009 at 06:18 GMT
I got 41, mainly because I knew the capitals from the other quizzes. Hard but fun.
Feb 21st, 2009 at 06:46 GMT
shouldnt san a (or sana) be acceptable for yemen's largest city? it is an acceptable alternate spelling and it is the version used in every capitals quiz on sporcle to date
Feb 21st, 2009 at 06:58 GMT
great quiz! got 67 but still, where are brunei and east timor? also what's with the ppl that rated the quiz anything less than a 4? the european counterpart gets a 5 and i see no reason why this quiz should be any less.
Feb 21st, 2009 at 09:31 GMT
I love that the photo is of my city!
Feb 21st, 2009 at 09:34 GMT
@DasFengster: There's no official definition of how people rate quizzes. Many people rate them based on how much they enjoy them and a difficult quiz with low scores often won't be enjoyed as much as an easier quiz, so will often get lower ratings. Also, as I write this, three hours after your comment, the game has still only been rated eleven times -- maybe the first few people were grumpy because they woke up too early?
Feb 21st, 2009 at 09:36 GMT
@davidr: I think all of Russia's largest cities are in Europe. Certainly the largest two are. I think Kuwait, Brunei & East Timor are not much more than city states. I got 61/126 - having seen the answers there's only about 6 more I might just possibly have got. I missed Kazakhstan's number 3 which is now a twin town to the town I grew up in & where I still work, I didn't realise it was that big!
Feb 21st, 2009 at 09:38 GMT
I disagree with the omission of Russia and Turkey. All of the Turkish cities given in the Europe quiz were are in Asia (apart from half of Istanbul) so should never have been included in the Europe quiz. On the other hand, Russia's three biggest cities are all in Europe. Why not include Russia's three biggest Asian cities in this quiz? And where are Brunei and East Timor?
Feb 21st, 2009 at 09:56 GMT
@Statto: Sorry for the confusion: I deleted my comment and completely rewrote it but you'd obviously already started replying by then. Kuwait, Brunei and East Timor are definitely not city states — Brunei is about 5,700km² (a bit smaller than Delaware); East Timor's 15,000km² (Connecticut-ish) and Kuwait's 17,800km² (New Jersey-ish). The maps in the CIA World Factbook show that there are other cities, besides the capitals. The comments at the top say that Ben couldn't find any good data for Kuwait.
Feb 21st, 2009 at 10:05 GMT
Challenging quiz. Got all the capitals plus some other cities, 57 in total.
Feb 21st, 2009 at 10:09 GMT
@DavidR - I think asking for Russia's 3 biggest Asian cities would undermine the purity of this quiz. I think a country should only appear in one of these continental quizzes. I think one of the reasons Turkey is often 'lumped-in' with Europe is because it competes in European sporting events, wants to join the EU and competes in Eurovision! Having checked out World Gazetteer both Brunei & East Timor appear to have 5 places with populations >10,000 and are thus more than villages. Therefore, perhaps they should be in this quiz even if only the capitals are big enough to constitute what a British person would instinctively call a city.
Feb 21st, 2009 at 10:27 GMT
Argh! Exceptionally difficult! I just checked the statistics and was disappointed that no one has got 100% yet! Come on davidr, my money's on you!
Feb 21st, 2009 at 11:27 GMT
would "Katmandu" for Nepal be an acceptable alternative spelling as it is in other quizzes?
Feb 21st, 2009 at 11:40 GMT
i really struggled with this, and not just with the spellings. i'm guessing i'm the only one who tried atlanta (for georgia) just in case.
Feb 21st, 2009 at 12:36 GMT
How is it possible that more people have Osaka than Os, when you need to write "Os" for Osaka?
Feb 21st, 2009 at 12:40 GMT
I got 43, which is in the top 27% by looking at the stats. I'll take it.
Feb 21st, 2009 at 13:56 GMT
43% of people got Os in Kazahstan, probably only because they were typing in Osaka and it just accepted it. That worked for me lol.
Feb 21st, 2009 at 14:35 GMT
@Statto: Given that the `cities' in Andorra, San Marino and Liechtenstein are little more than villages, Brunei and East Timor should certainly count. I guess I'd be happy with Russia only being in the Europe quiz if Turkey were only in this one. Don't put any weight on Eurovision, though: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Israel, Lebanon, Morocco and Tunisia have all entered the Eurovision song contest at least once.
Feb 21st, 2009 at 14:38 GMT
@beatricekiddo: *laugh* Atlanta, Augusta and Columbus would make cute bonuses.
Feb 21st, 2009 at 14:50 GMT
Should be able to get a third of these just by knowing capitals. Only Pakistan, Myanmar (Burma), and India's Capitals are not on the list. With India all you have to do is drop the 'new'. And The old capital of Myanmar (Burma)is on the list. I did notice that Yokohama is listed second (over Osaka) for Japan but in the Most Populous Cities of the world quiz, Osaka is on it and Yokohama is not.
Feb 21st, 2009 at 15:04 GMT
China is the only country i got all 3
Feb 21st, 2009 at 15:12 GMT
I hereby nominate Klang, Malaysia as the coolest city name in the free world.
Feb 21st, 2009 at 15:25 GMT
This quiz was very difficult for me, I only got a handful of answers.
Feb 21st, 2009 at 15:42 GMT
I would like to thank Sid Meier's "Civilization" for helping me with some of those old Silk Road cities like Tashkent and Samarkand -- had never heard of them until I started making those "Civ" settlements!
Feb 21st, 2009 at 15:56 GMT
Due to getting Os on the way to Osaka, I swept, of all countries, Kyrgyzstan!
Feb 21st, 2009 at 16:19 GMT
@ davidr and Statto Not that it matters, but Novosibirsk, Russia is in Asia. You know, just for accuracy's sake.
Feb 21st, 2009 at 16:24 GMT
Apologies on leaving off East Timor (Timor-Leste) and Brunei. This quiz is now even more accurately difficult.
Feb 21st, 2009 at 17:03 GMT
Hahaha! I'm going to postpone this one a few days...
Feb 21st, 2009 at 17:06 GMT
Sometimes I just skip those kinds of quizzes, but this time I tried it. I should have stayed with my first inclination ... skip it. Too hard for me!
Feb 21st, 2009 at 17:18 GMT
I was totally and thoroughly schooled. Love the tough ones.
Feb 21st, 2009 at 18:21 GMT
No one has gotten all of them yet. This could be one of the hardest quizzes on the site, besides 'Bingo Calls'
Feb 21st, 2009 at 18:30 GMT
Wonder if Ben could get 'em all himself...
Feb 21st, 2009 at 18:45 GMT
couldnt spell the bloody mongolian capital i think the best i got was baku
Feb 21st, 2009 at 20:53 GMT
Thanks montecarlo for Taiwan #2.
Feb 21st, 2009 at 21:23 GMT
@biohazard: Good point. Good point. The clue is kind of in the name. Now you've got me wondering which Russian city I was confusing with Novosibirsk.
Feb 21st, 2009 at 21:43 GMT
Great quiz! Incredibly challenging! Could not get the spelling for any of the North Korean cities.
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