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Can you name the five biggest cities on each of these North American rivers?
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Only includes rivers with at least 5 cities over 30,000. Rivers listed in order of length. Estimates are from 2005-2008 depending on the country.
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Jun 9th, 2010 at 06:48 GMT
What a wonderful quiz!
Jun 9th, 2010 at 12:21 GMT
Orleans is a suburb of Ottawa, and Hull is now in Gatineau.
Jun 9th, 2010 at 14:22 GMT
Jun 9th, 2010 at 14:47 GMT
Love this idea, but loads of errors: Longueuil, PQ on the St. Lawrence has a population of over 200,000. Matamoros, Reynosa, Nuevo Laredo, Piedras Negras, and even Brownsville, TX have populations higher than Las Cruces and are on the Rio Grande/Bravo. And finally, the city limits of St. Louis come close to but do not border the Missouri River.
Jun 9th, 2010 at 15:17 GMT
Not only does Longueuil have a larger population then Cornwall, but so does Levis and Repentigny, PQ. Does Montreal even touch the Ottawa River? It doesn't look it to me.
Jun 9th, 2010 at 17:19 GMT
oops, thats what i get for using wikipedia to help me. ill clean it up today.
Jun 9th, 2010 at 17:52 GMT
alright, i had to remove the Ottawa River b/c so many cities have become amalgamated into others that the river didnt have five cities with 30,000+. the Rock River has been added in its place. made the other suggested corrections. thanks for the heads up, the quiz should be good to go now
Jun 9th, 2010 at 19:35 GMT
This is one of the better Geography ideas I've seen in a while. Nice work, and I look forward to other continents.
Jun 9th, 2010 at 21:39 GMT
Do you like meatballs?
Jun 10th, 2010 at 17:09 GMT
Here's one vote to include the Columbia and Colorado Rivers on a future version.
Jun 11th, 2010 at 02:22 GMT
i looked into the columbia and colorado but i dont think they have 5 cities over 30,000
Jun 11th, 2010 at 21:03 GMT
Maybe Susquehanna or James River Next Time?
Jun 11th, 2010 at 23:17 GMT
Really nice quiz. One point: The Arkansas River flows through Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, which has a 2008 estimated population of 92,931. Here is a link to a map of Broken Arrow's city limits: http://img2.tapuz.co.il/forums/1_122805666.pdf
Jun 12th, 2010 at 16:34 GMT
Got all five Rock River cities!
Jun 13th, 2010 at 01:17 GMT
Great quiz. But note that the abbreviation for Quebec is QC, not PQ.
Jun 14th, 2010 at 00:03 GMT
@ brs, you are correct...when i was growing up it was PQ though
Jun 14th, 2010 at 00:20 GMT
heres my european edition: http://www.sporcle.com/games/geowiz85/biggest_EU_rivercities
Jun 14th, 2010 at 01:23 GMT
Good idea, got 24/40. However, you're missing Laval, QC in the cities on the St. Lawrence River; its population in 2006 was 368,709.
Jun 14th, 2010 at 08:06 GMT
I lived in Illinois for 4 years and I still didn't know where the Rock River was. And I've probably driven past it on I-80 about 20 times.
Jun 14th, 2010 at 13:35 GMT
if people think this is too hard as is, vote this up, and i will put the state abbreviation in parenthesis next to the population
Jun 17th, 2010 at 17:28 GMT
Never heard of the Rock River in my life. Tres obscure.
Jun 27th, 2010 at 02:00 GMT
St. Louis is definitely not on the Missouri River. It should be taken off and Sioux City, IA (pop. 82,207) should be added.
Jul 15th, 2010 at 14:43 GMT
The Colorado definitely has five 30k+ cities on it - in descending order, San Luis Río Colorado, Yuma, Grand Junction, Lake Havasu City, and Bullhead City [which has 40k]. (Las Vegas is close, but not close enough.)
Jul 16th, 2010 at 20:51 GMT
I know it's been said before, but for emphasis: St. Louis is not on the Missouri River! Its northern suburbs are on the river, but not the city itself.
Jul 30th, 2010 at 15:00 GMT
its been switched. although the missouri river basin is considered to flow through the st louis metro area
Aug 3rd, 2010 at 06:33 GMT
@geowiz85: Cities above 30K on the Columbia--Portland, Vancouver, Pasco, Kennewick, Longview
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May 14th, 2011 at 15:32 GMT
Good quiz. It was not what I expected when I clicked on the link on the front page.
May 14th, 2011 at 15:50 GMT
Alaska is always left out.
May 14th, 2011 at 15:52 GMT
Should accept “Quebec”.
May 14th, 2011 at 15:58 GMT
May 14th, 2011 at 16:17 GMT
And we're rolling, rolling, rolling on the river. If I remember correctly both Memphis and New Orleans were referenced in that song.
May 14th, 2011 at 16:51 GMT
Shows my ignorance of the Rock river. Should accept Quebec and Juarez. I am both a bad speller and a slow typist so I after I doubted my spellings, I doubted my geographic knowledge.
May 14th, 2011 at 17:14 GMT
After reading the game description I was inspired to look up the Charles River in Massachusetts. In the course of only 80 miles, the Charles borders, by my count, eight cities and towns with over 30k residents. Really has more to do with the unique layout of New England communities than anything else.
May 14th, 2011 at 17:31 GMT
Although Cuidad Juarez is technically correct, everybody just calls it Juarez so "Jaurez" should be an accepted answer IMO.
May 14th, 2011 at 17:43 GMT
Well, I got all the Mississippi ones thanks to Johnny Cash. "I met her accidentally/in St Paul, Minnesota..."
May 14th, 2011 at 18:05 GMT
Five globes for including my hometown (#5 on the Tennessee River) on the quiz.
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May 14th, 2011 at 18:14 GMT
Surprised that El Paso is not on the list. Good Quiz
May 14th, 2011 at 18:17 GMT
At a length of only 285 miles, the Rock River seems slightly too insignificant and obscure to be included in this quiz.
May 14th, 2011 at 18:23 GMT
El Paso is on the list.
May 14th, 2011 at 18:26 GMT
What about the Hudson River? New York City, Jersey City, Yonkers, Albany, and Hoboken (all above 50k)
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