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Name the 5 (or less) largest city agglomerations by length of their common sporcle spelling (>1million)
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Feb 10th, 2010 at 21:02 GMT
Minor correction: you have Cairo listed in India. I've seen Nizhny commonly anglicized as Nizhniy as well. Might be good to accept either way?
Feb 11th, 2010 at 07:15 GMT
Has anyone else noticed that Virginia Beach is in a heck of a lot of quizzes? Now it's breaking into the world scene...
Feb 11th, 2010 at 22:28 GMT
Really good quiz! Makes you think.
Feb 11th, 2010 at 22:42 GMT
I'm pissed at myself for not getting any of the 3's.
Feb 12th, 2010 at 00:43 GMT
I never noticed how many megacities have 5 letters until neither Lagos nor Dhaka made it to this quiz.
Feb 12th, 2010 at 02:36 GMT
Really good quiz: a definite challenge.
Feb 12th, 2010 at 04:17 GMT
cant believe i forgot vishakhapatnam and dnipropetrovsk
Feb 12th, 2010 at 14:00 GMT
i got vishakhapatnam. was hoping for thiruvananthapuram and dharamshala too
Feb 12th, 2010 at 17:58 GMT
Apparently my mental list of 4-letter cities includes both Riga and Oslo, but not Kiev. What's up with that?
Feb 12th, 2010 at 23:38 GMT
Feb 13th, 2010 at 01:26 GMT
I'd have thought Goa would be there. Wikipedia lists it as 1,400,000 though your source obviously disagrees. Also 24 million for Guangzhou seems high to me.
Feb 13th, 2010 at 03:25 GMT
Saint Petersburg. That's 15 letters, not 12!
Feb 13th, 2010 at 16:33 GMT
I think you should consider accepting Qum as an alternative spelling for Qom [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qom]. That's the only 3-letter entry I thought I knew.
Feb 13th, 2010 at 19:59 GMT
I second tiagolandi: "Saint Petersburg" is 15 letters, the 12-letter spelling is just an abbreviation. @ghosty: Goa is a not a city, it's a state (and not a city-state).
Feb 17th, 2010 at 16:16 GMT
Alternative spellings "Dnipropetrovsk," "Dnieperpetrovsk," and "Teheran" could/should be accepted... so should "Kyiv," although I didn't remember it so don't know whether you already accept it. GOod stuff-- it's always funny to see a list with the likes of both Vishakhapatnam and Virginia Beach...
Feb 18th, 2010 at 04:43 GMT
@ ghosty Goa is a state.
Feb 18th, 2010 at 06:59 GMT
how come you used only "new york" but included the "city" for "mexico city?" Shouldn't there be some repetition?
Feb 20th, 2010 at 13:09 GMT
You've also missed Kano, Nigeria. According to this source (http://www.geonames.org/NG/largest-cities-in-nigeria.html) and Wikipedia it has a population of around 3.6 million
Feb 22nd, 2010 at 03:37 GMT
you should specify "METRO AREA" because san francisco isnt even a million people within city limits
Feb 22nd, 2010 at 16:46 GMT
Should Virginia Beach be considered the primary city in that metro area? It seems to me that it should be Norfolk. Good quiz, though.
Feb 25th, 2010 at 04:41 GMT
@zeppeiin19: New York is the official name of the city; people only refer to it as New York City to distinguish it from New York state. In contrast, Mexico City is the official name of that city.
Feb 25th, 2010 at 04:47 GMT
@wst: According to the source the quizmaker is using, however, Kano only has a population of 3,375,000, and so just barely misses the cut.
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