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Old 05-06-2018, 10:45 PM
 
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Can anyone tell me if I'm missing any?

America, Canada, Brazil, China, Australia, New Zealand, Turkey, India, Vietnam, South Africa, U.A.E, Israel(Depending on your view point)

Honorable mention. Germany (Berlin is the largest city but not the largest metro area)
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Old 05-07-2018, 12:28 AM
 
Location: Brisbane
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Can anyone tell me if I'm missing any?

America, Canada, Brazil, China, Australia, New Zealand, Turkey, India, Vietnam, South Africa, U.A.E, Israel(Depending on your view point)

Honorable mention. Germany (Berlin is the largest city but not the largest metro area)
Switzetland and Morocco come immediately to mind.
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Old 05-07-2018, 01:07 AM
 
Location: Taipei, Taiwan
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In alphabetical order:

Australia
Belize
Benin
Bolivia
Brazil
Cameroon
Canada
China
Côte d'Ivoire
Ecuador
Equatorial Guinea
India
Kazakhstan
Liechtenstein
Malta
Micronesia
Morocco
Myanmar
New Zealand
Nigeria
Pakistan
Palau
The Philippines
San Marino
South Africa
Sudan
Sri Lanka
Switzerland
Tanzania
Trinidad and Tobago
Turkey
United Arab Emirates
United States
Vietnam
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Old 05-07-2018, 08:04 AM
 
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In alphabetical order:

Australia
Belize
Benin
Bolivia
Brazil
Cameroon
Canada
China
Côte d'Ivoire
Ecuador
Equatorial Guinea
India
Kazakhstan
Liechtenstein
Malta
Micronesia
Morocco
Myanmar
New Zealand
Nigeria
Pakistan
Palau
The Philippines
San Marino
South Africa
Sudan
Sri Lanka
Switzerland
Tanzania
Trinidad and Tobago
Turkey
United Arab Emirates
United States
Vietnam

Informative list although Trinidad and Tobago technically doesn't belong...the cities seen as larger than the capital are other areas of the capital region...technically it qualifies but in reality it doesn't function that way....makes me wonder how many of these on the list function that way where districts of the capital region have more people than the formal city boundaries of the capital...I think the same thing is true of the Philippines...very good list regardless
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Old 05-07-2018, 01:34 PM
 
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In alphabetical order:

Australia
Belize
Benin
Bolivia
Brazil
Cameroon
Canada
China
Côte d'Ivoire
Ecuador
Equatorial Guinea
India
Kazakhstan
Liechtenstein
Malta
Micronesia
Morocco
Myanmar
New Zealand
Nigeria
Pakistan
Palau
The Philippines
San Marino
South Africa
Sudan
Sri Lanka
Switzerland
Tanzania
Trinidad and Tobago
Turkey
United Arab Emirates
United States
Vietnam
Nice. I did know about Pakistan and Morocco just forgot about them. I thought about Switzerland but I thought Bern was the biggest city. The rest that you added I didn't know about.

Edit: Also forgot Lagos isn't the capital of Nigeria.
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Old 05-07-2018, 01:50 PM
 
Location: Taipei, Taiwan
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Informative list although Trinidad and Tobago technically doesn't belong...the cities seen as larger than the capital are other areas of the capital region...technically it qualifies but in reality it doesn't function that way....makes me wonder how many of these on the list function that way where districts of the capital region have more people than the formal city boundaries of the capital...I think the same thing is true of the Philippines...very good list regardless
The list is from wikipedia. There's a whole page dedicated to it.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...rgest_city.PNG
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Old 05-08-2018, 02:28 AM
 
Location: Cebu, Philippines
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The Wikipedia population figure given for City of London is 9,401, so I guess that would qualify.
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Old 05-08-2018, 09:35 AM
 
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Informative list although Trinidad and Tobago technically doesn't belong...the cities seen as larger than the capital are other areas of the capital region...technically it qualifies but in reality it doesn't function that way....makes me wonder how many of these on the list function that way where districts of the capital region have more people than the formal city boundaries of the capital...I think the same thing is true of the Philippines...very good list regardless
The same for Bolívia although the ppl difference among La Paz and Santa Cruz conurban area is only 150.000 ppl more for La Paz (both having little more than 2 million ppl)
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Old 05-08-2018, 11:38 AM
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Location: Norwich, UK
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The Wikipedia population figure given for City of London is 9,401, so I guess that would qualify.
City of London is a district in London. London itself has a population of 8.9 million so is definitely the largest city in the UK.

Syria used to be on the list too, though Aleppo is now smaller than Damascus due to the conflict there.
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Old 05-08-2018, 11:59 AM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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I think it is more common than not, except in very small countries.

Capital cities are often intentionally designated away from the largest city, typically the primary economic center, in order to remove or reduce the influence of that city's chiefs on the broader needs of the country as a whole.

You can see this in most of the sub-national capitals in the US states, as well.
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