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Old 09-22-2014, 12:50 PM
 
Location: London, UK
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Are there any cities with populations more than 10 million that are built in extreme locations?

Extreme location can mean somewhere very hilly, a very hot or cold climate, next to a very dangerous river or on a very high elevation.

Cities that would count for a Megacity are cities with a metropolitan area of at least 10 Million or more.
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Old 09-22-2014, 02:27 PM
 
Location: In transition
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Moscow is the only one that comes to mind but it's not really that extreme. Harbin which has a population of 5 million is much more extreme IMO
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Old 09-22-2014, 03:14 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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Does 2250m (7400 feet) count as "very high elevation"? If so, then Mexico City definitely qualifies.
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Old 09-22-2014, 03:30 PM
 
Location: London, UK
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I'm trying to think of a large city that's built in an extreme area. One is Quito but it isn't a mega city.

The closet may be Moscow and Mexico city. I'd say Beijing due to climate but I don't know the population..
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Old 09-22-2014, 03:32 PM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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Cairo, Lahore, Karachi, Delhi, Mumbai, Calcutta, Dhaka, Bangkok, Manila, Jakarta

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Old 09-22-2014, 04:03 PM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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I'm trying to think of a large city that's built in an extreme area. One is Quito but it isn't a mega city.

The closet may be Moscow and Mexico city. I'd say Beijing due to climate but I don't know the population..
Beijing is not that extreme with a average high/low of 17.9/7.2 degrees celsius and 572 mm precipitation.
Delhi and Lahore average highs of 35-40 for 4 months per year.
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Old 09-23-2014, 02:14 AM
 
Location: NW Indiana
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I believe the Edmunton Canada is the furthest north major city.
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Old 09-23-2014, 03:56 AM
 
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Beijing is extreme due to the horrific weather. Ignore the latitude thing, but the fact it's on the edge of steppe, taiga and desert. Great place to put a defensive capital against the Mongols and trade links to north and central Asia, terrible place in terms of weather.

Winter is brutal, most days under 0C but the wind chill cruel - despite temperatures of -20C, no snow


http://static.squarespace.com


http://images.china.cn



Spring brings dust storms (which can also happen in winter) where visibility falls to a few metres for days, also with a mass 'flowering' of tree catkins that the long-suffering residents are getting militant about now, and complaining to the authorities about their choice of plantation. This is not a great time to be an asthma or hayfever sufferer.


http://s.imwx.com


www.guardian.co.uk

Summer is broiling, often over 30 C and frequently over 40, but it's the humidity that'll get you. Torrential rainstorms.


http://english.peopledaily.com.cn



www.scmp.com

2014 heatwave sees the air conditioned metro invaded:


http://bambooinnovator.files.wordpress.com


http://news.xinhuanet.com


Autumn is the only good season - clear skies and sun.


http://tourbeijing.com


http://flashpackatforty.com

Ultimately not the best placing for 20 million people.

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Old 09-23-2014, 04:09 AM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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Beijing is extreme due to the horrific weather. Ignore the latitude thing, but the fact it's on the edge of steppe, taiga and desert. Great place to put a defensive capital against the Mongols and trade links to north and central Asia, terrible place in terms of weather.

Winter is cruel, most days under 0C but the wind chill is brutal - despite temperatures of -20C, no snow

Spring brings dust storms (which can also happen in winter) where visibility falls to a few metres for days, also with a mass 'flowering' of tree catkins that the long-suffering residents are getting militant about now, and complaining to the authorities about their choice of plantation. This is not a great time to be an asthma or hayfever sufferer.

Summer is broiling and humid, often over 30 C and frequently over 40.


Ultimately not the best placing for 20 million people.
Autumn is the only good season - clear skies and sun.
Not that extreme compared to Lahore.
Average daytime temperatures there from April to September = 37 degrees celsius
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Old 09-23-2014, 04:30 AM
 
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Another one in the region, Sapporo, Japan - the world's snowiest city (2 million population, 630cm average per year), in the world's snowiest region


http://www.japanesesearch.com/2014-s...ival-hokkaido/


www.commonsenseevaluation.com, Home page for Geoff-Hart.com
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