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Old 01-21-2023, 02:48 AM
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In what foreign country can you name the most cities. Foreign = any country that you have never lived i. I would have to exclude USA and Canada.

During my nap, I named 40 in Germany. haven't tried the others. Eligible are cities of decent size that you KNOW exit, not just hypothetical names that probably exist, like San Jose, Mexico.

Most well-known countries, I'd hit the wall before about five. Tomorrow's nap, I'll try for 100 in Mexico.
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Old 01-21-2023, 05:44 AM
Location: United Kingdom
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For the USA I can name about 60, mainly because it has many large and well known cities in the English speaking word. Then after that I can name 35 in Spain, 35 in Germany and 30 in Italy. Most of these are because of my interest in European football.
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Old 01-21-2023, 01:05 PM
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Depends on the country. For some, I’ve got a good grasp, others less so. As a Canuck, I could easily name over 100 in the US, though nowhere near as many in Mexico.

Without directly counting, I can name a lot of cities in (I’ve excluded Australia, as I currently live there):


And some other ones as well
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Old 01-21-2023, 08:32 PM
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I hit the 100 mark for Mexico. But filling out the last ten took a lot of effort. Some lovely names like Cienega del Toro, and Oxcutzcab.
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Old 01-22-2023, 04:42 AM
Location: West Seattle
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Canada: 41

ON: Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, Pickering, Markham, London, Windsor, Kitchener, Ottawa, Sault Ste. Marie, Hamilton
SK: Regina, Saskatoon
MB: Winnipeg
QC: Quebec City, Montreal, Gatineau, Laval
AB: Edmonton, Calgary, Moose Jaw, Red Deer, Slave Lake
BC: Vancouver, Sidney, Surrey, Burnaby, Richmond, White Rock, West Vancouver, North Vancouver, University Endowment Lands, Kamloops, Victoria, Prince George
YK: Whitehorse
NT: Yellowknife
NU: Iqaluit
NB: Moncton
NS: Halifax
NL: St. John's

India: 10

Delhi, Pune, Chennai, Trivandrum, Kolkata, Bangalore, Mumbai, Kota, Hyderabad, Jaipur

Russia: 12

Moscow, St. Petersburg, Sochi, Tomsk, Murmansk, Arkhangelsk, Volgograd, Novosibirsk, Krasnoyarsk, Omsk, Nizhny Novgorod, Akademgorodok

China: 10
Beijing, Tianjin, Guangzhou, Harbin, Ürümqi, Hangzhou, Xi'an, Chongqing, Shanghai, Lhasa

Hungary: 10

Budapest, Budaörs, Győr, Balaton, Székesfehérvár, Esztergom, Debrecen, Miskolc, Szeged, Pécs

Ugh I feel dumb but it's after 3:30 am and I'm super tired
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Old 01-22-2023, 08:05 AM
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Just made 40 in France, but only because I knew the capitals of the overseas depaartments
Stuck in 30s for Italy, Spain.
Only around 15 for Russia, India, Australia
Brazil iand Romania in the 20s.

Canada I could probably do 250, but I lived there.
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Old 01-22-2023, 08:51 AM
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Location: Great Britain
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Obviously I am most familiar with my own country and other European neighbouring countries with close links by rail, ferry or air.

I can name just about every European city, as well as most major cities across the world.
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Old 01-26-2023, 08:26 AM
Location: São Paulo, Brazil
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Capitals, I can name almost all.

For other countries, without googling:
Argentina: Buenos Aires, La Plata, Bariloche, Puerto Iguazú, Ushuaia, Mendoza, Rosário, Córdoba, Mar del Plata, Comodoro Rivadávia, Tigre, Santiago del Estero, Corrientes, Posadas
Chile: Santiago, Antofagasta, Viña del Mar, Valparaíso, Puerto Montt
Bolívia: La Paz, Sucre, Cochabamba, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Oruro
Peru: Lima, Arequipa, Chiclayo, Trujillo, Cuzco
Colômbia: Bogotá, Medellín, Barranquilla, Tolima, Letícia
Paraguay: Asunción, Ciudad del Este, Pedro Juan Caballero
Uruguay: Mondevideo, Colónia del Sacramento, Punta del Este
México: Ciudad de México, Monterrey, Acapulco, Cancún, Guadalajara, Saltillo, Tijuana, Toluca, Tangamandápio
Cuba: La Habana, Varadero, Guantánamo
Dominican Republic: Santo Domingo, Punta Cana
Honduras: Tegucigalpa, San Pedro Sula
USA: Washington DC, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, Miami, Orlando, San José, San Francisco, Palo Alto, Dallas, Austin, Seattle, Fort Lauderdale, Boston, Cleveland, Detroit, Cincinatti, Philadelphia, Las Vegas, Wilmington, Salt Lake City, Boise, Minneapolis, Indianapolis, Denver, Aspen, Honolulu, Juneau, Anchorage
Canada: Ottawa, Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, Winnipeg, Calgary, Quebec City
Portugal: Lisboa, Porto, Póvoa do Varzim, Penafiel, Braga, Sagres, Setúbal, Coimbra, Funchal, Aveiro, Évora, Vila Nova de Gaia, Ponta Delgada, Estoril, Viseu, Lamego
Spain: Madrid, Barcelona, Cádiz, Sevilla, Vigo, La Coruña, Toledo, Segóvia, Málaga, Palma de Mallorca, Salamanca, Zaragoza, Mérida, Lleida, Alicante, Bilbao, Santander
France: Paris, Nice, Strasbourg, Cannes, Lyon, Marseille, Toulouse, Bordeaux, Amboise, Rennes, Chamonix, Biarritz, Le Havre, Pontoise, Grenoble, Limoges
Italy: Rome, Milan, Naples, Torino, Palermo, Catania, Gela, Ferrara, Bologna, Veneza, Foggia, Taranto, Agrigento, Salerno, Firenze, Modena, Trieste, Aosta, L'Aquila, Pesaro, Genova, Verona, Padova, Cortina d'Ampezzo, Rimini, Alberobello, Polignano a Mare
Germany: Berlin, München, Stuttgart, Hamburg, Bremen, Frankfurt, Hannover, Leipzig, Oberammergau, Nuremberg, Passau, Rostock, Düsseldorf, Dortmund, Darmstadt, Augsburg, Regensburg, Baden Baden, Potsdam, Eisenach, Bonn, Heidelberg, Rothemburg ob der Tauber
Austria: Vienna, Salzburg, Linz, Graz, Innsbruck, Bregenz, Melk, Mondsee, Halstatt
Switzerland: Bern, Lausanne, Genève, Zürich, Lucerne, Glarus, St Moritz, St Gallen, Chur, Zermatt, Lugano, Basel
Britain: London, Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Edumburgh, Bristol, Cardiff, Belfast, Birmingham, Swansea
Poland: Warsaw, Krachow, Wroclaw, Lodz, Gdansk, Wadowice
Sweden: Stockholm, Gotemburg, Malmö, Uppsala, Lulea
Norway: Oslo, Bergen, Trondheim, Tromso
Czechia: Praha, Brno, Plsen
Greece: Athenas, Thessaloniki, Larissa, Heraklion, Sparta, Korinthos, Santorini
Denmark: Copenhagen, Aarhus, Odense
Netherlands: Amsterdam, Den Haag, Rotterdam, Maastricht, Utrecht
Belgium: Brussels, Antwerpen, Bruges, Liège, Ghent
Romania: Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca, Timisoara, Constança
Russia: Moscow, St Petersburg, Vladivostok, Samara, Ekaterinburg, Sóchi, Murmansk, Oymyakon
Saudi Arabia: Riyadh, Mecca, Medina
India: New Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Goa, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad
China: Beijing, Shanghai, Chongqing, Tianjin, Guangzhou, Suzhou, Changsha, Shenzhen, Harbin, Xi'an, Wuhan, Nanjing, Chengdu, Dalian
Japan: Tokyo, Kyoto, Yokohama, Kobe, Sapporo, Nara, Osaka, Nagoya, Hiroshima, Nagasaki
Indonesia: Jakarta, Cirebom, Bali, Surabaya
Philippines: Manila, Quezón, Luzón
South Africa: Cape Town, Pretoria, Durban, Johannesburg, Bloemfontein
Egypt: Cairo, Luxor, Alexandria, Al Jizah
Morocco: Rabat, Casablanca, Marrakesh, Fez, Tangier
Angola: Luanda, Lobito, Malanje
Senegal: Dhakar, Ziguinchor
Australia: Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne, Alice Springs, Perth, Hobart, Adelaide, Brisbane
New Zealand: Wellingont, Auckland, Christchurch
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Old 01-26-2023, 02:14 PM
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Canada: 41

BC: Vancouver, Sidney, Surrey, Burnaby, Richmond, White Rock, West Vancouver, North Vancouver, University Endowment Lands, Kamloops, Victoria, Prince George
University Endowment Lands?

(I know it exists. Just a weird choice!)
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Old 01-26-2023, 02:17 PM
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I was going to make a spinoff thread about how many countries can you not name a single city without cheating. It was really humbling because I thought I knew a bit about most of the world, but I really can't name a single city in the majority of countries. I went through and broke it down into able to name0, able to name 1, and able to name more than 1. Here is the list of countries I was able to name two(2) or more places:


Saudi Arabia
South Africa
South Korea
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom

It is really hard to do on the spot. Some place like Peru I know several cities there academically. when I see their names afterwards I know the city immediately and some fact or two about it. But on the spot I cannot think of them for some reason. I'm not sure if anyone else has this feeling
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