If We Give You 3 Cities, Can You Name the Country?


By: Isadora Teich

6 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

There are nearly 200 countries around the world, and each is full of fascinating cities. Whether cities are so large that tens of millions of people live there, or so small that they don't even have their own airport, each has its own unique personality. Food and culture can vary greatly from city to city, even in a very small country. On earth, there are large global megacities like Tokyo, which is known for its futuristic towers and tiny apartments, and tiny towns like Hood River in Oregon, where less than 10,000 people live at the feet of a majestic mountain.  

As there are so many cities on earth, it can be hard to remember them all. What makes it more difficult is that some countries even have cities with the same names as cities in other countries. However, we think you can still crush it! Are you a true global geography buff who knows your stuff? Do you know where all the world's cities are? See if, based on a list of three cities, you can name the country they're in. Answer all these questions and see how you stack up when it comes to matching cities to the correct country! 

Where in the world can you find the cities of Birmingham, Phoenix and Philadelphia?

In the U.S. alone, there are over a dozen cities called Birmingham. There are also over a dozen cities called Phoenix and Philadelphia in different states. The most famous of these are Birmingham, Alabama, Phoenix, Arizona, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


Do you know where Chengu, Beijing and Shanghai are located?

All of these cities are located in China, with Beijing and Shanghai located in the far east of the country and Chengdu located in the west, closer to Tibet. Shanghai and Beijing are the largest cities on earth.


Do you know where Marseille, Toulouse and Paris are?

These three cities are all located in the Western European country of France. While Paris is world famous, Marseille is its second largest city and a historic port. Toulouse is located in the south of France.


Can you pinpoint Canberra, Melbourne and Sydney on a map?

Sydney is Australia's most populous and most famous city, known for its opera house. Canberra is the inland capital of Australia, and Melbourne is known for its famous food and coffee scene.


Can you place Granada, Sevilla and Madrid and earn a flamenco clap or two?

Granada and Sevilla are two smaller cities in the Andalusia region of Southern Spain. It 's said that Flamenco originated in Andalusia. Madrid is Spain's capital and its largest city.


Istanbul, Izmir and Ankara are in which country?

Istanbul is the largest city in Turkey, with over 13 million residents. This is roughly 20% of the entire population of the country. Ankara is its capital, and Izmir has been a port city since ancient times.


In which country are Sao Paolo, Salvador and Rio de Janeiro?

With a population of over 200 million people, Brazil is one of the most populated countries on earth. It's also highly urbanized, with nearly 90% of the population living in or around cities.


Do you know where you can visit Mumbai, Puducherry and Chennai?

Mumbai is India's main commercial and financial center and largest city. Chennai is located in the south of India and is both an industrial and music hub. Puducherry is also known as Pondicherry and is famous for its Aurobindo Ashram.


Where in the world are the cities of Tehran, Qom and Shiraz?

Iran is a Middle Eastern country known historically for creating beautiful Persian rugs and placing a high cultural value on gardens. Tehran is its largest city, with a population of over 8 million people.


Do you know where Montreal, Vancouver and Toronto are, eh?

Canada is one of the largest countries in the world by area; however, it has a very small population comparatively. Most of the country is sparsely populated, with most of its 37 million people living in and around its major cities, like Toronto.


Can you place Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt on the map?

Lagos is the most populous city in Nigeria and all of the African continent, with an estimated population of over 20 million people. It's also one of the fastest growing cities on earth. Abuja is the capital, and Port Harcourt is a thriving port city.


Do you need your mummy to tell you where the cities of Cairo, Alexandria and Giza are?

Egypt is located in Northern Africa. Cairo is the largest city in the Middle East, with a population of 20 million. Alexandria is a large historic port city founded by Alexander the Great. Giza is the third-largest city in Egypt and the site of famous pyramids.


Hold my beer! Where are Berlin, Dresden and Frankfurt?

Berlin, Dresden and Frankfurt are cities in the European country of Germany. Berlin is the capital and largest city of Germany. Dresden is known for its architecture and porcelain. Frankfurt is Germany's financial capital.


¿Dónde están Cancún, Puebla y Oaxaca?

Mexico is famous for its food, its cultural festivals and its beaches, but there is a lot more to this country. Cancún is a famous tourist beach destination, Puebla is a large city known for its colonial architecture and Oaxaca is known for its food and indigenous cultures.


Where are the cities of Hiroshima, Tokyo and Osaka?

Tokyo is one of the largest cities on earth. However, Tokyo, along with Osaka, are considered to be some of the world's most livable cities. Despite being destroyed by a U.S. atomic bomb in World War II, today Hiroshima is a bustling city of over 1 million people.


Can you pinpoint Moscow, Saint Petersburg and Kazan on a map?

Russia is the world's largest country by landmass, at over 6.5 million square miles in size. It currently has the 9th largest population on earth. However, its population is projected to shrink by more than 20% by 2050.


Where on earth can you find Bangkok, Chiang Mai and Pattaya City?

Bangkok is a massive city, with a population of over 14 million people. Chiang Mai is a northern Thai city famous for its misty mountains. Pattaya is a famous beach resort city near Bangkok.


Oi mate, do you know which country Brighton, London and Liverpool belong to?

London is one of the world's global cities, with a diverse population of over 8 million. Brighton is a famously bohemian beach town near London, and Liverpool is a port city famous for its football teams and as the birthplace of the Beatles.


You might have seen the movie, but do you know which country you can find Casablanca, Marrakesh and Chefchaouen in?

Morocco is a city in North Africa, across the water from Gibraltar and Spain. Casablanca is its largest city. Marrakesh is a thriving city called "The Jewel of the South." Chefchaouen is a mountain city famous for its light blue buildings.


Do you know where Wellington, Auckland and Dunedin are?

Auckland is the largest city in New Zealand, with a population of over 1.5 million. The famously windy Wellington is known for its culinary and cultural scenes. Dunedin is sometimes called the Edinburgh of New Zealand, and it's known for its universities and architecture.


Can you place the cities of Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisimu correctly?

Nairobi is the capital and largest city of the African country of Kenya. Mombasa is a coastal city along the Indian Ocean and the country's oldest city. Kisimu is a port city on Lake Victoria known for its animal sanctuaries and orphanages.


Where are the cities of Zagreb, Split and Dubrovnik?

Zagreb is the capital and largest city of Croatia. Split is a city famous for its sweeping beaches and rocky coves. Dubrovnik is a port city that sits on the Adriatic Sea, made famous by being a "Star Wars" and "Game of Thrones" filming location.


All roads might lead to Rome, but where are Rome, Verona and Florence?

Rome is the capital of Italy, a famous city with more than 3,000 years of history attached. Verona is a northern Italian city that is famous as the setting of Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet." Florence is famous for its architecture and Renaissance art.


Where in the western hemisphere can you find the cities of Bogota, Cartagena and Cali?

Bogota is the capital and largest city in Colombia, with a population of over 8 million. Cartagena sits on the Caribbean coast and is known for its beaches and colonial architecture. Cali is a large city known for salsa dancing.


Can you name the country where the cities of Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi and Da Nang are?

Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon, is the business and financial hub of Vietnam with a population of over 8 million. Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam and famous for its street food. Da Nang is a former French colonial port known for its beaches.


Can you name the island nation where the cities of Malé, Fuvahmulah and Seenu are?

The Maldives are a chain of over a thousand islands in the Indian Ocean south of India and Sri Lanka. Malé, with a population of over 100,000, is the capital and most populous city.


The cities of Zurich, Geneva and Bern are in which famously mountainous country?

Switzerland is famous for the Swiss Alps, its mountain vistas and winter sport opportunities. Bern is the capital of the country. Geneva is the largest city in the French-speaking portion of Switzerland. Zurich is a global financial center and the largest Swiss city.


Where can you find Manila, Cebu City and Quezon City?

The Philippines is an archipelago nation in Maritime Southeast Asia that contains over 7000 islands. Its capital, Manila, is the most densely populated city on earth. This country was a Spanish colony for over 300 years.


The cities of Monrovia, Gbarnga and Harper can be found in which country?

Liberia is a West African country with a population of over 4 million. It was the first country in Africa to declare independence and is Africa's first and oldest modern republic.


Where can you find the cities of Bamako, Timbuktu and Gao?

Bamako is the capital and largest city of Mali, with a population of about 2 million. Timbuktu is an ancient city and historical trading post. Gao sits on the Niger River about 200 miles from Timbuktu.


Is it all Greek to you, or do you know where Athens, Thessaloniki and Corinth are?

Athens is the capital and largest city of Greece. It's one of the world's oldest cities. Thessaloniki is considered to be the cultural capital of Greece and is famous for its festivals. Corinth is another ancient city.


Do you know where Stockholm, Malmö and Gothenburg are?

Stockholm is the capital of Sweden. It's a unique city, as it's made up of over a dozen islands and fifty bridges. Malmo is a coastal city connected to Copenhagen, Denmark via a tunnel-bridge. Gothenburg is a seaport city.


Can you place Dar es Salaam, Dodoma and Mwanza?

Dar es Salaam is a major commercial port with a population of over 4 million on Tanzania's Indian Ocean coast. Dodoma is the capital city of Tanzania. Mwanza is a city known for its unusual rock formations, Hindu temples and mosques.


Can you tango your way to the country where Salta, Cordoba and Buenos Aires are?

Cordoba is a large city that is home to one of South America's oldest universities, the University of Córdoba. The capital and largest city of Argentina is Buenos Aires, which is one of the biggest tourist destinations in South America. Salta is a city in a mountainous province known for its colonial architecture.


Do you know where Pyongyang, Wonsan and Hamhung are?

Pyongyang is the capital and largest city of North Korea, with a population of over 3 million. Wonsan is a port city and naval base. Hamhung is the second-largest urban area in the country and known as an industrial city.


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