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    How many cities with a population of more than 5 million have you visited?

    According to Wikipedia, there are 81 cities with a population of more than 5 million people, see here: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_largest_cities

    I've been to 21. How many have you visited? My tally is limited by the fact that I've never been to the USA, but boosted by visiting lots of places in China.

    Edit: As suggested by Sporting I will also be keeping track and seeing if there are any of the 81 cities that have not been graced by the presence of any OTFers. The full list is:

    1. Tokyo - Wouter D
    2. Delhi - Walt Flanagans Dog
    3. Shanghai - balderdasha
    4. Sao Paulo - ad hoc
    5. Mexico City - balderdasha
    6. Cairo - Wouter D
    7. Mumbai - Duncan Gardner
    8. Beijing - balderdasha
    9. Dhaka - ad hoc
    10. Osaka - Wouter D
    11. New York City - ad hoc
    12. Karachi - ad hoc
    13. Buenos Aires - Wouter D
    14. Chongqing - balderdasha
    15. Istanbul - balderdasha
    16. Kolkata - colchestersid
    17. Manila - ad hoc
    18. Lagos - Tactical Genius
    19. Rio de Janeiro - ad hoc
    20. Tianjin - ooh aah
    21. Kinshasa - Vicarious Thrillseeker
    22. Guangzhou - balderdasha
    23. Los Angeles - ad hoc
    24. Moscow - balderdasha
    25. Shenzhen - balderdasha
    26. Lahore
    27. Bangalore - Muukalainen
    28. Paris - balderdasha
    29. Bogota - balderdasha
    30. Jakarta - ooh aah
    31. Chennai - Foot of Astaire's
    32. Lima - balderdasha
    33. Bangkok - balderdasha
    34. Seoul - ad hoc
    35. Nagoya - anton pulisov
    36. Hyderabad - ChrisJ
    37. London - balderdasha
    38. Tehran - Wouter D
    39. Chicago - ad hoc
    40. Chengdu - balderdasha
    41. Nanjing - ooh aah
    42. Wuhan - Walt Flanagans Dog
    43. Ho Chi Minh City - balderdasha
    44. Luanda
    45. Ahmedabad - ChrisJ
    46. Kuala Lumpur - ad hoc
    47. Xian - balderdasha
    48. Hong Kong - balderdasha
    49. Dongguan
    50. Hangzhou - ooh aah
    51. Foshan
    52. Shenyang
    53. Riyadh - gavc23
    54. Baghdad
    55. Santiago - Ek weet nie
    56. Surat
    57. Madrid - balderdasha
    58. Suzhou - balderdasha
    59. Pune - Foot of Astaire's
    60. Harbin - balderdasha
    61. Houston - Walt Flanagans Dog
    62. Dallas - Walt Flanagans Dog
    63. Toronto - ad hoc
    64. Dar es Salaam - ad hoc
    65. Miami - San Bernardhinault
    66. Belo Horizonte - cantagalo
    67. Singapore - ad hoc
    68. Philadelphia - ad hoc
    69. Atlanta - San Bernardhinault
    70. Fukuoka - KyleRoteJr
    71. Khartoum - Sporting
    72. Barcelona - balderdasha
    73. Johannesburg - San Bernardhinault
    74. Saint Petersburg - Wouter D
    75. Qingdao
    76. Dalian
    77. Washington DC - ad hoc
    78. Yangon - tee rex
    79. Alexandria - Wouter D
    80. Jinan
    81. Guadalajara
    Last edited by Balderdasha; 16-09-2020, 08:54.

    #2
    27 (significantly more if you count airports)

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      #3
      My list is:

      Shanghai
      Mexico City
      Beijing
      Chongqing
      Istanbul
      Guangzhou
      Moscow
      Shenzhen
      Paris
      Bogota
      Lima
      Bangkok
      London
      Chengdu
      Ho Chi Minh City
      Xian
      Hong Kong
      Madrid
      Suzhou
      Harbin
      Barcelona

      ​​​​​​

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        #4
        I'm not counting airports. My criteria is that you have to have been in a city long enough to eat a meal there and, preferably, have had at least one night's stay.

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          #5
          9 of them.

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            #6
            I just did a bit of tallying and from those cities alone I've visited the hometowns of more than 240 million people. One of the things I really value from my travels is that it gives you a way to connect with lots of people if you've visited their hometown or home country.

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              #7
              Shanghai
              Sao Paulo
              Mexico DF
              Beijing
              Dhaka
              NYC
              Karachi
              Istanbul
              Manila
              Rio
              LA
              Moscow
              Paris
              Bangkok
              Seoul
              London
              Chicago
              HCMC
              KL
              HK
              Madrid
              Toronto
              Dar es Salaam
              Singapore
              Philadelphia
              Barcelona
              Washington DC

              I've worked in 17 of them, just visited the other 10

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                #8
                I would post my list, but I'm in a linguistic quandary whether one word actually qualifies for the word "list".

                (It's London, obvs)

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                  #9
                  Do we go by UN 2018 estimates? If so, I get to 20:

                  Tokyo
                  Shanghai
                  Cairo
                  Beijing
                  Osaka
                  New York
                  Buenos Aires
                  Istanbul
                  Shenzhen
                  Paris
                  Seoul
                  London
                  Tehran
                  Xi'an
                  Hong Kong
                  Toronto
                  Barcelona
                  Saint Petersburg
                  Washington D.C.
                  Alexandria

                  I would argue with the methodology, though. Busan definitely has a larger population than Barcelona, but only the latter is on the list.

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                    #10
                    Three.

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Wouter D View Post
                      Do we go by UN 2018 estimates? If so, I get to 20:

                      Tokyo
                      Shanghai
                      Cairo
                      Beijing
                      Osaka
                      New York
                      Buenos Aires
                      Istanbul
                      Shenzhen
                      Paris
                      Seoul
                      London
                      Tehran
                      Xi'an
                      Hong Kong
                      Toronto
                      Barcelona
                      Saint Petersburg
                      Washington D.C.
                      Alexandria

                      I would argue with the methodology, though. Busan definitely has a larger population than Barcelona, but only the latter is on the list.
                      Wiki says that Busan has a population of either 3.4 million or 7 million depending on whether you're counting the central or wider metropolitan population. I think the UN figures are for central metro area.

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                        #12
                        Is there any place on the list which none of us has visited?

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                          #13
                          Luanda?

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Sporting View Post
                            Is there any place on the list which none of us has visited?
                            Interesting thought. I'll add them all to the first post and tick them off.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by ad hoc View Post
                              Luanda?
                              Not me.

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                                #16
                                Eight for me. Luanda not among them, unsurprisingly.

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                                  #17
                                  13 for me, from that list. Never having been east of Turkey keeps the number lower.

                                  Luanda not among them.

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                                    #18
                                    Tokyo
                                    Delhi
                                    Beijing
                                    Osaka
                                    New York City
                                    Los Angeles
                                    Moscow
                                    Paris
                                    Bangkok
                                    London
                                    Chicago
                                    Wuhan
                                    Kuala Lumpur
                                    Xian
                                    Houston
                                    Dallas
                                    Toronto
                                    Philadelphia
                                    Barcelona
                                    Saint Petersburg
                                    Washington DC

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                                      #19
                                      A paltry 12 - Shanghai, Beijing, NYC, Buenos Aires, Istanbul, Manila, Paris, London, Santiago, Madrid, Philadelphia and Barcelona.

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                                        #20
                                        I'm adding people's names next to the 81 cities in the first list if they're the first person to visit it, so if you've visited one that hasn't been bagged, please let me know.

                                        So far, as a whole, the board has visited 48 out of 81 cities.

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                                          #21
                                          Originally posted by Ek weet nie View Post
                                          A paltry 12 - Shanghai, Beijing, NYC, Buenos Aires, Istanbul, Manila, Paris, London, Santiago, Madrid, Philadelphia and Barcelona.
                                          Not really paltry, and you're the first person to mention visiting Santiago.

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                                            #22
                                            I've only been beyond Europe on three occasions so I wasn't expecting a high count, but I thought it might be more than the three - London, Paris and Toronto.

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                                              #23
                                              Originally posted by Balderdasha View Post
                                              According to Wikipedia, there are 81 cities with a population of more than 5 million people, see here: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_largest_cities

                                              I've been to 21. How many have you visited? My tally is limited by the fact that I've never been to the USA, but boosted by visiting lots of places in China.

                                              Edit: As suggested by Sporting I will also be keeping track and seeing if there are any of the 81 cities that have not been graced by the presence of any OTFers. The full list is:

                                              1. Tokyo - Wouter D
                                              2. Delhi - Walt Flanagans Dog
                                              3. Shanghai - balderdasha
                                              4. Sao Paulo - ad hoc
                                              5. Mexico City - balderdasha
                                              6. Cairo - Wouter D
                                              7. Mumbai
                                              8. Beijing - balderdasha
                                              9. Dhaka - ad hoc
                                              10. Osaka - Wouter D
                                              11. New York City - ad hoc
                                              12. Karachi - ad hoc
                                              13. Buenos Aires - Wouter D
                                              14. Chongqing - balderdasha
                                              15. Istanbul - balderdasha
                                              16. Kolkata
                                              17. Manila - ad hoc
                                              18. Lagos
                                              19. Rio de Janeiro - ad hoc
                                              20. Tianjin
                                              21. Kinshasa
                                              22. Guangzhou - balderdasha
                                              23. Los Angeles - ad hoc
                                              24. Moscow - balderdasha
                                              25. Shenzhen - balderdasha
                                              26. Lahore
                                              27. Bangalore
                                              28. Paris - balderdasha
                                              29. Bogota - balderdasha
                                              30. Jakarta
                                              31. Chennai
                                              32. Lima - balderdasha
                                              33. Bangkok - balderdasha
                                              34. Seoul - ad hoc
                                              35. Nagoya
                                              36. Hyderabad
                                              37. London - balderdasha
                                              38. Tehran - Wouter D
                                              39. Chicago - ad hoc
                                              40. Chengdu - balderdasha
                                              41. Nanjing
                                              42. Wuhan - Walt Flanagans Dog
                                              43. Ho Chi Minh City - balderdasha
                                              44. Luanda
                                              45. Ahmedabad
                                              46. Kuala Lumpur - ad hoc
                                              47. Xian - balderdasha
                                              48. Hong Kong - balderdasha
                                              49. Dongguan
                                              50. Hangzhou
                                              51. Foshan
                                              52. Shenyang
                                              53. Riyadh
                                              54. Baghdad
                                              55. Santiago - Ek weet nie
                                              56. Surat
                                              57. Madrid - balderdasha
                                              58. Suzhou - balderdasha
                                              59. Pune
                                              60. Harbin - balderdasha
                                              61. Houston - Walt Flanagans Dog
                                              62. Dallas - Walt Flanagans Dog
                                              63. Toronto - ad hoc
                                              64. Dar es Salaam - ad hoc
                                              65. Miami
                                              66. Belo Horizonte
                                              67. Singapore - ad hoc
                                              68. Philadelphia - ad hoc
                                              69. Atlanta
                                              70. Fukuoka
                                              71. Khartoum
                                              72. Barcelona - balderdasha
                                              73. Johannesburg
                                              74. Saint Petersburg - Wouter D
                                              75. Qingdao
                                              76. Dalian
                                              77. Washington DC - ad hoc
                                              78. Yangon
                                              79. Alexandria - Wouter D
                                              80. Jinan
                                              81. Guadalajara
                                              You can put me down for Khartoum.

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                                                #24
                                                Just 8 for me despite having ticked off 30 countries over the years, and that includes 2 airport stopovers, but I ate a meal in Istanbul airport, so what's that 6-and-a-half, maybe. NYC, Istanbul (airport), Paris, London, Singapore (airport), Philadelphia, Barcelona, DC

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                                                  #25
                                                  Miami, Atlanta, Johannesburg can be added for me

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