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Are You Globally Informed Enough to Recognize All of These Foreign Cities? A Quiz on Famous Cities

Know any of the biggest cities in the planet? What about the capital cities? Can you identify a city by its famous buildings, events, or cuisine? You'll ace this quiz on famous cities if you are familiar with all of this information.

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Which of the world’s most populated cities is home to the first figure-eight Ferris wheel and is a gambling haven?

Las Vegas

Edinburgh

Macau

Monaco

Macau
The first figure-8 Ferris wheel in the world, the Golden Reel in Studio City stands 426 feet tall. The Ferris wheel, which has an industrial revolution theme, transports passengers on an exhilarating journey around the track while providing breathtaking views of the South China Sea.

The Salthill Promenade, the Spanish Arch, and the Latin Quarter are all located in which colorful Irish city?

Galway

Dublin

Cork

Westport

Galway
Galway boasts 435 pubs in addition to the aforementioned tourist attractions, which is amazing given how tiny the city is. The biggest medieval parish church currently in operation in Ireland is located there as well.

 What city has the greatest catacomb network in the world, with over 1,200 miles of tunnels?

Paris

Odesa

Kiev

Nice

Odesa
The maze of catacombs that snake beneath the Ukrainian city of Odesa is primarily the result of stone mining. Coquina, which is used as a construction stone, is extensively mined there.

Which city, perched above the vast El Tajo gorge, is the location of a storied bullring from the 18th century?

San Francisco

Granada

Ronda

Bilbao

Ronda
There is a wonderfully stunning city in Spain’s Malaga province. Ronda, which dates to Moorish domination in the fifteenth century, is perched atop the El Tajo gorge and is connected to it by the Puente Nuevo stone bridge. The Plaza de Toros is another landmark of the city.

What city is home to the world’s tallest cable car, which soars to a height of 15,633 feet?

La Paz

Mérida

Buenos Aires

Lima

Mérida
The Mukumbar cable car system, the tallest in the world, is located in Mérida, Venezuela. The system carries passengers on a journey of about 8 miles, starting at 5,174 feet and ending at 15,633 feet atop Pico Espejo.

Which city is the location of the brightest light beam in the world, which is made up of 39 separate lights and produces more than 40 billion candlepower?

London

Seattle

Berlin

Las Vegas

Las Vegas
The Luxor Sky Beam, the strongest beam in the world at 42.3 billion candelas, is located in Las Vegas. Additionally, the city hosts about 114,000 marriages annually, second only to Istanbul with 166,000.

What city’s Sugarloaf Mountain rises from Guanabara Bay?

Nice

Honululu

Rio de Janeiro

Singapore

Rio de Janeiro
Because of its form and the fact that the Portuguese harvested a lot of sugarcane in Brazil, Rio de Janeiro’s Sugarloaf Mountain was given that name. For an amazing perspective of the city and the Atlantic Ocean, take a cable car to Sugarloaf, which rises 4,237 feet above the ocean.

What city hosts a 500-mile auto race during Memorial Day weekend every year?

Sonoma

Indianapolis

Daytona

Chicago

Indianapolis
The Indianapolis 500 (also known as the Indy 500) has been staged on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway since 1911 over Memorial Day weekend. Imagine how sluggish the inaugural Indianapolis 500 must have been—it finished in 6 hours and 42 minutes, at 74.59 mph on average. The quickest race, in contrast, took place in 2013 and was completed in 2 hours and 40 minutes at an average speed of 187.43 mph.

What city, with 20.1 million people, is the ninth most populous in the world and home to Bollywood?

Cannes

Jaipur

Mumbai

Agra

Mumbai
Bollywood produces 1,600 films annually, which is three times as many as Hollywood, and Mumbai is the center of this business. Mumbai is not only one of the most populated cities in India, but it is also the richest.

Which city is the birthplace of pizza and pizza delivery, and where is the Pizza Margherita from?

Milan

Monte Carlo

Rome

Naples

Naples
Pizza, one of the most popular foods in the world, was created in Naples, a port city. Queen Margherita, who traveled to Naples in 1889 with King Umberto I, is honored by the name of the pizza Margherita. The royal meal, which was made with tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil, is regarded as the very first pizza delivery.

The world’s fourth most populous city, which was once the capital of the Mughals, is bordered by the rivers Buriganga, Turag, Dhaleshwari, and Shitalakshya. Give this city a name.

Lhasa

Dhaka

Denpasar

Ashgabat

Dhaka
Bangladesh’s present capital is Dhaka. Dhaka served as the Mughal dynasty of Bengal’s capital throughout the 17th century. As a result, the city is dotted with mosques and palaces, notably Khan Mohammad Masjid and Lalbagh Fort.

Which European city is home to the stunning gothic church La Sagrada Familia, which is always under construction?

Frankfurt

Lisbon

Barcelona

Madrid

Barcelona
La Sagrada Familia has taken a century to complete and is still under construction. The Gaudi masterpiece’s construction started in 1882, and its anticipated completion date is beyond 2026. (the pandemic forced this date back).

Which city hosts South By Southwest, a sizable spring arts event that is sometimes abbreviated as “SXSW”?

Quito

Houston

Austin

Salt Lake City

Austin
South by Southwest (SXSW) features events for fans of both movies and music. The festival is named after the Alfred Hitchcock movie and is held annually in Austin.

What city does the Iditarod, known for its annual long-distance sled race, start from?

Juneau

Anchorage

Yellowknife

Fairbanks

Anchorage
Since 1973, 16-dog teams have competed in the annual Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, covering approximately 1,000 miles in around two weeks. 8 days, 19 hours, and 46 minutes was the quickest time.

What is Australia’s capital, yet only the eighth-biggest city in the nation, and the largest inland city on the continent?

Melbourne

Canberra

Sydney

Ho Chi Minh City

Canberra
Canberra, the capital of Australia, is the eighth-largest city in the nation and one of the few that was totally planned. The city’s suburbs are named after past prime ministers because it is the nation’s capital.

What city is known as the “Bride of the Sea,” and how did the city’s doge make it official by putting a ring on it?

Venice

Nice

Bucharest

Melbourne

Venice
Venice chose to form their official marriage to the sea since they are so in love with it. In a public ceremony, Venice’s doge, a leading magistrate, throws a ring into the water to symbolize their union. Hence, “Bride of the Sea” as a moniker.

Which city is known as “The Big Easy” for its laid-back attitude in contrast to the hectic Big Apple?

New Orleans

Orlando

Austin

San Diego

New Orleans
The term “The Big Easy” was coined to contrast the lifestyles of New Orleans and New York, also known as “The Big Apple,” with New Orleans being much more relaxed and, well, “easy,” while New York is known as the “City that Never Sleeps.” The name is attributed to New Orleans gossip

Which city, historically located between Asia and Europe, was once recognized by the memorable song by They Might Be Giants, Constantinople?

Istanbul

Warsaw

Thimpu

Fez

Istanbul
When you visit Turkey’s most vibrant city, Istanbul, you may tour both the “European side,” which is home to the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia, and the “Asian side,” which is home to the palaces of Khedive and Beylerbeyi. Enjoy your “Turkish pleasure on a beautiful night,” wherever you end up.

What is the name of Peru’s capital city, which has the name of a nutritious bean?

Pinto

Lima

Cannellini

Garbanzo

Lima
The bean is named for Lima, Peru, where it has been grown for 9,000 years. Their name, “lunatus,” which translates to “half-moon” in Peruvian, refers to their form.

Which capital is referred to as the “Pearl of the Danube” and is distinguished by two independent cities that merged?

Budapest

Vienna

Bratislava

Bucharest

Budapest
When you visit Budapest, Hungary’s capital divided into Buda and Pest by the Danube, you’ll quickly understand why it was given the moniker “The Pearl of the Danube.” Along the river’s banks are some of the most lavish structures, including the amazing Hungarian Parliament.

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