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21st Aug 2022

QUIZ: Which of these cities has a bigger population than Ireland?

Eric Lalor

Select the cities from a list in less than a minute.

There are many cities around the world with a bigger population than our entire country. There are far too many to mention, in fact, but we’re only asking you to name a select few.

To clarify the criteria, as of the last Census in 2016, the population of the Republic of Ireland is a little under 4.8 million (4,757,976 to be precise). Recent estimates suggest it’s closer to 4.9 million.

With all that in mind, we have had to select cities which have a far greater population than 4.9 million (according to in order to avoid litigation and outright rage.

We’ve given you 15 options and eight of them have populations bigger than the Republic of Ireland.

How many can you get right?

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