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Biggest Cities in Europe

Try to name the 50 most populous urban areas in Europe.
Urban population according to citypopulation.de, 2021
Includes three cities that straddle Europe and Asia
We filled in three loosely-defined areas
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Last updated: February 26, 2021
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First submittedApril 23, 2012
Times taken407,262
Average score60.0%
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Population
City
17.4 m
Moscow
16.2 m
Istanbul
14.8 m
London
11.4 m
Paris
6.70 m
Madrid
6.15 m
Milan
5.65 m
Saint Petersburg
5.60 m
The Ruhr
5.00 m
Cologne / Düsseldorf
4.88 m
Barcelona
4.75 m
Berlin
4.15 m
Naples
3.50 m
Athens
3.50 m
Rome
3.48 m
Kyiv
3.28 m
Frankfurt
3.28 m
Rotterdam / The Hague
3.15 m
Birmingham
Population
City
3.08 m
Manchester
2.88 m
Hamburg
2.73 m
Brussels
2.63 m
Budapest
2.50 m
Amsterdam
2.50 m
Lisbon
2.40 m
Stuttgart
2.35 m
Warsaw
2.33 m
Upper Silesia
2.28 m
Munich
2.25 m
Stockholm
2.23 m
Vienna
2.20 m
Bucharest
2.15 m
Leeds
2.05 m
Minsk
1.99 m
Lyon
1.88 m
Liverpool
1.87 m
Valencia
Population
City
1.73 m
Nizhny Novgorod
1.69 m
Copenhagen
1.69 m
Glasgow
1.68 m
Marseille
1.67 m
Yekaterinburg
1.63 m
Kharkiv
1.61 m
Turin
1.58 m
Mannheim
1.57 m
Sheffield
1.49 m
Newcastle
1.46 m
Prague
1.45 m
Zurich
1.44 m
Donetsk
1.43 m
Belgrade
1.40 m
Chelyabinsk
1.40 m
Dublin
1.40 m
Volgograd
100 Recent Comments
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Level 18
Sep 15, 2019
Sofia should be in this list, it's at least definitely bigger than Belgrade!
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Level 52
Sep 17, 2019
39 eh..

Nizhny Novgorod should also count Novgorod, since that's what is colloquially called.

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Level ∞
Sep 18, 2019
We used to accept Novgorod, but I was informed that the locals actually call it Nizhny. Novgorod generally refers to Veliky Novgorod.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Novgorod

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Level 60
Oct 7, 2019
These numbers seem wildly inflated - for the UK anyway. Is that a reliable source? Other sources have London at around 7.5 million and Nottingham at more like 700,000.
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Level 46
Nov 22, 2019
You should accept Nizhni Novgorod, it's another accepted transliteration
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Level 48
Feb 22, 2020
Glasgow doesn't have 1.6m population its only about 600k because if it was 1.6m then that would be almost a third of Scotland population so might need to fix that
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Level 28
May 6, 2024
the greater glasgow population is about 1.8m as of the time I'm writing this but it includes countless surrounding cities
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Level 24
Mar 5, 2020
I tried Donetsk and Nizhny Novgorod, but couldn't type them correctly...
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Level 66
Mar 28, 2020
I'm sorry but Frankfurt and Stuttgart are both under 1 million (;
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Level 26
Apr 9, 2020
This is nonsense, Chelyabinsk is not in Europe by any definition that makes sense. Hence, this definition is nonsensical.

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+1
Level 67
Apr 11, 2020
Got Volgograd, but it'd be nice if Stalingrad was accepted
+3
Level 93
Mar 18, 2021
Why would it be? That hasn't been the name in decades.
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Level 25
Apr 28, 2020
dam, never knew that yekaterinburg would be on this
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Level 23
May 12, 2020
This quiz is only copy ''100 biggest European cities'' but without map.
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Level 60
Nov 2, 2022
For starters, one has 50 answers and the other has 100 answers.
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Level 53
Jun 5, 2020
i thought istanbul was in asia but turned out that half of it is in asia and half of it is in europe
+3
Level 44
Jun 15, 2020
Please accept Nipples for Naples.
+9
Level 82
Jul 24, 2020
And button for Bhutan? Mr. President is that you? Don't you have more important responsibilities than taking quizzes right now? Like... tweeting about beans?
+1
Level 62
Jan 3, 2022
?
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Level 57
Jun 17, 2020
A bit of a side note, but why isn't Leningrad a type-in for St Petersburg?
+4
Level 64
Feb 26, 2021
For very good reasons
+2
Level 62
Jan 3, 2022
Leningrad does not exist anymore.The cities name is now St.Petersburg except that already
+1
Level 33
Apr 15, 2024
Yet Petrograd is accepted
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Level 28
Jun 19, 2020
Moscow, come on. Asian country.

Asia!

+10
Level 82
Jul 24, 2020
is this comment supposed to make sense?
+2
Level 52
Aug 5, 2020
Please accept Livarpool.
+3
Level 93
Mar 18, 2021
Please learn to spell.
+2
Level 62
Jan 3, 2022
Why,you are deliberately spelling it incorrectly.
+1
Level 30
Aug 13, 2020
Got 30...
+2
Level 48
Aug 23, 2020
I forgot prague lol
+2
Level 76
Sep 2, 2020
Mannheim doesn't really have a million inhabitants. Neither does Leeds nor Stuttgart
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Level 49
Sep 16, 2020
I can't comment on the Mannheim and Stuttgart conurbations, but "Leeds" (the West Yorkshire conurbation under the urban area definition stated at the top of this quiz) is easily over a million. Leeds + Bradford + Huddersfield combined are probably around a million, even before adding in the countless other towns in the area.
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Level 47
Sep 3, 2020
I always thought Chelyabinsk was in Asia. Apparently it's sort of on the border. Doesn't matter, because there's no real reason to split Eurasia into two continents.
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Level 66
Mar 27, 2024
No way, it's clearly east of the Urals
+5
Level 22
Sep 21, 2020
It should not say Largest Cities, but Largest Agglomerations. Frankfurt City has only 700k inhabitants ... only if you count the large region around this would sum up to what is depicted here. I live there xD
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Level 24
Sep 23, 2020
Why Ruhr is not answer in jetpunk quizzes
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Level 61
Oct 25, 2020
Just want to say that the city of Madrid doesn't have 6M people, that's the whole province which is a huge territory (8,000 sqkm, almost like whole Puerto Rico). The city has around 3M people.
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Level 59
Oct 27, 2020
The quiz is still fun though... I didn't know Chelyabinsk was a city.
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Level 45
Nov 10, 2020
Yeah, I remembered it for the meteor explosion, didn't think it would count but it did!
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Level 44
Nov 15, 2020
Having gone through the 2020 version of this website, there are a number of anomalies and updates to suggest. 1. Brussels is listed as 2.7m, not 1.41 - big change in 2 years! 2. Katowice is listed but not Upper Silesia - are they the same? If so, Katowice should be accepted. 3. Yekaterinburg is in the 2020 list, after Kharkiv, and ahead of Mannheim. 4. Porto (Portugal) is listed at 1,54m. Not on your list. 5. Dnepropetrovsk is not on your list, but is listed just ahead of Dublin at 1.39m. I suggest an update based on 2020 figures. It would mean some tail enders would drop off, and there would be considerable rearranging of the sequence!
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Level 23
Jan 24, 2021
Zurich has 0.4 Mio. not 1.4 Mio
+2
Level 42
Jan 30, 2021
Urban area population
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Level 21
Feb 17, 2021
Wait, What? Nottingham has 1.37 million inhabitants? That can only be possible by counting the large area around the city. Not the actual city itself.
+3
Level 78
Feb 26, 2021
The quiz is about urban areas, even though it has cities in the title.
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Level 57
Mar 2, 2021
Zurich has 0.42 millions not 1.42 m!
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Level 52
May 4, 2021
Read the description. source gives this for Zurich:

City proper=0.42m;

Agglomeration core=1.12m;

Agglomeration=1.41m

I live nearby. IMO the colored "Agglomeration" region is not appropriate to be used for urban area. My estimate for the urban area of Zurich would be 1 million. Then again, you could argue that most of Switzerland is one big urban area.

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Level 79
Mar 15, 2021
I don't know why I always forget Milan on these quizzes.
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Level 77
Mar 17, 2021
I can never remember Nizhny Novgorod. It sounds like a Harry Potter character from Durmstrang.
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Level 26
Mar 22, 2021
Dangit! I missed Kharkiv even though I study Ukraine in school
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Level 55
Mar 24, 2021
Im 14 and only forgot mannheim
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Level 78
Mar 30, 2021
I got all EXCPT Donetsk!!
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Level 72
May 9, 2021
Maybe someone has already asked this but, why is Upper Silesia on here? It just isn’t on the list provided in your source. Or is that your own calculation? (Just interested, not trying to be a whingeing pedant!)
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Level 40
May 28, 2021
Surprised Stockholm is there but no Helsinki and Oslo!
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Level 38
Feb 29, 2024
Sweden almost has the same population as Norway and Finland combined
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Level 60
Jun 2, 2021
You should accept Petersburg.
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Level 62
Jan 3, 2022
That makes no sense because there are already cities in the world with that name.Why would you willingly spell it wrong?
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Level 56
Jun 15, 2021
Big question: Chelyabinsk and Yekaterinburg are in Europe or in Asia ??
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Level 48
Jun 16, 2021
They're two of the three cities that "straddle Europe and Asia."
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Level 66
Mar 27, 2024
They don't really straddle Europe and Asia though, they're clearly in Asian Russia. I thought those three were Istanbul, Nizhny, and Volgograd
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Level 78
Jun 15, 2021
I've since created a blog article about the Ruhr issue. It's so weird to read all these statements if you're from the region. Imagine being from Philadelphia and reading that people "consider" your city to be part of the South, or to belong to the Boston metro area.
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Level 88
Jun 17, 2021
Very interesting, thanks for sharing!
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Level 51
Jun 15, 2021
the titles "biggest cities" doesnt really fit imo if the quiz is about urban populations. Like Stuttgart definitely doesnt have over 2 million inhabitants, we have less than 700,000
+2
Level 60
Jun 15, 2021
missed amsterdam, kharkov, leeds and sheffield
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Level 34
Jun 17, 2021
yes
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Level 53
Jun 18, 2021
got 40 but somehow missed paris
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Level 40
Jun 21, 2021
How did I forgot London?!? I wanna cry!
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Level 26
Jul 26, 2021
50/50

I’m smart

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Level 21
Aug 13, 2021
Why no st petersburg
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Level 21
Aug 13, 2021
You mint have it
+1
Level 20
Aug 20, 2021
So Hard
+1
Level 57
Oct 26, 2021
I typed krakov and got kharkiv ;l
+1
Level 82
Dec 13, 2021
I love when I get one that many people didn't get. Like, yes, I did miss Liverpool, but I did guess Yekaterinburg!
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Level 25
Dec 30, 2021
Only missed Valencia 😪
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Level 49
Dec 31, 2021
Chelyabinsk is VERY CLEARLY east of the Urals, and therefore in Asia
+2
Level 62
Jan 3, 2022
I just moved to Norway's most historical city (possibly) NARVIK!!! in the north! where its cold!
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Level 48
Feb 21, 2022
I.. forgot London but got Yekaterinburg.
+4
Level 49
Mar 19, 2022
We don't care.
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Level 36
May 6, 2022
Istanbul shouldn’t be considered Europe.
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Level 28
Jun 18, 2022
im sorry but as a german i can tell you that neither stuttgart nor frankfurt have that many inhabitants???
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Level 7
Jul 13, 2022
Why Is Upper Silesia here? The biggest city in Upper Silesia has only 354.200 people! Theoretically you can call every bigger region as a urban area. That is so confusing.
+2
Level 32
Jul 21, 2022
I was so supried at how many British cities made the list, when I tried quite a few capitals that didn't make it
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Level 41
Oct 14, 2022
Is anybody else a geoguessr player get Chelyabinsk immediately?
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Level 66
Nov 13, 2022
Yekaterinburg is not even a European city.
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Level 41
Dec 22, 2022
Well I think danzig could be an alternative to gdansk :)
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Level 41
Dec 22, 2022
Also, stalingrad to st. petersburg, and constantinople to istanbul
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Level 51
Feb 1, 2023
frankfurt barely has 700k people so it is very far from being on this list
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Level 60
Feb 10, 2023
42/50 can't believe i missed Copenhagen and Newcastle.
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Level 36
May 8, 2023
Frankfurt on 3.6 Million??
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Level 44
May 25, 2023
How the hell is yekaterinburg here??? It is behind Ural mointains so it is in Asia…
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Level 43
Jul 2, 2023
Took me many tries but was really fun. I also agree that Yekaterinburg might be a stretch based on its location.
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Level 65
Jul 8, 2023
Samara and Tolyatti form an agglomeration of 2-3 million people, weird that the source doesn’t count that.
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Level 66
Mar 27, 2024
Samara and Tolyatti are nowhere near each other???
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Level 44
Aug 5, 2023
Mannheim is a really strange pick here, maybe include the rhein-neckar metropolitan area instead. Mannheim is not even in the top 15 largest cities in Germany
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Level 50
Aug 27, 2023
This is very but i mean really extremely inaccurate, maybe most of the cities fits there, alright, but the order is crazy, use a normal source next time.
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Level 31
Dec 25, 2023
48/50 missed Dublin and Valencia
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Level 38
Jan 7, 2024
Upper Silesia have 3 million not 2.33 million
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Level 75
Jan 27, 2024
With the same logic there's The Ruhr, maybe add Randstad?
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Level 51
Mar 26, 2024
Please separate Rotterdam and The Hague. They are not considered to be one city. If 'the Ruhr' is an answer, then 'the Randstad' should also be an answer, which is Rotterdam, The Hague, Haarlem, Amsterdam and Utrecht combined (and more)
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Level 55
Apr 4, 2024
I think Yekaterinburg and Chelyabinsk are definitely in Asia and also I think other sources should be used because Sheffield and Mannheim especially are far too small to be included in the list.
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Level 47
May 15, 2024
Brussels 2.7 million?? Bwahahahaha.