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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
Quiz by Quizmaster
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Last updated: February 26, 2021
First submittedApril 23, 2012
Times taken332,365
Average score62.0%
Rating4.76
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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
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Level 84
Apr 1, 2013
wha?? I thought I typed in Stockholm. Must have misspelled it. Still got 35, including the top 22. Only obvious ones I missed were the aforementioned, plus Munich, Stuttgart and Minsk.
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Level 84
Dec 4, 2013
Got 41 this time but missed Munich again. >_
+2
Level 14
Feb 3, 2018
only 40
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Level 62
Dec 31, 2020
I got 47, I missed Nizhny Novgorod, Kharkiv, Yetaterinberg, and Donetsk, which I had never even heard of
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Level 72
Mar 3, 2021
There's a low-level war going on in Donetsk and Kharkiv, Russia against Ukraine. Yekaterinburg is named after Catherine (Peter the Great's wife), and the last czar and his family are buried there. Nizhny in Russia turns up on a bunch of quizzes, so worth getting to know.
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Level 66
Sep 18, 2021
I got 40, I missed Manchester though I'm pretty sure I typed it in. Must have misspelled it.
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Level 43
Sep 30, 2021
The nizhny place I can never remember the spelling of. It was easier when it was Gorky.

Shakhtar Donetsk has a good football team, originally started by a bunch of miners from Merthyr Tydfil (and some from other places).

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Level 43
Mar 30, 2022
"low level war going on in donetsk and kharkiv, russia against ukraine"
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Level 48
Apr 5, 2022
I think these cities would prefer their previous anonymity to their current notoriety.
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Level 67
May 9, 2014
If you say you got the top 22, im assuming you missed #23, which is Amsterdam; also quite an obvious one
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Level 84
May 14, 2014
I've never missed Amsterdam. The ordering has changed since I left that comment.
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Level 84
Mar 6, 2016
Got all the first 2 columns this time and tied my high score. Still can't spell yeketernberg to save my life apparently...
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Level 84
Mar 10, 2016
don't know. Can't remember if there is a vowel after the initial Y or not, and which vowels come later in the word, or whether there is a vowel between the N and B... I usually try 2 or 3 variations and fail to come up with an acceptable one.
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Level 77
Nov 22, 2016
It's difficult for me, too. Is it berg or burg? Is it Katerin or Katerina? Is it Ya or Ye? It seems simple when you can see it, but trying to spell it under a time crunch when there are so many possible combinations is tough. I didn't even try Dnepropetrovsk, Nizhny Novgorod, or Chelyabinsk, but I have finally learned to spell Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte, so maybe there's hope for these, too. Anyway, I scored enough to earn my last badge. Yay!
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Level 61
Jun 15, 2021
It's easy to spell it when you live in Russia , but I'll try to explain : First vowel is Ye ( in Russian there is just E , but to make easy pronouncination in English there is Ye , next part is katerin ( without a ) , and next part is burg , not berg . So at all Ye - katerin - burg
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Level 66
Sep 18, 2021
I think the best way to do this is just learn how to say it. It works for me and taught me how to spell Kyrgyzstan.
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Level 65
Jan 11, 2017
I made the same kind of mistake with Madrid. I really had no idea which city I was missing that was so far up on the list. Turns out it was one I thought I had typed in...
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Level 67
Apr 21, 2019
I also thought I had typed madrid but hadnt. I guess I had typed milan..
+29
Level 80
Jul 21, 2017
I got 2...........The Ruhr and Upper Silessia
+15
Level 87
Aug 20, 2018
I got those 2 with 5:00 to spare.
+16
Level 72
Oct 23, 2019
Didn't get Cologne/Dusseldorf, did you?
+3
Level 78
Aug 10, 2018
I hate it I do that. Happens at least once in every long quiz.
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Level 84
Aug 28, 2018
Best is 45, now. A couple more tries over a couple more years and I'll get those 5 points yet...
+5
Level 84
Aug 29, 2018
Did it. Finally.
+2
Level 38
Aug 21, 2020
Who took 25 days to complete this and had to turn it on to infinite time??
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Level 84
Jun 15, 2021
... you? I honestly don't know what you're aiming at. If it was cleverness reload. If self-deprecation, you forgot the "this guy!!" part at the end with thumbs pointed chestward.
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Level 33
Feb 7, 2022
My best is 47
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Level 22
Jan 11, 2021
Nottingham only has a population of ~300,000 its nowhere near 1.3 million!
+7
Level 43
Apr 1, 2013
Gosh those Russian and Ukrainian cities are tough to spell. Had to spend a couple minutes on Dnipro-wherever and Chelya-whatnot alone before finally getting them to an acceptable spelling. :-P
+4
Level 80
Oct 17, 2017
Those Russian cities are hard for me, too. Chinese cities are no picnic, either, but that's another quiz.
+7
Level 19
Apr 1, 2013
Napoli, Munchen and Koln should work...
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Level ∞
Mar 3, 2016
Okay
+18
Level 76
Mar 3, 2016
If we are accepting foreign languages now, I think Москва́, Санкт-Петербу́рг, and Ни́жний Но́вгород should be acceptable.
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Level 84
Mar 8, 2018
That's not a foreign language that's a whole other keyboard. (but it would make sense to accept, for example, Moskva)
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Level 67
Apr 21, 2019
They arent foreign languages they are native languages with the actual official name for the city. In all case other countries either copy the names translate them, or try to write it in their own phonetic way (so it sounds the same in both languages but is written quite differently)
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Level 84
Jun 14, 2019
If they are not foreign languages that must mean the official language of Russia is English now, because this is an English-language quiz on a predominantly English-language website.
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Level 46
Oct 21, 2019
Well still I think the actual name of the city should be accepted... Even if it's not the english one
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Level 60
Jul 23, 2020
You can accept foreign languages but not foreign alphabets. Since this site is predominantly english, this site uses the latin alphabet, not the cyrillic one.
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Level 28
Jan 4, 2021
How about accepting both?
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Level 52
Apr 1, 2013
I did some research and looks like Yekaterinburg (formerly Sverlodsk) and Chelyabinsk are east of the Urals. They are in Asia.
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Level ∞
Mar 3, 2016
According to Wikipedia they are both on the border of Europe and Asia.
+3
Level 72
Jul 24, 2016
If both are straddling Europe and Asia, than there would be 3 cities (incl. Istanbul) doing that, not two, as the description says.
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Level 76
Nov 17, 2016
The answers may have changed since the description was written
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Level 47
May 29, 2018
istanbul has historically been on the european side
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Level 28
Jun 10, 2018
Wiki says Chelyabinsk is located "just to the east of the Ural Mountains", so in Asia. And that Yekaterinburg is "located on the Iset River east of the Ural Mountains", so also Asia. Neither of them should count.
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Level 60
Jul 23, 2020
On google maps Chelyabinsk is clearly to the east, but Yekaterinburg might be argued as on top the Ural mountains, and therefore in both continents.
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Level 61
Jun 15, 2021
As a man who lives in Perm ( city just near Ural Mountains, but on european side ) , I can say that you need to go through Ural mountains to come to Yekaterinburg , and Yekaterinburg isn't located on the top of the mountains, so Yekaterinburg shouldn't count I think
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Level 66
Jun 15, 2021
In the German Wikipedia, they are both categorised as being in Asia because they lie east of the Ural ridge, which is the geographical border. I deliberately didn't try them because they are usually regarded as Asian. They are not located on the exact border like Istanbul or Orenburg. Please change this.

Also, while on the topic, shouldn't only the population on the European side of Istanbul count?

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Level 64
Nov 6, 2013
I knew Dnepropetrovsk would be on there, but I didn't even attempt to spell it correctly.
+10
Level 52
Jan 25, 2014
Soccer teams help so much. Got dnipro dnepropetrovsk, medalist kharkiv, sheffield wednesday/united, shakhtar donetsk, leeds united, rotterdam, red star belgrade, dynamo bucharesti...
+3
Level 32
Sep 22, 2014
yup I just listed all the capital cities I knew, then started going through the biggest football teams of each country
+4
Level 66
Jan 13, 2018
*Metalist Kharkiv, not Medalist
+3
Level 45
Jan 29, 2014
Istanbul???? Come on now.. Turkey is all Asia.. I don't think that should count.
+43
Level ∞
Mar 3, 2016
A true geography bowl champion would know that part of Istanbul is in Europe.
+2
Level 25
Jul 16, 2016
Knew this one from the coup last night
+4
Level 37
Apr 17, 2020
An even truer one would know that it spans two continents Asia and Europe the only city in the world to do so
+3
Level 60
Jul 23, 2020
It has always been in Europe, unlike the part of the city in Asia. That's where the greek town of Byzantium was originally.
+5
Level 87
Jun 15, 2021
Only a true geography master knows that Cyprus is on every continent.
+1
Level 55
Nov 11, 2022
Including Antarctica
+3
Level 22
Jan 8, 2020
no more than half of it is in europe and they have a large population
+2
Level 53
Apr 8, 2020
almost 80 percent of istanbul's population is in europe.
+2
Level 21
Jun 1, 2020
Turkey is part Europe and the part Europe part of turkey has Istanbul
+2
Level 71
Mar 20, 2014
bugger, how come I missed Rome ?
+3
Level 77
Mar 7, 2016
Why did I forget all of Italy and Greece??? Good grief.
+7
Level 82
May 9, 2014
I don't know what makes me feel dumber:

the fact I didn't get Nizhny Novgorod, even though I used to live there, or that I missed Istanbul because I typed Constantinople. That's what I get for teaching ancient and medieval history.

+14
Level 76
Mar 23, 2015
Someone needs to listen to "They Might Be Giants."
+4
Level 59
Apr 3, 2017
Thanks to you, I will spend several hours trying to get that song out of my head!
+1
Level 56
May 13, 2021
same
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Level 56
May 13, 2021
iStAnBuL nOt CoNsTaNtInOpLe NoW iT's IsTaNbUl nOt CoNsTaNtInOpLe, TuRkIsH dElIgHt oN a MoOnLiGhT nIgHt.
+1
Level 69
May 9, 2014
Got 36.. still missed some pretty obvious ones.
+1
Level 62
May 9, 2014
Damn Dnepropetrovsk, I'll never be able to spell that.
+3
Level 81
Jun 4, 2016
Ikr, I wish it would just accept "that city beginning with D in Ukraine".
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Level 72
Jul 24, 2016
That would get you Donetsk as well :-)
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Level 67
Apr 21, 2019
I didnt know it. It looks difficult but I dont think I will have a harad time remembering the spelling ( if I remember the city at all that is)> It is dnepr, like the river, then o, then petro vsk (maybe think of peter fish? So like dnepr of the peter fish haha (if you think of the o as an irish o'). it gets complicated when you concentrate on prope in the middle. Then you get something like ; d ne -pro -pet rovsk. And I can understand you getting lost then.

It is all about how you break up the words. It can make a world of difference in remembering them

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Level 25
May 12, 2014
please update Naples with Napels and Napoli as well.
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Level 70
May 18, 2016
Napels? That sounds like a brand of snack food. But seriously, why should the Dutch spelling of an Italian city on an English quiz be accepted?
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Level 67
Apr 21, 2019
How on earth does that sound like snack food?

but yea. I think all answers on this site should be english (uk and american variation) and in their native language in cases like cities. Otherwise there are wayyyyy too many type ins. They d have to do it for each language..

That said, english can be very silly with sometimes having words end in -er and other times -re. (I have been insecure about the word letter, lettre for years when i was a kid haha. And meter metre, liter litre, center centre). But I believe most of that is because of the british/american versions. (but it is not standard -re in british an -er in american, both have exceptions, which is what makes it more confusing. It ias not like the extr u in colour and armor, there is it consistent, the (extra) u is allways the brittish version)

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Level 79
May 23, 2014
Felt my stomach growl a little, realized I'm hungry then proceeded to get Hamburg & Frankfurt in the final 10 seconds.
+4
Level 75
Feb 9, 2015
and Budapest?
+3
Level 71
Feb 22, 2015
Never had a Budapest for lunch!
+2
Level 59
Oct 15, 2017
But have you ever been Hungary? ^
+1
Level 87
Aug 16, 2018
And a Wiener?
+3
Level 84
Feb 26, 2021
Mannheim so hungry now!
+2
Level 66
Dec 13, 2014
Got 50 with 1 second to spare haha, I was forgetting Nottingham!
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Level 87
Aug 16, 2018
When did Nottingham all of a sudden get large? I've never seen it listed as a big city. Manchester, Leeds, Sheffield, Birmingham, Newcastle, Liverpool, even York from time to time as large urban areas in northern England, never Nottingham though.
+1
Level 20
Oct 12, 2018
York, with 208.000 people?
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Level 30
Dec 24, 2014
45/50 . only missed some Russian and Ukrainian cities.
+1
Level 21
Jan 17, 2015
43/50. got the top 32
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Level 66
Jan 31, 2015
39 in my first try. Cannot believe that I missed Kiev. On the flipside I got Donetsk and Dnipropetrovsk which respectively only 15% and 7% got.
+1
Level 56
Feb 2, 2015
43 and I've never been to europe
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Level 33
Feb 7, 2022
same but I got 47
+1
Level 64
Mar 20, 2015
I'll accept Istanbul and Yekaterinburg but Chelyabinsk is definitely east of the Urals, so it's in Asia.
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Level 83
Aug 4, 2016
I would be inclined to consider it Asian, but fortunately I tried it just in case and it worked.
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Level 26
Jul 20, 2015
Nizhny?! Novogorod... Thats not fair at all

Otherwise great job.

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Level 32
Jul 24, 2015
Can I ask why Rotterdam/Hague is counted as 1 city?
+2
Level 47
May 29, 2018
...because rotterdam is a city
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Level 67
Apr 21, 2019
huh what? That is just the weirdest answer
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Level 67
Apr 21, 2019
I wanted to know too why it is listed as one. I thought first maybe they were equally big, but that wouldnt make sense because then they would be both on the list.

I looked it up and apparently it is an area devised/named/appointed in 2014. For the benefits of cooperation between towns in the area. Partly for legislation reasons.

Regardless it should be The Hague. It would otherwise be like calling los angeles just angeles, it is just weird. Plus it is the official name wikipedia lists. "Rotterdam–The Hague metropolitan area" (wouldnt make sense any other way)

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Level 75
Jul 29, 2015
I missed Frankfurt and Copenhagen... LOL
+6
Level 68
Nov 21, 2015
When you realize that Leeds has more people than Munich and then compare the football teams...
+3
Level 71
Feb 20, 2017
Spoken like a true Liverpudlian.
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Level 63
Dec 2, 2015
The feeling I got from typing Dnepropetrovsk right in one try just cannot be described.
+2
Level 71
Mar 6, 2016
Try smug!
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Level 67
Apr 21, 2019
You try snide

I would say proud or ecstatic. Maybe baffled.

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Level 59
Mar 6, 2016
"Dnepropetrovsk" or "Днепропетровск" is the Russian spelling. The Ukrainian one is "Dnipropetrovsk" or "Дніпропетровськ". Try all those on for size!
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Level 59
Mar 6, 2016
For those wondering, the 2016 update removes Nottingham and includes Mannheim. Also, Bonn/Cologne is now Cologne/Dusseldorf.
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Level 58
Mar 18, 2016
Cologne/Düsseldorf sounds weird to me - I usually consider Düsseldorf part of the Ruhr more than of the Cologne area.
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Level 47
May 29, 2018
wait, i thought dusseldorf was just the german name
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Level 77
Aug 14, 2018
The snobbish people of Düsseldorf would be appalled to be lumped together with the "shabby" Ruhr Area. If anything they would say they are part of the Rhine region (like Cologne), which is close by and overlaps in some areas but not in Düsseldorf.
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Level 77
Jun 15, 2021
Cologne and Düsseldorf are separate cities, too, by the way. And they are intense rivals. Ordering a Düsseldorf beer in Cologne or vice versa is a quick way to ruin the jolly Rhenish mood.

Cologne was founded by the Romans 2000 years ago and was an important religious and cultural center throughout the Middle Ages. Thomas Aquinas studied here, for example. It's a mixed bag with Roman ruins, Catholicism, parties, gay pride and infamously shabby quarters all thrown together. Its German name is Köln.

Düsseldorf is much younger and only rose to prominence 200 years ago. It's the epitome of rich, fancy and artsy, at least compared to Cologne and Ruhr. Its German name is... Düsseldorf, duh.

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Level 77
Aug 28, 2018
The 2018 update removes Dnep-whatever and adds Nottingham back.
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Level 55
Nov 2, 2022
I assume it was the February 2021 update that removed Nottingham. Not sure what was added.
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Level 64
Mar 6, 2016
How did only 2% get Mannheim? I've always thought of it as a well-known major city.
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Level 47
May 29, 2018
never heard of it
+2
Level 87
Aug 16, 2018
They make steamrollers.
+1
Level 52
Jan 23, 2019
Mannheim has only 300000 inhabitants
+1
Level 64
Mar 6, 2016
The only cities I missed that I've heard of are Minsk, Newcastle, and Turin.
+1
Level 65
Jun 30, 2016
Istanbul in part of asia in turkey
+1
Level 77
Aug 28, 2018
Nope. Look it up. Most of the population is in Europe.
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Level 65
Jul 19, 2016
istanbul is not in europe
+2
Level 47
May 29, 2018
its almost entirely in europe, and was for centuries not within asia at all.
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Level 83
Aug 4, 2016
The first time I did this quiz I got caught out by all the British cities on here. Most sources seem to give only London, Birmingham, Manchester and Glasgow as being 1 million+, so I didn't bother with the others. I also expected Samara, Kazan, Rostov-on-Don and Odessa to be on here. I suspect my underestimation of British cities stemmed from the British tendency (often shared by Americans, I find) to more often quote population within city limits as opposed to metro area. I suspect this arises from the fact that it's often less clear where one metro area ends and another begins in densely populated areas of the US and pretty much anywhere in the UK, whereas here in Australia we have cities divided by vast gulfs of sparsely populated land and served by clearly identifiable CBDs. If we quoted population in formal city limits, we'd talk about Sydney as a town of less than 200,000 people.
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Level 58
Aug 13, 2016
Got dnepropetrosvkmsl but missed rome
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Level 78
Aug 20, 2016
All folks who can't spell Dnipropetrovsk or whatever will be delighted to hear that the city has just been renamed to DNIPRO.
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Level 55
Nov 2, 2022
And all the folks who can spell it will be furious.
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Level 60
Jan 18, 2017
The Ruhr, and Upper Silesia are not cities
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Level 47
May 29, 2018
thats why they are already on there
+1
Level 60
Jan 18, 2017
Yekaterinburg is not in europe
+1
Level 24
Feb 10, 2017
I missed Budapest Kiev Copenhhagen frankfurt hamburg liverpool marseille glascow lyon valencia newcastle sheffield volograd warsaw prague but got the russian and ukraine ones....
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Level 71
Feb 20, 2017
хороший маленький мальчик
+1
Level 43
Feb 26, 2017
Got Dnepropetrovsk but forgot Hamburg. >.
+1
Level 64
Mar 4, 2017
Got Dnepropetrovsk but missed Vienna
+1
Level 53
Mar 10, 2017
very strange! Naples is bigger than Rome? I dont think. 2 milions in Amsterdam, Leeds, Stockholm... This numbers is absolutelly bad. Look for other websites or casual atlas.
+1
Level 54
Mar 19, 2017
1:39 left!!
+1
Level 24
Jul 13, 2017
I FORGOT PARIS
+3
Level 39
Aug 22, 2017
You missed Katowice?
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Level 39
Sep 21, 2017
First attempt: 36/50 cities.

I misspelled Stuttgart (I wrote "Stuttgard") and Marseille (I wrote "Marsille").

Anyway, I should study the Russian geography. I've just realised I don't know anything about that Country.

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Level 45
Sep 22, 2017
To include cities in Central Russia is awful. I understand to include Moscow and cities in western provinces of Russia but Yekaterinburg is a joke. That's like including Cancun into a quiz about US states. Sorry for the rant.
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Level 61
Dec 6, 2017
41, everything I missed was Russian or Ukrainian. And I'm still not going to try to learn them. Chinese cities are hard enough, and much more significant. I'm not going to struggle with memorizing Russian names of cities with 1.5 million people or fewer in them.
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Level 67
Apr 21, 2019
relax, noone is asking you too. Feel free not tolearn thee chinese ones aswell :)
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Level 38
Jan 15, 2018
44, missed Copenhagen though, too busy trying to think of Russian ones...
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Level 45
Jan 22, 2018
Pretty impressive that five different cities in Europe have more people then the entire Ruhr area, seeing as the Ruhr area is many cities, some of which belong to the largest cities in Germany
+1
Level 39
Mar 2, 2018
Initially got 38, after a month, 39!
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Level 44
Mar 8, 2018
mannheim, Germany does not fit in here, the city proper only has roughly 300.000 . Adding Ludwigshafen and Heidelberg it adds up to about 620.000. A far cry from what is stated here, sorry. (I live in this state that is why it caught my attention).
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Level 28
Jun 10, 2018
Yes, I found that very strange as well. It is even smaller than Karlsruhe in the same land.
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Level 58
Oct 8, 2019
It's totally fine to include Mannheim. Ever heard of the Rhein-Neckar metropolitan region? While it's true that this area is a losely defined polycentric area it still has over 2.4 million people living there but if you exclude some parts that are usually seen to be part of it like the southern palatinate area (Landau) which is closer to Karlsruhe and the Neckar-Odenwald-Kreis which is closer to Heilbronn you still have easily 1.6 million people with not just Mannheim, Heidelberg and Ludwigshafen but also many other smaller towns close by like Speyer, Heppenheim, Worms, Weinheim, Walldorf, Sinsheim, etc.
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Level 38
Jul 16, 2022
it should be named "Rhein-Neckar (metropolitan region)" then, instead of just Mannheim
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Level 72
Mar 8, 2018
Randstad could join Ruhr and Upper Silesia.
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Level 67
Apr 21, 2019
theu have that apparently newly invented rotterdam-THE hague thingy. Which encompasses most but not all of the randstad
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Level 66
Mar 8, 2018
Premiere League was helpful to start that one off.
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Level 56
Mar 23, 2018
Krakow?
+1
Level 85
Apr 4, 2018
Since less than 5% guess them all. Maybe also add the country in the hint collumn?
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Level 25
May 9, 2018
Please accept Charkiv for Kharkiv. Also, where did you find that Mannheim has over 1 million people??
+1
Level 47
May 29, 2018
RUSSIA WHY???
+1
Level 47
May 29, 2018
also stuttgart is out of order
+1
Level 71
Jun 4, 2018
Stuttgart isn't in order
+1
Level 33
Jun 18, 2018
why instanbul but not ankara? ankara is 4m+ people but not here
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Level 86
Aug 6, 2018
Ankara is not in Europe.
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Level 89
Jul 28, 2018
Where did you get the numbers for German cities? Frankfurt has around 700k, Stuttgart around 600k to name a few.
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Level 74
Aug 7, 2018
The source is in the header. It uses metro area instead of city population.
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Level 52
Jan 23, 2019
Still makes no sense. 1,6 million in Mannheim?
+1
Level 77
Aug 10, 2018
That feeling when you try Thessaloniki and find out after the quiz you missed Athens.
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Level 66
Aug 28, 2018
The correct city name in English is not Hague, but The Hague (Den Haag).
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Level 65
Aug 28, 2018
Where did you get the Nottingham figures? There's only about 290k according to Google.
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Level 64
Jan 16, 2019
Remember: They're looking for metro areas. Which in this case is actually Nottingham-Derby.
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Level 62
Aug 28, 2018
Cologne is now also a loosely defined area?
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Level 84
Aug 29, 2018
No but the "Rhine-Ruhr" area which includes Cologne, Düsseldorf, Dortmund, Essen, Duisburg, Bochum, Wuppertal, Bonn and Stuttgart among other cities is often counted as a single metro area. I'm not sure why Cologne and Dusseldorf are separated out from the Ruhr, or why Stuttgart is also separate. Probably different ways of categorizing these places.
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Level 77
Aug 29, 2018
Ruhr Area is not merely a geographical term. It is an area that was largely unimportant until the Industrial Revolution, when the coal industry drew in masses of workers. Until recently, the region was defined by industry, and its inhabitants are still somewhat looked down upon as "proles" by people from outside. I guess the Pittsburgh Region, Upper Silesia, and North West England are similar cases. This continues to shape the Ruhr identity (which has its own dialect) and separates it from the old, "aristocratic" city of Cologne or the old, rich, and posh city of Düsseldorf, which in turn share some distinct Rhine-ish traditions and a common dialect. Culturally, these areas are different, but because they are so close to each other and overlap in small points, there is a basis for characterizing them as one large urban area. If you want to lump Stuttgart in there as well you'll probably need to refer to the so-called Blue Banana, which stretches from Liverpool down to Milan.
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Level 77
Jun 4, 2019
What I meant by the first sentence is a mystery to me now but the rest stands. The Rhineland and the Ruhr Area are as distinct as New York and New Jersey, i.e. close enough to belong to one metro area but also worlds apart. And Stuttgart is more than 300 km/180 miles south of the area.
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Level 73
Nov 7, 2018
"The Hague" should be acceptable.
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Level 48
Dec 17, 2018
Agreed, that's what I tried
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Level 51
Nov 27, 2018
Chelyabinsk and Yekaterinburg are behind the Ural, which means territorially on the Asian side of Russia. Russian authorities consider Chelyabinsk as European city for administrative and economic purposes only. Regardless do we speak about cities itself or urban areas, both should be excluded from this list.
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Level 67
Dec 2, 2018
Bah. Missed Sheffield. Very poor for a Yorkshireman.
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Level 22
Dec 25, 2018
Are Yekaterinburg and Chelyabinsk in Europe?
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Level 46
Jan 5, 2019
Got 37/51, can't believe I forgot Lisbon, and when I was thinking of Italian cities, I got Rome and Venice, and then I was like, "What's that other one..." Also, I didn't get Turin, even though I was on the Wikipedia page of it like an hour ago...
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Level 57
Jan 21, 2019
Nottingham doesn't have a population of well over a million, more like 350,000 - I wonder where these figures come from?
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Level 52
Jan 23, 2019
Mannheim has only 300.000 inhabitants. 1,6 million? Maybe as part of the Rhein-Neckar Region (Ludwigshafen, Mannheim, Heidelberg,...). Makes no sense to call it Mannheim then and should have more than 2 million (see Wikipedia)
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Level 29
Feb 9, 2019
How did I forget Lisbon?
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Level 62
Feb 12, 2019
Not sure Yekaterinburg and Chelyabinsk are in Europe
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Level 18
Feb 21, 2019
On second try got all of them with two and half minutes left! Hype!
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Level 30
Aug 6, 2019
Moscow has as many people as the entire country of Holland has citizens
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Level 19
Sep 15, 2019
Sofia should be in this list, it's at least definitely bigger than Belgrade!
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Level 55
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 59
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 48
Nov 22, 2019
You should accept Nizhni Novgorod, it's another accepted transliteration
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Level 38
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 27
Mar 5, 2020
I tried Donetsk and Nizhny Novgorod, but couldn't type them correctly...
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Level 61
Mar 28, 2020
I'm sorry but Frankfurt and Stuttgart are both under 1 million (;
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Level 28
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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Level 59
Apr 11, 2020
Got Volgograd, but it'd be nice if Stalingrad was accepted
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Level 91
Mar 18, 2021
Why would it be? That hasn't been the name in decades.
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Level 40
Apr 20, 2020
Didn't think Birmingham has 3 million. Last I checked it was just over 1 million?
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Level 23
Apr 30, 2020
read the top it says the most populous urban areas
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Level 19
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 55
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
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Level 45
Jun 15, 2020
Please accept Nipples for Naples.
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Level 84
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?
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Level 45
Jan 3, 2022
?
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Level 45
Jun 17, 2020
I got Nottingham but forgot Birmingham???
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Level 55
Jun 17, 2020
A bit of a side note, but why isn't Leningrad a type-in for St Petersburg?
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Level 58
Feb 26, 2021
For very good reasons
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Level 45
Jan 3, 2022
Leningrad does not exist anymore.The cities name is now St.Petersburg except that already
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Level 28
Jun 19, 2020
Moscow, come on. Asian country.

Asia!

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Level 84
Jul 24, 2020
is this comment supposed to make sense?
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Level 48
Aug 5, 2020
Please accept Livarpool.
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Level 91
Mar 18, 2021
Please learn to spell.
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Level 45
Jan 3, 2022
Why,you are deliberately spelling it incorrectly.
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Level 30
Aug 13, 2020
Got 30...
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Level 48
Aug 23, 2020
I forgot prague lol
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Level 71
Sep 2, 2020
Mannheim doesn't really have a million inhabitants. Neither does Leeds nor Stuttgart
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Level 50
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 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 25
Sep 23, 2020
Why Ruhr is not answer in jetpunk quizzes
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Level 62
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 58
Oct 27, 2020
The quiz is still fun though... I didn't know Chelyabinsk was a city.
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Level 46
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
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Level 38
Jan 30, 2021
Urban area population
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Level 22
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.
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Level 77
Feb 26, 2021
The quiz is about urban areas, even though it has cities in the title.
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Level 50
Mar 2, 2021
Zurich has 0.42 millions not 1.42 m!
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Level 50
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 73
Mar 15, 2021
I don't know why I always forget Milan on these quizzes.
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Level 76
Mar 17, 2021
I can never remember Nizhny Novgorod. It sounds like a Harry Potter character from Durmstrang.
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Level 27
Mar 22, 2021
Dangit! I missed Kharkiv even though I study Ukraine in school
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Level 52
Mar 24, 2021
Im 14 and only forgot mannheim
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Level 76
Mar 30, 2021
I got all EXCPT Donetsk!!
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Level 70
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 41
May 28, 2021
Surprised Stockholm is there but no Helsinki and Oslo!
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Level 56
Jun 2, 2021
You should accept Petersburg.
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Level 45
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 55
Jun 15, 2021
Big question: Chelyabinsk and Yekaterinburg are in Europe or in Asia ??
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Level 47
Jun 16, 2021
They're two of the three cities that "straddle Europe and Asia."
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Level 77
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 85
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
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Level 56
Jun 15, 2021
missed amsterdam, kharkov, leeds and sheffield
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Level 35
Jun 17, 2021
yes
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Level 52
Jun 18, 2021
got 40 but somehow missed paris
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Level 41
Jun 21, 2021
How did I forgot London?!? I wanna cry!
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Level 27
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
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Level 20
Aug 20, 2021
So Hard
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Level 58
Oct 26, 2021
I typed krakov and got kharkiv ;l
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Level 74
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 51
Dec 31, 2021
Chelyabinsk is VERY CLEARLY east of the Urals, and therefore in Asia
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Level 45
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 46
Feb 21, 2022
I.. forgot London but got Yekaterinburg.
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Level 50
Mar 19, 2022
We don't care.
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Level 34
May 6, 2022
Istanbul shouldn’t be considered Europe.
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Level 27
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.
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Level 31
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 42
Nov 13, 2022
Yekaterinburg is not even a European city.