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Biggest Mediterranean Cities

Name the most populous urban areas within 10 miles of the Mediterranean Sea.
According to citypopulation.de, January 2021
We consider the Adriatic, Aegean, etc... to be part of the Mediterranean Sea
The Black Sea and the Sea of Marmara are not included. Therefore, Istanbul does not count.
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Last updated: February 27, 2021
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Population
Continent
City
5.85 mil
Africa
Alexandria
4.70 mil
Europe
Barcelona
4.23 mil
Europe
Naples
3.83 mil
Africa
Algiers
3.60 mil
Europe
Rome
3.38 mil
Europe
Athens
3.00 mil
Asia
Izmir
2.63 mil
Asia
Tel Aviv
Population
Continent
City
2.58 mil
Africa
Tunis
1.91 mil
Asia
Gaza
1.76 mil
Europe
Valencia
1.75 mil
Asia
Beirut
1.66 mil
Europe
Marseille
1.42 mil
Africa
Oran
1.24 mil
Asia
Antalya
1.18 mil
Africa
Tripoli
54 Comments
+12
Level 52
Jun 22, 2014
excuse me, but rome is not located by the sea.
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Level 62
Jun 28, 2014
Absolutely it is. Its urban area arrives to the sea.
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Level 52
Jun 29, 2014
you are right. i thought the seaside resort ostia was a separate city/town, but it is in fact the 10th district of rome (municipio X). thanks for pointing this out!
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Level 65
May 23, 2023
Metropolitan Rome covers from Civitavecchia all the way down to Anzio and Latina
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Level 76
Jul 28, 2015
The International Hydrographic Organization's publication Limits of Seas and Oceans specifies that the eastern limit of the Mediterranean is at the Dardanelles, which excludes the Sea of Marmara from the Mediterranean and therefore also Istanbul from this list. That jives with my other research which cannot find anything that suggests the Sea of Marmara is a part of the Mediterranean (including Jetpunk's own Seas of Europe quiz!)
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Level ∞
Jan 16, 2016
Thanks. Istanbul has been removed.
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Level 56
Nov 9, 2022
Why have you removed Istanbul and kept the Aegean sea in the description?
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Level 63
Dec 3, 2022
+ergillo Istanbul isn't on the Aegean Sea, it straddles the Black Sea and the Sea of Marmara
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Level 59
Oct 30, 2020
So is it considered its own sea, or subsection of the Black Sea?
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Level 78
Jul 29, 2015
Cairo?
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Level 86
Jan 17, 2016
150 km south of the sea. Egypt is a large country.
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Level 78
Jun 11, 2019
Please move Cairo to the sea. I always think of it as closer to the sea than that. Just pick it up. That would really help me. Thanks.
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Level 59
Oct 30, 2020
They're building it to the Red Sea, so...you got your wish?
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Level 74
Oct 19, 2023
We should take Cairo and push it somewhere else.
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Level 68
Feb 17, 2021
What do you think we have global warmnig for? Just 23 meters to go!
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Level 57
Aug 4, 2015
Surprised only 9% got Gaza, though shouldn't it be Gaza City.
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Level 78
Nov 5, 2018
Adding "city" to Gaza, Mexico, Kuwait, Guatemala or New York is nonsense in a test that is specifically asking for cities. It's not part of the name, it's just used to disambiguate in places where there may be confusion.
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Level 75
Jul 9, 2021
Gaza is the name of the main city in the Gaza Strip, but it's sometimes called Gaza City to distinguish it from the strip as a whole.

It is indeed the same with Kuwait and New York, but not with Mexico City and Guatemala City, both of which have 'City' as part of their official name.

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Level 41
Feb 25, 2016
Good quiz, but I do not think there is any logical reason to include some marginal seas (Aegean, Adriatic) and exclude others (Marmara, Black, Azov). I understand that the latter are geographically more separate from the "mainstream" Mediterranean, but nevertheless are part of it, not least historically and culturally. Crimea was no less a part of Ancient Greek world (and of the merchant networks of the Middle ages and early modern epoch) than Crete or Sicily.
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Level 63
Jul 9, 2021
And the Mediterranean is part of the Atlantic.
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Level 57
Apr 18, 2016
Funny to learn some things, I thought there were beaches in Cairo
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Level 79
Nov 5, 2018
There are, but the tide goes out a long way.
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Level 79
Dec 7, 2020
Very good.
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Level 68
Feb 17, 2021
The main beach is called the Sahara, and it goes on for kilometers!
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Level 68
Jul 9, 2021
Never have any issues getting a sunbed!
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Level 85
Sep 27, 2021
Getting a sunburn on the other hand...
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Level 43
Jul 30, 2016
16/16 !
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Level 67
Jun 4, 2017
Surprising how big Gaza is.
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Level 24
Jul 29, 2017
Nice quiz--don't know hard it would be to add a map, but that would have helped me out a lot as I'm trying to learn more geography. Thanks!
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Level 71
Nov 5, 2017
Like Geography quizzes try Geography One.......here it is
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Level 66
Nov 5, 2017
Why Isn't Casablanca or Lisbon on here? (I kind of understand why Lisbon isn't on here)
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Level 83
Apr 27, 2018
"Kind of"?
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Level 82
Nov 5, 2018
They're both quite a ways away from the Mediterranean.
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Level 59
Nov 21, 2020
Portugal only borders the Atlantic... And Casablanca is definitely more than 10 miles away from the Mediterranean...
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Level 59
Feb 6, 2018
Venice?
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Level 70
Mar 22, 2018
way too small
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Level 82
Nov 5, 2018
Say hello to the 16th century for us.
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Level 66
Jul 12, 2018
I think it's weird Oran was my first guess and it is the least guessed answer.
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Level 60
May 5, 2019
If you are interested in cities and the Mediteranean Sea, check if you know the /www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/190926/biggest-mediterranean-island-cities>Biggest Mediterranean Island CIties!
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Level 37
May 19, 2019
Marseille, but not Monaco? - Isn't Monaco virtually ON the Mediterranean?
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Level 85
Jun 4, 2019
The population of Monaco is tiny. Under 40,000. Last entry on this list is 1.18 million! Not even close.
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Level 67
Apr 4, 2020
Tangier?
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Level 60
Jul 27, 2020
700k population. You don't have acces to Google?
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Level 64
Sep 13, 2020
It is on the Atlantic.
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Level 75
Sep 28, 2021
But if Tangier was bigger and on the Med, it would absolutely be a strong contender.
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Level 29
Apr 4, 2020
What about Paris. Isn’t Disney land on the beach?
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Level 40
Apr 17, 2020
I believe Paris is in the northern part of France, so it would be in the North Sea area, rather than the Mediterranean, and that's even if it borders a sea.
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Level 59
Aug 3, 2020
It doesn't border a sea. And I think Regtheledge1000 was joking.
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Level 29
Sep 13, 2020
I was
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Level 90
Dec 15, 2022
According to Wikipedia the entire Gaza Strip is just over 2 million people and Gaza City is right at 600k. I know we are taking numbers from citypopulation.de but that is a heck of a big difference. Only thing I can guess is they consider the entire territory to be a single metropolitan area.
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Level 60
Feb 11, 2023
15/16 never heard of Antalya
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Level 79
Aug 21, 2023
Naples and Rome seem to be switched on this quiz, the latter is the largest city (and urban area) in Italy.
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Level 69
Aug 25, 2023
I'm surprised to see Athens is not here
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Level 75
Jan 9, 2024
It is, in fact, here.