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Most Besieged Cities Throughout History

Guess which cities or other settlements have been under siege at least six times throughout history.
Based on the number of times each city appears on this list.
Areas of cities and historical cities on the site of modern cities are included with those cities.
Sieges of specific buildings within cities are not counted.
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Last updated: October 27, 2021
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Number of Sieges
First Siege
Last Siege
City
19
925 BC
1967
Jerusalem
18
478 BC
1453
Istanbul
16
1309
1779–83
Gibraltar
15
408–410
1870
Rome
14
588
1806
Belgrade
13
415–413 BC
1735
Syracuse
11
800–801
1808
Barcelona
11
724–720 BC
1187
Tyre
10
359
2015–2016
Diyarbakır
10
569–572
1706
Pavia
9
1558
1608
Paide
9
1743
1962
Puerto Cabello
9
254
1422–1430
Thessaloniki
8
1224
1704
Tartu
7
637
2012–2016
Aleppo
7
540
1268
Antioch
7
1541
1944–1945
Budapest
7
211 BC
1734
Capua
7
502
1146
Edessa
7
953
1813–1814
Mainz
7
536
1528
Naples
Number of Sieges
First Siege
Last Siege
City
7
921
1634
Regensburg
7
1211
1600
Viljandi
6
1102
1799
Acre
6
48–47 BC
1801
Alexandria
6
812–813
1638
Baghdad
6
1106
1262
Cologne
6
634
1400
Damascus
6
1435
1860–1861
Gaeta
6
1522
1800
Genoa
6
1595
1705
Huy
6
1102
1799
Jaffa
6
1543
1794
Landrecies
6
1579
1793
Maastricht
6
451
1870
Metz
6
337
972
Nisibis
6
1509
1790–1792
Oran
6
845
1870–71
Paris
6
1502
1654
Smolensk
6
721
1226
Toulouse
6
575
1745
Tournai
6
1383
1794
Ypres
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