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Greatest Cities in History

Throughout human city, various cities / urban settlements have the led the world in terms of population. Can you identify all of the cities that have been, at any one point since the Bronze Age, the most populous cities in the world?
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Last updated: June 16, 2021
First submittedJune 16, 2021
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Year
Civilization
Modern-Day Location
City
3300 BC
Sumer
Iraq
Uruk
2250 BC
Ancient Egypt
Egypt
Memphis
1770 BC
Babylonian Empire
Iraq
Babylon
1500 BC
Ancient Egypt
Egypt
Thebes / Luxor
800 BC
Neo-Assyrian Empire
Iraq
Nimrud
700 BC
Neo-Assyrian Empire
Iraq
Nineveh
300 BC
Ptolemaic Egypt
Egypt
Alexandria
100 BC
Roman Empire
Italy
Rome
500 AD
Byzantine Empire
Turkey
Constantinople / Istanbul
600 AD
Tang Dynasty
China
Chang'an / Xi'an
1000
Northern Song Dynasty
China
Kaifeng
1200
Southern Song Dynasty
China
Hangzhou
1400
Ming Dynasty
China
Nanjing
1450
Ming Dynasty
China
Beijing
1841
British Empire
United Kingdom
London
1925
United States
United States
New York City
1965
Modern Japan
Japan
Tokyo
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