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Biggest Cities once in the German Empire

Name the most populous modern-day cities whose territory was once part of the German Empire!
source: www.citypopulation.de / using city proper population
including expansion during WWII considering every city under de-facto German occupation which excludes Vichy France
source for territories of the above: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nazi_Germany#/media/File:Greater_German_Reich_(1942).svg
Quiz by Arang
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Last updated: July 16, 2020
First submittedJuly 15, 2020
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Population
City
4,556,077
Qīngdăo
4,364,541
Dar es Salaam
3,669,491
Berlin
2,950,819
Kiev
2,768,400
Douala
2,765,600
Yaoundé
2,187,526
Paris
2,090,600
Lomé
Population
City
2,020,600
Minsk
1,911,728
Vienna
1,847,253
Hamburg
1,790,658
Warsaw
1,484,226
Munich
1,446,107
Kharkiv
1,330,993
Copenhagen
1,324,277
Prague
Population
City
1,166,763
Belgrade
1,133,307
Rostov-on-Don
1,114,745
Amsterdam
1,087,863
Cologne
1,054,111
Voronezh
918,145
Krasnodar
829,875
Rotterdam
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Level 65
Jul 15, 2020
nice quiz. Arguably Qingdao belongs here as well as a German concession from 1898 until WW1.
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Level 63
Jul 15, 2020
Oh thanks :) will change it soon. Had my problems with these tiny and complicated Chinese territories ...
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Level 47
Aug 4, 2021
Kigali? Wikipedia tells me it has 1132686 or 859332 (urban) people and Rwanda was part of Germany before WWI. Bujumbura, Frankfurt, Brussels and Mwanza may also be candidates
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Level 83
Dec 16, 2021
Germany occupied northern Italy -- Milan should be here, and possibly Turin.
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Level 55
Jul 23, 2022
Was Kharkiv part of the 🇩🇪German Empire?
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Level 35
Jul 23, 2022
Yes,During WWII..They took it twice..
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Level 53
Jul 25, 2022
It's a nice quiz but "German empire" really means Germany during the time when it had an emperor - which ended in 1918.
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Level 70
Jul 29, 2022
One could plausibly argue that the Frankish Empire was German, or that the HRE was. What about the Hapsburg Monarchy? None of these really matter if you are only looking at a specific state, but drawing from both the Second and Third Reichs really implies you're going to include the First as well, unless you explicitly say you aren't. Then you run into the problem that the First Reich could be defined as all three states I mentioned, because to some degree they were (very) separate phases of the same overall entity.

As for the occupied territory, your source is showing the "territory at its greatest extent", which is decided *not* "all territory occupied". As hwes pointed out, for example, as the Italian state collapsed, Germany moved in to occupy much of northern Italy, but by that time they had lost huge parts of the east so their overall territory was much smaller. This was also true for (some) other Axis members, although that probably wouldn't matter for this quiz.