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15 Largest Cities in Europe With a Map

Using the map, name the 15 most populous urban areas in Europe.
Includes the whole population of cities that straddle Europe and Asia!
Urban area population, not city proper. According to citypopulation.de, January 2024
Loosely defined areas around the Ruhr are filled in
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Last updated: March 7, 2024
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First submittedAugust 8, 2016
Times taken179,125
Average score92.3%
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Population
City
19.1 m
Moscow
15.9 m
Istanbul
14.9 m
London
11.5 m
Paris
6.65 m
Madrid
6.50 m
Saint Petersburg
6.10 m
Milan
5.70 m
(The Ruhr)
5.00 m
(Cologne / Dusseldorf)
4.87 m
Barcelona
4.85 m
Berlin
4.05 m
Naples
3.57 m
Athens
3.47 m
Kyiv
3.42 m
Rome
98 Comments
+4
Level 66
Aug 9, 2016
Great one!
+6
Level 65
Jan 19, 2017
:) You can also try the Asian, African, North American, South American, and Middle Eastern versions!
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Level 68
Mar 2, 2017
Oceania version?...
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Level 68
Jun 4, 2017
I would really like to see an Oceanian version.
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Level 47
Feb 29, 2020
How about Oceania?
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Level 65
Aug 26, 2016
Updated for precise city locations!
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Level 65
Aug 26, 2016
also, the Ruhr has been greyed out to prevent confusion.:)
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Level 59
Oct 30, 2016
Why does this nice quiz not have points?? Especially when I got all right!!
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Level 65
Oct 30, 2016
Lol, we will have to see...
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Level ∞
Oct 30, 2016
Featured, by popular demand!
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Level 43
Apr 29, 2021
It now have points
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Level 77
Oct 31, 2016
The 'frame' for Iceland is missing! Personally I'd choose another colour for Ruhr, maybe light green
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Level ∞
Nov 1, 2016
Added the frame although we could probably just dispense with Iceland entirely for this quiz.
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Level 65
Mar 10, 2023
Aaand... removed the frame again.
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Level 74
Nov 19, 2016
Great quiz. 100% 2:12 and my success is entirely due to Jetpunk map quizzes. Thanks JP!
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Level 21
Dec 4, 2016
i though hamburg is more populated than cologne
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Level 74
Dec 4, 2016
It is by city proper, but some data includes some measurement of metropolitan areas.
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Level 64
Dec 4, 2016
Got all with 2:25 remaining. I got stuck on Cologne/ Dusseldorf for a while.
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Level 58
Mar 2, 2017
If you count Cologne/Düsseldorf as one city, why don't you count Randstad (the urban conglomerate of the Netherlands)?
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Level ∞
Feb 18, 2019
I would if I could, but I am remaining faithful to the source data.
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Level 55
Mar 2, 2017
Easy peasy!
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Level 60
Mar 2, 2017
all with 2:12 left/
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Level 48
Mar 2, 2017
Somehow I kept misspelling Istanbul...
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Level 75
Feb 18, 2019
Me too. All together now: C-O-N-S-T-A.... :-)
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Level 47
May 10, 2019
that's nobody's business but the turks
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Level 15
Aug 16, 2019
I literally forgot the name of St. Petersburg, I got it mixed up with it's old name, Leningrad.
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Level 57
Mar 2, 2017
What happened to Birmingham since August? (see first comment).
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Level 65
Mar 5, 2017
It has been updated since last year :)
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Level 62
Mar 3, 2017
This quiz accepted Koln. I'm happy now.
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Level 21
Mar 3, 2017
constatinople should work for this quiz.
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Level 58
Jul 24, 2017
Do you actually know anyone who refers to the city so? What would be the point of accepting a name that hasn't been in use for virtually a century? If you don't know the name of the city, then you don't get it right - that's how quizzes normally work; you're not here to be spoon fed.
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Level 48
May 9, 2019
yes all the greeks
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Level 79
Apr 2, 2021
Constantinople*
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Level 56
Mar 3, 2017
constantinople is spelled wrong
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Level 15
Aug 16, 2019
it's Istanbul, constantinopole was the name literally a century ago, back in the ottoman rule
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Level 25
Mar 5, 2017
Constantinople does not exist. It's like saying Londinium should be accepted...
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Level 65
Mar 5, 2017
+1 Essentially it's the former name, which we don't use on jetPunk
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Level 71
Aug 28, 2017
Easy 15/15
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Level 69
Nov 17, 2017
Byzantium doesn't work for Istanbul either. Good.
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Level 49
Apr 26, 2018
Got them!
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Level 29
Jan 12, 2019
If you say "Biggest Cities in Europe" also use city data and not urban agglomeration. It is something different and confuses. If I didnt have the map I would not have had it complete because it is not cities but urban areas. Please fix that it gets very confusing
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Level 70
Feb 6, 2019
'Bratan' wins the 'Golden Nitpick Award' for January 2019.....Congratulations:
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Level ∞
Feb 18, 2019
Cool. I'll remove London since the city proper only has a population of 9,401 :)
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Level 74
Feb 18, 2019
In the same way, England being a country doesn't make the UK less of a legitimate country, the City of London being a subdivision doesn't make London less of a city in its own right.
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Level 47
Jan 25, 2019
I always forget Kiev
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Level 69
May 2, 2022
Unfortunately, it appears we will not be forgetting about Kyiv anytime soon...
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Level 77
Feb 18, 2019
I believe you are missing a dot for Frankfurt.
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Level 75
Feb 18, 2019
me too
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Level 66
Feb 18, 2019
me three
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Level 83
Feb 18, 2019
Definitely missing. I got to the end and thought "is there one hidden by a different dot?"
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Level 83
Feb 18, 2019
And why is Frankfurt even there? The source shows its urban area population as 1.5M.
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Level ∞
Feb 18, 2019
Shoot. Meant to remove Frankfurt, which would be the 16th largest city.
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Level 80
Feb 19, 2019
Now the title says "15 Largest Cities", the instructions ask for 14 cities, and the quiz contains 13.... :)
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Level 75
Mar 4, 2019
Jetpunk exists outside of the normal rules of maths
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Level 74
Feb 18, 2019
how did I get 100% correct answers with time left and only got 4 of 5 points?
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Level 90
Feb 18, 2019
Me too, looks like someone has badly stuffed up.
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Level 77
Feb 18, 2019
The same thing happened to me.
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Level 95
Feb 18, 2019
Same here.
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Level 63
Feb 18, 2019
Kyiv is the correct romanization of Ukrainian name. Kiev is the name from Russian language used during Soviet occupation of Ukraine. Now as the Ukraine is the independent country Kyiv is the only name that should be used.
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Level 83
Feb 19, 2019
Kiev is a valid English name, regardless of origin. E.g. Greeks disappeared from Naples long time ago and the Italian name still isn't used in English ... Never mind that "now as the Ukraine is the independent country" the Russian speakers haven't been expelled (yet...)
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Level 63
Feb 21, 2019
Name Kyiv is used by Ukrainian government (for over 20 years), Kyiv city authorities, United States Board on Geographic Names and some English-language media. The legendary ruler of Kyiv was called Kyi. One of the best Ukrainian football clubs is called "Dynamo Kyiv" not "Dynamo Kiev".
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Level 37
Dec 17, 2023
Warsaw calls itself Warszwawa. Munich calls itself Munchen. Prague calls itself Praha. Vienna calls itself Wien. Moscow transliterates to Mockva. Lisbon is Lisboa. Why are these people so messed up? Can't they spell good English?
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Level 63
Feb 22, 2019
Kiev is still the more popular English spelling. But Kyiv is accepted as a type-in so it's all good I'd say.
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Level 65
Mar 10, 2023
Officially changed to Kyiv across all featured JetPunk quizzes so I guess you're happy
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Level 75
May 7, 2019
Jetpunk uses American English (mostly), I'm sure you don't expect to have to use 中国 when the answer to a question is China
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Level 47
Feb 8, 2020
"Soviet occupation of Ukraine"

ROFL

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Level 57
Apr 24, 2024
"Soviet occupation of Ukraine"

Ukraine wasn't occupied by the USSR, it was a part of the Union.

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Level 70
Feb 19, 2019
The quiz is called "15 Largest Cities",yet in the description we're asked to name "the 14 most populous urban areas" and the actual quiz requires us to guess only 13 cities. I understand that it's because of the debatable urban areas of the Ruhr and Cologne/Dusseldorf, but it still seems to be a little bit inconsistent. Maybe the description could be changed?
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Level ∞
Feb 19, 2019
Yes, sorry. Changed it from 14 to 15. Two are filled in. There's probably no way to make everyone happy though.
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Level 70
Feb 19, 2019
Thank you and sorry about nitpicking.
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Level 34
Mar 10, 2019
Istanbul and London are in the wrong places in the chart at the side.
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Level 79
May 7, 2019
Yes. Please fix that
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Level 79
Jun 8, 2019
Please fix that
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Level 82
May 7, 2019
so easy...
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Level 59
May 7, 2019
Istanbul isn't 100% in Europe, so shouldn't we see it as only the European part and the amount of habitants that side has?
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Level 75
May 7, 2019
It's right there in the caveats:

•Includes the whole population of cities that straddle Europe and Asia!

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Level 75
Apr 29, 2021
Yeah that's pretty out of the ordinary for what I normally see on here. Omitting it and replacing it with Frankfurt would give the quiz a tiny bit more of a challenge too.
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Level 66
Apr 22, 2023
Why would you omit it? Most of Istanbul is on the European side. You may feel that it has more of a Southwestern Asian "vibe," but it is, in fact, more of a European city.
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Level 68
May 8, 2019
1:53 remaining.
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Level 36
Aug 9, 2019
2:43 remaining
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Level 43
Mar 16, 2020
Two thumbs up!
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Level 65
Apr 3, 2020
Bam! 13/13 easy! Shouldn't there be 15 cities to guess in the 15 largest cities in Europe quiz?
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Level 59
Jan 21, 2021
Well, Cologne and Dusseldorf are really close to each other, and the cities in the Ruhr area (mainly Essen and Dortmund) are pretty close together as well, meaning that some people confuse them as one single city, so they are combined and given as an answer to clear up any confusion.
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Level 42
Feb 12, 2021
Why grey out Cologne/ Dusseldorf? They are too far south of the Ruhr
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Level 90
Jul 25, 2021
I still don't understand why every quiz fills in the ruhr for us. Why can't we just guess it? False advertising if the quiz says top 15 and I only have to guess 13
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Level 72
Dec 15, 2021
This was easy, I suggest making it 1 minute :)
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Level 63
Feb 14, 2022
I agree. I think there's a little too much time on this one.
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Level 76
Mar 6, 2022
Kyiv not Kiev
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Level 56
Aug 30, 2022
Agree, about time this gets fixed!

Alos, probably should be labeled as "easy" for this audience.

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Level 20
Feb 3, 2023
You scored 13/13 = 100%

70.5% of test takers also scored 100%

The average score is 12

Your high score is 13

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Level 32
Apr 16, 2023
Last time when i did this i got 12/13 (missed Naples) and now i got 13/13 in 30 seconds! :)
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Level 52
Feb 18, 2024
In English we say Kiev, not Kyiv.
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Level 63
Apr 24, 2024
Both are perfectly correct!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KyivNotKiev#:~:text=Spelling%20of%20Kyiv%20prior%20to%20KyivNotKiev,-Main%20article%3A%20Names&text=Transliterations%20based%20on%20Russian%20names,the%20Ukrainian%20government%20in%201995.

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Level 83
Jun 20, 2024
Since the beginning of the war in Ukraine I don't think I've heard anyone in the UK, and definitely not on the news, use "Kiev" any more.
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Level 47
Mar 3, 2024
they put milan where turin is LOL
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Level 82
Apr 24, 2024
They really haven't.
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Level 66
Apr 24, 2024
Full marks for The Robbster.
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Level 47
Apr 26, 2024
European part of Turkey should be painted yellow, just as is done with Russia. I think it doesn't have to do with you tho