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All 100k+ Cities on the Mediterranean on a Map

The Mediterranean has been a crucial body of water throughout history, hosting many great civilisations and states since antiquity. Although its importance has diminished during the era of globalisation, with other waterways around the world rising in prominence, there is still a large population which continues to exist around the Mediterranean Sea.

Can you name all cities on this important body with 100 000 people or more, given a map?

Includes 11 marginal seas, such as the Adriatic Sea, but notably excluding the Sea of Marmara
Capital cities are given in blue
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Last updated: November 24, 2020
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Country
Pop
City
5,107 k
Alexandria
2,956 k
Izmir
2,837 k
Rome
2,364 k
Algiers
1,650 k
Beirut
1,636 k
Barcelona
1,240 k
Antalya
996 k
Mersin
962 k
Naples
940 k
Tripoli
863 k
Marseille
803 k
Oran
794 k
Valencia
760 k
Port Said
673 k
Gaza
664 k
Athens
657 k
Palermo
638 k
Tunis
574 k
Malaga
574 k
Genoa
460 k
Tel Aviv
450 k
Tripoli, Lebanon
>446 k
Benghazi
416 k
Palma
383 k
Latakia
342 k
Annaba
340 k
Nice
334 k
Alicante
322 k
Bari
315 k
Thessaloniki
311 k
Catania
285 k
Montpellier
285 k
Haifa
272 k
Sfax
259 k
Venice
250 k
Sidon
229 k
Messina
225 k
Ashdod
221 k
Netanya
221 k
Sousse
220 k
Badalona
214 k
Cartagena
203 k
Trieste
Country
Pop
City
198 k
Almería
195 k
Taranto
191 k
Arish
186 k
İskenderun
182 k
Skikda
178 k
Reggio Calabria
176 k
Béjaïa
173 k
Alanya
171 k
Castellón de la Plana
171 k
Toulon
167 k
Split
167 k
Patras
163 k
Piraeus
162 k
Mostaganem
161 k
Nador
157 k
Livorno
154 k
Edku
153 k
Cagliari
153 k
Marsa Matruh
151 k
Rimini
144 k
Ashkelon
143 k
Marbella
140 k
Heraklion
134 k
Tarragona
132 k
Salerno
131 k
Jijel
130 k
Gabès
129 k
Bat Yam
128 k
Mataró
128 k
Rijeka
125 k
Tyre
121 k
Algeciras
>121 k
Misrata
120 k
Syracuse
119 k
Pescara
115 k
Tartus
113 k
Durrës
109 k
Bodrum
103 k
Fethiye
101 k
Limassol
100 k
Ancona
100 k
Kallithea
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Level 69
Nov 24, 2020
I used city proper for this quiz with all populations coming from citypopulation.de's city proper projections for each respective country. The only exception is Greece, whose source is here. While I find that city proper tells more about the way lines are drawn to administer, rather than the people who actually live in any given urban area, I tried to keep a level of consistancy throughout my data without making subjective decisions.
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Level 69
Nov 24, 2020
I should note that bordering the Mediterranean is counted by the city's official boundaries. An excellent example of this is Rome. The urban area is all located inland, but the 10th Municipi of Rome swallows coastal Ostia. On the other hand, technically the city limits of Athens do not touch the sea, however this is because Athens' city limits are quite restrictive, and I wouldn't have felt good about excluding Athens from this sort of quiz. There were a couple of other subjective decisions regarding which cities I chose to include, but overall I'm happy with my decisions. Please note that data from Libya post-1980's is not reliable (Wikipedia claims Misrata has between 400-800 thousand residents in seperate parts of the article, for instance) So there are likely more cities in Libya of 100 thousand or more which I simply cannot account for.
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Level 55
Nov 24, 2020
Got 21/84. No Nicosia?
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Level 69
Nov 24, 2020
No, Nicosia is in the centre of the island.
+3
Level 55
Nov 24, 2020
Oh, just wanted to make sure before i nominate.
+2
Level 69
Nov 24, 2020
I appreciate when my quizzes are fact-checked since I do overlook things often (and I appreciate the nomination too).
+3
Level 66
Nov 24, 2020
Palma is missing.
+2
Level 69
Nov 24, 2020
Fixed, thank you. I've a habit of overlooking the Balearic Islands.
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Level 40
Jan 3, 2021
Why not Perpignan?
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Level 69
Jan 3, 2021
Although it comes close, Perpignan is not technically on the coast.