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Biggest Cities of Asia in 1500 with a Map

With the help of a map, can you name the most populous cities of Asia in 1500?
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Population figures are based off 4000 Years of Urban Growth: An Historical Census by Tertius Chandler.
Both historical and modern-day names accepted.
Excludes Constantinople.
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Population
City
670k
Beijing
500k
Vijayanagara
(Hampi)
250k
Hangzhou
250k
Tabriz
200k
Constantinople
(Istanbul)
200k
Gauḍa
150k
Guangzhou
145k
Nanjing
140k
Kataka
(Cuttack)
125k
Ayutthaya
125k
Hanseong
(Seoul)
125k
Xi'an
120k
Suzhou
100k
Ahmedabad
85k
Chengdu
85k
Fuzhou
80k
Delhi
80k
Kaifeng
70k
Mandu
(Mandav)
65k
Aleppo
65k
Khambhat
65k
Wuchang
(Wuhan)
60k
Ahmednagar
60k
Ava
(Inwa)
Population
City
60k
Damascus
60k
Hanthawaddy
(Bago)
60k
Quanzhou
60k
Samarkand
60k
Shiraz
60k
Taiyuan
60k
Turpan
60k
Yangzhou
55k
Xuzhou
50k
Amber
50k
Bukhara
50k
Burhanpur
50k
Chittorgarh
50k
Hormuz
50k
Jaunpur
50k
Kunming
50k
Mrauk U
50k
Nanchang
50k
Saptagram
45k
Bursa
45k
Chiang Mai
45k
Isfahan
45k
Thatta
42k
Kozhikode
Population
City
41k
Đông Kinh
(Hanoi)
41k
Martaban
(Mottama)
41k
Pyeongyang
(Pyongyang)
40k
Bijapur
40k
Bandar Brunei
(Bandar Seri Begawan)
40k
Goa
40k
Heian-kyo
(Kyoto)
40k
Herat
40k
Jinan
40k
Jiujiang
40k
Jodhpur
40k
Luang Prabang
40k
Penukonda
40k
Srinagar
39k
Yarkand
38k
Zhenjiang
37k
Longvek
36k
Changchun
36k
Dabhoi
36k
Demak
36k
Hamadan
36k
Huaiyin
(Huai'an)
36k
Khoy
36k
Puri
Population
City
36k
Sendai
35k
Ardabil
35k
Bihar Sharif
35k
Changsha
35k
Ishiyama Hongan-ji
(Osaka)
35k
Kerman
35k
Kollam
35k
Kunduz
35k
Mosul
35k
Raichur
35k
Varanasi
35k
Yamaguchi
34k
Changzhou
34k
Mecca
34k
Multan
33k
Belur
33k
Bilaspur
33k
Kochi
32k
Budaun
32k
Dali
32k
Gwalior
32k
Jingdezhen
32k
Madurai
32k
Thana
(Thane)
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