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Biggest Cities of Europe in 1150 AD with a Map

With the help of a map, can you name the most populous cities in Europe with an estimated population of over 8,000 in 1150 AD?
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Population figures are based off this dataset by Dr. E. Buringh.
Both historical and modern-day names accepted.
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Population
Cities
Country
 
175k
Constantinople
(Istanbul)
Byzantine Empire
 
78k
Isbiliyyah
(Seville)
Almohad Caliphate
 
70k
Qurtubah
(Córdoba)
Gayyan
 
37k
Venice
Venice
 
36k
Milan
Milan
(Holy Roman Empire)
 
35k
Palermo
Sicily
 
35k
Toledo
León
 
33k
Paris
France
(Royal Domain)
 
32k
Thessaloniki
Byzantine Empire
 
31k
León
León
 
30k
Rome
Rome
(Holy Roman Empire)
 
28k
Cologne
Cologne
(Holy Roman Empire)
 
28k
Naples
Sicily
 
27k
Bologna
Bologna
(Holy Roman Empire)
 
27k
Novgorod
(Veliky Novgorod)
Novgorod
(Kievan Rus')
 
24k
Lunden
(London)
England
 
24k
Pavia
Lombardy
(Holy Roman Empire)
 
23k
Chernigov
(Chernihiv)
Chernigov
(Kievan Rus')
 
23k
Genoa
Genoa
(Holy Roman Empire)
 
21k
Garnatah
(Granada)
Garnatah
 
21k
Verona
Verona
(Holy Roman Empire)
 
20k
Burgos
León
 
20k
Kiev
(Kyiv)
Kiev
(Kievan Rus')
 
19k
Athens
Byzantine Empire
 
19k
Bolgar
Volga Bulgaria
 
19k
Maridah
(Mérida)
Almohad Caliphate
 
18k
Al-Mariyyah
(Alméria)
Al-Mariyyah
 
18k
Gayyan
(Jaén)
Gayyan
 
17k
Qartagannah al-Halfa
(Cartagena)
Mursiyyah
 
17k
Toulouse
Toulouse
(Kingdom of France)
 
16k
Arras
Flanders
(France / H.R.E.)
 
16k
Barcelona
Barcelona
(Kingdom of France)
 
16k
Brescia
Brescia
(Holy Roman Empire)
 
16k
Mantua
Mantua
(Holy Roman Empire)
 
16k
Padua
Verona
(Holy Roman Empire)
 
16k
Sherish
(Jerez de la Frontera)
Almohad Caliphate
 
15k
Balansiyyah
(Valencia)
Balansiyyah
 
15k
Lisbon
Portugal
 
15k
Messina
Sicily
 
15k
Smolensk
Smolensk
(Kievan Rus')
 
14k
Ghent
Flanders
(France / H.R.E.)
 
14k
Rouen
Normandy
(Kingdom of France)
 
14k
Vienna
Austria
(Holy Roman Empire)
 
13k
Bordeaux
Aquitaine
(Kingdom of France)
 
13k
Regensburg
Bavaria
(Holy Roman Empire)
 
13k
Valladolid
León
 
12k
Batalyaws
(Badajoz)
Almohad Caliphate
 
12k
Florence
Florence
(Holy Roman Empire)
 
12k
Istiggah
(Ecija)
Almohad Caliphate
 
12k
Pisa
Pisa
(Holy Roman Empire)
 
12k
Ravenna
Ravenna
(Holy Roman Empire)
 
12k
Soldaia
(Sudak)
Cumania
 
12k
Trier
Trier
(Holy Roman Empire)
 
11k
Aachen
Limburg
(Holy Roman Empire)
 
11k
Augsburg
Augsburg
(Holy Roman Empire)
 
11k
Erfurt
Thuringia
(Holy Roman Empire)
Population
Cities
Country
11k
Magdeburg
Saxony
(Holy Roman Empire)
11k
Mursiyyah
(Murcia)
Mursiyyah
11k
Piacenza
Lombardy
(Holy Roman Empire)
11k
Rostov
Rostov
(Kievan Rus')
11k
Tournai
Flanders
(France / H.R.E.)
11k
Tours
Touraine
(Kingdom of France)
11k
Velegradhon
(Belgrade)
Byzantine Empire
10k
Balish
(Vélez-Málaga)
Malaqah
10k
Belgorod Kievsky
(Bilohorodska)
Belgorod
10k
Bourges
Bourges
(Kingdom of France)
10k
Châlons-sur-Marne
(Châlons-en-Champagne)
Châlons
(Kingdom of France)
10k
Lyon
Dauphine
(Holy Roman Empire)
10k
Marseille
Provence
(County - H.R.E.)
10k
Medina Mayurqah
(Palma de Mallorca)
Mayurqah
10k
Philippopolis
(Plovdiv)
Byzantine Empire
10k
Prague
Bohemia
(Holy Roman Empire)
10k
Reims
Reims
(Kingdom of France)
10k
Siena
Siena
(Holy Roman Empire)
10k
Theodosia
(Feodosia)
Cumania
10k
Tortosa
Barcelona
(Kingdom of France)
10k
Worms
Worms
(Holy Roman Empire)
9k
Cremona
Cremona
(Holy Roman Empire)
9k
Derbent
Derbent
9k
Everwic
(York)
England
9k
Malaqah
(Málaga)
Malaqah
9k
Metz
Metz
(Holy Roman Empire)
9k
Órleans
France
(Royal Domain)
9k
Parma
Lombardy
(Holy Roman Empire)
9k
Pistoia
Pistoia
(Holy Roman Empire)
9k
Poitiers
Aquitaine
(Kingdom of France)
9k
Salamanca
León
9k
Sliven
Byzantine Empire
9k
Zaragoza
Aragon
(Kingdom of France)
8k
Auxerre
Nevers
(Kingdom of France)
8k
Barletta
Sicily
8k
Bayyasah
(Baeza)
Wadi Ash and Bastah
8k
Bergamo
Bergamo
(Holy Roman Empire)
8k
Bruges
Flanders
(France / H.R.E.)
8k
Corleone
Sicily
8k
Ferrara
Ferrara
(Holy Roman Empire)
8k
Forlì
Forlì
(Holy Roman Empire)
8k
Lincoln
England
8k
Lucca
Lucca
(Holy Roman Empire)
8k
Mainz
Mainz
(Holy Roman Empire)
8k
Modena
Modena
(Holy Roman Empire)
8k
Münster
Saxony
(Holy Roman Empire)
8k
Norwich
England
8k
Osnabrück
Saxony
(Holy Roman Empire)
8k
Perugia
Perugia
(Holy Roman Empire)
8k
Reggio Emilia
Reggio
(Holy Roman Empire)
8k
Soest
Saxony
(Holy Roman Empire)
8k
Strasbourg
Strasbourg
(Holy Roman Empire)
8k
Tarragona
Barcelona
(Kingdom of France)
8k
Trapani
Sicily
8k
Viterbo
Viterbo
(Holy Roman Empire)
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