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Biggest Cities of Europe in 1453 with a Map

With the help of a map, can you name the most populous cities in Europe with an estimated population of over 18,000 in 1453?
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Population figures are based off this dataset by Dr. E. Buringh, La population des villes européennes, 800-1850 by Paul Bairoch, 3000 Years of Urban Growth by Tertius Chandler and Gerald Fox and 4000 Years of Urban Growth: An Historical Census by Tertius Chandler.
Both historical and modern-day names accepted.
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Population
Cities
165k
Garnatah
(Granada)
150k
Paris
100k
Venice
85k
Adrianople
(Edirne)
83k
Milan
80k
Ghent
76k
Genoa
75k
Naples
70k
Prague
60k
Bruges
60k
Kaffa
(Feodosia)
60k
Lisbon
60k
London
60k
Novgorod
(Veliky Novgorod)
60k
Seville
55k
Novgorod
(Nizhny Novgorod)
53k
Florence
50k
Moscow
50k
Rouen
50k
Trakai
49k
Bologna
45k
Constantinople
(Istanbul)
42k
Valencia
40k
Cologne
40k
Salonica
(Thessaloniki)
Population
Cities
40k
Târgoviște
38k
Burgos
37k
Cremona
37k
Pskov
36k
Roskilde
35k
Athens
35k
Barcelona
35k
Brussels
35k
Smolensk
35k
Toledo
35k
Valladolid
34k
Rome
33k
Córdoba
33k
Lyon
32k
Augsburg
32k
Bourges
31k
Ferrara
30k
Brescia
30k
Liège
30k
Malaqah
(Málaga)
30k
Metz
30k
Nándorfehérvár
(Belgrade)
30k
Palermo
30k
Soldaia
(Sudak)
30k
Üsküb
(Skopje)
Population
Cities
30k
Verona
30k
Vienna
29k
Suceava
28k
Lübeck
28k
Orléans
27k
Polotsk
26k
Mantua
25k
Al-Mariyyah
(Almería)
25k
Bordeaux
25k
Danzig
(Gdańsk)
25k
Piacenza
24k
Erfurt
24k
Magdeburg
24k
Padua
24k
Toulouse
23k
Filibe
(Plovdiv)
23k
Lucca
23k
Tirnova
(Veliko Tarnovo)
22k
Buda
(Budapest)
22k
Messina
22k
Tours
22k
Vilnius
21k
Breslau
(Wroclaw)
21k
Caen
21k
Dijon
Population
Cities
21k
Leuven
21k
Mérida
21k
Sofya
(Sofia)
21k
Strasbourg
21k
Troyes
20k
Hamburg
20k
Kraków
20k
Marseille
20k
Nuremberg
20k
Ulm
19k
Antwerp
19k
Avignon
19k
Bremen
19k
Poitiers
19k
Siena
19k
Valenciennes
19k
Vicenza
19k
Zaragoza
18k
Amiens
18k
Angers
18k
Braunschweig
18k
Dieppe
18k
Jerez de la Frontera
18k
Regensburg
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Level 87
Aug 17, 2022
You do a lot of these types of quizzes and this is another great one.

When you choose the year for these quizzes is it with a specific intention, or is it simply a matter of having to use the data that's available?

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Level 55
Aug 17, 2022
Thanks! 1453 is a very important year in history, considering the Hundred Years' War came to an end and it was also the year of the Fall of Constantinople to the Ottomans.
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Level 62
Sep 2, 2022
could you accept Nürnberg? Super fun quiz!!