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Biggest Cities in Europe in 1650 with a Map

With the help of a map, can you name the most populous cities in Europe with an estimated population of over 20,000 in 1650?
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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
690k
Constantinople
Ottoman Empire
387k
Paris
France
339k
London
England
287k
Naples
Spain
153k
Lisbon
Portugal
144k
Venice
Venice
122k
Adrianople
Ottoman Empire
122k
Milan
Spain
116k
Rome
Papal States
104k
Amsterdam
Netherlands
102k
Moscow
Russia
102k
Palermo
Spain
99k
Seville
Spain
95k
Madrid
Spain
75k
Vienna
Austria
(H.R.E. / Habsburgs)
74k
Florence
Tuscany
67k
Leiden
Netherlands
64k
Genoa
Genoa
63k
Bologna
Papal States
63k
Brussels
Spain
62k
Marseille
France
59k
Rouen
France
58k
Lyon
France
57k
Valencia
Spain
56k
Antwerp
Spain
54k
Prague
Bohemia
(H.R.E. / Habsburgs)
53k
Hamburg
Hamburg
(Free City - H.R.E.)
51k
Copenhagen
Denmark-Norway
45k
Danzig
Poland-Lithuania
45k
Lille
France
45k
Messina
Spain
45k
Rotterdam
Netherlands
45k
Salonica
Ottoman Empire
43k
Toledo
Spain
42k
Bordeaux
France
Population
Cities
Country
42k
Smolensk
Poland-Lithuania
41k
Toulouse
France
40k
Breslau
Silesia
(H.R.E. / Habsburgs)
40k
Cologne
Cologne
(Free City - H.R.E.)
40k
Ghent
Spain
40k
Nuremberg
Nuremberg
(Free City - H.R.E.)
40k
Verona
Venice
40k
Vilnius
Poland-Lithuania
38k
Haarlem
Netherlands
37k
Liége
Liége
(Holy Roman Empire)
36k
Orléans
France
35k
Brescia
Venice
35k
Padua
Venice
32k
Augsburg
Augsburg
(Free City - H.R.E.)
32k
Nantes
France
32k
Piacenza
Parma
31k
Barcelona
France
31k
Bruges
Spain
31k
Córdoba
Spain
31k
Jerez de la Frontera
Spain
31k
Rennes
France
30k
Amiens
France
30k
Avignon
Papal States
30k
Belgrade
Ottoman Empire
30k
Ferrara
Papal States
30k
Utrecht
Netherlands
29k
Kraków
Poland-Lithuania
28k
Caen
France
28k
Cremona
Spain
28k
Vicenza
Venice
27k
Angers
France
27k
Middelburg
Netherlands
27k
Parma
Parma
27k
Zaragoza
Spain
Population
Cities
Country
26k
Mantua
Mantua
26k
Valladolid
Spain
25k
Delft
Netherlands
25k
Strasbourg
Strasbourg
(Free City - H.R.E.)
24k
Bergamo
Venice
24k
Bremen
Bremen
(Free City - H.R.E.)
24k
Frankfurt am Main
Frankfurt am Main
(Free City - H.R.E.)
24k
Norwich
England
24k
Tournai
Spain
24k
Turin
Savoy
23k
Berlin
Brandenburg
(Holy Roman Empire)
23k
Edinburgh
Scotland
23k
Granada
Spain
23k
Königsberg
Prussia
23k
Lucca
Lucca
23k
Lübeck
Lübeck
(Free City - H.R.E.)
22k
Aix-en-Provence
France
22k
Dresden
Saxony
(Electorate - H.R.E.)
22k
Pavia
Spain
22k
Prizren
Ottoman Empire
21k
Antequera
Spain
21k
Athens
Ottoman Empire
21k
Dijon
France
21k
Groningen
Netherlands
21k
Murcia
Spain
20k
Dordrecht
Netherlands
20k
Lecce
Spain
20k
Modena
Modena
20k
Munich
Bavaria
(Holy Roman Empire)
20k
Poznań
Poland-Lithuania
20k
Regensburg
Regensburg
(Free City - H.R.E.)
20k
Reims
France
20k
Tours
France
20k
The Hague
Netherlands
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Level 74
Sep 1, 2021
This was a really cool quiz, its cool to see how cities change over time!
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Level 55
Sep 2, 2021
Thanks!
+3
Level 57
Sep 2, 2021
Nice!
+1
Level 55
Sep 2, 2021
Thanks!
+3
Level 63
Sep 2, 2021
Wow. If my home town was in Europe at this point in time, it would only be just over 59k from making this quiz 😆. Great job again btw!
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Level 55
Sep 2, 2021
Thank you!
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Level 67
Sep 7, 2021
Nice quiz, missed 2 of them
+3
Level 84
Sep 7, 2021
I've noted this before, but, my god what an unsightly mess central Europe was at this time.
+5
Level 55
Sep 8, 2021
Blame feudalism for that one.
+1
Level 41
Dec 2, 2021
Gdańsk*. It was polish city.
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Level 55
Dec 2, 2021
Nope, it was very much majority German at the time. At the time the common name for the city was in fact "Danzig".
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Level 37
Aug 19, 2022
Not expected the Netherlands and italy
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Level 37
Aug 19, 2022
I mean, north Italy is like the HRE at that time