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Biggest Cities of Europe in 800 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 4,000 in 800 AD?
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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
250k
Constantinople
(Istanbul)
160k
Qurtubah
(Córdoba)
50k
Bab al-Abwab
(Derbent)
50k
Roma
(Rome)
40k
Thessaloniki
35k
Isbiliyyah
(Seville)
35k
Pliska
30k
Atil
(Samosdelka)
30k
Maridah
(Mérida)
30k
Neapolis
(Naples)
30k
Verona
25k
Mediolanum
(Milan)
25k
Messene
(Messina)
25k
Mettis
(Metz)
25k
Parisius
(Paris)
25k
Ratisbona
(Regensburg)
25k
Tulaytulah
(Toledo)
22k
Papia
(Pavia)
20k
Athens
20k
Beneventum
(Benevento)
20k
Cherson
(Sevastopol)
20k
Civitas Turonum
(Tours)
20k
Corinth
20k
Durocortorum
(Reims)
Population
Cities
20k
Malamocco
(Venice)
20k
Mogontiacum
(Mainz)
20k
Qartagannah al-Halfa
(Cartagena)
20k
Spira
(Speyer)
20k
Syracuse
15k
Al-Ushbuna
(Lisbon)
15k
Augusta Treverorum
(Trier)
15k
Colonia
(Cologne)
15k
Herakleia
(Heraklion)
15k
Madinat Ilbirah
(Granada)
15k
Philippopolis
(Plovdiv)
13k
Patavium
(Padua)
12k
Lugdunum
(Lyon)
12k
Ravenna
12k
Saris
(Jerez de la Frontera)
11k
Arelat
(Arles)
11k
Burdigala
(Bordeaux)
11k
Lundenburh
(London)
10k
Adrianople
(Edirne)
10k
Aurelianum
(Orléans)
10k
Balansiyyah
(Valencia)
10k
Barium
(Bari)
10k
Barshilunah
(Barcelona)
Population
Cities
10k
Birbashtar
(Barbastro)
10k
Burtuh
(Porto)
10k
Condate Redonum
(Rennes)
10k
Malaqah
(Málaga)
10k
Mursiyyah
(Murcia)
10k
Panormus
(Palermo)
10k
Pictavis
(Poitiers)
10k
Pruvinum
(Provins)
10k
Rotomagus
(Rouen)
10k
Saraqustah
(Zaragoza)
10k
Tolosa
(Toulouse)
10k
Wormatia
(Worms)
9k
Forum Alieni
(Ferrara)
7k
Eoforwic
(York)
7k
Genua
(Genoa)
6k
Augusta Vindelicorum
(Augsburg)
6k
Gayyan
(Jaén)
6k
Istiggah
(Écija)
6k
Ovetum
(Oviedo)
5k
Aquae Granni
(Aachen)
5k
Bononia
(Bologna)
5k
Castra Legionis
(León)
5k
Dorestate
(Wijk bij Duurstede)
Population
Cities
5k
Dyrrhachion
(Durrës)
5k
Florentia
(Florence)
5k
Laudunum
(Laon)
5k
Larisa
5k
Mantua
5k
Massilia
(Marseille)
5k
Narbo
(Narbonne)
5k
Quentovicus
(La Calotterie)
5k
Serdonpolis
(Sofia)
5k
Sliven
5k
Tarrakunah
(Tarragona)
4k
Amalphis
(Amalfi)
4k
Biraqirah
(Braga)
4k
Brixia
(Brescia)
4k
Burgas
4k
Hamwic
(Southampton)
4k
Nemetacum
(Arras)
4k
Regium Lepidi
(Reggio Emilia)
4k
Scodra
(Shkodër)
4k
Senones
(Sens)
4k
Tarabish
(Trapani)
4k
Theodosia
(Feodosia)
4k
Vienna
(Vienne)
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