Biggest Cities of the Roman Empire with a Map

With the help of a map, can you name the biggest cities with an estimated population of over 20,000 in the Roman Empire at its peak in 117 AD?
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Population figures (mostly) according to these datasets by Scott Ortman and John Hanson, 3000 Years of Urban Growth by Tertius Chandler and Gerald Fox, 4000 Years of Urban Growth: An Historical Census by Tertius Chandler.
Both historical and modern-day names accepted.
Some of these cities do not exist anymore.
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Population
Cities
1m
Roma
(Rome)
400k
Alexandria
250k
Antioch
(Antakya)
225k
Seleucia
125k
Ptolemais Hermiou
(El Mansha)
125k
Memphis
(Mit Rahina)
100k
Carthago
(Tunis)
100k
Ctesiphon
(Salman Pak)
90k
Leptis Magna
(Al-Khums)
85k
Syracusae
(Syracuse)
75k
Caesarea Maritima
(Caesarea)
70k
Edessa
(Şanlıurfa)
70k
Ephesus
(Selçuk)
70k
Thessalonica
(Thessaloniki)
65k
Corinthus
(Corinth)
65k
Gades
(Cádiz)
65k
Nisibis
(Nusaybin)
60k
Athenae
(Athens)
55k
Agrigentum
(Agrigento)
55k
Babylon
(Hillah)
55k
Laodicea ad Mare
(Latakia)
55k
Pergamum
(Bergama)
53k
Sardis
(Sart)
50k
Amphissa
(Amfissa)
50k
Berytus
(Beirut)
50k
Lugdunum
(Lyon)
50k
Ravenna
48k
Smyrna
(İzmir)
46k
Agedincum
(Sens)
45k
Arsinoe
(Faiyum)
45k
Thysdrus
(El Djem)
43k
Narbo Martius
(Narbonne)
42k
Nemausus
(Nîmes)
42k
Troas
(Dalyan)
Population
Cities
41k
Augustodunum
(Autun)
40k
Divodurum Mediomatricorum
(Metz)
40k
Durocortorum
(Reims)
40k
Gerasa
(Jerash)
40k
Rhodus
(Rhodes)
38k
Ambianorum
(Amiens)
38k
Caesarea Mauretaniae
(Cherchell)
37k
Antinoöpolis
(Minya)
37k
Apamea
37k
Hermopolis Magna
(Tall al-Ashmunein)
37k
Londinium
(London)
35k
Athribis
(Tell Atrib)
35k
Byzantium
(Istanbul)
35k
Ostia Antica
(Ostia)
35k
Viminacium
(Kostolac)
34k
Anazarbus
(Dilekkaya)
34k
Ancyra
(Ankara)
34k
Nicomedia
(İzmit)
33k
Tanis
(Tell Abu Seifa)
31k
Hadrumetum
(Sousse)
30k
Argos
30k
Capua
30k
Cirta
(Constantine)
30k
Gela
30k
Iader
(Zadar)
30k
Olisipo
(Lisbon)
30k
Oxyrhynchus
(Al-Bahnasa)
30k
Ptolemais
(Tolmeita)
30k
Teurnia
(Lendorf)
29k
Altinum
29k
Pella
28k
Augusta Treverorum
(Trier)
28k
Catana
(Catania)
Population
Cities
28k
Heracleopolis Magna
(Ihnasiya)
28k
Patavium
(Padua)
28k
Sicca Veneria
(El Kef)
28k
Syene
(Aswan)
28k
Tingis
(Tangier)
27k
Paestum
26k
Bubastis
(Zagazig)
26k
Halicarnassus
(Bodrum)
26k
Mediolanum Santorum
(Saintes)
25k
Carnuntum
(Petrozell-Carnuntum)
25k
Cyrene
(Shahhat)
25k
Palmyra
25k
Puteoli
(Pozzuoli)
25k
Salona
(Solin)
25k
Seleucia Pieria
(Samandağ)
23k
Damascus
23k
Gortyna
(Gortyn)
23k
Nicaea
(İznik)
23k
Rusicade
(Skikda)
22k
Aelia Capitolina
(Jerusalem)
22k
Hibis
(Kharga)
22k
Mytilene
21k
Laodicea ad Lycum
(Eskihisar)
21k
Mediolanum
(Milan)
20k
Aquileia
20k
Beneventum
(Benevento)
20k
Bostra
(Bosra)
20k
Colonia Claudia Ara Agrippinensium
(Cologne)
20k
Mogontiacum
(Mainz)
20k
Salamis
20k
Tyrus
(Tyre)
20k
Volubilis
(Meknes)
20k
Corduba
(Córdoba)
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