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Biggest Cities of the World in 800 AD with a Map

With the help of a map, can you name the most populous cities in the world with an estimated population of over 30,000 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
City
700k
Baghdad
600k
Chang'an
(Xi'an)
300k
Dongdu
(Luoyang)
250k
Constantinople
(Istanbul)
200k
Heian-kyo
(Kyoto)
160k
Qurtubah
(Córdoba)
100k
Basra
100k
Fustat
(Cairo)
100k
Lhasa
100k
Mohammadiya
(Ray, Tehran)
100k
Nara
100k
Oxhuitza
100k
Sri Ksetra
(Pyay)
100k
Youzhou
(Beijing)
95k
Alexandria
85k
Suzhou
85k
Wuchang
(Wuhan)
80k
Kairouan
80k
Kanyakubja
(Kannauj)
80k
Mecca
75k
Chengdu
75k
Ruha
(Şanlıurfa)
75k
Samarkand
75k
Samarra
75k
Taihe
(Dali)
Population
City
70k
Anuradhapura
70k
Gao
70k
Hangzhou
70k
Pataliputra
(Patna)
70k
Thirualavai
(Madurai)
70k
Yangzhou
65k
Damascus
65k
Kufa
65k
Oxwitik
60k
Anbar
(Fallujah)
60k
Mansura
60k
Prambanan
(Bokoharjo)
55k
Al-Quds
(Jerusalem)
55k
Aleppo
55k
Bian
(Kaifeng)
55k
Jang’an
(Pyongyang)
55k
Merv
(Mary)
50k
Al-Tefelis
(Tbilisi)
50k
Bab al-Abwab
(Derbent)
50k
Calakmul
50k
Coba
50k
Geumseong
(Gyeongju)
50k
Kaisareia
(Kayseri)
50k
Kanchi
(Kanchipuram)
Population
City
50k
Rome
50k
Shengzhou
(Nanjing)
50k
Tarsus
45k
Elloorpuram
45k
Guangzhou
45k
Indrapura
(Kampong Cham)
45k
Jayapura
(Andarkot)
45k
Madinat al-Sufriya
(Bukhara)
45k
Shule
(Kashgar)
45k
Kashi
(Varanasi)
45k
Ujjayini
(Ujjain)
40k
Amed
(Diyarbakır)
40k
Anahilavada
(Patan)
40k
Ani
(Ocaklı)
40k
Balkh
40k
Hongzhou
(Nanchang)
40k
Jundaysabur
40k
Kermanshah
40k
Mictlan
40k
Multih
(Malatya)
40k
Nishapur
40k
Qus
40k
Siraf
40k
Srinagar
Population
City
40k
Sthanishvara
(Thanesar)
40k
Thessaloniki
40k
Tollan-Xicocotitlan
(Tula de Allende)
40k
Vijayavatika
(Vijayawada)
40k
Yax Mutal
40k
Yodong
(Liaoyang)
35k
Antakiyah
(Antakya)
35k
Constantine
35k
Isbiliyyah
(Seville)
35k
Pliska
35k
Shiraz
30k
Atil
(Samosdelka)
30k
Cholollan
(Cholula)
30k
Damietta
30k
Danipaan
30k
Maridah
(Mérida)
30k
Mosul
30k
Neapolis
(Naples)
30k
Quanzhou
30k
Tennis
30k
Thatta
30k
Tunis
30k
Verona
30k
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