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500k+ First-Level Subdivisions of Europe on a Map

IAB's quiz All First-Level Subdivisions of Europe on a Map is already challenging enough if you remove the lesser populated subdivisions! How many of the first-level subdivions of Europe with more than a half million inhabitants can you name?

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Albania
Tirana
 
Austria
Carinthia
Lower Austria
Salzburg
Styria
Tyrol
Upper Austria
Vienna
 
Belarus
Brest
Gomel
Grodno
Minsk City
Minsk Region
Mogilev
Vitebsk
 
Belgium
Brussels
Flanders
Wallonia
 
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Republika Srpska
 
Bulgaria
Plovdiv
Sofia City
 
Croatia
Zagreb City
 
Czech Republic
Central Bohemia
Hradec Králové
Moravia-Silesia
Olomouc
Pardubice
Plzeň
Prague
South Bohemia
South Moravia
Ústí nad Labem
Vysočina
Zlín
 
Denmark
Capital Region
Central Denmark
North Denmark
Southern Denmark
Zealand
 
Estonia
Harju
 
Finland
Pirkanmaa
Uusimaa
 
France
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
Brittany
Centre-Val de Loire
Grand Est
Hauts-de-France
Île-de-France
Normandy
Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Occitanie
Pays de la Loire
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
 
Germany
Baden-Württemberg
Bavaria
Berlin
Brandenburg
Bremen
Hamburg
Hesse
Lower Saxony
Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
North Rhine-Westphalia
Rhineland-Palatinate
Saarland
Saxony
Saxony-Anhalt
Schleswig-Holstein
Thuringia
Greece
Attica
Central Greece
Central Macedonia
Crete
Eastern Macedonia and Thrace
Peloponnese
Thessaly
Western Greece
 
Hungary
Bács-Kiskun
Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén
Budapest
Hajdú-Bihar
Pest
Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg
 
Ireland
Dublin
 
Italy
Abruzzo
Apulia
Basilicata
Calabria
Campania
Emilia-Romagna
Friuli-Venezia Giulia
Lazio
Liguria
Lombardy
Marche
Piedmont
Sardinia
Sicily
Trentino-South Tyrol
Tuscany
Umbria
Veneto
 
Latvia
Riga
 
Lithuania
Kaunas
Vilnius
 
Moldova
Chișinău
Transnistria
 
Netherlands
Friesland
Gelderland
Groningen
Limburg
North Brabant
North Holland
Overijssel
South Holland
Utrecht
 
Norway
Oslo
Vestland
Viken
 
Poland
Greater Poland
Holy Cross
Kuyavia-Pomerania
Lesser Poland
Łódź
Lower Silesia
Lublin
Lubusz
Masovia
Opole
Podlasie
Pomerania
Silesia
Subcarpathia
Warmia-Masuria
West Pomerania
Portugal
Aveiro
Braga
Lisbon
Porto
Setúbal
 
Romania
Argeș
Bacău
Bihor
Brașov
Bucharest
Cluj
Constanța
Dâmbovița
Dolj
Galați
Iași
Mureș
Prahova
Suceava
Timiș
 
Russia
Arkhangelsk
Astrakhan
Bashkortostan
Belgorod
Bryansk
Chechnya
Chuvashia
Dagestan
Ivanovo
Kabardino-Balkar
Kaliningrad
Kaluga
Karelia
Kirov
Komi
Kostroma
Krasnodar
Kursk
Leningrad
Lipetsk
Mari El
Mordovia
Moscow City
Moscow Oblast
Murmansk
Nizhny Novgorod
North Ossetia-Alania
Novgorod
Orenburg
Oryol
Penza
Perm
Pskov
Rostov
Ryazan
Saint Petersburg
Samara
Saratov
Smolensk
Stavropol
Tambov
Tatarstan
Tula
Tver
Udmurtia
Ulyanovsk
Vladimir
Volgograd
Vologda
Voronezh
Yaroslavl
Serbia
Belgrade
South Bačka
 
Slovakia
Banská Bystrica
Bratislava
Košice
Nitra
Prešov
Trenčín
Trnava
Žilina
 
Spain
Andalusia
Aragon
Asturias
Balearic Islands
Basque Country
Cantabria
Castile and León
Castilla-La Mancha
Catalonia
Extremadura
Galicia
Madrid
Murcia
Navarre
Valencia
 
Sweden
Scania
Stockholm
Västra Götaland
 
Switzerland
Aargau
Bern
Geneva
Sankt Gallen
Vaud
Zürich
 
Ukraine
Cherkasy
Chernihiv
Chernivtsi
Dnipropetrovsk
Donetsk
Ivano-Frankivsk
Kharkiv
Kherson
Khmelnytskyi
Kiev City
Kiev Oblast
Kirovohrad
Luhansk
Lviv
Mykolaiv
Odessa
Poltava
Rivne
Sumy
Ternopil
Vinnytsia
Volyn
Zakarpattia
Zaporizhia
Zhytomyr
 
Ukraine / Russia
Crimea
 
United Kingdom
England
Northern Ireland
Scotland
Wales
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Level 55
Oct 24, 2020
Nice quiz. How do you get the data? Do you calculate the populations of all the subdivisions?
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Level 75
Oct 25, 2020
Thank you. I honestly just look on Wikipedia. For example, the 'States of Germany' article gives a list. Then I can sorted them on their populations and I could quickly see which ones had to be included.
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Level 75
Oct 25, 2020
Let me know if there is a better way!
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Level 55
Oct 25, 2020
Oh, that's smart! I thought you looked at the populations of all the subdivisions manually.
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Level 74
Feb 18, 2022
Please accept normal type ins