Name a City in Every European Country - No Capitals

Can you name one of the eight most populous cities in every European country, other than the capital?
By city proper, according to citypopulation.de. Wikipedia, WorldAtlas, and GeoNames are backup sources.
Some countries don't have cities, just municipalities. In those cases, we go by the municipality population
Quiz by HinesBrothers
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Last updated: April 20, 2021
First submittedApril 17, 2021
Times taken25,593
Average score48.8%
Rating4.50
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Country
Cities
Albania
Durrës | Vlorë | Elbasan | Shkodër | Fier | Korçë | Berat | Lushnje
Andorra
Escaldes | Sant Julià | Encamp | La Massana | Santa Coloma | Ordino | Canillo | El Pas de la Casa
Austria
Graz | Linz | Salzburg | Innsbruck | Klagenfurt | Villach | Wels | Sankt Pölten
Belarus
Gomel | Vitsebsk | Mahiloǔ | Hrodna | Brest | Babrujsk | Baranavičy | Barysaǔ
Belgium
Antwerp | Ghent | Charleroi | Liège | Schaerbeek | Anderlecht | Bruges | Namur
Bosnia & Herzegovina
Banja Luka | Tuzla | Zenica | Mostar | Bijeljina | Brčko | Bihać | Prijedor
Bulgaria
Plovdiv | Varna | Burgas | Ruse | Stara Zagora | Pleven | Sliven | Dobrič
Croatia
Split | Rijeka | Osijek | Zadar | Pula | Sesvete | Slavonski Brod | Karlovac
Czech Republic
Brno | Ostrava | Plzeň | Liberec | Olomouc | Budweis | Hradec Králové | Ústí nad Labem
Denmark
Aarhus | Odense | Aalborg | Esbjerg | Randers | Kolding | Horsens | Vejle
Estonia
Tartu | Narva | Pärnu | Kohtla-Järve | Viljandi | Maardu | Rakvere | Kuressaare
Finland
Espoo | Tampere | Vantaa | Oulu | Turku | Jyväskylä | Lahti | Kuopio
France
Marseille | Lyon | Toulouse | Nice | Nantes | Montpellier | Strasbourg | Bordeaux
Germany
Hamburg | Munich | Cologne | Frankfurt | Stuttgart | Düsseldorf | Leipzig | Dortmund
Greece
Thessaloniki | Patras | Pireus | Larissa | Heraklion | Pesisteri | Acharne
Hungary
Debrecen | Szeged | Miskolc | Pecs | Győr | Nyíregyháza | Kecskemét | Székesfehérvár
Iceland
Keflavík | Akureyri | Selfoss | Akranes | Vestmannaeyjar | Grindavík | Hveragerði | Ísafjörður
Ireland
Cork | Galway | Limerick | Waterford | Dundalk | Drogheda | Navan | Bray
Italy
Milan | Naples | Turin | Palermo | Genoa | Bologna | Florence | Bari
Kosovo
Prizren | Gjilan | Pejë | Mitrovicë | Ferizaj | Gjakovë | Vushtrri | Podujevë
Latvia
Daugavpils | Liepāja | Jelgava | Jūrmala | Ventspils | Rēzekne | Ogre | Valmiera
Liechtenstein
Schaan | Triesen | Balzers | Eschen | Mauren | Triesenberg | Ruggell | Gamprin
Lithuania
Kaunas | Klaipėda | Šiauliai | Panevėžys | Alytus | Marijampolė | Mažeikiai | Jonava
Luxembourg
Esch-sur-Alzette | Differdange | Dudelange | Pétange | Sanem | Hesperange | Bettembourg | Schifflange
Malta
St. Paul's Bay | Birkirkara | Sliema | Mosta | Qormi | Żabbar | Naxxar | San Gwann
Moldova
Tiraspol | Bălți | Tighina | Rîbnița | Ungheni | Cahul | Dubăsari | Soroca
Monaco
Monaco has only one city and it is the capital
Montenegro
Nikšić | Pljevlja | Cetinje | Bar | Budva | Bijelo Polje | Berane | Herceg Novi
Netherlands
Rotterdam | The Hague | Utrecht | Eindhoven | Groningen | Tilburg | Almere | Breda
North Macedonia
Kumanovo | Bitola | Prilep | Tetovo | Štip | Veles | Ohrid | Strumica
Norway
Bergen | Trondheim | Stavanger | Bærum | Kristiansand | Drammen | Asker | Lillestrøm
Poland
Kraków | Łódź | Wrocław | Poznań | Gdańsk | Szczecin | Bydgoszcz | Lublin
Portugal
Porto | Vila Nova de Gaia | Amadora | Braga | Funchal | Coimbra | Setúbal | Almada
Romania
Cluj-Napoca | Timișoara | Iași | Constanța | Craiova | Brașov | Galați | Ploiești
Russia
* including Siberia
St. Petersburg | Novosibirsk | Yekaterinburg | Kazan | Nizhny Novgorod | Chelyabinsk | Samara | Omsk
San Marino
Serravalle | Borgo Maggiore | Domagnano | Fiorentino | Acquaviva | Faetano |
Chiesanuova | Montegiardino
Serbia
Novi Sad | Niš | Kragujevac | Subotica | Zrenjanin | Pančevo | Čačak | Novi Pazar
Slovakia
Košice | Prešov | Žilina | Banská Bystrica | Nitra | Trnava | Trenčín | Martin
Slovenia
Maribor | Kranj | Celje | Koper | Velenje | Novo Mesto | Ptuj | Kamnik
Spain
Barcelona | València | Sevilla | Zaragoza | Málaga | Murcia | Palma | Las Palmas
Sweden
Göteborg | Malmö | Uppsala | Linköping | Örebro | Västerås | Helsingborg | Norrköping
Switzerland
Zürich | Geneva | Basel | Lausanne | Winterthur | Lucerne | St. Gallen | Lugano
Ukraine
Kharkiv | Odessa | Dnipro | Donetsk | Zaporizhia | Lviv | Kryvyi Rih | Mykolaiv
United Kingdom
Birmingham | Glasgow | Liverpool | Bristol | Manchester | Sheffield | Leeds | Edinburgh
Vatican City
Vatican City has only one city and it is the capital
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Level 48
Apr 18, 2021
great quiz! nominated and subscribed!
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Level 74
Apr 18, 2021
Thank you!
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Level 72
Feb 10, 2022
Great quiz and I did much worse than I thought I would. I guess I've had so much practice with capital quizzes but not enough with this type of quiz.
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Level 75
Apr 18, 2021
How is this any different from this one you made? Except there's a map. I like this one better (in fact, both are great), but I see it as an update of the other one rather than a quiz of its own right..
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Level 74
Apr 18, 2021
This one has more cities, every country, and a map. Honestly I was a bit surprised to see this quiz got featured, but I'm not complaining.
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Level 66
Feb 22, 2022
Maps are good!
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Level 54
Apr 18, 2021
Very, very good! Could you do Asia next?
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Level 74
Apr 18, 2021
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Level 63
Apr 18, 2021
Nice one. Well done. Shocked at my ignorance at knowing any for so many!
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Level 74
Apr 18, 2021
Bruges?
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Level 84
Apr 20, 2021
I believe Bruges has been misspelt as Brugges.
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Level 74
Apr 20, 2021
I did not know that Brugges was a misspelling. I'll fix that.
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Level 66
Jun 14, 2021
Yes, Brugge in Dutch, Bruges in French
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Level 43
Jun 14, 2021
bruhhe in west-vlaams
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Level 66
Feb 22, 2022
Uges-Bray in Pig Latin.
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Level 81
Apr 18, 2021
Got Montenegro as a bonus when I tried for Spain. Thanks to whomever founded the city of Bar.
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Level 74
Apr 19, 2021
I wonder how many of the 81% that get Montenegro got it because of Barcelona. Caleb and I learned a lot of geography knowledge from placemats that we used at the dinner table, and we had one that was a map of Europe and I remember thinking that it was so funny that a city was named Bar.
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Level 57
Apr 28, 2021
Lol I got that. Im so happy.
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Level 42
Jun 14, 2021
Barcelona is definitely to blame for that huge Montenegro score. FML for choosing Sevilla instead.
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Level 75
Jun 14, 2021
I did too! But I think Seville should also be accepted.
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Level 70
Jun 14, 2021
Yep, I did the Barcelona thing too :)
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Level 68
Jun 14, 2021
Similarly got Malta as a bonus when typing in Mostar.
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Level 60
Apr 7, 2022
Me too :)
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Level 57
Jun 3, 2022
So did I - both Bar and Mosta
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Level 69
Jun 14, 2021
i was going to say the stats for montenegro might be skewed by people getting bari for italy, and then i realised only i would think of bari first, and everyone would go for barcelona anyway; derp
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Level 68
Apr 18, 2021
Great quiz! Why did I have to guess Zaragoza for Spain? I could have gotten a free Montenegro if I'd have just gone with the obvious :P
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Level 57
Apr 28, 2021
RIP
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Level 84
Apr 19, 2021
You should remove the asian russian cities (namely Novosibirsk and Omsk) and replace them by the next biggest european ones.
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Level 78
Apr 23, 2021
They probably should, but I am guessing that 98% of people guess St Petersburg anyway.
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Level 67
Apr 28, 2021
or Yekaterinburg
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Level 71
Jun 14, 2021
Agreed. Great quiz anyway though.
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Level 40
Apr 19, 2021
Too few answers for big countries. For Russia, for example, there are only 8 accepted answers, despite number of cities being much larger. To add an insult to injury, 3 of those accepted aren't even in Europe, while several cities in European part of Russia over a million people (yes, you read that right, a MILLION) aren't accepted, including, for example, Volgograd (also known historically as Stalingrad) and Ufa. Same, I'm sure, applies to some other big countries, but this is the most familiar example for me (and, I think, among the most glaring).
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Level 55
Apr 19, 2021
You realize all you gotta do is type St. Petersburg right?
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Level 74
Apr 19, 2021
If you want more answer choices, maybe you'd like this quiz better.
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Level 76
Apr 19, 2021
It's BIJELO Polje, not Bjelo Polje. Also, you should accept Pec, Djakovica, Gnjilane, Mitrovica, Urosevac, Vucitrn and Podujevo.
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Level 80
Apr 19, 2021
Also the definite forms of Albanian names should be accepted, with -a instead of -ë: Vlora, Peja etc.
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Level 67
Apr 19, 2021
I second that.
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Level 74
Apr 19, 2021
All of the problems outlined by buscfc93 have been fixed
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Level 65
Apr 19, 2021
Now I get why almost anyone got Montenegro... I guess I wasn't so smart choosing Valencia. Then again, I got Malta writing Mostar for Bosnia.
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Level 51
Apr 19, 2021
Nice quiz! I knew a few from my own similar quiz, but I couldn't get too many.
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Level 70
Apr 19, 2021
Great quiz!

However, a few typos:

Estonia: Viljandi, not Vilijandi

Lithuania: Panevežys, not Penevezys

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Level 74
Apr 19, 2021
Fixed
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Level 67
Apr 28, 2021
No it isn't.
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Level 32
Jun 14, 2021
Still isn't.
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Level 80
Apr 19, 2021
A bit disappointing that we get just lazy anglicized names, simply ignoring the diacritics, not even Duesseldorf for example.
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Level 74
Apr 19, 2021
All of the missing diacritics have been added now
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Level 63
Jun 14, 2021
Good grief! Thank you Hines for going to such trouble to make the quiz, well done.
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Level 55
Apr 19, 2021
Cyprus is not in Europe(before the debates start). Fantastic Quiz!
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Level 69
Apr 20, 2021
It seems there are missing some municipalities for Iceland. Kópavogur, Hafnarfjörður and Reykjanesbær are the three largest after Reykjavik and none of them is included.
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Level 61
May 30, 2021
Got Barcelona with Bar
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Level 71
Jun 14, 2021
You got Bar in Montenegro with Bar - pennies from heaven!
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Level 52
Jun 14, 2021
Anyone who got 100% is cheating!
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Level 48
Jun 14, 2021
The awkward moment when you were going to write Savastopol for Ukraine.
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Level 22
Jun 14, 2021
Why didnt you add Vatican City?
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Level 57
Aug 22, 2021
Because it doesnt have any other cities...

Its smaller than a town lol

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Level 29
Jun 14, 2021
Schaerbeek and Anderlecht are two cities part of Brussels. The Brussels Capital-Region has 19 "cities" (borough), the city of Brussels being one of them. Generally speaking of Brussels, this means the Region and not the city. I would replace Schaerbeek and Anderlecht by two others cities. Source: trust me, I'm Belgian
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Level 69
Jun 14, 2021
Lucky! I got Malta and Montenegro when trying to type in other cities. I would've never gotten those two countries otherwise.
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Level 70
Jun 14, 2021
Very good quiz. This is one where it pays to like football, as there are many little clubs from places like Maribor and Cluj and such, that compete in UEFA competitions and otherwise would be unheard of.
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Level 70
Jun 14, 2021
Great quiz! Really made me aware of how little I know of the geography of Eastern Europe (the Balkans especially).
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Level 63
Jun 14, 2021
Bravo
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Level 66
Jun 14, 2021

I am certain the largest non-capital city in Croatia used to be larger.

I wonder what happened.

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Level 54
Jun 14, 2021
I have to take a trip to Europe some time and learn about some cities other than the capitals.
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Level 51
Jun 30, 2021
EuroTrip (:
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Level 58
Jun 14, 2021
Darn, I thought sparta still existed.
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Level 78
Jun 15, 2021
It does, it’s just tiny.
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Level 78
Jun 15, 2021
What about Dogana? I’ve always understood that to be the biggest settlement in San Marino?
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Level 37
Jun 15, 2021
I took advantage of being a soccer fan who knows a lot of European clubs
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Level 47
Jun 15, 2021
what about dubrovnik?
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Level 68
Jun 17, 2021
Dubrovnik is not among the eight + capital largest cities in Croatia.
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Level 48
Jun 16, 2021
It was tough but I managed to score 100%, reached lvl 43 after guessing these 43 cities lmao.
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Level 68
Jun 17, 2021
For Croatia: Sesvete is not a city, but part of Zagreb, so you should put Velika Gorica instead, which is city proper.
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Level 48
Jun 17, 2021
I don't know why but I couldn't think of anything besides St Petersburg, I guess I'm now a stupid American. Seriously, how did I not get the UK?
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Level 51
Jun 30, 2021
hehe I wrote Barcleona and got Montenegro :)

also hecking frick! i thought herakles was hercules :D

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Level 64
Jan 14, 2022
Valencia being my favorite city in Spain is really hurting me in this quiz. :(
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Level 21
Feb 11, 2022
I typed Pskov for Russia, Belfast/Cardiff for UK and Seville/Toledo for Spain but still no response :(
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Level 60
Apr 7, 2022
There are more than 8 cities in the UK that are bigger that Belfast and Cardiff. Will be the same for Pskov which I believe is tiny by Russian standards. Not sure why Seville not accepted, must only be accepting Sevilla?
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Level 35
Feb 16, 2022
Add Kielce for Poland
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Level 51
Apr 27, 2022
geez I suck at this only 9 lol
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Level 57
May 13, 2022
Accept Seville for Sevilla, I don't know any quizzes that don't...
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Level 24
Jun 28, 2022
Wanted to write Barcelona for Spain and ended up getting Bar for Montenegro