European Cities with the Biggest Economies

Name the European urban areas with the largest economies.
Urban area, not city proper. According to the Brookings Institute, 2014.
We filled in three metros that don't have a dominant city
Number represents the GDP of the portion of the city that is in Europe
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GDP
City
$836 bil
London
$715 bil
Paris
$553 bil
Moscow
$485 bil
Rhine-Ruhr Area
$321 bil
Amsterdam / Rotterdam
$312 bil
Milan
$262 bil
Madrid
$254 bil
Brussels
GDP
City
$230 bil
Frankfurt
$220 bil
Munich
$219 bil
Istanbul
$184 bil
Vienna / Bratislava
$171 bil
Barcelona
$163 bil
Rome
$161 bil
Hamburg
$158 bil
Berlin
GDP
City
$158 bil
Stuttgart
$143 bil
Stockholm
$141 bil
Warsaw
$137 bil
Karlsruhe
$130 bil
Athens
$127 bil
Copenhagen / Malmö
$122 bil
Silesia
$121 bil
Birmingham
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Level 74
Jun 18, 2016
Istanbul? It comes in at $349 billion in the world quiz, and most of that city, including its city center, is in Europe.
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Level 73
Jun 19, 2016
I was wondering if Istanbul makes the list
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Level ∞
Jun 20, 2016
Thanks. At first I thought most of the population was on the Asian side, but apparently 2/3rds is on the European side. I added Istanbul to the list, dividing their GDP figure by 2/3rds.
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Level 74
Jun 21, 2016
Dividing or multiplying?
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Level ∞
Jun 21, 2016
Multiplying :)
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Level 57
Aug 21, 2016
Constantinople is European, when is became Istanbul, Europe rejects it.
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Level 59
Aug 22, 2016
I don't really think that's correct is it now!
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Level 25
Aug 20, 2018
Thanks for that... only one I missed! >:(
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Level 73
Jun 18, 2016
Why is Karlsruhe already given? As far as I know, it is a city and not a region or industrial area...
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Level 81
Jun 18, 2016
If I'm reading http://www.brookings.edu/~/media/Research/Files/Reports/2012/11/30%20global%20metro%20monitor/30%20global%20monitor%20appendixc.pdf right, "Karlsruhe" is what Brookings now calls the Rhein-Neckar metro area, which is weird because https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhine-Neckar omits Karlsruhe from that metro area.
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Level ∞
Jun 20, 2016
The Brookings institute is giving the urban area a population of 3 million. The city of Karlsruhe only has a population of around 300,000.
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Level 57
Aug 13, 2016
So wouldn't that be a slight typing mistake? :)
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Level 75
Jul 19, 2019
What's in Karlsruhe anyway? A federal court and a pretty park. If I think about economy, Ludwigshafen comes to mind with its giant BASF plant... Mannheim maybe.
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Level 45
Oct 11, 2020
The region of Mannheim/Ludwigshafen/Heidelberg, including some smaller surrounding towns, is usually considered as the Rhine-Neckar metropolitan area. There are historical ties connecting the region, and the public transit network reflects the strong bond between the major cities of the area.

Karlsruhe is usually not considered as part of the area, though it is close and economically successful. Including Karlsruhe is probably not wrong, but I would not choose it as a representative due to its "outlier" status (less historical ties, geographical distance from and public transit connections to the region's core of Mannheim/Ludwigshafen/Heidelberg).

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Level 81
Jun 18, 2016
You left out Munich ($220 bil) and Hamburg ($161 bil).
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Level ∞
Jun 20, 2016
Fixed!
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Level 67
Aug 21, 2016
Damn Berlin! 20/21
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Level 43
Aug 15, 2019
Same here. I can't believe I just missed one and it was Berlin.
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Level 64
Aug 22, 2016
Bratislava is not accepted for Vienna /Bratislava.
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Level ∞
Aug 22, 2016
Fixed
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Level 46
Sep 14, 2016
And once again I forgot that the Netherlands and Belgium existed. This is getting sad...especially since there was a Dutch foreign exchange student in my choir class all year one time, and also I have some Dutch ancestors.
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Level 64
Mar 28, 2017
So much Germany
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Level 73
Sep 14, 2017
and yet never at the top...
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Level 46
Mar 20, 2018
because Germany spreads over several cities. uk only has London at the top because thats where almost all business is done
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Level 72
Mar 31, 2018
I got Birmingham but I was surprised to see the vestiges of the industrial revolution here. London is of course the center of everything - effectively, it's the UK/European equivalent of NYC's financial power plus the political center of DC plus the entertainment industry of LA and the transportation hub of Chicago, all in one place. Really, it's a little surprising to me that more economic activity doesn't spill over into the secondary cities of the UK.
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Level 48
Aug 4, 2020
That is one of the big political issues in Britain at the moment. It hasn't always been this way, but since about the 1950s Britain's political focus has been very much on Europe, which has entailed as much as possible happening in the south-east of England. That might change now if the focus moves away to the outside world - in the 19th century places like Manchester, Liverpool and Glasgow, the big north-western ports, were where a lot of the action was, as they were our gateway to the outside world. They have largely been replaced by Dover and Felixstowe, as they face Europe.
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Level 56
Jan 10, 2019
What is urban area? In a different quiz, it was about population. In that quiz Rotterdam was put together with The Hague, outranking Amsterdam. Now in this quiz Amsterdam and Rotterdam are put together. You might aswell just put the Netherlands there, as it's one big urban area then.
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Level 48
Aug 4, 2020
Yes, it's weird. I'm also very unconvinced about Vienna and Bratislava being counted as one. They're a good way apart, arguably no more "an" urban area than Manchester and Liverpool, which it seems would be on this list if considered as one.
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Level 28
May 17, 2019
agh, always forget it is brussels and not brussel.
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Level 66
Oct 21, 2020
So Istanbul's in Europe again. How about Nicosia?
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Level 45
Dec 8, 2020
Somehow managed to get everyone but Berlin lol, interesting to see it so low though?