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Biggest Cities once in the Persian Empire

Can you name the most populous modern-day cities whose territory was once part of the Achaemenid Empire?
Based on the empire's extent as depicted in this timeline.
Athens was only briefly occupied by the Persian army for some months and is therefore not included.
Urban area population from citypopulation.de (November 2017).
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Last updated: March 5, 2019
First submittedNovember 4, 2017
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Population
City
25.1 mil
Karachi
17.1 mil
Cairo
14.6 mil
Istanbul
14.0 mil
Tehran
7.00 mil
Baghdad
5.25 mil
Alexandria
5.20 mil
Amman
4.75 mil
Ankara
4.28 mil
Kuwait City
Population
City
4.15 mil
Dubai
3.85 mil
Kabul
3.53 mil
Damascus
3.15 mil
Mashhad
2.98 mil
Izmir
2.80 mil
Isfahan
2.55 mil
Tel Aviv
2.50 mil
Hyderabad (Pakistan)
2.48 mil
Baku
+1
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Apr 20, 2019
Great quiz!