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15 Largest Cities in Europe (with a map)

Using the map, name the 15 most populous urban areas in Europe.
Includes the whole population of cities that straddle Europe and Asia!
Urban area population, not city proper. According to citypopulation.de, January 2019
Loosely defined areas around the Ruhr are filled in
Last updated: February 18, 2019
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Population
City
17.2 mil
Moscow
14.7 mil
London
15.8 mil
Istanbul
11.4 mil
Paris
6.45 mil
Madrid
5.70 mil
(The Ruhr)
5.60 mil
Saint Petersburg
5.20 mil
Milan
5.00 mil
(Cologne / Dusseldorf)
4.75 mil
Berlin
4.73 mil
Barcelona
4.23 mil
Naples
3.58 mil
Rome
3.45 mil
Kiev
3.35 mil
Athens
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level 58
Aug 9, 2016
Great one!
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level 57
Jan 19, 2017
:) You can also try the Asian, African, North American, South American, and Middle Eastern versions!
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level 60
Mar 2, 2017
Oceania version?...
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level 49
Jun 4, 2017
I would really like to see an Oceanian version.
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level 57
Aug 26, 2016
Updated for precise city locations!
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level 57
Aug 26, 2016
also, the Ruhr has been greyed out to prevent confusion.:)
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level 64
Oct 30, 2016
Why does this nice quiz not have points?? Especially when I got all right!!
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level 57
Oct 30, 2016
Lol, we will have to see...
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level ∞
Oct 30, 2016
Featured, by popular demand!
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level 70
Oct 31, 2016
The 'frame' for Iceland is missing! Personally I'd choose another colour for Ruhr, maybe light green
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level ∞
Nov 1, 2016
Added the frame although we could probably just dispense with Iceland entirely for this quiz.
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level 75
Nov 19, 2016
Great quiz. 100% 2:12 and my success is entirely due to Jetpunk map quizzes. Thanks JP!
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level 24
Dec 4, 2016
i though hamburg is more populated than cologne
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level 68
Dec 4, 2016
It is by city proper, but some data includes some measurement of metropolitan areas.
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level 49
Dec 4, 2016
Got all with 2:25 remaining. I got stuck on Cologne/ Dusseldorf for a while.
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level 51
Mar 2, 2017
If you count Cologne/Düsseldorf as one city, why don't you count Randstad (the urban conglomerate of the Netherlands)?
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level ∞
Feb 18, 2019
I would if I could, but I am remaining faithful to the source data.
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level 43
Mar 2, 2017
Easy peasy!
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level 43
Mar 2, 2017
all with 2:12 left/
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level 41
Mar 2, 2017
Somehow I kept misspelling Istanbul...
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level 70
Feb 18, 2019
Me too. All together now: C-O-N-S-T-A.... :-)
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level 41
May 10, 2019
that's nobody's business but the turks
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level 60
Mar 2, 2017
What happened to Birmingham since August? (see first comment).
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level 57
Mar 5, 2017
It has been updated since last year :)
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level 55
Mar 3, 2017
This quiz accepted Koln. I'm happy now.
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level 24
Mar 3, 2017
constatinople should work for this quiz.
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level 56
Jul 24, 2017
Do you actually know anyone who refers to the city so? What would be the point of accepting a name that hasn't been in use for virtually a century? If you don't know the name of the city, then you don't get it right - that's how quizzes normally work; you're not here to be spoon fed.
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level 51
May 9, 2019
yes all the greeks
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level 48
Mar 3, 2017
constantinople is spelled wrong
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level 27
Mar 5, 2017
Constantinople does not exist. It's like saying Londinium should be accepted...
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level 57
Mar 5, 2017
+1 Essentially it's the former name, which we don't use on jetPunk
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level 57
Aug 28, 2017
Easy 15/15
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level 40
Nov 17, 2017
Byzantium doesn't work for Istanbul either. Good.
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level 48
Mar 12, 2018
got all with 2:16 remaining time
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level 48
Apr 26, 2018
Got them!
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level 24
Jan 12, 2019
If you say "Biggest Cities in Europe" also use city data and not urban agglomeration. It is something different and confuses. If I didnt have the map I would not have had it complete because it is not cities but urban areas. Please fix that it gets very confusing
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level 67
Feb 6, 2019
'Bratan' wins the 'Golden Nitpick Award' for January 2019.....Congratulations:
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level ∞
Feb 18, 2019
Cool. I'll remove London since the city proper only has a population of 9,401 :)
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level 68
Feb 18, 2019
In the same way, England being a country doesn't make the UK less of a legitimate country, the City of London being a subdivision doesn't make London less of a city in its own right.
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level 53
Jan 25, 2019
I always forget Kiev
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level 69
Feb 18, 2019
I believe you are missing a dot for Frankfurt.
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level 70
Feb 18, 2019
me too
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level 61
Feb 18, 2019
me three
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level 78
Feb 18, 2019
Definitely missing. I got to the end and thought "is there one hidden by a different dot?"
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level 74
Feb 18, 2019
And why is Frankfurt even there? The source shows its urban area population as 1.5M.
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level ∞
Feb 18, 2019
Shoot. Meant to remove Frankfurt, which would be the 16th largest city.
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level 65
Feb 19, 2019
Now the title says "15 Largest Cities", the instructions ask for 14 cities, and the quiz contains 13.... :)
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level 72
Mar 4, 2019
Jetpunk exists outside of the normal rules of maths
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level 70
Feb 18, 2019
how did I get 100% correct answers with time left and only got 4 of 5 points?
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level 75
Feb 18, 2019
Me too, looks like someone has badly stuffed up.
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level 66
Feb 18, 2019
The same thing happened to me.
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level 84
Feb 18, 2019
Same here.
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level 63
Feb 18, 2019
Kyiv is the correct romanization of Ukrainian name. Kiev is the name from Russian language used during Soviet occupation of Ukraine. Now as the Ukraine is the independent country Kyiv is the only name that should be used.
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level 73
Feb 19, 2019
Kiev is a valid English name, regardless of origin. E.g. Greeks disappeared from Naples long time ago and the Italian name still isn't used in English ... Never mind that "now as the Ukraine is the independent country" the Russian speakers haven't been expelled (yet...)
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level 63
Feb 21, 2019
Name Kyiv is used by Ukrainian government (for over 20 years), Kyiv city authorities, United States Board on Geographic Names and some English-language media. The legendary ruler of Kyiv was called Kyi. One of the best Ukrainian football clubs is called "Dynamo Kyiv" not "Dynamo Kiev".
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level 60
Feb 22, 2019
Kiev is still the more popular English spelling. But Kyiv is accepted as a type-in so it's all good I'd say.
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level 72
May 7, 2019
Jetpunk uses American English (mostly), I'm sure you don't expect to have to use 中国 when the answer to a question is China
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level 61
Feb 19, 2019
The quiz is called "15 Largest Cities",yet in the description we're asked to name "the 14 most populous urban areas" and the actual quiz requires us to guess only 13 cities. I understand that it's because of the debatable urban areas of the Ruhr and Cologne/Dusseldorf, but it still seems to be a little bit inconsistent. Maybe the description could be changed?
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level ∞
Feb 19, 2019
Yes, sorry. Changed it from 14 to 15. Two are filled in. There's probably no way to make everyone happy though.
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level 61
Feb 19, 2019
Thank you and sorry about nitpicking.
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level 34
Mar 10, 2019
Istanbul and London are in the wrong places in the chart at the side.
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level 52
May 7, 2019
Yes. Please fix that
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level 75
May 7, 2019
so easy...
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level 45
May 7, 2019
Istanbul isn't 100% in Europe, so shouldn't we see it as only the European part and the amount of habitants that side has?
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level 72
May 7, 2019
It's right there in the caveats:

•Includes the whole population of cities that straddle Europe and Asia!
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level 33
May 8, 2019
1:53 remaining.