Biggest Cities in the European Union by Letter - S

Name the 20 largest cities in the European Union that start with S.
City proper population, data from citypopulation.de
UK is included!
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Last updated: June 5, 2017
First submittedJune 4, 2017
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Rank
Population
Country
Hint
City
1
1,236,000
Bulgaria
Capital, Largo
Sofia
2
936,000
Sweden
Nobel Prizes, Gamla stan
Stockholm
3
691,000
Spain
Andalusia, The Barber of...
Sevilla
4
624,000
Germany
Mercedes-Benz, River Neckar
Stuttgart
5
536,000
United Kingdom
Snooker, oldest soccer club
Sheffield
6
405,000
Poland
Ducal Castle, near the German border
Szczecin
7
276,000
France
Council of Europe, Alsace
Strasbourg
8
273,000
United Kingdom
The Potteries, SCFC
Stoke-on-Trent
9
266,000
United Kingdom
RMS Titanic, "Soton"
Southampton
10
208,000
Spain
Barcelona suburb
Sabadell
11
206,000
Poland
Suburb of Katowice
Sosnowiec
12
204,000
Spain
Tenerife
Santa Cruz de Tenerife
13
189,000
United Kingdom
The National Trust, Wiltshire
Swindon
14
182,000
United Kingdom
Second-largest Welsh city, Abertawe
Swansea
15
181,000
United Kingdom
London airport, longest leisure pier in the world
Southend-on-Sea
16
178,000
Germany
Capital of the Saarland
Saarbrücken
17
175,000
United Kingdom
National Glass Centre
Sunderland
18
173,000
Spain
Bank which sponsors Formula One teams
Santander
19
171,000
France
Massif Central, Les Verts
Saint-Étienne
20
167,000
Croatia
Coastal city, Dalmatia
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Level 74
Jun 4, 2017
This is a great series! I think the London "suburb" clue for Southend is a bit misleading though - it's a separate town, and you have to drive through countryside to reach it from London. Calling the airport "London Southend" is just stupid - it must be a marketing exercise by the airport!
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Level 72
Jun 5, 2017
OK, changed