Largest European Cities with Exceptions - EXTREME

Name all European cities with a population of at least 200'000 outside the Ukraine and Russia. Have fun!
City proper, not urban area
I considered Cyprus to be in Asia
Only cities from the European part of Turkey
For Brussels I took the capital region
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Last updated: November 20, 2016
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Rank
Population
Country
Hint
City
1
14'026'000
Turkey
On two Continents
Istanbul
2
8'673'000
United Kingdom
Tower Bridge
London
3
3'520'000
Germany
Brandenburger Tor
Berlin
4
3'165'000
Spain
Real and Atlético
Madrid
5
2'642'000
Italy
Colosseum
Rome
6
2'241'000
France
Eiffel Tower
Paris
7
1'922'000
Belarus
Peace agreement to halt the war in the Donbass
Minsk
8
1'883'000
Romania
In the Walachia
Bucharest
9
1'841'000
Austria
Schönbrunn Palace
Vienna
10
1'787'000
Germany
Big Port on the River Elbe
Hamburg
11
1'759'000
Hungary
Originated from the union of Pest and Buda
Budapest
12
1'744'000
Poland
River Vistula
Warsaw
13
1'602'000
Spain
Sagrada Familia
Barcelona
14
1'450'000
Germany
Oktoberfest
Munich
15
1'243'000
Czech Republic
Charles Bridge
Prague
16
1'242'000
Italy
Fashion Capital
Milan
17
1'205'000
Bulgaria
Capital
Sofia
18
1'188'000
Belgium
De facto Capital of the European Union
Brussels
19
1'181'000
Denmark
Little Mermaid
Copenhagen
20
1'167'000
Serbia
Gateway to the Balkans
Belgrade
21
1'101'000
United Kingdom
Metal processing
Birmingham
22
1'061'000
Germany
A famous Cathedral
Cologne
23
962'000
Italy
Pizza
Naples
24
872'000
Italy
Olympic Winter Games 2006
Turin
25
853'000
France
Biggest French city on the Mediterranean
Marseille
26
851'000
Sweden
Nobel Prize
Stockholm
27
845'000
Netherlands
Canals (Grachten)
Amsterdam
28
786'000
Spain
Paella
Valencia
29
766'000
United Kingdom
Royal Armouries Museum
Leeds
30
761'000
Poland
Second-largest city of Poland
Kraków
31
733'000
Germany
Financial Capital
Frankfurt
32
700'000
Poland
National Film School
Lódz
33
697'000
Spain
Andalusia
Seville
34
688'000
Croatia
Ban-Jelačić-Square
Zagreb
35
666'000
Spain
Cathedral-Basilica of Our Lady of the Pillar
Zaragoza
36
664'000
Greece
Acropolis
Athens
37
659'000
Latvia
Capital
Riga
38
658'000
Italy
Cosa Nostra
Palermo
39
636'000
Netherlands
Biggest Port of Europe
Rotterdam
40
636'000
Poland
Stary Ratusz (Town Hall)
Wroclaw
41
634'000
Norway
Peace Nobel Prize
Oslo
42
630'000
Finland
Capital
Helsinki
43
624'000
Germany
Mercedes-Benz
Stuttgart
44
612'000
Germany
Most important airport of the Ruhr area
Düsseldorf
45
610'000
Albania
Skanderbeg
Tirana
46
606'000
United Kingdom
Old Firm
Glasgow
47
586'000
Italy
Riviera
Genoa
48
586'000
Germany
A famous soccer club (Borussia...)
Dortmund
49
583'000
Germany
Zeche Zollverein
Essen
50
567'000
Spain
Costa del Sol
Málaga
51
563'000
United Kingdom
Snooker
Sheffield
52
560'000
Germany
Völkerschlachtdenkmal
Leipzig
53
557'000
Germany
River Weser
Bremen
54
553'000
Ireland
Guinness
Dublin
55
545'000
Portugal
Torre de Belém
Lisbon
56
544'000
Germany
Frauenkirche (destroyed in WWII)
Dresden
57
542'000
Poland
Saint Martin's Croissants
Poznań
58
540'000
Lithuania
Jewish influence
Vilnius
59
532'000
Germany
Queen Victoria was the last Queen of this House
Hanover
60
528'000
United Kingdom
Alhambra
Bradford
61
527'000
Belarus
Radioactive Contamination
Gomel
62
524'000
Netherlands
Seat of the Dutch Government
The Hague
63
520'000
United Kingdom
Old Trafford
Manchester
64
517'000
Sweden
Volvo
Gothenburg
65
510'000
Germany
Trials against Nazis
Nuremberg
66
507'000
Macedonia
Capital
Skopje
67
496'000
France
Gastronomy
Lyon
68
493'000
Moldova
Capital
Chisinau
69
491'000
Germany
Europe's biggest inland harbor
Duisburg
70
473'000
United Kingdom
The Beatles
Liverpool
71
465'000
United Kingdom
Capital of Scotland
Edinburgh
72
462'000
Poland
Polands principal seaport
Gdansk
73
462'000
Slovakia
Capital
Bratislava
74
461'000
Belgium
Diamonds
Antwerp
75
453'000
France
Occitanie
Toulouse
76
449'000
United Kingdom
River Avon
Bristol
77
440'000
Spain
Europe's orchard
Murcia
78
430'000
Estonia
Capital
Tallinn
79
406'000
Poland
Ducal Castle
Szczecin
80
400'000
Switzerland
Financial place
Zürich
81
400'000
Spain
Mallorca
Palma de Mallorca
82
395'000
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Where Franz Ferdinand was assassinated
Sarajevo
83
382'000
Spain
Gran Canaria
Las Palmas
84
378'000
Czech Republic
Seat of judicial authority
Brno
85
374'000
Belarus
Convent of St. Nicholas
Mogilev
86
371'000
Italy
Tortellini / Mortadella / Bolognese sauce
Bologna
87
367'000
Belarus
Slavianski Bazaar
Vitebsk
88
365'000
Germany
In the Ruhr area
Bochum
89
360'000
Germany
Suspension Railway
Wuppertal
90
358'000
Italy
Birthplace of Renaissance
Florence
91
357'000
Belarus
New Castle
Grodno
92
356'000
Poland
Pogroms against National-Germans
Bydgoszcz
93
347'000
Spain
Guggenheim Museum
Bilbao
94
346'000
United Kingdom
Capital of Wales
Cardiff
95
344'000
France
Côte d' Azur
Nice
96
342'000
Netherlands
Dom Tower
Utrecht
97
341'000
Poland
Cracow Gate
Lublin
98
338'000
United Kingdom
Champions of the Premier League 2016
Leicester
99
338'000
Bulgaria
Remains from Antiquity
Plovdiv
100
337'000
United Kingdom
No other UK-City is further away from the coast
Coventry
101
335'000
Bulgaria
Largest city on the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast
Varna
102
333'000
United Kingdom
Where the Titanic was built
Belfast
103
333'000
Germany
There's a conspiracy that this city doesn't exist
Bielefeld
104
332'000
Spain
Santa Bárbara Castle
Alicante
105
331'000
Belarus
Not to be confused with the westernmost city of France
Brest
106
328'000
Spain
Warmest summer temperatures
Córdoba
107
325'000
Romania
Gheorghe Funar
Cluj-Napoca
108
319'000
Germany
Capital of West Germany until 1990
Bonn
109
319'000
Romania
Orthodox Cathedral
Timisoara
110
318'000
United Kingdom
Robin Hood
Nottingham
111
316'000
Italy
Capital of Apulia
Bari
112
315'000
Greece
White Tower
Thessaloniki
113
310'000
Germany
Treaty of Westphalia
Münster
114
308'000
Germany
Federal Consitutional Court
Karlsruhe
115
307'000
Spain
Castile and León
Valladolid
116
306'000
Germany
City of the squares
Mannheim
117
304'000
Lithuania
Laisves aleja
Kaunas
118
300'000
Poland
Main city in Upper Silesia
Katowice
119
296'000
Czech Republic
Coal-mining
Ostrava
120
295'000
Spain
Galicia
Vigo
121
294'000
Italy
Mount Etna
Catania
122
294'000
Sweden
Øresund Bridge
Malmö
123
294'000
Poland
Centre of a Belorussian minority
Bialystok
124
291'000
France
Pays de la Loire
Nantes
125
290'000
Romania
Close to Moldova
Iasi
126
290'000
United Kingdom
Tyne Bridge
Newcastle-upon-Tyne
127
286'000
Germany
Fugger city
Augsburg
128
284'000
Romania
Largest city on the Romanian Black Sea Coast
Constanta
129
281'000
United Kingdom
Pier
Brighton
130
278'000
Norway
Starting point of the Hurtigruten
Bergen
131
276'000
Germany
Spa town
Wiesbaden
132
276'000
Spain
Disgrace of the World Cup 1982
Gijon
133
275'000
Slovenia
Capital
Ljubljana
134
274'000
France
Council of Europe
Strasbourg
135
274'000
Austria
Capital of Styria (Steiermark)
Graz
136
270'000
Finland
Helsinki suburb
Espoo
137
270'000
Romania
Big University
Craiova
138
268'000
France
Place de la comédie
Montpellier
139
262'000
United Kingdom
Mayflower
Plymouth
140
261'000
Italy
Gondola
Venice
141
260'000
Italy
Romeo and Juliet
Verona
142
260'000
Germany
Schalke 04 plays here
Gelsenkirchen
143
260'000
Germany
A german team (Borussia...)
Mönchengladbach
144
258'000
United Kingdom
The Deep
Kingston-upon-Hull
145
254'000
Spain
Barcelona's neighbour
L' Hospitalet de Llobregat
146
253'000
United Kingdom
St. Peter's Collegiate Church
Wolverhampton
147
253'000
United Kingdom
Where the RMS Titanic started her maiden voyage
Southampton
148
253'000
Romania
Biserica Neagra
Brasov
149
251'000
United Kingdom
The Potteries
Stoke-on-Trent
150
251'000
Germany
In English, it is sometimes called Brunswick
Braunschweig
151
250'000
Poland
Headquarter of the Polish Navy
Gdynia
152
250'000
Romania
River Danube
Galati
153
250'000
Serbia
Petrovaradin Fortress
Novi Sad
154
249'000
Germany
Formerly called Karl-Marx-Stadt
Chemnitz
155
248'000
United Kingdom
Centre for advanced transport manufacturing
Derby
156
246'000
Germany
Sailing events
Kiel
157
246'000
Germany
Near the borders with Belgium and the Netherland
Aachen
158
245'000
Spain
Hercules Tower
A Coruña
159
243'000
Denmark
Biggest Containerterminal of Denmark
Aarhus
160
243'000
Italy
On Sicily but close to the Italian mainland
Messina
161
242'000
Spain
European Green Capital
Vitoria-Gasteiz
162
242'000
Poland
Jana Góra Monastery
Czestochowa
163
241'000
France
Wine
Bordeaux
164
241'000
Slovakia
Slovak Constitutional Court
Kosice
165
239'000
United Kingdom
Wales' second largest city
Swansea
166
238'000
Portugal
Port Wine
Porto
167
237'000
Spain
Last Muslim city in Spain (until 1492)
Granada
168
237'000
Germany
Marktkirche Unser Lieben Frauen
Halle
169
236'000
Germany
Capital of Saxony-Anhalt
Magdeburg
170
233'000
Belgium
Gentse Feesten
Ghent
171
230'000
Spain
Costa Blanca
Elche
172
230'000
Turkey
Emlak Konutlari
Corlu
173
229'000
France
Grand' place
Lille
174
229'000
United Kingdom
Silver city
Aberdeen
175
226'000
Netherlands
Philips
Eindhoven
176
226'000
Finland
"Manchester of Finland"
Tampere
177
226'000
Germany
Black Forest
Freiburg im Breisgau
178
225'000
Poland
Air Show
Radom
179
225'000
Germany
Velvet and silk city
Krefeld
180
224'000
Spain
Capital of Asturias
Oviedo
181
223'000
Poland
Katowice suburb
Sosnowiec
182
220'000
United Kingdom
All Saints' Church
Northampton
183
217'000
Spain
Barcelonas neighbour
Badalona
184
216'000
Spain
The name means "New Carthage"
Cartagena
185
216'000
Spain
Castle of Vallparadís
Terrassa
186
216'000
Finland
Helsinki suburb
Vantaa
187
216'000
Germany
Holstentor
Lübeck
188
215'000
Belarus
Lenin Square
Bobruysk
189
214'000
Netherlands
Tesla Motors
Tilburg
190
212'000
Spain
Flamenco and Sherry
Jerez de la Frontera
191
211'000
Germany
Gasometer
Oberhausen
192
211'000
Kosovo
Capital
Pristina
193
210'000
France
"The most livable city in France"
Rennes
194
210'000
United Kingdom
A London airport
Luton
195
210'000
Germany
Krämerbrücke
Erfurt
196
210'000
Germany
ZDF
Mainz
197
210'000
Romania
Prahova Valley
Ploiesti
198
207'000
Spain
Suburb of Barcelona
Sabadell
199
207'000
Spain
Tenerife
Santa Cruz de Tenerife
200
207'000
Poland
Nicolaus Copernicus
Torun
201
206'000
Spain
Iker Casillas
Móstoles
202
206'000
Poland
Limestone mining
Kielce
203
206'000
Italy
Galileo Galilei
Padua
204
206'000
Germany
Warnemünde
Rostock
205
205'000
United Kingdom
There's a newer, greater one in the USA
York
206
203'000
Hungary
Capital of Hungary 1944-45
Debrecen
207
202'000
Italy
Close to Croatia with an important port
Trieste
208
201'000
Spain
Madrid suburb
Alcalá de Henares
209
201'000
Belgium
Museum of Fine Arts
Charleroi
210
201'000
Austria
Famous Austrian torte
Linz
211
201'000
Netherlands
Martinitoren
Groningen
212
201'000
United Kingdom
Spinnaker Tower
Portsmouth
213
201'000
Albania
Important port for traveling to Italy
Durrës
214
200'000
Switzerland
CERN
Geneva
215
200'000
Italy
"The Spartan City"
Taranto
216
200'000
Netherlands
Newest city of the country
Almere
217
200'000
Bulgaria
2012 bus bombing
Burgas
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Level 72
Nov 20, 2016
Try also "Largest European Cities with Exceptions"
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Level 55
Nov 20, 2016
absolutley! but this one is Hardcore ;)
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Level 63
Jan 20, 2017
Thanks for the great quiz and the effort you put in this! keep up the good work
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Level 57
Feb 7, 2019
I did less than average on first try. Serious busting ass on spelling. This is hard. It's fun. I'll do it a few more times. Average score 113 really says something about the JP community.