Biggest Cities once in the Ottoman Empire

Name the most populous modern-day urban areas whose territory was once part of the Ottoman Empire.
Urban-area population according to citypopulation.de, 2018
Includes territory of vassal states
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Last updated: November 22, 2018
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Population
City
18.2 mil
Cairo
14.8 mil
Istanbul
6.95 mil
Baghdad
5.85 mil
Alexandria
5.30 mil
Amman
4.85 mil
Ankara
4.63 mil
Jeddah
Population
City
4.48 mil
Kuwait City
3.83 mil
Algiers
3.68 mil
Damascus
3.38 mil
Athens
3.00 mil
Izmir
2.63 mil
Sana'a
Population
City
2.63 mil
Tel Aviv
2.58 mil
Budapest
2.58 mil
Tunis
2.53 mil
Baku
2.38 mil
Dammam
2.20 mil
Bucharest
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Level 79
Nov 26, 2018
Has the war reduced Aleppo's population so much that it doesn't make the list??
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Level ∞
Nov 26, 2018
Aleppo's population is given as 2.05 million. I'm not sure how much higher it used to be.
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Level 80
Nov 26, 2018
It used to be bigger than Damascus.
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Level 73
Nov 27, 2018
Casablanca? Didn't the Ottomans once control most of Morocco?
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Level 59
Dec 30, 2018
Morocco was actually the only country in North Africa that the Ottomans didn't control, for various reasons.
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Level 68
Dec 30, 2018
Tel Aviv but no Jerusalem?
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Level 45
Dec 30, 2018
I was slightly confused by that as well, but a quick google search reveals the answer. Although you'd think the capital is generally the largest city, in this case it certainly isn't. According to one site, Tel Aviv has 42% of Israel's population!
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Level 58
Dec 30, 2018
Only in terms of metro area. Jerusalem has a higher population in terms of city proper. However, this list is based on urban area.
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Level 81
Dec 30, 2018
Kept wondering why "Riyadh" wasn't working. Guess the Ottomans weren't that interested in the middle part of the Arabian Peninsula.
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Level 58
Dec 30, 2018
They almost got Vienna....THEN THE WINGED HUSSARS ARRIVED!
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Level 32
Mar 17, 2020
Ahahahaha i found Dammam because i mixed Damascus (Damas in french) and Amman in my mind for a second... What a surprise