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100 Biggest Cities in Europe with a Map

Can you name the 100 most populous urban areas in Europe with the help of a map?
Data from citypopulation.de, eurostat, and Wikipedia.
Some cities straddle Europe and Asia. Loosely-defined areas filled in by default.
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Quiz by LovesPoetry
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Last updated: December 9, 2019
First submittedSeptember 24, 2017
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Population
Answer
17.2m
Moscow
15.8m
Istanbul
14.7m
London
11.4m
Paris
6.45m
Madrid
5.75m
Ruhr Area
5.60m
Saint Petersburg
5.20m
Milan
5.00m
Cologne / Dusseldorf
4.75m
Berlin
4.73m
Barcelona
4.23m
Naples
3.58m
Rome
3.45m
Kiev
3.35m
Athens
3.28m
Frankfurt am Main
3.23m
Rotterdam / The Hague
3.13m
Birmingham
3.05m
Manchester
2.88m
Hamburg
2.60m
Budapest
2.55m
Lisbon
2.45m
Amsterdam
2.43m
Stuttgart
2.38m
Upper Silesia
2.33m
Warsaw
2.28m
Munich
2.25m
Vienna
2.20m
Bucharest
2.20m
Stockholm
2.15m
Leeds
2.05m
Brussels
2.00m
Minsk
1.99m
Lyon
Population
Answer
1.87m
Liverpool
1.77m
Valencia
1.74m
Nizhny Novgorod
1.67m
Copenhagen
1.66m
Glasgow
1.66m
Marseille
1.65m
Kharkiv
1.64m
Turin
1.58m
Mannheim
1.56m
Sheffield
1.47m
Newcastle
1.45m
Donetsk
1.43m
Prague
1.42m
Belgrade
1.41m
Volgograd
1.41m
Zürich
1.40m
Dnipro
1.38m
Nottingham
1.37m
Dublin
1.32m
Seville
1.30m
Lille
1.30m
Rostov-on-Don
1.30m
Sofia
1.29m
Helsinki
1.21m
Nuremberg
1.18m
Oslo
1.16m
Southampton
1.15m
Hanover
1.15m
Porto
1.10m
Odessa
1.06m
Bordeaux
1.06m
Voronezh
1.04m
Antwerp
Population
Answer
1.03m
Toulouse
1.01m
Bremen
1.01m
Málaga
1.00m
Krasnodar
980k
Florence
978k
Nice
938k
Gdańsk
921k
Zagreb
892k
Bilbao
878k
Łódź
858k
Tirana
855k
Palermo
853k
Edinburgh
848k
Belfast
820k
Chișinău
812k
Kraków
805k
Gothenburg
804k
Aachen
803k
Saarbrücken
799k
Utrecht
790k
Lviv
788k
Thessaloniki
781k
Bologna
780k
Dresden
765k
Leicester
759k
Zaragoza
759k
Zaporizhia
731k
Karlsruhe
724k
Alicante
705k
Genoa
701k
Riga
687k
Cardiff
682k
Geneva
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level 44
Sep 25, 2017
Map quizzes tend to do better than a normal quiz. :)
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level 61
Nov 21, 2017
Yes, because it's easier to cheat...
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level 69
Dec 10, 2019
I don't think that's true. Cheaters will still find a way to cheat without a map. It's simply a matter of different quizzes testing different types of knowledge: in map quizzes, you just have to recognize things on a map, while in other quizzes, you have to 1) tell exactly which cities/countries etc. belong on the quiz and which don't 2) recall them one by one, sometimes without very specific clues. Especially in quizzes like this one, this can be almost impossible.
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level 62
Nov 21, 2017
It's cool the see how biggest citiesare very evenly dospersed across the continent.
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level 55
Nov 22, 2017
This probably has something to do with the fact that many of them are capitals!
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level 66
Aug 22, 2019
That argument hardly flies, there are onl around 45 countries form the top of my head. And for the several the capital is not even on here ( mainly the balkan countries, but also baltic and iceland and the tiny countries)
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level 66
Aug 22, 2019
A (very) quick count shows me 28 of the capitals (could be off by one or two though) So less than 2/3 of the capitals are represented.

So 28 out of 100 I wouldnt say many of them are capitals at all.

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level 44
Nov 22, 2017
It's "Gdańsk", not "Gdánsk".
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level 39
Jan 30, 2020
Very important thing, my Polish friend!
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level 50
Nov 22, 2017
The dot for Athens is on the island of Euboea, not on the mainland where it should be.
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level 37
Sep 6, 2018
Fun quiz
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level 22
Oct 10, 2018
Good quiz. 🤔
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level 45
Dec 25, 2018
This is hands down my favorite quiz on the entire website, so well done, how is this possibly not eligible for points?
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level 61
Dec 28, 2018
I'm looking to update it soon, maybe it will be featured then
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level 61
Jan 3, 2020
It certainly did!
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level 17
Jan 5, 2019
This quiz has many mistakes. 1. Riga (the capital of Latvia) has 1 million people. Why Riga isn't in this quiz? 2. Wrocław has 638k, Katowice has 300k. Why Wrocław isn't in this quiz and Katowice is in this quiz. PLEASE FIX THE MISTAKES!!!
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level 50
May 10, 2019
its called Urban Area
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level 23
Mar 10, 2019
*this quiz is not eligible for points* FUUUUUUUUUUUUU
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level 25
Mar 18, 2019
Sarajevo?
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level 61
Mar 19, 2019
Smaller than the top 100 at 555k
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level 73
May 20, 2019
Dnipropetrovsk was renamed Dnipro in 2016.
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level 73
May 20, 2019
This quiz is awesome! I just sent Dan a message nominating it for featuring.
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level 61
May 25, 2019
Will update it too then. A lot of dots are just a bit off and the population figures are a few years old now
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level 45
Jul 2, 2019
2 inches later... Still not featured.
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level 45
May 21, 2019
^ thanks Jerry, I’ve been waiting for this to be featured
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level 45
Jun 8, 2019
When I zoom in, in Andorra’s place, there is just ocean. It’s clearly visible.
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level 61
Jun 8, 2019
Hey, looks like you're right. I copied this from the featured Europe map quiz. That one has a dot over all the small countries. Turns out they weren't even included in that map.
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level 37
Sep 30, 2019
why are some cities removed from quiz
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level 78
Jan 2, 2020
the grey dots represent combined urban areas encompassing multiple large or well-known cities.
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level 58
Oct 15, 2019
Are you sure Leicester is bigger than Bristol?
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level 62
Oct 16, 2019
94/98
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level 77
Oct 21, 2019
I'm confused. There are cities in this top 100 list that aren't in this top 200 list.
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level 61
Oct 25, 2019
All cities in this list appear in that top 200 list as well. The reverse isn't necessarily true, because the map cuts off a part of Russia that contains some big cities
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level 78
Dec 10, 2019
Samara, Saratov, Kazan and maybe a few others should be on the list. You can't just ignore them because they are not on this map...
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level 53
Dec 4, 2019
Saarbrücken has a much smaller population (~180 k)
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level 78
Dec 10, 2019
Another example of the insane generosity of citypopulation.de. The Saarbrucken metro area is very loose. There's no way I would consider it one of the 100 biggest cities in Europe.
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level 71
Dec 11, 2019
I think Helsinki is further East
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level 43
Dec 11, 2019
Can you please accept "Zaporizhzhia" :D
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level 60
Dec 12, 2019
Please accept Zaporizhzhia
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level 66
Dec 21, 2019
Why are there only 97 if it's out of 100?
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level 68
Dec 22, 2019
The Ruhr, Upper Silesia, and Cologne/Düsseldorf are filled in, so only 97 of the 100 can be guessed.
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level 56
Dec 22, 2019
Can you also accept "Zaporizhzhia" and "Zaporizhzhya" for Zaporizhia
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level 58
Jan 2, 2020
Gotta laugh at some of the pedantry here. Thank you for putting this together! Enjoyed it.
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level 62
Jan 2, 2020
wtf Saarbrücken
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level 33
Jan 2, 2020
One remark about Poland - Wrocław, which is not included in this quiz is actually bigger than Gdańsk
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level 66
Jan 2, 2020
Wroclaw is counted in as part of Upper Silesia, the grey dot right there where Wroclaw should be.
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level 66
Jan 2, 2020
I got slightly confused once I started doing the Russian cities. Turns out this isn't "100 biggest cities in Europe" but "100 biggest cities on the map we're shown".
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level 67
Jan 2, 2020
Please accept Zaporizhzhya and Zaporizhzhia
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level 78
Jan 2, 2020
Never heard of this place before but I was able to get it just by looking at your suggested type-ins and then guessing a spelling that is more obvious based on them.
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level 65
Jan 2, 2020
Nice quiz, I think you've overestimated Cardiff's size as your sources say it has around 470k people and is smaller than Bristol
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level 55
Jan 2, 2020
Wow - tough scoring here. 59 out of 97 beat 38% but only scored me 1 point out of 5. A challenge!!
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level 64
Jan 3, 2020
Tough judges on this one. I'm not saying 42 is a great score, but 0/5 points?! Come on, man!!!
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level 62
Jan 3, 2020
Please can you accept Lahnduhn for London. That's how it's pronounced.
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level 41
Jan 3, 2020
Eindhoven area?
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level 66
Jan 3, 2020
Oh yes, Netherlands already has a megalopolis which is called "Randstad". It should be incorporated in quizzes like this just as Ruhr or Upper Silesia. It is just a complete waste of time to separate Amsterdam, Rotterdam or Utrecht.
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level 31
Jan 4, 2020
Surprised to see places like Cardiff and Nottingham on here. They've got pretty small populations compared to places like Bristol and Bradford. Probably some caveat and I know parts of Bristol lie in Gloucester and Somerset but most sources I can find place it in the top 10 in the UK with around 700,000, way above places like Notts and Cardiff
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level 37
Jan 6, 2020
The old version is much better
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level 78
Jan 7, 2020
Isn't Kharkov usually accepted? Kharkiv is a more recent spelling and it is still widely known as Kharkov.
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level 65
Jan 8, 2020
I can never remember Krasnodar, Voronezh and Zaporizhia
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level 55
Jan 31, 2020
Map should cut off a bit more to the east - as to include such cities as Samara, Kazan, Ufa, Perm and Saratov (all urban areas contain over 1m people). Perm is probably the easternmost of those that should be included in Europe.