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?
One city straddles Europe and Asia. Cities too far off the map were left out. Loosely-defined areas filled in by default.
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Last updated: April 11, 2020
First submittedSeptember 24, 2017
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Population
Answer
17.3m
Moscow
16.0m
Istanbul
14.8m
London
11.4m
Paris
6.55m
Madrid
6.20m
Milan
5.70m
Ruhr Area
5.65m
Saint Petersburg
5.00m
Cologne / Dusseldorf
4.78m
Barcelona
4.73m
Berlin
4.23m
Naples
3.58m
Rome
3.48m
Kiev
3.35m
Athens
3.25m
Frankfurt am Main
3.25m
Rotterdam / The Hague
3.15m
Birmingham
3.05m
Manchester
2.88m
Hamburg
2.70m
Brussels
2.63m
Budapest
2.48m
Amsterdam
2.48m
Lisbon
2.40m
Stuttgart
2.38m
Warsaw
2.35m
Upper Silesia
2.25m
Munich
2.25m
Vienna
2.23m
Stockholm
2.20m
Bucharest
2.18m
Leeds
2.00m
Minsk
1.98m
Lyon
Population
Answer
1.88m
Liverpool
1.84m
Valencia
1.73m
Nizhny Novgorod
1.68m
Copenhagen
1.68m
Glasgow
1.66m
Marseille
1.64m
Kharkiv
1.64m
Turin
1.58m
Mannheim
1.57m
Sheffield
1.54m
Porto
1.48m
Newcastle
1.44m
Donetsk
1.44m
Prague
1.43m
Zürich
1.42m
Belgrade
1.41m
Volgograd
1.39m
Dnipro
1.39m
Dublin
1.38m
Nottingham
1.30m
Helsinki
1.30m
Rostov-on-Don
1.30m
Sofia
1.29m
Lille
1.29m
Seville
1.22m
Antwerp
1.20m
Nuremberg
1.19m
Oslo
1.16m
Southampton
1.15m
Hanover
1.11m
Odessa
1.08m
Bordeaux
1.06m
Voronezh
Population
Answer
1.04m
Toulouse
1.03m
Málaga
1.01m
Florence
1.00m
Bremen
995k
Utrecht
960k
Cardiff
946k
Nice
935k
Bielefeld
935k
Edinburgh
926k
Bristol
915k
Krasnodar
911k
Bilbao
907k
Saarbrücken
904k
Gdańsk
900k
Palermo
872k
Tirana
834k
Dresden
829k
Łódź
819k
Kraków
813k
Aachen
809k
Zagreb
806k
Thessaloniki
791k
Geneva
771k
Basel
748k
Leipzig
739k
Zaporizhia
726k
Zaragoza
725k
Lviv
716k
Nantes
712k
Coventry
712k
Leicester
708k
Gothenburg
704k
Catania
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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 70
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 67
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 67
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 51
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 62
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 59
May 10, 2019
its called Urban Area
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Level 36
Apr 29, 2020
Riga itself only has 600K
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Level 23
Mar 10, 2019
*this quiz is not eligible for points* FUUUUUUUUUUUUU
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Level 26
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 46
Jul 2, 2019
2 inches later... Still not featured.
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Level 46
May 21, 2019
^ thanks Jerry, I’ve been waiting for this to be featured
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Level 46
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 79
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 78
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 79
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 55
Dec 4, 2019
Saarbrücken has a much smaller population (~180 k)
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Level 79
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 69
Dec 21, 2019
Why are there only 97 if it's out of 100?
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Level 69
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 57
Dec 22, 2019
Can you also accept "Zaporizhzhia" and "Zaporizhzhya" for Zaporizhia
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Level 59
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 67
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 76
Apr 11, 2020
Wrocław isn't in Upper Silesia.
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Level 67
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 79
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 65
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 65
Jan 3, 2020
Please can you accept Lahnduhn for London. That's how it's pronounced.
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Level 43
Jan 3, 2020
Eindhoven area?
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Level 67
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 80
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 66
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.
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Level 49
Mar 29, 2020
Please accept Zaporizhzhya or Zaporizhzhia
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Level 42
Apr 7, 2020
Where is Kazan? Its population is more than 1 million
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Level 43
Apr 7, 2020
I could have sworn Cologne is bigger than Aachen.
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Level 65
Apr 11, 2020
Kazan should be on that map
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Level 83
Apr 11, 2020
It says 100 and there's 97 answers?
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Level 82
Apr 12, 2020
German and Polish conurbations.
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Level 67
Apr 12, 2020
Maybe nitpicky, but I would advise to use an inset for iceland. The map how it currently is makes it seem that that is the actual location of iceland. It is not above ireland and the UK. On this map it is actually put closer to where the Faroe islands are (Some might know anyway, but other people might learn it the wrong way now, imagine you would do that with the US map and people would think Alaska is an island haha )

For god sakes it actual seems to be partly above france even! (tiny but I just noticed it ;) ) While in reality it misses not only france (if you would go straight south) but also spain ánd portugal. The first thing you would hit would be the canary islands actually. Ow wait, Madeira. (it just misses the azores btw) (and for those thinking of western sahara as separate, it hit western sahara but not the Morocco part of Morocco). Sorry for the long post :) Got wrapped up in facts and measuring, kinda fun to find these things out :)

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Level 72
Apr 13, 2020
Volgograd for the last with 4 seconds left!
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Level 29
Apr 16, 2020
Aachen has only 250k inhabitants... just saying :)
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Level 29
Apr 16, 2020
Saarbrücken has 180k....
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Level 61
Apr 16, 2020
City proper, yes, urban area no There are many cities connected to Aachen through built-up area. That's what this quiz uses, as it's a fairer comparison. If you go by city proper, cities in Russia and Ukraine would dominate everything The urban area of Aachen stretches across the border with the Netherlands and includes Heerlen
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Level 68
Apr 16, 2020
Why did Andorra disappear?
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Level 65
May 4, 2020
But Bielefeld doesn't exist! :) I also didn't guess it because I knew its city population was only around 300k and this was going for urban areas.
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Level 21
May 8, 2020
How you do a map quizzes? Please, answer, cause i want know this and do a map quizzes.
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Level 61
May 9, 2020
You need to be able to write and edit SVG files. I use Inkscape for that
Next, you need a file to edit. Quizmaster has written a blogpost on how to do that. Alternatively, you can scrape any existing map from a quiz using inspect-element in the browser
Last, you need to put your data in the map. For this quiz, I put in all data by hand, which requires a lot of editing. For other quizzes, I automated the process. You can use programming to automatically generate data into the svg file. I've done this for quizzes that have more answers
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Level 37
May 12, 2020
Please accept Zaporizhzhia for Zaporizhia.
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Level 60
May 21, 2020
I agree. Zaporizhzhia is actually the real name and Zaporizhia is the simplified one.
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Level 50
May 21, 2020
Coventry! What on earth why is that there but not samara
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Level 68
May 27, 2020
Wait how is Bielefeld on here? It doesn't exist