250 Biggest Cities in Europe With a Map

Try to name as many of Europe's 250 largest cities as you can, with the help of a map.
By urban area, not city proper population
Bigger dots mean larger cities. Blue ones are capital cities, red ones are urban areas without a distinct center
Data from citypopulation.de, eurostat and wikipedia
Some cities straddle Europe and Asia
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Last updated: October 12, 2020
First submittedOctober 29, 2017
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17.3m
Moscow
16.0m
Istanbul
14.8m
London
11.4m
Paris
6.55m
Madrid
6.20m
Milan
5.75m
The Ruhr
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
1.88m
Liverpool
1.84m
Valencia
1.73m
Nizhny Novgorod
1.68m
Copenhagen
1.68m
Glasgow
1.66m
Marseille
1.66m
Yekaterinburg
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
Chelyabinsk
1.41m
Volgograd
1.39m
Dnipro
1.39m
Dublin
1.38m
Nottingham
1.30m
Helsinki
1.30m
Rostov-on-Don
1.30m
Samara
1.30m
Sofia
1.29m
Lille
1.29m
Seville
1.26m
Kazan
1.22m
Antwerp
1.20m
Nuremberg
1.19m
Oslo
1.16m
Southampton
1.15m
Hanover
1.13m
Ufa
1.11m
Odessa
1.10m
Perm
1.09m
Saratov
1.08m
Bordeaux
1.06m
Voronezh
1.04m
Toulouse
1.03m
Málaga
1.01m
Florence
1.00m
Bremen
995k
Utrecht
960k
Cardiff
946k
Nice
935k
Bielefeld
935k
Edinburgh
926k
Bristol
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915k
Krasnodar
911k
Bilbao
907k
Saarbrücken
904k
Gdánsk
900k
Palermo
872k
Tirana
834k
Dresden
829k
Łódź
819k
Kraków
813k
Aachen
809k
Zagreb
806k
Thessaloniki
791k
Geneva
771k
Basel
756k
Tolyatti
748k
Leipzig
739k
Zaporizhia
726k
Zaragoza
725k
Lviv
720k
Makhachkala
716k
Nantes
712k
Coventry
712k
Leicester
708k
Gothenburg
704k
Catania
688k
Riga
685k
Murcia
653k
Liège
649k
Izhevsk
641k
Wrocław
628k
Ulyanovsk
625k
Kryvyi Rih
623k
Belfast
622k
Cheboksary
613k
Bologna
610k
Yaroslavl
598k
Poznań
596k
Brighton
586k
Bari
587k
Penza
585k
Chișinău
585k
Kirov
583k
West Brabant
581k
Genoa
581k
Toulon
572k
Vilnius
565k
Orenburg
560k
Arnhem / Nijmegen
558k
Ryazan
556k
Lipetsk
553k
Bournemouth
553k
Skopje
552k
Eindhoven
542k
Strasbourg
539k
Grenoble
534k
Astrakhan
534k
Naberezhnye Chelny
528k
Montpellier
528k
Stavropol
524k
Granada
520k
Ostrava
518k
Douai / Lens
516k
Karlsruhe
515k
Augsburg
511k
Middlesbrough
510k
Gomel
502k
Mönchengladbach
491k
Padua
490k
Alicante
489k
Malmö
487k
Rouen
483k
Mykolaiv
482k
Avignon
482k
Kaliningrad
479k
Tula
476k
Bratislava
472k
Palma de Mallorca
471k
Ghent
465k
Tallinn
463k
Verona
460k
Valletta
458k
Brescia
451k
Blackburn
450k
Kursk
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449k
Chemnitz
446k
Grozny
446k
Metz
442k
Stoke-on-Trent
441k
Saint Étienne
440k
Mariupol
439k
Sochi
438k
Brunswick
438k
Plovdiv
436k
Ivanovo
435k
Szczecin
433k
Venice
432k
Cagliari
428k
Lausanne
427k
Charleroi
426k
San Sebastian
423k
Brno
422k
Bern
421k
Tver
419k
Swansea
414k
Enschede
413k
Magnitogorsk
409k
Belgorod
409k
Rennes
409k
Sevastopol
406k
Vigo
404k
Bryansk
404k
Luhansk
403k
Kingston-upon-Hull
402k
Tarragona
402k
Tours
401k
Cadiz
399k
Modena
394k
Castellón de la Plana
388k
A Coruña
383k
Valladolid
379k
Aarhus
379k
Linz
379k
Lublin
379k
's-Hertogenbosch
373k
Ljubljana
371k
Sarajevo
370k
Vinnytsia
366k
Taranto
365k
Vitebsk
359k
Northampton
358k
Vladimir
357k
Grodno
357k
Mogilev
356k
Constanţa
355k
Pamplona
354k
Béthune
354k
Horlivka
352k
Freiburg im Breisgau
352k
Nizhny Tagil
350k
Bydgoszcz
349k
Koblenz
349k
Varna
348k
Archangelsk
348k
Graz
347k
Preston
346k
Clermont-Ferrand
345k
Massa
342k
Simferopol
341k
Valenciennes
340k
Brest
340k
Kassel
338k
Nancy
338k
Tampere
337k
Kaluga
332k
Heilbronn
329k
Smolensk
325k
Cluj-Napoca
325k
Kiel
325k
Maastricht
323k
Novi Sad
322k
Córdoba
322k
Pyatigorsk
322k
Tambov
321k
Brasov
319k
Halle
319k
Timișoara
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Level 72
Oct 29, 2017
Great job!
+8
Level 61
Oct 29, 2017
Thanks, I actually stole one of your maps for this.
+3
Level 61
Apr 1, 2018
Valletta, 380 000 inhabitants? Why did you took all the population of the island?
+10
Level 61
Apr 1, 2018
The island is practically a single urban area
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Level 68
Oct 13, 2020
It really isnt
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Level 66
May 21, 2018
Breda and Tilburg are two very separate cities. They're not connected in any way whatsoever. There aren't even buildings between them. Putting them together as one urban area doesn't make sense. It's like saying Manchester and Liverpool are the same city; or New York and Philadelphia.
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Level 58
Aug 18, 2018
In Spain there are bigger cities than Santander, Pamplona or Granada. Try Cordoba for example.
+1
Level 61
Aug 25, 2018
Looks like you're right. Eurostat puts Cordoba at 362k, which would put it in this quiz.
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Level 53
Oct 17, 2018
It looks like Basel is in Germany
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Level 61
Oct 19, 2018
Most of the dots are a bit off. I used a script to fetch the location of each city off the google maps API then used that data to place them all on the map. Either the map is a bit off, or the google maps API didn't give me the right location.
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Level 70
Jun 23, 2019
One of the dots seem to be missing altogether. I missed Brest, then looked for it on the map afterwards and it isn't there.
+7
Level 61
Jun 24, 2019
There are 2 cities named Brest in Europe. The one on the tip of Bretagne and one on the border of Poland and Belarus, formerly known as Brest-Litovsk. The former isn't big enough to make it into the list though.
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Level 70
Jun 27, 2019
Thanks for putting me straight on that.
+1
Level 48
Jan 20, 2019
When I type in Lasi nothing happens. Has anyone else had the same problem?
+8
Level 48
Feb 25, 2019
First letter is a capital "i", not an "L"
+1
Level 48
Feb 25, 2019
Can Dniepropetrovsk be a type-in?
+1
Level 47
Aug 6, 2019
Rotterdam isn't an answer?
+1
Level 66
Oct 16, 2020
It's merged with the Hague.
+1
Level 20
Aug 26, 2019
Parma is larger than Modena... (source: Wikipedia)
+2
Level 40
Sep 15, 2019
Brest is in Belarus in the map its in poland
+1
Level 40
Sep 15, 2019
No Tyumen
+1
Level 53
Mar 13, 2020
157/250. I know 35-40 more but couldn't remember, even with map
+1
Level 42
Apr 7, 2020
why aren't the big cities of the Canaray Islands ( Las Palmas & Santa Cruz de Tenerife) on this map....
+3
Level 65
Apr 21, 2020
I'm guessing it's becuase they are geographically part of Africa, even though they are culturally European. Same with Russian cities in Siberia, which are culturally European but geographically in Asia, so they don't count.
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Level 67
Sep 11, 2020
I started writing St Etienne, but got some other city. Don't know which one.
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Level 61
Sep 11, 2020
That would be Szczecin, it picks up the alternate spelling Stettin
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Level 55
Sep 23, 2020
Really thanks for letting me know I can't be arsed and still haven't learned how to spell Szczecin - Stettin seems way more easy to remember.
+1
Level 72
Sep 29, 2020
This was at the top of the nominated list. Now it has disappeared without being featured???
+3
Level 61
Oct 2, 2020
Quizmaster contacted me about it. I have an updated dataset that I use for other quizzes, but I haven't gotten around to updating this quiz, since the map takes a lot of work. Once it's updated, quizmaster will feature it
+1
Level 71
Oct 6, 2020
Nice quiz, Coventry doesn't get green though.
+2
Level 61
Oct 7, 2020
Should be fixed now
+1
Level 56
Oct 6, 2020
Can you accept "Den Haag" for The Hague?
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Level 69
Oct 8, 2020
Cool quiz! Got 240/246. Fun fact : Béthune is a 25k city with a 350k urban area.
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Level 61
Oct 9, 2020
That area of northern France is a bit weird. There are a ton of small towns dotted around, but none of them forms a clear urban center
+2
Level 72
Oct 10, 2020
Don't understand some of these. Massa has only 70k inhabitants. Lots of others have more. To be pedantic - Bournemouth is not a city and has only c190k pop - Plymouth has 230k+ - think you have amalgamated Portsmouth and Southampton, they are separate cities. I do like the quiz but needs a bit more accuracy.
+3
Level 61
Oct 11, 2020
This quiz considers urban areas. If you count people by city limits, you get a very unbalanced view, since city limits in western Europe tend to be small, as they don't include suburbs and adjacent cities. In eastern Europe, these are typically included in city limits, so cities limits tend to be much bigger even though there aren't more people living in the area. Counting by urban area fixes this problem, since it counts where people actually live close together

Massa is the largest city in an urban area stretching from Viareggio to Sarzana, which is why it's here
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Level 50
Oct 13, 2020
Could you grey out the non-European countries?
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Level 72
Oct 14, 2020
I have no idea how I got Bydgoszcz. Not as in, "I have no idea how I remembered it." No, as in, "I have never heard of it and cannot imagine what I typed to get it. Oh well, I'll take what I can get.
+1
Level 74
Oct 17, 2020
The Balearic Islands are missing from this map.
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Level 52
Oct 19, 2020
Iceland seems way too close too the rest of Europe.
+1
Level 38
Oct 20, 2020
No Salzburg?? I thought it was the 2nd largest city in Austria. I haven't heard of Linz
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Level 38
Oct 20, 2020
Aren't Yekaterinburg and Chelyabinsk in Asia?? I think most quizes consider they are.