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500 biggest cities in Europe continent

A "small" continent but with lots of cities; can you name them all? An extreme quiz of this type. Populations are estimated for 2020. The numbers represent city propers, not metro areas. The letter k means "thousand". Source: citypopulation.de, wikipedia
Including some (but might not all) cities bordering Europe and Asia
Prefered Russian spelling is ch instead of "tch", and Ukrainian--Ch instead of "Č"
Certain cities on islands are counted towards Africa instead of Europe continent!
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Pop.
Nat.
City
15110k
İstanbul
12455k
Moscow
9089k
London
5384k
Saint Petersburg
3664k
Berlin
3335k
Madrid
3032k
Athens
2962k
Kiev
2783k
Rome
2175k
Paris
2010k
Minsk
1920k
Vienna
1852k
Hamburg
1819k
Bucharest
1794k
Warsaw
1754k
Budapest
1664k
Barcelona
1488k
Munich
1434k
Kharkiv
1397k
Milan
1336k
Copenhagen
1330k
Prague
1257k
Kazan
1244k
Nizhny Novgorod
1221k
Sofia
1203k
Belgrade
1160k
Birmingham
1144k
Samara
1137k
Rostov-on-Don
1125k
Ufa
1083k
Cologne
1050k
Voronezh
1049k
Perm
1015k
Odessa
1004k
Volgograd
981k
Dnipro
975k
Stockholm
948k
Krasnodar
940k
Naples
905k
Donetsk
868k
Marseille
856k
Amsterdam
848k
Turin
830k
Saratov
800k
Valencia
783k
Thessaloniki
780k
Kraków
764k
Frankfurt
am Main
722k
Zaporizhia
721k
Lviv
697k
Oslo
693k
Tolyatti
691k
Seville
685k
Zagreb
672k
Łódź
682k
Zaragoza
656k
Helsinki
646k
Izhevsk
642k
Wrocław
640k
Palermo
639k
Rotterdam
632k
Glasgow
630k
Stuttgart
625k
Ulyanovsk
622k
Rīga
620k
Düsseldorf
612k
Kryvyi Rih
604k
Makhachkala
601k
Yaroslavl
597k
Leipzig
590k
Liverpool
587k
Dortmund
583k
Gothenburg
582k
Essen
580k
Bristol
578k
Málaga
578k
Dublin
572k
Orenburg
567k
Manchester
566k
Bremen
559k
Vilnius
558k
Genoa
557k
Sheffield
556k
Dresden
544k
Lisbon
534k
Ryazan
534k
Hannover
532k
Naberezhnye
Chelny
532k
Poznań
532k
The Hague
529k
Antwerp
524k
Astrakhan
521k
Kirov
519k
Lyon
516k
Penza
516k
Leeds
515k
Nuremberg
512k
Skopje
509k
Gomel
507k
Balashikha
506k
Edinburgh
505k
Chisinau
503k
Lipetsk
495k
Duisburg
495k
Cheboksary
493k
Kaliningrad
487k
Toulouse
476k
Mykolaiv
473k
Leicester
470k
Tirana
470k
Gdańsk
467k
Tula
464k
Sėvastopol
459k
Murcia
454k
Stavropol
450k
Kursk
440k
Bratislava
435k
Tallinn
431k
Mariupol
424k
Tver
423k
Palma de
Mallorca
421k
Zürich
401k
Ivanovo
399k
Luhansk
399k
Bryansk
398k
Szczecin
394k
Bologna
391k
Belgorod
389k
Coventry
382k
Brno
370k
Vinnytsia
368k
Bradford
364k
Bochum
363k
Vitebsk
359k
Florence
357k
Grodno
357k
Mogilev
356k
Cardiff
355k
Wuppertal
352k
Vladimir
350k
Bilbao
348k
Utrecht
347k
Malmö
344k
Arkhangelsk
344k
Bydgoszcz
342k
Plovdiv
341k
Nice
340k
Makiivka
340k
Brest
338k
Lublin
337k
Alicante
337k
Belfast
336k
Simfėropol
333k
Bielefeld
333k
Varna
332k
Sarajevo
331k
Kaluga
330k
Bonn
326k
Córdoba
324k
Grozny
324k
Cluj-Napoca
323k
Volzhsky
320k
Smolensk
320k
Nottingham
316k
Münster
317k
Saransk
314k
Nantes
313k
Bari
312k
Cherepovets
309k
Podolsk
309k
Mannheim
308k
Timișoara
308k
Vologda
308k
Karlsruhe
303k
Oryol
303k
Iași
301k
Vladikavkaz
299k
Valladolid
297k
Białystok
297k
Vigo
295k
Augsburg
289k
Tambov
294k
Catania
290k
Katowice
282k
Murmansk
293k
Kaunas
292k
Espoo
291k
Montpellier
291k
Newcastle
upon Tyne
291k
Graz
288k
Kingston
upon Hull
286k
Çorlu
286k
Strasbourg
285k
Chernihiv
285k
Bergen
285k
Ostrava
285k
Ljubljana
283k
Kherson
283k
Poltava
282k
Aarhus
280k
Petrozavodsk
278k
Kostroma
278k
Wiesbaden
278k
Stoke-on-Trent
276k
Yoshkar-Ola
274k
Khmelnytskyi
274k
Sterlitamak
272k
Cherkasy
272k
Gijón
270k
Southampton
269k
L'Hospitalet
de Llobregat
269k
Constanța
265k
Chernivtsi
264k
Derby
263k
Gent
263k
Zhytomyr
263k
Novi Sad
259k
Mönchengladbach
259k
Sumy
259k
Gelsenkirchen
257k
Verona
258k
Bordeaux
257k
Khimki
255k
Venice
254k
Vitoria-Gasteiz
248k
Taganrog
248k
Portsmouth
248k
Aachen
248k
A Coruña
248k
Braunschweig
246k
Craiova
246k
Kiel
246k
Brașov
245k
Rivne
245k
Gdynia
245k
Brighton and Hove
245k
Mytishchi
244k
Chemnitz
243k
Syktyvkar
241k
Horlivka
241k
Tampere
240k
Nizhnekamsk
240k
Plymouth
239k
Nalchik
239k
Košice
237k
Ivano-Frankivsk
237k
Halle
237k
Vantaa
235k
Lille
235k
Elche
Pop.
Nat.
City
235k
Magdeburg
234k
Granada
233k
Uppsala
231k
Porto
230k
Freiburg
im Breisgau
230k
Northampton
229k
Kamianske
229k
Eindhoven
228k
Shakhty
228k
Reading
227k
Dzerzhinsk
227k
Galați
226k
Krefeld
226k
Engels
225k
Messina
225k
Korolyov
225k
Veliky Novgorod
224k
Terrassa
224k
Ternopil
223k
Stary Oskol
223k
Badalona
222k
Luton
222k
Kropyvnytskyi
222k
Wolverhampton
220k
Oviedo
219k
Rennes
217k
Mainz
217k
Kremenchuk
217k
Częstochowa
217k
Lutsk
217k
Sabadell
216k
Tilburg
216k
Cartagena
215k
Lübeck
213k
Erfurt
213k
Jerez de
la Frontera
211k
Babrujsk
209k
Radom
208k
Padova
210k
Móstoles
209k
Oberhausen
209k
Pskov
209k
Rostock
208k
Lyubertsy
208k
Bila Tserkva
207k
Trondheim
207k
Oulu
206k
Bolton
206k
Linz
204k
Almere
204k
Pamplona
203k
Groningen
203k
Genève
201k
Kassel
202k
Debrecen
201k
Charleroi
201k
Almería
200k
Parma
199k
Trieste
199k
Norwich
199k
Burgas
198k
Toruń
198k
Bournemouth
198k
Alcalá de Henares
198k
Aberdeen
197k
Sosnowiec
196k
Patras
196k
Liège
196k
Rzeszów
195k
Brescia
195k
Fuenlabrada
194k
Turku
193k
Prato
193k
Kielce
193k
Swindon
191k
Leganés
190k
Ploiești
190k
Niš
189k
Taranto
188k
Balakovo
188k
Hagen
188k
Vila Nova de Gaia
188k
Donostia
187k
Bruxelles
187k
Armavir
187k
Oradea
187k
Modena
185k
Milton Keynes
185k
Getafe
185k
Swansea
184k
Southend-on-Sea
184k
Breda
183k
Reims
182k
Rybinsk
182k
Potsdam
180k
Severodvinsk
180k
Odense
180k
Silivri
179k
Saarbrücken
179k
Peterborough
178k
Hamm
177k
Middlesbrough
177k
Gliwice
176k
Burgos
176k
Nijmegen
175k
Krasnogorsk
175k
Plzen
174k
Albacete
174k
Sunderland
174k
Baranavičy
174k
Castellón
de la Plana
173k
Reggio di Calabria
173k
Santander
173k
Basel
172k
Huddersfield
172k
Tekirdağ
172k
Ludwigshafen
am Rhein
172k
Alcorcón
172k
Warrington
171k
Amadora
171k
Saint-Étienne
171k
Olsztyn
171k
Toulon
171k
Zabrze
171k
Edirne
170k
Syzran
170k
Mülheim
an der Ruhr
170k
Bielsko-Biała
169k
Oldenburg
169k
Reggio
nell'Emilia
169k
Volgodonsk
166k
Novocherkassk
167k
Le Havre
166k
Podgorica
165k
York
164k
Osnabrück
165k
Slough
164k
Heraklion
164k
Linköping
164k
Perugia
163k
Leverkusen
163k
Bytom
162k
Zlatoust
162k
Oxford
161k
Apeldoorn
161k
Szeged
160k
Poole
160k
Haarlem
159k
Solingen
159k
La Laguna
159k
Darmstadt
159k
Grenoble
158k
Braga
158k
Heidelberg
158k
Enschede
158k
Almetyevsk
157k
Arnhem
157k
Ravenna
156k
Dijon
156k
Herne
156k
Livorno
156k
Örebro
155k
Larisa
155k
Amersfoort
155k
Miskolc
155k
Brăila
155k
Zaanstad
155k
Salzburg
155k
Västerås
154k
Kragujevac
154k
Nîmes
153k
Den Bosch
153k
Neuss
153k
Telford
153k
Villeurbanne
152k
Logroño
152k
Regensburg
152k
Elektrostal
152k
Kerch
151k
Angers
151k
Paderborn
151k
Badajoz
150k
Melitopol
150k
Split
150k
Arad
150k
Kramatorsk
149k
Cagliari
149k
Cambridge
149k
Klaipėda
149k
Helsingborg
148k
Dundee
148k
Rimini
148k
Gloucester
148k
Salavat
148k
Ipswich
148k
Foggia
148k
Marbella
148k
Braga
147k
Haarlemmermeer
146k
Khasavyurt
146k
Birkenhead
146k
Pyatigorsk
145k
Blackpool
145k
Salamanca
145k
Sibiu
144k
Clermont-Ferrand
144k
Huelva
144k
Stavanger
143k
Pitești
143k
Pécs
143k
Aix-en-Provence
143k
Jyväskylä
143k
Le Mans
143k
Norrköping
142k
Watford
142k
Jönköping
141k
Pristina
141k
Zielona Góra
140k
Barysaǔ
140k
Lleida
140k
Lausanne
140k
Colchester
139k
Maykop
138k
Brest
138k
Kolomna
138k
Sale
137k
Tours
137k
Berezniki
137k
Newport
137k
Rybnik
136k
Tarragona
136k
Ruse
136k
Ruda Śląska
136k
Ingolstadt
135k
Bern
135k
Odintsovo
135k
Dos Hermanas
134k
Bacau
134k
Kovrov
133k
Parla
133k
Amiens
133k
Banja Luka
133k
Tiraspol
133k
Torrejón de Ardoz
132k
Ferrara
132k
Volos
132k
Győr
132k
Reykjavik
131k
Cork
131k
Innsbruck
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Level 42
Sep 15, 2020
Need more time please, an hour would be good. Also, can you accept different spellings of names please, e.g. Bruxelles also as Brussels.
+2
Level 63
Sep 16, 2020
The quiz will be updated for the 2020 population. Alternative spellings are fine but let's keep the timing period short to keep it fair with the previous players. Even I - the author - bearly reach the 90's percentile ranking!
+1
Level 42
Oct 1, 2020
What about 5 minutes longer, as it is just not doable in thirty minutes.
+1
Level 63
Oct 1, 2020
Okay, maybe +5 minutes is reasonable but let me also update the population for the year 2020.
+2
Level 63
Dec 12, 2021
The quiz is updated with more spelling alternatives.
+4
Level 55
Sep 25, 2020
Wow! Excellent work! (And the tiny country flags look great!)
+2
Level 63
Sep 25, 2020
Thanks! It is a pleasure for me to make this quiz because there are so many cities in Europe with similar populations!
+1
Level 58
Nov 2, 2020
How is Cork, Ireland not here??
+2
Level 63
Nov 2, 2020
In this version of the quiz, Cork's population is just a bit lower than the 500th city on this list!
+1
Level 63
Dec 12, 2021
The quiz is now updated. Enjoy!
+2
Level 17
Aug 11, 2021
How do you get the mini flags? Looks great
+1
Level 63
Aug 20, 2021
You may try downloading from here: https://freesvg.org/countries-flags
+1
Level 66
Feb 14, 2022
I'm missing Yekaterinburg
+1
Level 66
Feb 14, 2022
In Asia.
+4
Level 80
Feb 14, 2022
If you're going to use the Scottish and Welsh flags, then you should also use the English flag for English cities, no?
+1
Level 63
Feb 15, 2022
Ah, I thought that too, until I realised then Northern Ireland had to use the Union Jack so the England case may be quite embarrassing.
+1
Level 44
Apr 21, 2022
England has its own flag, so why couldn't they use it?
+1
Level 63
Apr 22, 2022
Because most English people would be happy with the Union Jack flag. The use of a seperate England flag only helps distinguished one city in the Northern Island - so not worth of using the England flag for now.
+1
Level 71
Feb 16, 2022
Northern Ireland has its own flag
+1
Level 63
Feb 17, 2022
Is that flag used internationally? Wikipedia says that "the official flag in Northern Ireland is the Union Flag of the United Kingdom".
+2
Level 93
Mar 1, 2022
La Laguna is in Tenerife (Canary Islands), so it's not counting for European cities
+1
Level 63
Mar 1, 2022
Somehow I forgot to exclude this city!
+2
Level 59
Jul 4, 2022
Super work, love it.
+1
Level 47
Jan 3, 2023
Got 468/500 but stumbled over a couple of unexpected spellings. I suggest adding the following alternatives:

Baranovichi, Babruysk, Barysaw, Reggio Calabria.