European Cities in the Top 200 Worldwide

In terms of population, which European urban areas rank in the top 200 globally?
Urban area population, not city proper population
Includes any city that is at least partially in Europe
Two loosely-defined areas filled in by default
Source: citypopulation.de, 2020
Quiz by Jakub
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Last updated: December 23, 2020
First submittedOctober 3, 2019
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Rank
Population
City Name
20
17.3 m
Moscow
23
16.0 m
Istanbul
25
14.8 m
London
32
11.4 m
Paris
68
6.55 m
Madrid
72
6.20 m
Milan
79
5.65 m
The Ruhr
80
5.65 m
St. Petersburg
91
5.00 m
Cologne / Düsseldorf
100
4.78 m
Barcelona
Rank
Population
City Name
103
4.73 m
Berlin
114
4.23 m
Naples
141
3.58 m
Rome
147
3.48 m
Kiev
156
3.35 m
Athens
161
3.25 m
Frankfurt
161
3.25 m
Rotterdam / The Hague
171
3.15 m
Birmingham
177
3.05 m
Manchester
183
2.89 m
Hamburg
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Level 44
Jun 27, 2020
Very nice quiz! Nominated!
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Level 84
Aug 3, 2020
I'm getting 0/5 points even though I got 100%.
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Level 67
Aug 3, 2020
The same for me.
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Level 82
Aug 3, 2020
Check now. I think the points are delayed when the quiz is brand new.
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Level 61
Aug 3, 2020
Congrats on the feature!
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Level 57
Aug 3, 2020
Well done on another feature! Well deserved!
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Level 69
Aug 3, 2020
I'm not used to seeing Rotterdam on population quizzes, but I suppose a conurbation of two cities would end up here.
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Level 69
Aug 3, 2020
Their city centers are 20 km apart with a city inbetween (Delft), imo it makes sense. Lovely places as well, all three.
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Level 82
Aug 4, 2020
If that's the criteria you might as well add the entire "Randstad" with 8.2 million people. Including Amsterdam, Almere, Utrecht, Rotterdam, Leiden, The Hague, Amersfoort, Dordrecht, Hilversum and Haarlem. All different cities with centers about 20 km in between
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Level 56
Nov 22, 2020
Completely agree, very inconsistent when Rotterdam is off or on a population quiz
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Level 82
Aug 3, 2020
Same here. Didn't get that one. The quiz does say urban area and not city proper. Apparently the two cities were joined in an official metropolitan area (Metropoolregio Rotterdam Den Haag) in 2014
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Level 76
Oct 21, 2020
I'm fairly positive this the first time I've ever seen conurbation in a sentence...nicely done!
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Level 57
Aug 3, 2020
Congratulations on the feature!
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Level 75
Aug 6, 2020
I was distracted by BBC news telling "First wild beaver in 500 years spotted!" (in England) and missed an obvious one.
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Level 70
Aug 7, 2020
Ahhh FFS. I thought the quiz was the European cities in the top 200 globally in terms of best quality of life, desirability, etc, rather than population. That explains some of the surprising answers, and my rubbish effort.
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Level 73
Aug 12, 2020
Istanbul - only the European part counted? Or should we divide 16 million in half as an estimate? (Would still make the list).
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Level 36
Sep 16, 2020
Yeah, I didn't get Istanbul
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Level 65
Oct 21, 2020
Jetpunk - English translator: a caveat saying "includes a city partially in Europe" means "Istanbul is a valid answer".
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Level 64
Oct 21, 2020
Good quiz! Check out my European Countries version: https://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/134559/european-countries-in-the-top-100-worldwide
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Level 62
Oct 21, 2020
People should really learn to copy and paste rather than unsuspectingly clicking on links.
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Level 64
Oct 21, 2020
Thanks mate!
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Level 44
Aug 15, 2021
I can't copy and paste on my phone.
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Level 63
Oct 21, 2020
Got them all first try
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Level 56
Oct 21, 2020
sorry but collective inhabitants of Rotterdam (587.960 people) and the Hague (545.863) is a little over 1.1million. Not sure where this number is coming from?
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Level 56
Oct 21, 2020
Larger metropole area of Rotterdam and The Hague, which includes 23 different municipalities (which calling a City is a stretch) has 2.4 million inhabitants.

source: https://mrdh.nl/wie-zijn/gemeenten

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Level 40
Oct 21, 2020
Rotterdam/Den Haag? Wat is dat nou?
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Level 61
Oct 21, 2020
Yeesh....since Amsterdam didn't make it, didn't think to try Rotterdam. I also tried Liverpool and Leeds but not Birmingham. Argh. Good quiz!
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Level 60
Oct 21, 2020
Istanbul? Didn't we say "Europe"?

Thanks

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Level 63
Oct 22, 2020
Yeah, that’s why it’s in the quiz.
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Level 60
Oct 23, 2020
The city was entirely located within Europe until the human population exploded in the 19th and 20th centuries.
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Level 28
Oct 23, 2020
Greeks and Turks have more similarities than they have differences, much like the Nordic cultures. And yet, one is considered European and one is not, to the point where some people can say with a straight face that Istanbul is not even geographically European.
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Level 71
Oct 23, 2020
According to Wikipedia: "Istanbul is a transcontinental city in Eurasia, straddling the Bosporus strait (which separates Europe and Asia) between the Sea of Marmara and the Black Sea."

It is a city in both Europe and Asia, which JetPunk recognises. It's presence in this quiz is as valid as London's presence.

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Level 64
Jan 19, 2021
About 65% of Istanbuls population lives in the European part. Not sure about the exact numbers for the urban area but it definitely makes the list.
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Level 50
Oct 30, 2020
Naples and milan has lower population than rome :))

Under 2 million

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Level 63
Oct 30, 2020
Read the caveat, it’s urban population.
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Level 58
Apr 26, 2021
Why are Cologne and Ruhr always given???
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Level 63
Apr 26, 2021
The Cologne area is multiple cities, and the Ruhrgebiet is many cities, too, if you look on Google Earth, you'll see what I mean.