Biggest Cities in the Blue Banana

The "Blue Banana" is a term that refers to the highly-urbanized backbone of Western Europe. Can you name the most populous urban areas in this banana?
Urban area population, according to citypopulation.de
Includes "loosely-defined" areas in western Germany
Quiz by Nathaniel
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Last updated: November 14, 2020
First submittedApril 16, 2020
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Population
City
14.8 mil
London
6.20 mil
Milan
5.70 mil
Ruhr Area
5.00 mil
Cologne / Düsseldorf
3.25 mil
Frankfurt
3.25 mil
Rotterdam
3.15 mil
Birmingham
3.05 mil
Manchester
2.70 mil
Brussels
2.48 mil
Amsterdam
2.40 mil
Stuttgart
2.25 mil
Munich
2.18 mil
Leeds
1.88 mil
Liverpool
1.67 mil
Sheffield
1.64 mil
Turin
1.58 mil
Mannheim
1.43 mil
Zurich
1.38 mil
Nottingham
1.29 mil
Lille
1.20 mil
Nuremberg
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Level 32
Apr 16, 2020
Very nice! Nominated! Congratulations!
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Level 59
Apr 16, 2020
thx
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Level 80
Nov 14, 2020
Reading the Wikipedia article only further convinces me that this is an artificial construct.
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Level 76
Nov 14, 2020
Absolutely, but people like to find shapes and patterns in everything.
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Level 72
Nov 14, 2020
Especially if bananas are involved
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Level 59
Nov 17, 2020
Countries and cities are artificial constructs too
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Level 79
Nov 17, 2020
Well... one could argue that everything is an artificial construct. Or at least the way we understand everything.
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Level 67
Nov 14, 2020
I don't know if this matters, but the dot for Brussels should be a bit further north
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Level 32
Nov 14, 2020
Congrats on your first feature
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Level 59
Nov 14, 2020
Thx!!!
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Level 69
Nov 14, 2020
There's a mistake in the title. Western Europe you mean
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Level 59
Nov 14, 2020
I already changed that, it's currently pending review.
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Level 64
Nov 14, 2020
Congratulations on your first feature.

Jut punk really need to loosenthe criteria for features, it is tough to find enough quizzes.

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Level 74
Nov 15, 2020
Zurich is further north than your dot! Nice quiz otherwise :)
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Level 59
Nov 15, 2020
Yeah I think you're right. I'll fix it asap. Thanks!
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Level 73
Nov 15, 2020
I was born in a banana, and I didn't know that
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Level 59
Nov 15, 2020
So was I, but it wasn't ripe.
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Level 63
Nov 18, 2020
I was born next to a banana. Crazy world.
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Level 68
Nov 16, 2020
Congratulations for your feature!! I guess I live in the banana that won't ever ripe. Great quiz!!
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Level 59
Nov 16, 2020
Great minds think alike XD
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Level 57
Nov 17, 2020
Congratulations on your feature Nate kun (。•̀ᴗ-)✧
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Level 59
Nov 17, 2020
Thanks SWAT Senpai XD