Biggest Cities in Europe that Aren't Country Capitals

Name the biggest cities in Europe, excluding country capitals.
Source: citypopulation.de
Multiple cities straddle Europe and Asia
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Last updated: April 16, 2021
First submittedJuly 7, 2016
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Population
City
16.2 mil
Istanbul
6.15 mil
Milan
5.65 mil
Saint Petersburg
5.56 mil
Ruhr Area
5.00 mil
Cologne/Dusseldorf
4.88 mil
Barcelona
4.15 mil
Naples
3.28 mil
Frankfurt
3.28 mil
Rotterdam/The Hague
Population
City
3.15 mil
Birmingham
3.08 mil
Manchester
2.88 mil
Hamburg
2.40 mil
Stuttgart
2.33 mil
Upper Silesia
2.28 mil
Munich
2.15 mil
Leeds
1.99 mil
Lyon
1.87 mil
Liverpool
Population
City
1.87 mil
Valencia
1.73 mil
Nizhny Novgorod
1.69 mil
Glasgow
1.68 mil
Marseille
1.67 mil
Yekaterinburg
1.63 mil
Kharkiv
1.61 mil
Turin
1.58 mil
Mannheim
1.57 mil
Sheffield
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Level 74
Feb 23, 2017
Updated to use different data.
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Level 74
Apr 15, 2021
And updated again to use the same data this site uses.
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Level 63
Apr 16, 2021
It's Nizhny Novgorod, not Nizhniy. Yekaterinburg is east of Ural mountains.
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Level 74
Apr 16, 2021
Fixed the spelling. I included Yekaterinburg because the main quiz on biggest cities in Europe includes it as well.