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Biggest Cities in Europe, 1700 A.D.

Try to guess the most populous cities in Europe in the year 1700.
According to Hohenberg and Lees (1985)
Quiz by TheRealerFamoside
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Last updated: August 16, 2019
First submittedJuly 15, 2013
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Population
City
700,000
Constantinople
550,000
London
500,000
Paris
215,000
Naples
188,000
Lisbon
180,000
Amsterdam
Population
City
150,000
Moscow
138,000
Venice
130,000
Rome
120,000
Milan
100,000
Belgrade
100,000
Lyon
Population
City
100,000
Madrid
100,000
Vienna
100,000
Marseille
100,000
Sarajevo
100,000
Gdańsk
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level 57
Jul 15, 2013
Fun quiz!
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level 49
Jul 17, 2013
Constantinopole!
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level 34
Jul 21, 2013
Thanks!
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level 77
Sep 21, 2013
I missed Gdansk, Sarajevo, and Lyon..
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level 77
Sep 21, 2013
Practicing my oldest cities quiz so often helped me get a couple of these.
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level 67
Sep 27, 2019
Always keen on self-marketing xD
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level 77
Sep 27, 2019
Thanks for calling attention to this important point 6 years later.
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level 21
Sep 21, 2013
I'm from Poland and i don't have Gdańsk... because I was trying to type Danzig.
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level 77
Sep 21, 2013
It accepts Danzig as an answer.. Gdansk in Polish. Danzig in German. In 1700 the city was part of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth and called Gdansk, though the majority of the population of the city were German-speakers who probably referred to it as Danzig. In English I believe the preferred spelling/pronunciation was the German (Danzig) up until recently when they decided to switch to Gdansk.
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level 44
Aug 8, 2014
How is Gdansk pronounced? Like Danzig? Dann-sik?
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level 35
Aug 16, 2014
In Poland we pronounce Gdańsk more or less like "Khdansk", also the letter "ń" means a nasal phone probably unpronouncable for a non-Pole. Yes, polish language is hard :)
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level 65
Sep 30, 2016
beetboy12: Actually, the "G" is like "g" in "game". And "ń" is like Spanish "ñ" as in "señor" or the final sound in the city of Cologne
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level 73
Sep 28, 2019
Actually, it didn't accept Danzig. I tried twice. Oddly, it uses Constantinople as Istanbul was called then, but Gdansk as Danzig is called now in its new country of Poland.
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level 77
Sep 28, 2019
I literally just tried it and it does in fact accept Danzig.
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level 45
Sep 21, 2013
i got gdansk!
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level 32
Oct 4, 2013
Agree, great quiz! Was thinking of ports but missed out on Gdansk and 2 other places.
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level 65
Oct 19, 2013
The date for Belgrade and Sarajevo is not correct - Belgrade surpased 100.000 inhabitants in 1914 and Sarajevo had 80.000 inhabitants in 1660, but was raised to the ground in 1697, and had only 60.000 residnets at the beginning of the 19th century. On the other hand, Milan, Seville and Florence should be considerd for this list.
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level 52
Oct 4, 2016
It was raised to the ground? :P
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level 73
Jun 26, 2019
Must've been a real Hell hole.
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level 53
Jan 10, 2014
Not a single 100,000+ city in the Holy Roman Empire?
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level 61
Feb 21, 2014
Milan, Amsterdam, Vienna?
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level 37
Sep 27, 2019
Milan and Amsterdam were not anymore in the HRE in 1700.
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level 82
May 5, 2014
Forgot that "Napoli" is Naples in English. Duh.
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level 70
Feb 20, 2015
Nice quiz. I missed Gdansk
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level 76
Jul 23, 2015
Belgrade. Grrrr.
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level 55
Jul 28, 2015
I was thrown off by the fact that most other quizzes on this site don't include Turkey in Europe.
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level 43
May 19, 2016
Well Istanbul is in Europe (and Asia), but for exemple Ankara is not.
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level 45
Dec 23, 2015
i missed constantinople, belgrade and gdansk. I'm 12 yrs old
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level 37
Sep 27, 2019
And now you're 16 ! Time flies !
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level 61
Sep 30, 2016
Would've done better if I hadn't totally botched the spelling of marseille.
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level 48
Jun 4, 2017
Woah, Lisbon.
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level 54
Feb 1, 2018
Isn't Constantinople kind of silly on this quiz? It was conquered by the Ottoman Empire in 1453, and controlled by Muslims ever since. It is now known as Istanbul. I guess you can include Turkey due to the EU presence, but many people never considered this part of Europe. It is directly above Syria and Iraq, and often considered the Middle East. I suppose it can be considered Europe-- a small portion of it-- but this throws many people off. LOL
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level 58
Feb 20, 2018
Istanbul straddles the Bosporus Straight and thus has neighborhoods in both Europe and Asia.
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level 77
Sep 27, 2019
But most other quizzes do not count Istanbul as a European city.
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level 77
Sep 27, 2019
Thrace has been in Europe for as long as Europe has existed as a concept.
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level 55
Sep 27, 2019
Interestingly, "Europa" was the name of a province corresponding to Thrace from 314 to the 640's. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Europa_(Roman_province)
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level 77
Sep 27, 2019
exactly
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level 73
Sep 28, 2019
Belgrade and Sarajevo were under Ottoman Muslim control in 1700 to. Much of the Balkans still are Muslim. The wars in the breakup of Yugoslavia had frequent massacres by Christians trying to eradicate Muslims and vice versa.
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level 45
Feb 14, 2019
How do I missä Rome...
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level 43
Feb 18, 2019
i actually got gdansk wow. finally remembered it was important for baltic trade...
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level 38
Sep 27, 2019
Got Sarajevo. 12/17
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level 62
Sep 27, 2019
Never would ve guessed the bottom 5 least guessed. And didnt know naples was that significant/big
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level 47
Sep 27, 2019
16/17. Remembered Venice with 1 second to go dammit.
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level 34
Sep 28, 2019
Surprised to see Sarajevo and Belgrade here! Nice quiz
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level 75
Oct 29, 2019
Anyone ever see that video of the lizard on the beach escaping from all those snakes? That's kinda how I feel after only missing Milan(facepalm)