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Although the three largest cities of the world all are Asian cities, there are quite a few metropoles on the European continent as well. Two of these cities even have more than ten million inhabitants, ranking these cities amongst the largest cities in the world as well.

The ten largest cities in Europa are;

1. Istanbul (Turkey) – 11,4 million inhabitants


2. Moscow (Russia) – 10,5 million inhabitants


3. London (England) – 7,6 million inhabitants


4. St. Petersburg (Russia) – 4,6 million inhabitants


5. Ankara (Turkey) – 3,9 million inhabitants


6. Berlin (Germany) – 3,4 million inhabitants


7. Madrid (Spain) – 3,2 million inhabitants


8. Rome (Italy) – 2,9 million inhabitants


9. Kiev (Ukraine) – 2,8 million inhabitants


10. Paris (France) – 2,2 million inhabitants


However, when you only look at size, and not so much at the inhabitants of a city, Baku is the largest city in Europe. The capital of Azerbaijan measures a stunning 822 square miles, which is about twice the size of New York City.

Category: Citylife | Europe

6 comments on "The Top 10 Largest European Cities";

  1. Reply Vladimir Boskovic 13.12.2010 What is this? Where is Athens?
  2. Reply Europeish 14.12.2010 Actually, the city of Athens only has 700,000ish inhabitants, but if you would count the surrounding agglomerations as well, it would definitely be in this list with 3 million+ people living there.
  3. Reply Ralph 06.11.2011 Istanbul lies, for the half, in Asia and Ankara is entirely in Asia.
  4. Reply Rashad 13.07.2012 According to wikipedia Baku's population has already passed 2 million inhabitants 'couple years ago'. So you can include Baku to this list as well
  5. Reply stereomonocoly 21.08.2012 Ankara half Istanbul and Baku are in Asia.
  6. Reply tony loco 11.09.2013 Athens with more than 5 million people...

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