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List of largest cities in the European Union by population within city limits

This is a list of the 100 largest cities in the European Union by population within city limits.[1] It deals exclusively with the areas within city administrative boundaries as opposed to urban areas or Larger Urban Zones (metropolitan areas), which are generally larger in terms of population than the main city.

As some cities have very narrow city limits and others very wide, the list may not give an accurate view of the comparative magnitude of different places, and the figures in the list should be treated with caution. For example, the populations of Greater London and Greater Paris constitute the largest urban areas in the EU, but the strict definition of the limits of Paris results in a far lower population shown in the table below.

Contents

  • 100 largest cities 1
  • See also 2
  • References 3

100 largest cities

Note:

The cities are sorted by the column labelled Official population (actual). Cities in bold are capital cities of their respective countries; Brussels (italics) is the capital of both Belgium and the EU.

Rank City State Official population Date of census/estimate References Image
1 London[2]  United Kingdom 8,615,246 1 June 2014 [3]
2 Berlin  Germany 3,562,166 31 December 2014 [4]
3 Madrid  Spain 3,165,235 1 January 2014 [5]
4 Rome  Italy 2,874,038 30 November 2014 [6]
5 Paris  France 2,273,305 1 January 2013 [7]
6 Bucharest  Romania 1,903,425 20 October 2014 [8]
7 Vienna  Austria 1,812,604 1 July 2015 [9]
8 Hamburg[10]  Germany 1,760,433 30 November 2014 [11]
9 Budapest  Hungary 1,744,000 11 September 2014 [12]
10 Warsaw  Poland 1,740,119 31 March 2014 [13]
11 Barcelona  Spain 1,602,386 1 January 2014 [5]
12 Munich  Germany 1,493,900 28 February 2015 [14]
13 Milan  Italy 1,341,667 30 April 2015 [6]
14 Prague  Czech Republic 1,261,715 31 March 2015 [15]
15 Sofia  Bulgaria 1,228,282 31 December 2014 [16] Alexander Nevsky Cathedral
16 Brussels[17]  Belgium 1,175,831 1 January 2014 [18]
17 Birmingham  United Kingdom 1,092,330 30 June 2013 [3]
18 Cologne  Germany 1,057,327 31 December 2014 [19]
19 Naples  Italy 989,160 30 November 2014 [6]
20 Stockholm  Sweden 911,989 31 January 2014 [20]
21 Turin  Italy 897,265 30 November 2014 [6]
22 Marseille  France 852,516 31 December 2012 [21]
23 Amsterdam  Netherlands 825,080 30 March 2015 [22]
24 Zagreb  Croatia 790,017 31 March 2011 [23]
25 Valencia  Spain 786,424 1 January 2014 [5]
26 Kraków  Poland 760,700 31 March 2014 [13]
27 Leeds  United Kingdom 757,655 30 June 2012 [3]
28 Łódź  Poland 709,757 31 March 2014 [13]
29 Frankfurt  Germany 709,395 30 June 2014 [24]
30 Seville  Spain 696,676 1 January 2014 [5]
31 Palermo  Italy 676,118 30 November 2014 [6]
32 Zaragoza  Spain 666,058 1 January 2014 [5]
33 Riga  Latvia 641,007 1 July 2015 [25]
34 Athens  Greece 664,046 24 May 2011 [26]
35 Wrocław  Poland 632,432 31 March 2014 [13]
36 Helsinki  Finland 626,305 30 June 2015 [27]
37 Rotterdam  Netherlands 616,528 31 January 2013 [28]
38 Stuttgart  Germany 604,297 31 December 2013 [29]
39 Düsseldorf  Germany 598,686 31 December 2013 [19]
40 Glasgow  United Kingdom 596,550 31 December 2013 [30]
41 Genoa  Italy 592,995 30 November 2014 [6]
42 Copenhagen  Denmark 583,348 1 January 2015 [31]
43 Dortmund  Germany 575,944 31 December 2013 [19]
44 Essen  Germany 569,884 31 December 2013 [19]
45 Málaga  Spain 566,913 1 January 2014 [5]
46 Sheffield  United Kingdom 557,382 30 June 2012 [3]
47 Lisbon  Portugal 547,631 1 January 2011 [32]
48 Poznań  Poland 547,161 31 March 2014 [13]
49 Bremen  Germany 546,451 31 December 2012 [33]
50 Gothenburg  Sweden 541,145 31 December 2014 [34]
51 Leipzig  Germany 531,562 31 December 2013 [35]
52 Dresden  Germany 530,754 31 December 2013 [35]
53 Vilnius  Lithuania 537,152 1 January 2013 [36]
54 Dublin  Ireland 527,612 10 April 2011 [37]
55 Bradford  United Kingdom 524,619 30 June 2012 [3]
56 Hanover  Germany 523,642 31 December 2014 [38]
57 The Hague  Netherlands 510,909 1 May 2014 [39]
58 Manchester  United Kingdom 510,772 30 June 2012 [3]
59 Antwerp  Belgium 510,610 1 January 2014 [40]
60 Nuremberg  Germany 500,096 30 September 2014 [14]
61 Edinburgh  United Kingdom 495,360 30 June 2011 [30]
62 Lyon  France 491,268 31 December 2011 [41]
63 Duisburg  Germany 486,816 31 December 2012 [19]
64 Liverpool  United Kingdom 469,690 30 June 2012 [3]
65 Gdańsk  Poland 460,354 30 June 2012 [13]
66 Toulouse  France 447,340 31 December 2011 [42]
67 Murcia  Spain 441,354 1 January 2012 [5]
68 Tallinn  Estonia 434,810 1 February 2015 [43]
69 Bristol  United Kingdom 432,451 30 June 2012 [3]
70 Bratislava Slovak Republic 417,389 31 December 2013 [44]
71 Szczecin  Poland 409,211 30 June 2012 [13]
72 Palma de Mallorca  Spain 407,648 1 January 2012 [5]
73 Bologna  Italy 386,171 30 November 2014 [6]
74 Plovdiv  Bulgaria 382,737 15 March 2015 [45]
75 Las Palmas  Spain 382,296 1 January 2012 [5]
76 Florence  Italy 380,226 30 November 2014 [6]
77 Brno  Czech Republic 378,327 1 January 2013 [15]
78 Varna  Bulgaria 364,537 15 March 2015 [45] Varna Cathedral - 2
79 Bydgoszcz  Poland 362,286 30 June 2012 [13]
80 Bochum  Germany 362,213 31 December 2012 [19]
81 Bilbao  Spain 351,629 1 January 2012 [5]
82 Cardiff  United Kingdom 348,493 30 June 2012 [3]
83 Lublin  Poland 348,120 30 June 2012 [13]
84 Nice  France 344,064 31 December 2011 [46]
85 Wuppertal  Germany 342,885 31 December 2012 [19]
86 Alicante  Spain 340,678 1 January 2012 [5]
87 Coventry  United Kingdom 337,428 30 June 2014
88 Belfast  United Kingdom 333,871 27 March 2011 [47]
89 Leicester  United Kingdom 331,606 30 June 2012 [3]
90 Utrecht  Netherlands 330,772 1 May 2014 [48]
91 Córdoba  Spain 328,841 1 January 2012 [5]
92 Bielefeld  Germany 328,314 31 December 2012 [19]
93 Wakefield  United Kingdom 327,627 30 June 2012 [3]
94 Aarhus  Denmark 326,676 1 October 2014 .[49]
95 Cluj-Napoca  Romania 324,576 20 October 2011 [50]
96 Bari  Italy 321,008 30 November 2014 [6]
97 Thessaloniki  Greece 325,182 24 May 2011 [26]
98 Timișoara  Romania 319,279 20 October 2011 [50]
99 Malmö  Sweden 319,246 31 March 2015 [20]
100 Catania  Italy 315,567 30 November 2014 [6]

See also

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