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This is a list of urban areas in the European Union with over 500,000 inhabitants as of 2014. This list is an attempt to present a consistent list of population figures for "urban areas in the "European Union. Figures here have been compiled by "Demographia and the "United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs.[1][2][3] Demographia provides figures for "urban areas (including "conurbations),[2] while the UN DESA figures are for "agglomerations only.[3] For comparison, "Function Urban Area (FUA) population figures by "Eurostat are also provided, however, these measure the wider "metropolitan areas.

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Important notes[edit]

Urban areas over 500,000 inhabitants (2015)[edit]

Rank Urban area Image State Population (urban areas; Demographia)[2] Population (agglomerations; UN WUP)[3] "FUA population (metropolitan areas; Eurostat)[1] Density
(per km2;
Demographia)
Annual growth
rate (%;

Demographia)
1 "Paris ""Paris - Eiffelturm und Marsfeld2.jpg  "France 10,858,000 10,843,285 11,800,000 3,800 0.83
2 "London ""City of London skyline from London City Hall - Oct 2008.jpg  "United Kingdom 10,236,000 10,313,307 12,200,000 5,900 0.07
3 "Ruhr Metropolis ""Ballonfahrt über Köln - Deutzer Hafen, Rhein, Rheinauhafen, Altstadt-RS-4106.jpg  "Germany 10,179,000 N/A 11,300,000 2,800 0.01
4 "Madrid ""Madrid-Azca-Castellana-170913.jpg  "Spain 6,171,000 6,229,254 6,600,000 4,600 0.27
5 "Berlin ""Cityscape Berlin.jpg  "Germany 6,069,000 6,563,194 n/a 2,900 0.01
6 "Barcelona ""Central business district of Barcelona (2).JPG  "Spain 5,355,000 5,258,319 n/a 4,300 0.12
7 "Milan ""Skyline Milano - 05.JPG  "Italy 5,257,000 3,098,974 n/a 2,800 −0.16
8 "Rome ""Colosseum in Rome, Italy - April 2007.jpg  "Italy 3,906,000 3,717,956 n/a 3,400 0.89
9 "Naples ""Napoli.jpg  "Italy 3,706,000 2,201,789 n/a 3,600 0.01
10 "Athens ""Attica 06-13 Athens 36 View from Lycabettus.jpg  "Greece 3,484,000 3,051,899 n/a 5,000 0.29
11 "Lisbon ""Vista de Lisboa.jpg  "Portugal 2,666,000 2,884,297 n/a 2,800 0.39
12 "Rotterdam–"The Hague ""RotterdamMaasNederland.jpg
""Cityscape of The Hague, viewed from Het Plein (The Square).jpg
 "Netherlands 2,660,000 N/A n/a 2,700 0.39
13 "Manchester ""Manchester Town Hall from Lloyd St.jpg  "United Kingdom 2,639,000 2,645,598 n/a 4,200 −0.03
14 "Birmingham ("West Midlands) ""Birmingham -UK -Skyline.jpg  "United Kingdom 2,512,000 2,514,596 n/a 4,200 −0.03
15 "Katowice ("Katowice urban area) ""Śródmieście, Katowice.png  "Poland 2,190,000 n/a 2,573,159 3,300 0.11
16 "Cologne-Bonn ""Über den Rhein.jpg  "Germany 2,104,000 N/A n/a 2,300 0.50
17 "Brussels ""Brussels skyline gp.jpg  "Belgium 2,089,000 2,044,993 n/a 2,600 0.02[4]
18 "Hamburg ""Hamburg skyline St Michaelis.jpg  "Germany 2,087,000 1,830,673 n/a 2,700 0.43[4]
19 "Munich ""Stadtbild München.jpg  "Germany 1,981,000 1,437,900 n/a 4,200 0.72[4]
20 "Frankfurt ""Skyline Frankfurt am Main.jpg  "Germany 1,915,000 n/a n/a 3,000 0.50
21 "Leeds-Bradford ""LeedsSkyline2013.jpg  "United Kingdom 1,893,000 1,912,493 n/a 3,900 0.24[4]
22 "Bucharest ""Hotel Continental - Calea Victoriei.jpg  "Romania 1,860,000 1,867,724 n/a 6,500 0.10[4]
23 "Vienna ""Wien-Reichsbruecke-6.JPG  "Austria 1,763,000 1,752,845 n/a 3,900 1.04[4]
24 "Warsaw ""Panorama ul. Emilii Plater w Warszawie radek kołakowski.jpg  "Poland 1,720,000 1,722,310 n/a 3,200 0.67
25 "Budapest ""Parlement van Boedapest gelegen aan de Donau.jpg  "Hungary 1,710,000 1,713,903 n/a 1,900 −0.19
26 "Stockholm ""Gamla Stan swe.jpg  "Sweden 1,630,000 1,485,680 n/a 4,300 0.58[4]
27 "Amsterdam ""ZuidasAmsterdamtheNetherlands.jpg  "Netherlands 1,624,000 1,090,772 n/a 3,200 0.41[4]
28 "Lyon ""Lyon - La Part-Dieu de nuit - 07-12-2009.jpg  "France 1,583,000 1,608,712 n/a 1,300 0.50[4]
29 "Valencia ""Valencia west night.jpg  "Spain 1,561,000 n/a 5,700 0.29[4]
30 "Sevilla ""19060879124 a5eac59dea o feria abril sevilla 2013.jpg  "Spain 1,533,230 n/a 5,600
31 "Turin ""Turin monte cappuccini.jpg  "Italy 1,521,000 1,764,868 n/a 4,100 −0.16[4]
32 "Porto ""Cais da Ribeira, Oporto, Portugal, 2012-05-09, DD 17.JPG  "Portugal 1,474,000 1,299,437 n/a 1,900
33 "Marseille ""Coucher de soleil sur Notre-Dame de la Garde.JPG  "France 1,397,000 1,605,046 n/a 3,100 0.46[4]
34 "Stuttgart ""Stuttgart AltesSchloss03.JPG  "Germany 1,379,000 n/a 2,900
35 "Sofia ""AlexanderNevskyCathedral-Sofia-6.jpg  "Bulgaria 1,316,557 1,226,155 1,543,377 5,700 0.78[4]
36 "Prague ""Night view of the Castle and Charles Bridge, Prague - 8034.jpg  "Czech Republic 1,310,000 1,313,557 n/a 4,600 −0.07[4]
37 "Copenhagen ""Nyhavn MichaD.jpg  "Denmark 1,231,000 1,268,052 n/a 2,700 0.04[4]
38 "Helsinki ""Helsinki July 2013-27a.jpg  "Finland 1,203,000 1,179,916 n/a 2,400 0.81[4]
39 "Glasgow ""(looking down) Buchannan Street, Glasgow.jpg  "United Kingdom 1,182,000 1,222,955 n/a 3,300 0.07[4]
40 "Dublin ""Grafton St, Dublin.jpg  "Ireland 1,158,000 1,169,371 n/a 2,500 1.14[4]
41 "Cologne ""Über den Rhein.jpg  "Germany N/A 1,036,771 n/a N/A N/A
42 "Lille ""Lille vue gd place.JPG  "France,  "Belgium 1,016,000 1,027,178 n/a 2,200 0.50[4]
43 "Antwerpen ""OLV-Kathedraal.jpg  "Belgium 990,000 n/a 1,500 0.05[4]
44 "Nice ""Nice Port 1.jpg  "France 962,000 n/a 1,300 0.52[4]
45 "Málaga ""Palacio de Ferias y Congresos de Málaga.jpg  "Spain 953,251[5] n/a 3,600
46 "Łódź ""Wolności Square in Łódź, 2002.jpg  "Poland 939,000 n/a 5,000 −0.67[4]
47 "Toulouse ""Toulouse by night with Basilique Saint-Sernin.jpg  "France 880,000 n/a 1,100 0.72[4]
48 "Liverpool ""Liverpool Pier Head.jpg  "United Kingdom 864,000 n/a 4,400 0.11[4]
49 "South Hampshire ""Portsmouth-from-PortsdownHill.jpg  "United Kingdom 856,000 n/a
50 "Genova ""Genova-Panorama dalla collina di Camandoli.jpg  "Italy 855,000 1,500,000 n/a 7,900
51 "Bordeaux ""Bordeaux place de la bourse with tram.JPG  "France 845,000 n/a 700 0.60[4]
52 "Thessaloniki ""Salonica-view-aerial2.jpg  "Greece 840,000 n/a 4,300 0.39[4]
53 "Florence ""Florence Cathedral.jpg  "Italy 821,000 n/a 3,700
54 "Zagreb ""Zageb Croatian National Theater.jpg  "Croatia 793,000 n/a 4,400
55 "Newcastle upon Tyne ("Tyneside) ""Millennium Bridge and Quayside from The Baltic - geograph.org.uk - 677250.jpg  "United Kingdom 780,000 n/a 4,200 0.16[4]
56 "Gdańsk ("Tricity) ""Gdansk 2004.jpg  "Poland 775,000 n/a 5,000
57 "Kraków ""009KrakówRynek.jpg  "Poland 760,000 n/a 3,500
58 "Bilbao ""Ayuntamiento-bilbao1.jpg  "Spain 750,000 n/a 5,800
59 "Riga ""Riga - House of Blackheads.jpg  "Latvia 750,000 n/a 2,900
60 "Palermo ""Palermo panorama.JPG  "Italy 731,000 n/a 6,000 0.12[4]
61 "Nottingham ""Christmas at Nottingham Market Square - geograph.org.uk - 916680.jpg  "United Kingdom 730,000 n/a 4,200
62 "Catania ""Catania anfiteatro romano2423.jpg  "Italy 720,000 n/a 2,900
63 "Poznań ""6 Poznan 015.jpg  "Poland 718,000 n/a 2,700
64 "Las Palmas ""Auditorio alfredo kraus las palmas de gran canaria.jpg  "Spain 700,000 n/a 6,800
65 "Zaragoza ""0849 pilar ebro 2004.png  "Spain 700,000 n/a 5,700
66 "Dresden ""Dresden Überblick 12.jpg  "Germany 700,000 n/a 2,200
67 "Hannover ""Hannover Altstadt 128-h.jpg  "Germany 700,000 n/a 2,500
68 "Sheffield ""Sheffield Cathedral 2001.jpg  "United Kingdom 685,000 n/a 4,000
69 "Nürnberg ""Nürnberg panorama.jpg  "Germany 660,000 n/a 3,000
70 "Brescia Italy 672,822
71 "Wrocław ""Wroclaw 1.jpg  "Poland 663,000 n/a 4,800
72 "Bremen ""Bremen Altstadt (5438245111).jpg  "Germany 650,000 n/a 2,400
73 "Utrecht ""Stadhuis Utrecht.JPG  "Netherlands 650,000 n/a 3,900
74 "Bristol ""River.avon.from.balloon.bristol.arp.jpg  "United Kingdom 617,000 n/a 3,900
75 "Bergamo ""Italia Bergamo 03.JPG  "Italy 610,000 n/a 3,300
76 "Padua ""Padua5.jpg  "Italy 605,000 n/a 3,200
77 "Nantes ""Quai de la Fosse (de la butte Saint-Anne)- Nantes.jpg  "France 585,000 n/a 1,100
78 "Belfast ""Belfast City Hall 2007.jpg  "United Kingdom 580,000 n/a 3,500
79 "Leipzig ""Leipzig Burgplatz Panorama.jpg  "Germany 575,000 n/a 2,000
80 "Toulon ""Toulon Faron3 P1440701-P1440708.jpg  "France 559,000 n/a 700
81 "Mannheim ""Mannheim Friedrichsplatz 2005 Richtung Augustaanlage.jpg  "Germany 552,000 n/a 3,500
82 "Liège ""Eglise-liege-stbarthelemy-juin2006.jpg  "Belgium 550,000 n/a 1,900
82 "Vilnius ""Vilnius view.jpg  "Lithuania 550,000 649,000 n/a 2,500
83 "Gothenburg ""Älvsborgsbron.jpg  "Sweden 550,000 n/a 2,700
84 "Saarbrücken ""SB-Rathaus.jpg  "Germany 515,000 n/a 2,200
85 "Douai-"Lens ""Douai - office de tourisme (3).jpg""Jean Jaurès square, Lens.jpg  "France 510,000 n/a 1,100
86 "Bologna ""Bologna-vista02.jpg  "Italy 525,000 n/a 3,400
87 "Aachen ""Aachen Rathaus pano.jpg  "Germany 510,000 n/a 1,500
88 "Leicester ""Leicester from Welford Place.jpg  "United Kingdom 509,000 n/a
89 "Grenoble ""Seilbahn-Grenoble.JPG  "France 505,000 n/a 985

Top 15 urban areas by population[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Eurostat: Statistics on European cities. Retrieved 19 September 2016.
  2. ^ a b c Demographia: World Urban Areas. Retrieved 6 September 2015.
  3. ^ a b c Annual Population of Urban Agglomerations with 300,000 Inhabitants or More in 2014, by Country, 1950-2030 (thousands), World Urbanization Prospects, the 2014 revision, Population Division of the "United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs. Retrieved 6 September 2015. Note: List based on estimates for 2015, from 2014.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab United Nations: World Urbanization Prospects Archived 2007-03-10 at the "Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ http://www.fomento.gob.es/MFOM.CP.Web/handlers/pdfhandler.ashx?idpub=BAW013

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