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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 (2015–2017)[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 10,950,000 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 10,470,000 10,313,307 12,200,000 5,900 0.07
3 "Ruhr ""Ballonfahrt über Köln - Deutzer Hafen, Rhein, Rheinauhafen, Altstadt-RS-4106.jpg  "Germany 6,670,000 N/A 11,300,000 2,800 0.01
4 "Madrid ""Madrid-Azca-Castellana-170913.jpg  "Spain 6,310,000 6,229,254 6,600,000 4,600 0.27
5 "Milan ""Skyline Milano - 05.JPG  "Italy 5,280,000 3,098,974 8,047,125 2,800 −0.16
6 "Barcelona ""Central business district of Barcelona (2).JPG "Spain "Spain 4,790,000 5,258,319 n/a 4,300 0.12
7 "Berlin ""Cityscape Berlin.jpg  "Germany 4,105,000 6,563,194 n/a 2,900 0.01
8 "Rome ""Colosseum in Rome, Italy - April 2007.jpg  "Italy 3,950,000 3,717,956 n/a 3,400 0.89
9 "Naples ""Napoli.jpg  "Italy 3,700,000 2,201,789 n/a 3,600 0.01
10 "Athens ""Attica 06-13 Athens 36 View from Lycabettus.jpg  "Greece 3,475,000 3,051,899 n/a 5,000 0.29
11 "Lisbon ""Vista de Lisboa.jpg  "Portugal 2,700,000 2,884,297 n/a 2,800 0.39
12 "Manchester ""Manchester Town Hall from Lloyd St.jpg  "United Kingdom 2,685,000 2,645,598 n/a 4,200 −0.03
13 "Rotterdam–"The Hague ""RotterdamMaasNederland.jpg
""Cityscape of The Hague, viewed from Het Plein (The Square).jpg
 "Netherlands 2,670,000 N/A n/a 2,700 0.39
14 "Birmingham ("West Midlands) ""Birmingham Council House.jpg  "United Kingdom 2,550,000 2,514,596 n/a 4,200 −0.03
15 "Budapest ""Parlement van Boedapest gelegen aan de Donau.jpg  "Hungary 2,500,000 1,713,903 n/a 1,900 −0.19
16 "Warsaw ""Panorama ul. Emilii Plater w Warszawie radek kołakowski.jpg  "Poland 2,280,000 1,722,310 n/a 3,200 0.67
17 "Katowice ("Katowice urban area) ""Śródmieście, Katowice.png  "Poland 2,175,000 n/a 2,573,159 3,300 0.11
18 "Cologne–Bonn ""Über den Rhein.jpg  "Germany 2,165,000 N/A n/a 2,300 0.50
19 "Brussels ""Brussels skyline gp.jpg  "Belgium 2,120,000 2,044,993 n/a 2,600 0.02[4]
20 "Bucharest ""Hotel Continental - Calea Victoriei.jpg  "Romania 2,115,000 1,867,724 n/a 6,500 0.10[4]
21 "Hamburg ""Hamburg skyline St Michaelis.jpg  "Germany 2,105,000 1,830,673 n/a 2,700 0.43[4]
22 "Munich ""Stadtbild München.jpg  "Germany 2,025,000 1,437,900 n/a 4,200 0.72[4]
23 "Leeds–Bradford ""LeedsSkyline2013.jpg  "United Kingdom 1,955,000 1,912,493 n/a 3,900 0.24[4]
24 "Frankfurt ""Skyline Frankfurt am Main.jpg  "Germany 1,950,000 n/a n/a 3,000 0.50
25 "Vienna ""Wien-Reichsbruecke-6.JPG  "Austria 1,785,000 1,752,845 n/a 3,900 1.04[4]
26 "Amsterdam ""ZuidasAmsterdamtheNetherlands.jpg  "Netherlands 1,650,000 1,090,772 n/a 3,200 0.41[4]
27 "Lyon ""La Part-Dieu By Night.JPG  "France 1,650,000 1,608,712 n/a 1,300 0.50[4]
28 "Marseille ""Coucher de soleil sur Notre-Dame de la Garde.JPG  "France 1,620,000 1,605,046 n/a 3,100 0.46[4]
29 "Valencia ""Valencia west night.jpg  "Spain 1,585,000 n/a 5,700 0.29[4]
30 "Stockholm ""Gamla Stan swe.jpg  "Sweden 1,565,000 1,485,680 n/a 4,300 0.58[4]
31 "Turin ""Turin monte cappuccini.jpg  "Italy 1,530,000 1,764,868 n/a 4,100 −0.16[4]
32 "Porto ""Cais da Ribeira, Oporto, Portugal, 2012-05-09, DD 17.JPG  "Portugal 1,485,000 1,299,437 n/a 1,900
33 "Stuttgart ""Stuttgart AltesSchloss03.JPG  "Germany 1,395,000 n/a 2,900
34 "Prague ""Night view of the Castle and Charles Bridge, Prague - 8034.jpg  "Czech Republic 1,390,000 1,313,557 n/a 4,600 −0.07[4]
35 "Sofia ""AlexanderNevskyCathedral-Sofia-6.jpg  "Bulgaria 1,325,000 1,226,155 1,543,377 5,700 0.78[4]
36 "Copenhagen ""Nyhavn MichaD.jpg  "Denmark 1,290,000 1,268,052 1,900,000 2,700 0.04[4]
37 "Glasgow  "United Kingdom 1,235,000 1,222,955 n/a 3,300 0.07[4]
38 "Helsinki ""Helsinki July 2013-27a.jpg  "Finland 1,230,000 1,179,916 n/a 2,400 0.81[4]
39 "Dublin ""View of Dublin, looking east from Sean O’Casey Bridge 20150807 1.jpg  "Ireland 1,158,000 1,169,371 n/a 2,500 1.14[4]
40 "Sevilla ""19060879124 a5eac59dea o feria abril sevilla 2013.jpg  "Spain 1,110,000 n/a 5,600
41 "Lille ""Lille vue gd place.JPG  "France,  "Belgium 1,065,000 1,027,178 n/a 2,200 0.50[4]
42 "Antwerpen ""OLV-Kathedraal.jpg  "Belgium 1,015,000 n/a 1,500 0.05[4]
43 "Nice ""Nice Port 1.jpg  "France 975,000 n/a 1,300 0.52[4]
44 "Toulouse ""Toulouse by night with Basilique Saint-Sernin.jpg  "France 965,000 n/a 1,100 0.72[4]
45 "Bordeaux ""Bordeaux place de la bourse with tram.JPG  "France 960,000 n/a 700 0.60[4]
46 "Nantes ""Quai de la Fosse (de la butte Saint-Anne)- Nantes.jpg  "France 900,000 n/a 1,100
47 "South Hampshire ""Portsmouth-from-PortsdownHill.jpg  "United Kingdom 895,000 n/a
48 "Liverpool ""Liverpool Pier Head.jpg  "United Kingdom 880,000 n/a 4,400 0.11[4]
49 "Bergamo ""Italia Bergamo 03.JPG  "Italy 860,000 n/a 3,300
50 "Gdańsk ("Tricity) ""Gdansk 2004.jpg  "Poland 855,000 n/a 5,000
51 "Florence ""Florence Cathedral.jpg  "Italy 835,000 n/a 3,700
52 "Thessaloniki ""Salonica-view-aerial2.jpg  "Greece 825,000 n/a 4,300 0.39[4]
53 "Newcastle upon Tyne ("Tyneside) ""Millennium Bridge and Quayside from The Baltic - geograph.org.uk - 677250.jpg  "United Kingdom 800,000 n/a 4,200 0.16[4]
54 "Bilbao ""Ayuntamiento-bilbao1.jpg  "Spain 780,000 n/a 5,800
55 "Nottingham ""Christmas at Nottingham Market Square - geograph.org.uk - 916680.jpg  "United Kingdom 765,000 n/a 4,200
56 "Kraków ""009KrakówRynek.jpg  "Poland 760,000 n/a 3,500
57 "Dresden ""Dresden Überblick 12.jpg  "Germany 740,000 n/a 2,200
58 "Zaragoza ""0849 pilar ebro 2004.png  "Spain 735,000 n/a 5,700
59 "Catania ""Catania anfiteatro romano2423.jpg  "Italy 730,000 n/a 2,900
60 "Palermo ""Palermo panorama.JPG  "Italy 730,000 n/a 6,000 0.12[4]
61 "Málaga ""Palacio de Ferias y Congresos de Málaga.jpg  "Spain 725,000 n/a 3,600
62 "Hannover ""Hannover Altstadt 128-h.jpg  "Germany 715,000 n/a 2,500
63 "Sheffield ""Sheffield Cathedral 2001.jpg  "United Kingdom 715,000 n/a 4,000
64 "Zagreb ""Zageb Croatian National Theater.jpg  "Croatia 705,000 n/a 4,400
65 "Łódź ""Wolności Square in Łódź, 2002.jpg  "Poland 690,000 n/a 5,000 −0.67[4]
66 "Utrecht ""Stadhuis Utrecht.JPG  "Netherlands 690,000 n/a 3,900
67 "Las Palmas ""Auditorio alfredo kraus las palmas de gran canaria.jpg  "Spain 675,000 n/a 6,800
68 "Nuremberg ""Nürnberg panorama.jpg  "Germany 675,000 n/a 3,000
69 "Bristol ""River.avon.from.balloon.bristol.arp.jpg  "United Kingdom 660,000 n/a 3,900
70 "Bremen ""Bremen Altstadt (5438245111).jpg  "Germany 635,000 n/a 2,400
71 "Wrocław ""Wroclaw 1.jpg  "Poland 620,000 n/a 4,800
72 "Genova ""Genova-Panorama dalla collina di Camandoli.jpg  "Italy 615,000 1,500,000 n/a 7,900
73 "Belfast ""Belfast City Hall 2007.jpg  "United Kingdom 615,000 n/a 3,500
74 "Padua ""Padua5.jpg  "Italy 610,000 n/a 3,200
75 "Leipzig ""Leipzig Burgplatz Panorama.jpg  "Germany 605,000 n/a 2,000
76 "Riga ""Riga - House of Blackheads.jpg  "Latvia 605,000 n/a 2,900
77 "Gothenburg ""Älvsborgsbron.jpg  "Sweden 590,000 n/a 2,700
78 "Toulon ""Toulon Faron3 P1440701-P1440708.jpg  "France 585,000 n/a 700
79 "Mannheim ""Mannheim Friedrichsplatz 2005 Richtung Augustaanlage.jpg  "Germany 565,000 n/a 3,500
80 "Liège ""Eglise-liege-stbarthelemy-juin2006.jpg  "Belgium 560,000 n/a 1,900
81 "Palma, Majorca  "Spain 550,000
82 "Vilnius ""Vilnius view.jpg  "Lithuania 550,000 649,000 n/a 2,500
83 "Santa Cruz de Tenerife  "Spain 545,000
84 "Aachen ""Aachen Rathaus pano.jpg  "Germany 545,000 n/a 1,500
85 "Leicester ""Leicester from Welford Place.jpg  "United Kingdom 545,000 n/a
86 "Poznań ""6 Poznan 015.jpg  "Poland 535,000 n/a 2,700
87 "Bologna ""Bologna-vista02.jpg  "Italy 530,000 n/a 3,400
88 "Murcia  "Spain 515,000
89 "Grenoble ""Seilbahn-Grenoble.JPG  "France 515,000 n/a 985
90 "Saarbrücken ""SB-Rathaus.jpg  "Germany 510,000 n/a 2,200
91 "Douai-"Lens ""Douai - office de tourisme (3).jpg""Jean Jaurès square, Lens.jpg  "France 510,000 n/a 1,100
92 "Edinburgh ""Skyline of Edinburgh.jpg  "United Kingdom 500,000

Top 20 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 12 July 2017.
  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 "Archive.is

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