Europe is the world’s third most populated continent. Made up of over 40 countries, Europe has some of the world’s largest cities. The following are the top 10 largest cities in Europe by population. Let’s read.
Top 10 largest cities in Europe by population
The capital city of Belarus is the 10th largest European city by population. With a population of about 2 million, Minsk is also the largest city in Belarus. Located along the Svislach river, Minsk is a major economic hub in Europe with a developed industrial and service sector.
Paris has a population of about 2.2 million which makes it the ninth-largest city in Europe. Paris has grown exponentially beyond its city limits. The Paris metropolitan area has a population of over 11 million.
The capital city of Italy has a population of about 2.9 million. Rome is one of the oldest cities in the world with an age of over 2,700 years.
With a population of around 3 million, Kyiv takes the number 7 spot on this list. Kyiv is the capital and the largest city of Ukraine.
The football-crazy city of Madrid has a population of 3.3 million. It is the capital and the largest city of Spain. Madrid has one of the largest GDPs in the European Union.
Another capital on this list, Berlin is the fifth-largest city in Europe by population. It has an approximate resident population of 3.8 million.
4. Saint Petersburg
Saint Petersburg is the second-largest city in Russia and the fourth largest city in Europe (Population – 5.4 million). Located about 700 kilometers from Moscow, Saint Petersburg has one of the largest and most important ports in Russia.
The capital city of the United Kingdom is the third-largest city in Europe by population (Population – 9 million). A multicultural city, London has one of the largest GDPs (for a city) in the world.
Moscow is the capital and the largest city in Russia. It has a population of 12.5 million. Moscow is named after the Moskva River that runs through the middle of the city.
Istanbul is the largest city in Europe. It has a population of 15.5 million. A historic city, Istanbul serves as the major economic and cultural hub in Turkey. Istanbul is a transcontinental city with the eastern part in Asia and the western part in Europe.
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(Please note that Moscow is considered by many sources as the largest European city by population as Istanbul is transcontinental.)