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


Below is a list of the largest cities in the European Union according to the population within their city boundary. The cities listed all have populations over 300,000. The list 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 a very narrow boundary and others a 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. Paris is the most populous urban area in the European Union, but the strict definition of the administrative limits of the City of Paris results in a far lower population shown in the table.

Cities by population within the city boundary


Cities in bold are capital cities of their respective countries.

Rank CityMember State Official
population
Date of census Reference Photography
1 BerlinGermany 3,669,495 31 December 2019 [1]
2 MadridSpain 3,348,536 1 February 2020 [2]
3 RomeItaly 2,856,133 31 December 2018 [3]
4 BucharestRomania 2,155,240 1 July 2020 [4]
5 ParisFrance 2,140,526 1 January 2019 [5][6]
6 ViennaAustria 1,921,153 1 January 2021 [7][8]
7 HamburgGermany 1,899,160 31 December 2019 [9]
8 WarsawPoland 1,793,579 30 June 2020 [10]
9 BudapestHungary 1,752,286 1 January 2019 [11]
10 BarcelonaSpain 1,620,343 31 January 2018 [12]
11 MunichGermany 1,558,395 31 July 2020 [13]
12 MilanItaly 1,404,239 31 December 2019 [3]
13 PragueCzech Republic 1,324,277 1 January 2020 [14]
14 SofiaBulgaria 1,241,675 15 March 2018 [15]
15 CologneGermany 1,085,664 31 December 2018 [16][17]
16 StockholmSweden 974,073 31 December 2019 [18]
17 NaplesItaly 959,188 31 December 2018 [3]
18 TurinItaly 875,698 31 December 2018 [3]
19 AmsterdamNetherlands 873,289 31 December 2020 [19]
20 MarseilleFrance 868,277 1 January 2016 [5][20]
21 ZagrebCroatia 804,049 1 January 2018 [21]
22 CopenhagenDenmark 794,128 1 January 2020 [22]
23 ValenciaSpain 791,413 31 January 2018 [12]
24 KrakówPoland 780,981 30 June 2020 [23]
25 FrankfurtGermany 753,056 31 December 2018 [24]
26 SevilleSpain 688,711 1 January 2018 [12]
27 ŁódźPoland 677,286 30 June 2020 [10]
28 ZaragozaSpain 666,880 1 January 2018 [12]
29 AthensGreece 664,046 31 January 2012 [25]
30 PalermoItaly 663,401 31 December 2018 [3]
31 HelsinkiFinland 657,674 31 December 2020 [26]
32 RotterdamNetherlands 651,870 31 January 2020 [19]
33 WrocławPoland 643,782 30 June 2020 [27]
34 StuttgartGermany 635,911 31 December 2019 [28]
35 RigaLatvia 627,487 1 January 2020 [29]
36 DüsseldorfGermany 619,294 31 December 2018 [16][30]
37 VilniusLithuania 590,123 12 May 2021 [31]
38 LeipzigGermany 587,857 31 December 2018 [32]
39 DortmundGermany 587,010 31 December 2018 [16][33]
40 EssenGermany 583,393 31 December 2017 [16][30]
41 GothenburgSweden 579,281 31 December 2019 [18]
42 GenoaItaly 578,000 31 December 2018 [34]
43 MálagaSpain 571,026 13 January 2018 [12]
44 BremenGermany 569,352 31 December 2018 [35]
45 DresdenGermany 554,649 31 December 2018 [32]
46 DublinIreland 554,554 27 August 2019 [36]
47 The HagueNetherlands 545,273 31 January 2020 [19]
48 HanoverGermany 538,068 31 December 2018 [37]
49 PoznańPoland 533,830 30 June 2020 [10]
50 AntwerpBelgium 525,935 1 January 2019 [38]
51 NurembergGermany 518,365 31 December 2018 [39]
52 LyonFrance 515,695 31 January 2016 [5][40]
53 LisbonPortugal 506,654 31 December 2018 [41]
54 DuisburgGermany 498,590 31 December 2018 [16][30]
55 ToulouseFrance 479,638 1 January 2015 [5][42]
56 GdańskPoland 471,525 30 June 2020 [43]
57 MurciaSpain 447,182 31 January 2018 [12]
58 TallinnEstonia 441,101 1 April 2019 [44]
59 BratislavaSlovakia 432,864 1 January 2019 [45]
60 Palma de MallorcaSpain 409,661 1 January 2018 [12]
61 SzczecinPoland 400,990 30 June 2020 [46]
62 BolognaItaly 390,636 31 December 2018 [3]
63 BrnoCzech Republic 381,346 1 January 2020 [14]
64 IașiRomania 378,954 1 January 2018 [47]
65 FlorenceItaly 378,839 31 December 2018 [3]
66 Las PalmasSpain 378,517 1 January 2018 [12]
67 BochumGermany 364,628 31 December 2018 [16][33]
68 UtrechtNetherlands 357,676 31 January 2020 [19]
69 WuppertalGermany 354,382 31 December 2018 [16][30]
70 AarhusDenmark 349,977 1 October 2019 [48]
71 BydgoszczPoland 346,739 30 June 2020 [10]
72 PlovdivBulgaria 346,893 31 December 2018 [49]
73 BilbaoSpain 345,821 1 January 2018 [12]
74 MalmöSweden 344,166 31 December 2019 [18]
75 NiceFrance 342,637 1 January 2016 [5][50]
76 LublinPoland 339,547 30 June 2020 [10]
77 VarnaBulgaria 336,505 31 December 2018 [49]
78 BielefeldGermany 333,786 31 December 2018 [16][51]
79 AlicanteSpain 331,577 1 January 2018 [12]
80 TimișoaraRomania 328,186 1 January 2018 [47]
81 BonnGermany 327,258 31 December 2018 [16][17]
82 CórdobaSpain 325,708 1 January 2018 [12]
83 ThessalonikiGreece 325,182 30 June 2011 [25]
84 Cluj-NapocaRomania 324,960 1 January 2018 [47]
85 BariItaly 320,862 31 December 2018 [3]
86 ConstanțaRomania 317,832 1 January 2016 [47]
87 MünsterGermany 314,319 31 December 2018 [16][52]
88 KarlsruheGermany 313,092 31 December 2018 [28]
89 CataniaItaly 311,584 30 May 2018 [3]
90 MannheimGermany 309,370 31 December 2018 [28]
91 NantesFrance 306,694 1 January 2016
92 CraiovaRomania 305,386 1 January 2018 [47]
93 GalațiRomania 304,050 1 January 2018 [47]

See also


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