Cities In Europe by Population 2018

With a few exceptions, the majority of European cities do not have huge populations. This is partly due to some European countries being relatively small and others having multiple major cities rather than one large capital city. For example, in the United Kingdom, London is the largest city (and the third-largest European city overall), with a population of around 7.5 million, but there are several other important cities, such as Nottingham, Liverpool and Birmingham that each have populations of close to a million.

Istanbul in Turkey and Moscow in Russia are by far the largest cities on the European continent (although some may dispute whether they are culturally European, and neither are part of the European Union). Istanbul has a population of almost fifteen million, while 2018 statistics show that Russia's largest city now has more than ten million residents (Saint Petersburg also makes the top five with a population of around five million).

However, these cities are definite outliers, with the statistics showing that populations of between one and three million are more typical for many major European cities, such as Rome (2.3 million), Paris (2.1 million), and Vienna (1.6 million). Europe is also home to plenty of much smaller, but still historically and culturally important, cities. These include Naples in Italy, with a population of around 950,000, Poland's Krakow (755,000) and Amsterdam in the Netherlands (741,000).

Name Country 2018 Population
IstanbulTurkey14,804,116
MoscowRussia10,381,222
LondonUnited Kingdom7,556,900
Saint PetersburgRussia5,028,000
AnkaraTurkey3,517,182
BerlinGermany3,426,354
MadridSpain3,255,944
KyivUkraine2,797,553
IzmirTurkey2,500,603
RomeItaly2,318,895
ParisFrance2,138,551
BucharestRomania1,877,155
MinskBelarus1,742,124
BudapestHungary1,741,041
HamburgGermany1,739,117
WarsawPoland1,702,139
ViennaAustria1,691,468
BarcelonaSpain1,621,537
StockholmSweden1,515,017
KharkivUkraine1,430,885
NovosibirskRussia1,419,007
BursaTurkey1,412,701
YekaterinburgRussia1,349,772
Nizhniy NovgorodRussia1,284,164
BelgradeSerbia1,273,651
MunichGermany1,260,391
AdanaTurkey1,248,988
MilanItaly1,236,837
PragueCzech Republic1,165,581
CopenhagenDenmark1,153,615
SofiaBulgaria1,152,556
SamaraRussia1,134,730
OmskRussia1,129,281
KazanRussia1,104,738
Rostov-na-DonuRussia1,074,482
GaziantepTurkey1,065,975
ChelyabinskRussia1,062,919
UfaRussia1,033,338
DniproUkraine1,032,822
DonetskUkraine1,024,700
DublinIreland1,024,027
BrusselsBelgium1,019,022
VolgogradRussia1,011,417
OdessaUkraine1,001,558
BirminghamUnited Kingdom984,333
PermRussia982,419
KoelnGermany963,395
NaplesItaly959,470
KrasnoyarskRussia927,200
KonyaTurkey875,530
TurinItaly870,456
LiverpoolUnited Kingdom864,122
SaratovRussia863,725
VoronezhRussia848,752
ValenciaSpain814,208
ZaporizhiaUkraine796,217
MarseilleFrance794,811
CankayaTurkey792,189
LodzPoland768,755
AntalyaTurkey758,188
KrakowPoland755,050
RigaLatvia742,572
AmsterdamNetherlands741,636
NottinghamUnited Kingdom729,977
BagcilarTurkey724,270
LvivUkraine717,803
SevillaSpain703,206
Tol'yattiRussia702,879
ZagrebCroatia698,966
SarajevoBosnia And Herzegovina696,731
SheffieldUnited Kingdom685,368
ZaragozaSpain674,317
AthensGreece664,046
Kryvyi RihUkraine652,380
Frankfurt am MainGermany650,000
KrasnodarRussia649,851
PalermoItaly648,260
DiyarbakirTurkey644,763
UlyanovskRussia640,680
ChisinauMoldova635,994
WroclawPoland634,893
IzhevskRussia631,038
BristolUnited Kingdom617,280
YaroslavlRussia606,730
BarnaulRussia599,579
RotterdamNetherlands598,199
EssenGermany593,085
KayseriTurkey592,840
GlasgowUnited Kingdom591,620
StuttgartGermany589,793
DortmundGermany588,462
VladivostokRussia587,022
IrkutskRussia586,695
UEskuedarTurkey582,666
GenoaItaly580,223
OsloNorway580,000
KhabarovskRussia579,000
Khabarovsk VtoroyRussia578,303
BahcelievlerTurkey576,799
UmraniyeTurkey573,265
DuesseldorfGermany573,057
GoeteborgSweden572,799
PoznanPoland570,352
MalagaSpain568,305
HelsinkiFinland558,457
OrenburgRussia550,204
BremenGermany546,501
VilniusLithuania542,366
NovokuznetskRussia539,616
MersinTurkey537,842
EsenlerTurkey520,235
Ryazan'Russia520,173
TyumenRussia519,119
LisbonPortugal517,802
LipetskRussia515,655
HannoverGermany515,140
EskisehirTurkey514,869
PenzaRussia512,602
MykolayivUkraine510,840
Naberezhnyye ChelnyRussia509,870
LeicesterUnited Kingdom508,916
LeipzigGermany504,971
KalininskiyRussia504,641
DuisburgGermany504,358
AstrakhanRussia502,533
NuernbergGermany499,237
MakhachkalaRussia497,959
DresdenGermany486,854
TomskRussia485,519
MariupolUkraine481,626
GomelBelarus480,951
KemerovoRussia477,090
SkopjeMacedonia474,889
The HagueNetherlands474,292
LyonFrance472,317
TulaRussia468,825
EdinburghUnited Kingdom464,990
GdanskPoland461,865
AntwerpenBelgium459,805
KarabaglarTurkey458,000
KirovRussia457,383
LeedsUnited Kingdom455,123
LuhanskUkraine452,000
MuratpasaTurkey450,000
SanliurfaTurkey449,549
CardiffUnited Kingdom447,287
CheboksaryRussia446,781
MalatyaTurkey441,805
SultangaziTurkey436,935
MurciaSpain436,870
KaliningradRussia434,954
ToulouseFrance433,055
BryanskRussia427,236
MaltepeTurkey427,040
BratislavaSlovakia423,737
IvanovoRussia420,839
ErzurumTurkey420,691
SevastopolUkraine416,263
MagnitogorskRussia413,351
WandsbekGermany411,422
KurskRussia409,431
SzczecinPoland407,811
PalmaSpain401,270
TverRussia400,212
KhmelnytskyiUkraine398,346
ManchesterUnited Kingdom395,515
SamsunTurkey394,050
TallinnEstonia394,024
BochumGermany385,729
Sector 3Romania385,439
BatmanTurkey381,990
Las Palmas de Gran CanariaSpain381,847
Nizhny TagilRussia381,116
Bochum-HordelGermany380,000
MakiyivkaUkraine376,610
KahramanmarasTurkey376,045
TiranaAlbania374,801
KaunasLithuania374,643
Stoke-on-TrentUnited Kingdom372,775
VanTurkey371,713
BrnoCzech Republic369,559
MahilyowBelarus369,200
Sector 6Romania367,760
BydgoszczPoland366,452
BolognaItaly366,133
Stavropol'Russia363,064
AtasehirTurkey361,615
WuppertalGermany360,797
Ulan-UdeRussia360,278
LublinPoland360,044
CoventryUnited Kingdom359,262
Arkhangel'skRussia356,051
BilbaoSpain354,860
ThessalonikiGreece354,290
VinnytsiaUkraine352,115
FlorenceItaly349,296
Sector 2Romania345,370
BelgorodRussia345,289
KurganRussia343,129
VitebskBelarus342,700
ZurichSwitzerland341,730
PlovdivBulgaria340,494
KalugaRussia338,978
NiceFrance338,620
KrasnogvargeiskyRussia337,091
SimferopolUkraine336,460
SunderlandUnited Kingdom335,415
AlicanteSpain334,757
BielefeldGermany331,906
CordobaSpain328,428
SochiRussia327,608
BirkenheadUnited Kingdom325,264
OrelRussia324,200
VolzhskiyRussia323,293
SmolenskRussia320,991
KhersonUkraine320,477
MurmanskRussia319,263
IslingtonUnited Kingdom319,143
ReadingUnited Kingdom318,014
IasiRomania318,012
ValladolidSpain317,864
PoltavaUkraine317,847
VladikavkazRussia317,370
HrodnaBelarus317,365
KatowicePoland317,316
Cluj-NapocaRomania316,748
CherepovetsRussia315,738
TimisoaraRomania315,053
VologdaRussia314,900
SisliTurkey314,684
Kingston upon HullUnited Kingdom314,018
PrestonUnited Kingdom313,332
DenizliTurkey313,238
BonnGermany313,125
OstravaCzech Republic313,088
VarnaBulgaria312,770
VladimirRussia310,024
ChitaRussia308,500
MannheimGermany307,960
ChernihivUkraine307,684
NewportUnited Kingdom306,844
CraiovaRomania304,142
ConstantaRomania303,399
SaranskRussia303,394
MalmoeSweden301,706
BrestBelarus300,715
SurgutRussia300,367
SwanseaUnited Kingdom300,352
BatikentTurkey300,000
BradfordUnited Kingdom299,310
ElazigTurkey298,004
CherkasyUkraine297,568
VigoSpain297,332
Southend-on-SeaUnited Kingdom295,310
SumyUkraine294,456
GalatiRomania294,087
BialystokPoland291,855
TambovRussia290,933
CataniaItaly290,927
UtrechtNetherlands290,529
ZeytinburnuTurkey288,743
Sector 4Romania287,828
MarienthalGermany287,101
AdapazariTurkey286,787
SultanbeyliTurkey286,622
KarlsruheGermany283,799
ZhytomyrUkraine282,192
GebzeTurkey281,436
MerkezefendiTurkey280,341
Hamburg-NordGermany280,000
Yoshkar-OlaRussia279,100
TaganrogRussia279,056
HorlivkaUkraine278,550
KostromaRussia277,656
GijonSpain277,554
BariItaly277,387
NantesFrance277,269
BrasovRomania276,088
Komsomolsk-on-AmurRussia275,908
StrasbourgFrance274,845
BelfastUnited Kingdom274,770
Nal'chikRussia272,800
WiesbadenGermany272,432
LjubljanaSlovenia272,220
Sector 5Romania271,575
DerbyUnited Kingdom270,468
MuensterGermany270,184
GelsenkirchenGermany270,028
SterlitamakRussia267,231
EixampleSpain266,477
AachenGermany265,208
PetrozavodskRussia265,025
SivasTurkey264,022
MoenchengladbachGermany261,742
PlymouthUnited Kingdom260,203
AugsburgGermany259,196
LutonUnited Kingdom258,018
L'Hospitalet de LlobregatSpain257,038
EspooFinland256,760
LatinaSpain256,644
BratskRussia256,600
TarsusTurkey256,482
RivneUkraine255,106
GdyniaPoland253,730
CarabanchelSpain253,678
WolverhamptonUnited Kingdom252,791
EimsbuettelGermany251,907
AltonaGermany250,192
NisSerbia250,000
PortoPortugal249,633
KropyvnytskyiUkraine249,454
Dniprodzerzhyns'kUkraine248,575
MontpellierFrance248,252
CzestochowaPoland248,125
ChemnitzGermany247,220
OrskRussia246,836
SouthamptonUnited Kingdom246,201
A CorunaSpain246,056
NizhnevartovskRussia244,937
BraunschweigGermany244,715
Puente de VallecasSpain244,151
TrabzonTurkey244,083
ManisaTurkey243,971
AngarskRussia243,158
Mar'inoRussia243,000
NovorossiyskRussia241,856
SancaktepeTurkey241,000
KhimkiRussia239,967
BlackpoolUnited Kingdom239,409
BalikesirTurkey238,151
KrefeldGermany237,984
ArhusDenmark237,551
KosiceSlovakia236,563
ChernivtsiUkraine236,250
Sant MartiSpain235,719
TernopilUkraine235,676
Gasteiz / VitoriaSpain235,661
YakutskRussia235,600
GranadaSpain234,325
NizhnekamskRussia234,297
Halle (Saale)Germany234,107
Hamburg-MitteGermany233,144
DzerzhinskRussia233,126
KielGermany232,758
BordeauxFrance231,844
GentBelgium231,493
SyktyvkarRussia230,139
ElcheSpain230,112
Milton KeynesUnited Kingdom229,941
MagdeburgGermany229,826
PloiestiRomania228,851
LilleFrance228,328
Ciudad LinealSpain228,171
BexleyUnited Kingdom228,000
KremenchukUkraine227,494
SosnowiecPoland227,295
Staryy OskolRussia226,977
Neue NeustadtGermany226,851
RadomPoland226,794
GroznyyRussia226,100
Sector 1Romania225,453
OviedoSpain224,005
AdiyamanTurkey223,744
Santa Cruz de TenerifeSpain222,417
GrazAustria222,326
ShakhtyRussia221,312
BlagoveshchenskRussia221,296
Banja LukaBosnia And Herzegovina221,106
BabruyskBelarus220,517
Fuencarral-El PardoSpain220,085
MessinaItaly219,948
BadalonaSpain219,547
OberhausenGermany219,176
VeronaItaly219,103
Prokop'yevskRussia219,000
RybinskRussia216,724
Vykhino-ZhulebinoRussia216,000
FreiburgGermany215,966
NorthamptonUnited Kingdom215,963
ZelenogradRussia215,727
ArchwayUnited Kingdom215,667
BiyskRussia215,430
Novi SadSerbia215,400
Velikiy NovgorodRussia215,062
CentralniyRussia214,625
LutskUkraine213,661
BergenNorway213,585
BrailaRomania213,569
NorwichUnited Kingdom213,166
MokotowPoland212,670
LuebeckGermany212,207
CartagenaSpain211,996
EsenyurtTurkey211,330
KirikkaleTurkey211,138
TerrassaSpain210,941
AntakyaTurkey210,000
EindhovenNetherlands209,620
RennesFrance209,375
TorunPoland208,717
KielcePoland208,598
Jerez de la FronteraSpain207,532
OradeaRomania206,614
SabadellSpain206,493
MostolesSpain206,478
Alcala de HenaresSpain204,574
Ivano-FrankivskUkraine204,200
DebrecenHungary204,124
PadovaItaly203,725
ErfurtGermany203,254
Vasyl'evsky OstrovRussia203,058
OsmaniyeTurkey202,837
TampereFinland202,687
CorluTurkey202,578
HarburgGermany202,571
PskovRussia201,990
NicosiaCyprus200,452
CharleroiBelgium200,132
SevernyyRussia200,000
TilburgNetherlands199,613
BalakovoRussia199,572
ArmavirRussia199,548
Bila TserkvaUkraine199,163
DudleyUnited Kingdom199,059
HagenGermany198,972
GliwicePoland198,835
PamplonaSpain198,491
RostockGermany198,293
FuenlabradaSpain197,836
AberdeenUnited Kingdom196,670
IzmitTurkey196,571
ReimsFrance196,565
Engel'sRussia196,011
BurgasBulgaria195,966
KasselGermany194,501
SeverodvinskRussia194,292
PortsmouthUnited Kingdom194,150
BasaksehirTurkey193,750
Newcastle upon TyneUnited Kingdom192,382
KlaipedaLithuania192,307
ZabrzePoland192,177
ZlatoustRussia191,366
CorkIreland190,384
VantaaFinland190,058
Syzran'Russia189,338
BytomPoland189,186
AlmeriaSpain188,810
Praga PoludniePoland187,845
SuttonUnited Kingdom187,600
Petropavlovsk-KamchatskyRussia187,282
TriesteItaly187,056
LeganesSpain186,066
Le HavreFrance185,972
SwindonUnited Kingdom185,609
Dun LaoghaireIreland185,400
San SebastianSpain185,357
HammGermany185,327
KutahyaTurkey185,008
MainzGermany184,997
BresciaItaly184,826
GeneveSwitzerland183,981
Cergy-PontoiseFrance183,430
CorumTurkey183,418
KorolyovRussia183,402
Sants-MontjuicSpain183,120
SantanderSpain182,700
LiegeBelgium182,597
Kamensk-Ural'skiyRussia182,500
PratoItaly181,820
SaarbrueckenGermany181,227
GroningenNetherlands181,194
LinzAustria181,162
TarantoItaly181,082
CrawleyUnited Kingdom180,508
Castello de la PlanaSpain180,005
YasenevoRussia180,000
PodolskRussia179,400
BurgosSpain178,966
AmadoraPortugal178,858
IpswichUnited Kingdom178,835
Bielsko-BialaPoland176,515
Yuzhno-SakhalinskRussia176,484
Almere StadNetherlands176,432
SplitCroatia176,314
Saint-EtienneFrance176,280
TurkuFinland175,945
WiganUnited Kingdom175,405
SiverekTurkey175,341
Kramators'kUkraine173,700
CroydonUnited Kingdom173,314
MiskolcHungary172,637
WalsallUnited Kingdom172,141
HerneGermany172,108
LyublinoRussia172,000
MansfieldUnited Kingdom171,958
OlsztynPoland171,803
BacauRomania171,396
OxfordUnited Kingdom171,380
MuelheimGermany171,000
AlbaceteSpain169,716
Reggio CalabriaItaly169,140