Europe Cities by Population 2020

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 2020 Population
MoscowRussian Federation10,381,222
LondonUnited Kingdom7,556,900
Saint PetersburgRussian Federation5,028,000
BerlinGermany3,426,354
MadridSpain3,255,944
KyivUkraine2,797,553
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
NovosibirskRussian Federation1,419,007
YekaterinburgRussian Federation1,349,772
Nizhniy NovgorodRussian Federation1,284,164
BelgradeSerbia1,273,651
MunichGermany1,260,391
MilanItaly1,236,837
PragueCzech Republic1,165,581
CopenhagenDenmark1,153,615
SofiaBulgaria1,152,556
SamaraRussian Federation1,134,730
OmskRussian Federation1,129,281
KazanRussian Federation1,104,738
Rostov-na-DonuRussian Federation1,074,482
ChelyabinskRussian Federation1,062,919
UfaRussian Federation1,033,338
DniproUkraine1,032,822
DonetskUkraine1,024,700
DublinIreland1,024,027
BrusselsBelgium1,019,022
VolgogradRussian Federation1,011,417
OdessaUkraine1,001,558
BirminghamUnited Kingdom984,333
PermRussian Federation982,419
KoelnGermany963,395
NaplesItaly959,470
KrasnoyarskRussian Federation927,200
TurinItaly870,456
LiverpoolUnited Kingdom864,122
SaratovRussian Federation863,725
VoronezhRussian Federation848,752
ValenciaSpain814,208
ZaporizhiaUkraine796,217
MarseilleFrance794,811
LodzPoland768,755
KrakowPoland755,050
RigaLatvia742,572
AmsterdamNetherlands741,636
NottinghamUnited Kingdom729,977
LvivUkraine717,803
SevillaSpain703,206
Tol'yattiRussian Federation702,879
ZagrebCroatia698,966
SarajevoBosnia And Herzegovina696,731
SheffieldUnited Kingdom685,368
ZaragozaSpain674,317
AthensGreece664,046
Kryvyi RihUkraine652,380
Frankfurt am MainGermany650,000
KrasnodarRussian Federation649,851
PalermoItaly648,260
UlyanovskRussian Federation640,680
ChisinauMoldova, Republic Of635,994
WroclawPoland634,893
IzhevskRussian Federation631,038
BristolUnited Kingdom617,280
YaroslavlRussian Federation606,730
BarnaulRussian Federation599,579
RotterdamNetherlands598,199
EssenGermany593,085
GlasgowUnited Kingdom591,620
StuttgartGermany589,793
DortmundGermany588,462
VladivostokRussian Federation587,022
IrkutskRussian Federation586,695
GenoaItaly580,223
OsloNorway580,000
KhabarovskRussian Federation579,000
Khabarovsk VtoroyRussian Federation578,303
DuesseldorfGermany573,057
GoeteborgSweden572,799
PoznanPoland570,352
MalagaSpain568,305
HelsinkiFinland558,457
OrenburgRussian Federation550,204
BremenGermany546,501
VilniusLithuania542,366
NovokuznetskRussian Federation539,616
Ryazan'Russian Federation520,173
TyumenRussian Federation519,119
LisbonPortugal517,802
LipetskRussian Federation515,655
HannoverGermany515,140
PenzaRussian Federation512,602
MykolayivUkraine510,840
Naberezhnyye ChelnyRussian Federation509,870
LeicesterUnited Kingdom508,916
LeipzigGermany504,971
KalininskiyRussian Federation504,641
DuisburgGermany504,358
AstrakhanRussian Federation502,533
NuernbergGermany499,237
MakhachkalaRussian Federation497,959
DresdenGermany486,854
TomskRussian Federation485,519
MariupolUkraine481,626
GomelBelarus480,951
KemerovoRussian Federation477,090
SkopjeMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic Of474,889
The HagueNetherlands474,292
LyonFrance472,317
TulaRussian Federation468,825
EdinburghUnited Kingdom464,990
GdanskPoland461,865
AntwerpenBelgium459,805
KirovRussian Federation457,383
LeedsUnited Kingdom455,123
LuhanskUkraine452,000
CardiffUnited Kingdom447,287
CheboksaryRussian Federation446,781
MurciaSpain436,870
KaliningradRussian Federation434,954
ToulouseFrance433,055
BryanskRussian Federation427,236
BratislavaSlovakia423,737
IvanovoRussian Federation420,839
SevastopolUkraine416,263
MagnitogorskRussian Federation413,351
WandsbekGermany411,422
KurskRussian Federation409,431
SzczecinPoland407,811
PalmaSpain401,270
TverRussian Federation400,212
KhmelnytskyiUkraine398,346
ManchesterUnited Kingdom395,515
TallinnEstonia394,024
BochumGermany385,729
Sector 3Romania385,439
Las Palmas de Gran CanariaSpain381,847
Nizhny TagilRussian Federation381,116
Bochum-HordelGermany380,000
MakiyivkaUkraine376,610
TiranaAlbania374,801
KaunasLithuania374,643
Stoke-on-TrentUnited Kingdom372,775
BrnoCzech Republic369,559
MahilyowBelarus369,200
Sector 6Romania367,760
BydgoszczPoland366,452
BolognaItaly366,133
Stavropol'Russian Federation363,064
WuppertalGermany360,797
Ulan-UdeRussian Federation360,278
LublinPoland360,044
CoventryUnited Kingdom359,262
Arkhangel'skRussian Federation356,051
BilbaoSpain354,860
ThessalonikiGreece354,290
VinnytsiaUkraine352,115
FlorenceItaly349,296
Sector 2Romania345,370
BelgorodRussian Federation345,289
KurganRussian Federation343,129
VitebskBelarus342,700
ZurichSwitzerland341,730
PlovdivBulgaria340,494
KalugaRussian Federation338,978
NiceFrance338,620
KrasnogvargeiskyRussian Federation337,091
SimferopolUkraine336,460
SunderlandUnited Kingdom335,415
AlicanteSpain334,757
BielefeldGermany331,906
CordobaSpain328,428
SochiRussian Federation327,608
BirkenheadUnited Kingdom325,264
OrelRussian Federation324,200
VolzhskiyRussian Federation323,293
SmolenskRussian Federation320,991
KhersonUkraine320,477
MurmanskRussian Federation319,263
IslingtonUnited Kingdom319,143
ReadingUnited Kingdom318,014
IasiRomania318,012
ValladolidSpain317,864
PoltavaUkraine317,847
VladikavkazRussian Federation317,370
HrodnaBelarus317,365
KatowicePoland317,316
Cluj-NapocaRomania316,748
CherepovetsRussian Federation315,738
TimisoaraRomania315,053
VologdaRussian Federation314,900
Kingston upon HullUnited Kingdom314,018
PrestonUnited Kingdom313,332
BonnGermany313,125
OstravaCzech Republic313,088
VarnaBulgaria312,770
VladimirRussian Federation310,024
ChitaRussian Federation308,500
MannheimGermany307,960
ChernihivUkraine307,684
NewportUnited Kingdom306,844
CraiovaRomania304,142
ConstantaRomania303,399
SaranskRussian Federation303,394
MalmoeSweden301,706
BrestBelarus300,715
SurgutRussian Federation300,367
SwanseaUnited Kingdom300,352
BradfordUnited Kingdom299,310
CherkasyUkraine297,568
VigoSpain297,332
Southend-on-SeaUnited Kingdom295,310
SumyUkraine294,456
GalatiRomania294,087
BialystokPoland291,855
TambovRussian Federation290,933
CataniaItaly290,927
UtrechtNetherlands290,529
Sector 4Romania287,828
MarienthalGermany287,101
KarlsruheGermany283,799
ZhytomyrUkraine282,192
Hamburg-NordGermany280,000
Yoshkar-OlaRussian Federation279,100
TaganrogRussian Federation279,056
HorlivkaUkraine278,550
KostromaRussian Federation277,656
GijonSpain277,554
BariItaly277,387
NantesFrance277,269
BrasovRomania276,088
Komsomolsk-on-AmurRussian Federation275,908
StrasbourgFrance274,845
BelfastUnited Kingdom274,770
Nal'chikRussian Federation272,800
WiesbadenGermany272,432
LjubljanaSlovenia272,220
Sector 5Romania271,575
DerbyUnited Kingdom270,468
MuensterGermany270,184
GelsenkirchenGermany270,028
SterlitamakRussian Federation267,231
EixampleSpain266,477
AachenGermany265,208
PetrozavodskRussian Federation265,025
MoenchengladbachGermany261,742
PlymouthUnited Kingdom260,203
AugsburgGermany259,196
LutonUnited Kingdom258,018
L'Hospitalet de LlobregatSpain257,038
EspooFinland256,760
LatinaSpain256,644
BratskRussian Federation256,600
RivneUkraine255,106
GdyniaPoland253,730
CarabanchelSpain253,678
WolverhamptonUnited Kingdom252,791
EimsbuettelGermany251,907
AltonaGermany250,192
NisSerbia250,000
PortoPortugal249,633
KropyvnytskyiUkraine249,454
KamianskeUkraine248,575
MontpellierFrance248,252
CzestochowaPoland248,125
City of WestminsterUnited Kingdom247,614
ChemnitzGermany247,220
OrskRussian Federation246,836
SouthamptonUnited Kingdom246,201
A CorunaSpain246,056
NizhnevartovskRussian Federation244,937
BraunschweigGermany244,715
Puente de VallecasSpain244,151
AngarskRussian Federation243,158
Mar'inoRussian Federation243,000
NovorossiyskRussian Federation241,856
KhimkiRussian Federation239,967
BlackpoolUnited Kingdom239,409
KrefeldGermany237,984
ArhusDenmark237,551
KosiceSlovakia236,563
ChernivtsiUkraine236,250
Sant MartiSpain235,719
TernopilUkraine235,676
Gasteiz / VitoriaSpain235,661
YakutskRussian Federation235,600
GranadaSpain234,325
NizhnekamskRussian Federation234,297
Halle (Saale)Germany234,107
Hamburg-MitteGermany233,144
DzerzhinskRussian Federation233,126
KielGermany232,758
BordeauxFrance231,844
GentBelgium231,493
SyktyvkarRussian Federation230,139
ElcheSpain230,112
Milton KeynesUnited Kingdom229,941
MagdeburgGermany229,826
PloiestiRomania228,851
LilleFrance228,328
Ciudad LinealSpain228,171
BexleyUnited Kingdom228,000
KremenchukUkraine227,494
SosnowiecPoland227,295
Staryy OskolRussian Federation226,977
Neue NeustadtGermany226,851
RadomPoland226,794
GroznyyRussian Federation226,100
Sector 1Romania225,453
OviedoSpain224,005
Santa Cruz de TenerifeSpain222,417
GrazAustria222,326
ShakhtyRussian Federation221,312
BlagoveshchenskRussian Federation221,296
Banja LukaBosnia And Herzegovina221,106
BabruyskBelarus220,517
Fuencarral-El PardoSpain220,085
MessinaItaly219,948
BadalonaSpain219,547
OberhausenGermany219,176
VeronaItaly219,103
Prokop'yevskRussian Federation219,000
RybinskRussian Federation216,724
Vykhino-ZhulebinoRussian Federation216,000
FreiburgGermany215,966
NorthamptonUnited Kingdom215,963
ZelenogradRussian Federation215,727
ArchwayUnited Kingdom215,667
BiyskRussian Federation215,430
Novi SadSerbia215,400
Velikiy NovgorodRussian Federation215,062
CentralniyRussian Federation214,625
LutskUkraine213,661
BergenNorway213,585
BrailaRomania213,569
NorwichUnited Kingdom213,166
MokotowPoland212,670
LuebeckGermany212,207
CartagenaSpain211,996
TerrassaSpain210,941
EindhovenNetherlands209,620
RennesFrance209,375
TorunPoland208,717
KielcePoland208,598
Jerez de la FronteraSpain207,532
OradeaRomania206,614
SabadellSpain206,493
MostolesSpain206,478
LinzAustria204,846
Alcala de HenaresSpain204,574
Ivano-FrankivskUkraine204,200
DebrecenHungary204,124
PadovaItaly203,725
ErfurtGermany203,254
Vasyl'evsky OstrovRussian Federation203,058
TampereFinland202,687
HarburgGermany202,571
PskovRussian Federation201,990
FavoritenAustria201,882
NicosiaCyprus200,452
CharleroiBelgium200,132
SevernyyRussian Federation200,000
TilburgNetherlands199,613
BalakovoRussian Federation199,572
ArmavirRussian Federation199,548
Bila TserkvaUkraine199,163
DudleyUnited Kingdom199,059
HagenGermany198,972
GliwicePoland198,835
PamplonaSpain198,491
RostockGermany198,293
FuenlabradaSpain197,836
AberdeenUnited Kingdom196,670
ReimsFrance196,565
Engel'sRussian Federation196,011
BurgasBulgaria195,966
KasselGermany194,501
SeverodvinskRussian Federation194,292
PortsmouthUnited Kingdom194,150
Newcastle upon TyneUnited Kingdom192,382
KlaipedaLithuania192,307
ZabrzePoland192,177
ZlatoustRussian Federation191,366
CorkIreland190,384
VantaaFinland190,058
Syzran'Russian Federation189,338
BytomPoland189,186
AlmeriaSpain188,810
Praga PoludniePoland187,845
SuttonUnited Kingdom187,600
Petropavlovsk-KamchatskyRussian Federation187,282
TriesteItaly187,056
DonaustadtAustria187,007
LeganesSpain186,066
Le HavreFrance185,972
SwindonUnited Kingdom185,609
Dun LaoghaireIreland185,400
San SebastianSpain185,357
HammGermany185,327
MainzGermany184,997
BresciaItaly184,826
GeneveSwitzerland183,981
Cergy-PontoiseFrance183,430
KorolyovRussian Federation183,402
Sants-MontjuicSpain183,120
SantanderSpain182,700
LiegeBelgium182,597
Kamensk-Ural'skiyRussian Federation182,500
PratoItaly181,820
SaarbrueckenGermany181,227
GroningenNetherlands181,194
TarantoItaly181,082
CrawleyUnited Kingdom180,508
Castello de la PlanaSpain180,005
YasenevoRussian Federation180,000
PodolskRussian Federation179,400
BurgosSpain178,966
AmadoraPortugal178,858
IpswichUnited Kingdom178,835
Bielsko-BialaPoland176,515
Yuzhno-SakhalinskRussian Federation176,484
Almere StadNetherlands176,432
SplitCroatia176,314
Saint-EtienneFrance176,280
TurkuFinland175,945
WiganUnited Kingdom175,405
Kramators'kUkraine173,700
CroydonUnited Kingdom173,314
MiskolcHungary172,637
WalsallUnited Kingdom172,141
HerneGermany172,108
LyublinoRussian Federation172,000
MansfieldUnited Kingdom171,958
OlsztynPoland171,803
BacauRomania171,396
OxfordUnited Kingdom171,380
MuelheimGermany171,000
AlbaceteSpain169,716
Reggio CalabriaItaly169,140
AradRomania169,065
BaranovichiBelarus168,772
ToulonFrance168,701
AngersFrance168,279
Horta-GuinardoSpain168,092
PatraGreece168,034
AlcorconSpain167,967
BereznikiRussian Federation167,748
VolgodonskRussian Federation167,731
BredaNetherlands167,673
PitestiRomania167,669
MiassRussian Federation167,500
AbakanRussian Federation167,289
NeukoellnGermany167,248
GetafeSpain167,164
NovocherkasskRussian Federation166,974
OsnabrueckGermany166,462
Nou BarrisSpain166,310
WarringtonUnited Kingdom165,456
SzegedHungary164,883
BaselSwitzerland164,488
ZenicaBosnia And Herzegovina164,423
SolingenGermany164,359
PilsenCzech Republic164,180
Nazran'Russian Federation164,131
SloughUnited Kingdom163,777
PiraeusGreece163,688
BournemouthUnited Kingdom163,600
PeterboroughUnited Kingdom163,379
Ludwigshafen am RheinGermany163,196
FloridsdorfAustria162,779
LeverkusenGermany162,738
HortalezaSpain161,661
RubtsovskRussian Federation161,065
MytishchiRussian Federation160,542
SalavatRussian Federation159,893
OldenburgGermany159,218
BibirevoRussian Federation159,000
Khoroshevo-MnevnikiRussian Federation159,000
ModenaItaly158,886
NijmegenNetherlands158,732
GrenobleFrance158,552
CambridgeUnited Kingdom158,434
RzeszowPoland158,382
DoncasterUnited Kingdom158,141
MelitopolUkraine158,000
Gol'yanovoRussian Federation158,000
AdmiralteiskyRussian Federation157,897
San Blas-CanillejasSpain157,367
UssuriyskRussian Federation157,068
TiraspolMoldova, Republic Of157,000
PecsHungary156,649
RuseBulgaria156,238