Not too long agao the 7 billionth person was born into this world. It was in 1987 that the tally was 5 billion people. So in 24 years the world’s population grew by approximately 2 billion people.
That’s a lot…
In lieu of this, we would like to present to you a top 10 of the largest cities in Europe!
Istanbul is by far the largest city located in Europe, with a whopping 14 million inhabitants (2012). Some people say Istanbul is not located in Europe, but as the debate about what’s Europe has been going on for thousands of years already, we say Istanbul is Europe!
Note: one third of the population of Istanbul lives on the Asia side.
Moscow’s population has grown rapidly the last years to almost 12 million (2013), while the fertility rate is “just” 1.3. There must be a lot of people coming to Moscow from outside, to profit from the economic boom in Moscow.
London, with 8.3 million (2012) inhabitants, is the biggest city in the European Union. It can get quite crowded on buses and streets that way. Thankfully London has many great parks, including this very large one of 92 acres to relax in and stretch your legs!
Following quite a large gap between first and second place is Berlin, with 3,440,441 people of all shapes and sizes!
The Spanish inhabitants of Madrid make up a total of 3,284,110.
From Spain on to the beautiful and historic capital of Italy, where the grand total is 2,774,625.
The city of love is home to 2,203,817 people.
Bucharest in Romania has 1,944,367 people within its city limits.
In Hamburg, one of Germany’s most famous cities, the city’s population is 1,773,218.
Budapest is a close second to Hamburg, with 1,733,685 people.
The gaps between the cities are narrowing down. Vienna follows Budapest with a population of 1,723,945.
Last, and in this case also least…the least amount of citizens that is, is Warsaw with 1,711,466 people.
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