Most Populated cities in Europe and their Figures

Most Populated cities in Europe

According to the United Nations statistics, there are 44 countries in Europe and over 50 cities within the continent. Europe have some of the largest countries in land mass such as Russia and very high population as well. Cities like Istanbul and Moscow have some of the largest populations in the world. In this article, we will list the Most populated cities in Europe and their figures.


The world population is about 7 Billion and Europe has about 742 million people to make up that figure. This makes Europe contribute about 12% to the world’s population. In this post, we will outline the Most Populated Cities in Europe. Keep Reading.

Leading the role as the most populated country in Europe is Russia while followed by Germany and turkey. Europe is one of the most developed continent out of the 7 in the world. in Europe there are countries with the best life expectancy, most stable economies and technologically advanced.

The most populated city in Europe is Istanbul which is also the capital of Turkey. The city has an approximate population of 15.07 Million inhabitants. While following Istanbul on the list is the Russian City of Moscow. This is the biggest city in Russia and most populated.Having a population of about 11.98 million, Moscow makes it the second of the most populated cities in Europe. Third Most populated city is London, United Kingdom with about 8.85 Million.


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10 Most Population cities in Europe

1. Istanbul, Turkey

Population: 15.07 Million

Istanbul is the capital of Turkey and the most populous city in Europe. In one of our other post, on the most populated countries in Asia, Turkey appears. This is because the country is among the 3 that share 2 continents. The remaining 2 countries are Russia and Kazakhstan.


2. Moscow, Russia

Population:11.98 Million

Moscow is the second most populated city in Europe with about 11.98 million people. The city is the commercial center of Russia and the Capital. The city has been the capital of the country since the 13th century. Furthermore, it is known for its industrial activities as well as been the center of commerce. Moscow ranks at 83rd in the world for the largest city by Area.

3. London, United Kingdom

Population: 8.85 Million

London is a historic city that dates back to roman times. The city is the capital of England and the United Kingdom. The city houses the Parliament and the icon ‘Big Ben’ clock tower and Westminster Abbey, site of British monarch coronations.

4. Saint Petersburg, Russia

Population: 4.88 Million

St. Petersburg is the second biggest city in Russia by population and the 4th in Europe. The city is known as the cultural center of Russia due to its monuments and architectural design.

5. Berlin, Germany

Population: 3.748 Million

Berlin is the capital of Germany. The city is the largest city of Germany by both area and population.

6. Madrid, Spain

Population: 3.35 Million

Spain’s central capital, is a city of elegant boulevards and expansive, manicured parks. The city is quite popular from the Real Madrid football club.

7. Kyiv, Ukraine

Population: 2.901 Million

This is the capital of Ukraine and the most populous city in the country. On the list of most populated cities in Europe, Kyiv takes the 7th spot.

8. Rome, Italy

Population: 2.646 Million

This is one of the most iconic city in Europe due to its ancient glory. Rome is the capital of Italy, also the capital of Lazio. The city is also known as a commune of Italy.

9. Paris, France

Population: 2.141 Million

Known  as a global center for art, fashion, gastronomy and culture. Paris is the capital and the largest city by population in France.

10. Bucharest, Romania

Population: 1.833 Million

Bucharest is the largest city in Romania as well as the capital.  its also the cultural, industrial, and financial center. It is located in the southeast of the country. Bucharest is the 10th most populated city in Europe.


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