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List: Top Ten Largest Metropolitan Areas in the Europe Union by Population

Date: 2007

Source: ESPON: "Study on Urban Functions"

Base: All countries within the European Union

Notes: The ESPON project defines cities according to the concept of a functional urban area (core urban area defined morphologically on the basis of population density, plus the surrounding labour pool defined on the basis of commuting).

Metropolitan Area

Country

Population

Greater London

England

13,709,000

Paris metropolitan area

France

11,175,000

Ruhr (Essen - Bochum - Dortmund)

Germany

5,376,000

Madrid metropolitan area

Spain

5,263,000

Milan metropolitan area

Italy

4,136,000

Barcelona metropolitan area

Spain

4,082,000

Berlin

Germany

4,016,000

Athens

Greece

3,761,000

West Midlands (Birmingham)

England

3,683,000

Rome metropolitan area

Italy

3,190,000


   

 

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