Comparing the population of different cities isnít
always easy. Some cities count suburbanized a great number of suburbs others
didnít. Paris on paper has a population of ďonlyĒ 2 million; in the
metropolitan area live five times as many. The largest European city is - and
it has been for centuries now - London.
Approximately 14.5 million people live in the English
capital. In most rankings Moscow is ranked second largest city in Europe.
There is some debate whether or not Istanbul has closed the gap. Both cities
now have around 11 million population.
Istanbul is growing fast though so it
will soon be the undisputed second largest city in Europe. The only problem
with Istanbul is that half the city is technically in Asia. Moscow may still
consider itself as the number two behind London. Number Four of the biggest
cities in Europe is Paris with almost 10 million inhabitants.