Top 10 Highlights
European Union is formed by 28 countries and has many cities with more than 100,000 inhabitants. Of all those great cities of the EU, we present the top 10 most populated cities in European Union. The numbers mentioned below may have changed due to censuses of different dates and the sources and in some cases the change may be substantial given the current mobility of populations allowed for members of the EU.
Bucharest, the capital and largest city of Romania, located southeast of the country.
The city has 1,677,985 inhabitants, census data of 2011, making it the tenth largest city in the EU.
Warsaw, capital of Poland, is the ninth largest city in the EU with a population of 1,726,581, 2014. Also data in the metropolitan area show it has 2.79 million inhabitants. Its named after the Warsaw Pact.
The city center was destroyed after the Warsaw Uprising in 1944 and rebuilt after the war, in 1980 it was declared World Heritage by UNESCO as an example of almost total reconstruction of a historical center.
Budapest, with 1,741,041 inhabitants, data for the year 2011, is the eighth greatest city in the EU, also in its metropolitan area has 2.38 million inhabitants.
It became a single city when it occupied both banks of the Danube river, uniting the two cities, Buda on the west bank and Pest on the east bank, the November 17, 1873.
Vienna, located on the Danube River, is the capital of Austria and with 1,775,843 inhabitants, data for the year 2011, is the seventh most populous EU. It has a metropolitan area with a population of about 2,419,000 inhabitants.
It has a great artistic heritage, it is one of the oldest capitals in the continent, also it was one of the great world capitals of music mecca of philosophy and Western political debate as well as one of the world’s cultural centers.
Hamburg, a city in northern Germany. The city is in itself its own federal state, with a population of 1,802,041 inhabitants, is the sixth largest city in the EU.
Its port is the second largest in Europe after Rotterdam and the ninth worldwide. It is a city-state, one of the sixteen states of Germany.
Paris, the capital of the French State, is the fifth largest city in the EU, with 2,249,975 inhabitants, 2011 census.
With 12,292,895 inhabitants in its metropolitan area it is the second largest in the EU. Significant economic, political, cultural and tourist center. Thousands of tourists visit it annually.
Rome Italian city of 2,796,102 inhabitants, fourth EU, capital of the province of Rome, the Lazio region and Italy. It is known as “the eternal city”. One of the great metropolis of humanity.
It is the city with the highest concentration of historical and architectural heritage of the world. Within it is the Vatican, the Holy See, being the capital and the geographical heart of Catholicism. It is considered the capital of two states, the Vatican State and the Italian State.
Madrid, with historical category of Villa, is the capital of the Community of Madrid and Spain. It is the third largest city in the EU, with 3,207,247 inhabitants and a metropolitan area population of 6,543,031 inhabitants.
As the state capital, it is the seat of Government, Parliament, the residence of the Kings of Spain and Prime Minister. It also hosts international organizations like the World Tourism Organization, part of the UN International Organization of Securities Commission, among others. Finally a European and Western capital.
Second largest city in the European Union, with 3,375,222 inhabitants, as per the data for the year 2012. Berlin is Germany’s capital and one of the sixteen German states. It is located to the northeast of Germany, about 70 kilometers from the border with Poland.
Almost completely destroyed during World War II, it was rebuilt, divided, as East Berlin, capital of East Germany and West Berlin, an enclave of the Federal Republic of Germany. After the fall of the wall on November 9, 1989, and addition to the capital of reunified Germany, it has become a world leader.
2012. London, the largest city in the EU, with 8,308,369 inhabitants, with a population census in the metropolitan area of 15,010,295 and a population density of 5285 inhabitants / sq-km.
London is a global city, the heart of the arts, commerce, entertainment, fashion, finance, tourism, etc. Capital of the British Empire, multiracial metropolis. Visited by thousands of people annually.
These Ten cities, the largest of the European Union, they are great, not only for their population, but also for another set of attributes that adorn them, such as history, architecture, economy, fashion, tourism and many more.