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Can you name the most populous cities proper in europe between 1400 and now?
Enter a 'city' in the box below
Correctly named 'city's will show up below
Answers do not have to be guessed in order
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Historic_list_of_cities_of_Europe http://www.populstat.info/ http://www.geohive.com/ Not ankara or izmir/smyrna inluded
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Mar 25th, 2010 at 19:37 GMT
If anyone can help me find the answers for the years 1500, 1600 1900, 1950? I would be really grateful, I couldnt find anything. Also I dont know how but I want to give the game some bonuses (place 11 and so long), if anyone can tell me how?
Mar 25th, 2010 at 21:00 GMT
Good quiz, but you need to include Europe in the title.
Mar 25th, 2010 at 21:17 GMT
@iahow - put the bonus answer at the bottom of the section and type "ee" into the extra hint column
Mar 25th, 2010 at 21:30 GMT
And how do I get the extra hint cloumn or do you mean the extra info?
Mar 25th, 2010 at 21:34 GMT
Istanbul should be "Constantinople" in 1700. Just a nitpick though.
Mar 25th, 2010 at 21:40 GMT
I have changed it, thanks for the comment
Mar 25th, 2010 at 21:44 GMT
You should probably accept Seville for Sevilla.
Mar 25th, 2010 at 21:49 GMT
I have changed but I thougt it was Sevilla, i could be wrong my english isnt that great
Mar 25th, 2010 at 22:18 GMT
This source does not seem credible; it isn't plausible that Constantinople had a population of 700,000 in 1700 and less than a quarter of that a century later. According to this source http://geography.about.com/library/weekly/aa011201e.htm it should be 2nd in 1800. It would almost certainly have been somewhere in the top 10 in 1400 as well.
Mar 25th, 2010 at 23:11 GMT
Yes well I had already looked at that page. There were some isseus when the ottoman empire falls down, but probably your where right, have changed it.
Mar 26th, 2010 at 03:42 GMT
St. Petersburg was known as Leningrad in 1950.
Mar 26th, 2010 at 07:30 GMT
Who would have thought about Ghent and Bruges after Brussels and Antwerp didn't work? Nice quiz.
Mar 26th, 2010 at 08:13 GMT
The thing is, in Turkey (or better say Ottoman Empire) Istanbul was called Istanbul in 1700's and 1800's...but since this is a test involving the cities' English names, it's fair. But Leningrad must be fixed for the 1950 :)
Mar 26th, 2010 at 08:27 GMT
I have changed it into leningrad but st petersburg wil be good as well
Mar 26th, 2010 at 09:08 GMT
should say city proper... pretty sure paris has more than 2.2 million people in it
Mar 26th, 2010 at 09:11 GMT
Yes I shaal change it But I still dont get it How to give the game sort of bonus place 11 and so long, anyone?
Mar 26th, 2010 at 09:43 GMT
As said above, you put ee in the third column; experiment with whether you want to put the reason that it's a bonus in it, etc. And you mean "place 11 and so on" :)
Mar 26th, 2010 at 12:46 GMT
Mar 26th, 2010 at 14:23 GMT
Back to the Leningrad thing - it was Leningrad (as far as I understand) only during the USSR period, so 1918-1989 (more or less). Definitely wasn't Leningrad in 1800 or 1900, and definitely wasn't St. Petersburg in 1950. Great quiz, though.
Mar 26th, 2010 at 17:26 GMT
Darn, if only I'd thought of Istanbul as well as Constantinople, I'd have got nearly all of them. Great quiz.
Mar 26th, 2010 at 18:54 GMT
What happened to Paris in 1990? It was 4th in 1950 and 9th in 2009, and it's not even listed among the bonus answers in 1990. Also, St Petersburg was still known as Leningrad in 1990.
Mar 26th, 2010 at 19:31 GMT
Because 1990 doesnt have a bonus yet, paris comes at eleventh place
Mar 26th, 2010 at 20:18 GMT
Okay, 1) the Leningrad/St. Petersburg thing is still screwed up - it should be "St. Petersburg" in 1800, 1900, and 2009, and "Leningrad" in 1950 and 1990. 2) There are absolutely bonuses for 1990, and Paris isn't one of them. And it obviously had more than 2.01 million in 1990.
Mar 26th, 2010 at 20:19 GMT
In addition, Constantinople was still the name until 1930, so that should be the name for 1900.
Mar 26th, 2010 at 20:21 GMT
Oh, for St. Petersburg's name, it was St. Petersburg 1703-1914 and since 1991; it was Petrograd 1914-1924 (to de-Germanize the name during WWI), and Leningrad 1924-1991 (only after Lenin's death)
Mar 26th, 2010 at 20:30 GMT
Why doesn't constantinople get you all the istanbul answers, but st petersburg gets you leningrad as well?
Mar 27th, 2010 at 13:06 GMT
I typed in Wien for Vienna and it only registered as a 1990 bonus answer without registering for the other spots.
Mar 27th, 2010 at 18:32 GMT
Belgard? I think you mean Belgrade. Good quiz.
Mar 31st, 2010 at 04:52 GMT
Brugge should be an acceptable answer.
Mar 31st, 2010 at 11:36 GMT
Another random Wikipedia quiz, the later dates are probably fairly accurate, but I doubt the pre 1900 answers are correct.
Apr 1st, 2010 at 00:55 GMT
All those bonus answers are really annoying
Jul 2nd, 2011 at 21:51 GMT
Yeah the bonuses look messy. Belgrade and Warsaw are typo'd and Madrid needs to be capitalized.
Jan 23rd, 2012 at 22:59 GMT
Gent for Ghent, perhaps? I'd have got 100% somehow if you'd accepted that...
Apr 13th, 2013 at 19:13 GMT
Awesome quiz! I gave it a CP for population. And my challenge to one of my best friends ended in another tie! (We have a disproportionately large number of ties!) Thanks for added fun to my day, and another tie to this unusually stat!
Apr 13th, 2013 at 20:52 GMT
You need to capitalise some of the stuff. For example, the St Petersburgs. Also, one of the bonus madrids isnt.
Apr 13th, 2013 at 23:31 GMT
Please add Kyiv as an alternative spelling for Kiev, and correct all the mistakes listed above.
Apr 14th, 2013 at 09:40 GMT
Great quiz, with the abovely mentioned caveat of capitalising letters. Also maybe change the column header from "'city'" to "city" and enter "cities" as a plural to make it a more fluent read.
Apr 14th, 2013 at 17:59 GMT
Madrid in the 1700 bonus isn't capitalized.
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