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Top 10 Cities of the Year 1500

NamePopulation
1Beijing, China672,000
2Vijayanagar, India500,000
3Cairo, Egypt400,000
4Hangzhou, China250,000
5Tabriz, Iran250,000
6Constantinople (Istanbul), Turkey200,000
7Gaur, India200,000
8Paris, France185,000
9Guangzhou, China150,000
10Nanjing, China147,000

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Source: Four Thousand Years of Urban Growth: An Historical Census by Tertius Chandler. 1987, St. David's University Press.

 

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