The European Union is a collection of 27 different member states from all over Europe. The goal of the EU is to create a political and economic community across Europe and as such, there are trade and government agreements throughout the EU and most of its member states have adopted a single currency, the euro.
The total population of the European Union is 501,064,211 (2010 estimate) but the sizes of the countries participating in the EU vary as does the size of the cities within those countries. Large countries like France with global cities like Paris are EU members, as are small countries like Malta.
The following is a list of the 10 largest cities based on the city population in the European Union. For reference, the country of which the city is a part has also been included.
Population: 7,556,900 (2007 estimate)
Country: United Kingdom
Population: 3,440,441 (2010 estimate)
Population: 3,255,944 (2009 estimate)
Population: 2,756,502 (2010 estimate)
Population: 2,203,817 (2007 estimate)
Population: 1,944,367 (2010 estimate)
Population: 1,773,218 (2008 estimate)
Population: 1,721,556 (2010 estimate)
Population: 1,712,903 (2010 estimate)
Population: 1,711,466 (2009 estimate)
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