Top 5 Largest Cities Throughout History

The videos below will show the top five largest cities by population throughout history, from 3000 BCE to 2017.

The first city to reach 100,00 people: Pi-Ramesses (1200 BCE)

The first cities to reach one million people:
1. Rome(Italy) – 133 B.C.
2. Alexandria(Egypt) – 30 B.C.
3. Angkor(Cambodia) – 900
4. Hangzhou(China) – 1200
5. London(UK) – 1810
6. Paris(France) – 1850
7. Beijing(China) – 1855
8. Guangzhou(China) – 1860
9. Berlin(Germany) – 1870
10. Manhattan – 1874

3000 BCE:
1. Uruk (20,000)
2. Memphis (20,000)
3. Tell Brak (20,000)
4. Shahr-e Suktech (15,000)
5. Anshan (10,000)

2300 BCE:
1. Mohenjo-daro (40,000)
2. Akkad (36,000)
3. Memphis (32,000)
4. Ebla (30,000)
5. Umma (20,000)

1800 BCE:
1. Babylon (65,000)
2. Thebes (40,000)
3. Memphis (32,000)
4. Susa (25,000)
5. Erlitou (24,000)

1200 BCE:
1. Pi-Ramesses (160,000)
2. Yin (85,000)
3. Babylon (80,000)
4. Thebes (80,000)
5. Ashur (30,000)

700 BCE:
1. Niniveh (100,000)
2. Luoyang (100,000)
3. Linzi (55,000)
4. Babylon (45,000)
5. Rome (40,000)

200 BCE
1. Alexandria (600,000)
2. Pataliputra (350,000)
3. Seleucia (300,000)
4. Xiangyang (250,000)
5. Rome (250,000)

1 CE
1. Rome (800,000)
2. Alexandria (600,000)
3. Chang’an (450,000)
4. Seleucia (300,000)
5. Luoyang (200,000)

100 CE
1. Rome (1,000,000)
2. Alexandria (423,000)
3. Luoyang (420,000)
4. Chang’an (150,000)
5. Seleucia (258,000)

200 CE
1. Rome (1,000,000)
2. Alexandria (250,000)
3. Luoyang (408,000)
4. Chang’an (150,000)
5. Nanjing (100,000)

300 CE
1. Rome (800,000)
2. Luoyang (272,000)
3. Ctesiphon (200,000)
4. Nanjing (184,000)
5. Alexandria (140,000)

400 CE
1. Rome (500,000)
2. Ctesiphon (400,000)
3. Nanjing (300,000)
4. Constantinople (300,000)
5. Luoyang (200,000)

500 CE
1. Nanjing (600,000)
2. Luoyang (500,000)
3. Ctesiphon (467,000)
4. Constantinople (450,000)
5. Pataliputra (300,000)

600 CE
1. Chang’an (600,000)
2. Luoyang (500,000)
3. Ctesiphon (500,000)
4. Constantinople (343,000)
5. Pataliputra (133,000)

700 CE
1. Chang’an (1,200,000)
2. Luoyang (498,000)
3. Guangzhou (200,000)
4. Constantinople (150,000)
5. Kannauj (120,000)

800 CE
1. Chang’an (900,000)
2. Luoyang (300,000)
3. Constantinople (251,000)
4. Guangzhou (200,000)
5. Kannauj (120,000)

900 CE
1. Baghdad (714,000)
2. Luoyang (300,000)
3. Constantinople (300,000)
4. Cordoba (175,000)
5. Kyoto (200,000)

1000
1. Baghdad (1,388,000)
2. Cordoba (450,000)
3. Bianliang (401,000)
4. Constantinople (300,000)
5. Palermo (300,000)

1100
1. Bianliang (442,000)
2. Marv (332,000)
3. Constantinople (300,000)
4. Baghdad (200,000)
5. Cairo (151,000)

1200
1. Hangzhou (800,000)
2. Marv (500,000)
3. Cairo (251,000)
4. Constantinople (240,000)
5. Baghdad (200,000)

1300
1. Hangzhou (793,000)
2. Khanbaliq (400,000)
3. Cairo (350,000)
4. Paris (229,000)
5. Milan (200,000)

1400
1. Beiping (404,000)
2. Vijayanagara (401,000)
3. Cairo (350,000)
4. Hangzhou (250,000)
5. Paris (225,000)

1500
1. Beijing (700,000)
2. Vijayanagara (500,000)
3. Cairo (350,000)
4. Hangzhou (250,000)
5. Paris (225,000)

1600
1. Beijing (700,000)
2. Constantinople (685,000)
3. Agra (400,000)
4. Osaka (360,000)
5. Paris (225,000)

1700
1. Constaninopole (684,000)
2. Beijing (655,000)
3. Isfahan (550,000)
4. London (553,000)
4. Paris (530,000)

1800
1. Beijing (1,100,000)
2. London (959,000)
3. Guangzhou (800,000)
4. Edo (688,000)
5. Constaninopole (572,000)

1900
1. London (6,480,000)
2. Paris (3,330,000)
3. New York (3.437,000)
4. Berlin (3,764,000)
4. Vienna (1,700,000)

2000
1. Mumbai (16,367,000)
2. Delhi (13,782,000)
3. Tokyo (12,100,000)
4. Shanghai (13,595,000)
5. Beijing (10,162,000)

2017
1. Shanghai (25,202,000)
2. Beijing ( 22,063,000)
3. Mumbai (21,690,000)
4. Delhi (19,298,000)
5. Lag0s (14,234,000)

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