List of European Union cities proper by population density

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This is a list of the European cities with the highest population density. The population, population density, and land area for the cities listed are based on the entire city proper, the defined boundary or border of a city or the city limits of the city. The population density of the cities listed is based on the average amount of people living per square mile or per square kilometer. This list does not refer to the population, population density, or land area of the greater metropolitan area or urban area and also does not target a particular city district of any of the cities listed.

European Cities proper by population density[edit]

Rank City Population Area (km²) Area (mi²) Density (/km²) Density (/mi²) Country
1 Levallois-Perret 63,225 2.42 0.93 26,126 67,984  France
2 Vincennes 47,845 1.91 0.74 25,050 64,900  France
3 Saint-Josse-ten-Noode/Sint-Joost-ten-Node 26,338 1.14 0.44 23,104 59,859  Belgium
4 Mislata 43,756 2.06 0.80 21,241 54,695  Spain
5 Paris 2,203,817 105.4 40.5 20,909 54,415  France
6 Benetússer 14,999 0.76 0.29 19,736 51,116  Spain
7 Athens 745,514 38.96 15.04 19,135 49,560  Greece
8 L'Hospitalet de Llobregat 257,038 13.62 5.26 18,872 48,867  Spain
9 Saint-Gilles/Sint-Gillis 46,981 2.52 0.97 18,643 48,434  Belgium
10 Santa Coloma de Gramenet 120,060 6.57 2.54 18,274 47,268  Spain
11 Boulogne-Billancourt 112,043 6.17 2.38 18,159 47,030  France
12 Koekelberg 19,812 1.17 0.45 16,933 44,027  Belgium
13 Barcelona 1,621,537 101.9 39.3 15,991 41,417  Spain
14 Monaco 35,586 1.98 0.76 15,142 39,217  Monaco
15 Molenbeek-Saint-Jean/Sint-Jans-Molenbeek 88,181 5.89 2.27 14,971 38,846  Belgium
16 Portugalete 47,856 3.21 1.24 14,908 38,594  Spain
17 Badia del Vallès 13,703 0.92 0.36 14,895 38,064  Spain
18 Schaarbeek/Schaerbeek 121,232 8.14 3.14 14,893 38,609  Belgium
19 Premià de Mar 27,802 1.97 0.76 14,113 36,582  Spain
20 Etterbeek 44,352 3.15 1.22 14,080 36,354  Belgium
21 Elsene/Ixelles 80,183 6.34 2.45 12,647 32,728  Belgium
22 Cornellà de Llobregat 87,240 6.96 2.69 12,534 32,431  Spain
23 Oviedo 224,005 18.665 7.207 12,000 31,000  Spain
24 Portici 53,981 4.52 1.75 11,943 30,846  Italy
25 San Giorgio a Cremano 47,274 4.11 1.59 11,502 29,732  Italy
26 Casavatore 18,493 1.62 0.63 11,415 29,354  Italy
27 Salihorsk 102,300 9.19 3.5 11,131 29,228  Belarus
28 Moscow 11,551,930 1,091 421.24 10,588 27,424  Russia
29 Badalona 218,886 20.95 8.09 10,448 27,056  Spain
30 Melito di Napoli 38,352 3.72 1.44 10,310 26,633  Italy
31 Esplugues de Llobregat 46,649 4.60 1.78 10,141 26,207  Spain
32 Jette 46,818 5.04 1.95 9,289 24,009  Belgium
33 Ganshoren 22,589 2.46 0.95 9,183 23,778  Belgium
34 Sant Adrià de Besòs 34,104 3.78 1.46 9,022 23,359  Spain
35 Bilbao 353,187 40.65 15.70 8,688 22,496  Spain
36 Ripollet 37,151 4.30 1.66 8,640 22,380  Spain
37 Bucharest 1,926,334 228 88.03 8,449 21,883  Romania
38 Sestao 29,224 3.49 1.35 8,374 21,647  Spain
39 Naples 959,574 117.27 45.28 8,183 21,192  Italy
40 Frattaminore 16,103 1.99 0.77 8,092 20,913  Italy
41 Bresso 26,568 3.38 1.31 7,860 20,281  Italy
42 Arzano 35,901 4.68 1.81 7,671 19,835  Italy