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 number 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.

Of course there exist parts of every city which are denser than the average. It has been noted that especially dense sections of cities exist in the suburbs of Barcelona, in certain Parisian arrondissements and in Inner London.[1] This list, however, is of the average densities of cities.

Given that the status of the UK within the EU is in a state of flux, its top 4 most densely populated cities are counted separately within the list.

European cities by population density[edit]

Rank City Population Area (km2) Area (sq. miles) Density (/km2) Density (/sq. mile) Country
EU1 Paris 2,203,817 105.4 40.5 20,909 54,415 France
EU2 L'Hospitalet de Llobregat 252,171 12.4 4.8 20,336 52,535 Spain
EU3 Athens 745,514 38.96 15.04 19,135 49,560 Greece
EU4 Thessaloniki 325,182 19.31 7.45 16,840 43,648 Greece
EU5 Barcelona 1,621,537 101.9 39.3 15,991 41,417 Spain
EU6 Senglea 2,784 0.2 0.077 13,920 36,062 Malta
EU7 Lyon 500,715 47.87 18.48 10,460 27,095 France
EU8 Cádiz 116,979 12.10 4.67 9,700 25,000 Spain
EU9 Bilbao 353,187 40.65 15.70 8,688 22,496 Spain
EU.. Bucharest 1,926,334 228 88.03 8,449 21,883 Romania
EU.. Naples 959,574 117.27 45.28 8,183 21,192 Italy
EU.. Milan 1,366,037 181.76 70.18 7,519 19,474 Italy
EU.. Brussels 1,175,173 131.68 62.3 7,282 18,863 Belgium
EU.. Porto 287,591 41.42 15.99 6,900 18,000 Portugal
EU.. Turin 883,281 130.17 50.26 6,786 17,576 Italy
EU.. Copenhagen 602,504 89.78 34.66 6,711 17,393 Denmark
EU.. A Coruña 246,056 37.83 14.61 6,510 16,841 Spain
EU.. Lisbon 505,526 100.05 39 6,446 16,696 Portugal
EU.. The Hague 527,748 98.12 37.88 6,445 16,690 Netherlands
EU.. Valencia 780,834 134.65 51.99 5,799 15,019 Spain
EU.. Madrid 3,141,991 604.3 233.3 5,390 14,000 Spain
EU Amsterdam 851,573 165.76 64.00 5,135 13,300 Netherlands
EU.. Bordeaux 250,776 49.36 19.06 5,081 13,160 France
EU.. Seville 703,021 140 54.05 5,022 13,007 Spain
EU.. Stockholm 942,370 188 73 5,012 12,909 Sweden
EU.. Montpellier 275,318 56.88 21.96 4,840 12,536 France
EU.. Dublin 553,165 114.99 44.40 4,811 12,460 Ireland
EU.. Nice 343,895 71.92 27.77 4,782 12,385 France
EU.. Munich 1,464,301 310.43 119.86 4,717 12,217 Germany
EU.. Vienna 1,889,083 414.65 160.10 4,556 11,800 Austria
EU.. Prague 1,301,132 298 183.3 4,410 7,098.37 Czech Republic
EU.. Palermo 668,630 160.59 62.00 4,164 10,785 Italy
EU.. Berlin 3,711,930 891.7 344.3 4,162 10,781 Germany
EU.. Malmö 316,588 77.0605 29.75 4,108 10,642 Sweden
EU.. Toulouse 479,638 118.30 45.68 4,054 10,450 France
EU.. Rome 4,355,725 1,285 496.14 3,389 8,779 Italy
EU.. Hamburg 1,822,445 755.22 291.59 2,400 6,200 Germany
UK1 London [2] 8,778,500 1,572 607 5,584 14,462 United Kingdom
UK2 Portsmouth 205,100 40.25 15.54 5,095 13,198 United Kingdom
UK3 Leicester 348,300 73.32 28.31 4,750 12,303 United Kingdom
UK4 Manchester [3] 545,500 115.6 44.6 4,716 12,210 United Kingdom
UK5 Glasgow 621,020 175 68 3,555 9,210 United Kingdom

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