Talk:Colonia Claudia Ara Agrippinensium

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45,000 people? same issue as on History of Cologne[edit]

The Roman city had, according to Josiah Cox Russell (1958, "Ancient and Medieval Population"), 96.8 hectares. Russell estimates 150 people/hectare for Lugdunum, 200/hectare for Capua, and dividing his estimate of the population by his estimate of the urbanized area, 250/hectare for Roma. Admittedly, there was a lot of variation from apartment blocks to open space in this last city, but the estimate of 45,000 people [in the article, sine references] implies a density far in excess of even Roma. (talk) 02:22, 7 April 2013 (UTC)