Former Largest Cities
Formerly was among the largest cities in the world.
|Ahwar of Southern Iraq||Uruk: "At its height c. 2900 BC, Uruk probably had 50,000–80,000 residents living in 6 km2 (2.32 sq mi) of walled area; making it the largest city in the world at the time." (wiki). Eridu was the largest City around 3700 with 6000-10000.|
|Ancient Merv||Around 1150 A.D.|
|Ancient Thebes||Largest city around 2000 B.C.|
|Cordoba||From 920-1000 A.D.|
|Gyeongju||During the Unified Silla period (618AD to 918AD), Gyeonju's peak population likely reached 1,000,000 inhabitants (wiki)|
|Imperial Palace||Beijing, 1425-1625|
|Istanbul||From 350-550 A.D.|
|Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor||Chang’an (Xi’an) had around 400,000 inhabitants between 200 and 100 BC|
|Moenjodaro||possibly the largest city around 2400 BC with around 40000 inhabitants|
|Pyramids (Memphis)||Memphis was largest city from 3100 B.C. to 2800 B.C.|
|Rome||From 0-300 A.D.|
|Site of Carthage||Around 300 B.C.|
|Susa||possibly the largest city around 3500 BC.|
|Tower of London||London, 1820-1915|
|West Lake||Hangzhou had around a Million inhabitants between 1200 and 1400.|
|Yin Xu||Around 1300 B.C.|
|Çatalhöyük||with a good probability the worlds largest city around 7000 BC with an estimate of 5000-10000 inhabitants.|
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