Short and sweet – most populous one syllable cities

Seoul – Source: alumni.wustl.edu

Here is my list of the largest single syllable cities (in English) in the world by rounded off metro population (when known).

  • Seoul, South Korea – 24,200,000
  • Rome, Italy – 3,700,000
  • Prague, Czech Republic – 2,300,000
  • Minsk, Belarus – 1,850,000
  • Perth, Australia – 1,700,000

    Perth – Source: perth-wa.net.au

  • Lille, France – 1,240,000
  • Omsk, Russia – 1,140,000
  • Fez, Morocco – 1,110,000
  • Perms, Russia – 1,060,000
  • Qom, Iran -1,050,000
  • Hims, Syria – 1,050,000
  • Nice, France – 1,000,000
  • Bern, Switzerland – 660,000
  • Cork, Ireland – 518,000

    Cork – Source: glogster.com

  • Van, Turkey – 500,000
  • Flint, Michigan, USA – 426,000
  • Sparks, Nevada, USA – 425,000 (with Reno)
  • Kursk, Russia – 415,000
  • Split, Croatia – 350,000
  • Bonn, Germany – 325,000
  • Brest, France – 300,000
  • Reims, France – 292,000
  • Mau, India – 279,000
  • Durg, India – 268,000

    Durg – Source: quickbooker.com

  • Brugge, Belgium – 255,000
  • Mage’, Brazil – 244,000
  • Kiel, Germany – 240,000
  • York, United Kingdom – 202,000
  • Mainz, Germany -200,000
  • Cairns, Australia – 153,000
  • Neuss, Germany – 151,000
  • York, Ontario, Canada – 150,000 (part of larger Toronto metro area)
  • Slough, United Kingdom – 142,000
  • Nimes, France  -140,000
  • Ulm, Germany – 123,000

    Ulm – Source: ysfine.com

  • Furth, Germany – 116,000
  • Lund, Sweden – 110,000
  • Moers, Germany – 105,000

Sources: en.wikipedia.org and http://www.sporcle.com

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16 Responses to Short and sweet – most populous one syllable cities

  1. basil berchekas jr says:

    This article is SUPERB, and WORTH following!

  2. wayusei says:

    It’s two syllables in spanish, but 1 in English: Leon, Mexico http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Le%C3%B3n,_Guanajuato with a population of 1.2million.

  3. Young says:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seoul If you look at the pronounciation, Seoul is actually two syllables

  4. Artist says:

    Nevertheless, the list is great. I like the subject!

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