January 17, 2014

Istanbul Set to Eclipse London as Europe’s Biggest City by 2020


London’s status as Europe’s most populous metropolitan area is threatened.

So say Euromonitor International, who forecast that Istanbul’s population will eclipse that of London between 2018-19. The Turkish city has been growing at an average rate of 2.6% since 2007, when its population was 12 million. And it will continue its growth for the rest of the decade, ending up at 16.4 million.

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