This book covers a wide range of well-known European cities extending from Almería in the south-west to St. Petersburg in the north-east and from Sofia in the south-east to London in the north-west with most cities being concentrated in central Europe, see Fig. 1. There are five major gaps in the geographical representation, Scandinavia, eastern Europe (Moscow to the Urals), Balkan Peninsula, southern Europe and the Iberian Peninsula (including France) – Almería being the single exception to the last two. In terms of population size, London was the world’s first mega-city (more than one million people living in it in the nineteenth century), and now Moscow is the largest city in Europe.
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