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These are not SMA's, but urbanized areas. The SMA list would be bigger. For example, the Louisville, Kentucky urbanized area is in the range of 800,000, but the SMA is easily in excess of 1.2m.

IOW, this does not include outer-suburban sprawl.

I've been accused of being a Marxist, yet while Harpo's my favourite, it's Groucho I'm always quoting. Odd, that.

by BruceMcF (agila61 at netscape dot net) on Sat Mar 24th, 2007 at 06:21:39 PM EST
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Ah, ok.

The wikipedia list of largest Urban Areas in the European Union includes 63 areas larger than 750 thousand and 27 larger than 1.5 million, namely:

Paris 10.1M
London 8.51M
Madrid 5.56M
Ruhr 5.32M
Barcelona 5.08M
Milan 4.28M
Berlin 3.68M
Rotterdam-The Hague 3.35M
Athens 3.25M
Naples 2.91M
Upper Silesia 2.80M
Lisbon 2.76M
Cologne-Bonn 2.48M
SouthRuhr-Duesseldorf-Wueppertal 2.38M
Bucharest 2.30M
Hamburg 2.29M
Birmingham-Wolverhampton 2.28M
Manchester 2.24M
Budapest 2.23M
Vienna 2.17M
Warsaw 2.07M
Brussels 1.98M
Porto 1.80M
Glasgow 1.75M
Munich 1.66M
Leeds-Bradford 1.52M


"It's the statue, man, The Statue."
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sat Mar 24th, 2007 at 06:34:03 PM EST
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In that case,

Has connection:

  1. Paris 10.1M
  2. Madrid 5.56M
  3. Berlin 3.68M
  4. Naples 2.91M
  5. Cologne-Bonn 2.48M
  6. Brussels 1.98M

Will have direct connection with some certainty:

  1. London 8.51M
  2. Barcelona 5.08M
  3. Milan 4.28M
  4. Rotterdam-The Hague 3.35M (By the end of the year)
  5. Lisbon 2.76M
  6. Hamburg 2.29M
  7. Vienna 2.17M (Well, for 250 km/h)
  8. Porto 1.80M
  9. Munich 1.66M


*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Sat Mar 24th, 2007 at 06:51:01 PM EST
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You somehow clipped Rome, that would be 7th on the first list. Of the remaining 11, 8 should have high-speed lines built to (the Warshaw-Katowice/Kraków, London-Leeds-Newcastle [Edinburgh], London-Birmingham-Liverpool/-Manchester-Glasgow[/-Edinburgh] lines and direct connections into the Ruhr area).

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Sat Mar 24th, 2007 at 07:24:13 PM EST
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