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Personnally, I know and love Malta since I'm 6 years old. I would like visit the country mostly because I am a Prehistory buff and there are fantastic witnesses from this time in Hagar Qim, Dingli Cliffs, Tarxien or Hal Saflieni.

260 000 people, the two thirds of the the Malta's population, live in the urban area of Valletta. It's clear that its built-up area take up the third of the island. All the Valetta's buildings are under a preservation order. Some streets of Valletta echo those of San Francisco, as sloping urban canyons with a kind of Venitian look, it's unique.

The main cities are Birkirkara (~ 22 000 inh), Qormi (18 000), Mosta (18 000), Zabbar (15 000), Rabat (13 000), San Gwann (12 500), Fgura (12 000), Zejtun (11 500), Sliema (11 000) etc. All of them, except Rabat, are part of the Valetta's urban area.

In Ghawdex Island (Gozo) the capital Victoria, also called Rabat, forms a single block with Xewkija, Fontana, Sannat, Munxar and Kercem, totalizing 15 000 inhabitants, the half of the Gozo's population.

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Here are a few "population pyramids" from European nations.

Italy and Spain have the worst problem with low fertility. In both countries, the largest generations are at prime-child bearing age, and yet, they are having few children.

Italy in 2006:

http://www.census.gov/cgi-bin/ipc/idbpyr.p...00&ymax=250

Spain: They have seen a small increase in birth in the past 5 years, but it is still well below replacement level.

http://www.census.gov/cgi-bin/ipc/idbpyr.p...00&ymax=250

Germany, which also has very low fertility rates:

http://www.census.gov/cgi-bin/ipc/idbpyr.p...00&ymax=250

This is also geographical. Places in western Germany have fertility as high as 1.8, which is hardly cause for panic, but it is as low at 0.8 in eastern Germany, which means for every 200 parents, there will only be 80 children to replace them compared to 180 in western Germany.

Here's France, which doesn't have the problem that other countries have.

http://www.census.gov/cgi-bin/ipc/idbpyr.p...00&ymax=250

And for comparison, the U.S

http://www.census.gov/cgi-bin/ipc/idbpyr.p...85&ymax=250

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Thank you Snowguy. You can find interesting combined pyramids on three years, from this page :

http://www.euro.who.int/highlights

Choose a country, then "Annexes" and "Annex. age pyramid".

Here for Italy (1970/2000/2020) :

http://www.euro.who.int/eprise/main/WHO/Pr...nnex/20041126_1

Spain (1970/2000/2020) :

http://www.euro.who.int/eprise/main/WHO/Pr...nnex/20041126_1

Germany (1990/2001/2020) :

http://www.euro.who.int/eprise/main/WHO/Pr...nnex/20041126_1

France (1970/2000/2020):

http://www.euro.who.int/eprise/main/WHO/Pr...nnex/20041126_1

In Europe there are fewer and fewer young people from 1970 to 2020. Except in France, there will be more young people in 2020 than in 2000 and in Luxembourg, there will be more young people in 2020 than in 2001 and 1970.

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France's population 1/1/2007

France : 63 392 140

Metropolitan France : 61 538 322

Whole France : 64 102 100 (with French Polynesia, Mayotte, New Caledonia, St-Pierre and Miquelon, Wallis and Futuna)

It's a record : with 299 800 the natural balance is the highest since 30 years. As for the number of births it is the highest since 1981, with 830 900 births.

The fertility rate is exactly 2.0048 children per woman.

The men's expectancy of life is 77.2 years, the women's 84.1. There was, 10 years ago, a difference of 8 years between men and women, it's reduced at 7 years now.

Yearly increase in the PACA's main communes (PACA refers to the region Provence-Alpes-C
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According to the Office for National Statistics, the UK population is projected to reach 71,100,000 in 2031. Many newspapers deal with this subject, wondering about the evolution of the UK society and how to answer effectively to the fastest demographic growth since the baby boom. Read for instance the (rather pessimistic) article "record immigration sees UK population soar" from The Daily Telegraph where you also can download (pdf) the "ONS report on national population projections".

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml...pulation423.xml

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European National and City Population Figures

(List Includes Principalities)

France:60,424,213

Largest cities

Paris 2,125,246 (1999)

Marseille 798,430 (1999)

Lyon 445,452 (1999)

Toulouse 390,350 (1999)

Nice 342,738 (1999)

Nantes 270,251 (1999)

Strasbourg 264,115 (1999)

Montpellier 225,392 (1999)

Bordeaux 215,363 (1999)

Rennes 206,229 (1999)

Germany: 82,424,609

Largest cities

Berlin 3,382,200 (2001 estimate)

Hamburg 1,715,400 (2001 estimate)

Munich 1,210,200 (2001 estimate)

Cologne 962,900 (2001 estimate)

Frankfurt 646,600 (2001 estimate)

Essen 595,200 (2001 estimate)

Dortmund 589,000 (2001 estimate)

Stuttgart 583,900 (2001 estimate)

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The data is interesting but doesn't really paint an accurate picture. For example, Barcelona has a population of over 4 million in the metro area. Outside the metro area, there isn't too much for quite a few miles. The city populations are misleading. Sort of like saying that Atlanta has a population of 400,000 when in reality it is close to five million.

Is there Metro stats available?

I guess I was surprised to see the limited amount of cities w/ 1M plus populations. As you mention, it may be skewed due to metro populations.

I'd be interested to compare and also see newer figures.

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The data from World Gazetteer is accurate to me, at least for the European cities. What is arguable is how some large cities are grouped (Manchester-Liverpool, Randstad, Rhein-Main, Alma...), but considering the high density of those areas, why not ?

The metropolitan areas are written in boldface. To know their composition, just click on the name, then "cities" at the top of the new page.

So, according to World-Gazetteer, the 25 top metro areas in the European Union are (millions) :

London : 13.22

Paris : 11.89

Rhine-Rhur : 11.83

Randstad : 6.59

Madrid : 6.32

Manchester-Liverpool : 5.16

Barcelona : 4.97

Milan : 4.34

Berlin : 4.05

Rome : 3.94

Athens : 3.85

Naples : 3.84

Birmingham : 3.78

Hamburg : 3.26

Rhine-Main (Franckfurt) : 3.14

Lisbon : 2.64

Budapest : 2.57

Katowice : 2.54

Copenhagen-Malm

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Hi, these are the last population figures for France

Population by region

Region (population in 01/01/2009, 1,000) average yearly growth rate from 1999 to 2009

French Guiana, overseas (229) 3.9

Corsica (307) 1.7

Reunion, overseas (817) 1.5

Languedoc-Roussillon (2 616) 1.3

Midi-Pyrénées (2 865) 1.2

Aquitaine (3 200) 1.0

Brittany (3 163) 0.9

Pays de la Loire (3 538) 0.9

Rhône-Alpes (6 160) 0.9

Île-de-France (11 746) 0.7

Poitou-Charentes (1 759) 0.7

Alsace (1 847) 0.6

Guadeloupe, overseas (404) 0.5

Martinique, overseas (402) 0.5

Centre (2 544) 0.4

Franche-Comté (1 168) 0.4

Limousin (741) 0.4

Auvergne (1 343) 0.3

Lower-Normandy (1 467) 0.3

Picardy (1 906) 0.3

Burgundy (1 637) 0.2

Upper-Normandy (1 822) 0.2

Lorraine (2 342) 0.1

Nord-Pas-de-Calais (4 022) 0.1

Champagne-Ardenne (1 336) - 0.1

For comparison : France (64 321) 0.4

Variation of the population density by year between 1999 and 2006:

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Top25 metropolitan areas

Metro area (corresponding espace urbain, see next post) population 01/01/2007

Paris (Grand bassin parisien) 11 836 970

Lyon (Rhône et Alpes) 1 757 180

Marseille (Grand delta méditerranéen) 1 618 369

Lille* (Nord-Pas-de-Calais) 1 163 934

Toulouse (Toulouse) 1 118 472

Bordeaux (Bordeaux) 1 009 313

Nice (Nice-Côte-d'Azur) 999 678

Nantes (Nantes-Saint-Nazaire) 768 305

Strasbourg* (Est) 641 853

Toulon (Grand delta méditerranéen) 600 740

Rennes (Rennes) 577 680

Douai-Lens (Nord-Pas-de-Calais) 546 294

Grenoble (Rhône-et-Alpes) 532 749

Rouen (Grand bassin parisien) 525 643

Montpellier (Grand delta méditerranéen) 514 473

Metz (Est) 439 351

Clermont-Ferrand (Clermont-Ferrand) 429 460

Nancy (Est) 415 523

Valenciennes (Nord-Pas-de-Calais) 399 144

Tours (Tours) 397 010

Caen (Grand bassin parisien) 385 482

Orléans (Grand bassin parisien) 369 521

Angers (Angers) 345 788

Dijon (Est) 336 807

Avignon (Grand delta méditerranéen) 317 141

*French part only

Metropolitan areas:

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5 best average yearly percent change 1999-2007

1. Toulouse : 1.9

2. Montpellier : 1.4

3. Rennes : 1.3

4. Avignon : 1.1

4. Bordeaux : 1.1

5. Nantes : 1.0

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Top25 espaces urbains (combined statistical area).

Espace urbain : population in 2007 (average yearly percent change 1990 to 1999 / ibid. 1999 to 2007)

Grand bassin parisien : 16 751 064 (0.3 / 0.6)

Rhône et Alpes : 5 152 123 (0.6 / 0.9)

Est : 5 053 326 (0.3 / 0.4)

Grand delta méditerranéen : 4 140 675 (0.8 / 1.0)

Nord-Pas-de-Calais : 3 818 672 (0.1 / 0.1)

Toulouse : 1 482 531 (1.2 / 1.7)

Nice-Côte-d'Azur : 1 293 381 (0.6 / 1.0)

Bordeaux : 1 190 197 (0.7 / 1.2)

Nantes-Saint-Nazaire : 1 095 489 (0.9 / 1.1)

Rennes : 1 049 374 (0.9 / 1.1)

Tours : 598 857 (0.6 / 0.6)

Clermont-Ferrand : 592 396 (0.2 / 0.6)

La Rochelle-Niort-Val de Charente : 538 470 (0.5 / 1.0)

Pau-Tarbes : 408 380 (0.3 / 0.8)

Lorient-Vannes : 409 561 (0.6 / 1.1)

Le Mans : 369 013 (0.4 / 0.6)

Bourges-Châteauroux : 344 973 (- 0.1 / 0.0)

Brest : 351 777 (0.4 / 0.3)

Angers : 345 788 (0.8 / 0.5)

Amiens : 319 643 (0.3 / 0.2)

Poitiers-Châtellereault : 310 071 (0.8 / 1.0)

Limoges : 283 351 (0.3 / 0.8)

Perpignan : 279 983 (0.8 / 1.5)

Bayonne : 246 856 (0.8 / 1.0)

Béziers-Narbonne : 233 220 (0.5 / 1.4)

Espaces urbains:

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Source: Insee

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There are now more than 500 million citizens in the European Union.

populationchange2cnetmi.png

This is another graph that includes the enlargement steps of the EU : http://www.ined.fr/en/everything_about_population/graph_month/population_ue

Population growth by European country, period 2002 > 2007.

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An interesting map showing the population change at the regional scale, period 2003 > 2007:

totalpopulationchange2c.png

http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/statistics_explained/index.php/Population_change_at_regional_level

More stats from this page: http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/statistics_explained/index.php/Category:Population ;)

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Hi, here are the main French metropolitan areas according to the last census:

City (average annual percent change 1999 > 2008) Population 2008

Paris (+ 0.7) 11 899 544

Lyon (+ 0.8) 1 771 459

Marseille (+ 0.8) 1 621 766

Lille* (+ 0.2) 1 162 872

Toulouse (+ 1.8) 1 131 642

Bordeaux (+ 1.0) 1 014 632

Nice (+ 0.8) 1 000 992

Nantes (+ 0.9) 772 406

Strasbourg* (+ 0.6) 645 160

Toulon (+ 0.8) 604 257

Rennes (+ 1.3) 585 261

Douai-Lens (- 0.2) 545 210

Grenoble (+ 0.4) 534 242

Rouen (+ 0.2) 527 172

Montpellier (+ 1.3) 516 360

* French part only

Source: Insee

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This information is very best approach.

Largest cities
Berlin 3,382,200 (2001 estimate)
Hamburg 1,715,400 (2001 estimate)
Munich 1,210,200 (2001 estimate)
Cologne 962,900 (2001 estimate)
Frankfurt 646,600 (2001 estimate)
Essen 595,200 (2001 estimate)
Dortmund 589,000 (2001 estimate)
Stuttgart 583,900 (2001 estimate)
D�sseldorf 569,400 (2001 estimate)

Thanks for sharing this information.

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