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19 December 2015

Which cities span two continents?

Here are The biggest ones in order of population:

  1. Istanbul, Turkey (Europe and Asia) – 14 million
  2. Suez, Egypt (Africa and Asia) – 560,000
  3. Orenburg, Russia (Europe and Asia) – 550,000
  4. Magnitogorsk, Russia (Europe and Asia) – 400,000
  5. Atyrau, Kazakhstan (Europe and Asia) – 220,000

There are some smaller ones, and there are also a few cities that are very close to the continental edge and could be considered if you include their metro area.

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Kaushik Das
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Thanks for compiling the list. I was searching for answers and this one helped

Kei
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Is Istanbul the only Capital city on this list?

Ces
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Istanbul is not a capital, the capital of Turkey is Ankara which is solely in central Anatolia, Asia.

Somaya
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Its portsaid in egypt that is between africa and asia not suez