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MethodologyEdit

The functional urban areas identified with the methodology described in the book Redefining “urban”: A new way to measure metropolitan areas (OECD Publishing, 2012) are here listed by size, according to four different classes:[1]

  • Small urban areas (population between 50,000 and 200,000)
  • Medium-sized urban areas (population between 200,000 and 500,000)
  • Metropolitan areas (population between 500,000 and 1.5 million)
  • Large metropolitan areas (population above 1.5 million)

List of most populous urban areasEdit

Rank Functional urban area[2] Class-type (according to OECD) Population
(2000, OECD)[3]
Population
(2014, OECD)[4]
Population
(2015, Eurostat)[5]
Major subdivisions
1 Budapest Large metropolitan area 2,786,150 2,879,601 2,947,722 Budapest, Érd, Dunakeszi, Szigetszentmiklós, Vác, Gödöllő, Budaörs, Szentendre
2 Debrecen Medium-sized urban area 312,464 310,518 328,642 Debrecen
3 Miskolc Medium-sized urban area 329,618 307,973 294,144 Miskolc
4 Pécs Medium-sized urban area 274,112 267,046 251,412 Pécs, Szigetvár
5 Székesfehérvár Medium-sized urban area 267,540 264,913 272,474 Székesfehérvár
6 Győr Medium-sized urban area 244,098 252,211 246,159 Győr
7 Szeged Medium-sized urban area 236,262 239,025 243,374 Szeged
8 Nyíregyháza Medium-sized urban area 237,770 234,012 238,020 Nyíregyháza
9 Kecskemét Small urban area 147,504 153,746 187,835 Kecskemét
10 Szombathely Small urban area 134,602 132,683 147,920 Szombathely
TOTAL 4,970,120 5,041,728

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