Talk:City

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What about Moskow? There are 11.2 million inhabitants (en:Moscow); why it is not in the list?

In line with the above statement, can the person making this article/list add a source? To answer the question: There are many ways to say what a city is. If you use one way, you have one number; if you use another way, you have another number. Kokiri 12:16, 28 Jul 2004 (UTC)
I think we should make a difference here between city/town (mention town privileges), urban area/agglomeration, and conurbation (urban area, but many centres). The City of Tokio does not have 28. Mill people, the conurbation does.

--Eptalon (talk) 14:01, 23 June 2008 (UTC)

I have attempted to do this to some extent, but the point that you make with regard to a conurbation with many centres hasn't been included. I'll work on it.
The list of cities was already here when I enlarged the article. I don't know what the source is. It has possibly come direct from a Wikipedia list, which should be acknowledged, along with the method by which these sizes are arrived at.
Amandajm (talk) 13:10, 24 June 2008 (UTC)

(unindenting) I have added a paragraph about cities founded by a medieval act of foundation. Citries founded that way are still cities, independently of how many people live there (Is a city with one person living there a city? - What about if no one lived there? - But those are degenerate cases.) I know of cities that have like 1.000-2.000 people; many such cities are listed in Bastide. The article should also focus on what makes a city. We don't need a List of Cities. --Eptalon (talk) 13:30, 24 June 2008 (UTC)