Originally Posted by Lear
What about Frankfurt and Stuttgart ?
These 2 cities are supposed to have a similar size of urbanized area
compared to Munich/ Hamburg...
A quick look shows that Stuttgart should have less than 1,350,000 inhabitants in 755 km². Frankfurt should also have less than 1,350,000 inhabitants in its 755 km².
In the Ruhr: Essen, Bochum, Herne, Herten, Gelsenkirchen, Gladbeck, Oberhausen, and Mülheim an der Ruhr together have 1,853,649 inhabitants in 754 km².
Cologne should have less than 1,550,000 inhabitants in its 755 km².
Düsseldorf has 1,240,000 inhabitants in its 755 km².