Template talk:50 most populous Nordic urban settlements

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This template used to link to the article List of cities in Scandinavia by population. After discussions on the talk page of that article, it was decided to move it to List of cities in the Nordic countries. The main argument is that the term Scandinavia is very vague in English. In Danish, Norwegian and Swedish, it is usually used to refer to Denmark, Norway and Sweden only, but in English it is widely used as an alternative to the Nordic countries. As there were a lot of very similar lists, it was decided to merge them and to settle for the alternative with least vagueness in English.Jeppiz (talk) 18:59, 4 September 2009 (UTC) —Preceding unsigned comment added by Jeppiz (talkcontribs)

Your update did not include Reykjavík, with a population of 120,165. Can you please add it? Thanks, Hayden120 (talk) 01:01, 5 September 2009 (UTC)
EDIT: nevermind, you did add it, it is just using the Norwegian flag, and the population is the urban area. Hayden120 (talk) 01:23, 5 September 2009 (UTC)


I just updated population figures for Denmark, Finland, and Norway, based on data at http://citypopulation.de. Okay?--Solomonfromfinland (talk) 19:36, 5 July 2015 (UTC)

I just updated population figures for Finland, based on data at http://citypopulation.de. Okay? Btw, I am considering if the flags and names of Greenland, Faroe Islands and Åland Islands should be deleted from this template, on the grounds that none of said entities has an urban area anywhere near big enuf to make it onto said list.--Solomonfromfinland (talk) 18:23, 19 October 2015 (UTC)
I just updated for Iceland (only Reykjavík makes it onto this list); based on http://citypopulation.de. Note: http://www.citypopulation.de/Iceland-UA.html makes a distinction between “Urban Settlements” and “Urban Areas”; the former is necessarily entirely within one municipality, while the latter is not; Reykjavík Urban Area includes parts of several municipalities, but Reykjavík Urban Settlement is only that portion of Reykjavík Urban Area that is actually in Reykjavík municipality. For similar reasons, Akureyri Urban Area is somewhat more populous than Akureyri Urban Settlement.--Solomonfromfinland (talk) 18:35, 19 October 2015 (UTC)

I just updated Aalborg, based on http://www.statistikbanken.dk/BY1. Note: Aalborg and Nørresundby are often listed separately, but for purposes of this list they are included as one; Aalborg (in the narrow sense) has a population of 110,495; and Nørresundby has a population of 22,083; 110,495 + 22,083 = 132,578.--Solomonfromfinland (talk) 20:54, 19 October 2015 (UTC)

I fixed the figures for Tampere and Malmö. I also updated the figures for norway. For the five largest urban areas in Norway, one can find the populations here: [1]. For the remaining places in Norway that are on this list: [2]. On the latter list, Fredrikstad/Sarpsborg is #0022; Porsgrunn/Skien is #3005; Kristiansand is #4002. To find a specific urban area on the latter list, you copy & paste the entire table into a Word document and use the “Find” function and type in the appropriate keyword(s).--Solomonfromfinland (talk) 22:49, 13 December 2015 (UTC)

I updated Reykjavík's pop, based on: [3].--Solomonfromfinland (talk) 16:34, 26 March 2016 (UTC)


Who reduced the population for Tampere? 223,000 is the population of the municipality, an administrative concept; not the urban area, which is based on population distribution. The Tampere urban area, which covers part but not all of Tampere municipality, and some surrounding territory, has 325,025 people.[4] for information on municipalities, see List of Finnish municipalities by population and List of the most populated municipalities in the Nordic countries.--Solomonfromfinland (talk) 00:16, 1 December 2015 (UTC)


Someone (possibly the same person) did the same to Malmö. 321,581 is the population of the municipality[5]; the urban area has 280,000 people as of 2010 (the 2015 figure will come out soon).

This last statement was by me, I believe. I forgot to sign it. I apologize.--Solomonfromfinland (talk) 16:35, 26 March 2016 (UTC)

Denmark 2016[edit]

The population figures for cities in Denmark on January, 1, 2016, are ready to be added: [6]--Solomonfromfinland (talk) 21:08, 26 April 2016 (UTC)


The data for Sweden, Norway and Finland is ready to be added. For the populations of the 5 largest urban areas in Norway as of 2016/1/1, see: [7].--Solomonfromfinland (talk) 19:16, 7 December 2016 (UTC)

  1. ^ "Population and land area in urban settlements, 1 January 2015". Statistisk sentralbyrå/Statistics Norway. Retrieved 13 December 2015.
  2. ^ "Population and land area in urban settlements, 1 January 2015". Statistisk sentralbyrå/Statistics Norway. Retrieved 13 December 2015.
  3. ^ "ICELAND: Major Urban Settlements". citypopulation.de. Retrieved 26 March 2016.
  4. ^ "FINLAND: Urban Settlements". citypopulation.de. Retrieved 1 December 2015.
  5. ^ "Folkmängd i riket, län och kommuner 30 september 2015 och befolkningsförändringar 1 juli–30 september 2015. Totalt" (in Swedish). Statistiska centralbyrån/Statistics Sweden. Retrieved 1 December 2015.CS1 maint: Unrecognized language (link)
  6. ^ "DENMARK: Regions and Urban Areas". citypopulation.de. Retrieved 26 April 2016.
  7. ^ "Population and land area in urban settlements, 1 January 2016". http://www.ssb.no/. Statistics Norway (Statistisk sentralbyrå, SSB). Retrieved 7 December 2016. External link in |website= (help)