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Map of medieval Chang'an (China) in the medieval era (the peak of the Tang Dynasty, around 750 AD):

Chang'an was by far the largest city in the world at the time, boasting between 1 and 2 million residents. This was probably twice as large as any other city in the world at the time. This map also illustrates some of the religious diversity in China at the time, as the Tang were quite open to the rest of the world relative to other Chinese dynasties.

It is striking that, even though a city of this size was a massive anomaly in the medieval world, we are projected to have 546 1 million-plus cities by 2025… up from 75 in 1950 (!
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East v. West. Biggest Cities in world over time

This was taken from a book called “Why The West Rules — For Now” by Ian Morris.

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To get a handle on how large the Tang Dynasty Chang'an was:

The large city is Tang dynasty Chang'an–present day Xi'an–from about 800 AD. The small orange city is a map of Paris in 1200 AD–400 years later. I tried making them to scale, but may be a bit off. For those who have been to Xi'an, the present day walls are only slightly larger than the palace walls (the area in darker grey). Although they do believe that some of the more outlying wards in Chang'an were essentially rural.