As we were talking about it before using those London's standard Moscow metro area will be over 20mln.Biggest, yes. London's official metro population is 18 million. This spreads over a large area but is still far more concentrated than US metros, and the transport connections from the periphery to the urban centre are unequalled in Europe (or indeed the Western world). London's metro population is considerably larger than Paris, Moscow, or Istanbul.
Most advanced is more debatable. In some ways London is the most advanced and sophisticated but in others areas it is playing catch-up, expensively and belatedly trying to upgrade old infrastructure to the latest standards.
No they don't. We've been through area and population stats lots of times before. There is no way any credible meausure of Moscow's metro population exceeds the 18 million of London's. To get such figure for Moscow you'd have to count an area almost as large as England (which has 50 million).Allmost all independent sources put London far behind of Moscow.
With one exception - England is not a single urban area.To get such figure for Moscow you'd have to count an area almost as large as England (which has 50 million).
That's absolute hocus. There are not 20 million people in 10,000km around Moscow. I want evidence (but I know you don't have it ). According to this source:With one exception - England is not a single urban area. As of Moscow - you'll easily get 20mln just under 10000 sq km
I disagree. Most of Istanbul is geographically in Europe, the historic districts are entirely in Europe, and it has been Europe's largest city for most of history. It has also been a culturally European city for most of its history with a Christian majority from the early days of Christianity until after WWI.Istanbul is hard one, politically it is not europe (just like Moscow), but you can't really say that it is europe geographically or culturally either, I'd left it out.
Moscow metro area has radial structure, you don't need to count free space between rays, as rays goes straight out of urban core far beyond of Moscow province borders. Most of settlements located on rays.