Historical Populations of European Cities, 1500-1800

This dataset contains population estimates of all European cities with at least 10,000 inhabitants during the period 1500-1800. These data are adapted from Jan De Vries, "European Urbanization, 1500-1800" (1984).

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Historical population estimates of European cities, 1500-1800, as compiled by Jan De Vries, European Urbanization, 1500-1800 (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1984), Appendix I.

The original tables as published in De Vries 1984 are available in data-raw/extracted, with the tidied version available in data-raw/europop.csv

With this package, I have also included a table of coordinates for each city in data-raw/city_coords.csv.

Matthew Lincoln


europop 0.3.1

  • Corrects a pair of erroneous coordinates for the city of Lier.

europop 0.3

  • First CRAN release
  • Added a NEWS.md file to track changes to the package.
  • Improved documentation on each table
  • Removed unused shapefiles

Reference manual

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0.3.1 by Matthew Lincoln, 4 years ago


Report a bug at https://github.com/mdlincoln/europop/issues

Browse source code at https://github.com/cran/europop

Authors: Matthew Lincoln [aut, cre] , Jan De Vries [aut]

Documentation:   PDF Manual  

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Suggests dplyr, tidyr, readr

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