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Population estimates of the 7K and Essos

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Westeros: 40,000,000 (Confirmed)

Regions

-North: 4,000,000

-Reach: 10,000,000

-Westerlands: 7,000,000

-Iron Islands: 1,000,000

-Dorne: 2,500,000

-Crownlands: 1,500,000

-Vale of Arryn: 5,000,000

-Riverlands: 5,000,000

-Stormlands: 4,000,000

-Beyond the Wall: 150,000

Cities and towns

-King's Landing: 500,000 (confirmed)

-Oldtown: 450,000

-Lannisport: 250,000

-Gulltown: 200,000

-White Harbor: 100,000

-Barrowton: 30,000

-Lord Harroway's Town: 40,000

-Duskendale: 60,000

-Ashford: 80,000

-Grassy Vale: 40,000

Essos west of the Bone Mountains: 42,330,000

Free Cities

-Braavos (city): 900,000

-Braavos (country): 2,500,000

-Lorath (city): 250,000

-Lorath (country): 1,000,000

-Pentos (city): 800,000

-Pentos (country): 2,500,000

-Myr (city): 700,000

-Myr (country): 2,000,000

-Tyrosh (city): 600,000

-Tyrosh (country): 1,700,000

-Lys (city): 600,000

-Lys (country): 1,700,000

-Norvos (city): 600,000

-Norvos (country): 2,500,000

-Qohor (city): 700,000

-Qohor (country): 1,700,000

-Volantis (city): 1,000,000

-Volantis (country): 4,000,000

-Selhorys: 80,000

-Valysar: 150,000

-Volon Therys: 200,000

Dothraki Sea: 4,000,000

Saath: 200,000

Slaver's Bay and Ghiscar

-Mantarys (city): 150,000

-Mantarys (country): 500,000

-Tolos (city): 250,000

-Tolos (country): 1,000,000

-Meereen (city): 600,000

-Meereen (country): 3,000,000

-Astapor (city): 300,000

-Astapor (country): 1,500,000

-Yunkai (city): 250,000

-Yunkai (country): 1,300,000

-New Ghis (city): 800,000

-New Ghiscar: 3,300,000

Lhazar: 3,500,000

Qarth (city): 1,500,000

-Qarth (country): 4,000,000

Feel free to point out mistakes. :)

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I don't know, even for recently modern standards that's a high number... Population explosion only came in the last 150 years with the advancements in energy and food production.

Yeah, the romans were of the kind that could spare a million-men strong army as they liked to toss soldiers on massive scales but they empire was one of the largest on history. Disease, fire, floods, dragons, dothraki and dooms seem to run rampant on Planetos. Even in the 16th century there wasn't that much people on the world and we're talking about renaissance era. I don't think even Londinium, Paris or Constantinople had over a million habitants.

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Well, Paris had only 200,000 inhabitants in the MA but KL has 500,000, so it appears cities in Planetos are much larger than irl.

Also, Chinese cities in the Middle Ages regularly reached 800,000.

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Westeros: 40,000,000 (Confirmed)

Regions

-North: 4,000,000

-Reach: 10,000,000

-Westerlands: 7,000,000

-Iron Islands: 1,000,000

-Dorne: 2,500,000

-Crownlands: 1,500,000

-Vale of Arryn: 5,000,000

-Riverlands: 5,000,000

-Stormlands: 4,000,000

-Beyond the Wall: 150,000

Cities and towns

-King's Landing: 500,000 (confirmed)

-Oldtown: 450,000

-Lannisport: 250,000

-Gulltown: 200,000

-White Harbor: 100,000

-Barrowton: 30,000

-Lord Harroway's Town: 40,000

-Duskendale: 60,000

-Ashford: 80,000

-Grassy Vale: 40,000

Essos west of the Bone Mountains: 27,650,000

Free Cities

-Braavos (city): 900,000

-Braavos (country): 2,500,000

-Lorath (city): 250,000

-Lorath (country): 1,000,000

-Pentos (city): 800,000

-Pentos (country): 2,500,000

-Myr (city): 700,000

-Myr (country): 2,000,000

-Tyrosh (city): 600,000

-Tyrosh (country): 1,700,000

-Lys (city): 600,000

-Lys (country): 1,700,000

-Norvos (city): 600,000

-Norvos (country): 2,500,000

-Qohor (city): 700,000

-Qohor (country): 1,700,000

-Volantis (city): 1,000,000

-Volantis (country): 4,000,000

-Selhorys: 80,000

-Valysar: 150,000

-Volon Therys: 200,000

Dothraki Sea: 4,000,000

Saath: 200,000

Slaver's Bay and Ghiscar

-Mantarys: 150,000

-Tolos: 250,000

-Meereen: 600,000

-Astapor: 300,000

-Yunkai: 250,000

-New Ghis: 800,000

Qarth: 1,500,000

Feel free to point out mistakes. :)

Are these your estimates, or have they been given by Martin?

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Ghiscar has a big hinterland, so I suspect the population numbers would be bigger. Qarth, too. Overall, I'd expect Essos to have a bigger population than Westeros.

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My estimates except those saying confirmed.

Can you provide the source where the 40m for Westeros were stated?

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Ran said it somewhere. Try using google.

Sorry but thats no source. Nevermind.

I think the 40m is quite reasonable (disagree with some of the city populations) but confirmed in my book means there is a canon source. And your recommendation "try using google" is quite rude. If you say it's confirmed you should provide the source.

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I would say the north has slightly more, along with the riverlands and crown lands, while the west and Stormland's should be lower.

As for Essos I have no idea where you got your numbers but off the top of my head volantis and braavos should be biggest so right you are

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No reasoning, no sources. And some figures that this way are not reasonable at all. Try again.





Ran said it somewhere. Try using google.




No, that's no confirmation. Ran is not GRRM, and during that video he explicitly states that he just guesses.






I don't know, even for recently modern standards that's a high number... Population explosion only came in the last 150 years with the advancements in energy and food production.




It's quite a low number. Europe, at about half the landmass, featured 73 million inhabitants in 1300, got dented down to 45 millions thanks to the Black Death and was back to 78 millions in 1550.


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It's quite a low number. Europe, at about half the landmass, featured 73 million inhabitants in 1300, got dented down to 45 millions thanks to the Black Death and was back to 78 millions in 1550.

Westeros is actually a bit smaller than Europe in terms of landmass (the Wall is a legit scale for measuring its size according to GRRM http://www.westeros.org/Citadel/SSM/Entry/2787), so 40 million makes sense.

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I don't know, even for recently modern standards that's a high number... Population explosion only came in the last 150 years with the advancements in energy and food production.

Yeah, the romans were of the kind that could spare a million-men strong army as they liked to toss soldiers on massive scales but they empire was one of the largest on history. Disease, fire, floods, dragons, dothraki and dooms seem to run rampant on Planetos. Even in the 16th century there wasn't that much people on the world and we're talking about renaissance era. I don't think even Londinium, Paris or Constantinople had over a million habitants.

It's actually a small number.

Europe had 75 million people around 1300, and it's a far smaller place than the 7K

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Westeros is actually a bit smaller than Europe in terms of landmass (the Wall is a legit scale for measuring its size according to GRRM),

Actually, it's not. Unless you are counting Russia as Europe.

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Entire Russia, including it's huge asian part.

I know I know. Westeros isn't smaller than Europe. It's the other way around.

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Well, if we were to go with the 40,000,000 numbers (I wager it's twice that number though). Also, most large castle complexes (Winterfell, Casterly Rock, Harrenhal, the Red Keep, Highgarden etc) can likely comfortably house populations in the thousands or tens of thousands within their walls or in towns outside. I won't list them though, I will list some of the smaller towns with populations in the thousands.

The Regions

The Reach: 10,000,000.

The North: 5,000,000.
The Westerlands: 5,000,000.
The Riverlands: 4,500,000.
The Vale: 4,500,000.
The Crownlands: 3,500,000.
The Stormlands: 3,500,000.
Dorne: 3,000,000.

The Iron Islands: 750,000.

The Land Beyond the Wall: 250,000.

Larger Settlements (known so far)

King's Landing: 500,000.

Oldtown: 450,000

Lannisport: 250,000.

Gulltown: 200,000.

White Harbor: 100,000.

Duskendale 50,000.

Barrowton: 30,000.

Stony Sept: 30,000.

Maidenpool: 30,000.

The shadow city: 30,000.

Planky Town: 15,000.

Lord Hewett's Town: 15,000.

Settlements of The East, not counting surrounding lands

Lorath: 200,000

Braavos: 750,000.
Pentos: 550,000

Norvos: 350,000

Qohor: 350,000

Myr: 350,000

Tyrosh: 300,000

Lys: 150,000

Volantis: 750,000

Selhorys: 100,000.

Valysar: 100,000.

Volon Therys: 100,000.

Meereen: 450,000.
Yunkai: 150,000.

Astapor: 250,000.

New Ghis: 600,000

Qarth : 800,000

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I think you are giving the Free Cities a completely unreal population. It's impossible for a medieval city to reach 1.5 million.


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