Thanks. 8000 is a more likely population for the city as drawn in the various maps, though that's really more of a large town than even a small city, much less a Great City. But I guess as a product line name "The Pretty Big Town" just doesn't have a ring to it, eh?
Remember, Rome was a Great City at its height. It had a population of about 1 million.
Draw us some more maps, don't scale the population down. 50,000 is already pretty small for a Great City (remember: Rome), and 8000 is even worse. More map, not less people!