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The world's largest cities
Cities ranked 1 to 100

Capital letters denote country capital cities. Our tables provide population figures for cities with legally defined boundaries, with recognised urban status and with its own local government. The figures do not take into account suburban settlements or other heavily populated areas outside city boundaries. Greater urban areas are described and ranked on separate pages.

THE LARGEST CITIES IN THE WORLD AND THEIR MAYORS 2010
Introduction
Cities by size: 1 to 150 | 151 to 300 | 301 to 450 | 451 to 550 |
Cities in alphabetical order: A to D | E to L | M to R | S to Z |
Cities by countries: A to D | E to L | M to R | S to Z |


LARGEST CITIES
Cities ranked 1 to 100 | Cities ranked 101 to 200 | Cities ranked 201 to 300
| Ranking of urban areas | Urban slums | Capital cities | Europe's 500 largest cities |

LARGEST CITIES RANKED BY LAND AREA, POPULATION AND DENSITY
Introduction & methodology
Land area:
Cities ranked 1 to 125 | Cities ranked 126 to 250 |
Population:
Cities ranked 1 to 125 | Cities ranked 126 to 250 |
Population density:
Cities ranked 1 to 125 | Cities ranked 126 to 250 |


LARGEST URBAN AREAS:
Introduction
In 2006: Urban areas ranked 1 to 100 | Urban areas ranked 101 to 200 | Urban areas ranked 201 to 300 | Urban areas ranked 301 to 400 |
In 2020: Urban areas ranked 1 to 100 | Urban areas ranked 101 to 200 | Urban areas ranked 201 to 300 | Urban areas ranked 301 to 400 |

FASTEST GROWING URBAN AREAS:
Urban areas ranked 1 to 100 | Urban areas ranked 101 to 200 | Urban areas ranked 201 to 300 |

ALPHABETICAL INDEX OF URBAN AREAS:
Urban areas A to D | Urban areas E to L | Urban areas M to R | Urban areas S to Z |

RICHEST CITIES BY GDP
Introduction | 150 richest cities in 2005 | 150 richest cities in 2020 | Europe's richest cities |

RICHEST CITIES BY PERSONAL EARNINGS
70 richest cities


Cities ranked 1 to 100
Rank
City Country Population
1
SEOUL South Korea 10,231,000
2
São Paulo Brazil 10,009,000
3
Bombay India 9,925,000
4
JAKARTA Indonesia 9,373,000
5
Karachi Pakistan 9,339,000
6
MOSKVA (Moscow) Russia 8,297,000
7
Istanbul Turkey 8,260,000
8
MEXICO (Mexico City) Mexico 8,235,000
9
Shanghai China 8,214,000
10
TOKYO Japan 8,130,000
11
New York (NY) USA 8,008,000
12
BANGKOK Thailand 7,506,700
13
BEIJING China 7,362,000
14
Delhi India 7,206,000
15
LONDON UK 7,074,000
16
HongKong China 6,843,000
17
CAIRO Egypt 6,800,000
18
TEHRAN Iran 6,758,000
19
BOGOTA Colombia 6,422,000
20
Bandung Indonesia 5,919,000
21
Tianjin China 5,855,000
22
LIMA Peru 5,681,000
23
Rio de Janeiro Brazil 5,613,000
24
Lahore Pakistan 5,143,000
25
Bogor Indonesia 5,000,000
26
SANTIAGO Chile 4,788,000
27
St Petersburg Russia 4,678,000
28
Shenyang China 4,669,000
29
Calcutta India 4,399,000
30
Wuhan China 4,040,000
31
Sydney Australia 4,031,000
32
Guangzhou China 3,935,000
33
SINGAPORE Singapore 3,894,000
34
Madras India 3,841,000
35
BAGHDAD Iraq 3,841,000
36
Pusan South Korea 3,814,000
37
Los Angeles (CA) USA 3,694,000
38
Yokohama Japan 3,426,000
39
DHAKA Bangladesh 3,397,000
40
BERLIN Germany 3,386,000
41
Alexandria Egypt 3,339,000
42
Bangalore India 3,302,000
43
Malang Indonesia 3,173,000
44
Hyderabad India 3,145,000
45
Chongqing China 3,127,000
46
Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam 3,015,000
47
Haerbin China 2,990,000
48
ANKARA Turkey 2,984,000
49
BUENOS AIRES Argentina 2,965,000
50
Chengdu China 2,954,000
51
Ahmedabad India 2,954,000
52
Casablanca Morocco 2,943,000
53
Chicago (IL) USA 2,896,000
54
Xian China 2,872,000
55
MADRID Spain 2,823,000
56
Surabaya Indonesia 2,801,000
57
PYONGYANG NorthKorea 2,741,000
58
Nanjing China 2,678,000
59
KINSHASA Congo (Zaire) 2,664,000
60
ROMA Italy 2,648,000
61
Taipei China 2,640,000
62
Osaka Japan 2,598,000
63
KIEV Ukraine 2,589,000
64
YANGON Myanmar 2,513,000
65
Toronto Canada 2,500,000
66
Zibo China 2,484,000
67
Dalian China 2,483,000
68
Taegu South Korea 2,449,000
69
ADDIS ABABA Ethopia 2,424,000
70
Jinan China 2,403,000
71
Salvador Brazil 2,331,000
72
Inchon South Korea 2,308,000
73
Semarang Indonesia 2,221,000
74
Giza Egypt 2,221,000
75
Changchun China 2,192,000
76
Havanna Cuba 2,192,000
77
Nagoya Japan 2,171,000
78
Belo Horizonte Brazil 2,154,000
79
PARIS France 2,152,000
80
TASHKENT Uzbekistan 2,142,000
81
Fortaleza Brazil 2,139,000
82
Sukabumi Indonesia 2,137,000
83
Cali Colombia 2,128,000
84
Guayaquil Ecuador 2,117,000
85
Qingdao China 2,101,000
86
Izmir Turkey 2,081,000
87
Cirebon Indonesia 2,080,000
88
Taiyuan China 2,051,000
89
BRASILIA Brazil 2,016,000
90
BUCURESTI Romania 2,016,000
91
Faisalabad Pakistan 2,008,000
92
Quezon City Philippines 1,989,000
93
Medan Indonesia 1,988,000
94
Houston (TX) USA 1,953,000
95
Abidjan Côte d’Ivorie 1,929,000
96
Mashhad Iran 1,887,000
97
Medellín Colombia 1,885,000
98
Kanpur India 1,879,000
99
BUDAPEST Hungary 1,825,000
100
CARACAS Venezuela 1,823,000

Introduction | Cities ranked 1 to 100 | Cities ranked 101 to 200 | Cities ranked 201 to 300 | World's largest urban areas | Ranking of urban areas | Urban slums | Capital cities |


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