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Countries with the
largest cities in the world

March 2018: The below table ranks cities by city population but also provide data on the size of metro areas. Capital letters denote national capital cities.

The research was carried out during 2017 and early 2018. For the population data, the researchers consulted numerous national and international sources and in cases of large statistical inconsistencies elected to publish cautious averages. The figures for city populations comprise the number of residents within the unified administrative areas of cities, while the data for metro populations include residents of urban areas that are socially, culturally and economically dependent on the core city.

Please note, there is no internationally agreed definition of metro areas. Readers and scholars are invited to inform of any discrepancies and/or provide missing facts and figures.



Countries (A to Z) with largest cities in the world
World rank
City
(caps denote capital cities)
Country
City population
Metro population
75
KABUL Afghanistan
3,678,000
3,678,000
85
ALGIERS Algeria
3,336,000
5,000,000
149
LUANDA Angola
2,108,000
2,825,000
105
BUENOS AIRES Argentina
2,900,000
12,740,000
199
Cordoba Argentina
1,587,000
3,645,000
249
Rosario Argentina
1,194,000
1,276,000
271
Yerevan Armenia
1,074,000
1,074,000
56
Sydney Australia
5,005,000
5,005,000
58
Melbourne Australia
4,641,000
4,641,000
135
Brisbane Australia
2,350,000
3,500,000
159
Perth Australia
1,980,000
1,980,000
232
Adelaide Australia
1,326,000
1,326,000
166
Vienna Austria
1,868,000
2,600,000
147
Baku Azerbaijan
2,122,000
2,724,000
5
DHAKA Bangladesh
14,543,000
18,898,000
120
Chittagong Bangladesh
2,581,000
4,009,000
295
Khulna Bangladesh
653,000
1,500,000
163
MINSK Belarus
1,922,000
2,101,000
192
Santa Cruz Bolivia
1,640,000
3,078,000
292
LA PAZ Bolivia
790,000
2,630,000
11
Sao Paulo Brazil
12,038,000
21,243,000
41
Rio de Janeiro Brazil
6,454,000
12,281,000
101
BRASILIA Brazil
2,978,000
2,978,000
104
Salvador Brazil
2,913,000
3,920,000
119
Fortaleza Brazil
2,610,000
4,019,000
127
Belo Horizonte Brazil
2,502,000
5,156,000
153
Manaus Brazil
2,094,000
2,569,000
165
Curitiba Brazil
1,880,000
3,434,000
193
Recife Brazil
1,626,000
3,996,000
210
Porto Alegre Brazil
1,510,000
4,405,000
222
Goiania Brazil
1,449,000
2,459,000
223
Belem Brazil
1,440,000
2,249,000
233
Guarulhos Brazil
1,325,000
1,325,000
252
Campinas Brazil
1,164,000
2,633,000
242
SOFIA Bulgaria
1,260,000
1,680,000
212
PHNOM PENH Cambodia
1,502,000
1,502,000
124
YAOUNDE Cameroon
2,535,000
2,765,000
129
Douala Cameroon
2,447,000
3,000,000
112
Toronto Canada
2,731,000
5,928,000
183
Montreal Canada
1,704,000
4,099,000
45
SANTIAGO Chile
6,158,000
6,582,000
1
Shanghai China
24,153,000
34,000,000
2
BEIJING China
18,590,000
24,900,000
9
Tianjin China
12,784,000
15,469,000
12
Shenzhen China
11,908,000
11,980,000
13
Guangzhou China
11,548,000
14,044,000
15
Wuhan China
10,608,000
10,608,000
18
Chengdu China
10,152,000
14,427,000
26
Xian China
8,705,000
13,560,000
29
Nanjing China
8,460,000
8,460,000
33
Chongquin China
8,165,500
18,380,000
37
Hong Kong China
7,234,800
39
Hangzhou China
7,082,000
9,188,000
42
Zhengzhou China
6,406,000
9,468,000
43
Shenyang China
6,255,000
8,106,000
44
Qingdao China
6,188,000
9,046,000
46
Dalian China
5,900,000
6,700,000
49
Suzhou China
5,468,000
10,578,000
51
Harbin China
5,282,000
6,704,000
57
Jinan China
4,694,000
7,068,000
59
Changsha China
4,597,000
7,432,000
61
Fuzhou China
4,468,000
7,200,000
65
Shiziahuang China
4,303,000
10,701,000
68
Nanning China
4,037,000
6,914,000
72
Kunming China
3,891,000
6,626,000
73
Changchun China
3,815,000
7,674,000
78
Urumqi China
3,550,000
3,550,000
79
Wuxi China
3,542,000
6,372,000
88
Hefei China
3,310,000
5,484,000
89
Changzhou China
3,290,000
4,592,000
90
Taiyuan China
3,212,000
4,202,000
92
Tangshan China
3,187,000
7,577,000
95
Zibo China
3,129,000
4,131,000
99
Guiyang China
3,037,000
4,024,000
118
Xuzhou China
2,623,000
3,054,000
134
Nanchang China
2,357,000
5,043,000
145
Kowloon China
2,204,000
2,204,000
146
Lanzhou China
2,177,000
3,616,000
154
Baotou China
2,071,000
2,650,000
160
Jilin China
1,975,000
4,414,000
168
Luoyang China
1,857,000
1,926,000
171
Datong China
1,787,000
3,318,000
209
Anshan China
1,529,000
3,645,000
218
Qiqihar China
1,482,000
5,367,000
228
Foshan China
1,410,000
2,190,000
289
Handan China
941,000
2,846,000
34
BOGOTA Colombia
8,081,000
9,800,000
130
Medellin Colombia
2,441,000
3,731,000
132
Cali Colombia
2,401,000
3,400,000
257
Barranquilla Columbia
1,148,000
2,371,000
185
BRAZZAVILLE Congo B R
1,700,000
1,840,000
213
Lubumbashi Congo D R
1,500,000
1,794,000
19
KINSHASA Congo D.R.
10,125,000
21,265,000
151
HAVANA Cuba
2,106,000
2,125,000
240
PRAGUE Czech Republic
1,280,000
2,156,000
239
COPENHAGEN Denmark
1,296,000
2,037,000
286
SANTO DOMINGO Dominican Republic
965,000
3,776,000
81
Guayaquil Ecuador
3,500,000
5,000,000
116
QUITO Ecuador
2,671,000
4,700,000
22
CAIRO Egypt
9,500,000
20,440,000
69
Alexandria Egypt
4,028,000
4,984,000
77
Giza Egypt
3,628,000
3,628,000
269
Shubra El Kheima Egypt
1,099,000
1,099,000
84
ADDIS ABABA Ethiopia
3,385,000
4,567,000
142
PARIS France
2,230,000
12,405,000
263
TBILISI Georgia
1,118,000
1,485,000
76
BERLIN Germany
3,671,000
6,004,000
170
Hamburg Germany
1,787,000
5,046,000
221
Munich Germany
1,450,000
2,606,000
143
ACCRA Ghana
2,227,000
4,000,000
148
GUATAMALA CITY Guatemala
2,110,000
4,500,000
191
CONAKRY Guinea
1,661,000
2,000,000
282
PORT-AU-PRINCE Haiti
988,000
2,619,000
275
Tegucigalpa Honduras
1,055,000
1,157,000
174
BUDAPEST Hungary
1,760,000
2,928,000
10
Mumbai (Bombay) India
12,400,000
27,750,000
14
DELHI India
11,035,000
26,454,000
30
Bangalore India
8,444,000
8,729,000
38
Chennai India
7,088,000
8,653,000
40
Hyderabad India
6,809,000
7,749,000
48
Ahmadabad India
5,577,000
6,357,000
60
Kolkata India
4,497,000
14,618,000
62
Surat India
4,467,000
4,591,000
96
Pune India
3,124,000
5,057,000
98
Jaipur India
3,046,000
3,046,000
103
Kanpur India
2,920,000
4,152,000
110
Lucknow India
2,817,000
2,902,000
131
Nagpur India
2,405,000
2,498,000
176
Bhopal India
1,745,000
1,864,000
179
Pimpri Chinchwad India
1,729,000
1,729,000
188
Patna India
1,683,000
2,046,000
190
Vadodara India
1,671,000
2,065,000
195
Ludhiana India
1,619,000
1,619,000
200
Agra India
1,585,000
1,760,000
217
Nashik India
1,487,000
1,863,000
230
Rajkot India
1,390,000
1,443,000
236
Meerut India
1,309,000
1,425,000
246
Varanasi India
1,201,000
1,435,000
248
Indore India
1,194,000
2,170,000
259
Jodphur India
1,138,000
1,138,000
260
Amritsar India
1,132,000
1,183,000
266
Allahabad India
1,110,000
1,210,000
272
Ranchi India
1,073,000
1,127,000
273
Haora India
1,072,000
1,072,000
21
JAKARTA Indonesia
9,608,000
30,214,000
108
Surabaya Indonesia
2,865,000
6,485,000
122
Bandung Indonesia
2,575,000
8,465,000
156
Medan Indonesia
2,047,000
4,103,000
181
Palembang Indonesia
1,708,000
1,708,000
198
Makassar Indonesia
1,600,000
1,980,000
205
Semarang Indonesia
1,555,000
3,184,000
24
TEHRAN Iran
8,847,000
15,233,000
87
Mashhad Iran
3,312,000
3,372,000
141
Isfahen Iran
2,243,000
3,793,000
172
Tabriz Iran
1,773,000
1,773,000
220
Shiraz Iran
1,461,000
2,353,000
25
BAGHDAD Iraq
8,765,000
111
Basrah Iraq
2,750,000
2,750,000
196
Irbil Iraq
1,610,000
1,750,000
294
Mosul Iraq
670,000
1,350,000
107
ROME Italy
2,877,000
4,353,000
231
Milan Italy
1,369,000
3,206,000
285
Napoli Italy
974,000
4,400,000
63
Abidjan Ivory Coast
4,396,000
4,707,000
6
TOKYO Japan
13,617,000
37,800,000
74
Yokohama Japan
3,733,000
3,733,000
117
Osaka Japan
2,668,000
19,342,000
139
Nagoya Japan
2,283,000
9,107,000
161
Sapporo Japan
1,947,000
5,377,435
206
Fukuoka Japan
1,551,000
5,590,000
208
Kobe Japan
1,537,000
1,537,000
219
Kyoto Japan
1,475,000
1,475,000
225
Kawasaki Japan
1,437,000
1,437,000
247
Hiroshima Japan
1,196,000
2,040,000
274
Sendai Japan
1,063,000
1,063,000
287
Kitakyushu Japan
963,000
963,000
70
AMMAN Jordan
4,008,000
4,008,000
184
ALMATY Kazakhstan
1,704,000
1,948,000
94
NAIROBI Kenya
3,138,000
6,547,000
300
BEIRUT Lebanon
361,000
2,200,000
262
TRIPOLI Libya
1,126,000
1,126,000
296
Benghazi Libya
632,000
1,110,000
173
KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia
1,768,000
7,200,000
23
MEXICO CITY Mexico
8,919,000
20,400,000
128
Puebla Mexico
2,500,000
2,929,000
186
Tijuana Mexico
1,697,000
1,896,000
187
Ecatepec Mexico
1,687,000
1,689,000
201
Leon Mexico
1,578,000
1,630,000
215
Guadalajara Mexico
1,495,000
4,424,000
234
Ciudad Juarez Mexico
1,321,000
2,539,000
254
Zapopan Mexico
1,156,000
1,280,000
261
Monterrey Mexico
1,131,000
4,560,000
267
Nezahualcoyotl Mexico
1,110,000
1,110,000
280
Mexicali Mexico
996,000
1,102,000
55
Casablanca Morocco
5,118,000
6,861,000
298
RABAT Morocco
578,000
2,120,000
243
MAPUTO Mozambique
1,258,000
1,782,000
54
Yangon Myanmar (Burma)
5,160,000
7,360,000
144
MANAGUA Nicaragua
2,206,000
2,561,000
35
Lagos Nigeria
8,048,000
16,060,000
86
Kano Nigeria
3,333,000
3,333,000
97
Ibadan Nigeria
3,050,000
3,520,000
164
Maiduguri Nigeria
1,900,000
1,900,000
167
Port Harcourt Nigeria
1,865,000
1,865,000
214
Benin Nigeria
1,496,000
1,496,000
238
Kaduna Nigeria
1,300,000
1,300,000
121
PYONGYANG North Korea
2,581,000
2,581,000
3
Karachi Pakistan
18,000,000
27,506,000
16
Lahore Pakistan
10,355,000
67
Faisalabad Pakistan
4,075,000
4,075,000
83
Hyderabad Pakistan
3,429,000
3,429,000
91
Rawalpindi Pakistan
3,189,000
3,189,000
113
Gujranwala Pakistan
2,723,000
2,723,000
155
Multan Pakistan
2,050,000
3,117,000
283
Peshawar Pakistan
982,000
1,755,000
20
LIMA Peru
9,752,000
10,852,000
8
MANILA Philippines
12,877,000
22,710,000
175
WARSAW Poland
1,749,000
3,101,000
150
BUCHAREST Romania
2,106,000
2,281,000
7
MOSCOW Russia
13,197,596
17,900,000
50
St Petersburg Russia
5,323,000
7,500,000
203
Novosibirsk Russia
1,567,000
1,567,000
227
Ekaterinburg Russia
1,428,000
1,428,000
244
Nizhny Novgorod Russia
1,251,000
3,310,000
245
Kazan Russia
1,217,000
1,217,000
250
Samara Russia
1,172,000
1,172,000
255
Chelyabinsk Russia
1,156,000
1,156,000
256
Omsk Russia
1,154,000
1,154,000
264
Rostov on Don Russia
1,115,000
1,115,000
265
Ufa Russia
1,111,000
1,111,000
277
Perm Russia
1,041,000
1,041,000
278
Volgograd Russia
1,021,000
1,021,000
36
RIYADH Saudi Arabia
7,506,000
7,506,000
66
Jeddah Saudi Arabia
4,276,000
4,276,000
189
Mecca Saudi Arabia
1,675,000
1,675,000
293
Medina Saudi Arabia
785,000
1,183,000
258
DAKAR Senegal
1,147,000
2,452,000
251
BELGRADE Serbia
1,166,000
1,659,000
276
FREETOWN Sierra Leone
1,050,000
1,050,000
47
SINGAPORE Singapore
5,607,000
5,607,000
140
MOGADISHU Somalia
2,265,000
2,265,000
102
TSHWANE (PRETORIA) South Africa
2,922,000
2,922,000
241
Soweto South Africa
1,271,000
1,271,000
288
Johannesburg South Africa
957,000
4,435,000
297
Durban South Africa
595,000
3,842,000
299
Capetown South Africa
433,000
3,740,000
17
Seoul South Korea
10,290,000
25,600,000
80
Busan South Korea
3,526,000
8,202,000
100
Incheon South Korea
3,002,000
3,002,000
125
Daegu South Korea
2,522,000
5,020,000
211
Daejon South Korea
1,507,000
1,548,000
216
Gwangju South Korea
1,494,000
1,494,000
253
Ulsan South Korea
1,163,000
1,163,000
281
Seongnam South Korea
994,000
994,000
93
MADRID Spain
3,141,000
6,240,000
197
Barcelona Spain
1,605,000
4,740,000
53
KHARTOUM Sudan
5,185,000
5,185,000
133
Omdurman Sudan
2,396,000
2,396,000
290
STOCKHOLM Sweden
936,000
2,226,000
169
Aleppo(Halab) Syria
1,800,000
1,800,000
180
DAMASCUS Syria
1,711,000
5,000,000
115
TAIPEI Taiwan
2,705,000
8,500,000
123
Kaohsiung Taiwan
2,540,000
2,779,000
126
Taichung Taiwan
2,520,000
2,752,000
64
DAR ES SALAAM Tanzania
4,364,000
4,364,000
32
BANGKOK Thailand
8,281,000
14,566,000
270
TUNIS Tunisia
1,096,000
2,643,000
4
Istanbul Turkey
14,657,000
14,804,000
52
ANKARA Turkey
5,271,000
6,280,000
109
Izmir Turkey
2,848,000
4,113,000
136
Bursa Turkey
2,340,000
2,842,000
178
Adana Turkey
1,730,000
1,730,000
27
LONDON UK
8,674,000
13,880,000
268
Birmingham UK
1,102,000
2,441,000
106
KIEV Ukraine
2,900,000
3,375,000
226
Kharkiv Ukraine
1,431,000
1,732,000
279
Odessa Ukraine
1,016,000
1,016,000
284
Dnipropetrovsk Ukraine
979,000
1,460,000
291
Donetsk Ukraine
929,000
2,010,000
235
MONTEVIDEO Uruguay
1,319,000
1,947,000
28
New York City USA
8,550,000
23,724,000
71
Los Angeles USA
3,976,000
13,131,000
114
Chicago USA
2,720,000
9.513.000
138
Houston USA
2,296,000
6,313,000
202
Philadelphia USA
1,567,000
6,069,000
204
Phoenix USA
1,563,000
4,574,000
224
San Antonio USA
1,437,000
2,329,000
229
San Diego USA
1,395,000
4,923,000
237
Dallas USA
1,300,000
7,246,000
137
TASHKENT Uzbekistan
2,310,000
2,310,000
157
Maracaibo Venezuela
2,002,000
2,451,000
158
Barquisimeto Venezuela
1,996,000
1,996,000
162
CARACAS Venezuela
1,944,000
2,924,000
207
Valencia Venezuela
1,541,000
1,827,000
31
Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam
8,426,000
10,050,000
82
HANOI Vietnam
3,435,000
7.588,000
152
Haiphong Vietnam
2,103,000
2,103,000
182
SANAA Yemen
1,708,000
1,708,000
177
LUSAKA Zambia
1,743,000
2,467,000
194
HARARE Zimbabwe
1,619,000
2,800,000
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