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The largest cities in the
world and their mayors

Countries listed in alphabetical order A to D

The tables list cities in alphabetical order of their countries. The tables provide city and metro population date. The column ‘mayor’ names the men and women who are carry out political and executive functions. They include elected and appointed mayors, city governors and executive city council leaders. Capital letters denote national capital cities.

The research was carried out in 2010 and early 2011. For the population data City Mayors consulted numerous national and international sources and in cases of large statistical inconsistencies elected to publish cautious averages. Readers and scholars are invited to inform of any discrepancies and/or provide missing facts and figures. The data is updated monthly. Please insert ‘Largest cities 2010’ in the subject line of any email.

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TABLES:
By size of cities: 1 to 150 | 151 to 300 | 301 to 450 | 451 to 600 |
City by city: A to D | E to L | M to R | S to Z |
Country by country: A to D | E to L | M to R | S to Z |
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Largest cities and their mayors in 2011 (Countries A to D)

NB
Metro population figures for China are often those of their prefectures; n/r = not ranked
World rank
City
Country
City
population
Metro
population
Mayor
64
KABUL Afghanistan
3,586,000
4,000,000
Mohammad Yunus Noandesh
211
ALGIERS Algeria
1,520,000
3,354,000
Tayeb Zitouni
547
Oran Algeria
683,000
772,000
Saddek Benkada
41
LUANDA Angola
4,799,000
5,500,000
José Maria Ferraz dos Santos
6
BUENOS AIRES Argentina
11,655,000
12,924,000
Mauricio Macri
288
Cordoba Argentina
1,310,000
1,528,000
Daniel Giacomino
307
La Matanza Argentina
1,255,000
n/k
343
Rosario Argentina
1,160,000
1,358,000
Miguel Lifschitz
535
La Plata Argentina
710,000
833,000
Pablo Bruera
n/r
Tucuman Argentina
528,000
830,000
Domingo Amaya
n/r
Mendoza Argentina
113,000
849,000
Víctor Fayad
365
YEREVAN Armenia
1,108,000
1,246,000
Gagik Beglaryan
48
Sydney Australia
4,400,000
Clover Moore
61
Melbourne Australia
3,635,000
3,3635,000
Robert Doyle
193
Perth Australia
1,603,000
Lisa Scaffidi
204
Brisbane Australia
1,544,000
1,544,000
Campbell Newman
296
Adelaide Australia
1,290,000
Stephen Yarwood
180
VIENNA Austria
1,681,000
2,269,000
Michael Häupl
138
BAKU Azerbaijan
2,040,000
2,072,000
Hajibala Abutalybov
19
DHAKA Bangladesh
7,940,000
12,797,000
Sadeque Hossain Khosa
100
Chittagong Bangladesh
2,580,000
3,858,000
Mohammed Manjur Alam
463
Khulna Bangladesh
856,000
1,388,000
Talukder Abdul Khaleque
155
MINSK Belarus
1,831,000
Nikolai Ladutko
427
BRUSSELS Belgium
958,000
1,740,000
Freddy Thielemans
n/r
Antwerp Belgium
444,000
948,000
Patrick Janssens
n/r
Gent Belgium
233,000
Daniël Termont
n/r
Bruges Belgium
117,000
Patrick Moenaert
196
Santa Cruz Bolivia
1,595,000
1,863,000
Percy Fernandez
212
LA PAZ Bolivia
1,517,000
1,551,000
Luis Antonio Revilla Herrero
568
Cochabamba Bolivia
608,000
798,000
n/k
9
Sao Paulo Brazil
11,038,000
19,890,000
Fernando Haddad
31
Rio de Janeiro Brazil
6,093,000
14,387,000
Eduardo Paes
79
Salvador da Bahia Brazil
2,998,000
3,173,000
João Henrique Carneiro
108
Fortaleza Brazil
2,506,000
3,415,000
Luizianne Lins
114
Belo Horizonte Brazil
2,453,000
5,397,000
Marcio Lacerda
134
BRASILIA Brazil
2,089,000
2,090,000
José Roberto Arruda
153
Curitiba Brazil
1,851,000
3,261,000
Carlos Richa
173
Manaus Brazil
1,739,000
1,924,000
Amazonino Mendes
200
Recife Brazil
1,561,000
3,769,000
João da Costa Bezerra Filho
251
Belem Brazil
1,409,000
1,913,000
Duciomar Costa
273
Porto Alegre Brazil
1,355,000
3,646,000
José Fortunati
300
Guarulhos Brazil
1,283,000
1,500,000
Sebastião Moreira
301
Goiania Brazil
1,282,000
2,064,000
Íris Rezende Machado
386
Campinas Brazil
1,059,000
3,200,000
Hélio de Oliveira Santos
417
Sao Luis Brazil
987,000
1,228,000
João Castelo
419
Sao Goncalo Brazil
973,000
1.221,000
n/k
437
Maceio Brazil
922,000
1,100,000
José Cícero Soares de Almeida
453
Teresina Brazil
893,000
949,000
Silvio Mendes
462
Duque de Caxias Brazil
864,000
1,000,000
José Camilo Zito dos Santos Filho
469
Nova Iguacu Brazil
846,000
959,000
Lindberg Farias
503
Natal Brazil
790,000
1,100,000
n/k
507
Sao Bernardo do Campo Brazil
783,000
Luiz Marinho
538
Joao Pessoa Brazil
702,000
984,000
Ricardo Coutinho
567
Sao Jose dos Campos Brazil
611,000
794,000
Eduardo Cury
591
Ribeirao Preto Brazil
547,000
789,000
Dárcy Vera
n/r
Santos Brazil
418,000
1,477,000
João Paulo Tavares Papa
n/r
Vitoria Brazil
313,000
1,628,000
João Carlos Coser
n/r
Colombo Brazil
247,000
2,160,000
José Antonio Camargo
252
SOFIA Bulgaria
1,403,000
1,455,000
Yordanka Fandukova
225
OUAGADOUGOU Burkina Faso
1,475,000
1,727,000
Simon Compaoré
314
PHNOM PENH Cambodia
1,242,000
2,001,000
Keb Chutema
242
YAOUNDÉ Cameroon
1,430,000
1,550,000
n/k
263
Douala Cameroon
1,382,000
2,000,000
n/k
101
Toronto Canada
2,571,000
5,100,000
Rob Ford
189
Montreal Canada
1,621,000
3,636,000
Gérald Tremblay
416
Calgary Canada
988,000
1,080,000
Naheed Nenshi
483
OTTAWA Canada
815,000
1,131,000
Larry O'Brien
526
Edmonton Canada
730,000
1,035,000
Stephen Mandel
580
Vancouver Canada
580,000
2,120,000
Gregor Robertson
n/r
Québec Canada
495,000
717,000
Régis Labeaume
560
BANGUI Central African Republic
652,000
789,000
n/k
35
SANTIAGO Chile
5,278,000
6,677,000
Pablo Zalaquett Said
n/r
Concepción Chile
404,000
978,000
Jacqueline van Rysselberghe
n/r
Valparaiso Chile
301,000
904,000
Aldo Cornej
2
Shanghai China
14,900,000
19,200,000
Han Zheng
4
BEIJING China
12,460,000
17,550,000
Guo Jinlong
24
Tianjin China
7,500,000
11,750,000
Huang Xingguo
27
Hong Kong China
7,055,000
Donald Tsang
28
Guangzhou China
6,458,000
10,182,000
Wan Qingliang
29
Dongguan China
6,446,000
7,650,000
Li Yuquan
37
Shenyang China
5,090,000
7,760,000
Li Yingjie
38
Chongqing China
5,087,000
9,700,000
Huang Qifan
42
Harbin China
4,755,000
9,874,000
Zhang Xiaolian
46
Wuhan China
4,500,000
6,200,000
Ruan Chengfa
49
Chengdu China
4,334,000
11,000,000
Ge Honglin
50
Shenzhen China
4,320,000
8,616,000
Xy Qin
51
Nanjing China
4,150,000
7,600,000
Ji Jianye
65
Changchun China
3,581,000
7,460,000
Cui Jie
67
Guiyang China
3,450,000
Yuan Zhou
69
Hangzhou China
3,408,000
6,776,000
Cai Qi
76
Kunming China
3,100,000
6,800,000
Zhang Zulin
83
Zibo China
2,850,000
4,200,000
Liu Huiyan
86
Huludao China
2,787,000
Sun Zhaolin
88
Qingdao China
2,755,000
7,580,000
Xia Geng
89
Changsha China
2,744,000
6,140,000
Zhang Jiangfei
91
Fuzhou (Fujian) China
2,710,000
6,630,000
Yuan Rongxiang
93
Xian China
2,670,000
4,480,000
Chen Baogen
97
Shijiazhuang China
2,630,000
9,600,000
Ai Wenli
99
Zhengzhou China
2,600,000
4,510,000
Zhao Jiancai
103
Taiyuan China
2,550,000
3,400,000
Zhang Bingsheng
109
Baoshan China
2,500,000
Xiong Qinghua
111
Zhongshan China
2,495,000
n/k
112
Xiamen China
2,490,000
Liu Cigui
113
Chaoyang China
2,471,000
Zhang Tiemin
115
Nanning China
2,450,000
6,480,000
Huang Fangfang
119
Suzhou China
2,383,000
6,298,000
Yan Li
123
Linyi China
2,300,000
10,080,000
Lian Chengmin
124
Dalian China
2,270,000
3,478,000
Li Wancai
130
Ningbo China
2,201,000
5,600,000
Mao Guanglie
135
Lanzhou China
2,088,000
3,300,000
Zhang Jinliang
136
Changzhou China
2,086,000
3,570,000
Wang Weicheng
139
Kowloon China
2,020,000
2,200,000
Wong Kwok-keung
142
Tangshan China
1,980,000
7,100,000
Zhang Guodong
143
Jilin China
1,953,000
4,523,000
Zhang Xiaopei
144
Nanchong China
1,950,000
7,300,000
Liu Hongjian
149
Jinan China
1,900,000
2,444,000
Zhang Jianguo
152
Macheng China
1,880,000
n/k
154
Nanchang China
1,844,000
3.790,000
Hu Xian
156
Xuzhou China
1,830,000
9,410,000
Cao Xinping
159
Huzhou China
1,800,000
2,700,000
Ma Yi
161
Suzhou Anhui China
1,800,000
5,600,000
Tang Chengpei
162
Urumqi China
1,800,000
2,680,000
Jerla Isamudin
163
Yantai China
1,800,000
6,500,000
Zhang Jiangting
165
Tianmen China
1,790,000
n/k
167
Shantou China
1,770,000
4,972,000
Cai Zong Ze
169
Hefei China
1,750,000
4,867,000
Wu Cunrong
170
Tengzhou China
1,750,000
Du Yongguang
171
Wuxi China
1,750,000
2,230,000
Mao Xiaoping
174
Fuyang China
1,720,000
Sun Yunfei
181
Suizhou China
1,680,000
Li Hongyun
185
Gaozhou China
1,650,000
n/k
186
Taian China
1,650,000
5,500,000
Li Hongfeng
188
Tianshui China
1,630,000
3,450,000
Li Wenqing
191
Shangqiu China
1,610,000
8,220,000
Tao Minglun
201
Neijiang China
1,560,000
n/k
207
Hechuan China
1,530,000
n/k
210
Taizhou China
1,528,000
5,741,000
Wu Weirong
215
Guigang China
1,500,000
4,400,000
n/k
217
Luoyang China
1,500,000
1,499,000
Guo Hongchang
220
Quanzhou China
1,490,000
7,790,000
Zhu Ming
224
Nanan China
1,480,000
Chen Law
223
Xintai China
1,480,000
Liu Daqun
230
Xinyang China
1,460,000
Guo Ruimin
232
Rugao China
1,453,000
Ding Dawei
233
Anyang China
1,450,000
3,000,000
Zhang Xiaodong
235
Weifang China
1,450,000
8,500,000
Xu Liquan
236
Zhanjiang China
1,450,000
6,900,000
Ruan Risheng
238
Fushun China
1,445,000
2,300,000
Wang Yang
240
Qiqihaer China
1,439,000
6,011,000
Liu Gang
241
Jianyang China
1,430,000
n/k
245
Guiping China
1,420,000
n/k
246
Huazhou China
1,420,000
n/k
254
Changde China
1,400,000
6,000,000
Chen Wenhao
257
Tongzhou China
1,400,000
Ding Dawei
260
Handan China
1,390,000
8,500,000
Guo Dajian
262
Suining China
1,385,000
3,500,000
n/k
265
Liuyang China
1,380,000
Liang Zhong
266
Luzhou China
1,380,000
4,800,000
Liu Guoqiang
274
Taixing China
1,355,000
Gao Yazi
275
Bozhou China
1,352,000
Liu Jian
277
Jinjiang China
1,350,000
Kenneth Li
278
Lufeng China
1,350,000
n/k
279
Yongcheng China
1,347,000
n/k
280
Guilin China
1,340,000
Li Zhigang
281
Pingdu China
1,340,000
n/k
287
Baotou China
1,318,000
1,750,000
Hu Ercha
290
Lianjiang China
1,300,000
Xing Taian
292
Mianyang China
1,300,000
5,200,000
Liu Dong
293
Yiyang China
1,300,000
4,500,000
n/k
297
Anshan China
1,290,000
2,404,000
n/k
299
Rizhao China
1,290,000
Zhao Xiaowei
303
Heze China
1,280,000
Du Changwen
308
Datong China
1,253,000
1,377,000
n/k
310
Fengcheng China
1,250,000
n/k
311
Ruian China
1,250,000
n/k
312
Laiwu China
1,249,000
Ma Pingchang
316
Pingdingshan China
1,230,000
5,200,000
Deng Yongjian
317
Yuzhou China
1,230,000
n/k
319
Cixi China
1,220,000
n/k
321
Huainan China
1,201,000
Cao Yong
322
Anqiu China
1,200,000
n/k
323
Fuqing China
1,200,000
n/k
330
Qianjiang China
1,190,000
n/k
331
Bazhong China
1,186,000
n/k
333
Leqing China
1,183,000
n/k
337
Dongtai China
1,170,000
n/k
341
Guangyuan China
1,160,000
3,037,000
n/k
342
Qidong China
1,160,000
n/k
353
Bijie China
1,130,000
7,188,000
n/k
354
Haicheng China
1,130,000
n/k
357
Leshan China
1,120,000
n/k
361
Jimo China
1,112,000
n/k
362
Jining China
1,110,000
Zhang Zhen Chuan
368
Wafangdian China
1,100,000
n/k
373
Shouguang China
1,090,000
n/k
381
Taishan China
1,070,000
n/k
385
Ezhou China
1,064,000
n/k
388
Jiangdu China
1,053,000
n/k
390
Beiliu China
1,050,000
n/k
391
Gongzhuling China
1,050,000
n/k
392
Changshu China
1,048,000
Wang Xiang
399
Fuzhou (Jiangxi) China
1,020,000
3,700,000
Xìe Yìs®•
400
Yichun China
1,020,000
958,000
Gong Jianhua
402
Mudanjiang China
1,014,000
2,707,000
n/k
413
Baoding China
997,000
n/k
415
Hezhou China
990,000
2,090,000
n/k
422
Wujiang China
970,000
1,500,000
n/k
426
Feicheng China
960,000
n/k
429
Haimen China
950,000
n/k
435
Weinan China
925,000
n/k
445
Songzi China
905,000
n/k
448
Laizhou China
902,000
n/k
454
Danyang China
890,000
n/k
456
Hengyang China
880,000
7,000,000
n/k
457
Honghu China
880,000
n/k
459
Daye China
874,000
n/k
473
Benxi China
830,000
1,567,000
Gang Rui
474
Haikou China
830,000
n/k
480
Hohhot China
820,000
1,041,000
n/k
487
Liuzhou China
810,000
990,000
n/k
490
Bengbu China
809,000
3,470,000
Chen Qitao
499
Daqing China
800,000
2,770,000
n/k
500
Nanyang China
800,000
10,700,000
Huang Xingwei
516
Jixi China
760,000
1,960,000
Zhu, Deyi
521
Ankang China
743,000
n/k
533
Xining China
713,000
894,000
n/k
541
Fuxin China
690,000
969,000
n/k
543
Jinzhou China
690,000
902,000
n/k
551
Zhangjiakou China
680,000
882,000
n/k
574
Kaifeng China
584,000
855,000
n/k
584
Hengyang China
561,000
799,000
n/k
n/r
Panzhihua China
478,000
771,000
n/k
n/r
Liuan China
320,000
1,600,000
Tang Linxiang
n/r
Dongying China
294,000
804,000
n/k
25
BOGOTA Colombia
7,320,000
8,361,000
Samuel Moreno Rojas
104
Cali Colombia
2,525,000
2,801,000
Jorge Ivan Ospina
128
Medellin Colombia
2,223,000
3,312,000
Alonso Salazar Jaramillo
294
Barranquilla Colombia
1,298,000
1,871,000
Alejandro Char Chaljub
452
Cartagena Colombia
893,000
1,240,000
Judith Pinedo
595
Bucaramanga Colombia
542,000
956,000
n/k
352
BRAZZAVILLE Congo Br
1,133,000
1,134,000
n/k
n/r
Pointe Noire Congo Br
527,000
789,000
n/k
18
KINSHASA Congo D.R.
8,200,000
10,100,000
André Kimbuta Yango
347
Lubumbashi Congo D.R.
1,140,000
1,250,000
Moise Katumbi
444
Mbuji-Mayi Congo D.R.
905,000
1,054,000
n/k
497
Kolwezi Congo D.R.
803,000
803,000
n/k
n/r
Kisangani Congo D.R.
510,000
818,000
n/k
n/r
SAN JOSE Costa Rica
357,000
1,370,000
Johnny Araya
495
ZAGREB Croatia
804,000
1,288,000
Milan Bandic
116
HAVANA Cuba
2,430,000
3,700,000
Juan Contino Aslán
315
PRAGUE Czech Republic
1,242,000
1,900,000
Zdenek Tuma
369
COPENHAGEN Denmark
1,096,000
1,096,000
Frank Jensen
80
SANTO DOMINGO Dominican Republic
2,989,000
3,813,000
Roberto Salcedo
284
Santiago de los Caballeros Dominican Republic
1,329,000
1,937.000
Gilberto Serulle

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