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The largest cities in the
world and their mayors

Cities listed in alphabetical order S to Z

The tables list cities in alphabetical order. They 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 2011’ 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 (S to Z)

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
n/r Sacramento USA
419,000
1,000,000
Kevin Johnson
432 Safi Morocco
933,000
n/k
n/r Saint Louis USA
371,000
2,850,000
Francis G. Slay
334 Saitama Japan
1,183,000
Hayato Shimizu
470 Sakai Japan
836,000
Keisuke Kiharac
446 Salé Morocco
904,000
n/k
n/r Salt Lake City USA
188,000
1,677,000
Ralph Becker
79 Salvador da Bahia Brazil
2,998,000
3,173,000
João Henrique Carneiro
344 Samara Russia
1,160,000
1,500,000
Viktor Tarkhov
276 San Antonio USA
1,351,000
2,031,000
Julian Castro
305 San Diego USA
1,280,000
3,001,000
Jerry Sanders
491 San Francisco USA
809,000
3,229,000
n/k
n/r SAN JOSE Costa Rica
357,000
1,370,000
Johnny Araya
409 San Jose USA
1,007,000
1,819,000
Chuck Reed
n/r SAN JUAN Puerto Rico
442,000
2,500,000
Jorge A. Santini Padilla
544 San Luis Potosi Mexico
685,000
957,000
Jorge Lozano Armengol
n/r SAN SALVADOR El Salvador
520,000
1,580,000
Norman Quijano
172 SANAA Yemen
1,747,000
2,168,000
Abdulrahman al-Akwaa
196 Santa Cruz Bolivia
1,595,000
1,863,000
Percy Fernandez
35 SANTIAGO Chile
5,278,000
6,677,000
Pablo Zalaquett Said
284 Santiago de los Caballeros Dominican Republic
1,329,000
1,937.000
Gilberto Serulle
494 Santiago de Queretaro Mexico
805,000
1,085,000
Francisco Domínguez Servien
80 SANTO DOMINGO Dominican Republic
2,989,000
3,813,000
Roberto Salcedo
n/r Santos Brazil
418,000
1,477,000
João Paulo Tavares Papa
507 Sao Bernardo do Campo Brazil
783,000
Luiz Marinho
419 Sao Goncalo Brazil
973,000
1.221,000
n/k
567 Sao Jose dos Campos Brazil
611,000
794,000
Eduardo Cury
417 Sao Luis Brazil
987,000
1,228,000
João Castelo
9 Sao Paulo Brazil
11,038,000
19,890,000
Fernando Haddad
148 Sapporo Japan
1,906,000
2,130,000
Fumio Ueda
472 Saratov Russia
831,000
1,100,000
Vyacheslav Leonovich Somov
581 Seattle USA
578,000
3,584,000
Mike McGinn
259 Semarang Indonesia
1,393,000
1,400,000
Soemarmo HS
396 Sendai Japan
1,032,000
1,300,000
Emiko Okuyama
379 Seongnam South Korea
1,073,000
n/k
8 SEOUL South Korea
11,153,000
24,472,000
Oh Se-hoon
537 Sevilla Spain
704,000
1,135,000
lfredo Sánchez Monteseirín
2 Shanghai China
14,900,000
19,200,000
Han Zheng
191 Shangqiu China
1,610,000
8,220,000
Tao Minglun
167 Shantou China
1,770,000
4,972,000
Cai Zong Ze
599 Sheffield UK
535,000
640,000
Paul Scriven
37 Shenyang China
5,090,000
7,760,000
Li Yingjie
50 Shenzhen China
4,320,000
8,616,000
Xy Qin
97 Shijiazhuang China
2,630,000
9,600,000
Ai Wenli
318 Shiraz Iran
1,228,000
1,300,000
Mehran E'temad
530 Shizuoka Japan
718,000
1,211,000
Nabuhiro Tanabe
455 Sholapur India
890,000
890,000
n/k
373 Shouguang China
1,090,000
n/k
39 SINGAPORE Singapore
4,988,000
Lee Hsien Loong
252 SOFIA Bulgaria
1,403,000
1,455,000
Yordanka Fandukova
351 Solapur India
1,134,000
Aruna Vakase
445 Songzi China
905,000
n/k
436 Soweto South Africa
923,000
Amos Masondo (Johannesburg)
440 Srinagar India
915,000
1,050,000
Salman Sagar
43 St Petersburg Russia
4,661,000
4,900,000
Valentina Matviyenko
n/r St. Louis USA
372,000
2,850,000
Francis G Slay
475 STOCKHOLM Sweden
826,000
1,252,000
Sten Nordin
n/r Strasbourg France
273,000
639,000
Roland Rie
570 Stuttgart Germany
600,000
2,330,000
Wolfgang Schuster
412 Subra al-Haymah Egypt
998,000
n/k
262 Suining China
1,385,000
3,500,000
n/k
181 Suizhou China
1,680,000
Li Hongyun
77 Surabaya Indonesia
3,100,000
3,700,000
Bambang D H
600 Surakarta Indonesia
533,000
857,000
n/k
34 Surat India
5,390,000
6,347,000
Rajendra Desai
375 Suwon South Korea
1,087,000
n/k
119 Suzhou China
2,383,000
6,298,000
Yan Li
161 Suzhou Anhui China
1,800,000
5,600,000
Tang Chengpei
48 Sydney Australia
4,400,000
Clover Moore
248 Tabriz Iran
1,420,000
Alireza Novin
186 Taian China
1,650,000
5,500,000
Li Hongfeng
384 Taichung Taiwan
1,065,000
2,700,000
Jason Hu
512 Tainan Taiwan
769,000
785,000
Hsu Tain-tsair
98 TAIPEI Taiwan
2,620,000
6,753,000
Hau Lung-pin
381 Taishan China
1,070,000
n/k
274 Taixing China
1,355,000
Gao Yazi
103 Taiyuan China
2,550,000
3,400,000
Zhang Bingsheng
210 Taizhou China
1,528,000
5,741,000
Wu Weirong
n/r TALLINN Estonia
407,000
Edgar Savisaar
n/r Tampa USA
341,000
2,700,000
Pam Iorio
n/r Tampico Mexico
319,000
775,000
n/k
203 Tangerang Indonesia
1,545,000
Wahidin Halim
536 Tangier Morocco
710,000
n/k
142 Tangshan China
1,980,000
7,100,000
Zhang Guodong
132 TASHKENT Uzbekistan
2,180,000
3,400,000
Abdukahar Tuhtayev
221 TBILISI Georgia
1,490,000
1,550,000
Giorgi Ugulava
n/r Tegal Indonesia
238,000
784,000
n/k
326 Tegucigalpa Honduras
1,200,000
1,324,000
Ricardo Alvarez
16 TEHRAN Iran
8,430,000
13,450,000
Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf
n/r TEL AVIV Israel
383,000
3,250,000
Ron Huldai
170 Tengzhou China
1,750,000
Du Yongguang
453 Teresina Brazil
893,000
949,000
Silvio Mendes
268 Thane India
1,375,000
Ashjok Vaity
n/r The Hague Netherlands
486,000
1,011,000
Van Aartsen
n/r Thessaloniki Greece
407,000
798,000
Yiannis Boutaris
488 Thiruvananthapuram India
810,000
955,000
C Jayan Babu
24 Tianjin China
7,500,000
11,750,000
Huang Xingguo
165 Tianmen China
1,790,000
n/k
188 Tianshui China
1,630,000
3,450,000
Li Wenqing
222 Tijuana Mexico
1,484,000
1,500,000
Carlos Bustamante
517 Tiruchchirappalli India
760,000
863,000
n/k
545 Tlalnepantla de Baz Mexico
685,000
800,000
Arturo Ugalde Meneses
15 TOKYO Japan
8,653,000
31,036,000
Naoki Inose
505 Toluca Mexico
785,000
1,650,000
Maria Elena Barrera Tapia
257 Tongzhou China
1,400,000
Ding Dawei
101 Toronto Canada
2,571,000
5,100,000
Rob Ford
410 Torreon Mexico
1,001,000
Eduardo Olmos Castro
n/r Toulouse France
438,000
851,000
Pierre Cohen
179 TRIPOLI Libya
1,683,000
2,270,000
Abdullatif Abdulrahman Aldaali
209 TSHWANE (PRETORIA) South Africa
1,530,000
2,346,000
Gwen Ramokgopa
597 Tucson USA
542,000
720,000
Bob Walkup
n/r Tucuman Argentina
528,000
830,000
Domingo Amaya
n/r Tulsa USA
399,000
813,000
Dewey F. Bartlett, Jr
327 TUNIS Tunisia
1,200,000
3,980,000
Abbès Mohsen
442 Turin Italy
910,000
1,617,000
Sergio Chiamparino
398 Ufa Russia
1,023,000
1,050,000
Pavel Kachkayev
338 Ujung Pandang Indonesia
1,170,000
1,254,000
n/k
364 ULAANBAATAR Mongolia
1,108,000
n/k
356 Ulsan South Korea
1,127,000
Bak Maeng-woo
162 Urumqi China
1,800,000
2,680,000
Jerla Isamudin
219 Vadodara India
1,500,000
3,642,000
Balakrishna Shukla
489 Valencia Spain
810,000
1,720,000
Rita Barberá Nolla
328 Valencia Venezuela
1,200,000
1,750,000
Edgardo Parra
n/r Valparaiso Chile
301,000
904,000
Aldo Cornej
580 Vancouver Canada
580,000
2,120,000
Gregor Robertson
269 Varanasi India
1,375,000
3,150,000
Kaushalendra Singh
n/r Vereeniging South Africa
385,000
774,000
n/k
180 VIENNA Austria
1,681,000
2,269,000
Michael Häupl
428 Vijayawada India
957,000
1,150,000
Ratna Bindu
593 VILNIUS Lithuania
545,000
Vilius Navickas
421 Visakhapatnam India
970,000
1,330,000
B N Vishnu
n/r Vitoria Brazil
313,000
1,628,000
João Carlos Coser
403 Volgograd Russia
1,012,000
1,292,000
Roman Grebennikov
468 Voronezh Russia
849,000
950,000
Sergey Koliukh
368 Wafangdian China
1,100,000
n/k
176 WARSAW Poland
1,712,000
3,350,000
Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz
571 WASHINGTON DC USA
600,000
5,300,000
Vincent Gray
235 Weifang China
1,450,000
8,500,000
Xu Liquan
435 Weinan China
925,000
n/k
n/r Wiesbaden Germany
277,000
Helmut Müller
46 Wuhan China
4,500,000
6,200,000
Ruan Chengfa
422 Wujiang China
970,000
1,500,000
n/k
n/r Wuppertal Germany
353,000
Peter Jung
171 Wuxi China
1,750,000
2,230,000
Mao Xiaoping
112 Xiamen China
2,490,000
Liu Cigui
93 Xian China
2,670,000
4,480,000
Chen Baogen
533 Xining China
713,000
894,000
n/k
223 Xintai China
1,480,000
Liu Daqun
230 Xinyang China
1,460,000
Guo Ruimin
156 Xuzhou China
1,830,000
9,410,000
Cao Xinping
47 Yangon Myanmar (Burma)
4,468,000
5.500,000
Aung Thein Lynn
163 Yantai China
1,800,000
6,500,000
Zhang Jiangting
242 YAOUNDÉ Cameroon
1,430,000
1,550,000
n/k
365 YEREVAN Armenia
1,108,000
1,246,000
Gagik Beglaryan
400 Yichun China
1,020,000
958,000
Gong Jianhua
293 Yiyang China
1,300,000
4,500,000
n/k
n/r Yogyakarta Indonesia
417,000
840,000
n/k
59 Yokohama Japan
3,655,000
Fumiko Hayashi
279 Yongcheng China
1,347,000
n/k
317 Yuzhou China
1,230,000
n/k
495 ZAGREB Croatia
804,000
1,288,000
Milan Bandic
345 Zapopan Mexico
1,155,000
1,200,000
Hector Vielma Ordoñez
508 Zaporizhzhya Ukraine
782,000
Yevgeni Kartashov
450 Zaria Nigeria
898,000
n/k
551 Zhangjiakou China
680,000
882,000
n/k
236 Zhanjiang China
1,450,000
6,900,000
Ruan Risheng
99 Zhengzhou China
2,600,000
4,510,000
Zhao Jiancai
111 Zhongshan China
2,495,000
n/k
83 Zibo China
2,850,000
4,200,000
Liu Huiyan
n/r Zurich Switzerland
333,000
965,000
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