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The largest cities in the
world and their mayors

Countries listed in alphabetical order S to Z

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 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.

Introduction
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 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
40
RIYADH Saudi Arabia
4,950,000
5,855,000
Abdul Aziz ibn 'Ayyaf Al Migrin
54
Jeddah Saudi Arabia
3,856,000
4,500,000
Adil Faqeeh
177
Mecca Saudi Arabia
1,700,000
2,500,000
Osama Al-Bar
291
Medina Saudi Arabia
1,300,000
1,300,000
Abdulaziz Bin Majid
484
Ad-Dammam Saudi Arabia
813,000
2,051,000
Dhaifallah al-'Utaybi
485
Dammam Saudi Arabia
812,000
2,000,000
Dhaifallah al-'Utaybi
n/r
Al-Hufuf Saudi Arabia
286,000
784,000
n/k
325
Pikine-Guediawaye Senegal
1,200,000
n/k
397
DAKAR Senegal
1,031,000
2,253,000
Khalifa Sall
395
FREETOWN Sierra Leone
1,032,000
1,032,000
Herbert-George Williams
39
SINGAPORE Singapore
4,988,000
Lee Hsien Loong
n/r
BRATISLAVA Slovak Republic
431,000
550,000
Milan Ftácnik
218
MOGADISHU Somalia
1,500,000
2,500,000
Mohamud Ahmed Tarzan
53
Johannesburg South Africa
3,888,000
10,268,000
Amos Masondo
66
Cape Town South Africa
3,497,000
7,280,000
Patricia de Lille
209
TSHWANE (PRETORIA) South Africa
1,530,000
2,346,000
Gwen Ramokgopa
436
Soweto South Africa
923,000
Amos Masondo (Johannesburg)
471
Port Elizabeth South Africa
833,000
1,245,000
Nondumiso Maphasi
554
Durban South Africa
670,000
3,468,000
Obed Mlama
n/r
Vereeniging South Africa
385,000
774,000
n/k
8
SEOUL South Korea
11,153,000
24,472,000
Oh Se-hoon
63
Busan South Korea
3,600,000
4,292,000
Hur Nam-sik
96
Incheon South Korea
2,630,000
2,630,000
Song Young-gil
105
Daegu South Korea
2,512,000
Kim Bum-il
239
Daejeon South Korea
1,443,000
Yum Hong-chul
250
Gwangju South Korea
1,415,000
1,500,000
Kang Un-tae
356
Ulsan South Korea
1,127,000
Bak Maeng-woo
375
Suwon South Korea
1,087,000
n/k
378
Goyang South Korea
1,073,000
n/k
379
Seongnam South Korea
1,073,000
n/k
465
Bucheon South Korea
850,000
850,000
n/k
n/r
Changweon South Korea
486,000
1,254,000
n/k
73
MADRID Spain
3,213,000
5,300,000
Alberto Ruiz-Gallardón
182
Barcelona Spain
1,673,000
3,890,000
Jordi Hereu
489
Valencia Spain
810,000
1,720,000
Rita Barberá Nolla
537
Sevilla Spain
704,000
1,135,000
lfredo Sánchez Monteseirín
n/r
Bilbao Spain
351,000
879,000
Iñzki Azkuna
561
COLOMBO Sri Lanka
650,000
2,400,000
Uvais Mohamed Imitiyas
118
Omdurman Sudan
2,400,000
Al-Fatih Az-ddin
129
KHARTOUM Sudan
2,208,000
7,500,000
Abdul Rahman Alkheder
475
STOCKHOLM Sweden
826,000
1,252,000
Sten Nordin
n/r
Gothenburg Sweden
506,000
916,000
Anneli Hulthén
n/r
Malmo Sweden
244,000
1,340,000
Ilmar Reepalu
n/r
Zurich Switzerland
333,000
965,000
Corine Mauch
120
Aleppo Syria
2,360,000
3,000,000
Ma'an Al-Shibli
183
DAMASCUS Syria
1,670,000
4,350,000
Bishr Al Sabban
476
Hims Syria
823,000
Nadia Kseibi
n/r
Hama Syria
325,000
1,500,000
Abdul Razzaq al-Qutainy
98
TAIPEI Taiwan
2,620,000
6,753,000
Hau Lung-pin
208
Kaohsiung Taiwan
1,530,000
2,960,000
Chen Chu
384
Taichung Taiwan
1,065,000
2,700,000
Jason Hu
512
Tainan Taiwan
769,000
785,000
Hsu Tain-tsair
550
DUSHANBE Tajikistan
680,000
810,000
Mahmadsaid Ubaydulloyev
110
DAR ES SALAAM Tanzania
2,498,000
2,700,000
Adam Kimbisa
13
BANGKOK Thailand
9,100,000
11,970,000
Sukhumbhand Paribatra
327
TUNIS Tunisia
1,200,000
3,980,000
Abbès Mohsen
12
Istanbul Turkey
9,560,000
12,600,000
Kadir Topbas
57
ANKARA Turkey
3,764,000
4,000,000
Melih Gökçek
122
Izmir Turkey
2,330,000
3,200,000
Aziz Kocaoglu
253
Bursa Turkey
1,400,000
3,190,000
Recep Altepe
340
Adana Turkey
1,162,000
1,556,000
Aytaç Durak
434
Gaziantep Turkey
927,000
1,912,000
n/k
374
Dubai UAE
1,089,000
2,100,000
n/k
451
ABU DHABI UAE
897,000
Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan
247
KAMPALA Uganda
1,420,000
1,600,000
Nasser Sebaggala
23
LONDON UK
7,557,000
12,200,000
Boris Johnson
401
Birmingham UK
1,017,000
2,284,000
Mike Whitby
510
Leeds UK
778,000
1,500,000
Paul Rogerson
578
Glasgow UK
581,000
1,200,000
n/k
599
Sheffield UK
535,000
640,000
Paul Scriven
n/r
Manchester UK
464,000
2,240,230
Mavis Smitheman
n/r
Liverpool UK
435,000
817,000
n/k
n/r
Newcastle upon Tyne UK
234,000
800,000
n/k
84
KIEV Ukraine
2,820,000
3,300,000
Alexander Popov
228
Kharkiv Ukraine
1,461,000
1,674,000
Mykhailo Dobkin
366
Donetsk Ukraine
1,100,000
1,570,000
Oleksandr Lukianchenko
377
Odessa Ukraine
1,080,000
1,200,000
Eduard Gurwits
394
Dnipropetrovsk Ukraine
1,040,000
1,480,000
Ivan Ivanovych Kulichenko
508
Zaporizhzhya Ukraine
782,000
Yevgeni Kartashov
524
Lviv Ukraine
740,000
1,040,000
Andriy Sadovyi
285
MONTEVIDEO Uruguay
1,326,000
1,723,000
Ana Olivera
17
New York City USA
8,364,000
20,090,000
Michael Bloomberg
55
Los Angeles USA
3,834,000
12,890,000
Antonio Villaraigosa
82
Chicago USA
2,853,000
8,770,000
Rahm Emanuel
126
Houston USA
2,242,000
5,728,000
Annise Parker
199
Phoenix USA
1,568,000
4,282,000
Phil Gordon
205
Philadelphia USA
1,540,000
5,345,000
Michael Nutter
276
San Antonio USA
1,351,000
2,031,000
Julian Castro
302
Dallas USA
1,280,000
6,300,000
Tom Leppert
305
San Diego USA
1,280,000
3,001,000
Jerry Sanders
409
San Jose USA
1,007,000
1,819,000
Chuck Reed
441
Detroit USA
912,000
3,903,000
Dave Bing
466
Norfolk USA
850,000
1,616,000
Paul D Fraim
491
San Francisco USA
809,000
3,229,000
n/k
493
Jacksonville USA
808,000
1,300,000
John Peyton
502
Indianapolis USA
798,000
1,715,000
Gregory A. Ballard
531
Columbus USA
714,000
1,540,000
Michael B Coleman
548
Austin USA
681,000
1,185,000
Lee Leffingwell
555
Memphis USA
670,000
1,281,000
AC Wharton
556
Baltimore USA
667,000
2,670,000
Stephanie C. Rawlings-Blake
565
Nashville USA
626,000
1,633,000
Karl Dean
566
Boston USA
621,000
4,033,000
Thomas Menino
569
Milwaukee USA
604,000
1,740,000
Tom Barrett
571
WASHINGTON DC USA
600,000
5,300,000
Vincent Gray
576
Denver USA
583,000
2,746,000
John W Hickenlooper
581
Seattle USA
578,000
3,584,000
Mike McGinn
585
Charlotte USA
559,000
1,466,000
Anthony Foxx
586
Las Vegas USA
558,000
1,866,000
Oscar B Goodman
588
Oklahoma City USA
551,000
1,276,000
Mick Cornett
596
Portland USA
542,000
2,255,000
Sam Adams
597
Tucson USA
542,000
720,000
Bob Walkup
598
Atlanta USA
538,000
3,500,000
Kasim Reed
n/r
Fresno USA
500,000
1,000,000
Ashley Swearengin
n/r
New Orleans USA
488,000
1,350,000
Mitch Landrieu
n/r
Kansas City USA
480,000
2,050,000
Mark Funkhouser
n/r
Oakland USA
446,900
Jean Quan
n/r
Cleveland USA
434,000
2,250,000
Frank G. Jackson
n/r
Sacramento USA
419,000
1,000,000
Kevin Johnson
n/r
Tulsa USA
399,000
813,000
Dewey F. Bartlett, Jr
n/r
Raleigh USA
393,000
1,691,000
Charles Meeker
n/r
Minneapolis USA
392,000
3,503,000
R T Rybak
n/r
Miami USA
386,000
5,413,000
Tomás Regalado
n/r
Cincinnati USA
380,000
2,155,000
Mark L. Mallory
n/r
St. Louis USA
372,000
2,850,000
Francis G Slay
n/r
Saint Louis USA
371,000
2,850,000
Francis G. Slay
n/r
Honolulu USA
370,000
894,000
Peter Carlisle
n/r
Tampa USA
341,000
2,700,000
Pam Iorio
n/r
Pittsburgh USA
335,000
2,411,000
Luke Ravenstahl
n/r
Buffalo USA
296,000
1,572,000
Byron Brown
n/r
Louisville USA
260,000
1,040,000
Jerry Abramson
n/r
Greensboro USA
256,000
710,000
Bill Knight
n/r
Birmingham USA
245,000
1,200,000
William A. Bell
n/r
Orlando USA
231,000
2,055,000
Buddy Dyer
n/r
Rochester USA
220,000
1,100,000
n/k
n/r
Richmond USA
200,000
1,213,000
Dwight Clinton Jones
n/r
Grand Rapids USA
193,000
777,000
George Heartwell
n/r
Salt Lake City USA
188,000
1,677,000
Ralph Becker
n/r
Dayton USA
167,000
848,000
n/k
n/r
MacAllen USA
110,000
1,058,000
n/k
n/r
Albany USA
96,000
1,100,000
Gerald Jennings
132
TASHKENT Uzbekistan
2,180,000
3,400,000
Abdukahar Tuhtayev
87
CARACAS Venezuela
2,762,000
3,478,000
Antonio Ledezma
164
Maracaibo Venezuela
1,799,000
1,868,000
Eveling Trejo
214
Barquisimeto Venezuela
1,500,000
1,500,000
Amalia Saez
328
Valencia Venezuela
1,200,000
1,750,000
Edgardo Parra
431
Ciudad Guayana Venezuela
940,000
1,000,000
José Ramón Lopéz
n/r
Maracay Venezuela
479,000
1,125,000
Humberto Prieto
26
Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam
7,100,000
Pham Phuong Thao
151
Haiphong Vietnam
1,885,000
1,885,000
Trinh Quang Su
270
HANOI Vietnam
1,372,000
6,500,000
Nguyen The Thao
172
SANAA Yemen
1,747,000
2,168,000
Abdulrahman al-Akwaa
335
BELGRADE Yugoslavia
1,182,000
1,630,000
Dragan Dillas
363
LUSAKA Zambia
1,110,000
3,120,000
Robert Chikwelete
589
Kitwe Zambia
548,000
786,000
n/k
194
HARARE Zimbabwe
1,600,000
2,800,000
Muchadeyi Masunda
553
Bulawayo Zimbabwe
676,000
676,000
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