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The largest cities in the world by
land area, population and density
Ranked by population: 1 to 125

6 January 2007: The tables rank cities with the largest land area and their surrounding urban areas by population. (The world's largest, irrespective of land area, cities and urban areas are ranked in the section urban) Most such agglomerations are economically, socially and culturally dominated by one city at their centre. Occasionally however, several cities of similar status and their suburbs make up an urban area.

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 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 |

URBAN AND METRO AREAS
Largest urban and metropolitan areas:
In 2006 | In 2020 | Fastest growing | Alphabetical index |

CITIES
Core cities:
Largest core cities | Capital cities |

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


Largest cities in the world ranked by population (1 to 125)
Rank
City / Urban area
Country
Population
Land area
(in sqKm)
Density
(people per sqKm)
1
Tokyo/Yokohama Japan
33,200,000
6,993
4,750
2
New York Metro USA
17,800,000
8,683
2,050
3
Sao Paulo Brazil
17,700,000
1,968
9,000
4
Seoul/Incheon South Korea
17,500,000
1,049
16,700
5
Mexico City Mexico
17,400,000
2,072
8,400
6
Osaka/Kobe/Kyoto Japan
16,425,000
2,564
6,400
7
Manila Philippines
14,750,000
1,399
10,550
8
Mumbai India
14,350,000
484
29,650
9
Delhi India
14,300,000
1,295
11,050
10
Jakarta Indonesia
14,250,000
1,360
10,500
11
Lagos Nigeria
13,400,000
738
18,150
12
Kolkata India
12,700,000
531
23,900
13
Cairo Egypt
12,200,000
1,295
9,400
14
Los Angeles USA
11,789,000
4,320
2,750
15
Buenos Aires Argentina
11,200,000
2,266
4,950
16
Rio de Janeiro Brazil
10,800,000
1,580
6,850
17
Moscow Russia
10,500,000
2,150
4,900
18
Shanghai China
10,000,000
746
13,400
19
Karachi Pakistan
9,800,000
518
18,900
20
Paris France
9,645,000
2,723
3,550
21
Istanbul Turkey
9,000,000
1,166
7,700
22
Nagoya Japan
9,000,000
2,875
3,150
23
Beijing China
8,614,000
748
11,500
24
Chicago USA
8,308,000
5,498
1,500
25
London UK
8,278,000
1,623
5,100
26
Shenzhen China
8,000,000
466
17,150
27
Essen/Düsseldorf Germany
7,350,000
2,642
2,800
28
Tehran Iran
7,250,000
686
10,550
29
Bogota Colombia
7,000,000
518
13,500
30
Lima Peru
7,000,000
596
11,750
31
Bangkok Thailand
6,500,000
1,010
6,450
32
Johannesburg/East Rand South Africa
6,000,000
2,396
2,500
33
Chennai India
5,950,000
414
14,350
34
Taipei Taiwan
5,700,000
376
15,200
35
Baghdad Iraq
5,500,000
596
9,250
36
Santiago Chile
5,425,000
648
8,400
37
Bangalore India
5,400,000
534
10,100
38
Hyderabad India
5,300,000
583
9,100
39
St Petersburg Russia
5,300,000
622
8,550
40
Philadelphia USA
5,149,000
4,661
1,100
41
Lahore Pakistan
5,100,000
622
8,200
42
Kinshasa Congo
5,000,000
469
10,650
43
Miami USA
4,919,000
2,891
1,700
44
Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam
4,900,000
518
9,450
45
Madrid Spain
4,900,000
945
5,200
46
Tianjin China
4,750,000
453
10,500
47
Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
4,400,000
1,606
2,750
48
Toronto Canada
4,367,000
1,655
2,650
49
Milan Italy
4,250,000
1,554
2,750
50
Shenyang China
4,200,000
453
9,250
51
Dallas/Fort Worth USA
4,146,000
3,644
1,150
52
Boston USA
4,032,000
4,497
900
53
Belo Horizonte Brazil
4,000,000
868
4,600
54
Khartoum Sudan
4,000,000
583
6,850
55
Riyadh Saudi Arabia
4,000,000
1,101
3,650
56
Singapore Singapore
4,000,000
479
8,350
57
Washington USA
3,934,000
2,996
1,300
58
Detroit USA
3,903,000
3,267
1,200
59
Barcelona Spain
3,900,000
803
4,850
60
Houston USA
3,823,000
3,355
1,150
61
Athens Greece
3,685,000
684
5,400
62
Berlin Germany
3,675,000
984
3,750
63
Sydney Australia
3,502,000
1,687
2,100
64
Atlanta USA
3,500,000
5,083
700
65
Guadalajara Mexico
3,500,000
596
5,900
66
San Francisco/Oakland USA
3,229,000
1,365
2,350
67
Montreal. Canada
3,216,000
1,740
1,850
68
Monterey Mexico
3,200,000
479
6,700
69
Melbourne Australia
3,162,000
2,080
1,500
70
Ankara Turkey
3,100,000
583
5,300
71
Recife Brazil
3,025,000
376
8,050
72
Phoenix/Mesa USA
2,907,000
2,069
1,400
73
Durban South Africa
2,900,000
829
3,500
74
Porto Alegre Brazil
2,800,000
583
4,800
75
Dalian China
2,750,000
389
7,100
76
Jeddah Saudi Arabia
2,750,000
777
3,550
77
Seattle USA
2,712,000
2,470
1,100
78
Cape Town South Africa
2,700,000
686
3,950
79
San Diego USA
2,674,000
2,026
1,300
80
Fortaleza Brazil
2,650,000
583
4,550
81
Curitiba Brazil
2,500,000
648
3,850
82
Rome Italy
2,500,000
842
2,950
83
Naples Italy
2,400,000
583
4,100
84
Minneapolis/St. Paul USA
2,389,000
2,316
1,050
85
Tel Aviv Israel
2,300,000
453
5,050
86
Birmingham UK
2,284,000
600
3,800
87
Frankfurt Germany
2,260,000
984
2,300
88
Lisbon Portugal
2,250,000
881
2,550
89
Manchester UK
2,245,000
558
4,000
90
San Juan Puerto Rico
2,217,000
2,309
950
91
Katowice Poland
2,200,000
544
4,050
92
Tashkent Uzbekistan
2,200,000
531
4,150
93
Fukuoka Japan
2,150,000
544
3,950
94
Baku/Sumqayit Azerbaijan
2,100,000
544
3,850
95
St. Louis USA
2,078,000
2,147
950
96
Baltimore USA
2,076,000
1,768
1,150
97
Sapporo Japan
2,075,000
414
5,000
98
Tampa/St. Petersburg USA
2,062,000
2,078
1,000
99
Taichung Taiwan
2,000,000
510
3,900
100
Warsaw Poland
2,000,000
466
4,300
101
Denver USA
1,985,000
1,292
1,550
102
Cologne/Bonn Germany
1,960,000
816
2,400
103
Hamburg Germany
1,925,000
829
2,300
104
Dubai UAE
1,900,000
712
2,650
105
Pretoria South Africa
1,850,000
673
2,750
106
Vancouver Canada
1,830,000
1,120
1,650
107
Beirut Lebanon
1,800,000
648
2,800
108
Budapest Hungary
1,800,000
702
2,550
109
Cleveland USA
1,787,000
1,676
1,050
110
Pittsburgh USA
1,753,000
2,208
800
111
Campinas Brazil
1,750,000
492
3,550
112
Harare Zimbabwe
1,750,000
712
2,450
113
Brasilia Brazil
1,625,000
583
2,800
114
Kuwait Kuwait
1,600,000
544
2,950
115
Munich Germany
1,600,000
518
3,100
116
Portland USA
1,583,000
1,228
1,300
117
Brussels Belgium
1,570,000
712
2,200
118
Vienna Austria
1,550,000
453
3,400
119
San Jose USA
1,538,000
674
2,300
120
Damman Saudi Arabia
1,525,000
673
2,250
121
Copenhagen Denmark
1,525,000
816
1,850
122
Brisbane Australia
1,508,000
1,603
950
123
Riverside/San Bernardino USA
1,507,000
1,136
1,350
124
Cincinnati USA
1,503,000
1,740
850
125
Accra Ghana
1,500,000
453
3,300

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