Largest cities in the world and their mayors
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world with women mayors
July 2017: The table lists the largest cities in the world with women mayors. Of the world’s largest 300 cities only 25 are governed by women, although a number of European capitals, including Rome, Madrid, Paris, Warsaw and Stockholm, have women mayors. The world’s most powerful woman in local government is Yuriko Koike the Governor (Mayor) of Tokyo. Other influential female city leaders include the mayors of Sydney, Surabaya, Havana, Perth, Barcelona and Cape Town.
The research was carried out during May and June 2017. 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.
Largest cities with women mayors
IN THIS SECTION: Introduction to largest cities and their mayors ||| Largest cities and their mayors: 1 to 300 ||| Largest cities and their mayors in alphabetical order ||| Largest cities and their mayors country by country ||| Largest cities with women mayors ||| Capital cities and their mayors (A to Z by cities) ||| Capital cities and their mayors (A to Z by countries) |||
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