By 2020, Mumbai is forecast to be the world's second-largest urban agglomeration



Urban population growth from now to 2030
Capital cities
World's largest cities
and their mayors 2010

World's largest cities 2007
Fastest growing cities 2007
Largest cities in the world
Largest urban areas
Richest cities in th world
Largest European cities
Largest US cities
Largest Canadian cities
Largest Brazilian cities
Largest German cities
Largest French cities
Largest French urban areas
Largest UK cities
Largest Italian cities
Largest Spanish cities
Largest Indian cities
Largest Japanese cities
Top US eCities
Top European eCities
Directories
Urbanisation 2008 to 2030


Worldwide | Elections | North America | Latin America | Europe | Asia | Africa |




























The world’s largest cities
and urban areas in 2020

Urban areas ranked 1 to 100

The tables provide population figures for cities and their surrounding urban areas. 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 2020 population figures were calculated using the 2006 data as base and applying annual rates of population changes. The average annual rates of population changes are assumptions based on past growth/decline and forecasts by international and national statistics organisations.

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 URBAN AREAS:
Introduction
In 2006: Urban areas ranked 1 to 100 | Urban areas ranked 101 to 200 | Urban areas ranked 201 to 300 | Urban areas ranked 301 to 400 |
In 2020: Urban areas ranked 1 to 100 | Urban areas ranked 101 to 200 | Urban areas ranked 201 to 300 | Urban areas ranked 301 to 400 |

FASTEST GROWING URBAN AREAS:
Urban areas ranked 1 to 100 | Urban areas ranked 101 to 200 | Urban areas ranked 201 to 300 |

ALPHABETICAL INDEX:
Urban areas A to D | Urban areas E to L | Urban areas M to R | Urban areas S to Z |

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 and urban areas in 2020 (1 to 100)
Rank
City/Urban area
Country
Average annual growth, 2006 to 2020, in %
Population in 2020
(millions)
1
Tokyo Japan
0.34
37.28
2
Mumbai (Bombay) India
2.32
25.97
3
Delhi India
3.48
25.83
4
Dhaka Bangladesh
3.79
22.04
5
Mexico City Mexico
0.90
21.81
6
São Paulo Brazil
1.06
21.57
7
Lagos Nigeria
4.44
21.51
8
Jakarta Indonesia
3.03
20.77
9
New York USA
0.66
20.43
10
Karachi Pakistan
3.19
18.94
11
Calcutta India
1.74
18.54
12
Buenos Aires Argentina
0.97
15.48
13
Cairo Egypt
1.56
14.02
14
Metro Manila Philippines
1.55
13.40
15
Los Angeles USA
0.58
13.25
16
Rio de Janeiro Brazil
0.93
13.23
17
Istanbul Turkey
1.75
12.76
18
Shanghai China
0.00
12.63
19
Moscow Russia
0.58
11.73
20
Osaka, Kobe Japan
0.13
11.53
21
Beijing China
0.19
11.15
22
Lima Peru
1.53
10.32
23
Paris France
0.21
10.18
24
Tianjin China
0.55
10.14
25
Lahore Pakistan
3.12
10.10
26
Bogotá Colombia
1.84
10.08
27
Kinshasa Congo
3.89
10.04
28
Bangalore India
2.79
9.92
29
Chicago USA
0.80
9.84
30
Wuhan China
2.87
9.18
31
Seoul South Korea
-0.50
8.88
32
Chennai (Madras) India
1.68
8.88
33
Tehran Iran
1.28
8.86
34
Riyadh Saudi Arabia
3.09
8.82
35
Hyderabad India
2.21
8.61
36
Baghdad Iraq
2.37
8.41
37
Hong Kong China
0.97
8.33
38
Chittagong Bangladesh
4.29
7.87
39
Ahmadabad India
2.73
7.78
40
Bangkok Thailand
1.11
7.76
41
Surat India
4.99
7.72
42
London UK
-0.02
7.59
43
Pune (Poona) India
3.46
7.53
44
Belo Horizonte Brazil
1.99
7.18
45
Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam
2.07
6.79
46
Santiago Chile
1.17
6.71
47
Dortmund, Bochum Germany
0.04
6.61
48
Miami USA
1.32
6.59
49
Kabul Afghanistan
4.74
6.56
50
Khartoum Sudan
2.41
6.46
51
Atlanta USA
2.64
6.44
52
Toronto Canada
1.48
6.34
53
Chongqing China
1.46
6.20
54
Bandung Indonesia
2.90
6.19
55
Jidda Saudi Arabia
2.93
5.94
56
Philadelphia USA
0.67
5.88
57
Yangon Myanmar
2.46
5.87
58
Dallas, Fort Worth USA
1.53
5.83
59
Beihai China
10.58
5.82
60
Hanoi Vietnam
2.26
5.78
61
Houston USA
1.61
5.49
62
Madrid Spain
0.30
5.39
63
St Petersburg Russia
0.05
5.39
64
Shenyang China
0.51
5.30
65
Brasília Brazil
2.99
5.25
66
Singapore Singapore
1.13
5.24
67
Sydney Australia
1.09
5.18
68
Dar es Salaam Tanzania
4.39
5.12
69
Abidjan Côte d'Ivoire
2.49
5.11
70
Casablanca Morocco
2.07
5.09
71
Boston USA
1.07
5.08
72
Luanda Angola
3.96
5.06
73
Nairobi Kenya
3.87
5.02
74
Algiers Algeria
2.74
4.93
75
Washington DC USA
1.03
4.90
76
Ankara Turkey
1.97
4.85
77
East Rand (Ekurhuleni) South Africa
2.89
4.82
78
Jaipur India
3.60
4.79
79
Alexandria Egypt
1.62
4.77
80
Addis Ababa Ethiopia
3.40
4.76
81
Phoenix, Mesa USA
2.10
4.69
82
Johannesburg South Africa
2.20
4.67
83
Pôrto Alegre Brazil
1.26
4.60
84
Guadalajara Mexico
1.03
4.56
85
Barcelona Spain
0.14
4.52
86
Kanpur India
2.53
4.44
87
Fortaleza Brazil
1.95
4.39
88
Salvador Brazil
1.80
4.38
89
Medellín Colombia
1.98
4.38
90
Recife Brazil
1.39
4.36
91
Detroit USA
0.52
4.29
92
Monterrey Mexico
1.27
4.27
93
Melbourne Australia
0.99
4.26
94
Chengdu China
1.17
4.14
95
Faisalabad Pakistan
3.32
4.13
96
Kano Nigeria
2.34
4.07
97
Curitiba Brazil
2.18
4.00
98
Guangzhou China
0.16
3.97
99
Cape Town South Africa
1.44
3.92
100
Lucknow India
2.72
3.89

Previous | Next







Mayors with exceptional courage, compassion and competence sought for the 2016 World Mayor Prize
The 2016 World Mayor Prize and Commendations will be awarded to mayors who have accepted and successfully managed the challenges posed by migration but are also convinced of its longterm benefits. They will be leading a city where past and/or more recent immigrants have contributed to the city’s society, economy and culture. The City Mayors Foundation will also consider mayors for the honours whose communities has shown exceptional resilience during the recent arrivals from disaster-torn regions of the world.

If you are convinced, like us, that the world’s cities have greatly benefited from immigrants, whose perseverance in the face of hardship and often prejudice has created the civic societies that we value and enjoy today, we invite you to nominate a mayor for the 2016 World Mayor Prize.

At a time when there are some 60 million refugees worldwide, mayors to be considered for the World Mayor honours will need to have shown exceptional compassion, courage and competence. Compassion for people who have travelled great distances to find safety. Courage to fight prejudice even in the face of unpopularity. Competence to leverage the value and potential each person offers society.

By taking part in this year’s World Mayor Project you are also voicing your support for all those cities that have had to bear the brunt of the recent influx of migrants and refugees.

Previous winners and runners-up include the mayors of Calgary, Ghent, Bilbao, Perth, Mexico City, Oklahoma City, Cape Town, Zurich, Melbourne, Amsterdam, Athens, Mississauga and Tirana. The World Mayor Project aims to show what outstanding mayors can achieve and raise their profiles nationally and internationally.

PLEASE NOMINATE YOUR CHOICE OF MAYOR NOW