List of the Largest Cities in the World by Total Population

List of the Largest Cities in the World by Total Population

The Largest Cities in the World – (by metro population)

Following is a list of the largest cities in the world.  The cities are ranked in descending order, beginning with the largest city first. The population numbers shown includes the population within the recognized metro area of the city, and includes the people living in the immediate surrounding area outside of the established border of the city.  Please note the population numbers are as of 2009.

1. Tokyo, Japan – 32,450,000
2. Seóul, South Korea – 20,550,000
3. Mexico City, Mexico – 20,450,000
4. New York City, USA – 19,750,000
5. Mumbai, India – 19,200,000
6. Jakarta, Indonesia – 18,900,000
7. Sáo Paulo, Brazil – 18,850,000
8. Delhi, India – 18,680,000
9. Õsaka/Kobe, Japan – 17,350,000
10. Shanghai, China – 16,650,000
11. Manila, Philippines – 16,300,000
12. Los Angeles, USA – 15,250,000
13. Calcutta, India – 15,100,000
14. Moscow, Russian Fed. – 15,000,000
15. Cairo, Egypt – 14,450,000
16. Lagos, Nigeria – 13,488,000
17. Buenos Aires, Argentina – 13,170,000
18. London, United Kingdom – 12,875,000
19. Beijing, China – 12,500,000
20. Karachi, Pakistan – 11,800,000
21. Dhaka, Bangladesh – 10,979,000
22. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – 10,556,000
23. Tianjin, China – 10,239,000
24. Paris, France – 9,638,000
25. Istanbul, Turkey – 9,413,000
26. Lima, Peru – 7,443,000
27. Tehrãn, Iran – 7,380,000
28. Bangkok, Thailand – 7,221,000
29. Chicago, USA – 6,945,000
30. Bogotá, Colombia – 6,834,000
31. Hyderabad, India – 6,833,000
32. Chennai, India – 6,639,000
33. Essen, Germany – 6,559,000
34. Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam – 6,424,519
35. Hangzhou, China – 6,389,000
36. Hong Kong, China – 6,097,000
37. Lahore, Pakistan – 6,030,000
38. Shenyang, China – 5,681,000
39. Changchun, China – 5,566,000
40. Bangalore, India – 5,544,000
41. Harbin, China – 5,475,000
42. Chengdu, China – 5,293,000
43. Santiago, Chile – 5,261,000
44. Guangzhou, China – 5,162,000
45. St. Petersburg, Russian Fed. – 5,132,000
46. Kinshasa, DRC – 5,068,000
47. Baghdãd, Iraq – 4,796,000
48. Jinan, China – 4,789,000
49. Houston, United States – 4,750,000
50. Toronto, Canada – 4,657,000
51. Yangon, Myanmar (Burma) – 4,458,000
52. Alger, Algeria – 4,447,000
53. Philadelphia, USA – 4,398,000
54. Qingdao, China – 4,376,000

55. Milano, Italy – 4,251,000

56. Pusan, South Korea – 4,239,000

57. Belo Horizonte, Brazil – 4,160,000

58. Almadabad, India – 4,154,000

59. Madrid, Spain – 4,072,000

60. San Francisco, USA – 4,051,000

61. Alexandria, Egypt – 3,995,000

62. Washington DC, USA – 3,927,000

63. Wuhan, China – 3,918,000

64. Dallas, USA – 3,912,000

65. Guadalajara, Mexico – 3,908,000

66. Chongging, China – 3,896,000

67. Medellin, Colombia – 3,831,000

68. Detroit, USA – 3,785,000

69. Handan, China – 3,763,000

70. Frankfurt, Germany – 3,700,000

71. Porto Alegre, Brazil – 3,699,000

72. Hanoi, Vietnam – 3,678,000

73. Sydney, Australia – 3,665,000

74. Santo Domingo, Dom. Rep. – 3,601,000

75. Singapore, Singapore – 3,587,000

76. Casablanca, Morocco – 3,535,000

77. Katowice, Poland – 3,488,000

78. Pune, India – 3,485,000

79. Bangdung, Indonesia – 3,420,000

80. Monterrey, Mexico – 3,416,000

81. Montréal, Canada – 3,401,000

82. Nagoya, Japan – 3,377,000

83. Nanjing, China – 3,375,000

84. Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire – 3,359,000

85. Xi’an, China – 3,352,000

86. Berlin, Germany – 3,337,000

87. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia – 3,328,000

88. Recife, Brazil – 3,307,000

89. Dusseldorf, Germany – 3,251,000

90. Ankara, Turkey – 3,190,000

91. Melbourne, Australia – 3,188,000

92. Salvador, Brazil – 3,180,000

93. Dalian, China – 3,153,000

94. Caracas, Venezuela – 3,153,000

95. Adis Abeba, Ethiopia – 3,112,000

96. Athina, Greece – 3,103,000

97. Cape Town, South Africa – 3,092,000

98. Koln, Germany – 3.067,000

99. Maputo, Mozambique – 3,017,000

100. Napoli, Italy – 3,012,000

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