What Are Some of the Largest Cities in the World?

What Are Some of the Largest Cities in the World?

What Are Some of the Largest Cities in the World?

As of 2012, nine cities have populations estimated in excess of 20 million people. These include Tokyo at 37.1 million; Jakarta, Indonesia, at 26 million; and Seoul, South Korea, at 22.5 million.

Other cities topping 20 million are Delhi, India, 22.2 million; Shanghai, at 20.9 million; and Manila, Philippines, 20.8 million. In addition Karachi, Pakistan, is home to 20.7 million people; New York numbers about 20.5 million; and Sao Paulo is at about 20.2 million.

Other cities with huge populations include Mexico City at 19.5 million; Cairo at 17.8 million; Beijing at 17.3 million; Osaka at 17 million; and Mumbai, India at 16.9 million.

The populations of 11 cities are greater than 10 million, including Moscow at 15.5 million; Los Angeles with 14.9 million; Calcutta, India, at 14.4 million; Dhaka, Bangladesh at 14 million; and Buenos Aires, Argentina, 13.6 million. The rest with more than 10 million are Istanbul at 13.6 million; Rio de Janeiro at 12 million; Shenzhen, China, 11.9 million; Lagos, Nigeria, at 11.5 million; Paris with 10.8 million; and Nagoya, Japan, with just over 10 million.

Forty-three cities have populations between 5 and 10 million.

These numbers from WorldAtlas.com include the populations of the metro areas, not just the cities proper.