header images Baruch College Weissman Zicklin School of Business NYCdata
2 - Brooklyn Bridge (c) Jeff Greenberg-NYC & Comopany, Inc.jpg
 

Table 3.II

Top 100 World Cities - Ranked by Population
2015*

 
     
  Rank City Country

Population

Web Site  
 
1
Tokyo-Yokohama
Japan
37,843,000
www.metro.tokyo.jp
 
 
2
Jakarta
Indonesia
30,539,000
www.jakarta-tourism.go.id
 
 
3
Delhi, DL-UP-HR
India
24,998,000
www.delhitourism.gov.in
 
 
4
Manila
Philippines
24,123,000
www.manila.gov.ph
 
 
5
Seoul-Incheon
South Korea
23,480,000
www.seoul.go.kr
 
 
6
Shanghai, SHG-JS-ZJ
China
23,416,000
www.shanghai.gov.cn
 
 
7
Karachi
Pakistan
22,416,000
www.karachicity.gov.pk
 
 
8
Beijing, BJ
China
21,009,000
www.ebeijing.gov.cn
 
 
9
New York, NY-NJ-CT
USA**
20,630,000
www.baruch.cuny.edu/nycdata
 
 
10
Guangzhou-Foshan, GD
China
20,597,000
gz.gov.cn
 
 
11
San Paulo
Brazil
20,365,000
www.cidadedesaopaulo.com
 
 
12
Mexico City
Mexico
20,063,000
www.mexicocity.gob.mx
 
 
13
Mumbai, MH
India
17,712,000
www.mcgm.gov.in
 
 
14
Osaka-Kobe-Kyoto
Japan
17,444,000
www.city.osaka.lg.jp/
 
 
15
Moscow
Russia
16,170,000
moscow.ru/en
 
 
16
Dhaka
Bangladesh
15,669,000
www.dhakacity.org
 
 
17
Cairo
Egypt
15,600,000
www.touregypt.net/cairo
 
 
18
Los Angelles, CA
United States
15,058,000
www.lacity.org
 
 
19
Bangkok
Thailand
14,998,000
www.bangkok.com
 
 
20
Kolkata, WB
India
14,667,000
www.calcuttaweb.com
 
 
21
Buenos Aires
Argentina
14,122,000
www.buenosaires.com
 
 
22
Tehran
Iran
7,606,000
visitperu.com
 
 
23
Istanbul
Turkey
13,287,000
istanbul.com
 
 
24
Lagos
Nigeria
13,287,000
www.lagosstate.gov.ng/
 
 
25
Shenzhen, GD
China
12,084,000
sz.gov.cn
 
 
26
Rio de Janeiro
Brazil
11,727,000
www.brasil.gov.br
 
 
27
Kinshasa
Congo (Dem. Rep.)
11,587,000
www.kinshasa-congo.com
 
 
28
Tianjin, TJ
China
10,920,000
www.tj.gov.cn
 
 
29
Paris
France
10,858,000
www.france.fr
 
 
30
Lima
Peru
10,750,000
visitperu.com
 
 
31
Chengdu, SC
China
10,376,000
www.chengdu.gov.cn
 
 
32
London
United Kingdom
10,236,000
www.visitlondon.com
 
 
33
Nagoya
Japan
10,177,000
nagoya.usconsulate.gov
 
 
34
Lahore
Pakistan
10,052,000
www.lahore.com
 
 
35
Bangalore, KA
India
9,807,000
www.bangalorebest.com
 
 
36
Channai, TN
India
9,714,000
chennaionline.com
 
 
37
Chicago, IL-IN-WI
United States
9,156,000
www.illinois.gov
 
 
38
Bogota
Colombia
8,991,000
www.bogota-dc.com
 
 
39
Ho Chi Minh City
Viet Nam
8,957,000
www.vietnamonline.com
 
 
40
Hyderabad, AP
India
8,754,000
www.fullhyderabad.com
 
 
41
Dongguan, GD
China
8,442,000
dg.gov.cn
 
 
42
Johannesburg-East Rand
South Africa
8,432,000
www.joburg.org.za
 
 
43
Wuhan, HUB
China
7,509,000
wh.gov.cn
 
 
44
Taipei
China: Taiwan
7,438,000
taipei.gov.tw
 
 
45
Hangzhou, ZJ
China
7,275,000
hangzhou.gov.cn
 
 
46
Hong Kong
China: Hong Kong SAR
7,246,000
www.discoverhongkong.com
 
 
47
Chongqing, CQ
China
7,217,000
cq.gov.cn
 
 
48
Ahmadabad, GJ
India
7,186,000
www.ahmedabad.com
 
 
49
Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia
7,088,000
www.dbkl.gov.my
 
 
50
Quanzhou, FJ
China
6,710,000
www.fjqz.gov.cn/
 
 
51
Essen-Dusseldorf
Germany
6,679,000
duesseldorf.usconsulate.gov
 
 
52
Baghdad
Iran
6,625,000
www.baghdad.gov.iq/ar
 
 
53
Toronto, ON
Canada
6,456,000
www.toronto.ca/
 
 
54
Santiago
Chile
6,225,000
chile.usembassy.gov
 
 
55
Dallas-Fort Worth, TX
United States
6,174,000
dallascityhall.com
 
 
56
Madrid
Spain
6,171,000
www.esmadrid.com
 
 
57
Nanjing, JS
China
6,155,000
nanjing.gov.cn
 
 
58
Shenyang, LN
China
6,078,000
www.shenyang.gov.cn
 
 
59
Xi'an, SAA
China
5,977,000
en1.xian-tourism.com
 
 
60
San Francisco-San Jose, CA
United States
5,929,000
sfgov.org
 
 
61
Luanda
Angola
5,899,000
www.angola.org
 
 
62
Qingdao, SD
China
5,816,000
www.thatsqingdao.com
 
 
63
Houston, TX
United States
5,764,000
www.houstontx.gov
 
 
64
Miami, FL
United States
5,764,000
www.miamigov.com
 
 
65
Bandung
Indonesia
5,695,000
www.bandung.go.id
 
 
66
Riyadh
Saudi Arabia
5,666,000
www.arriyadh.com
 
 
67
Pune, MH
India
5,631,000
pune.nic.in
 
 
68
Singapore
Singapore
5,624,000
www.gov.sg
 
 
69
Philadelphia, PA-NJ-DE-MD
United States
5,570,000
www.phila.gov
 
 
70
Surat, GJ
India
5,447,000
www.suratmunicipal.org
 
 
71
Milan
Italy
5,257,000
www.milanexplorer.it
 
 
72
Suzhou, JS
China
5,447,000
www.suzhou.gov.cn
 
 
73
St. Petersburg
Russia
5,126,000
www.saint-petersburg.com
 
 
74
Khartoum
Sudan
5,125,000
sudan.usembassy.gov
 
 
75
Atlanta, GA
United States
5,015,000
www.atlantaga.gov
 
 
76
Zhengzhou, HEM
China
4,942,000
www.zhengzhou.gov.cn
 
 
77
Washington, DC-VA-MD
United States
4,889,000
dc.gov
 
 
78
Surabaya
Indonesia
4,881,000
www.surabaya.go.id
 
 
79
Harbin, HL
China
4,815,000
www.harbin.gov.cn
 
 
80
Abidjan
Ivory Coast
4,800,000
www.abidjan.net
 
 
81
Yangon
Myanmar
4,800,000
www.mofa.gov.mm
 
 
82
Nairobi
Kenya
4,738,000
www.nairobicity.go.ke
 
 
83
Barcelona
Spain
4,693,000
www.barcelona.cat
 
 
84
Alexandria
Egypt
4,689,000
www.alexandriaegypt.com
 
 
85
Kabul
Afganistan
4,635,000
www.kabulonline.com
 
 
86
Guadalajara
Mexico
4,603,000
portal.guadalajara.gob.mx
 
 
87
Ankara
Turkey
4,638,000
www.ankara.bel.tr
 
 
88
Belo Horizonte
Brazil
4,517,000
visitbh.pbh.gov.br
 
 
89
Boston, MA-NH-RI
United States
4,478,000
www.cityofboston.gov
 
 
90
Xiamen, FJ
China
4,420,000
english.xm.gov.cn
 
 
91
Kuwait
Kuwait
4,283,000
www.e.gov.kw
 
 
92
Dar es Salaam
Tanzania
4,219,000
www.tanzaniatouristboard.com
 
 
93
Phoenix, AZ
United States
4,194,000
www.phoenix.gov
 
 
94
Dalian, LN
China
4,183,000
en.dl.gov.cn
 
 
95
Accra
Ghana
4,145,000
www.ama.gov.gh
 
 
96
Monterrey
Mexico
4,083,000
www.monterrey.gob.mx
 
 
97
Berlin
Germany
4,069,000
www.berlin.de
 
 
98
Sydney, NSW
Australia
4,036,000
www.australia.gov.au
 
 
99
Fuzhou, FJ
China
3,962,000
www.fjfao.gov.cn
 
 
100
Medan
Indonesia
3,942,000
http://www.kln.gov.my/
 
     
 

Notes:
*Latest Available.
This data is not for use in trend analysis nor is it comparable to previous years. Demographia World Urban Areas is a continuing project. Revisions are made as more accurate satellite photographs and population estimates become available. In the United States there are clear cut definitions of urban areas. Unfortunately, there are no uniform definitions of urban areas around the globe.
**2014 Estimates available for Top Ranking U.S.A Cities

 
     
 

View Additional World Cities Data:
Largest 100 Cities in the U.S.
Favorable Characteristics of International Cities

Return to World Cities Section

 
     
     
 

Source:
www.citymayors.com

For more information on international cities, visit:
NYC.gov/global
PWC.com/Cities

 

 

Baruch College Weissman Zicklin School of Business