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Table 3.II

Top 100 World Cities - Ranked by Population
2011*

 
     
  Rank City Country

Population

Web Site  
 
1
Karachi
Pakistan
15,500,000
www.karachicity.gov.pk
 
 
2
Shanghai
China
14,900,000
www.shanghai.gov.cn
 
 
3
Mumbai
India
13,900,000
www.mcgm.gov.in
 
 
4
Beijing
China
12,460,000
www.ebeijing.gov.cn
 
 
5
Delhi
India
12,100,000
www.delhitourism.gov.in
 
 
6
Buenos Aires
Argentina
11,655,000
www.buenosaires.com
 
 
7
Manila
Philippines
11,550,000
www.manila.gov.ph
 
 
8
Seoul
South Korea
11,153,000
www.seoul.go.kr
 
 
9
Sao Paulo
Brazil
11,038,000
www.cidadedesaopaulo.com
 
 
10
Moscow
Russia
10,524,000
moscow.ru/en
 
 
11
Jakarta
Indonesia
10,100,000
www.jakarta-tourism.go.id
 
 
12
Istanbul
Turkey
9,560,000
istanbul.com
 
 
13
Bangkok
Thailand
9,100,000
www.bangkok.com
 
 
14
Mexico City
Mexico
8,841,000
www.mexicocity.gob.mx
 
 
15
Tokyo
Japan
8,653,000
www.metro.tokyo.jp
 
 
16
Tehran
Iran
8,430,000
tehran.ir
 
 
17
New York City
USA
8,364,000
www.baruch.cuny.edu/nycdata
 
 
18
Kinshasa
Congo
8,200,000
www.kinshasa-congo.com
 
 
19
Dhaka
Bangladesh
7,940,000
www.dhakacity.org
 
 
20
Lagos
Nigeria
7,938,000
www.lagosstate.gov.ng
 
 
21
Cairo
Egypt
7,764,000
www.touregypt.net/cairo
 
 
22
Lima
Peru
7,606,000
visitperu.com
 
 
23
London
UK
7,557,000
www.visitlondon.com
 
 
24
Tianjin
China
7,500,000
www.tj.gov.cn
 
 
25
Bogota
Colombia
7,320,000
www.bogota-dc.com
 
 
26
Ho Chi Minh City
Vietnam
7,100,000
www.vietnamonline.com
 
 
27
Hong Kong
China
7,055,000
www.discoverhongkong.com
 
 
28
Guangzhou
China
6,458,000
gz.gov.cn
 
 
29
Dongguan
China
6,446,000
dg.gov.cn
 
 
30
Lahore
Pakistan
6,100,000
www.lahore.com
 
 
31
Rio de Janeiro
Brazil
6,093,000
www.brasil.gov.br
 
 
32
Baghdad
Iraq
6,050,000
www.baghdad.gov.iq/ar
 
 
33
Bangalore
India
5,840,000
www.bangalorebest.com
 
 
34
Surat
India
5,390,000
www.suratmunicipal.org
 
 
35
Santiago
Chile
5,278,000
www.thisischile.cl
 
 
36
Kolkata (Calcutta)
India
5,100,000
www.calcuttaweb.com
 
 
37
Shenyang
China
5,090,000
www.shenyang.gov.cn
 
 
38
Chongqing
China
5,087,000
cq.gov.cn
 
 
39
Singapore
Singapore
4,988,000
www.gov.sg
 
 
40
Riyadh
Saudi Arabia
4,950,000
www.arriyadh.com
 
 
41
Luanda
Angola
4,799,000
www.angola.org
 
 
42
Harbin
China
4,755,000
www.harbin.gov.cn
 
 
43
St Petersburg
Russia
4,661,000
www.saint-petersburg.com
 
 
44
Chennai
India
4,600,000
chennaionline.com
 
 
45
Ahmedabad
India
4,525,000
www.ahmedabad.com
 
 
46
Wuhan
China
4,500,000
wh.gov.cn
 
 
47
Yangon
Myanmar
4,468,000
www.yangoncity.com.mm
 
 
48
Sydney
Australia
4,400,000
www.sydneyaustralia.com
 
 
49
Chengdu
China
4,334,000
www.chengdu.gov.cn
 
 
50
Shenzhen
China
4,320,000
sz.gov.cn
 
 
51
Nanjing
China
4,150,000
nanjing.gov.cn
 
 
52
Alexandria
Egypt
4,110,000
www.alexandriaegypt.com
 
 
53
Johannesburg
South Africa
3,888,000
www.joburg.org.za
 
 
54
Jeddah
Saudi Arabia
3,856,000
www.jeddah.gov.sa
 
 
55
Los Angeles
USA
3,834,000
www.lacity.org
 
 
56
Abidjan
Ivory Coast
3,800,000
www.abidjan.net
 
 
57
Ankara
Turkey
3,764,000
www.ankara.bel.tr
 
 
58
Casablanca
Morocco
3,673,000
www.casablanca.ma
 
 
59
Yokohama
Japan
3,655,000
www.city.yokohama.lg.jp
 
 
60
Hyderabad
India
3,637,000
www.fullhyderabad.com
 
 
61
Melbourne
Australia
3,635,000
www.melbourne.vic.gov.au
 
 
62
Kano
Nigeria
3,626,000
kano.gov.ng
 
 
63
Busan
South Korea
3,600,000
busan.go.kr
 
 
64
Kabul
Afghanistan
3,586,000
www.kabulonline.com
 
 
65
Changchun
China
3,581,000
changchun.gov.cn
 
 
66
Cape Town
South Africa
3,497,000
www.capetown.gov.za
 
 
67
Guiyang
China
3,450,000
www.guiyang.org
 
 
68
Berlin
Germany
3,432,000
www.berlin.de
 
 
69
Hangzhou
China
3,408,000
www.inhangzhou.com
 
 
70
Addis Ababa
Ethiopia
3,385,000
www.addisababacity.gov.et
 
 
71
Pune
India
3,337,000
www.punesite.com
 
 
72
Pyongyang
North Korea
3,255,000
www.pyongyang-metro.com
 
 
73
Madrid
Spain
3,213,000
www.esmadrid.com
 
 
74
Nairobi
Kenya
3,130,000
www.nairobicity.go.ke
 
 
75
Kanpur
India
3,100,000
www.kanpurnagar.nic.in
 
 
76
Kunming
China
3,100,000
kunming.cn
 
 
77
Surabaya
Indonesia
3,100,000
www.surabaya.go.id
 
 
78
Jaipur
India
3,050,000
jaipur.nic.in
 
 
79
Salvador da Bahia
Brazil
2,998,000
www.bahia-online.net
 
 
80
Santo Domingo
Dominican Republic
2,989,000
www.dominicanrepublic.com
 
 
81
Mashhad
Iran
2,910,000
www.mashhad.ir
 
 
82
Chicago
USA
2,853,000
www.cityofchicago.org
 
 
83
Zibo
China
2,850,000
www.zibo.gov.cn
 
 
84
Kiev
Ukraine
2,820,000
kievukraine.info
 
 
85
Durg
India
2,810,000
durg.gov.in
 
 
86
Huludao
China
2,787,000
www.chinatravel.com-huludao
 
 
87
Caracas
Venezuela
2,762,000
www.lonelyplanet.com-caracas
 
 
88
Quingdao
China
2,755,000
www.thatsqingdao.com
 
 
89
Changsha
China
2,744,000
changsha.gov.cn
 
 
90
Rome
Italy
2,732,000
www.rome.info
 
 
91
Fuzhou
China
2,710,000
www.travelchinaguide.com-fuzhou
 
 
92
Quezon City
Philippines
2,680,000
www.quezoncity.gov.ph
 
 
93
Xian
China
2,670,000
xian-tourism.com
 
 
94
Port Harcourt
Nigeria
2,667,000
www.portharcourt.com
 
 
95
Osaka
Japan
2,647,000
www.pref.osaka.jp
 
 
96
Incheon
South Korea
2,630,000
incheon.go.kr
 
 
97
Shijiazhuang
China
2,630,000
sjzchina.com
 
 
98
Taipei
Taiwan
2,620,000
taipei.gov.tw
 
 
99
Zhengzhou
China
2,600,000
www.travelchinaguide.com-zhengzhou
 
 
100
Chittagong
Bangladesh
2,580,000
www.chittagong-website.com
 
     
 

Notes:
*Latest Available.
The research was carried out in late 2010 and early 2011. For the population data, City Mayors consulted numerous national and international sources and in case of large statistical inconsistencies elected to publish cautious averages.

 
 


Source:
www.citymayors.com

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