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World Cities

 
     
 

Top 100 World Metropolitan Areas-Ranked by Population
2017*

 
     
  Rank City Country

Population

Web Site  
 
1
Tokyo-Yokohama
Japan
38,801,000
www.metro.tokyo.jp
 
 
2
Delhi, DL-UP-HR
India
25,703,168
www.delhitourism.gov.in
 
 
3
Shanghai, SHG-JS-ZJ
China
23,740,778
www.shanghai.gov.cn
 
 
4
San Paulo
Brazil
21,066,245
www.cidadedesaopaulo.com
 
 
5
Mumbai, MH
India
21,042,538
www.mcgm.gov.in
 
 
6
Mexico City
Mexico
20,998,543
www.mexicocity.gob.mx
 
 
7
Beijing, BJ
China
20,383,994
www.ebeijing.gov.cn
 
 
8
Osaka-Kobe-Kyoto
Japan
20,237,645
www.city.osaka.lg.jp/
 
 
9
Cairo
Egypt
18,771,769
www.touregypt.net/cairo
 
 
10
New York, NY-NJ-CT
USA**
18,593,220
www.nyc1.gov
 
 
11
Dhaka
Bangladesh
17,598,228
www.dhakacity.org
 
 
12
Karachi
Pakistan
16,617,644
www.karachicity.gov.pk
 
 
13
Buenos Aires
Argentina
15,180,176
www.buenosaires.com
 
 
14
Kolkata, WB
India
14,864,919
www.calcuttaweb.com
 
 
15
Istanbul
Turkey
14,163,989
istanbul.com
 
 
16
Chongquin
China
13,331,579
www.chinatoday.com/chongqing.htm
 
 
17
Lagos
Nigeria
13,122,829
www.lagosstate.gov.ng/
 
 
18
Manila
Philippines
12,946,263
www.manila.gov.ph
 
 
19
Rio de Janeiro
Brazil
12,902,306
www.brasil.gov.br
 
 
20
Guangzhou-Foshan, GD
China
12,458,130
gz.gov.cn
 
 
21
Los Angelles, CA
United States
12,309,530
www.lacity.org
 
 
22
Moscow
Russia
12,165,704
moscow.ru/en
 
 
23
Kinshasa
Congo (Dem. Rep.)
11,586,914
www.kinshasa-congo.com
 
 
24
Tianjin, TJ
China
11,210,329
www.tj.gov.cn
 
 
25
Paris
France
10,843,285
www.france.fr
 
 
26
Shenzhen, GD
China
10,749,473
english.sz.gov.cn
 
 
27
Jakarta
Indonesia
10,323,142
www.jakarta-tourism.go.id
 
 
28
London
United Kingdom
10,313,307
www.visitlondon.com
 
 
29
Bangalore, KA
India
10,087,132
www.bangalorebest.com
 
 
30
Lima
Peru
9,897,033
visitperu.com
 
 
31
Chennai
India
9,890,427
www.chennaicorporation.gov.in
 
 
32
Seoul-Incheon
South Korea
9,773,746
www.seoul.go.kr
 
 
33
Bogota
Colombia
9,764,769
www.bogota-dc.com
 
 
34
Nagoya
Japan
9,406,264
nagoya.usconsulate.gov
 
 
35
Johannesburg
South Africa
9,398,698
joburg.org
 
 
36
Bangkok
Thailand
9,269,823
www.bangkok.com
 
 
37
Hyderabad, AP
India
8,943,523
www.fullhyderabad.com
 
 
38
Chicago
United States
8,744,835
cityofchicago.org
 
 
39
Lahore
Pakistan
8,741,365
www.lahore.com
 
 
40
Tehran
Iran
8,432,196
visitperu.com
 
 
41
Wuhan, HUB
China
7,905,572
wh.gov.cn
 
 
42
Chengdu, SC
China
7,555,705
www.chengdu.gov.cn
 
 
43
Dongguan
China
7,434,935
www.dg.gov.cn
 
 
44
Nanjing, JS
China
7,369,157
nanjing.gov.cn
 
 
45
Ahmadabad
India
7,342,850
www.gujaratindia.gov.in
 
 
46
Hong Kong
China: Hong Kong SAR
7,313,557
www.discoverhongkong.com
 
 
47
Ho Chi Minh City
Viet Nam
7,297,780
www.vietnamonline.com
 
 
48
Foshan
Foshan
7,035,945
www.foshan.gov.cn
 
 
49
Kuala Lumpu
Malaysia
6,836,911
www.dbkl.gov.my
 
 
50
Baghdad
Iran
6,642,848
www.baghdad.gov.iq/ar
 
 
51
Santiago
Chile
6,507,400
chile.usembassy.gov
 
 
52
Hangzhou, ZJ
China
6,390,637
hangzhou.gov.cn
 
 
53
Riyadh
Saudi Arabia
6,369,710
www.arriyadh.com
 
 
54
Shenyang, LN
China
6,315,470
www.shenyang.gov.cn
 
 
55
Madrid
Spain
6,199,254
www.esmadrid.com
 
 
56
Xian, SAA
China
6,043,700
en1.xian-tourism.com
 
 
57
Toronto, ON
Canada
5,992,739
www.toronto.ca/
 
 
58
Miami
United States
5,817,221
www.miamigov.com/
 
 
59
Pune, MH
India
5,727,530
pune.nic.in
 
 
60
Belo Horizonte
Brazil
5,716,422
visitbh.pbh.gov.br
 
 
61
Dallas-Fort Worth, TX
United States
5,702,641
dallascityhall.com
 
 
62
Surat
India
5,650,011
www.suratmunicipal.gov.in
 
 
63
Houston
United States
5,638,045
www.houstontx.gov
 
 
64
Singapore
Singapore
5,618,866
www.gov.sg
 
 
65
Philadelphia, PA-NJ-DE-MD
United States
5,585,211
www.phila.gov
 
 
66
Kitakyushu
Japam
5,510,478
www.city.kitakyushu.lg.jp
 
 
67
Luanda
Angola
5,506,000
www.governo.gov.ao
 
 
68
Suzhou, JS
China
5,472,033
www.suzhou.gov.cn
 
 
69
Harbin, HL
China
5,457,414
www.harbin.gov.cn
 
 
70
Barcelona
Spain
5,258,319
www.barcelona.cat
 
 
71
Atlanta
United States
5,142,140
www.atlantaga.gov
 
 
72
Khartoum
Sudan
5,129,358
sudan.usembassy.gov
 
 
73
Dar es Salaam
Tanzania
5,115,670
www.dsm.go.tz
 
 
74
St. Petersburg
Russia
4,992,991
www.saint-petersburg.com
 
 
75
Washington, D.C.
United States
4,955,139
www.dc.gov
 
 
76
Abidjan
Ivory Coast
4,859,798
www.abidjan.net
 
 
77
Guadalajara
Mexico
4,843,241
guadalajara.gob.mx/
 
 
78
Yangon
Myanmar
4,801,930
www.mofa.gov.mm
 
 
79
Alexandria
Egypt
4,777,677
www.alexandriaegypt.com
 
 
80
Ankara
Turkey
4,749,968
www.ankara.bel.tr
 
 
81
Kabul
Afghanistan
4,634,875
km.gov.af
 
 
82
Quingdao
China
4,565,549
english.qingdao.gov.cn
 
 
83
Chittagong
Bangladesh
4,539,393
www.ccc.org.bd
 
 
84
Monterrey
Mexico
4,512,572
www.monterrey.gob.mx
 
 
85
Sydney, NSW
Australia
4,505,341
www.australia.gov.au
 
 
86
Dalian, LN
China
4,489,380
en.dl.gov.cn
 
 
87
Xiamen
China
4,430,081
web.archive.org
 
 
88
Zhengzhou, HEM
China
4,387,118
www.zhengzhou.gov.cn
 
 
89
Boston
United States
4,249,036
www.boston.gov
 
 
90
Melbourme
Australia
4,203,416
www.melbourne.vic.gov.au
 
 
91
Brazilia
Brazil
4,155,476
www.brasilia.df.gov.br
 
 
92
Jeddah
Saudi Arabia
4,075,803
www.mofa.gov.pk/jeddah
 
 
93
Phoenix
United States
4,062,605
www.phoenix.gov
 
 
94
Ji'nan
China
4,032,150
www.jinan.gov.cn
 
 
95
Montréal
Canada
3,980,708
http://ville.montreal.qc.ca
 
 
96
Shantou
China
3,948,813
shantou.gov.cn
 
 
97
Nairobi
Kenya
3,914,791
www.nairobicity.go.ke
 
 
98
Medellin
Colombia
3,910,989
www.medellin.gov.co
 
 
99
Fortaleza
Brazil
3,880,202
www.fortaleza.ce.gov.br
 
 
100
Kunming
China
3,779,558
en.kunming.cn
 
     
 

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.

**2017 Estimates available for Top Ranking U.S.A Cities

 
     
     
   
     
 

Source:
www.worldatlas.com

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

 
     
Baruch College Weissman Zicklin School of Business