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List of metropolitan areas by population

One concept which measures the world's largest cities is that of the metropolitan area, which is based on the concept of a labor market area and is typically defined as an employment core (an area with a high density of available jobs) and the surrounding areas that have strong commuting ties to the core. There is currently no generally accepted, globally consistent definition of exactly what constitutes a metropolitan area, thus making comparisons between cities in different countries especially difficult. However, for consistency, the sources on this article include figures from official governments only.

List

Note: Due to a lack of accurate governmental data, this list is incomplete.

Rank Metropolitan Country Official population Year
1 Tokyo  Japan 36,923,000[1] 2010
2 Seoul  South Korea 25,620,000[2] 2015
3 Shanghai  China 24,750,000[3] 2015
4 Delhi  India 23,998,000[4] 2015
5 Guangzhou  China 23,900,000[5] 2014
6 Karachi  Pakistan 23,500,000[6] 2015
7 Mexico City  Mexico 21,178,959[7] 2014
8 Beijing  China 21,148,000[8] 2013
9 Lagos  Nigeria 21,000,000[9] 2014
10 São Paulo  Brazil 20,935,204[10] 2014
11 Mumbai  India 20,748,395[4] 2011
12 New York  United States 20,092,883[11] 2014
13 Osaka  Japan 19,342,000[1] 2010
14 Dhaka  Bangladesh 17,151,925[12] 2011
15 Moscow  Russia 16,170,000[13] 2015
16 Kolkata  India 14,617,882[4] 2011
17 Tehran  Iran 14,595,904[14] 2011
18 Istanbul  Turkey 14,377,018[15] 2014
19 London  United Kingdom 14,031,830[16] 2014
20 Los Angeles  United States 13,262,220[11] 2014
21 Buenos Aires  Argentina 13,074,000[17] 2010
22 Paris  France 12,005,077[16] 2014
23 Rio de Janeiro  Brazil 11,973,505[10] 2014
24 Manila  Philippines 11,855,975[18] 2010
25 Rhine-Ruhr  Germany 11,470,000[19] 2012
26 Shenzhen  China 10,630,000[20] 2013
27 Lahore  Pakistan 10,052,000[21] 2015
28 Lima  Peru 9,886,647[22] 2015
29 Jakarta  Indonesia 9,607,787[23] 2010
30 Chicago  United States 9,554,598[11] 2014
31 Surabaya  Indonesia 9,115,485[23] 2014
32 Nagoya  Japan 9,107,000[1] 2010
33 Chennai  India 8,917,749[4] 2011
34 Bangalore (Bengaluru)  India 8,728,906[4] 2011
35 Bangkok  Thailand 8,305,218[24] 2010
36 Bogotá  Colombia 7,878,783[25] 2015
37 Hyderabad  India 7,749,334[4] 2011
38 Hong Kong  China 7,234,800[26] 2014
39 Taipei  Taiwan 7,045,488[27] 2013
40 Dallas–Fort Worth  United States 6,954,330[11] 2014
41 Santiago  Chile 6,683,852[28] 2012
42 Luanda  Angola 6,542,944[29] 2014
43 Madrid  Spain 6,378,297[16] 2014
44 Ahmedabad  India 6,352,254[4] 2011
45 Houston  United States 6,490,180[11] 2014
46 Faisalabad  Pakistan 6,480,000[30] 2015
47 Philadelphia  United States 6,051,170[11] 2014
48 Washington, D.C.  United States 6,033,737[11] 2014
49 Toronto  Canada 5,959,505[31] 2013
50 Miami  United States 5,929,819[11] 2014
51 Belo Horizonte  Brazil 5,767,414[10] 2014
52 Atlanta  United States 5,614,323[11] 2013
53 Islamabad-Rawalpindi  Pakistan 5,510,000[32] 2015
54 Singapore  Singapore 5,469,700[33] 2014
55 Barcelona  Spain 5,445,616[16] 2014
56 Munich  Germany 5,203,738[34] 2014
57 Stuttgart  Germany 5,200,000[35] 2013
58 Ankara  Turkey 5,150,072[15] 2014
59 Hamburg  Germany 5,100,000[36] 2012
60 Pune  India 5,049,968[4] 2011
61 Berlin  Germany 5,005,216[16] 2014
62 Boston  United States 4,732,161[11] 2014
63 Sydney  Australia 4,667,283[37] 2012
64 San Francisco  United States 4,594,060[11] 2014
65 Surat  India 4,585,367[4] 2011
66 Phoenix  United States 4,489,109[11] 2014
67 Inland Empire  United States 4,441,890[11] 2014
68 Rome  Italy 4,321,244[16] 2014
69 Detroit  United States 4,296,611[11] 2014
70 Milan  Italy 4,267,946[16] 2014
71 Melbourne  Australia 4,246,345[37] 2012

Notes

  1. Los Angeles is sometimes combined with the Inland Empire in what is known as the Greater Los Angeles Area, with a combined population of 17 million inhabitants.

Charts and graphs

See also

Lists of metropolitan areas by region

Lists of metropolitan areas by country or region

References

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External links

  • World's largest cities and their mayors
  • Geopolis
  • demographia.com
  • citypopulation.de
  • World Gazetteer
  • OECD Territorial Reviews - Competitive Cities in the Global Economy - has some definitions for OECD countries
  • Map of cities
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