The World - Top 100+ Urban Areas by Population

Population data courtesy of the United Nations Statistics Division and is by urban area as defined by each member country (for specific city data, see our ranking by city). Data is as of 2010 estimates.

Rank  Urban Area  Country Population 
1. Tokyo-Yokohama  Japan 36,650,000
2. Seoul-Incheon  South Korea 22,500,000
3. Delhi  India 22,155,000
4. Jakarta  Indonesia 21,700,000
5. Mumbai  India 20,900,000
6. São Paulo  Brazil 20,250,000
7. New York City  United States 19,712,000
8. Mexico City  Mexico 19,460,000
9. Manila  Philippines 19,375,000
10. Shanghai  China 18,400,000
11. Osaka-Kobe-Kyoto  Japan 17,000,000
12. Cairo  Egypt 16,250,000
13. Kolkota  India 15,550,000
14. Shenzhen  China 15,000,000
15. Los Angeles  United States 13,829,000
16. Beijing  China 13,545,000
17. Moscow  Russia 13,250,000
18. Karachi  Pakistan 13,125,000
19. Buenos Aires  Argentina 13,070,000
20. Istanbul  Turkey 12,739,000
21. Dongguan  China 12,000,000
22. Rio de Janeiro  Brazil 11,900,000
23. Guangzhou-Foshan  China 11,710,000
24. Dhaka  Bangladesh 11,175,000
25. Lagos  Nigeria 10,550,000
26. Paris  France 10,475,000
27. Nagoya  Japan 10,025,000
28. Lima  Peru 8,940,000
29. Kinshasa  Democratic Republic of the Congo 8,750,000
30. Chicago  United States 8,646,000
31. Bogotá  Colombia 8,500,000
32. Taipei  Taiwan 8,300,000
33. London  United Kingdom 8,278,000
34. Ho Chi Minh City  Vietnam 7,600,000
35. Chennai  India 7,550,000
36. Johannesburg-East Rand  South Africa 7,275,000
37. Essen-Düsseldorf  Germany 7,250,000
38. Tehran  Iran 7,225,000
39. Bangalore  India 7,220,000
40. Lahore  Pakistan 7,130,000
41. Bangkok  Thailand 6,980,000
42. Hong Kong  China 6,975,000
43. Hyderabad  India 6,750,000
44. Chongqing  China 6,620,000
45. Tianjin  China 6,400,000
46. Bandung  Indonesia 5,950,000
47. Santiago  Chile 5,950,000
48. Baghdad  Iraq 5,890,000
49. Belo Horizonte  Brazil 5,850,000
50. Ahmadabad  India 5,720,000
51. Toronto-Hamilton  Canada 5,671,000
52. San Francisco-San Jose  United States 5,524,000
53. Wuhan  China 5,360,000
54. Shenyang  China 5,250,000
55. Khartoum  Sudan 5,170,000
56. Philadelphia  United States 5,149,000
57. Kuala Lumpur  Malaysia 5,100,000
58. Chengdu  China 5,090,000
59. Singapore  Singapore 5,075,000
60. Hangzhou  China 5,030,000
61. Pune  India 5,000,000
62. Miami  United States 4,919,000
63. Madrid  Spain 4,900,000
64. Riyadh  Saudi Arabia 4,850,000
65. Luanda  Angola 4,770,000
66. Boston  United States 4,659,000
67. Xi'an  China 4,655,000
68. Saint Petersburg  Russia 4,560,000
69. Dallas-Fort Worth  United States 4,446,000
70. Guadalajara  Mexico 4,400,000
71. Alexandria  Egypt 4,375,000
72. Yangon  Myanmar 4,350,000
73. Milan  Italy 4,200,000
74. Surat  India 4,170,000
75. Nanjing  China 4,170,000
76. Abidjan  Cote d'Ivoire 4,125,000
77. Porto Alegre  Brazil 4,075,000
78. Harbin  China 4,000,000
79. Washington  United States 3,934,000
80. Houston  United States 3,912,000
81. Ankara  Turkey 3,910,000
82. Detroit  United States 3,903,000
83. Barcelona  Spain 3,900,000
84. Salvador  Brazil 3,900,000
85. Monterrey  Mexico 3,875,000
86. Recife  Brazil 3,850,000
87. Kabul  Afghanistan 3,730,000
88. Fortaleza  Brazil 3,700,000
89. Sydney  Australia 3,641,000
90. Accra  Ghana 3,600,000
91. Medellín  Colombia 3,575,000
92. Nairobi  Kenya 3,520,000
93. Atlanta  United States 3,500,000
94. Surabaya  Indonesia 3,500,000
95. Curitiba  Brazil 3,450,000
96. Berlin  Germany 3,450,000
97. Kano  Nigeria 3,400,000
98. Cape Town  South Africa 3,400,000
99. Pusan  South Korea 3,400,000
100. Dalian  China 3,380,000

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