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List of metropolitan areas by population

This page lists the top 50 largest metropolitan areas of the world. All population numbers here are for metropolitan areas, rather than for the city proper.

See also Megacity External Link Largest Cities Through History (http://geography.about.com/library/weekly/aa011201a.htm)
City namePopulation
Tokyo, Japan34,900,000 incl. Yokohama, Kawasaki
São Paulo, Brazil25,250,000 incl. Guarulhos[?]
New York, United States24,600,000 incl. Newark, Paterson
Seoul, South Korea21,150,000 incl. Inchon, Songnam[?]
Mexico City, Mexico20,750,000 incl. Nezahualcóyotl[?], Ecatepec[?], Naucalpan[?]
Mumbai (Bombay), India18,150,000 incl. Kalyan[?], Thane, Ulhasnagar[?]
Osaka, Japan18,000,000 incl. Kobe, Kyoto
Delhi, India17,150,000 incl. Faridabad[?] and Ghaziabad[?]
Jakarta, Indonesia15,850,000 incl. Bekasi[?], Bogor[?], Depok[?], Tangerang[?]
Cairo, Egypt15,100,000 incl. Al-Jizah[?], Shubra al-Khaymah[?]
Kolkata (Calcutta), India14,550,000 incl. Haora[?]
Buenos Aires, Argentina 13,700,000 incl. San Justo[?], La Plata[?]
Manila, Philippines 13,450,000 incl. Kalookan[?], Quezon City[?] (other report: 10,000,000)
Moscow, Russia13,200,000
Karachi, Pakistan 12,300,000
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil12,250,000 incl. Nova Iguaçu[?], São Gonçalo[?]
Shanghai, China12,200,000
London, United Kingdom11,850,000
Teheran, Iran 11,050,000 incl. Karaj[?]
Istanbul, Turkey11,000,000
Dhaka, Bangladesh10,350,000
Los Angeles, United States10,200,000 incl. Riverside, Anaheim
Paris, France 9,800,000
Chicago, United States9,400,000
Lagos, Nigeria 9,250,000
Beijing, China9,200,000
Lima, Peru7,900,000
Washington DC, United States7,850,000 incl. Baltimore
Bogota, Colombia7,700,000
Bangkok, Thailand 7,500,000
Johannesburg, South Africa7,450,000 incl. Soweto, East Rand[?], West Rand[?]
Taipei, Taiwan7,400,000
San Francisco, United States7,250,000 incl. Oakland, San Jose
Chongqing City, China7,200,000
Chennai (Madras), India7,100,000
Hong Kong, China 6,950,000 incl. Kowloon
Kinshasa, Congo 6,600,000
Lahore, Pakistan6,500,000
Bangalore, India 6,350,000
Philadelphia, United States6,300,000
Hyderabad India6,150,000
Ruhr area, Germany 6,050,000
Khartoum, Sudan5,950,000
Boston, United States5,900,000 incl. Worcester
Detroit, United States5,850,000 incl. Windsor, Ontario (Canada)
Tianjin, China5,750,000
St. Petersburg, Russia 5,550,000
Dallas, United States 5,500,000 incl. Fort Worth
Santiago, Chile5,450,000
Madrid, Spain5,150,000

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