List of metropolitan areas in the Americas

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This is a list of the 50 largest metropolitan areas in the Americas. Official definitions of metropolitan area based on the concept of a single urban core and its immediate surroundings are used where available. For cities in countries that do not have official metropolitan area definitions, the urban agglomeration concept is used instead. For the 50 largest cities in the Americas, see Largest cities in the Americas.

List[edit]

Rank Metropolitan area Population Year
1 Mexico Mexico City[nb 1][1] 21,404,435[2][3] 2010
2 Brazil São Paulo 20,820,093[4] 2013
3 United States New York 20,004,502[5] 2013
4 Argentina Buenos Aires 13,074,000[6][7] 2010
5 United States Los Angeles 13,131,431[5] 2013
6 Brazil Rio de Janeiro 12,603,939[4] 2010
7 Peru Lima 9,735,587[8] 2014
8 United States Chicago 9,537,289[5] 2013
9 Colombia Bogotá 9,023,344[9][10] 2014
10 United States Dallas 6,810,913[5] 2013
11 Chile Santiago 6,683,852[11] 2012
12 Canada Toronto-Hamilton 6,574,140[12] 2011
13 United States Houston 6,313,158[5] 2013
14 United States Philadelphia 6,034,678[5] 2013
15 United States-Canada Detroit–Windsor 5,760,344[13] 2010
16 United States Washington 5,703,948[5] 2011
17 United States Miami 5,670,125[5] 2011
18 Brazil Belo Horizonte 5,403,050[4][14] 2007
19 United States Atlanta 5,359,205[5] 2011
20 United States-Mexico San Diego–Tijuana 5,105,769 [15] 2010
21 United States Boston 4,591,112[5] 2011
22 Mexico Guadalajara 4,434,252[2][16] 2010
23 United States San Francisco 4,391,037[5] 2011
24 United States Riverside-San Bernardino 4,304,997[5] 2011
25 United States Phoenix 4,263,236[5] 2011
26 Brazil Recife 4,150,004[4] 2008
27 Guatemala Guatemala City 4,100,000[5] 2011
28 Mexico Monterrey 4,080,329[2][16] 2010
29 Brazil Porto Alegre 4,075,545[4][17] 2011
30 Canada Montreal 3,908,700[12] 2011
31 Brazil Salvador 3,599,538[4] 2007
32 Brazil Brasília 3,558,166[4] 2007
33 United States Seattle 3,500,026[5] 2011
34 Colombia Medellín 3,496,757[18] 2009
35 Colombia Cali 3,400,204[18] 2009
36 Brazil Fortaleza 3,376,883[4] 2007
37 United States Minneapolis-Saint Paul 3,318,486[5] 2011
38 Dominican Republic Santo Domingo 3,294,385[19] 2010
39 Brazil Curitiba 3,139,389[4] 2007
40 Mexico-United States Juárez–El Paso 3,045,006 [13] 2010
41 Venezuela Caracas 2,904,376[20] 2011
42 United States Tampa-Saint Petersburg 2,824,724[5] 2011
43 United States Saint Louis 2,817,355[5] 2011
44 United States Baltimore 2,729,110[5] 2011
45 Ecuador Guayaquil 2,690,000[6][21] 2010
46 Mexico Puebla 2,668,347[2][16] 2010
47 United States Denver 2,599,504[5] 2011
48 Brazil Campinas 2,484,555[4] 2007
49 Puerto Rico San Juan 2,476,839[22] 2011

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ According to the most recent definition agreed upon by the governments of the Federal District, the State of Mexico and the state of Hidalgo, the Mexico City Metropolitan Area is constituted by the Federal District (8,873,017, itself composed of 16 boroughs), 59 adjacent municipalities of the State of Mexico (11,166,673) and 29 municipalities of the state of Hidalgo (1,364,744). The current federal government (SEDESOL/CONAPO/INEGI) definition dates from 2005; on the basis of this definition the 2010 population is 20,137,152.

Guatemala City is twice shown in the chart.

References[edit]

  1. ^ (Spanish) State Population Council. "Mexico City Metropolitan Area". Government of the State of Mexico. Retrieved 9 December 2009. .
  2. ^ a b c d "Censo de Población y Vivienda 2010, Resultados Preliminares" (in Spanish). INEGI. Retrieved 12 February 2011. 
  3. ^ "Zona Metropolitana del Valle de México" (in Spanish). Gobierno del Estado de México. Retrieved 12 February 2011. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Constituent municipalities as listed by Obervatorio das Metropoles. Population figures from the sum of the municipalities' population: IBGE
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t U.S. Census Bureau -- Annual Estimates of the Population of Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas (2011)
  6. ^ a b United Nations World Urbanization Prospects (2009 revision)
  7. ^ Data for Buenos Aires refer to Gran Buenos Aires.
  8. ^ "PERÚ: ESTIMACIONES Y PROYECCIONES DE POBLACIÓN TOTAL POR SEXO DE LAS PRINCIPALES CIUDADES". Instituto Nacional de Estadistica e Informatica (INEI) (in Spanish). Scribd. March 2012. p. 32. Retrieved 14 March 2014. 
  9. ^ Censo DANE 2005
  10. ^ Estimaciones de población de los municipios colombianos 2005 -2009 según DANE.
  11. ^ "Región Metropolitana de Santiago" (in Spanish). Instituto Nacional de Estadísticas. Retrieved 22 December 2012. 
  12. ^ a b Statistics Canada -- Population of census metropolitan areas
  13. ^ a b America: metropolitan areas "America: metropolitan areas". World Gazetteer. Retrieved March 19, 2011. 
  14. ^ Total population of the microregião of Sete Lagoas, Pará de Minas, Belo Horizonte, and Itaguara.
  15. ^ "World Gazetteer – San Diego-Tijuana". Archived from the original on 2007-10-01. 
  16. ^ a b c INEGI Delimitación de las zonas metropolitanas de México 2005
  17. ^ Total population of the microregião of Montenegro, São Jerônimo, and Porto Alegre.
  18. ^ a b Metropolitan areas as defined by DANE in the 2005 census. The figures are from DANE official estimates.
  19. ^ Thomas Brinkoff -- The Principal Agglomerations of the World
  20. ^ http://www.ine.gov.ve/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&id=95&Itemid=26#
  21. ^ Includes the population of the locality of Eloy Alfaro.
  22. ^ U.S. Census Bureau -- Annual Estimates of the Population of Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas in Puerto Rico (2011)

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