List of largest suburbs by population

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Largest suburbs worldwide[edit]

The following is a table of the largest incorporated suburbs worldwide, with over 700,000 people.

A suburb here is defined as subordinate to a central city from a business or infrastructure sense, and it may or may not have more population than the central city due to arbitrary municipal definitions.

Cities in People's Republic of China are often defined in way as prefectures/counties. Their prefecture/county limits often are physically more extensive than entire metropolitan areas, encompassing large rural areas and outright separate cities. Other definitions of city limits are in actual usage, such as combination of several districts where urban area of the central city is dominant, or roads, railways, natural boundaries, or a combination thereof. Some counties/districts (e.g. Handan County, Handan City(Prefecture level)) are indeed suburbs of their respective central cities (e.g. Congtai,Hanshan,Fuxing districts of Handan City(Prefecture level) are a common definition of true urban area of Handan, although this definition now often also involves Handan County as the city expands), but for simplicity they are excluded from this list.
Coincidentally, a similar scenario applies to Taichung, Tainan and Kaohsiung after they merged with their respective surrounding suburb counties in December 2010, despite they are controlled by Republic of China(Taiwan). Taipei County was also considered merging with Taipei City (and Keelung City) when such proposals were discussed, but instead became a special municipality--New Taipei City on its own. With it's area surrounding Taipei and Keelung City unaltered, the New Taipei City occurs on top of this list.

Also excluded are Transborder agglomerations. In the Pop Date column, C stands for Census, P for provisional result, E for Estimate.

Rank City Population Pop Date Metropolitan Area Nation
1 New Taipei 3,947,608 2013E Taipei  Republic of China (Taiwan)[1]
2 Yokohama 3,703,258 2014E Tokyo  Japan[2]
3 Ekurhuleni 3,178,470 2011C Greater Johannesburg  South Africa[3]
4 Incheon 2,891,286 2012E Seoul  South Korea[4]
5 Quezon City 2,761,720 2010C Manila  Philippines[5]
6 Giza 2,681,863 2006C Greater Cairo  Egypt
7 Bekasi 2,510,951 2014E Jabodetabek (Jakarta)  Indonesia[6]
8 Tangerang 2,001,925 2014E Jakarta  Indonesia[6]
9 Depok 1,869,681 2014E Jakarta  Indonesia[6]
10 Omdurman 1,849,659 2008C Khartoum  Sudan[7]
11 Thane 1,818,872 2011C Mumbai Metropolitan Region  India[8]
12 La Matanza 1,772,130 2010CP Buenos Aires  Argentina
13 Pimpri-Chinchwad 1,729,359 2011C Pune  India[8]
14 Ecatepec de Morelos 1,685,806 2010C Mexico City  Mexico[9]
15 Ghaziabad 1,636,068 2011C Delhi NCR  India[8]
16 Karaj 1,614,626 2011C Greater Tehran  Iran[10]
17 Kobe City 1,540,242 2014E Osaka  Japan[2]
18 Gurgaon 1,514,085 2011C Delhi NCR  India[8]
19 Caloocan 1,489,040 2010C Manila  Philippines[5]
20 Kawasaki 1,450,097 2014E Tokyo  Japan[2]
21 South Tangerang 1,436,187 2014E Jabodetabek (Jakarta)  Indonesia[6]
22 Faridabad 1,404,653 2011C Delhi/NCR  India[8]
23 Guarulhos 1,299,249 2013E São Paulo  Brazil[11]
24 Saitama City 1,244,695 2014E Tokyo  Japan[2]
25 Kalyan-Dombivali 1,246,381 2011C Mumbai Metropolitan Region  India[8]
26 Vasai-Virar 1,221,223 2011C Mumbai Metropolitan Region  India[8]
27 Ulsan 1,166,503 2012E Busan-Ulsan  South Korea[4]
28 Zapopan 1,155,790 2010C Guadalajara  Mexico[9]
29 Suwon 1,147,955 2012E Seoul  South Korea[4]
30 Navi Mumbai 1,119,477 2011C Mumbai Metropolitan Region  India[8]
31 Ciudad Nezahualcóyotl 1,110,565 2010C Mexico City  Mexico[9]
32 Changwon 1,106,081 2012E Busan-Ulsan  South Korea[4]
33 Howrah 1,072,161 2011C Kolkata  India[8]
34 São Gonçalo 1,025,507 2013E Rio de Janeiro  Brazil[11]
35 Bogor 1,022,002 2014E Jakarta  Indonesia[6]
36 Shubra El-Kheima 1,016,722 2006C Cairo  Egypt
37 Khartoum North 1,012,211 2008C Khartoum  Sudan[7]
38 Callao 996,455 2014E Greater Lima  Peru[12]
39 Seongnam 994,271 2012C Seoul  South Korea[4]
40 Goyang 981,220 2012E Seoul  South Korea[4]
41 Chiba City 964,314 2014E Tokyo  Japan[2]
42 El Alto 953,300 2010C Greater La Paz  Bolivia[13]
43 Yongin 930,058 2012E Seoul  South Korea[4]
44 Matola 893,000 2014E Maputo  Mozambique[14]
45 Sharjah 890,000 2010E Dubai-Sharjah-Ajman metropolitan area  United Arab Emirates
46 Bucheon 885,949 2012E Seoul  South Korea[4]
47 Duque de Caxias 873,921 2013E Rio de Janeiro  Brazil[11]
48 Sakai 841,012 2014E Osaka  Japan[2]
49 Naucalpan de Juárez 833,779 2010C Mexico City  Mexico[9]
50 Seberang Perai 818,197 2010C Penang  Malaysia[15]
51 Mira-Bhayander 814,655 2011C Mumbai Metropolitan Region  India[8]
52 São Bernardo do Campo 805,895 2013E São Paulo  Brazil[11]
53 Nova Iguaçu 804,815 2013E Rio de Janeiro  Brazil[11]
54 Kajang 795,522 2010C Greater Kuala Lumpur  Malaysia[15]
55 Fort Worth 777,992 2012E Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex  United States[16]
56 Ansan 758,573 2012E Seoul  South Korea[4]
57 Klang 744,062 2010C Greater Kuala Lumpur  Malaysia[15]
58 Sagamihara 721,155 2014E Tokyo  Japan[2]
59 Mississauga 713,443 2010C Greater Toronto Area  Canada[17]
60 Bhiwandi 711,329 2011C Mumbai Metropolitan Region  India[8]
61 Subang Jaya 708,296 2010C Greater Kuala Lumpur  Malaysia[15]
62 Santo André 704,942 2013E São Paulo  Brazil[11]