List of metropolitan areas by population

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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 and accuracy, the sources on this article include figures from official governments only.

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Metropolitan Country Official population Year
Tokyo  Japan 36,923,000[1] 2010
Seoul  South Korea 25,258,000[2] 2013
Shanghai  China 24,750,000[3]
Delhi  India 21,753,486[4] 2011
Mexico City  Mexico 21,178,959[5] 2014
Beijing  China 21,148,000[6] 2013
São Paulo  Brazil 20,935,204[7] 2014
Mumbai  India 20,748,395[4] 2011
Jakarta  Indonesia 20,000,000[8] 2010
New York  United States 19,949,502[9] 2013
Keihanshin  Japan 19,342,000[1] 2010
Cairo  Egypt 16,292,269[10] 2006
Kolkata  India 14,617,882[4] 2011
İstanbul  Turkey 14,160,467[11] 2013
London  United Kingdom 13,879,757[12] 2013
Los Angeles  United States 13,131,431[9] 2013
Buenos Aires  Argentina 13,074,000[13] 2010
Dhaka  Bangladesh 12,797,394[14] 2008
Paris  France 11,978,363[12] 2013
Rio de Janeiro  Brazil 11,973,505[7] 2014
Manila  Philippines 11,855,975[15] 2010
Rhine-Ruhr  Germany 11,470,000[16] 2012
Lima  Peru 9,735,587[17] 2014
Chicago  United States 9,537,289[9] 2013
Bogotá  Colombia 9,512,407[18] 2013
Chūkyō  Japan 9,107,000[1] 2010
Chennai  India 8,917,749[4] 2011
Bangalore (Bengaluru)  India 8,728,906[4] 2011
Tehran  Iran 8,293,140[19] 2011
Hyderabad  India 7,749,334[4] 2011
Hong Kong  Hong Kong 7,234,800[20] 2014
Dallas–Fort Worth  United States 6,810,913[9] 2013
Santiago  Chile 6,683,852[21] 2012
Madrid  Spain 6,414,620[12] 2013
Ahmedabad  India 6,352,254[4] 2011
Houston  United States 6,313,158[9] 2013
Philadelphia  United States 6,034,678[9] 2013
Toronto  Canada 5,959,505[22] 2013
Washington, D.C.  United States 5,949,859[9] 2013
Miami  United States 5,828,191[9] 2013
Belo Horizonte  Brazil 5,767,414[7] 2014
Atlanta  United States 5,522,942[9] 2013
Barcelona  Spain 5,493,081[12] 2013
Singapore  Singapore 5,469,700[23] 2014
Munich  Germany 5,203,738[24]
Berlin  Germany 5,145,576[12] 2013
Hamburg  Germany 5,100,000[25] 2012
Pune  India 5,049,968[4] 2011
Sydney  Australia 4,667,283[26] 2012
Melbourne  Australia 4,246,345[27] 2012

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Lists of metropolitan areas by region[edit]

Lists of metropolitan areas by country or region[edit]

References[edit]

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