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 area Country Official population Year
Tokyo  Japan 37,800,000[1] 2010
Seoul  South Korea 25,620,000[2] 2012
Shanghai  China 26,750,000[3]
Karachi  Pakistan 25,500,000[4] 2014
Delhi  India 21,753,486[5] 2011
Mexico City  Mexico 21,600,000[6] 2014
Beijing  China 21,148,000[7] 2013
São Paulo  Brazil 21,200,000[8] 2014
New York  United States 20,144,225[9] 2013
Mumbai  India 20,748,395[5] 2011
Osaka-Kobe-Kyoto (Keihanshin)  Japan 20,123,000[1] 2014
Jakarta  Indonesia 20,000,000[10] 2010
Lagos  Nigeria 17,390,000[11] 2013
Cairo  Egypt 16,292,269[12] 2006
Kolkata  India 16,000,000[5] 2014
Moscow  Russia 15,512,000[13] 2014
İstanbul  Turkey 14,160,467[14] 2013
Tehran  Iran 13,828,365[15] 2012
London  United Kingdom 13,614,409[16] 2012
Los Angeles  United States 13,131,431[9] 2013
Buenos Aires  Argentina 12,801,364[17] 2010
Dhaka  Bangladesh 12,797,394[18] 2008
Paris  France 11,978,363[19] 2011
Rio de Janeiro  Brazil 11,973,505[8] 2014
Manila  Philippines 11,855,975[20] 2010
Rhine-Ruhr  Germany 11,470,000[21] 2012
Kinshasa-Brazzaville  Democratic Republic of the Congo
 Republic of the Congo
10,353,911[22][23]
Lahore  Pakistan 9,700,000[24] 2014
Bangalore (Bengaluru)  India 10,178,146 2014
Bogotá  Colombia 10,000,000[25][26] 2015
Lima  Peru 9,735,587[27] 2014
Chicago  United States 9,537,289[9] 2013
Nagoya  Japan 9,107,000[1] 2010
Hyderabad  India 9,100,000[5] 2013
Chennai  India 8,917,749[5] 2011
Pune  India 8,242,142[5] 2014
Milan  Italy 7,400,000[28] 2013
Hong Kong  Hong Kong 7,234,800[29] 2014
Dallas–Fort Worth  United States 6,810,913[9] 2013
Santiago  Chile 6,683,852[30] 2012
Madrid  Spain 6,414,620[31] 2012
Ahmedabad  India 6,352,254[5] 2011
Houston  United States 6,313,158[9] 2013
Philadelphia  United States 6,034,678[9] 2013
Toronto  Canada 5,959,505[32] 2013
Washington, D.C.  United States 5,949,859[9] 2013
Miami  United States 5,828,191[9] 2013
Frankfurt Rhine-Main  Germany 5,821,523[33] 2012
Belo Horizonte  Brazil 5,767,414[8] 2014
Atlanta  United States 5,522,942[9] 2013
Barcelona  Spain 5,357,422[34] 2011
Singapore  Singapore 5,312,000[35] 2012
Munich  Germany 5,203,738[36]
Berlin  Germany 5,145,576[33] 2012
Hamburg  Germany 5,100,000[33] 2012

See also[edit]

Lists of metropolitan areas by region[edit]

Lists of metropolitan areas by country or region[edit]

References[edit]

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