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

List[edit]

Note: Due to a lack of accurate governmental data, this list is incomplete.

Rank Metropolitan Country Official population Year
1 Tokyo  Japan 37,832,892[1] 2016
2 Shanghai  China 34,000,000[2] 2010
3 Jakarta  Indonesia 30,000,000[3] 2014
4 Seoul  South Korea 25,514,000[4] 2016
5 Guangzhou  China 25,000,000[2] 2010
6 Beijing  China 24,900,000[2] 2010
7 Karachi  Pakistan 24,300,000[5] 2016
8 New York City  United States 23,723,696[6] 2015
9 Shenzhen  China 23,300,000[2] 2010
10 Delhi  India 21,753,486[7] 2011
11 Mexico City  Mexico 21,339,781[8] 2015
12 São Paulo  Brazil 21,242,939[9] 2016
13 Lagos  Nigeria 21,000,000[10] 2014
14 Mumbai  India 20,748,395[7] 2011
15 Osaka  Japan 19,342,000[1] 2010
16 Wuhan  China 19,000,000[2] 2010
Moscow  Russia 19,000,000 2016
17 Chengdu  China 18,100,000[2] 2010
18 Dhaka  Bangladesh 17,151,925[11] 2011
19 Chongqing  China 17,000,000[2] 2010
20 Tianjin  China 15,400,000[2] 2010
21 Istanbul  Turkey 14,804,116[12] 2016
22 Kolkata  India 14,617,882[7] 2011
23 Tehran  Iran 14,595,904[13] 2011
24 Los Angeles  United States 14,237,873[6] 2015
25 London  United Kingdom 13,879,757[14] 2015
26 Hangzhou  China 13,400,000[2] 2010
27 Buenos Aires  Argentina 13,074,000[15] 2010
28 Xi'an  China 12,900,000[2] 2010
29 Manila  Philippines 12,877,253[16] 2015
30 Paris  France 12,405,426[2] 2013
31 Changzhou  China 12,400,000[2] 2010
32 Rio de Janeiro  Brazil 12,330,186[9] 2016
33 Shantou  China 12,000,000[2] 2010
34 Nanjing  China 11,700,000[2] 2010
35 Rhine-Ruhr  Germany 11,470,000[17] 2012
36 Jinan  China 11,000,000[2] 2010
37 Bangalore  India 10,576,167[18] 2011
38 Harbin  China 10,500,000[2] 2010
39 Lahore  Pakistan 10,052,000[19]] 2010
40 Lima  Peru 9,886,647[20] 2015
41 Zhengzhou  China 9,700,000[2] 2010
42 Qingdao  China 9,600,000[2] 2010
43 Chicago  United States 9,554,598[6] 2014
44 Bogotá  Colombia 9,286,225[21] 2015
45 Nagoya  Japan 9,107,000[1] 2010
46 Chennai  India 8,917,749[7] 2011
47 Bangkok  Thailand 8,305,218[22] 2010
48 Hyderabad  India 7,749,334[7] 2011
49 Riyadh  Saudi Arabia 7,739,570[3] 2016
50 Shenyang  China 7,700,000[2] 2010
51 Wenzhou  China 7,600,000[2] 2010
52 Nanchang  China 7,400,000[2] 2010
53 Yangon  Myanmar 7,360,703[23] 2014
54 Hong Kong  China 7,298,600[24] 2015
55 Taipei  Taiwan 7,045,488[25] 2013
56 Dallas–Fort Worth  United States 6,954,330[6] 2014
57 Santiago  Chile 6,683,852[26] 2012
58 Luanda  Angola 6,542,944[27] 2014
59 Houston  United States 6,490,180[6] 2014
60 Madrid  Spain 6,378,297[14] 2014
61 Ahmedabad  India 6,352,254[7] 2011
62 Toronto  Canada 6,055,724[28] 2014
63 Washington, D.C.  United States 6,097,684[6] 2015
64 Philadelphia  United States 6,069,875[6] 2015
65 Berlin  Germany 6,004,857[14] 2015
66 Miami  United States 5,929,819[6] 2014
67 Belo Horizonte  Brazil 5,873,841[9] 2016
68 Atlanta  United States 5,614,323[6] 2014
69 Singapore  Singapore 5,535,000[29] 2015
70 Barcelona  Spain 5,445,616[14] 2014
71 Ankara  Turkey 5,346,518[12] 2016
72 Munich  Germany 5,203,738[30] 2014
73 Stuttgart  Germany 5,200,000[31] 2013
74 Hamburg  Germany 5,100,000[32] 2012
75 Pune  India 5,049,968[7] 2011
76 Sydney  Australia 5,000,500[33] 2016
77 Guadalajara  Mexico 4,796,050[8] 2015
78 Boston  United States 4,732,161[6] 2014
79 Melbourne  Australia 4,650,000[33] 2016
80 San Francisco  United States 4,594,060[6] 2014
81 Surat  India 4,585,367[7] 2011
82 Phoenix  United States 4,489,109[6] 2014
83 Monterrey  Mexico 4,477,614[8] 2015
84 Inland Empire[Note 1]  United States 4,441,890[6] 2014
85 Milan  Italy 4,321,244[14] 2014
86 Detroit  United States 4,296,611[6] 2014
87 Rome  Italy 4,267,946[14] 2014

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Los Angeles is sometimes combined with the Inland Empire in what is known as the Greater Los Angeles Area, with a combined population of 17 million inhabitants.

See also[edit]

Lists of metropolitan areas by region[edit]

Lists of metropolitan areas by country or region[edit]

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