List of metropolitan areas in the Americas

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The following is a list of the 50 largest metropolitan areas in the Americas.[1] 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 Country Population
(2014)[1]
1 Mexico City[nb 1][2]  Mexico 20,976,700[3][4]
2 Sao Paulo  Brazil 20,847,500[5]
3 New York  United States 20,073,930[6][7]
4 Buenos Aires  Argentina 15,024,000[8][9]
5 Bogota  Colombia 13,782,031[10][11][12]
6 Los Angeles  United States 13,220,970[6]
7 Rio de Janeiro  Brazil 12,460,200[5]
8 Lima  Peru 10,674,100[13]
9 Chicago  United States 9,568,133[6]
10 Santiago  Chile 7,164,400[14]
11 Dallas  United States 6,937,652[6]
12 Houston  United States 6,448,841[6]
13 Philadelphia  United States 6,060,560[6]
14 Washington  United States 6,056,296[6]
15 Toronto  Canada 6,036,800[15]
16 Miami  United States 5,905,918[6]
17 Atlanta  United States 5,596,349[6][16]
18 Belo Horizonte  Brazil 5,595,800[5]
19 Boston  United States 4,725,601[6]
20 Guadalajara  Mexico 4,687,700[3][17]
21 San Francisco  United States 4,572,807[6]
22 Phoenix  United States 4,459,692[6]
23 Riverside  United States 4,436,415[6]
24 Monterrey  Mexico 4,344,200[3][17]
25 Detroit  United States 4,286,134[18]
26 Porto Alegre  Brazil 4,120,900[5][19]
27 Montreal  Canada 4,011,200[15]
28 Brasilia  Brazil 3,976,500[5]
29 Recife  Brazil 3,908,000[5]
30 Fortaleza  Brazil 3,904,600[5]
31 Salvador  Brazil 3,820,200[5]
32 Medellin  Colombia 3,790,400[20]
33 Seattle  United States 3,663,399[6]
34 Minneapolis  United States 3,491,620[6]
35 Curitiba  Brazil 3,395,400[5]
36 Caracas[21]  Venezuela 3,260,200[22][23][24]
37 San Diego  United States 3,250,477[25]
38 Tampa  United States 2,895,946[6]
39 Campinas  Brazil 2,854,200[5]
40 Puebla  Mexico 2,816,100
41 St. Louis  United States 2,807,760[6]
42 Baltimore  United States 2,789,289[6]
43 Denver  United States 2,746,768[6]
44 Vancouver  Canada 2,476,600[15]
45 San Juan  Puerto Rico 2,461,200[26]
46 Charlotte  United States 2,373,917
47 Pittsburgh  United States 2,361,681
48 Portland  United States 2,343,984
49 San Antonio  United States 2,323,455
50 Orlando  United States 2,305,746

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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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b http://www.brookings.edu/research/reports2/2015/01/22-global-metro-monitor
  2. ^ State Population Council. "Mexico City Metropolitan Area" (PDF) (in Spanish). Government of the State of Mexico. Retrieved 9 December 2009. .
  3. ^ a b c "Censo de Población y Vivienda 2010, Resultados Preliminares" (in Spanish). INEGI. Retrieved 12 February 2011. 
  4. ^ "Zona Metropolitana del Valle de México" (PDF) (in Spanish). Gobierno del Estado de México. Retrieved 12 February 2011. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Population figures from the sum of the municipalities' population: IBGE
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s [1]
  7. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014 – Combined Statistical Area; and for Puerto Rico - 2014 Population Estimates". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved April 11, 2015. 
  8. ^ United Nations World Urbanization Prospects (2009 revision)
  9. ^ Data for Buenos Aires refer to Gran Buenos Aires.
  10. ^ "DANE". Retrieved 13 February 2013. 
  11. ^ "Poblacion Municipal DANE". Retrieved April 2013. 
  12. ^ "2005 Census" (in Spanish). Departamento Administrativo Nacional de Estadística DANE. Retrieved 2012-02-10. 
  13. ^ "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. 
  14. ^ "Región Metropolitana de Santiago" (PDF) (in Spanish). Instituto Nacional de Estadísticas. Retrieved 22 December 2012. 
  15. ^ a b c [2]
  16. ^ United States Office of Management and Budget
  17. ^ a b INEGI Delimitación de las zonas metropolitanas de México 2005
  18. ^ America: metropolitan areas "America: metropolitan areas". World Gazetteer. Retrieved March 19, 2011. 
  19. ^ Total population of the microregião of Montenegro, São Jerônimo, and Porto Alegre.
  20. ^ Metropolitan areas as defined by DANE in the 2005 census. The figures are from DANE official estimates.
  21. ^ ALVAREZ, Rosangel. "Actualmente el área metropolitana de Caracas abarca el Valle Mayor de la Capital. Su área estaría comprendida por asentamientos dentro del área de influencia de la capital: Los Teques, Carrizal, San Antonio y demás poblados situados en los Altos Mirandinos, al suroeste; en los Valles del Tuy Medio, al sur; en los valles de Guarenas y Guatire, al este; y en el Litoral Central, al norte; así como en el Junquito y el Junko, al oeste (Fundación PECM, 1999: 33)." (PDF). CONHISREMI. Revista Universitaria de Investigación y Diálogo Académico. Retrieved 9 October 2014. 
  22. ^ http://www.cne.gov.ve/web/normativa_electoral/elecciones/2013/municipales/circunscripciones/CabildoMetropolitano.pdf
  23. ^ http://www.cne.gov.ve/web/normativa_electoral/elecciones/2013/municipales/circunscripciones/Miranda.pdf
  24. ^ http://www.cne.gov.ve/web/normativa_electoral/elecciones/2013/municipales/circunscripciones/Vargas.pdf
  25. ^ "World Gazetteer – San Diego-Tijuana". Archived from the original on 2007-10-01. 
  26. ^ U.S. Census Bureau -- Annual Estimates of the Population of Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas in Puerto Rico (2011)

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