List of metropolitan areas in the Americas

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This is a list of the 50 largest metropolitan areas in the Americas. 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 Population Year
1 United States New York 23,632,722[1][2] 2013
2 Mexico Mexico City[nb 1][3] 21,404,435[4][5] 2010
3 Brazil São Paulo 20,820,093[6] 2013
4 United States Los Angeles 13,131,431[1] 2013
5 Argentina Buenos Aires 13,074,000[7][8] 2010
6 Colombia Bogotá 12,140,602[9][10][11] 2015
7 Brazil Rio de Janeiro 12,090,607[6] 2013
8 Peru Lima 9,735,587[12] 2014
9 United States Chicago 9,537,289[1] 2013
10 United States Dallas–Ft. Worth 6,810,913[1] 2013
11 Chile Santiago 6,683,852[13] 2012
12 United States Houston 6,313,158[1] 2013
14 Canada Toronto 6,055,724[14] 2014
15 United States Philadelphia 6,034,678[1] 2013
16 United States-Canada Detroit–Windsor 5,760,344[15] 2010
17 United States Washington 5,703,948[1] 2011
18 United States Miami 5,670,125[1] 2011
13 United States Atlanta 6,159,204[16][1] 2011
19 Venezuela Caracas[17] 5,243,301[18][19][20] 2013
20 Brazil Belo Horizonte 5,156,217[6] 2013
21 United States-Mexico San Diego–Tijuana 5,105,769 [21] 2010
22 United States Boston 4,591,112[1] 2011
23 Mexico Guadalajara 4,434,252[4][22] 2010
24 United States San Francisco 4,391,037[1] 2011
25 United States Riverside-San Bernardino 4,304,997[1] 2011
26 United States Phoenix 4,263,236[1] 2011
27 Brazil Recife 4,150,004[6] 2008
28 Guatemala Guatemala City 4,100,000[1] 2011
29 Mexico Monterrey 4,080,329[4][22] 2010
30 Brazil Porto Alegre 4,075,545[6][23] 2011
31 Canada Montreal 4,027,121[14] 2014
32 Brazil Salvador 3,599,538[6] 2007
33 Brazil Brasília 3,558,166[6] 2007
34 Dominican Republic Santo Domingo 3,550,000[24] 2010
35 United States Seattle 3,500,026[1] 2011
36 Colombia Medellín 3,496,757[25] 2009
37 United States Minneapolis-Saint Paul 3,459,146[1] 2013
38 Colombia Cali 3,400,204[25] 2009
39 Brazil Fortaleza 3,376,883[6] 2007
40 Brazil Curitiba 3,139,389[6] 2007
41 Mexico-United States Juárez–El Paso 3,045,006 [15] 2010
42 United States Tampa-Saint Petersburg 2,824,724[1] 2011
43 United States Saint Louis 2,817,355[1] 2011
44 United States Baltimore 2,729,110[1] 2011
45 Ecuador Guayaquil 2,690,000[7][26] 2010
46 Costa Rica San José 2,615,000[27][28] 2013
47 United States Denver 2,599,504[1] 2011
48 Brazil Campinas 2,484,555[6] 2007
49 Venezuela Maracaibo 2,487,471[29] 2013
50 Puerto Rico San Juan 2,476,839[30] 2011

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  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 c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t [1]
  2. ^ "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. 
  3. ^ State Population Council. "Mexico City Metropolitan Area" (PDF) (in Spanish). Government of the State of Mexico. Retrieved 9 December 2009. .
  4. ^ a b c "Censo de Población y Vivienda 2010, Resultados Preliminares" (in Spanish). INEGI. Retrieved 12 February 2011. 
  5. ^ "Zona Metropolitana del Valle de México" (PDF) (in Spanish). Gobierno del Estado de México. Retrieved 12 February 2011. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Population figures from the sum of the municipalities' population: IBGE
  7. ^ a b United Nations World Urbanization Prospects (2009 revision)
  8. ^ Data for Buenos Aires refer to Gran Buenos Aires.
  9. ^ "DANE". Retrieved 13 February 2013. 
  10. ^ "Poblacion Municipal DANE". Retrieved April 2013. 
  11. ^ "2005 Census" (in Spanish). Departamento Administrativo Nacional de Estadística DANE. Retrieved 2012-02-10. 
  12. ^ "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. 
  13. ^ "Región Metropolitana de Santiago" (PDF) (in Spanish). Instituto Nacional de Estadísticas. Retrieved 22 December 2012. 
  14. ^ a b [2]
  15. ^ a b America: metropolitan areas "America: metropolitan areas". World Gazetteer. Retrieved March 19, 2011. 
  16. ^ United States Office of Management and Budget
  17. ^ 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. 
  18. ^ http://www.cne.gov.ve/web/normativa_electoral/elecciones/2013/municipales/circunscripciones/CabildoMetropolitano.pdf
  19. ^ http://www.cne.gov.ve/web/normativa_electoral/elecciones/2013/municipales/circunscripciones/Miranda.pdf
  20. ^ http://www.cne.gov.ve/web/normativa_electoral/elecciones/2013/municipales/circunscripciones/Vargas.pdf
  21. ^ "World Gazetteer – San Diego-Tijuana". Archived from the original on 2007-10-01. 
  22. ^ a b INEGI Delimitación de las zonas metropolitanas de México 2005
  23. ^ Total population of the microregião of Montenegro, São Jerônimo, and Porto Alegre.
  24. ^ Thomas Brinkoff -- The Principal Agglomerations of the World
  25. ^ a b Metropolitan areas as defined by DANE in the 2005 census. The figures are from DANE official estimates.
  26. ^ Includes the population of the locality of Eloy Alfaro.
  27. ^ Cite error: The named reference cri1 was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  28. ^ Cite error: The named reference cri2 was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  29. ^ http://www.cne.gov.ve/web/normativa_electoral/elecciones/2013/municipales/circunscripciones/Zulia.pdf Municipalities of Greater Maracaibo: Maracaibo, San Francisco, Ciudad Losada, Mara, La Cañada de Urdaneta
  30. ^ U.S. Census Bureau -- Annual Estimates of the Population of Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas in Puerto Rico (2011)

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