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The largest cities in the world by
land area, population and density
Ranked by land area: 126 to 250

6 January 2007: The tables rank cities and their surrounding urban areas by land area expressed in square kilometres. Most such agglomerations are economically, socially and culturally dominated by one city at their centre. Occasionally however, several cities of similar status and their suburbs make up an urban area.

THE LARGEST CITIES IN THE WORLD AND THEIR MAYORS 2010

Introduction
Cities by size: 1 to 150 | 151 to 300 | 301 to 450 | 451 to 600 |
Cities in alphabetical order: A to D | E to L | M to R | S to Z |
Cities by countries: A to D | E to L | M to R | S to Z |

LARGEST CITIES RANKED BY LAND AREA, POPULATION AND DENSITY
Introduction & methodology
Land area:
Cities ranked 1 to 125 | Cities ranked 126 to 250 |
Population:
Cities ranked 1 to 125 | Cities ranked 126 to 250 |
Population density:
Cities ranked 1 to 125 | Cities ranked 126 to 250 |

URBAN AND METRO AREAS
Largest urban and metropolitan areas:
In 2006 | In 2020 | Fastest growing | Alphabetical index |

CITIES
Core cities:
Largest core cities | Capital cities |

RICHEST CITIES BY GDP
Introduction | 150 richest cities in 2005 | 150 richest cities in 2020 | Europe's richest cities |

RICHEST CITIES BY PERSONAL EARNINGS
70 richest cities


Largest cities in the world ranked by land area (126 to 250)

Rank
City / Urban area
Country
Population
Land area
(in sqKm)
Density
(people per sqKm)
126 Athens Greece
3,685,000
684
5,400
127 Tulsa USA
558,000
677
800
128 San Jose USA
1,538,000
674
2,300
129 Arabia Saudi
1,525,000
673
2,250
130 Pretoria South Africa
1,850,000
673
2,750
131 Quebec Canada
635,000
669
950
132 Grand Rapids USA
539,000
667
800
133 Winston/Salem USA
299,000
651
450
134 Beirut Lebanon
1,800,000
648
2,800
135 Curitiba Brazil
2,500,000
648
3,850
136 Santiago Chile
5,425,000
648
8,400
137 Worcester USA
430,000
648
650
138 Lahore Pakistan
5,100,000
622
8,200
139 St Petersburg Russia
5,300,000
622
8,550
140 Aguadilla Puerto Rico
299,000
620
500
141 Augusta USA
336,000
600
550
142 Birmingham UK
2,284,000
600
3,800
143 Flint USA
365,000
599
600
144 Charleston USA
423,000
598
700
145 Salt Lake City USA
888,000
598
1500
146 Antwerp Belgium
915,000
596
1,550
147 Baghdad Iraq
5,500,000
596
9,250
148 Guadalajara Mexico
3,500,000
596
5,900
149 Lima Peru
7,000,000
596
11,750
150 Youngstown USA
417,000
591
700
151 Greenville USA
302,000
587
500
152 Omaha USA
627,000
586
1,050
153 Ankara Turkey
3,100,000
583
5,300
154 Brasilia Brazil
1,625,000
583
2,800
155 Fortaleza Brazil
2,650,000
583
4,550
156 Hyderabad India
5,300,000
583
9,100
157 Khartoum Sudan
4,000,000
583
6,850
158 Naples Italy
2,400,000
583
4,100
159 Porto Alegre Brazil
2,800,000
583
4,800
160 Albuquerque USA
598,000
580
1,050
161 Palm Bay USA
393,000
569
700
162 El Paso USA
675,000
568
1,200
163 Pensacola USA
324,000
568
550
164 Manchester UK
2,245,000
558
4,000
165 Hickory USA
188,000
546
350
166 Mobile USA
318,000
546
600
167 Baku/Sumqayit Azerbaijan
2,100,000
544
3,850
168 Fukuoka Japan
2,150,000
544
3,950
169 Katowice Poland
2,200,000
544
4,050
170 Kuwait Kuwait
1,600,000
544
2,950
171 Harrisburg USA
363,000
540
650
172 Asheville USA
222,000
536
400
173 Bangalore India
5,400,000
534
10,100
174 Little Rock USA
360,000
532
700
175 Auckland New Zealand
1,050,000
531
2,000
176 Kolkata India
12,700,000
531
23,900
177 Rotterdam Netherlands
1,325,000
531
2,500
178 Tashkent Uzbekistan
2,200,000
531
4,150
179 Toledo USA
503,000
524
950
180 Bogota Colombia
7,000,000
518
13,500
181 Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam
4,900,000
518
9,450
182 Karachi Pakistan
9,800,000
518
18,900
183 Munich Germany
1,600,000
518
3,100
184 Phnom Penh Cambodia
1,500,000
518
2,900
185 Stockholm Sweden
1,400,000
518
2,700
186 Lancaster USA
324,000
517
650
187 New Orleans USA
1,009,000
512
1,950
188 Colorado Springs USA
466,000
511
900
189 Taichung Taiwan
2,000,000
510
3,900
190 Avignon France
254,000
508
500
191 Valenciennes France
357,000
507
700
192 Nizhni Novgorod Russia
1,500,000
505
2,950
193 Turin Italy
1,350,000
500
2,700
194 Cape Coral USA
330,000
497
650
195 Campinas Brazil
1,750,000
492
3,550
196 Ottawa/Hull Canada
828,000
490
1,700
197 Douai/Lens France
519,000
489
1,050
198 Mumbai India
14,350,000
484
29,650
199 Goiania Brazil
1,475,000
479
3,100
200 Helsinki Finland
1,000,000
479
2,100
201 Monterey Mexico
3,200,000
479
6,700
202 Quito Ecuador
1,500,000
479
3,150
203 Singapore Singapore
4,000,000
479
8,350
204 Vereeniging South Africa
600,000
479
1,250
205 Nantes France
545,000
476
1,150
206 Lille France
1,050,000
474
2,200
207 Kinshasa Congo
5,000,000
469
10,650
208 Ogden USA
418,000
466
900
209 Shenzhen China
8,000,000
466
17,150
210 Warsaw Poland
2,000,000
466
4,300
211 Syracuse USA
402,000
465
850
212 Wichita USA
422,000
465
900
213 Concord USA
553,000
457
1,200
214 Accra Ghana
1,500,000
453
3,300
215 Shenyang China
4,200,000
453
9,250
216 Tel Aviv Israel
2,300,000
453
5,050
217 Tianjin China
4,750,000
453
10,500
218 Vienna Austria
1,550,000
453
3,400
219 Donetsk Ukraine
1,400,000
451
3,100
220 Pau France
181,000
450
400
221 Winnipeg Canada
627,000
446
1,400
222 Port St Lucie USA
271,000
438
600
223 Fayetteville USA
276,000
433
650
224 Lumumbashi Congo
1,200,000
427
2,800
225 Port Elizabeth South Africa
900,000
427
2,100
226 Tours France
298,000
421
700
227 Jackson USA
293,000
417
700
228 Chennai India
5,950,000
414
14,350
229 Sapporo Japan
2,075,000
414
5,000
230 Stuttgart Germany
1,250,000
414
3,000
231 Scranton USA
385,000
411
950
232 Huntsville USA
213,000
407
500
233 Durham USA
288,000
406
700
234 South Bend USA
276,000
404
700
235 Aachen Germany
585,000
401
1,450
236 Shreveport USA
275,000
401
700
237 Honolulu USA
718,000
399
1,800
238 Bethune France
259,000
390
650
239 Bonita Springs / Naples USA
221,000
389
550
240 Dalian China
2,750,000
389
7,100
241 Porto Portugal
1,035,000
389
2,650
242 St. Catharines Canada
300,000
389
750
243 Gold Coast Australia
422,000
383
1,100
244 Recife Brazil
3,025,000
376
8,050
245 Taipei Taiwan
5,700,000
376
15,200
246 Canton USA
267,000
372
700
247 Spokane USA
335,000
371
900
248 Leeds/Bradford UK
1,499,000
370
4,050
249 Glasgow UK
1,200,000
368
3,250
250 Dublin Ireland
1,075,000
365
2,950

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