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The largest cities in the world by
land area, population and density
Ranked by population density: 1 to 125

6 January 2007: The tables rank the cities with the largest land area and their surrounding urban areas by population density expressed in people per square kilometre. 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 population density (1 to 125)
Rank
City / Urban area
Country
Population
Land area
(in sqKm)
Density
(people per sqKm)
1
Mumbai India
14,350,000
484
29,650
2
Kolkata India
12,700,000
531
23,900
3
Karachi Pakistan
9,800,000
518
18,900
4
Lagos Nigeria
13,400,000
738
18,150
5
Shenzhen China
8,000,000
466
17,150
6
Seoul/Incheon South Korea
17,500,000
1,049
16,700
7
Taipei Taiwan
5,700,000
376
15,200
8
Chennai India
5,950,000
414
14,350
9
Bogota Colombia
7,000,000
518
13,500
10
Shanghai China
10,000,000
746
13,400
11
Lima Peru
7,000,000
596
11,750
12
Beijing China
8,614,000
748
11,500
13
Delhi India
14,300,000
1,295
11,050
14
Kinshasa Congo
5,000,000
469
10,650
15
Manila Philippines
14,750,000
1,399
10,550
16
Tehran Iran
7,250,000
686
10,550
17
Jakarta Indonesia
14,250,000
1,360
10,500
18
Tianjin China
4,750,000
453
10,500
19
Bangalore India
5,400,000
534
10,100
20
Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam
4,900,000
518
9,450
21
Cairo Egypt
12,200,000
1,295
9,400
22
Baghdad Iraq
5,500,000
596
9,250
23
Shenyang China
4,200,000
453
9,250
24
Hyderabad India
5,300,000
583
9,100
25
Sao Paulo Brazil
17,700,000
1,968
9,000
26
St Petersburg Russia
5,300,000
622
8,550
27
Mexico City Mexico
17,400,000
2,072
8,400
28
Santiago Chile
5,425,000
648
8,400
29
Singapore Singapore
4,000,000
479
8,350
30
Lahore Pakistan
5,100,000
622
8,200
31
Recife Brazil
3,025,000
376
8,050
32
Istanbul Turkey
9,000,000
1,166
7,700
33
Dalian China
2,750,000
389
7,100
34
Khartoum Sudan
4,000,000
583
6,850
35
Rio de Janeiro Brazil
10,800,000
1,580
6,850
36
Monterey Mexico
3,200,000
479
6,700
37
Bangkok Thailand
6,500,000
1,010
6,450
38
Osaka/Kobe/Kyoto Japan
16,425,000
2,564
6,400
39
Guadalajara Mexico
3,500,000
596
5,900
40
Athens Greece
3,685,000
684
5,400
41
Ankara Turkey
3,100,000
583
5,300
42
Madrid Spain
4,900,000
945
5,200
43
London UK
8,278,000
1,623
5,100
44
Tel Aviv Israel
2,300,000
453
5,050
45
Sapporo Japan
2,075,000
414
5,000
46
Buenos Aires Argentina
11,200,000
2,266
4,950
47
Moscow Russia
10,500,000
2,150
4,900
48
Barcelona Spain
3,900,000
803
4,850
49
Porto Alegre Brazil
2,800,000
583
4,800
50
Tokyo/Yokohama Japan
33,200,000
6,993
4,750
51
Belo Horizonte Brazil
4,000,000
868
4,600
52
Fortaleza Brazil
2,650,000
583
4,550
53
Warsaw Poland
2,000,000
466
4,300
54
Tashkent Uzbekistan
2,200,000
531
4,150
55
Naples Italy
2,400,000
583
4,100
56
Katowice Poland
2,200,000
544
4,050
57
Leeds/Bradford UK
1,499,000
370
4,050
58
Manchester UK
2,245,000
558
4,000
59
CapeTown South Africa
2,700,000
686
3,950
60
Fukuoka Japan
2,150,000
544
3,950
61
Taichung Taiwan
2,000,000
510
3,900
62
Baku/Sumqayit Azerbaijan
2,100,000
544
3,850
63
Curitiba Brazil
2,500,000
648
3,850
64
Birmingham UK
2,284,000
600
3,800
65
Berlin Germany
3,675,000
984
3,750
66
Riyadh Saudi Arabia
4,000,000
1,101
3,650
67
Campinas Brazil
1,750,000
492
3,550
68
Jeddah Saudi Arabia
2,750,000
777
3,550
69
Paris France
9,645,000
2,723
3,550
70
Durban South Africa
2,900,000
829
3,500
71
Vienna Austria
1,550,000
453
3,400
72
Accra Ghana
1,500,000
453
3,300
73
Glasgow UK
1,200,000
368
3,250
74
Nagoya Japan
9,000,000
2,875
3,150
75
Quito Ecuador
1,500,000
479
3,150
76
Donetsk Ukraine
1,400,000
451
3,100
77
Goiania Brazil
1,475,000
479
3,100
78
Munich Germany
1,600,000
518
3,100
79
Stuttgart Germany
1,250,000
414
3,000
80
Dublin Ireland
1,075,000
365
2,950
81
Kuwait Kuwait
1,600,000
544
2,950
82
Nizhni Novgorod Russia
1,500,000
505
2,950
83
Rome Italy
2,500,000
842
2,950
84
Phnom Phen Cambodia
1,500,000
518
2,900
85
Beirut Lebanon
1,800,000
648
2,800
86
Brasilia Brazil
1,625,000
583
2,800
87
Essen/Düsseldorf Germany
7,350,000
2,642
2,800
88
Lumumbashi Congo
1,200,000
427
2,800
89
Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
4,400,000
1,606
2,750
90
Los Angeles USA
11,789,000
4,320
2,750
91
Milan Italy
4,250,000
1,554
2,750
92
Pretoria South Africa
1,850,000
673
2,750
93
Stockholm Sweden
1,400,000
518
2,700
94
Turin Italy
1,350,000
500
2,700
95
Dubai UAE
1,900,000
712
2,650
96
Porto Portugal
1,035,000
389
2,650
97
Toronto Canada
4,367,000
1,655
2,650
98
Budapest Hungary
1,800,000
702
2,550
99
Lisbon Portugal
2,250,000
881
2,550
100
Johannesburg/East Rand South Africa
6,000,000
2,396
2,500
101
Rotterdam Netherlands
1,325,000
531
2,500
102
Harare Zimbabwe
1,750,000
712
2,450
103
Cologne/Bonn Germany
1,960,000
816
2,400
104
San Francisco/Oakland USA
3,229,000
1,365
2,350
105
Frankfurt Germany
2,260,000
984
2,300
106
Hamburg Germany
1,925,000
829
2,300
107
San Jose USA
1,538,000
674
2,300
108
Arabia Saudi
1,525,000
673
2,250
109
Brussels Belgium
1,570,000
712
2,200
110
Lille France
1,050,000
474
2,200
111
Helsinki Finland
1,000,000
479
2,100
112
Port Elizabeth South Africa
900,000
427
2,100
113
Sydney Australia
3,502,000
1,687
2,100
114
New York USA
17,800,000
8,683
2,050
115
Auckland New Zealand
1,050,000
531
2,000
116
New Orleans USA
1,009,000
512
1,950
117
Copenhagen Denmark
1,525,000
816
1,850
118
Montreal. Canada
3,216,000
1,740
1,850
119
Honolulu USA
718,000
399
1,800
120
Las Vegas USA
1,314,000
741
1,750
121
Miami USA
4,919,000
2,891
1,700
122
Ottawa/Hull Canada
828,000
490
1,700
123
Vancouver Canada
1,830,000
1,120
1,650
124
Antwerp Belgium
915,000
596
1,550
125
Denver USA
1,985,000
1,292
1,550

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