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The largest cities in the
world and their mayors

Cities listed in alphabetical order A to D

The tables list cities in alphabetical order. They provide city and metro population date. The column ‘mayor’ names the men and women who are carry out political and executive functions. They include elected and appointed mayors, city governors and executive city council leaders. Capital letters denote national capital cities.

The research was carried out in 2010 and 2011. For the population data City Mayors consulted numerous national and international sources and in cases of large statistical inconsistencies elected to publish cautious averages. Readers and scholars are invited to inform of any discrepancies and/or provide missing facts and figures. Please insert ‘Largest cities 2011’ in the subject line of any email.

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TABLES:
By size of cities: 1 to 150 | 151 to 300 | 301 to 450 | 451 to 600 |
City by city: A to D | E to L | M to R | S to Z |
Country by country: A to D | E to L | M to R | S to Z |
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Largest cities and their mayors in 2011 (A to D)

NB
Metro population figures for China are often those of their prefectures; n/r = not ranked

World rank
City
Country
City
population
Metro
population
Mayor
n/r
Aachen Germany
259,000
1,240,000
Marcel Philipp
56
Abidjan Ivory Coast
3,800,000
4,000,000
Pierre Djédji Amondji
451
ABU DHABI UAE
897,000
Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan
509
ABUJA Nigeria
779,000
900,000
Muhammad Adamu Aliero
529
Acapulco Mexico
718,000
880,000
Manuel Añorve Bolaños
192
ACCRA Ghana
1,605,000
2,756,000
Alfred Vanderpuije
484
Ad-Dammam Saudi Arabia
813,000
2,051,000
Dhaifallah al-'Utaybi
340
Adana Turkey
1,162,000
1,556,000
Aytaç Durak
70
ADDIS ABABA Ethiopia
3,385,000
4,568,000
Kuma Demeksa
296
Adelaide Australia
1,290,000
Stephen Yarwood
184
Agra India
1,650,000
1,800,000
Anjula Singh Mahaur
558
Aguascalientes Mexico
664,000
701,000
Gabriel Arellano Espinoza
45
Ahmadabad India
4,525,000
6,168,000
Kanaji Thakor
282
Ahwaz Iran
1,338,000
1,500,000
Saeed Mombeini
n/r
Al-Hufuf Saudi Arabia
286,000
784,000
n/k
n/r
Albany USA
96,000
1,100,000
Gerald Jennings
120
Aleppo Syria
2,360,000
3,000,000
Ma'an Al-Shibli
52
Alexandria Egypt
4,110,000
4,350,000
Adel Labib
211
ALGIERS Algeria
1,520,000
3,354,000
Tayeb Zitouni
549
Aligarh India
680,000
1,116,000
n/k
320
Allahabad India
1,215,000
1,250,000
Jitendr Nath Singh
244
ALMATY Kazakhstan
1,420,000
1,500,000
Akhmetzhan Yesimov
146
AMMAN Jordan
1,919,000
2,524,000
Omar Maani
552
Amravati India
678,000
1,031,000
n/k
329
Amritsar India
1,195,000
1,300,000
Shawet Malik
515
AMSTERDAM Netherlands
762,000
1,536,000
Eberhard van der Laan
521
Ankang China
743,000
n/k
57
ANKARA Turkey
3,764,000
4,000,000
Melih Gökçek
322
Anqiu China
1,200,000
n/k
297
Anshan China
1,290,000
2,404,000
n/k
447
ANTANANARIVO Madagascar
903,000
1,403,000
n/k
n/r
Antwerp Belgium
444,000
948,000
Patrick Janssens
233
Anyang China
1,450,000
3,000,000
Zhang Xiaodong
443
Arequipa Peru
905,000
Simón Balbuena Marroquín
n/r
ASMARA Eritrea
392,000
881,000
n/k
496
ASTANA Kazakhstan
803,000
Imangali Tasmagambetov
592
ASUNCION Paraguay
546,000
1,433,000
Evangelista Troche de Gallegos
518
ATHENS Greece
757,000
3,216,000
Giorgos Kaminis
598
Atlanta USA
538,000
3,500,000
Kasim Reed
n/r
Auckland New Zealand
428,000
1,333,000
Len Brown
n/r
Augsburg Germany
263,000
Kurt Gribl
339
Aurangabad India
1,168,000
Vijaya Rahatkar
548
Austin USA
681,000
1,185,000
Lee Leffingwell
32
Baghdad Iraq
6,050,000
6,500,000
Sabir al-Issawi
138
BAKU Azerbaijan
2,040,000
2,072,000
Hajibala Abutalybov
556
Baltimore USA
667,000
2,670,000
Stephanie C. Rawlings-Blake
158
BAMAKO Mali
1,809,000
Adama B. Sangaré
522
Bandar Lampung Indonesia
743,000
1,123,000
n/k
106
Bandung Indonesia
2,510,000
3,829,000
Dada Rosada
33
Bangalore India
5,840,000
6,562,000
SK Nataraj
13
BANGKOK Thailand
9,100,000
11,970,000
Sukhumbhand Paribatra
560
BANGUI Central African Republic
652,000
789,000
n/k
413
Baoding China
997,000
n/k
109
Baoshan China
2,500,000
Xiong Qinghua
287
Baotou China
1,318,000
1,750,000
Hu Ercha
182
Barcelona Spain
1,673,000
3,890,000
Jordi Hereu
214
Barquisimeto Venezuela
1,500,000
1,500,000
Amalia Saez
294
Barranquilla Colombia
1,298,000
1,871,000
Alejandro Char Chaljub
168
Basrah Iraq
1,760,000
3,800,000
Jabbar Jaber Al-Latif
331
Bazhong China
1,186,000
n/k
4
BEIJING China
12,460,000
17,550,000
Guo Jinlong
390
Beiliu China
1,050,000
n/k
309
BEIRUT Lebanon
1,250,000
2,600,000
Abdel Mounim Ariss
251
Belem Brazil
1,409,000
1,913,000
Duciomar Costa
335
BELGRADE Yugoslavia
1,182,000
1,630,000
Dragan Dillas
114
Belo Horizonte Brazil
2,453,000
5,397,000
Marcio Lacerda
490
Bengbu China
809,000
3,470,000
Chen Qitao
226
Benghazi Libya
1,471,000
1,500,000
n/k
389
Benin Nigeria
1,051,000
1,052,000
n/k
473
Benxi China
830,000
1,567,000
Gang Rui
68
BERLIN Germany
3,432,000
3,943,000
Klaus Wowereit
583
Bhilai India
564,000
942,000
n/k
231
Bhopal India
1,458,000
1,600,000
Krishna Gaur
559
Bhubaneswar India
659,000
1,455,000
n/k
n/r
Bielefeld Germany
324,000
1,420,000
Peter Clausen
353
Bijie China
1,130,000
7,188,000
n/k
n/r
Bilbao Spain
351,000
879,000
Iñzki Azkuna
401
Birmingham UK
1,017,000
2,284,000
Mike Whitby
n/r
Birmingham USA
245,000
1,200,000
William A. Bell
513
BISHKEK Kyrgyzstan
765,000
800,000
Nariman Tuleyev
460
Bogor Indonesia
866,000
Diani Budiarto
25
BOGOTA Colombia
7,320,000
8,361,000
Samuel Moreno Rojas
n/r
Bordeaux France
250,000
1,010,000
Alain Juppé
566
Boston USA
621,000
4,033,000
Thomas Menino
n/r
Bouakt Ivory Coast
531,000
775,000
n/k
275
Bozhou China
1,352,000
Liu Jian
134
BRASILIA Brazil
2,089,000
2,090,000
José Roberto Arruda
n/r
BRATISLAVA Slovak Republic
431,000
550,000
Milan Ftácnik
n/r
Braunschweig Germany
246,000
Gert Hoffmann
352
BRAZZAVILLE Congo Br
1,133,000
1,134,000
n/k
590
Bremen Germany
547,000
1,009,000
Jens Böhrnsen
204
Brisbane Australia
1,544,000
1,544,000
Campbell Newman
n/r
Bruges Belgium
117,000
Patrick Moenaert
427
BRUSSELS Belgium
958,000
1,740,000
Freddy Thielemans
595
Bucaramanga Colombia
542,000
956,000
n/k
140
BUCHAREST Romania
1,994,000
2,151,000
Sorin Oprescu
465
Bucheon South Korea
850,000
850,000
n/k
175
BUDAPEST Hungary
1,712,000
2,503,000
István Tarlós
6
BUENOS AIRES Argentina
11,655,000
12,924,000
Mauricio Macri
n/r
Buffalo USA
296,000
1,572,000
Byron Brown
553
Bulawayo Zimbabwe
676,000
676,000
Thaba Moyo
253
Bursa Turkey
1,400,000
3,190,000
Recep Altepe
63
Busan South Korea
3,600,000
4,292,000
Hur Nam-sik
21
CAIRO Egypt
7,764,000
15,546,000
Abdul Azim Wazir
416
Calgary Canada
988,000
1,080,000
Naheed Nenshi
104
Cali Colombia
2,525,000
2,801,000
Jorge Ivan Ospina
267
Caloocan Philippines
1,379,000
Enrico Echiverri
386
Campinas Brazil
1,059,000
3,200,000
Hélio de Oliveira Santos
66
Cape Town South Africa
3,497,000
7,280,000
Patricia de Lille
87
CARACAS Venezuela
2,762,000
3,478,000
Antonio Ledezma
452
Cartagena Colombia
893,000
1,240,000
Judith Pinedo
58
Casablanca Morocco
3,673,000
3,850,000
Mohammed Sajid
n/r
Catania Italy
337,000
831,000
n/k
520
Cebu City Philippines
747,000
1,198,000
Tomas R Osmena
449
Chandigarh India
901,000
n/k
65
Changchun China
3,581,000
7,460,000
Cui Jie
254
Changde China
1,400,000
6,000,000
Chen Wenhao
89
Changsha China
2,744,000
6,140,000
Zhang Jiangfei
392
Changshu China
1,048,000
Wang Xiang
n/r
Changweon South Korea
486,000
1,254,000
n/k
136
Changzhou China
2,086,000
3,570,000
Wang Weicheng
113
Chaoyang China
2,471,000
Zhang Tiemin
585
Charlotte USA
559,000
1,466,000
Anthony Foxx
371
Chelyabinsk Russia
1,092,000
1,200,000
Mikhail Yurevich
n/r
Chemnitz Germany
243,000
1,082,000
Barbara Ludwig
49
Chengdu China
4,334,000
11,000,000
Ge Honglin
44
Chennai India
4,600,000
7,330,000
M Subramaniam
424
Chiba Japan
962,000
970,000
Toshihito Kumagai
82
Chicago USA
2,853,000
8,770,000
Rahm Emanuel
540
Chihuahua Mexico
694,000
825,000
n/k
504
CHISINAU Moldova
785,000
911,000
Dorin Chirtoaca
100
Chittagong Bangladesh
2,580,000
3,858,000
Mohammed Manjur Alam
38
Chongqing China
5,087,000
9,700,000
Huang Qifan
n/r
Cincinnati USA
380,000
2,155,000
Mark L. Mallory
n/r
Cirebon Indonesia
319,000
926,000
n/k
431
Ciudad Guayana Venezuela
940,000
1,000,000
José Ramón Lopéz
255
Ciudad Juarez Mexico
1,400,000
2,010,000
José Reyes Ferriz
319
Cixi China
1,220,000
n/k
n/r
Cleveland USA
434,000
2,250,000
Frank G. Jackson
568
Cochabamba Bolivia
608,000
798,000
n/k
433
Coimbatore India
931,000
1,446,000
R.Venkatachalam
414
Cologne Germany
995,000
11,297,000
Jürgen Roters
n/r
Colombo Brazil
247,000
2,160,000
José Antonio Camargo
561
COLOMBO Sri Lanka
650,000
2,400,000
Uvais Mohamed Imitiyas
531
Columbus USA
714,000
1,540,000
Michael B Coleman
145
CONAKRY Guinea
1,931,000
Mamadou Wasco Camara
n/r
Concepción Chile
404,000
978,000
Jacqueline van Rysselberghe
369
COPENHAGEN Denmark
1,096,000
1,096,000
Frank Jensen
288
Cordoba Argentina
1,310,000
1,528,000
Daniel Giacomino
582
Culiacan Mexico
567,000
766,000
n/k
153
Curitiba Brazil
1,851,000
3,261,000
Carlos Richa
105
Daegu South Korea
2,512,000
Kim Bum-il
239
Daejeon South Korea
1,443,000
Yum Hong-chul
397
DAKAR Senegal
1,031,000
2,253,000
Khalifa Sall
124
Dalian China
2,270,000
3,478,000
Li Wancai
302
Dallas USA
1,280,000
6,300,000
Tom Leppert
183
DAMASCUS Syria
1,670,000
4,350,000
Bishr Al Sabban
485
Dammam Saudi Arabia
812,000
2,000,000
Dhaifallah al-'Utaybi
454
Danyang China
890,000
n/k
499
Daqing China
800,000
2,770,000
n/k
110
DAR ES SALAAM Tanzania
2,498,000
2,700,000
Adam Kimbisa
308
Datong China
1,253,000
1,377,000
n/k
272
Davao City Philippines
1,363,000
Inday Sara Duterte-Carpio
459
Daye China
874,000
n/k
n/r
Dayton USA
167,000
848,000
n/k
5
DELHI India
12,100,000
16,713,000
Kanwar Sain
n/r
Denpasar Indonesia
491,000
934,000
n/k
576
Denver USA
583,000
2,746,000
John W Hickenlooper
441
Detroit USA
912,000
3,903,000
Dave Bing
19
DHAKA Bangladesh
7,940,000
12,797,000
Sadeque Hossain Khosa
383
Dhanbad India
1,065,000
1,200,000
n/k
394
Dnipropetrovsk Ukraine
1,040,000
1,480,000
Ivan Ivanovych Kulichenko
366
Donetsk Ukraine
1,100,000
1,570,000
Oleksandr Lukianchenko
29
Dongguan China
6,446,000
7,650,000
Li Yuquan
337
Dongtai China
1,170,000
n/k
n/r
Dongying China
294,000
804,000
n/k
573
Dortmund Germany
584,000
Ullrich Sierau
263
Douala Cameroon
1,382,000
2,000,000
n/k
n/r
Dresden Germany
512,000
1,030,000
Helma Orosz
374
Dubai UAE
1,089,000
2,100,000
n/k
n/r
Dublin Ireland
506,000
1,661,000
Emer Costello
n/r
Duisburg Germany
494,000
Adolf Sauerland
462
Duque de Caxias Brazil
864,000
1,000,000
José Camilo Zito dos Santos Filho
554
Durban South Africa
670,000
3,468,000
Obed Mlama
85
Durg India
2,810,000
Dr Shiv Kumar Tamer
550
DUSHANBE Tajikistan
680,000
810,000
Mahmadsaid Ubaydulloyev

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