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The largest cities in the
world and their mayors

Cities listed in alphabetical order (E to L)

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. The data is updated monthly. Please insert ‘Largest cities 2011’ in the subject line of any email.

Introduction
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 (E to L)

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
178
Ecatepec Mexico
1,688,000
1,690,000
Eruviel Ávila Villegas
526
Edmonton Canada
730,000
1,035,000
Stephen Mandel
n/r
Einhoven Netherlands
212,000
440,000
R van Gijzel
286
Ekaterinburg Russia
1,323,000
1,389,000
Eugene Porunov
n/r
Erfurt Germany
203,000
Andreas Bausewein
197
Esfahan Iran
1,584,000
2,600,000
Morteza Saqaeian Nejad
579
Essen Germany
580,000
Reinhard Paß
385
Ezhou China
1,064,000
n/k
107
Faisalabad Pakistan
2,510,000
5,081,000
Rana Zahid Tauseef
387
Faridabad India
1,055,000
2,193,000
n/k
426
Feicheng China
960,000
n/k
310
Fengcheng China
1,250,000
n/k
405
Fes Morocco
1,009,000
n/k
438
Fez Morocco
921,000
921,000
n/k
n/r
Florence Italy
375,000
825,000
Matteo Renzi
108
Fortaleza Brazil
2,506,000
3,415,000
Luizianne Lins
557
Frankfurt Germany
665,000
2,717,000
Petra Roth
395
FREETOWN Sierra Leone
1,032,000
1,032,000
Herbert-George Williams
n/r
Freiburg Germany
220,000
Dieter Salomon
n/r
Fresno USA
500,000
1,000,000
Ashley Swearengin
234
Fukuoka Japan
1,450,000
2,230,000
Hiroshi Yoshida
323
Fuqing China
1,200,000
n/k
238
Fushun China
1,445,000
2,300,000
Wang Yang
541
Fuxin China
690,000
969,000
n/k
174
Fuyang China
1,720,000
Sun Yunfei
91
Fuzhou (Fujian) China
2,710,000
6,630,000
Yuan Rongxiang
399
Fuzhou (Jiangxi) China
1,020,000
3,700,000
Xìe Yìs®•
185
Gaozhou China
1,650,000
n/k
n/r
Gaza Palestine
410,000
1,000,000
n/k
434
Gaziantep Turkey
927,000
1,912,000
n/k
n/r
Gdansk Poland
457,000
866,000
Pawel Adamowicz
n/r
Gelsenkirchen Germany
262,000
Frank Baranowski
n/r
Gent Belgium
233,000
Daniël Termont
420
Ghaziabad India
970,000
Damyanti Goel
127
Giza Egypt
2,225,000
2,600,000
n/k
578
Glasgow UK
581,000
1,200,000
n/k
301
Goiania Brazil
1,282,000
2,064,000
Íris Rezende Machado
391
Gongzhuling China
1,050,000
n/k
n/r
Gothenburg Sweden
506,000
916,000
Anneli Hulthén
378
Goyang South Korea
1,073,000
n/k
n/r
Grand Rapids USA
193,000
777,000
George Heartwell
n/r
Greensboro USA
256,000
710,000
Bill Knight
198
Guadalajara Mexico
1,580,000
3,600,000
Jorge Aristoteles Sandoval
341
Guangyuan China
1,160,000
3,037,000
n/k
28
Guangzhou China
6,458,000
10,182,000
Wan Qingliang
300
Guarulhos Brazil
1,283,000
1,500,000
Sebastião Moreira
372
GUATEMALA CITY Guatemala
1,090,000
2,564,000
Alvaro Arzú
131
Guayaquil Ecuador
2,196,000
2,686,000
Jaime Nebot
215
Guigang China
1,500,000
4,400,000
n/k
280
Guilin China
1,340,000
Li Zhigang
245
Guiping China
1,420,000
n/k
67
Guiyang China
3,450,000
Yuan Zhou
249
Gujranwala Pakistan
1,416,000
1,900,000
Fayyaz Ahmad Chattha
492
Guwahati India
808,000
820,000
Dolly Borah
542
Gwalior India
690,000
866,000
Sameeksha Gupta
250
Gwangju South Korea
1,415,000
1,500,000
Kang Un-tae
354
Haicheng China
1,130,000
n/k
n/r
Haifa Israel
276,000
975,000
Yona Yahav
474
Haikou China
830,000
n/k
429
Haimen China
950,000
n/k
151
Haiphong Vietnam
1,885,000
1,885,000
Trinh Quang Su
n/r
Halle Germany
233,000
Dagmar Szabados
n/r
Hama Syria
325,000
1,500,000
Abdul Razzaq al-Qutainy
482
Hamamatsu Japan
815,000
1,093,000
Yasutomo Suzuki
166
Hamburg Germany
1,775,000
3,260,000
Olaf Scholz
479
Hamhung North Korea
821,000
821,000
n/k
260
Handan China
1,390,000
8,500,000
Guo Dajian
69
Hangzhou China
3,408,000
6,776,000
Cai Qi
n/r
Hannover Germany
520,000
1,130,000
Stephan Weil
270
HANOI Vietnam
1,372,000
6,500,000
Nguyen The Thao
406
Haora India
1,008,000
Sri Gopal Mukherjee
407
Haora India
1,008,000
1,020,000
Sri Gopal Mukherjee
194
HARARE Zimbabwe
1,600,000
2,800,000
Muchadeyi Masunda
42
Harbin China
4,755,000
9,874,000
Zhang Xiaolian
116
HAVANA Cuba
2,430,000
3,700,000
Juan Contino Aslán
207
Hechuan China
1,530,000
n/k
169
Hefei China
1,750,000
4,867,000
Wu Cunrong
577
HELSINKI Finland
583,000
1,311,000
Jussi Pajunen
456
Hengyang China
880,000
7,000,000
n/k
584
Hengyang China
561,000
799,000
n/k
303
Heze China
1,280,000
Du Changwen
415
Hezhou China
990,000
2,090,000
n/k
476
Hims Syria
823,000
Nadia Kseibi
336
Hiroshima Japan
1,174,000
1,700,000
Kazumi Matsui
26
Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam
7,100,000
Pham Phuong Thao
480
Hohhot China
820,000
1,041,000
n/k
27
Hong Kong China
7,055,000
Donald Tsang
457
Honghu China
880,000
n/k
n/r
Honolulu USA
370,000
894,000
Peter Carlisle
126
Houston USA
2,242,000
5,728,000
Annise Parker
321
Huainan China
1,201,000
Cao Yong
246
Huazhou China
1,420,000
n/k
498
Hubli India
801,000
801,000
n/k
86
Huludao China
2,787,000
Sun Zhaolin
159
Huzhou China
1,800,000
2,700,000
Ma Yi
60
Hyderabad India
3,637,000
6,290,000
Banda Karthika Reddy
237
Hyderabad Pakistan
1,447,000
1,500,000
Kanwar Naveed Jamil
102
Ibadan Nigeria
2,550,000
3,000,000
Adebayo Alao-Akala
96
Incheon South Korea
2,630,000
2,630,000
Song Young-gil
502
Indianapolis USA
798,000
1,715,000
Gregory A. Ballard
147
Indore India
1,912,000
1,920,000
Krishna Murari Moghe
295
Irbil Iraq
1,294,000
1,5000,000
n/k
12
Istanbul Turkey
9,560,000
12,600,000
Kadir Topbas
122
Izmir Turkey
2,330,000
3,200,000
Aziz Kocaoglu
358
Jabalpur India
1,117,000
1,150,000
Prabhat Sahu
493
Jacksonville USA
808,000
1,300,000
John Peyton
78
Jaipur India
3,050,000
5,690,000
Jyoti Khandelwal
11
JAKARTA Indonesia
10,100,000
24,100,000
Joko Widodo
532
Jalandhar India
714,000
764,000
n/k
563
Jamshedpur India
630,000
1,135,000
n/k
54
Jeddah Saudi Arabia
3,856,000
4,500,000
Adil Faqeeh
514
Jerusalem Israel
764,000
1,029,000
Nir Barkat Nazareth
388
Jiangdu China
1,053,000
n/k
241
Jianyang China
1,430,000
n/k
143
Jilin China
1,953,000
4,523,000
Zhang Xiaopei
361
Jimo China
1,112,000
n/k
149
Jinan China
1,900,000
2,444,000
Zhang Jianguo
362
Jining China
1,110,000
Zhang Zhen Chuan
277
Jinjiang China
1,350,000
Kenneth Li
543
Jinzhou China
690,000
902,000
n/k
516
Jixi China
760,000
1,960,000
Zhu, Deyi
538
Joao Pessoa Brazil
702,000
984,000
Ricardo Coutinho
408
Jodhpur India
1,007,000
Om Kumari Gehlot
53
Johannesburg South Africa
3,888,000
10,268,000
Amos Masondo
64
KABUL Afghanistan
3,586,000
4,000,000
Mohammad Yunus Noandesh
229
Kaduna Nigeria
1,460,000
1,500,000
Mohammed Namadi Sambo
574
Kaifeng China
584,000
855,000
n/k
247
KAMPALA Uganda
1,420,000
1,600,000
Nasser Sebaggala
62
Kano Nigeria
3,626,000
3,900,000
Ibrahim Shekarau
75
Kanpur India
3,100,000
4,865,000
Ravindra Patani
n/r
Kansas City USA
480,000
2,050,000
Mark Funkhouser
208
Kaohsiung Taiwan
1,530,000
2,960,000
Chen Chu
1
Karachi Pakistan
15,500,000
18,000,000
Fazlur Rehman
264
Karaj Iran
1,380,000
n/k
n/r
Karlsruhe Germany
291,000
Heinz Fenrich
430
KATHMANDU Nepal
949,000
1,700,000
n/k
n/r
Katowice Poland
340,000
2,746,000
Piotr Uszok
261
Kawasaki Japan
1,390,000
1,450,000
Takao Abe
359
Kazan Russia
1,115,000
1,300,000
lsur Metshin
477
Kermanshah Iran
823,000
966,000
n/k
228
Kharkiv Ukraine
1,461,000
1,674,000
Mykhailo Dobkin
129
KHARTOUM Sudan
2,208,000
7,500,000
Abdul Rahman Alkheder
463
Khulna Bangladesh
856,000
1,388,000
Talukder Abdul Khaleque
84
KIEV Ukraine
2,820,000
3,300,000
Alexander Popov
562
KINGSTON Jamaica
650,000
925,000
n/k
18
KINSHASA Congo D.R.
8,200,000
10,100,000
André Kimbuta Yango
n/r
Kisangani Congo D.R.
510,000
818,000
n/k
418
Kitakyushu Japan
985,000
1,050,000
Kenji Kitahashi
589
Kitwe Zambia
548,000
786,000
n/k
206
Kobe Japan
1,534,000
1,560,000
Tatsuo Yada
36
Kolkata India
5,100,000
15,420,000
Bikash Ranjan Bhattacharya
497
Kolwezi Congo D.R.
803,000
803,000
n/k
139
Kowloon China
2,020,000
2,200,000
Wong Kwok-keung
n/r
Kozhikode India
437,000
M. Bhaskaran
519
Krakow Poland
755,000
1,250,000
Jacek Majchrowski
534
Krasnodar Russia
710,000
780,000
Vladimir Yevlanov
439
Krasnoyarsk Russia
920,000
950,000
Pyotr Pimashkov
n/r
Krefeld Germany
236,000
Gregor Kathstede
157
KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia
1,810,000
5,470,000
Dato Ahmed Fuad Ismail
216
Kumasi Ghana
1,500,000
2,500,000
Samuel Sarpong
76
Kunming China
3,100,000
6,800,000
Zhang Zulin
n/r
KUWAIT CITY Kuwait
96,000
2,380,000
n/k
227
Kyoto Japan
1,466,000
1,500,000
Daisaku Kadokawa
307
La Matanza Argentina
1,255,000
n/k
212
LA PAZ Bolivia
1,517,000
1,551,000
Luis Antonio Revilla Herrero
535
La Plata Argentina
710,000
833,000
Pablo Bruera
20
Lagos Nigeria
7,938,000
9,123,000
Babatunde Raji Fashola
30
Lahore Pakistan
6,100,000
8,600,000
Mian Amir Mahmood
312
Laiwu China
1,249,000
Ma Pingchang
448
Laizhou China
902,000
n/k
135
Lanzhou China
2,088,000
3,300,000
Zhang Jinliang
586
Las Vegas USA
558,000
1,866,000
Oscar B Goodman
510
Leeds UK
778,000
1,500,000
Paul Rogerson
n/r
Leipzig Germany
515,000
1,417,000
Burkhard Jung
349
Leon Mexico
1,138,000
1,635,000
Ricardo Sheffield
333
Leqing China
1,183,000
n/k
357
Leshan China
1,120,000
n/k
290
Lianjiang China
1,300,000
Xing Taian
n/r
Lille France
226,000
1,143,000
Martine Aubry
461
LILONGWE Malawi
866,000
n/k
22
LIMA Peru
7,606,000
8,473,000
Susana Villaran
123
Linyi China
2,300,000
10,080,000
Lian Chengmin
587
LISBON Portugal
558,000
2,612,000
António Costa
n/r
Liuan China
320,000
1,600,000
Tang Linxiang
265
Liuyang China
1,380,000
Liang Zhong
487
Liuzhou China
810,000
990,000
n/k
n/r
Liverpool UK
435,000
817,000
n/k
506
Lodz Poland
783,000
1,429,000
Jerzy Kropiwickni
23
LONDON UK
7,557,000
12,200,000
Boris Johnson
55
Los Angeles USA
3,834,000
12,890,000
Antonio Villaraigosa
n/r
Louisville USA
260,000
1,040,000
Jerry Abramson
41
LUANDA Angola
4,799,000
5,500,000
José Maria Ferraz dos Santos
n/r
Lübeck Germany
211,000
Bernd Saxe
347
Lubumbashi Congo D.R.
1,140,000
1,250,000
Moise Katumbi
121
Lucknow India
2,342,000
2,686,000
Dinesh Sharma
256
Ludhiana India
1,400,000
4,400,000
n/k
278
Lufeng China
1,350,000
n/k
217
Luoyang China
1,500,000
1,499,000
Guo Hongchang
363
LUSAKA Zambia
1,110,000
3,120,000
Robert Chikwelete
266
Luzhou China
1,380,000
4,800,000
Liu Guoqiang
524
Lviv Ukraine
740,000
1,040,000
Andriy Sadovyi
n/r
Lyon France
472,000
1,665,000
Gérard Collomb

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