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The largest cities in the
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July 2017: The table lists the largest cities in the world with women mayors. Of the world’s largest 300 cities only 25 are governed by women, although a number of European capitals, including Rome, Madrid, Paris, Warsaw and Stockholm, have women mayors. The world’s most powerful woman in local government is Yuriko Koike the Governor (Mayor) of Tokyo. Other influential female city leaders include the mayors of Sydney, Surabaya, Havana, Perth, Barcelona and Cape Town.


The research was carried out during May and June 2017. For the population data, the researchers consulted numerous national and international sources and in cases of large statistical inconsistencies elected to publish cautious averages. The figures for city populations comprise the number of residents within the unified administrative areas of cities, while the data for metro populations include residents of urban areas that are socially, culturally and economically dependent on the core city. (Please note, there is no internationally agreed definition of metro areas.) Readers and scholars are invited to inform of any discrepancies and/or provide missing facts and figures.



Largest cities with women mayors
World rank
City
(caps denote capital cities)
Country
City population
Metro population
Mayor
6
TOKYO Japan
13,617,000
37,800,000
Yuriko Koike (Ms)
56
Sydney Australia
5,005,000
5,005,000
Clover Moore (Ms)
62
Surat India
4,467,000
4,591,000
Ashmita Shiroya (Ms)
74
Yokohama Japan
3,733,000
3,733,000
Fumiko Hayashi (Ms)
93
MADRID Spain
3,141,000
6,240,000
Manuela Carmena (Ms)
107
ROME Italy
2,877,000
4,353,000
Virginia Raggi (Ms)
108
Surabaya Indonesia
2,865,000
6,485,000
Tri Rismaharini (Ms)
131
Nagpur India
2,405,000
2,498,000
Nanda Jichkar (Ms)
142
PARIS France
2,230,000
12,405,000
Anne Hidalgo (Ms)
144
MANAGUA Nicaragua
2,206,000
2,561,000
Daisy Torres (Ms)
150
BUCHAREST Romania
2,106,000
2,281,000
Gabriela Firea (Ms)
151
HAVANA Cuba
2,106,000
2,125,000
Marta Hernandez (Ms)
157
Maracaibo Venezuela
2,002,000
2,451,000
Evelyn Trejo de Rosales (Ms)
159
Perth Australia
1,980,000
1,980,000
Lisa Scaffidi (Ms)
175
WARSAW Poland
1,749,000
3,101,000
Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz (Ms)
183
Montréal Canada
1,704,000
4,099,000
Valérie Plante (Ms)
197
Barcelona Spain
1,605,000
4,740,000
Ada Colau Ballano (Ms)
224
San Antonio USA
1,437,000
2,329,000
Ivy Taylor (Ms)
240
PRAGUE Czech Republic
1,280,000
2,156,000
Adriana Krnacova (Ms)
242
SOFIA Bulgaria
1,260,000
1,680,000
Yordanka Fandakova (Ms)
249
Rosario Argentina
1,194,000
1,276,000
Monica Fein (Ms)
264
Rostov on Don Russia
1,115,000
1,115,000
Zinaida Neyarokhina (Ms)
272
Ranchi India
1,073,000
1,127,000
Asha Lakra (Ms)
290
STOCKHOLM Sweden
936,000
2,226,000
Karin Wanngard (Ms)
297
Durban South Africa
595,000
3,842,000
Zandile Gumede (Ms)
299
Cape Town South Africa
433,000
3,740,000
Patricia de Lille (Ms)

IN THIS SECTION: Introduction to largest cities and their mayors ||| Largest cities and their mayors: 1 to 300 ||| Largest cities and their mayors in alphabetical order ||| Largest cities and their mayors country by country ||| Largest cities with women mayors ||| Capital cities and their mayors (A to Z by cities) ||| Capital cities and their mayors (A to Z by countries) |||

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