Metropolitan Tokyo will remain the world's largest urban area for the foreseeable future



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World's largest cities
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World's largest cities 2007
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Largest cities in the world
Largest urban areas
Richest cities in th world
Largest European cities
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The world’s largest cities
and urban areas in 2006

Urban areas ranked 1 to 100

The tables provide population figures for cities and their surrounding urban areas. 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 2006 population figures are based on censuses carried out between 2000 and 2005 and adjusted to take account of average annual population changes.

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 URBAN AREAS:
Introduction
In 2006: Urban areas ranked 1 to 100 | Urban areas ranked 101 to 200 | Urban areas ranked 201 to 300 | Urban areas ranked 301 to 400 |
In 2020: Urban areas ranked 1 to 100 | Urban areas ranked 101 to 200 | Urban areas ranked 201 to 300 | Urban areas ranked 301 to 400 |

FASTEST GROWING URBAN AREAS:
Urban areas ranked 1 to 100 | Urban areas ranked 101 to 200 | Urban areas ranked 201 to 300 |

ALPHABETICAL INDEX:
Urban areas A to D | Urban areas E to L | Urban areas M to R | Urban areas S to Z |

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 and urban areas in 2006 (1 to 100)
Rank
City/Urban area
Country
Population in 2006
(millions)
1
Tokyo Japan
35.53
2
Mexico City Mexico
19.24
3
Mumbai (Bombay) India
18.84
4
New York USA
18.65
5
São Paulo Brazil
18.61
6
Delhi India
16.00
7
Calcutta India
14.57
8
Jakarta Indonesia
13.67
9
Buenos Aires Argentina
13.52
10
Dhaka Bangladesh
13.09
11
Shanghai China
12.63
12
Los Angeles USA
12.22
13
Karachi Pakistan
12.20
14
Lagos Nigeria
11.70
15
Rio de Janeiro Brazil
11.62
16
Osaka, Kobe Japan
11.32
17
Cairo Egypt
11.29
18
Beijing China
10.85
19
Moscow Russia
10.82
20
Metro Manila Philippines
10.80
21
Istanbul Turkey
10.00
22
Paris France
9.89
23
Seoul South Korea
9.52
24
Tianjin China
9.39
25
Chicago USA
8.80
26
Lima Peru
8.35
27
Bogotá Colombia
7.80
28
London UK
7.61
29
Tehran Iran
7.42
30
Hong Kong China
7.28
31
Chennai (Madras) India
7.04
32
Bangalore India
6.75
33
Bangkok Thailand
6.65
34
Dortmund, Bochum Germany
6.57
35
Lahore Pakistan
6.57
36
Hyderabad India
6.34
37
Wuhan China
6.18
38
Baghdad Iraq
6.06
39
Kinshasa Congo
5.89
40
Riyadh Saudi Arabia
5.76
41
Santiago Chile
5.70
42
Miami USA
5.48
43
Belo Horizonte Brazil
5.45
44
Philadelphia USA
5.36
45
St Petersburg Russia
5.35
46
Ahmadabad India
5.34
47
Madrid Spain
5.17
48
Toronto Canada
5.16
49
Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam
5.10
50
Chongqing China
5.06
51
Shenyang China
4.94
52
Dallas, Fort Worth USA
4.72
53
Pune (Poona) India
4.67
54
Khartoum Sudan
4.63
55
Singapore Singapore
4.47
56
Atlanta USA
4.47
57
Sydney Australia
4.45
58
Barcelona Spain
4.43
59
Houston USA
4.39
60
Chittagong Bangladesh
4.37
61
Boston USA
4.37
62
Washington DC USA
4.25
63
Hanoi Vietnam
4.22
64
Yangon Myanmar
4.18
65
Bandung Indonesia
4.15
66
Detroit USA
3.99
67
Jidda Saudi Arabia
3.96
68
Milan Italy
3.96
69
Guadalajara Mexico
3.95
70
Surat India
3.90
71
Guangzhou China
3.88
72
Pôrto Alegre Brazil
3.86
73
Casablanca Morocco
3.83
74
Alexandria Egypt
3.81
75
Frankfurt, Wiesbaden Germany
3.73
76
Melbourne Australia
3.71
77
Ankara Turkey
3.69
78
Abidjan Côte d'Ivoire
3.62
79
Recife Brazil
3.59
80
Monterrey Mexico
3.58
81
Montréal Canada
3.53
82
Chengdu China
3.52
83
Phoenix, Mesa USA
3.51
84
Pusan Republic of Korea
3.49
85
Brasília Brazil
3.48
86
Johannesburg South Africa
3.44
87
Kabul Afghanistan
3.43
88
Salvador Brazil
3.41
89
Algiers Algeria
3.37
90
San Francisco, Oakland USA
3.36
91
Düsseldorf, Essen Germany
3.35
92
Fortaleza Brazil
3.35
93
Medellín Colombia
3.33
94
Berlin Germany
3.33
95
Pyongyang North Korea
3.33
96
Caracas Venezuela
3.30
97
Xian China
3.28
98
Athens Greece
3.25
99
East Rand (Ekurhuleni) South Africa
3.23
100
Cape Town South Africa
3.21

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Mayors with exceptional courage, compassion and competence sought for the 2016 World Mayor Prize
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