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World's largest cities
and their mayors 2010

World's largest cities 2007
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A to Z of world’s largest
cities and urban areas

Urban areas A to D

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 2020 population figures were calculated using the 2006 data as base and applying annual rates of 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 |


Largest cities and urban areas A to D
City/Urban area
Country
Population in 2006
(millions)
Rank in 2006
Population in 2020
(millions)
Rank in 2020
Aachen Germany
1.08
388
1.09
390
Abidjan Côte d'Ivoire
3.62
78
5.11
69
Accra Ghana
2.03
177
3.05
140
Adana Turkey
1.28
321
1.63
307
Addis Ababa Ethiopia
2.98
106
4.76
80
Adelaide Australia
1.14
361
1.24
371
Agra India
1.58
238
2.36
203
Ahmadabad India
5.34
46
7.78
39
Aleppo Syria
2.58
133
3.60
117
Alexandria Egypt
3.81
74
4.77
79
Algiers Algeria
3.37
89
4.93
74
Allahabad India
1.18
352
1.58
317
Almaty Kazakhstan
1.10
382
1.07
394
Amman Jordan
1.33
305
1.76
284
Amritsar India
1.20
343
1.78
282
Amsterdam Netherlands
1.16
357
1.26
369
Ankara Turkey
3.69
77
4.85
76
Anshan China
1.46
267
1.52
330
Antananarivo Madagascar
1.88
190
3.13
135
Asansol India
1.32
308
2.02
248
Asunción Paraguay
1.83
198
2.82
156
Athens Greece
3.25
98
3.39
121
Atlanta USA
4.47
56
6.44
51
Auckland New Zealand
1.17
354
1.39
355
Austin USA
1.15
360
1.67
303
Baghdad Iraq
6.06
38
8.41
36
Baixada Santista Brazil
1.67
224
2.12
233
Baku Azerbaijan
1.84
197
2.00
252
Baltimore USA
2.20
156
2.49
187
Bamako Mali
1.43
273
2.64
173
Bandung Indonesia
4.15
65
6.19
54
Bangalore India
6.75
32
9.92
28
Bangkok Thailand
6.65
33
7.76
40
Baotou China
1.38
293
1.55
322
Barcelona Spain
4.43
58
4.52
85
Barranquilla Colombia
1.98
183
2.65
171
Basra Iraq
1.22
339
1.60
312
Beihai China
1.42
278
5.82
59
Beijing China
10.85
18
11.15
21
Beirut Lebanon
1.94
185
2.54
184
Belém Brazil
2.18
160
3.20
131
Belgrade Serbia
1.12
375
1.10
386
Belo Horizonte Brazil
5.45
43
7.18
44
Berlin Germany
3.33
94
3.33
124
Bhopal India
1.71
219
2.48
189
Bielefeld Germany
1.32
309
1.34
359
Birmingham UK
2.21
154
2.17
224
Bogotá Colombia
7.80
27
10.08
26
Boston USA
4.37
61
5.08
71
Brasília Brazil
3.48
85
5.25
65
Brazzaville Congo
1.19
349
1.87
270
Brisbane Australia
1.80
203
2.18
221
Bucaramanga Colombia
1.10
381
1.49
337
Bucharest Romania
1.71
217
1.43
350
Budapest Hungary
1.64
226
1.49
336
Buenos Aires Argentina
13.52
9
15.48
12
Bursa Turkey
1.47
266
2.17
222
Cairo Egypt
11.29
17
14.02
13
Calcutta India
14.57
7
18.54
11
Calgary Canada
1.11
379
1.52
329
Cali Colombia
2.67
127
3.66
114
Campinas Brazil
2.73
122
3.78
105
Cape Town South Africa
3.21
100
3.92
99
Caracas Venezuela
3.30
96
3.76
108
Casablanca Morocco
3.83
73
5.09
70
Changchun China
3.14
101
3.85
102
Changde China
1.50
257
1.87
268
Changsha China
2.11
172
3.10
137
Chelyabinsk Russia
1.07
394
0.99
400
Chengdu China
3.52
82
4.14
94
Chennai (Madras) India
7.04
31
8.88
32
Chicago USA
8.80
25
9.84
29
Chifeng China
1.15
359
1.34
360
Chittagong Bangladesh
4.37
60
7.87
38
Chongqing China
5.06
50
6.20
53
Cincinnati USA
1.60
234
1.81
277
Ciudad Juárez Mexico
1.53
249
2.16
226
Cleveland USA
1.84
196
2.01
251
Coimbatore India
1.67
223
2.36
204
Cologne, Bonn Germany
3.09
103
3.14
134
Columbus, Ohio USA
1.24
332
1.47
341
Conakry Guinea
1.51
253
2.48
188
Copenhagen Denmark
1.07
390
1.10
387
Córdoba Argentina
1.62
231
2.03
245
Curitiba Brazil
2.96
107
4.00
97
Dakar Senegal
2.38
146
3.64
115
Dalian China
2.73
121
3.02
144
Dallas, Fort Worth USA
4.72
52
5.83
58
Damascus Syria
2.36
147
3.11
136
Daqing China
1.13
370
1.27
366
Dar es Salaam Tanzania
2.81
118
5.12
68
Datong China
1.10
380
1.07
395
Davao Philippines
1.36
295
1.94
259
Delhi India
16.00
6
25.83
3
Denver-Aurora USA
2.27
150
2.85
155
Detroit USA
3.99
66
4.29
91
Dhaka Bangladesh
13.09
10
22.04
4
Dhanbad India
1.23
336
1.73
289
Dnepropetrovsk Ukraine
1.03
402
0.94
403
Donetsk Ukraine
0.99
407
0.91
406
Dongguan China
1.12
372
0.95
402
Dortmund, Bochum Germany
6.57
34
6.61
47
Douala Cameroon
2.06
174
2.99
145
Dublin Ireland
1.04
397
1.19
380
Durban South Africa
2.72
123
3.19
132
Düsseldorf, Essen Germany
3.35
91
3.48
119

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