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World's largest cities
and their mayors 2010

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

Urban areas M to R

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 550 |
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 M to R
City/Urban area
Country
Population in 2006
(millions)
Rank in 2006
Population in 2020
(millions)
Rank in 2020
Maceió Brazil
1.18
351
1.72
290
Madrid Spain
5.17
47
5.39
62
Madurai India
1.26
327
1.48
339
Managua Nicaragua
1.19
348
1.71
293
Manaus Brazil
1.74
212
2.57
181
Manchester UK
2.19
159
2.15
227
Mannheim, Heidelberg Germany
1.63
229
1.65
305
Maputo Mozambique
1.36
296
2.21
217
Maracaibo Venezuela
2.25
152
3.04
141
Maracay Venezuela
1.17
355
1.53
328
Marseille, Aix-en-Provence France
1.39
291
1.46
342
Mashhad Iran
2.18
161
2.73
162
Mecca Saudi Arabia
1.57
240
2.24
215
Medan Indonesia
2.15
166
2.97
147
Medellín Colombia
3.33
93
4.38
89
Meerut India
1.38
292
2.04
242
Melbourne Australia
3.71
76
4.26
93
Memphis USA
1.06
396
1.24
370
Mendoza Argentina
1.10
383
1.43
348
Metro Manila Philippines
10.80
20
13.40
14
Mexico City Mexico
19.24
2
21.81
5
Miami USA
5.48
42
6.59
48
Mianyang China
1.20
346
1.57
318
Milan Italy
3.96
68
3.71
113
Milwaukee USA
1.35
300
1.48
340
Minneapolis, St. Paul USA
2.56
135
2.93
149
Minsk Belarus
1.72
216
1.74
286
Mogadishu Somalia
1.30
315
2.11
236
Monterrey Mexico
3.58
80
4.27
92
Montevideo Uruguay
1.36
298
1.44
346
Montréal Canada
3.53
81
3.81
104
Moscow Russia
10.82
19
11.73
19
Mosul Iraq
1.28
322
1.89
266
Multan Pakistan
1.50
259
2.28
211
Mumbai (Bombay) India
18.84
3
25.97
2
Munich Germany
2.33
148
2.36
205
Nagpur India
2.42
143
3.31
125
Nairobi Kenya
2.95
108
5.02
73
Nampho North Korea
1.22
338
1.59
316
Nanchang China
1.77
207
2.17
223
Nanchong China
1.09
385
1.34
358
Nanjing China
2.82
117
3.08
138
Nanning China
1.41
283
1.70
296
Naples Italy
2.88
113
2.75
161
Nashik India
1.47
263
2.52
186
Neijiang China
1.46
268
1.66
304
New Orleans USA
1.00
406
1.05
396
New York USA
18.65
4
20.43
9
Newcastle, Gateshead UK
1.07
392
1.22
376
Ningbo China
1.19
347
1.27
367
Nizhni Novgorod Russia
1.28
319
1.17
384
Novosibirsk Russia
1.43
275
1.36
357
Nürnberg Germany
1.21
341
1.23
372
Odessa Ukraine
1.01
405
0.94
404
Omsk Russia
1.13
365
1.08
393
Orlando USA
1.32
306
1.67
302
Osaka, Kobe Japan
11.32
16
11.53
20
Ottawa Canada
1.14
363
1.32
361
Palembang Indonesia
1.73
214
2.59
177
Paris France
9.89
22
10.18
23
Patna India
2.16
165
3.60
118
Perth Australia
1.51
255
1.79
280
Peshawar Pakistan
1.29
316
2.04
244
Philadelphia USA
5.36
44
5.88
56
Phnom Penh Cambodia
1.20
345
1.59
314
Phoenix, Mesa USA
3.51
83
4.69
81
Pingxiang, Jiangxi China
1.57
239
1.79
281
Pittsburgh USA
1.79
206
1.92
262
Port-au-Prince Haiti
2.17
162
3.27
127
Portland USA
1.84
194
2.37
201
Porto Portugal
1.31
311
1.45
344
Pôrto Alegre Brazil
3.86
72
4.60
83
Prague Czech Republic
1.16
358
1.14
385
Pretoria South Africa
1.33
303
1.76
285
Providence USA
1.24
330
1.41
352
Puebla Mexico
1.87
191
1.96
257
Pune (Poona) India
4.67
53
7.53
43
Pusan South Korea
3.49
84
3.23
129
Pyongyang North Korea
3.33
95
3.72
110
Qingdao China
2.45
141
2.85
154
Qiqihar China
1.46
269
1.54
323
Quito Ecuador
1.55
246
2.03
247
Rabat Morocco
1.91
187
2.69
169
Rajkot India
1.26
326
2.07
241
Rawalpindi Pakistan
1.85
192
2.92
151
Recife Brazil
3.59
79
4.36
90
Rio de Janeiro Brazil
11.62
15
13.23
16
Riverside, San Bernardino USA
1.71
218
2.13
230
Riyadh Saudi Arabia
5.76
40
8.82
34
Rome Italy
2.60
132
2.43
195
Rosario Argentina
1.33
304
1.55
320
Rostov-on-Don Russia
1.09
387
1.09
389
Rotterdam Netherlands
1.12
374
1.18
381

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Mayors with exceptional courage, compassion and competence sought for the 2016 World Mayor Prize
The 2016 World Mayor Prize and Commendations will be awarded to mayors who have accepted and successfully managed the challenges posed by migration but are also convinced of its longterm benefits. They will be leading a city where past and/or more recent immigrants have contributed to the city’s society, economy and culture. The City Mayors Foundation will also consider mayors for the honours whose communities has shown exceptional resilience during the recent arrivals from disaster-torn regions of the world.

If you are convinced, like us, that the world’s cities have greatly benefited from immigrants, whose perseverance in the face of hardship and often prejudice has created the civic societies that we value and enjoy today, we invite you to nominate a mayor for the 2016 World Mayor Prize.

At a time when there are some 60 million refugees worldwide, mayors to be considered for the World Mayor honours will need to have shown exceptional compassion, courage and competence. Compassion for people who have travelled great distances to find safety. Courage to fight prejudice even in the face of unpopularity. Competence to leverage the value and potential each person offers society.

By taking part in this year’s World Mayor Project you are also voicing your support for all those cities that have had to bear the brunt of the recent influx of migrants and refugees.

Previous winners and runners-up include the mayors of Calgary, Ghent, Bilbao, Perth, Mexico City, Oklahoma City, Cape Town, Zurich, Melbourne, Amsterdam, Athens, Mississauga and Tirana. The World Mayor Project aims to show what outstanding mayors can achieve and raise their profiles nationally and internationally.

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