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A to Z of world’s largest
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Urban areas S to Z

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.

2017: LARGEST CITIES IN THE
WORLD AND THEIR MAYORS


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 S to Z
City/Urban area
Country
Population in 2006
(millions)
Rank in 2006
Population in 2020
(millions)
Rank in 2020
Sacramento USA
1.57
241
1.94
258
Salvador Brazil
3.41
88
4.38
88
Samara Russia
1.13
364
1.04
397
San Antonio USA
1.44
271
1.68
298
San Diego USA
2.85
115
3.24
128
San Francisco, Oakland USA
3.36
90
3.71
112
San Jose USA
1.63
230
1.84
274
San José Costa Rica
1.18
353
1.64
306
San Juan Puerto Rico
2.41
145
2.61
175
San Salvador El Salvador
1.51
256
1.90
264
Sana'a Yemen
1.70
221
3.36
123
Santa Cruz Bolivia
1.42
281
2.45
194
Santiago Chile
5.70
41
6.71
46
Santo Domingo Dominican Republic
1.95
184
2.37
202
São Paulo Brazil
18.61
5
21.57
6
Sapporo Japan
1.84
193
1.99
253
Seattle USA
3.01
105
3.62
116
Seoul South Korea
9.52
23
8.88
31
Shanghai China
12.63
11
12.63
18
Shantou China
1.39
290
2.04
243
Shenyang China
4.94
51
5.30
64
Shenzhen China
1.32
310
1.86
271
Shijiazhuang China
1.76
208
2.20
220
Shiraz Iran
1.25
329
1.62
309
Singapore Singapore
4.47
55
5.24
66
Sofia Bulgaria
1.02
403
0.89
407
Srinagar India
1.12
371
1.59
315
St Petersburg Russia
5.35
45
5.39
63
St. Louis USA
2.14
169
2.33
207
Stockholm Sweden
1.75
210
1.92
261
Stuttgart Germany
2.71
124
2.75
160
Suining China
1.54
248
1.85
272
Suqian China
1.27
324
1.51
331
Surabaja Indonesia
2.79
120
3.77
107
Surat India
3.90
70
7.72
41
Suwon South Korea
1.23
337
1.91
263
Suzhou, Jiangsu China
1.22
340
1.50
333
Sydney Australia
4.45
57
5.18
67
Tabriz Iran
1.42
279
1.84
273
Taegu South Korea
2.52
137
2.54
185
Taejon South Korea
1.49
260
1.70
295
Taian China
1.56
243
1.73
288
Taichung China
1.09
384
1.50
335
Taipei China
2.46
139
2.42
197
Taiyuan China
2.54
136
2.89
153
Tampa, St. Petersburg USA
2.26
151
2.69
168
Tangshan China
1.79
204
2.14
228
Tashkent Uzbekistan
2.16
163
2.33
208
Tbilisi Georgia
1.03
401
0.92
405
Tegucigalpa Honduras
1.09
386
1.54
324
Tehran Iran
7.42
29
8.86
33
Tel Aviv-Jaffa Israel
3.09
104
3.87
101
Tianjin China
9.39
24
10.14
24
Tianmen China
1.98
182
2.56
183
Tianshui China
1.29
317
1.56
319
Tijuana Mexico
1.64
227
2.40
200
Tokyo Japan
35.53
1
37.28
1
Toluca Mexico
2.13
171
3.82
103
Toronto Canada
5.16
48
6.34
52
Torreón Mexico
1.07
393
1.22
375
Tripoli Libya
2.14
168
2.79
157
Tunis Tunisia
2.10
173
2.59
178
Turin Italy
1.16
356
1.08
392
Ufa Russia
1.03
399
0.97
401
Ujung Pandang Indonesia
1.24
334
1.78
283
Ulsan South Korea
1.07
391
1.17
383
Vadodara India
1.73
213
2.47
191
Valencia Venezuela
2.44
142
3.72
111
Vancouver Canada
2.16
164
2.60
176
Varanasi (Benares) India
1.32
307
1.67
301
Vienna Austria
2.20
157
2.26
214
Vijayawada India
1.11
376
1.43
347
Virginia Beach USA
1.45
270
1.61
310
Visakhapatnam India
1.50
258
2.03
246
Volgograd Russia
1.02
404
1.00
398
Wanxian China
2.00
179
2.71
165
Warsaw Poland
2.21
155
2.23
216
Washington DC USA
4.25
62
4.90
75
Weifang China
1.38
294
1.63
308
Wenzhou China
1.52
250
2.27
213
Wuhan China
6.18
37
9.18
30
Wulumuqi (Urumqi) China
1.59
236
2.10
238
Wuxi China
1.21
342
1.43
349
Xian China
3.28
97
3.75
109
Xiantao China
1.79
205
2.27
212
Xiaoshan China
1.13
368
1.18
382
Xinghua China
1.59
235
1.72
292
Xintai China
1.34
302
1.40
354
Xinyi China
1.03
400
1.20
378
Xuzhou China
1.69
222
2.08
240
Yancheng China
1.70
220
2.10
237
Yangon Myanmar
4.18
64
5.87
57
Yantai China
1.74
211
2.13
229
Yaoundé Cameroon
1.80
202
2.65
172
Yerevan Armenia
1.06
395
0.99
399
Yixing China
1.13
366
1.23
374
Yiyang China
1.54
247
2.13
231
Yongzhou China
1.20
344
1.49
338
Yueyang China
1.30
313
1.55
321
Yulin, Guangxi China
1.72
215
2.17
225
Yuzhou China
1.24
333
1.42
351
Zaoyang China
1.23
335
1.53
326
Zaozhuang China
2.22
153
2.69
167
Zhanjiang China
1.60
233
2.29
210
Zhengzhou China
2.29
149
2.89
152
Zibo China
2.80
119
3.15
133
Zigong China
1.13
367
1.31
365

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2 Wolfgang G Müller, Lahr, Germany

3 Georgios Kaminis, Athens, Greece

4 Guisi Nicolini, Lampedusa, Italy

5 Richard Arnold, Schwäbisch Gmünd,
Germany

6 Mirjam van 't Veld, Amstelveen Netherlands

7 Spiros Galinos, Lesbos, Greece

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