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Ranking of the World's Most Populated Cities
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Ranking of the World's Most Populated Cities (2008) »

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It is difficult and controversial to define the radius of a metropolitan area, which explains why there are so many different rankings on the matter. This ranking however includes the world's metropolitan areas by their populations according to the most recent demographic data. By definition, a metropolitan area is an urban region that encompasses a central city (that names the area) and a series of satellite cities (that may function as bedroom communities, industrial cities, commercial and service providing cities... etc). This ranking includes residential areas that surround a larger city and, in some cases, several cities that are close enough to be included in the same area.

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Citycolumns columns Population  (people)
1TokyoTokyo34,200,000
2Mexico CityMexico City22,800,000
3SeoulSeoul22,300,000
4New YorkNew York21,900,000
5São PauloSão Paulo20,200,000
6MumbaiMumbai19,850,000
7New DelhiNew Delhi19,700,000
8ShanghaiShanghai18,150,000
9Los AngelesLos Angeles18,000,000
10OsakaOsaka16,800,000
11JakartaJakarta16,550,000
12KolkataKolkata15,650,000
13CairoCairo15,600,000
14ManilaManila14,950,000
15KarachiKarachi14,300,000
16MoscowMoscow13,750,000
17Provincia de Buenos AiresProvincia de Buenos Aires13,450,000
18DhakaDhaka13,250,000
19Rio de JaneiroRio de Janeiro12,150,000
20BeijingBeijing12,100,000
21LondonLondon12,000,000
22TehranTehran11,850,000
23IstanbulIstanbul11,500,000
24LagosLagos11,100,000
25ShenzhenShenzhen10,700,000
26ParisParis9,950,000
27ChicagoChicago9,750,000
28GuangzhouGuangzhou9,550,000
29ChongqingChongqing9,350,000
30WuhanWuhan9,100,000
31LimaLima8,550,000
32BangkokBangkok8,450,000
33BogotaBogota8,350,000
34NagoyaNagoya8,050,000
35MadrasMadras5,950,000
36BaghdadBaghdad5,500,000
37Bangalore UrbanBangalore Urban5,400,000
38HyderabadHyderabad5,300,000
39PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia5,149,000
40Lahore DistrictLahore District5,100,000
41KinshasaKinshasa5,000,000
42MiamiMiami4,919,000
43MadridMadrid4,900,000
44Tianjin ShiTianjin Shi4,750,000
45Kuala LumpurKuala Lumpur4,400,000
46MilanoMilano4,250,000
47Shenyang ShiShenyang Shi4,200,000
48DallasDallas4,146,000
49BostonBoston4,032,000
50Belo HorizonteBelo Horizonte4,000,000
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