World’s Largest Cities

This is a controversial category as the boundaries of many cities are difficult to determine. There are actually seven different lists depending on how the area of the “city” is determined. Is it the formal municipal boundaries or the general area? This list uses the urban area, that is, the continuously built up landmass of urban development that is within a labor market. Obviously over time the actual population changes. (in millions). I am surprised that Chongqing, China is not on the list as its urban area has 33 million people making it the second biggest city in the world.
* Cities I have visited.
1. Tokyo* – 37.126
2. Jakarta* – 26.063
3. Seoul* – 22.547
4. Delhi* – 22.242
5. Manila* – 21.951
6. Shanghai* – 20.861
7. New York* – 20.464
8. Sao Paulo* – 20.186
9. Mexico City* – 19.463
10. Cairo – 17.816
11. Beijing* – 17.311
12. Osaka/Kobe/Kyoto* – 17.011
13. Mumbai* – 16.910
14. Guangzhou* – 16.827
15. Moscow* – 15.152
16. Dhaka* (Bangladesh) – 15.414
17. Los Angeles* – 14.900
18. Kolkata* (Calcutta) – 14.374
19. Karachi – 14,198
20. Buenos Aires* – 13.639
21. Istanbul – 13.576
22. Rio de Janeiro* – 12.043
23. Shenzhen* 11.885
24. Lagos* – 11.542
25. Paris* – 10.755

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