Cities in the world with more than 1 million inhabitants in 2005

Cities with more than 1 million people | Cities with 600,000 to 1 million people | Cities with 400,000 to 600,000 people | Cities with 300,000 to 400,000 people | Cities with 250,000 to 300,000 people | Selected cities with 200,000 to 250,000 people | Selected cities with 175,000 to 200,000 people | Selected cities with 150,000 to 175,000 people | Selected cities with 125,000 to 150,000 people | Selected cities with 110,000 to 125,000 people | Selected cities with 100,000 to 110,000 people | Selected cities with 100,000 to 110,000 people | Selected cities with 90,000 to 100,000 people | Selected cities with 80,000 to 90,000 people | Selected cities with 75,000 to 80,000 people | Selected cities with 70,000 to 75,000 people | Selected cities with 65,000 to 70,000 people | Selected cities with 60,000 to 65,000 people | Selected cities with 55,000 to 60,000 people | Selected cities with 50,000 to 55,000 people | Selected cities with 45,000 to 50,000 people | Selected cities with 40,000 to 45,000 people | Selected cities with 35,000 to 40,000 people | Selected cities with 30,000 to 35,000 people | Selected cities with 25,000 to 30,000 people | Selected cities with 20,000 to 25,000 people | Selected cities with 15,000 to 20,000 people | Selected cities with 10,000 to 15,000 people | Selected cities with 5,000 to 10,000 people | Selected cities with 1,000 to 5,000 people

PLEASE NOTE: All figures below refer populations for individual cities, not the population for urban agglomerations. Thus a city like Manila in the Philippines may have a city population of 1.6 million people (within its official city limits), but a urban area population closer to 10.5 million people. You can see some estimates for urban agglomerations at World's Largest Urban Areas. Additional figures may be available from the U.N. and country population offices/departments. See population.mongabay.com for current population estimates.



RankPopulationCityCountryUrban Area Pop.Rank
112,778,721Mumbai (Bombay)India17,431,3055
211,507,254KarachiPakistan11,078,29815
311,055,365DelhiIndia14,145,9566
410,840,516ShanghaiChina12,759,3679
510,375,688MoscowRussian Federation10,468,74318
610,136,978São PauloBrazil17,857,0014
79,747,972SeoulSouth Korea9,713,75722
89,621,565IstanbulTurkey9,371,16323
98,548,639Mexico CityMexico18,660,2212
108,407,479JakartaIndonesia12,295,51610
118,158,957New York 3United States of America18,252,3393
128,124,310TokyoJapan34,997,2691
137,866,160LimaPeru7,898,77826
147,741,274BeijingChina10,847,82716
157,438,376CairoEgypt10,834,49517
167,404,515TehranIran7,190,00029
177,287,555LondonUnited Kingdom7,619,01427
187,220,971Santa Fé de BogotáColombia7,289,64628
197,181,111LagosNigeria10,103,45920
206,752,001Hong Kong 1China, Hong Kong SAR7,049,17530
216559521Rhein-Ruhr North 7Germany6,559,52132
226,542,751BangkokThailand6,486,40133
236,192,853LahorePakistan5,989,39535
246,080,671DhakaBangladesh11,560,21112
256,038,581Rio de JaneiroBrazil11,214,12614
265,556,562BaghdadIraq5,620,37338
275,318,636RiyadhSaudi Arabia5,125,75344
285,158,019BangaloreIndia6,140,81834
295,147,431WuhanChina5,652,91937
305,083,657TianjinChina9,271,37624
315,006,513TorontoCanada4,879,54048
324,865,499ChongqingChina4,847,68951
334,810,997SantiagoChile5,477,80439
344,651,322CalcuttaIndia13,805,6917
354,408,220SingaporeSingapore4,252,84256
364,385,264KinshasaCongo5,276,95841
374,368,883Chennai (Madras)India6,691,18031
384,178,234Saint PetersburgRussian Federation5,285,79940
394,111,624ShenyangChina4,881,75747
404,056,025GuangzhouChina3,886,93465
413,866,382Los Angeles 2United States of America12,018,06811
423,796,043AhmadabadIndia4,869,42049
433,774,894SydneyAustralia4,273,71655
443,719,989PusanSouth Korea3,579,05073
453,700,000Rhein-Main 4Germany3,712,06670
463,693,412AlexandriaEgypt3,653,09872
473,630,694JiddaSaudi Arabia3,556,55676
483,619,856HyderabadIndia5,863,69436
493,561,187AnkaraTurkey3,428,42078
503,517,961YokohamaJapan
513,509,283MontréalCanada3,470,91677
523,462,648CasablancaMorocco3,578,22574
533,407,129Ho Chi Minh CityViet Nam4,850,71750
543,405,250BerlinGermany3,327,07083
553,300,000Rhein-Ruhr Middle 6Germany3,301,43284
563,245,352MelbourneAustralia3,577,34275
573,144,005PyongyangNorth Korea3,228,28687
583,140,853KabulAfghanistan2,955,880103
593,100,000Rhein-Ruhr South 8Germany3,076,35698
603,058,025Pune (Poona)India4,143,73558
613,033,972YangonMyanmar3,873,73966
623,026,831MedellínColombia3,098,89796
632,956,894OmdurmanSudan
642,931,144SuratIndia3,260,58486
652,915,961MadridSpain5,103,07245
662,906,769AbidjanCôte d'Ivoire3,336,51882
672,878,939XianChina3,203,01991
682,871,499ChicagoUnited States of America8,567,57125
692,866,404NanjingChina2,780,117110
702,841,882KanpurIndia2,878,643107
712,794,711KanoNigeria2,762,800113
722,758,136HarbinChina2,911,071106
732,746,761Buenos AiresArgentina13,047,1158
742,737,479Addis AbabaEthiopia2,723,482115
752,731,523East Rand (Ekurhuleni)South Africa2,808,417109
762,692,503SurabajaIndonesia2,616,236124
772,679,891JaipurIndia2,574,719127
782,665,657NairobiKenya2,574,847126
792,621,530SalvadorBrazil3,187,40892
802,616,702Inch'onSouth Korea2,575,456125
812,595,202TaeguSouth Korea2,501,881130
822,591,277KievUkraine2,618,246123
832,588,807BekasiIndonesia
842,588,577ChengduChina3,403,73281
852,588,286Osaka-KobeJapan11,243,85313
862,541,837Al-JizahEgypt
872,520,368TaipeiTaiwan2,505,388129
882,512,422Dar es SalaamTanzania2,440,794135
892,503,056RomeItaly2,664,649120
902,485,674LucknowIndia2,439,439136
912,456,783CaliColombia2,451,869134
922,455,943Quezon CityPhilippines
932,453,779LuandaAngola2,622,976121
942,423,015ChangchunChina3,009,884100
952,415,818IzmirTurkey2,387,686138
962,403,972CaliColombia
972,402,958FaisalabadPakistan2,369,534141
982,375,910Cape TownSouth Africa2,967,088101
992,344,475Belo HorizonteBrazil5,047,56346
1002,336,837IbadanNigeria2,284,396144
1012,324,195FortalezaBrazil3,106,89594
1022,306,744AleppoSyrian Arab Republic2,379,054140
1032,263,923DalianChina2,676,733119
1042,243,597NagpurIndia2,250,549146
1052,236,294HavanaCuba2,188,919151
1062,207,850TaškentUzbekistan
1072,189,759BandungIndonesia3,764,93969
1082,178,958NagoyaJapan3,164,00393
1092,176,681BrasíliaBrazil3,099,14695
1102,164,229JinanChina2,619,328122
1112,157,853GuayaquilEcuador2,262,343145
1122,149,788VancouverCanada2,059,499166
1132,123,709ChittagongBangladesh3,793,64368
1142,117,932MashhadIran2,080,268162
1152,103,674ParisFrance9,794,33721
1162,084,974QingdaoChina2,384,606139
1172,083,021DurbanSouth Africa2,551,257128
1182,067,551TaiyuanChina2,475,566133
1192,064,719MedanIndonesia2,009,686167
1202,049,949HoustonUnited States of America4,117,89259
1212,022,561MedellinColombia
1222,021,669JiulongHong Kong
1232,005,703AgadirMorocco
1241,998,635DakarSenegal2,166,861155
1251,969,858de MorelosMexico
1261,964,179ZhengzhouChina2,176,109153
1271,894,753KaesongNorth Korea
1281,884,802DoualaCameroon1,857,638182
1291,879,251BakuAzerbaijan1,816,208186
1301,876,857BucharestRomania1,853,401183
1311,875,453Santo DomingoDominican Republic1,864,858181
1321,848,952IndoreIndia1,800,220189
1331,838,939CaracasVenezuela3,226,08488
1341,814,764Hai PhongViet Nam1,754,537198
1351,792,299BarranquillaColombia1,830,006185
1361,790,389SapporoJapan1,800,101190
1371,789,635RabatMorocco1,758,613197
1381,777,236ShangqiuChina
1391,774,124KunmingChina1,729,233201
1401,772,747MaracaiboVenezuela2,072,949164
1411,753,839Si RachaThailand
1421,752,150HamburgGermany2,681,360118
1431,749,721RawalpindiPakistan1,679,700210
1441,740,661KhartoumSudan4,285,54254
1451,728,718BudapestHungary1,707,860204
1461,723,081Al-Khartum BahriSudan
1471,720,675CuritibaBrazil2,720,960116
1481,702,061MinskBelarus1,704,866205
1491,692,603ZiboChina2,734,961114
1501,687,484ShijiazhuangChina1,679,955209
1511,684,974XiantaoChina1,698,901206
1521,680,890WarsawPoland2,199,895150
1531,668,193DamascusSyrian Arab Republic2,227,929147
1541,651,417GuadalajaraMexico3,824,58267
1551,649,169LanzhouChina1,764,859196
1561,640,507AccraGhana1,847,432184
1571,635,655HangzhouChina1,882,986177
1581,626,496YaoundéCameroon1,616,170218
1591,613,375AntananarivoMadagascar1,677,981211
1601,609,122PatnaIndia1,897,917176
1611,608,674BhopalIndia1,563,015226
1621,602,011PalembangIndonesia1,569,437223
1631,600,000Rhein-Neckar 5Germany1,620,372217
1641,599,169ChangshaChina1,935,042174
1651,598,216TangerangIndonesia
1661,593,819ManausBrazil1,559,358227
1671,574,387BeirutLebanon1,792,111192
1681,568,926Metro ManilaPhilippines10,352,24919
1691,561,614Yulin, GuangxiChina1,636,762214
1701,559,875LudhianaIndia1,495,696236
1711,553,789ViennaAustria2,178,674152
1721,550,528EsfahanIran1,479,595241
1731,547,888SemarangIndonesia
1741,526,575KaohsiungTaiwan
1751,518,083AlgiersAlgeria3,059,64399
1761,516,353QuitoEcuador1,451,071249
1771,500,400KobeJapan
1781,499,946ThanaIndia
1791,487,028HarareZimbabwe1,469,149244
1801,482,822RecifeBrazil3,410,50980
1811,479,745KharkovUkraine1,454,730248
1821,475,672DepokIndonesia
1831,473,521Samut PrakanThailand
1841,470,597KyotoJapan1,805,980188
1851,465,762PhiladelphiaUnited States of America5,260,63542
1861,465,649TijuanaMexico1,464,748246
1871,465,015MeccaSaudi Arabia1,446,419250
1881,463,736BarcelonaSpain4,406,38053
1891,461,190NanchangChina1,695,587208
1901,456,320JohannesburgSouth Africa3,084,20797
1911,440,888TaejonSouth Korea1,426,080258
1921,440,025Ciudad JuárezMexico1,380,504275
1931,440,012KwangjuSouth Korea1,410,357263
1941,439,071NovosibirskRussian Federation1,430,270256
1951,438,852CaloocanPhilippines
1961,438,506AgraIndia1,430,971255
1971,438,031UrumqiChina
1981,435,968Phoenix-MesaUnited States of America3,217,57389
1991,431,649Sana'aYemen1,469,072245
2001,430,063VadodaraIndia1,596,259220
2011,416,119GuiyangChina2,401,839137
2021,411,263PueblaMexico1,875,669180
2031,405,313TabrizIran1,345,614283
2041,399,981ConakryGuinea1,365,778278
2051,396,890BelémBrazil1,956,421173
2061,389,028BarranquillaColombia
2071,388,608Fukuoka-KitakyushuJapan2,776,933111
2081,381,830Kuala LumpurMalaysia1,352,057281
2091,374,213MultanPakistan1,375,917276
2101,368,418Pôrto AlegreBrazil3,681,62271
2111,368,390Santa CruzBolivia
2121,367,072BursaTurkey1,319,898288
2131,365,259TangshanChina1,731,705200
2141,360,797MontevideoUruguay1,340,560284
2151,357,325PerthAustralia1,441,577252
2161,348,288HyderabadPakistan1,319,358289
2171,340,045GujranwalaPakistan1,365,664279
2181,333,531ValenciaVenezuela2,159,571156
2191,331,254LusakaZambia1,394,315269
2201,318,992CórdobaArgentina1,532,546232
2211,311,398Nizhni NovgorodRussian Federation1,306,190292
2221,306,729La MatanzaArgentina
2231,305,264EkaterinburgRussian Federation1,292,455294
2241,304,987JilinChina1,471,260243
2251,303,833Al-MadinahSaudi Arabia
2261,301,961Fuzhou, FujianChina1,397,854267
2271,301,804NashikIndia1,287,411296
2281,299,713AnshanChina1,456,935247
2291,299,487Pimpri-ChinchwadIndia
2301,299,149DubaiUnited Arab Emirates
2311,291,690AbadanIran
2321,289,626BamakoMali1,264,393302
2331,286,369San DiegoUnited States of America2,765,908112
2341,284,156KampalaUganda1,245,695307
2351,283,754KawasakiJapan
2361,273,458KadunaNigeria1,272,541300
2371,269,723KalyanIndia
2381,254,625HefeiChina1,288,292295
2391,248,099San AntonioUnited States of America1,385,939273
2401,246,756FushunChina1,420,498261
2411,235,227Port-au-PrinceHaiti1,961,455172
2421,234,977MunichGermany2,311,810143
2431,233,466ShenzhenChina1,221,080315
2441,233,195XuzhouChina1,620,840216
2451,230,538MeerutIndia1,259,654303
2461,228,127Dallas-Fort WorthUnited States of America4,445,56152
2471,223,087FèsMorocco
2481,209,115BaotouChina1,347,985282
2491,207,823MilanItaly4,063,64361
2501,206,972JamshedpurIndia1,179,480331
2511,206,453BogorIndonesia
2521,205,995ShirazIran1,186,229328
2531,205,782AdanaTurkey1,199,016324
2541,205,393FaridabadIndia1,199,769323
2551,203,379HanoiViet Nam3,977,20263
2561,202,204Santa CruzBolivia1,230,665311
2571,200,719KarajIran1,165,056338
2581,200,603AmmanJordan1,236,733309
2591,197,799NezahualcóyotlMexico
2601,189,043Ad-DammamSaudi Arabia
2611,188,926PeshawarPakistan1,175,776332
2621,188,435GuarulhosBrazil
2631,184,045TripoliLibyan Arab Jamahiriya2,006,260168
2641,174,823Varanasi (Benares)India1,259,384304
2651,174,022MosulIraq1,162,606339
2661,172,316WuxiChina1,165,959337
2671,171,880Kuwait CityKuwait1,222,374313
2681,169,623GoiâniaBrazil1,770,386194
2691,167,967LeónMexico1,382,674274
2701,159,828ZapopanMexico
2711,159,073HandanChina2,069,505165
2721,157,133GlasgowScotland
2731,155,177GhaziabadIndia1,129,148350
2741,154,393SamaraRussian Federation1,154,591342
2751,152,290Suzhou, JiangsuChina1,168,201336
2761,150,332PragueCzech Republic1,169,517335
2771,148,755OmskRussian Federation1,137,021347
2781,143,834HiroshimaJapan
2791,141,708QiqiharChina1,445,423251
2801,130,497LuoyangChina1,535,468231
2811,124,729BelgradeSerbia and Montenegro1,118,465357
2821,120,309YantaiChina1,666,787212
2831,118,288KazanRussian Federation1,108,127361
2841,116,074MonterreyMexico3,421,59879
2851,112,005OttawaCanada1,093,233367
2861,107,159NamphoNorth Korea1,124,371353
2871,105,953SuwonSouth Korea1,073,437378
2881,102,822AmritsarIndia1,091,877369
2891,102,551RajkotIndia1,110,083360
2901,100,790BasraIraq1,149,981343
2911,100,116Ujung PandangIndonesia1,139,581346
2921,098,923ShantouChina1,280,625298
2931,097,133MogadishuSomalia1,174,881333
2941,092,933NanningChina1,360,881280
2951,091,623AdelaideAustralia1,123,992354
2961,090,295SofiaBulgaria1,075,791375
2971,088,044BrazzavilleCongo1,080,102372
2981,087,065DatongChina1,134,157349
2991,086,418PretoriaSouth Africa1,208,537319
3001,085,696AlmatyKazakhstan1,114,941359
3011,084,644ChelyabinskRussian Federation1,077,409374
3021,082,872Rostov-on-DonRussian Federation1,075,432376
3031,080,487YerevanArmenia1,079,054373
3041,080,137SowetoSouth Africa
3051,078,658AllahabadIndia1,105,559362
3061,076,689MaputoMozambique1,220,632316
3071,073,088GoyangSouth Korea
3081,068,874VisakhapatnamIndia1,404,253265
3091,068,617DnepropetrovskUkraine1,051,833385
3101,063,646VictoriaHong Kong
3111,061,190NanchongChina1,044,936387
3121,060,120ZigongChina1,102,238364
3131,054,266Benin CityNigeria
3141,054,202T'aichungTaiwan
3151,052,749AhvazIran
3161,052,238UfaRussian Federation1,042,881388
3171,049,071SendaiJapan
3181,046,915JabalpurIndia1,180,036330
3191,044,993TbilisiGeorgia1,064,117382
3201,042,309QomIran
3211,035,597CalgaryCanada1,014,342403
3221,032,150HaoraIndia
3231,029,366OdessaUkraine1,021,194397
3241,025,899AurangabadIndia
3251,023,007SeongnamSouth Korea
3261,021,862Shubra al-KhaymahEgypt
3271,020,700VolgogradRussian Federation1,015,581401
3281,018,697DonetskUkraine1,005,289406
3291,012,113CampinasBrazil2,488,426131
3301,011,534GaziantepTurkey
3311,008,279UlsanSouth Korea1,042,379389
3321,005,645SholapurIndia
3331,005,245KitakyushuJapan
3341,005,231OuagadougouBurkina Faso
3351,004,563PermRussia
3361,003,792Sao LuisBrazil
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