Urban agglomerations [city urban areas] with more than 1 million people in 2003

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.



RankUrban Pop [UN estimate]Urban area/CityCountryCity Pop.Rank
134,997,269TokyoJapan8,124,31012
218,660,221Mexico CityMexico8,548,6399
318,252,339New York 3United States of America8,158,95711
417,857,001São PauloBrazil10,136,9786
517,431,305Mumbai (Bombay)India12,778,7211
614,145,956DelhiIndia11,055,3653
713,805,691CalcuttaIndia4,651,32234
813,047,115Buenos AiresArgentina2,746,76173
912,759,367ShanghaiChina10,840,5164
1012,295,516JakartaIndonesia8,407,47910
1112,018,068Los Angeles 2United States of America3,866,38241
1211,560,211DhakaBangladesh6,080,67124
1311,243,853Osaka-KobeJapan2,588,28685
1411,214,126Rio de JaneiroBrazil6,038,58125
1511,078,298KarachiPakistan11,507,2542
1610,847,827BeijingChina7,741,27414
1710,834,495CairoEgypt7,438,37615
1810,468,743MoscowRussian Federation10,375,6885
1910,352,249Metro ManilaPhilippines1,568,926168
2010,103,459LagosNigeria7,181,11119
219,794,337ParisFrance2,103,674115
229,713,757SeoulSouth Korea9,747,9727
239,371,163IstanbulTurkey9,621,5658
249,271,376TianjinChina5,083,65730
258,567,571ChicagoUnited States of America2,871,49968
267,898,778LimaPeru7,866,16013
277,619,014LondonUnited Kingdom7,287,55517
287,289,646Santa Fé de BogotáColombia7,220,97118
297,190,000TehranIran7,404,51516
307,049,175Hong Kong 1China, Hong Kong SAR6,752,00120
316,691,180Chennai (Madras)India4,368,88337
326,559,521Rhein-Ruhr North 7Germany655952121
336,486,401BangkokThailand6,542,75122
346,140,818BangaloreIndia5,158,01928
355,989,395LahorePakistan6,192,85323
365,863,694HyderabadIndia3,619,85648
375,652,919WuhanChina5,147,43129
385,620,373BaghdadIraq5,556,56226
395,477,804SantiagoChile4,810,99733
405,285,799Saint PetersburgRussian Federation4,178,23438
415,276,958KinshasaCongo4,385,26436
425,260,635PhiladelphiaUnited States of America1,465,762185
435,215,986MiamiUnited States of America380,540
445,125,753RiyadhSaudi Arabia5,318,63627
455,103,072MadridSpain2,915,96165
465,047,563Belo HorizonteBrazil2,344,47599
474,881,757ShenyangChina4,111,62439
484,879,540TorontoCanada5,006,51331
494,869,420AhmadabadIndia3,796,04342
504,850,717Ho Chi Minh CityViet Nam3,407,12953
514,847,689ChongqingChina4,865,49932
524,445,561Dallas-Fort WorthUnited States of America1,228,127246
534,406,380BarcelonaSpain1,463,736188
544,285,542KhartoumSudan1,740,661144
554,273,716SydneyAustralia3,774,89443
564,252,842SingaporeSingapore4,408,22035
574,212,389BostonUnited States of America581,046621
584,143,735Pune (Poona)India3,058,02560
594,117,892HoustonUnited States of America2,049,949120
604,098,329Washington, D.C.United States of America558,891657
614,063,643MilanItaly1,207,823249
623,998,529AtlantaUnited States of America426,338868
633,977,202HanoiViet Nam1,203,379255
643,950,668DetroitUnited States of America897,157376
653,886,934GuangzhouChina4,056,02540
663,873,739YangonMyanmar3,033,97261
673,824,582GuadalajaraMexico1,651,417154
683,793,643ChittagongBangladesh2,123,709113
693,764,939BandungIndonesia2,189,759107
703,712,066Rhein-Main 4Germany3,700,00045
713,681,622Pôrto AlegreBrazil1,368,418210
723,653,098AlexandriaEgypt3,693,41246
733,579,050PusanSouth Korea3,719,98944
743,578,225CasablancaMorocco3,462,64852
753,577,342MelbourneAustralia3,245,35256
763,556,556JiddaSaudi Arabia3,630,69447
773,470,916MontréalCanada3,509,28351
783,428,420AnkaraTurkey3,561,18749
793,421,598MonterreyMexico1,116,074284
803,410,509RecifeBrazil1,482,822180
813,403,732ChengduChina2,588,57784
823,336,518AbidjanCôte d'Ivoire2,906,76966
833,327,070BerlinGermany3,405,25054
843,301,432Rhein-Ruhr Middle 6Germany3,300,00055
853,300,102San Francisco-OaklandUnited States of America750,040453
863,260,584SuratIndia2,931,14464
873,228,286PyongyangNorth Korea3,144,00557
883,226,084CaracasVenezuela1,838,939133
893,217,573Phoenix-MesaUnited States of America1,435,968198
903,215,104AthensGreece721,477480
913,203,019XianChina2,878,93967
923,187,408SalvadorBrazil2,621,53079
933,164,003NagoyaJapan2,178,958108
943,106,895FortalezaBrazil2,324,195101
953,099,146BrasíliaBrazil2,176,681109
963,098,897MedellínColombia3,026,83162
973,084,207JohannesburgSouth Africa1,456,320190
983,076,356Rhein-Ruhr South 8Germany3,100,00059
993,059,643AlgiersAlgeria1,518,083175
1003,009,884ChangchunChina2,423,01594
1012,967,088Cape TownSouth Africa2,375,91098
1022,962,056KatowicePoland323,375
1032,955,880KabulAfghanistan3,140,85358
1042,934,299NaplesItaly974,753342
1052,917,385Tel Aviv-JaffaIsrael364,677
1062,911,071HarbinChina2,758,13672
1072,878,643KanpurIndia2,841,88270
1082,870,305SeattleUnited States of America574,211633
1092,808,417East Rand (Ekurhuleni)South Africa2,731,52375
1102,780,117NanjingChina2,866,40469
1112,776,933Fukuoka-KitakyushuJapan1,388,608207
1122,765,908San DiegoUnited States of America1,286,369233
1132,762,800KanoNigeria2,794,71171
1142,734,961ZiboChina1,692,603149
1152,723,482Addis AbabaEthiopia2,737,47974
1162,720,960CuritibaBrazil1,720,675147
1172,697,175StuttgartGermany593,611603
1182,681,360HamburgGermany1,752,150142
1192,676,733DalianChina2,263,923103
1202,664,649RomeItaly2,503,05689
1212,622,976LuandaAngola2,453,77993
1222,619,328JinanChina2,164,229110
1232,618,246KievUkraine2,591,27782
1242,616,236SurabajaIndonesia2,692,50376
1252,575,456Inch'onSouth Korea2,616,70280
1262,574,847NairobiKenya2,665,65778
1272,574,719JaipurIndia2,679,89177
1282,551,257DurbanSouth Africa2,083,021117
1292,505,388TaipeiTaiwan2,520,36887
1302,501,881TaeguSouth Korea2,595,20281
1312,488,426CampinasBrazil1,012,113329
1322,476,380Minneapolis-St. PaulUnited States of America372,092
1332,475,566TaiyuanChina2,067,551118
1342,451,869CaliColombia2,456,78391
1352,440,794Dar es SalaamTanzania2,512,42288
1362,439,439LucknowIndia2,485,67490
1372,401,839GuiyangChina1,416,119201
1382,387,686IzmirTurkey2,415,81895
1392,384,606QingdaoChina2,084,974116
1402,379,054AleppoSyrian Arab Republic2,306,744102
1412,369,534FaisalabadPakistan2,402,95897
1422,332,482San JuanPuerto Rico421,356879
1432,311,810MunichGermany1,234,977242
1442,284,396IbadanNigeria2,336,837100
1452,262,343GuayaquilEcuador2,157,853111
1462,250,549NagpurIndia2,243,597104
1472,227,929DamascusSyrian Arab Republic1,668,193153
1482,223,721BirminghamUnited Kingdom963,234349
1492,202,565ManchesterUnited Kingdom386,849
1502,199,895WarsawPoland1,680,890152
1512,188,919HavanaCuba2,236,294105
1522,178,674ViennaAustria1,553,789171
1532,176,109ZhengzhouChina1,964,179126
1542,168,427Tampa-St. PetersburgUnited States of America322,999
1552,166,861DakarSenegal1,998,635124
1562,159,571ValenciaVenezuela1,333,531218
1572,154,649TashkentUzbekistan366,015
1582,141,076BaltimoreUnited States of America617,808570
1592,134,687Denver-AuroraUnited States of America565,393646
1602,131,478ZaozhuangChina955,747351
1612,110,187St. LouisUnited States of America325,438
1622,080,268MashhadIran2,117,932114
1632,079,960LiupanshuiChina168,543
1642,072,949MaracaiboVenezuela1,772,747140
1652,069,505HandanChina1,159,073271
1662,059,499VancouverCanada2,149,788112
1672,009,686MedanIndonesia2,064,719119
1682,006,260TripoliLibyan Arab Jamahiriya1,184,045263
1691,996,117TunisTunisia767,629440
1701,993,391LinyiChina726,881472
1711,962,493LisbonPortugal530,321690
1721,961,455Port-au-PrinceHaiti1,235,227241
1731,956,421BelémBrazil1,396,890205
1741,935,042ChangshaChina1,599,169164
1751,934,029LiuanChina
1761,897,917PatnaIndia1,609,122160
1771,882,986HangzhouChina1,635,655157
1781,878,625WanxianChina
1791,878,423TianmenChina
1801,875,669PueblaMexico1,411,263202
1811,864,858Santo DomingoDominican Republic1,875,453131
1821,857,638DoualaCameroon1,884,802128
1831,853,401BucharestRomania1,876,857130
1841,847,432AccraGhana1,640,507156
1851,830,006BarranquillaColombia1,792,299135
1861,816,208BakuAzerbaijan1,879,251129
1871,813,683ClevelandUnited States of America455,566807
1881,805,980KyotoJapan1,470,597184
1891,800,220IndoreIndia1,848,952132
1901,800,101SapporoJapan1,790,389136
1911,799,947JinxiChina781,528428
1921,792,111BeirutLebanon1,574,387167
1931,778,190TolucaMexico528,127693
1941,770,386GoiâniaBrazil1,169,623268
1951,769,849PittsburghUnited States of America320,789
1961,764,859LanzhouChina1,649,169155
1971,758,613RabatMorocco1,789,635137
1981,754,537Hai PhongViet Nam1,814,764134
1991,743,220HezeChina
2001,731,705TangshanChina1,365,259213
2011,729,233KunmingChina1,774,124139
2021,718,471PortlandUnited States of America546,150674
2031,712,256BrisbaneAustralia947,577356
2041,707,860BudapestHungary1,728,718145
2051,704,866MinskBelarus1,702,061148
2061,698,901XiantaoChina1,684,974151
2071,696,670StockholmSweden770,284436
2081,695,587NanchangChina1,461,190189
2091,679,955ShijiazhuangChina1,687,484150
2101,679,700RawalpindiPakistan1,749,721143
2111,677,981AntananarivoMadagascar1,613,375159
2121,666,787YantaiChina1,120,309282
2131,638,901AsunciónParaguay520,722706
2141,636,762Yulin, GuangxiChina1,561,614169
2151,630,761YanchengChina
2161,620,840XuzhouChina1,233,195244
2171,620,372Rhein-Neckar 5Germany1,600,000163
2181,616,170YaoundéCameroon1,626,496158
2191,613,806Riverside-San BernardinoUnited States of America290,619
2201,596,259VadodaraIndia1,430,063200
2211,584,329San JoseUnited States of America908,317372
2221,575,009XinghuaChina
2231,569,437PalembangIndonesia1,602,011162
2241,568,560Baixada Santista (Santos)Brazil414,960
2251,567,716Las VegasUnited States of America551,596666
2261,563,015BhopalIndia1,608,674161
2271,559,358ManausBrazil1,593,819166
2281,551,602CincinnatiUnited States of America311,996
2291,543,774CoimbatoreIndia967,832346
2301,538,343Pingxiang, JiangxiChina736,410464
2311,535,468LuoyangChina1,130,497280
2321,532,546CórdobaArgentina1,318,992220
2331,530,915TaianChina787,466425
2341,520,841Grande VitóriaBrazil308,455
2351,501,399Wulumuqi (Urumqi)China576,332630
2361,495,696LudhianaIndia1,559,875170
2371,489,114KaohsiungChina
2381,486,805SacramentoUnited States of America458,078803
2391,482,892SuiningChina
2401,480,798ZhanjiangChina723,899476
2411,479,595EsfahanIran1,550,528172
2421,476,784La PazBolivia812,986412
2431,471,260JilinChina1,304,987224
2441,469,149HarareZimbabwe1,487,028179
2451,469,072Sana'aYemen1,431,649199
2461,464,748TijuanaMexico1,465,649186
2471,456,935AnshanChina1,299,713228
2481,454,730KharkovUkraine1,479,745181
2491,451,071QuitoEcuador1,516,353176
2501,446,419MeccaSaudi Arabia1,465,015187
2511,445,423QiqiharChina1,141,708279
2521,441,577PerthAustralia1,357,325215
2531,440,682YiyangChina831,437405
2541,438,289ChangdeChina925,877364
2551,430,971AgraIndia1,438,506196
2561,430,270NovosibirskRussian Federation1,439,071194
2571,426,616NeijiangChina605,890582
2581,426,080TaejonSouth Korea1,440,888191
2591,423,915San SalvadorEl Salvador521,366704
2601,423,615Virginia BeachUnited States of America445,474829
2611,420,498FushunChina1,246,756240
2621,412,240Kochi (Cochin)India609,173576
2631,410,357KwangjuSouth Korea1,440,012193
2641,406,442LeedsUnited Kingdom442,921834
2651,404,253VisakhapatnamIndia1,068,874308
2661,400,820KhulnaBangladesh872,087386
2671,397,854Fuzhou, FujianChina1,301,961226
2681,397,819Kansas CityUnited States of America443,569831
2691,394,315LusakaZambia1,331,254219
2701,394,286HuainanChina922,792367
2711,393,741WenzhouChina629,681557
2721,390,572LyonFrance454,478809
2731,385,939San AntonioUnited States of America1,248,099239
2741,382,674LeónMexico1,167,967269
2751,380,504Ciudad JuárezMexico1,440,025192
2761,375,917MultanPakistan1,374,213209
2771,372,838Marseille-Aix-en-ProvenceFrance771,153434
2781,365,778ConakryGuinea1,399,981204
2791,365,664GujranwalaPakistan1,340,045217
2801,360,881NanningChina1,092,933294
2811,352,057Kuala LumpurMalaysia1,381,830208
2821,347,985BaotouChina1,209,115248
2831,345,614TabrizIran1,405,313203
2841,340,560MontevideoUruguay1,360,797214
2851,330,601WeifangChina802,044417
2861,330,335XintaiChina
2871,329,782MilwaukeeUnited States of America582,392618
2881,319,898BursaTurkey1,367,072212
2891,319,358HyderabadPakistan1,348,288216
2901,318,298IndianapolisUnited States of America787,751424
2911,308,548BielefeldGermany326,490
2921,306,190Nizhni NovgorodRussian Federation1,311,398221
2931,293,322HannoverGermany519,756709
2941,292,455EkaterinburgRussian Federation1,305,264223
2951,288,292HefeiChina1,254,625238
2961,287,411NashikIndia1,301,804227
2971,282,876PortoPortugal249,260
2981,280,625ShantouChina1,098,923292
2991,279,678RosarioArgentina923,823365
3001,272,541KadunaNigeria1,273,458236
3011,270,950HuaianChina
3021,264,393BamakoMali1,289,626232
3031,259,654MeerutIndia1,230,538245
3041,259,384Varanasi (Benares)India1,174,823264
3051,256,357YueyangChina590,435606
3061,254,388DavaoPhilippines804,074416
3071,245,695KampalaUganda1,284,156234
3081,244,416OrlandoUnited States of America203,601
3091,236,733AmmanJordan1,200,603258
3101,235,688TianshuiChina
3111,230,665Santa CruzBolivia1,202,204256
3121,229,908SuqianChina
3131,222,374Kuwait CityKuwait1,171,880267
3141,222,037MaduraiIndia916,196368
3151,221,080ShenzhenChina1,233,466243
3161,220,632MaputoMozambique1,076,689306
3171,216,740DongguanChina599,530594
3181,211,130ProvidenceUnited States of America173,618
3191,208,537PretoriaSouth Africa1,086,418299
3201,204,939YuzhouChina607,040581
3211,202,740NurembergGermany494,856743
3221,202,612TurinItaly830,587406
3231,199,769FaridabadIndia1,205,393254
3241,199,016AdanaTurkey1,205,782253
3251,197,362JingmenChina630,879553
3261,189,660Columbus, OhioUnited States of America738,940460
3271,187,060AsansolIndia616,485571
3281,186,229ShirazIran1,205,995252
3291,182,271NingboChina929,932360
3301,180,036JabalpurIndia1,046,915318
3311,179,480JamshedpurIndia1,206,972250
3321,175,776PeshawarPakistan1,188,926261
3331,174,881MogadishuSomalia1,097,133293
3341,173,871ZaoyangChina955,747352
3351,169,517PragueCzech Republic1,150,332276
3361,168,201Suzhou, JiangsuChina1,152,290275
3371,165,959WuxiChina1,172,316266
3381,165,056KarajIran1,200,719257
3391,162,606MosulIraq1,174,022265
3401,158,090LeshanChina
3411,157,066Phnom PenhCambodia650,651532
3421,154,591SamaraRussian Federation1,154,393274
3431,149,981BasraIraq1,100,790290
3441,147,569YongzhouChina
3451,144,595AmsterdamNetherlands740,094459
3461,139,581Ujung PandangIndonesia1,100,116291
3471,137,021OmskRussian Federation1,148,755277
3481,134,647DhanbadIndia220,732
3491,134,157DatongChina1,087,065298
3501,129,148GhaziabadIndia1,155,177273
3511,128,778MianyangChina
3521,128,098XiaoshanChina
3531,124,371NamphoNorth Korea1,107,159286
3541,123,992AdelaideAustralia1,091,623295
3551,120,955YixingChina810,968415
3561,118,653ChifengChina604,118586
3571,118,465BelgradeSerbia and Montenegro1,124,729281
3581,117,222AucklandNew Zealand426,457867
3591,114,941AlmatyKazakhstan1,085,696300
3601,110,083RajkotIndia1,102,551289
3611,108,127KazanRussian Federation1,118,288283
3621,105,559AllahabadIndia1,078,658305
3631,104,223RotterdamNetherlands603,139589
3641,102,238ZigongChina1,060,120312
3651,100,572DaqingChina926,892362
3661,097,611ManaguaNicaragua926,883363
3671,093,233OttawaCanada1,112,005285
3681,092,234HuzhouChina874,210385
3691,091,877AmritsarIndia1,102,822288
3701,089,941MaracayVenezuela406,812
3711,084,712San JoséCosta Rica328,195
3721,080,102BrazzavilleCongo1,088,044297
3731,079,054YerevanArmenia1,080,487303
3741,077,409ChelyabinskRussian Federation1,084,644301
3751,075,791SofiaBulgaria1,090,295296
3761,075,432Rostov-on-DonRussian Federation1,082,872302
3771,075,019HelsinkiFinland568,676643
3781,073,437SuwonSouth Korea1,105,953287
3791,070,743AachenGermany248,556
3801,067,579Jining, ShandongChina630,879554
3811,066,223CopenhagenDenmark506,166730
3821,064,117TbilisiGeorgia1,044,993319
3831,062,219MaceióBrazil884,561381
3841,055,098VijayawadaIndia878,325382
3851,051,833DnepropetrovskUkraine1,068,617309
3861,050,539FuyuChina705,463489
3871,044,936NanchongChina1,061,190311
3881,042,881UfaRussian Federation1,052,238316
3891,042,379UlsanSouth Korea1,008,279331
3901,039,132TorreónMexico559,376656
3911,036,767SrinagarIndia233,501
3921,031,109Tyneside (Newcastle)United Kingdom188,226
3931,028,200AustinUnited States of America692,724503
3941,025,972BeihaiChina845,703400
3951,024,727MendozaArgentina563,748649
3961,021,408LilleFrance187,904
3971,021,194OdessaUkraine1,029,366323
3981,018,891BucaramangaColombia1,001,741337
3991,018,147TaichungChina
4001,015,599MemphisUnited States of America647,439535
4011,015,581VolgogradRussian Federation1,020,700327
4021,015,043DublinIreland983,725339
4031,014,342CalgaryCanada1,035,597321
4041,012,459LubumbashiCongo897,532375
4051,006,592TegucigalpaHonduras735,982465
4061,005,289DonetskUkraine1,018,697328
4071,005,211New OrleansUnited States of America464,622789
4081,002,271XinyiChina
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All city population figures have been estimated using various factors and based on data from qualified sources. These figures are estimates and are by no means intended to be used as official statistics. I have made my best effort to make these numbers as accurate as possible. Thank you for your understanding.




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