Largest Cities in the United States & the World

These tables feature the largest metropolitan areas in the United States, the largest metropolitan areas in the World and the largest cities in the World. Other population and geographical statistics are available at mongabay.com/igapo.

World's Largest Urban Areas | All Cities With Population exceeding 100,000

Largest Metropolitan Areas in the United States
RankUrban Pop [UN estimate]Urban area/CityCountryCity Pop.
121,786,105New YorkUnited States of America8,143,197
217,775,984Los AngelesUnited States of America3,844,829
39,725,317ChicagoUnited States of America2,842,518
45,539,949HoustonUnited States of America2,016,582
55,981,565PhiladelphiaUnited States of America1,463,281
64,039,182PhoenixUnited States of America1,461,575
71,942,217San AntonioUnited States of America1,256,509
82,941,454San DiegoUnited States of America1,255,540
96,003,967DallasUnited States of America1,213,825
10San JoseUnited States of America912,332
115,410,014DetroitUnited States of America886,671
121,871,051IndianapolisUnited States of America784,118
131,277,997JacksonvilleUnited States of America782,623
147,228,948San FranciscoUnited States of America739,426
151,725,570Columbus, OhioUnited States of America730,657
161,513,565AustinUnited States of America690,252
171,274,704MemphisUnited States of America672,277
18BaltimoreUnited States of America635,815
19Fort WorthUnited States of America624,067
201,583,016CharlotteUnited States of America610,949
21736,310El PasoUnited States of America598,590
221,706,077MilwaukeeUnited States of America578,887
233,854,471SeattleUnited States of America573,911
245,642,998BostonUnited States of America559,034
252,691,054DenverUnited States of America557,917
261,333,094LouisvilleUnited States of America556,429
278,067,737WashingtonUnited States of America550,521
281,455,097NashvilleUnited States of America549,110
291,777,539Las VegasUnited States of America545,147
302,137,565PortlandUnited States of America533,427
311,172,339Oklahoma CityUnited States of America531,324
32946,362TucsonUnited States of America515,526
33816,811AlbuquerqueUnited States of America494,236
34Long BeachUnited States of America474,014
355,311,479AtlantaUnited States of America470,688
361,038,101FresnoUnited States of America461,116
372,228,923SacramentoUnited States of America456,441
381,024,678New OrleansUnited States of America454,863
392,815,098ClevelandUnited States of America452,208
401,967,405Kansas CityUnited States of America444,965
41MesaUnited States of America442,780
421,649,457Virginia BeachUnited States of America438,415
43822,549OmahaUnited States of America414,521
44OaklandUnited States of America395,274
455,463,857MiamiUnited States of America386,417
46897,752TulsaUnited States of America382,457
47909,863HonoluluUnited States of America377,379
483,357,825MinneapolisUnited States of America372,811
49599,127Colorado SpringsUnited States of America369,815
Source: US Census-2000

Largest Metropolitan Areas in the World
RankUrban Pop [UN estimate]Urban area/CityCountryCity Pop.Rank
134,997,269TokyoJapan8,124,31012
218,660,221Mexico CityMexico8,548,6399
318,252,339New YorkUnited 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 AngelesUnited 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 KongChina, Hong Kong SAR6,752,00120
316,691,180Chennai (Madras)India4,368,88337
326,559,521Rhein-Ruhr NorthGermany655952121
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-MainGermany3,700,00045
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 MiddleGermany3,300,00055
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 SouthGermany3,100,00059
993,059,643AlgiersAlgeria1,518,083175
1003,009,884ChangchunChina2,423,01594
Source: United Nations
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Largest Cities in the World (within city limits; without surrounding urban areas)
RankPopulationCityCountryUrban Area Pop.Rank
112.78 millionMumbai (Bombay)India17,431,3055
211.51 millionKarachiPakistan11,078,29815
311.06 millionDelhiIndia14,145,9566
410.84 millionShanghaiChina12,759,3679
510.38 millionMoscowRussian Federation10,468,74318
610.14 millionSão PauloBrazil17,857,0014
79.75 millionSeoulSouth Korea9,713,75722
89.62 millionIstanbulTurkey9,371,16323
98.55 millionMexico CityMexico18,660,2212
108.41 millionJakartaIndonesia12,295,51610
118.16 millionNew YorkUnited States of America18,252,3393
128.12 millionTokyoJapan34,997,2691
137.87 millionLimaPeru7,898,77826
147.74 millionBeijingChina10,847,82716
157.44 millionCairoEgypt10,834,49517
167.40 millionTehranIran7,190,00029
177.29 millionLondonUnited Kingdom7,619,01427
187.22 millionSanta Fé de BogotáColombia7,289,64628
197.18 millionLagosNigeria10,103,45920
206.75 millionHong KongChina, Hong Kong SAR7,049,17530
216.56 millionRhein-Ruhr NorthGermany6,559,52132
226.54 millionBangkokThailand6,486,40133
236.19 millionLahorePakistan5,989,39535
246.08 millionDhakaBangladesh11,560,21112
256.04 millionRio de JaneiroBrazil11,214,12614
265.56 millionBaghdadIraq5,620,37338
275.32 millionRiyadhSaudi Arabia5,125,75344
285.16 millionBangaloreIndia6,140,81834
295.15 millionWuhanChina5,652,91937
305.08 millionTianjinChina9,271,37624
315.01 millionTorontoCanada4,879,54048
324.87 millionChongqingChina4,847,68951
334.81 millionSantiagoChile5,477,80439
344.65 millionCalcuttaIndia13,805,6917
354.41 millionSingaporeSingapore4,252,84256
364.39 millionKinshasaCongo5,276,95841
374.37 millionChennai (Madras)India6,691,18031
384.18 millionSaint PetersburgRussian Federation5,285,79940
394.11 millionShenyangChina4,881,75747
404.06 millionGuangzhouChina3,886,93465
413.87 millionLos AngelesUnited States of America12,018,06811
423.80 millionAhmadabadIndia4,869,42049
433.77 millionSydneyAustralia4,273,71655
443.72 millionPusanSouth Korea3,579,05073
453.70 millionRhein-MainGermany3,712,06670
463.69 millionAlexandriaEgypt3,653,09872
473.63 millionJiddaSaudi Arabia3,556,55676
483.62 millionHyderabadIndia5,863,69436
493.56 millionAnkaraTurkey3,428,42078
503.52 millionYokohamaJapan
513.51 millionMontréalCanada3,470,91677
523.46 millionCasablancaMorocco3,578,22574
533.41 millionHo Chi Minh CityViet Nam4,850,71750
543.41 millionBerlinGermany3,327,07083
553.30 millionRhein-Ruhr MiddleGermany3,301,43284
563.25 millionMelbourneAustralia3,577,34275
573.14 millionPyongyangNorth Korea3,228,28687
583.14 millionKabulAfghanistan2,955,880103
593.10 millionRhein-Ruhr SouthGermany3,076,35698
603.06 millionPune (Poona)India4,143,73558
613.03 millionYangonMyanmar3,873,73966
623.03 millionMedellínColombia3,098,89796
632.96 millionOmdurmanSudan
642.93 millionSuratIndia3,260,58486
652.92 millionMadridSpain5,103,07245
662.91 millionAbidjanCôte d'Ivoire3,336,51882
672.88 millionXianChina3,203,01991
682.87 millionChicagoUnited States of America8,567,57125
692.87 millionNanjingChina2,780,117110
702.84 millionKanpurIndia2,878,643107
712.79 millionKanoNigeria2,762,800113
722.76 millionHarbinChina2,911,071106
732.75 millionBuenos AiresArgentina13,047,1158
742.74 millionAddis AbabaEthiopia2,723,482115
752.73 millionEast Rand (Ekurhuleni)South Africa2,808,417109
762.69 millionSurabajaIndonesia2,616,236124
772.68 millionJaipurIndia2,574,719127
782.67 millionNairobiKenya2,574,847126
792.62 millionSalvadorBrazil3,187,40892
802.62 millionInch'onSouth Korea2,575,456125
812.60 millionTaeguSouth Korea2,501,881130
822.59 millionKievUkraine2,618,246123
832.59 millionBekasiIndonesia
842.59 millionChengduChina3,403,73281
852.59 millionOsaka-KobeJapan11,243,85313
862.54 millionAl-JizahEgypt
872.52 millionTaipeiTaiwan2,505,388129
882.51 millionDar es SalaamTanzania2,440,794135
892.50 millionRomeItaly2,664,649120
902.49 millionLucknowIndia2,439,439136
912.46 millionCaliColombia2,451,869134
922.46 millionQuezon CityPhilippines
932.45 millionLuandaAngola2,622,976121
942.42 millionChangchunChina3,009,884100
952.42 millionIzmirTurkey2,387,686138
962.40 millionCaliColombia
972.40 millionFaisalabadPakistan2,369,534141
982.38 millionCape TownSouth Africa2,967,088101
992.34 millionBelo HorizonteBrazil5,047,56346
1002.34 millionIbadanNigeria2,284,396144
United Nations' data, census data from various countries. City populations projections by mongabay.com.



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