What Are the Largest Cities In the World In Population and How Many People Lived In the Biggest Cities?

What Are the Largest Cities In the World In Population and How Many People Lived In the Largest Metropolitan Areas?

The list below gives the populations of the largest metropolitan areas, including the central city and its surrounding areas, in 2000.

  1. Tokyo, Japan 33.1 million
  2. New York City, United States 21.1 million
  3. Seoul-Inchon, South Korea 19.9 million
  4. Mexico City, Mexico 18.1 million
  5. Sao Paulo, Brazil 17.7 million
  6. Mumbai (Bombay), India 17.5 million
  7. Osaka-Kobe-Kyoto, Japan 16.9 million
  8. Los Angeles, United States 16.0 million
  9. Manila, Philippines 14.1 million
  10. Cairo, Egypt 14.0 million

In 2010, Tokyo, Japan is still the biggest city in the world with about 32,450,000 people and a population density of 4,049 people per square kilometer.

Tokyo also has the largest metropolitan economy in the world, and is the second largest metropolitan area in the world in terms of built-up or urban function landmass.

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