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Population, m 2017

  1. Rank
    1
    Country
    Tokyo, Japan
    Result
    38.1
  2. Rank
    2
    Country
    Delhi, India
    Result
    27.2
  3. Rank
    3
    Country
    Shanghai, China
    Result
    25.1
  4. Rank
    4
    Country
    Beijing, China
    Result
    21.9
  5. Rank
    5
    Country
    Mumbai, India
    Result
    21.8
  6. Rank
    6
    Country
    São Paulo, Brazil
    Result
    21.5
  7. Rank
    7
    Country
    Mexico City, Mexico
    Result
    21.3
  8. Rank
    8
    Country
    Osaka, Japan
    Result
    20.4
  9. Rank
    9
    Country
    Cairo, Egypt
    Result
    19.5
  10. Rank
    10
    Country
    Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Result
    19.0
  11. Rank
    11
    Country
    New York, US
    Result
    18.7
  12. Rank
    12
    Country
    Karachi, Pakistan
    Result
    17.7
  13. Rank
    13
    Country
    Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Result
    15.5
  14. Rank
    14
    Country
    Kolkata, India
    Result
    15.2
  15. Rank
    15
    Country
    Istanbul, Turkey
    Result
    14.5
  16. Rank
    16
    Country
    Lagos, Nigeria
    Result
    14.3
  17. Rank
    17
    Country
    Chongqing, China
    Result
    14.1
  18. Rank
    18
    Country
    Guangzhou, China
    Result
    13.5
  19. Rank
    19
    Country
    Manila, Philippines
    Result
    13.3
  20. Rank
    20
    Country
    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Result
    13.1
  21. Rank
    21
    Country
    Kinshasa, Congo-Kinshasa
    Result
    12.6
  22. Rank
    22
    Country
    Los Angeles, US
    Result
    12.4
  23. Rank
    23
    Country
    Moscow, Russia
    Result
    12.3
  24. Rank
    24
    Country
    Tianjin, China
    Result
    11.9
  25. Rank
    25
    Country
    Shenzhen, China
    Result
    11.0
  26. Rank
    Country
    Paris, France
    Result
    11.0
  27. Rank
    27
    Country
    Bangalore, India
    Result
    10.8
  28. Rank
    28
    Country
    Jakarta, Indonesia
    Result
    10.7
  29. Rank
    29
    Country
    London, UK
    Result
    10.5
  30. Rank
    30
    Country
    Chennai, India
    Result
    10.4
  31. Rank
    31
    Country
    Lima, Peru
    Result
    10.2
  32. Rank
    32
    Country
    Bogotá, Colombia
    Result
    10.1
  33. Rank
    33
    Country
    Johannesburg, South Africa
    Result
    9.8
  34. Rank
    Country
    Seoul, South Korea
    Result
    9.8
  35. Rank
    35
    Country
    Bangkok, Thailand
    Result
    9.6
  36. Rank
    36
    Country
    Hyderabad, India
    Result
    9.5
  37. Rank
    37
    Country
    Nagoya, Japan
    Result
    9.4
  38. Rank
    38
    Country
    Lahore, Pakistan
    Result
    9.3
  39. Rank
    39
    Country
    Chicago, US
    Result
    8.8
  40. Rank
    40
    Country
    Tehran, Iran
    Result
    8.6
  41. Rank
    41
    Country
    Wuhan, China
    Result
    8.1
  42. Rank
    42
    Country
    Chengdu, China
    Result
    8.0
  43. Rank
    43
    Country
    Ahmedabad, India
    Result
    7.8
  44. Rank
    Country
    Nanjing, China
    Result
    7.8
  45. Rank
    45
    Country
    Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
    Result
    7.7
  46. Rank
    46
    Country
    Dongguan, China
    Result
    7.6
  47. Rank
    47
    Country
    Hong Kong
    Result
    7.4
  48. Rank
    48
    Country
    Foshan, China
    Result
    7.2
  49. Rank
    Country
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    Result
    7.2
  50. Rank
    50
    Country
    Baghdad, Iraq
    Result
    7.0

Index key & notes

Notes

Urban agglomerations. Data may change from year to year based on reassessments of agglomeration boundaries.

Source: UN Population Division