The World - Top 100+ Cities by Population

Population data by city is the population of the city itself, not the metro area (for specific metro area data, see our ranking by metro area). Data is as of 2011 estimates.

Rank  City  Country Population 
1. Shanghai  China 14,608,512
2. Buenos Aires  Argentina 13,076,300
3. Mumbai  India 12,691,836
4. Mexico City  Mexico 12,294,193
5. Karachi  Pakistan 11,624,219
6. İstanbul  Turkey 11,174,257
7. Delhi  India 10,927,986
8. Manila  Philippines 10,444,527
9. Moscow  Russia 10,381,222
10. Dhaka  Bangladesh 10,356,500
11. Seoul  South Korea 10,349,312
12. São Paulo  Brazil 10,021,295
13. Lagos  Nigeria 9,000,000
14. Jakarta  Indonesia 8,540,121
15. Tokyo  Japan 8,336,599
16. Zhumadian  China 8,263,100
17. New York  United States 8,175,133
18. Taipei  Taiwan 7,871,900
19. Kinshasa  Democratic Republic of the Congo 7,785,965
20. Lima  Peru 7,737,002
21. Cairo  Egypt 7,734,614
22. London  United Kingdom 7,556,900
23. Beijing  China 7,480,601
24. Tehrān  Iran 7,153,309
25. Nanchong  China 7,150,000
26. Bogotá  Colombia 7,102,602
27. Hong Kong  China 7,012,738
28. Lahore  Pakistan 6,310,888
29. Rio de Janeiro  Brazil 6,023,699
30. Baghdad  Iraq 5,672,513
31. Tai’an  China 5,499,000
32. Bangkok  Thailand 5,104,476
33. Bangalore  India 5,104,047
34. Yueyang  China 5,000,000
35. Santiago  Chile 4,837,295
36. Kaifeng  China 4,800,000
37. Kolkata  India 4,631,392
38. Toronto  Canada 4,612,191
39. Yangon  Myanmar 4,477,638
40. Sydney  Australia 4,394,576
41. Chennai  India 4,328,063
42. Riyadh  Saudi Arabia 4,205,961
43. Wuhan  China 4,184,206
44. Saint Petersburg  Russia 4,039,745
45. Chongqing  China 3,967,028
46. Chengdu  China 3,950,437
47. Chittagong  Bangladesh 3,920,222
48. Alexandria  Egypt 3,811,516
49. Los Angeles  United States 3,792,621
50. Tianjin  China 3,766,207
51. Melbourne  Australia 3,730,206
52. Ahmadābād  India 3,719,710
53. Pusan  South Korea 3,678,555
54. Abidjan  Cote d'Ivoire 3,677,115
55. Kano  Nigeria 3,626,068
56. Hyderābād  India 3,597,816
57. Puyang  China 3,590,000
58. Yokohama-shi  Japan 3,574,443
59. Ibadan  Nigeria 3,565,108
60. Singapore  Singapore 3,547,809
61. Ankara  Turkey 3,517,182
62. Shenyang  China 3,512,192
63. Hồ Chí Minh City  Vietnam 3,467,331
64. Shiyan  China 3,460,000
65. Cape Town  South Africa 3,433,441
66. Berlin  Germany 3,426,354
67. Montréal  Canada 3,268,513
68. Madrid  Spain 3,255,944
69. Harbin  China 3,229,883
70. Xi’an  China 3,225,812
71. Pyongyang  North Korea 3,222,000
72. Lanzhou  China 3,200,000
73. Guangzhou  China 3,152,825
74. Casablanca  Morocco 3,144,909
75. Durban  South Africa 3,120,282
76. Nanjing  China 3,087,010
77. Kabul  Afghanistan 3,043,532
79. Caracas  Venezuela 3,000,000
78. Shenzhen  China 3,000,000
80. Pune  India 2,935,744
81. Sūrat  India 2,894,504
82. Jeddah  Saudi Arabia 2,867,446
83. Kānpur  India 2,823,249
84. Luanda  Angola 2,776,168
85. Addis Ababa  Ethiopia 2,757,729
86. Nairobi  Kenya 2,750,547
87. Taiyuan  China 2,722,475
88. Salvador  Brazil 2,711,840
89. Jaipur  India 2,711,758
90. Dar es Salaam  Tanzania 2,698,652
91. Chicago  United States 2,695,598
92. Incheon  South Korea 2,628,000
93. Yunfu  China 2,612,800
94. Al Başrah  Iraq 2,600,000
95. Ōsaka-shi  Japan 2,592,413
96. Mogadishu  Somalia 2,587,183
97. Taegu  South Korea 2,566,540
98. Rome  Italy 2,563,241
99. Changchun  China 2,537,421
100. Kiev  Ukraine 2,514,227

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