The ten largest cities in the world together hold around 233 million people. These cities are defined as urban spaces, which is why not only the population of the city center is measured, but also the inhabitants of the surrounding urban areas are counted. Like, to calculate the population of Delhi, the inhabitants of NCR(National Capital Region) are counted.
These are the ten largest cities in the world in the ranking:
10. Osaka, Japan
With a population of 19.2 million, the Japanese city of Osaka is in tenth place. It is located in the Kinki region and is considered the traditional trading center of Japan. The port of Osaka is considered one of the most important in the country. In addition to its economic importance, Osaka has a reputation as the capital of comedic entertainment art, which is called in Manzai, Japan.
9. Dhaka, Bangladesh
8. Beijing, China
With a population of 19.6 million inhabitants, Beijing, the capital of China, occupies 8th place in the ranking of the 10 largest cities in the world. With its nearly three thousand years of history, Beijing has some cultural treasures like the Forbidden City, which is a UNESCO heritage site, there is also the Great Wall in the region. Some of China’s major companies are based in Beijing. These include China’s largest banks, such as the Bank of China and the tech giant Baidu.
7. Mumbai, India
Mumbai is ranked 7th in the ranking of the 10 largest cities in the world. Formerly known as Bombay, the city is the India’s economic hub with almost 20 million inhabitants. The cityscape is partially influenced by British colonialism. In addition, however, there is also the largest slum of Asia, called Dharavi. The companies that are based in Mumbai include Air India, the Tata Group and ICICI Bank.
6. Cairo, Egypt
The sixth-largest city in the world is the Egyptian capital Cairo. The population of Cairo is just under 20.1 million. The city is home to both the Egypt’s government and the main religious and state central authorities.
5. Mexico City, Mexico
With 21.6 million inhabitants in 2019, Mexico City occupies fifth place in the ranking of the 10 largest cities in the world. Industrial production is a major industry in the capital. Also, some sectors such as transport and banking are becoming more important in Mexico. The reason is the increased deregulation and privatization of the economy in recent years. However, as a result of economic growth, Mexico City is also struggling with some problems, such as very high levels of air pollution.
4. São Paulo, Brazil
With just 21.7 million inhabitants, Sao Paulo is the fourth largest city in the world. Sao Paulo is not only considered the largest industrial metropolitan area in Latin America, but also houses some of the largest companies in Brazil like the Brasilian Group Votorantim and Shell Brazil.
3. Shanghai, China
With a population of 25.6 million, the Chinese metropolis ranks among the top 3 of the largest cities in the world. Shanghai is home to China’s largest port, which is also the largest container port in the world. As a result, the production of vehicles and ships is an important production sector. In addition, the Shanghai is also known for its textile production.
2. Delhi, India
In second place in the ranking of the ten largest cities in the world is Delhi. The capital of India has a population of 28.5 million. Textiles and electrical systems are produced in Delhi. Delhi also has one of the oldest markets in the World, the Chandni Chowk. The city itself has many colonial attractions. The so-called Red Fort is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
1. Tokyo, Japan
The largest city in the world is Tokyo. Nearly 37.5 million inhabitants live in the capital of Japan. Tokyo is considered both as an industrial center of the country and as a cultural center. The financial sector is also very important thanks to the world-renowned financial center. Several Asian companies from the automotive industry are also based in Tokyo. Among them are Honda, Mitsubishi Motors and Subaru. One of the landmarks of the city is more than 300 meters high Tokyo Tower.