A city’s size is determined by its population. This is why there are a lot of cities that are very wide and have considerably large sizes of land and yet are called small due to the lack of the inhabitants. Though not always a good thing, the size of a city is estimated by the size of its population. Here are the ten largest cities in the world according to the population they have.
1. Tokyo, Japan - 37 Million People
As the richest city in the whole world, there is really no doubt that Japan’s Tokyo could become one if not the largest city in the world. Tokyo has grown quite a lot from its very humble beginnings both in economy and population. It has a population of more than 37 million people.
2. Jakarta, Indonesia - 26 Million People
Serving as the largest political and financial hub in the country, Indonesia’s Jakarta is no doubt the second in the largest cities in the world with a populace of about 26 million people.
3. Seoul, South Korea - 22.5 Million People
It is no surprise that Seoul has been growing rapidly recently and that its development is not just limited to its economy but also in its people and technology. It catches up with 22.5 million people.
4. Delhi, India - 22.2 Million People
Delhi comes in fourth and almost ties with Seoul’s population with 22.2 million living in the world’s fourth largest country’s capital.
5. Shanghai, China - 20.8 Million People
China is well known for its vast land area and its dense population. Shanghai comes in the 5th biggest with 20.8 million in population.
6. Manila, Philippines - 20.76 Million People
Home to 20.76 million people, Manila makes it sixth in the list of largest cities in the world.
7. Karachi, Pakistan - 20.7 Million People
As the cultural hub of Pakistan, Karachi makes it as the seventh largest city in the whole world with a populace of 20.7 million people.
8. New York city, USA -20.46 Million People
Who would not know of New York City? Yes, the busiest city in the USA is also the largest with its 20.46 million population. New York City pretty much stands out in terms of cultural diversity as it hosts such a lot of people from different parts of the world.
9. Sao Paulo, Brazil - 20.1 Million People
As one of the biggest business hubs in the whole world and the largest city of Brazil, Sao Paulo makes it in the list of largest cities in the world with a population of 20.1 million people.
10. Mexico city, Mexico - 19.4 Million People
As the cultural capital and financial capital of Mexico, Mexico city makes it in the list with about 19.4 million people living within its borders. It used to be the most populated city in the whole world but now it is in the tenth place.
There is certainly some truth in the saying that there is strength in numbers. This is exactly why a city is only considered as large as its population. These ten are at the top of the list and are unlikely to disappear anytime soon.