The biggest cities in the world

The most populous cities in the world

Petr Liška
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The biggest cities in the world
Inserted: 08.12.2022
Author: Petr Liška © gigaplaces.com
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Rankings of the largest cities in the world quite often and significantly differ depending on what else is counted as part of the city. The bigger the city, the bigger the surrounding metropolitan area. Tokyo, with more than 37 million inhabitants, is most often considered the largest city in the world. You will find the largest cities mainly in Asia and then in South America. Let's take a look at the list of the most populous cities in the world that have over 15 million inhabitants.

1.
Tokyo

Capital of the country of the rising sun

Rating:
| Altitude: 37 m / 121 ft

The capital of Japan, Tokyo, has two faces that offer tourists and locals to explore. Here we find historic… continue reading

2.
Shanghai

The most populous Chinese city

Rating:
| Altitude: 15 m / 49 ft

Shanghai is one of the world's largest cities. The most attractive part of the city is undoubtedly the Bund,… continue reading

3.
Delhi

Capital of India

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| Altitude: 224 m / 735 ft

Delhi is the capital and second largest city of India. It is a tourist gateway to the northern, mountainous… continue reading

4.
Mexico City

Capital of Mexico

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| Altitude: 2 231 m / 7 320 ft

Mexico City (Ciudad de México) is located in a huge valley on a plateau at 2,250 meters above sea level. It… continue reading

5.
São Paulo

The largest city in South America

Altitude: 762 m / 2 500 ft

Sao Paulo competes in size with Mexico City for the largest city in the Western Hemisphere. It has around 21… continue reading

6.
Soul

Seoul

Altitude: 28 m / 92 ft

The capital of South Korea is today a modern multicultural mega metropolis with a rich history. continue reading

7.
Beijing

北京

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| Altitude: 52 m / 171 ft

Beijing, the third most populous city in the world, is in its own way a state in the middle of an even larger… continue reading

8.
Cairo

Cairo

Rating:
| Altitude: 27 m / 89 ft

Cairo is the capital of Egypt and the most populous city in Africa. Cairo alone has a population of… continue reading

9.
New York

The most populous American city

Rating:
| Altitude: 10 m / 33 ft

The city of New York is considered to be a global metropolis and is therefore one of the most visited places… continue reading

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