Metro Manila · Megacities of the World

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A 'Megacity' is constituted of more than 10 millions inhabitants and - most of the time - is a combination of several smaller cities that naturally or artificially grew together to one large city of cities, the Megacity. Global Cities however are subject to their political, financial, cultural et cetera value.

Megacities

All agglomerations of the world with a population of 10 million inhabitants or more (Megacities)(according to Citypopulation.de):

Name Country Population Remark
Tokyo Japan 34,500,000 incl. Yokohama, Kawasaki, Saitama
Canton China 25,900,000 Northern Pearl River Delta incl. Dongguan, Foshan, Jiangmen, Zhongshan
Shanghai China 25,500,000 incl. Suzhou
Jakarta Indonesia 25,400,000 incl. Bekasi, Bogor, Depok, Tangerang, Tangerang Selatan
Seoul Korea (South) 25,400,000 incl. Bucheon, Goyang, Incheon, Seongnam, Suweon
Mexico City Mexico 23,300,000 incl. Nezahualcóyotl, Ecatepec, Naucalpan
Delhi India 23,200,000 incl. Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Gurgaon
Karachi Pakistan 21,700,000  
Manila Philippines 21,500,000 incl. Kalookan, Quezon City
New York United States of America 21,500,000 incl. Bridgeport, Newark, New Haven
São Paulo Brazil 21,200,000 incl. Guarulhos
Bombay India 20,900,000 incl. Bhiwandi, Kalyan, Thane, Ulhasnagar, Vasai-Virar
Los Angeles United States of America 17,000,000 incl. Anaheim, Riverside
Osaka Japan 16,800,000 incl. Kobe, Kyoto
Beijing China 16,500,000  
Moscow Russia 16,200,000  
Cairo Egypt 15,800,000 incl. Al-Jizah, Hulwan, Shubra al-Khaymah
Calcutta India 15,700,000 incl. Haora
Buenos Aires Argentina 14,300,000 incl. San Justo, La Plata
Dacca Bangladesh 14,100,000  
Bangkok Thailand 14,000,000  
Tehran Iran 13,600,000 incl. Karaj
Istanbul Turkey 13,500,000  
Lagos Nigeria 12,800,000  
Rio de Janeiro Brazil 12,700,000 incl. Nova Iguaçu, São Gonçalo
London Great Britain 12,600,000  
Paris France 10,600,000  

reference date 2012-07-01

Global Cities

Global Cities can also be Megacities. London and New York for example are the world's gravitational centres of finance. Both have a population of more than 10 million inhabitants but they also have a significant international importance. Further Examples for Global Cities are or can be:

  • Berlin, as the capital of one of European's leading powers (Germany)
  • Paris, as the capital of one of European's leading powers (France)
  • Rome, as rich cultural heritage and national capital (Italy)
  • Brussels, as host of the European Union's institutions and as a national capital (Belgium)
  • and many more...