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These Are The World’s Top-300 Most Populous Cities, 2018

As of 2018, with 24.1 million inhabitants, Shanghai is the world’s most populous city, according to the data released by the City Mayors Foundation, while Beijing (18.6 million people) ranked number two on the list. China’s capital city, Beijing is followed by Karachi, Pakistan (population 18.6 million) and Istanbul, Turkey (population 14,657,000).

1. Shanghai, China
City population: 24,153,000
Country population: 1,384,688,986
Pct. of China’s population: 1.7%

2. Beijing, China
City population: 18,590,000
Country population: 1,384,688,986
Pct. of China’s population: 1.3%

3. Karachi, Pakistan (Islamic Republic of)
City population: 18,000,000
Country population: 207,862,518
Pct. of Pakistan’s population: 8.7%

4. Istanbul, Turkey

City population: 14,657,000
Country population: 81,257,239
Pct. of Turkey’s population: 18.0%

5. Dhaka, Bangladesh
City population: 14,543,000
Country population: 159,453,001
Pct. of Bangladesh’s population: 9.1%

6. Tokyo, Japan
City population: 13,617,000
Country population: 126,168,156
Pct. of Japan’s population: 10.8%

7. Moscow, Russia
City population: 13,197,596
Country population: 142,122,776
Pct. of Russia’s population: 9.3%

8. Manila, Philippines

City population: 12,877,000
Country population: 105,893,381
Pct. of Philippine’s population: 12.2%

9. Tianjin, China
City population: 12,784,000
Country population: 1,384,688,986
Pct. of China’s population: 0.9%

10. Mumbai, India
City population: 12,400,000
Country population: 1,296,834,042
Pct. of India’s population: 1.0%

11. São Paulo, Brazil
City population: 12,038,000
Country population: 208,846,892
Pct. of Brazil’s population: 5.8%

12. Shenzhen, China
City population: 11,908,000
Country population: 1,384,688,986
Pct. of China’s population: 0.9%

13. Guangzhou, China
City population: 11,548,000
Country population: 1,384,688,986
Pct. of China’s population: 0.8%

14. Delhi, India
City population: 11,035,000
Country population: 1,296,834,042
Pct. of India’s population: 0.9%

15. Wuhan, China
City population: 10,608,000
Country population: 1,384,688,986
Pct. of China’s population: 0.8%

16. Lahore, Pakistan (Islamic Republic of)

City population: 10,355,000
Country population: 207,862,518
Pct. of Pakistan’s population: 5.0%

17. Seoul, South Korea
City population: 10,290,000
Country population: 51,418,097
Pct. of South Korea’s population: 20.0%

18. Chengdu, China
City population: 10,152,000
Country population: 1,384,688,986
Pct. of China’s population: 0.7%

19. Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

City population: 10,125,000
Country population: 81,339,988
Pct. of Congo D.R.’s population: 12.4%

20. Lima, Peru
City population: 9,752,000
Country population: 31,331,228
Pct. of Peru’s population: 31.1%

21. Jakarta, Indonesia
City population: 9,608,000
Country population: 262,787,403
Pct. of Indonesia’s population: 3.7%

22. Cairo, Egypt

City population: 9,500,000
Country population: 99,413,317
Pct. of Egypt’s population: 9.6%

23. Mexico City, Mexico
City population: 8,919,000
Country population: 125,959,205
Pct. of Mexico’s population: 7.1%

24. Tehran, Iran
City population: 8,847,000
Country population: 83,024,745
Pct. of Iran’s population: 10.7%

25. Baghdad, Iraq
City population: 8,765,000
Country population: 40,194,216
Pct. of Iraq’s population: 21.8%

26. Xi’an, China
City population: 8,705,000
Country population: 1,384,688,986
Pct. of China’s population: 0.6%

27. London, UK
City population: 8,674,000
Country population: 65,105,246
Pct. of United Kingdom’s population: 13.3%

28. New York City, USA
City population: 8,550,000
Country population: 329,256,465
Pct. of United States’s population: 2.6%

29. Nanjing, China
City population: 8,460,000
Country population: 1,384,688,986
Pct. of China’s population: 0.6%

30. Bangalore, India
City population: 8,444,000
Country population: 1,296,834,042
Pct. of India’s population: 0.7%

31. Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
City population: 8,426,000
Country population: 97,040,334
Pct. of Vietnam’s population: 8.7%

32. Bangkok, Thailand
City population: 8,281,000
Country population: 68,615,858
Pct. of Thailand’s population: 12.1%

33. Chongquin, China
City population: 8,165,500
Country population: 1,384,688,986
Pct. of China’s population: 0.6%

34. Bogotá, Colombia
City population: 8,081,000
Country population: 48,168,996
Pct. of Colombia’s population: 16.8%

35. Lagos, Nigeria
City population: 8,048,000
Country population: 195,300,343
Pct. of Nigeria’s population: 4.1%

36. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
City population: 7,506,000
Country population: 28,985,905
Pct. of Saudi Arabia’s population: 25.9%

37. Hong Kong, China

City population: 7,234,800
Country population: 1,384,688,986
Pct. of China’s population: 0.5%

38. Chennai, India
City population: 7,088,000
Country population: 1,296,834,042
Pct. of India’s population: 0.5%

39. Hangzhou, China
City population: 7,082,000
Country population: 1,384,688,986
Pct. of China’s population: 0.5%

41. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
City population: 6,454,000
Country population: 208,846,892
Pct. of Brazil’s population: 3.1%

42. Zhengzhou, China
City population: 6,406,000
Country population: 1,384,688,986
Pct. of China’s population: 0.5%

40. Hyderabad, India
City population: 6,809,000
Country population: 1,296,834,042
Pct. of India’s population: 0.5%

43. Shenyang, China
City population: 6,255,000
Country population: 1,384,688,986
Pct. of China’s population: 0.5%

44. Qingdao, China
City population: 6,188,000
Country population: 1,384,688,986
Pct. of China’s population: 0.4%

45. Santiago, Chile

City population: 6,158,000
Country population: 17,925,262
Pct. of Chile’s population: 34.4%

46. Dalian, China
City population: 5,900,000
Country population: 1,384,688,986
Pct. of China’s population: 0.4%

47. Singapore
City population: 5,607,000
Country population: 5,995,991
Pct. of Singapore’s population: 93.5%

48. Ahmedabad, India
City population: 5,577,000
Country population: 1,296,834,042
Pct. of India’s population: 0.4%

49. Suzhou, China
City population: 5,468,000
Country population: 1,384,688,986
Pct. of China’s population: 0.4%

50. St Petersburg, Russia
City population: 5,323,000
Country population: 142,122,776
Pct. of Russia’s population: 3.7%

The World’s Top-300 Most Populous Cities, 2018:

RankCityCountryCity PopulationMetro population
1ShanghaiChina2415300034000000
2BEIJINGChina1859000024900000
3KarachiPakistan1800000027506000
4IstanbulTurkey1465700014804000
5DHAKABangladesh1454300018898000
6TOKYOJapan1361700037800000
7MOSCOWRussia1319759617900000
8MANILAPhilippines1287700022710000
9TianjinChina1278400015469000
10Mumbai (Bombay)India1240000027750000
11Sao PauloBrazil1203800021243000
12ShenzhenChina1190800011980000
13GuangzhouChina1154800014044000
14DELHIIndia1103500026454000
15WuhanChina1060800010608000
16LahorePakistan10355000
17SeoulSouth Korea1029000025600000
18ChengduChina1015200014427000
19KINSHASACongo D.R.1012500021265000
20LIMAPeru975200010852000
21JAKARTAIndonesia960800030214000
22CAIROEgypt950000020440000
23MEXICO CITYMexico891900020400000
24TEHRANIran884700015233000
25BAGHDADIraq8765000
26XianChina870500013560000
27LONDONUK867400013880000
28New York CityUSA855000023724000
29NanjingChina84600008460000
30BangaloreIndia84440008729000
31Ho Chi Minh CityVietnam842600010050000
32BANGKOKThailand828100014566000
33ChongquinChina816550018380000
34BOGOTAColombia80810009800000
35LagosNigeria804800016060000
36RIYADHSaudi Arabia75060007506000
37Hong KongChina7234800
38ChennaiIndia70880008653000
39HangzhouChina70820009188000
40HyderabadIndia68090007749000
41Rio de JaneiroBrazil645400012281000
42ZhengzhouChina64060009468000
43ShenyangChina62550008106000
44QingdaoChina61880009046000
45SANTIAGOChile61580006582000
46DalianChina59000006700000
47SINGAPORESingapore56070005607000
48AhmadabadIndia55770006357000
49SuzhouChina546800010578000
50St PetersburgRussia53230007500000
51HarbinChina52820006704000
52ANKARATurkey52710006280000
53KHARTOUMSudan51850005185000
54YangonMyanmar (Burma)51600007360000
55CasablancaMorocco51180006861000
56SydneyAustralia50050005005000
57JinanChina46940007068000
58MelbourneAustralia46410004641000
59ChangshaChina45970007432000
60KolkataIndia449700014618000
61FuzhouChina44680007200000
62SuratIndia44670004591000
63AbidjanIvory Coast43960004707000
64DAR ES SALAAMTanzania43640004364000
65ShiziahuangChina430300010701000
66JeddahSaudi Arabia42760004276000
67FaisalabadPakistan40750004075000
68NanningChina40370006914000
69AlexandriaEgypt40280004984000
70AMMANJordan40080004008000
71Los AngelesUSA397600013131000
72KunmingChina38910006626000
73ChangchunChina38150007674000
74YokohamaJapan37330003733000
75KABULAfghanistan36780003678000
76BERLINGermany36710006004000
77GizaEgypt36280003628000
78UrumqiChina35500003550000
79WuxiChina35420006372000
80BusanSouth Korea35260008202000
81GuayaquilEcuador35000005000000
82HANOIVietnam34350007.588,000
83HyderabadPakistan34290003429000
84ADDIS ABABAEthiopia33850004567000
85ALGIERSAlgeria33360005000000
86KanoNigeria33330003333000
87MashhadIran33120003372000
88HefeiChina33100005484000
89ChangzhouChina32900004592000
90TaiyuanChina32120004202000
91RawalpindiPakistan31890003189000
92TangshanChina31870007577000
93MADRIDSpain31410006240000
94NAIROBIKenya31380006547000
95ZiboChina31290004131000
96PuneIndia31240005057000
97IbadanNigeria30500003520000
98JaipurIndia30460003046000
99GuiyangChina30370004024000
100IncheonSouth Korea30020003002000
101BRASILIABrazil29780002978000
102TSHWANE (PRETORIA)South Africa29220002922000
103KanpurIndia29200004152000
104SalvadorBrazil29130003920000
105BUENOS AIRESArgentina290000012740000
106KIEVUkraine29000003375000
107ROMEItaly28770004353000
108SurabayaIndonesia28650006485000
109IzmirTurkey28480004113000
110LucknowIndia28170002902000
111BasrahIraq27500002750000
112TorontoCanada27310005928000
113GujranwalaPakistan27230002723000
114ChicagoUSA27200009.513.000
115TAIPEITaiwan27050008500000
116QUITOEcuador26710004700000
117OsakaJapan266800019342000
118XuzhouChina26230003054000
119FortalezaBrazil26100004019000
120ChittagongBangladesh25810004009000
121PYONGYANGNorth Korea25810002581000
122BandungIndonesia25750008465000
123KaohsiungTaiwan25400002779000
124YAOUNDECameroon25350002765000
125DaeguSouth Korea25220005020000
126TaichungTaiwan25200002752000
127Belo HorizonteBrazil25020005156000
128PueblaMexico25000002929000
129DoualaCameroon24470003000000
130MedellinColombia24410003731000
131NagpurIndia24050002498000
132CaliColombia24010003400000
133OmdurmanSudan23960002396000
134NanchangChina23570005043000
135BrisbaneAustralia23500003500000
136BursaTurkey23400002842000
137TASHKENTUzbekistan23100002310000
138HoustonUSA22960006313000
139NagoyaJapan22830009107000
140MOGADISHUSomalia22650002265000
141IsfahenIran22430003793000
142PARISFrance223000012405000
143ACCRAGhana22270004000000
144MANAGUANicaragua22060002561000
145KowloonChina22040002204000
146LanzhouChina21770003616000
147BakuAzerbaijan21220002724000
148GUATAMALA CITYGuatemala21100004500000
149LUANDAAngola21080002825000
150BUCHARESTRomania21060002281000
151HAVANACuba21060002125000
152HaiphongVietnam21030002103000
153ManausBrazil20940002569000
154BaotouChina20710002650000
155MultanPakistan20500003117000
156MedanIndonesia20470004103000
157MaracaiboVenezuela20020002451000
158BarquisimetoVenezuela19960001996000
159PerthAustralia19800001980000
160JilinChina19750004414000
161SapporoJapan19470005377435
162CARACASVenezuela19440002924000
163MINSKBelarus19220002101000
164MaiduguriNigeria19000001900000
165CuritibaBrazil18800003434000
166ViennaAustria18680002600000
167Port HarcourtNigeria18650001865000
168LuoyangChina18570001926000
169Aleppo(Halab)Syria18000001800000
170HamburgGermany17870005046000
171DatongChina17870003318000
172TabrizIran17730001773000
173KUALA LUMPURMalaysia17680007200000
174BUDAPESTHungary17600002928000
175WARSAWPoland17490003101000
176BhopalIndia17450001864000
177LUSAKAZambia17430002467000
178AdanaTurkey17300001730000
179Pimpri ChinchwadIndia17290001729000
180DAMASCUSSyria17110005000000
181PalembangIndonesia17080001708000
182SANAAYemen17080001708000
183MontrealCanada17040004099000
184ALMATYKazakhstan17040001948000
185BRAZZAVILLECongo B R17000001840000
186TijuanaMexico16970001896000
187EcatepecMexico16870001689000
188PatnaIndia16830002046000
189MeccaSaudi Arabia16750001675000
190VadodaraIndia16710002065000
191CONAKRYGuinea16610002000000
192Santa CruzBolivia16400003078000
193RecifeBrazil16260003996000
194HARAREZimbabwe16190002800000
195LudhianaIndia16190001619000
196IrbilIraq16100001750000
197BarcelonaSpain16050004740000
198MakassarIndonesia16000001980000
199CordobaArgentina15870003645000
200AgraIndia15850001760000
201LeonMexico15780001630000
202PhiladelphiaUSA15670006069000
203NovosibirskRussia15670001567000
204PhoenixUSA15630004574000
205SemarangIndonesia15550003184000
206FukuokaJapan15510005590000
207ValenciaVenezuela15410001827000
208KobeJapan15370001537000
209AnshanChina15290003645000
210Porto AlegreBrazil15100004405000
211DaejonSouth Korea15070001548000
212PHNOM PENHCambodia15020001502000
213LubumbashiCongo D R15000001794000
214BeninNigeria14960001496000
215GuadalajaraMexico14950004424000
216GwangjuSouth Korea14940001494000
217NashikIndia14870001863000
218QiqiharChina14820005367000
219KyotoJapan14750001475000
220ShirazIran14610002353000
221MunichGermany14500002606000
222GoianiaBrazil14490002459000
223BelemBrazil14400002249000
224San AntonioUSA14370002329000
225KawasakiJapan14370001437000
226KharkivUkraine14310001732000
227EkaterinburgRussia14280001428000
228FoshanChina14100002190000
229San DiegoUSA13950004923000
230RajkotIndia13900001443000
231MilanItaly13690003206000
232AdelaideAustralia13260001326000
233GuarulhosBrazil13250001325000
234Ciudad JuarezMexico13210002539000
235MONTEVIDEOUruguay13190001947000
236MeerutIndia13090001425000
237DallasUSA13000007246000
238KadunaNigeria13000001300000
239COPENHAGENDenmark12960002037000
240PRAGUECzech Republic12800002156000
241SowetoSouth Africa12710001271000
242SOFIABulgaria12600001680000
243MAPUTOMozambique12580001782000
244Nizhny NovgorodRussia12510003310000
245KazanRussia12170001217000
246VaranasiIndia12010001435000
247HiroshimaJapan11960002040000
248IndoreIndia11940002170000
249RosarioArgentina11940001276000
250SamaraRussia11720001172000
251BELGRADESerbia11660001659000
252CampinasBrazil11640002633000
253UlsanSouth Korea11630001163000
254ZapopanMexico11560001280000
255ChelyabinskRussia11560001156000
256OmskRussia11540001154000
257BarranquillaColumbia11480002371000
258DAKARSenegal11470002452000
259JodphurIndia11380001138000
260AmritsarIndia11320001183000
261MonterreyMexico11310004560000
262TRIPOLILibya11260001126000
263TBILISIGeorgia11180001485000
264Rostov on DonRussia11150001115000
265UfaRussia11110001111000
266AllahabadIndia11100001210000
267NezahualcoyotlMexico11100001110000
268BirminghamUK11020002441000
269Shubra El KheimaEgypt10990001099000
270TUNISTunisia10960002643000
271YerevanArmenia10740001074000
272RanchiIndia10730001127000
273HaoraIndia10720001072000
274SendaiJapan10630001063000
275TegucigalpaHonduras10550001157000
276FREETOWNSierra Leone10500001050000
277PermRussia10410001041000
278VolgogradRussia10210001021000
279OdessaUkraine10160001016000
280MexicaliMexico9960001102000
281SeongnamSouth Korea994000994000
282PORT-AU-PRINCEHaiti9880002619000
283PeshawarPakistan9820001755000
284DnipropetrovskUkraine9790001460000
285NapoliItaly9740004400000
286SANTO DOMINGODominican Republic9650003776000
287KitakyushuJapan963000963000
288JohannesburgSouth Africa9570004435000
289HandanChina9410002846000
290STOCKHOLMSweden9360002226000
291DonetskUkraine9290002010000
292LA PAZBolivia7900002630000
293MedinaSaudi Arabia7850001183000
294MosulIraq6700001350000
295KhulnaBangladesh6530001500000
296BenghaziLibya6320001110000
297DurbanSouth Africa5950003842000
298RABATMorocco5780002120000
299CapetownSouth Africa4330003740000
300BEIRUTLebanon3610002200000
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