List of most populated cities in the World

Here is the list of most populated cities in the world. (Source: Wikipedia)

Rank City Population Definition Total area (km²) Population density (/km²) Country
1 Shanghai 24,150,000 Municipality 6,340.50 3,809  China
2 Karachi 23,500,000 Metropolitan Corporation 3,527 6,663  Pakistan
3 Beijing 21,516,000 Municipality 16,410.54 1,311  China
4 Tianjin 14,722,100 Municipality 4,037 3,647  China
5 Istanbul 14,377,019 Metropolitan Municipality-Province 5,461 2,633  Turkey
6 Lagos 13,400,000 Local Government Area 999.58 13,406  Nigeria
7 Tokyo 13,297,629 City prefecture 2,189 6,075  Japan
8 Guangzhou 12,700,800 Sub-provincial City 3,843.43 3,305  China
9 Mumbai 12,655,220 Municipal Corporation 603.4 20,973  India
10 Moscow 12,197,596 Federal City 2,510.12 4,859  Russia
11 Dhaka 12,043,977 District 1,463.60 8,229  Bangladesh
12 Cairo 11,922,949 Governorate 3,085.10 3,865  Egypt
13 São Paulo 11,895,893 Municipality City 1,521.11 7,821  Brazil
14 Shenzhen 10,467,400 Sub-provincial City 1,991.64 5,256  China
15 Seoul 10,388,055 Special City 605.21 17,164  South Korea
16 Lahore 10,052,000 City District 1,772 5,673  Pakistan
17 Jakarta 9,988,329 Capital Region – Five Kota 664.12 15,040  Indonesia
18 Kinshasa 9,735,000 Metropolitan Municipality-Province 1,117.62 8,710  Democratic Republic of the Congo
19 Mexico City 8,874,724 Federal District 1,485.49 5,974  Mexico
20 Lima 8,693,387 Metropolitan Municipality-Province 2,672.30 3,253  Peru
21 New York City 8,491,079 City 783.84 10,833  United States
22 London 8,416,500 Greater London Authority 1,572.15 5,362 United Kingdom
23 Bengaluru 8,425,970 Municipal Corporation 709.5 11,876  India
24 Bangkok 8,280,925 Metropolitan Municipality-Province 1,568.74 5,279  Thailand
25 Dongguan 8,220,207 Prefecture-level City 2,469.40 3,329  China
26 Chongqing 8,189,800 Central Chongqing 5,473 1,496  China
Municipality
27 Nanjing 8,187,828 Sub-provincial City 4,713.85 1,737  China
28 Tehran 8,154,051 City Municipality 686 11,886  Iran
29 Shenyang 8,106,171 Sub-provincial City 12,942 626  China
30 Ahmedabad 8,029,975 Municipal Corporation 475 16,905  India
31 Bogotá 7,776,845 Capital District 859.11 9,052  Colombia
32 Ho Chi Minh City 7,681,700 Metropolitan Municipality-Province 2,095.60 3,666  Vietnam
33 Ningbo 7,605,689 Sub-provincial city 9,816.23 775  China
34 Hong Kong 7,219,700 Special Administrative Region 1,104.43 6,537  China
35 Baghdad 7,180,889 Metropolitan Municipality-Province 4,555 1,576  Iraq
36 Changsha 7,044,118 Prefecture-level City 11,819 596  China
37 Wuhan 6,886,253 Sub-provincial City 1,327.61 5,187  China
38 Hyderabad 6,809,970 Municipal Corporation 621.48 10,958  India
39 Hanoi 6,844,100 Metropolitan Municipality-Province 3,323.60 2,059  Vietnam
40 Rio de Janeiro 6,429,923 Municipality City 1,200.27 5,357  Brazil
41 Foshan 6,151,622 Prefecture-level City 2,034.62 3,023  China
42 Santiago 5,743,719 Metropolitan Municipality-Province 1,249.90 4,595  Chile
43 Riyadh 5,676,621 Municipality City 1,233.98 4,600 Saudi Arabia
44 Singapore 5,399,200 City State 712.4 7,579  Singapore
45 Shantou 5,391,028 Prefecture-level City 2,064.42 2,611  China
46 Yangon 5,214,000 Metropolitan Municipality-Province 598.75 8,708  Myanmar
47 Saint Petersburg 5,191,690 Federal City 1,439 3,608  Russia
48 Ankara 5,150,072 Metropolitan Municipality-Province 1,910.92 2,695  Turkey
49 Pune 5,049,968 Municipal Corporation 450.69 11,205  India
50 Chennai 4,792,949 Municipal Corporation 426.51 11,238  India
51 Abidjan 4,765,000 Department/City District 2,119 2,249  Ivory Coast
52 Chengdu 4,741,929 Sub-provincial City 421 11,263  China
53 Alexandria 4,616,625 Governorate 2,300 2,007  Egypt
54 Kolkata 4,486,679 Municipal Corporation 200.7 22,355  India
55 Xi’an 4,467,837 Sub-provincial City 832.17 5,369  China
56 Surat 4,462,002 Municipal Corporation 326.515 13,666  India
57 Johannesburg 4,434,827 Municipality City 1,644.98 2,696 South Africa
58 Dar es Salaam 4,364,541 Metropolitan Municipality-Province 1,631.12 2,676  Tanzania
59 Suzhou 4,327,066 Prefecture-level City 1,649.72 2,623  China
60 Harbin 4,280,701 Sub-provincial City 1,718.20 2,491  China
61 Giza 4,239,988 Governorate 289.08 14,667  Egypt
62 İzmir 4,113,072 Metropolitan Municipality-Province 1,910.92 2,152  Turkey
63 Zhengzhou 4,122,087 Sub-provincial City 1,015.66 4,059  China
64 New Taipei City 3,954,929 Special Municipality 2,052.57 1,927  Taiwan
65 Los Angeles 3,884,307 Municipality City 1,213.85 3,200  United States
66 Cape Town 3,740,026 Municipality City 2,444.97 1,530  South Africa
67 Yokohama 3,680,267 Municipality City 437.38 8,414  Japan
68 Busan 3,590,101 Municipality City 766.12 4,686  South Korea
69 Hangzhou 3,560,391 Sub-provincial City 728.19 4,889  China
70 Xiamen 3,531,347 Sub-provincial City 1,699 2,078  China
71 Quanzhou 3,520,846 Prefecture-level City 1,062 3,315  China
72 Berlin 3,517,424 City State 891.75 3,944  Germany
73 Jeddah 3,456,259 Municipality City 1,765 1,958  Saudi Arabia
74 Durban 3,442,361 Municipality City 2,291.31 1,502  South Africa
75 Kabul 3,414,100 Municipality City 275 12,415  Afghanistan
76 Jaipur 3,355,070 Municipal Corporation 485 6,918  India
77 Hefei 3,352,076 Prefecture-level City 838.52 3,998  China
78 Pyongyang 3,255,388 Direct-controlled Municipality 2,113 1,541  North Korea
79 Madrid 3,207,247 Municipality City 605.77 5,294  Spain
80 Ekurhuleni 3,178,470 Municipality City 1,975.31 1,609  South Africa
81 Nairobi 3,138,369 Capital District 694.9 4,829  Kenya
82 Zhongshan 3,121,275 Prefecture-level City 1,783.67 1,750  China
83 Ürümqi 3,112,559 Prefecture-level City 14,577 214  China
84 Addis Ababa 3,103,673 Metropolitan Municipality-Province 526.99 5,889  Ethiopia
85 Wenzhou 3,039,439 Prefecture-level City 1,187.88 2,559  China