We have already seen the top 10 largest cities in the UK, but all of them put together don’t make our number 1 in this list. These super-sized cities are the biggest in the world and collectively they are home to billions of people…
The Top 10 Largest Cities in the Entire World
10 – Mumbai (Estimated Population Count: 12,442,373)
Wiki Info: Mumbai is the capital city of the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is the most populous city in India and the ninth most populous agglomeration in the world, with an estimated city population of 18.4 million. Along with the neighbouring regions of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region, it is one of the most populous urban regions in the world and the second most populous metropolitan area in India.
9 – Guangzhou (Estimated Population Count: 13,080,500)
Wiki Info: Guangzhou traditionally romanised as Canton, is the capital and most populous city of the province of Guangdong in southern China.
8 – Tokyo (Estimated Population Count: 13,513,734)
Wiki Info: Tokyo is the capital of Japan and one of its 47 prefectures. The Greater Tokyo Area is the most populous metropolitan area in the world. It is the seat of the Emperor of Japan and the Japanese government. Tokyo is in the Kantō region on the southeastern side of the main island Honshu and includes the Izu Islands and Ogasawara Islands.
7 – Istanbul (Estimated Population Count: 14,160,467)
Wiki Info: Istanbul, historically known as Constantinople and Byzantium, is the most populous city in Turkey and the country’s economic, cultural, and historic centre. Istanbul is a transcontinental city in Eurasia, straddling the Bosphorus strait between the Sea of Marmara and the Black Sea.
6 – Tianjin (Estimated Population Count: 15,200,000)
Wiki Info: Tianjin, formerly known in English as Tientsin, is a metropolis in northern coastal Mainland China and one of the five national central cities of the country, with a total population of 15,469,500. It is governed as one of the four direct-controlled municipalities of the PRC and is thus under the direct administration of the central government.
5 – Lagos (Estimated Population Count: 16,060,303)
Wiki Info: Lagos is a city in the Nigerian state of Lagos. The city, with its adjoining conurbation, is the largest in Nigeria, as well as on the African continent. It is one of the fastest growing in the world and also one of the most populous urban agglomerations.
4 – Delhi (Estimated Population Count: 16,787,941)
Wiki Info: Delhi officially the National Capital Territory of Delhi or NCT, is a city and a union territory of India. It is bordered by Haryana on three sides and by Uttar Pradesh to the east. The NCT covers an area of 573 sq mi.
3 – Beijing (Estimated Population Count: 21,516,000)
Wiki Info: Beijing is the capital of the People’s Republic of China and the world’s third most populous city proper. It is also one of the world’s most populous capital cities. The city, located in northern China, is governed as a direct-controlled municipality under the national government with 16 urban, suburban, and rural districts.
2 – Karachi (Estimated Population Count: 23,500,000)
Wiki Info: Karachi is the capital of Sindh and is the largest and most populous city in Pakistan, as well as the 7th largest in the world and the world’s second most populous city proper. Ranked as a beta world city, the city is Pakistan’s premier industrial and financial centre.
1 – Shanghai (Estimated Population Count: 24,256,800)
Wiki Info: Shanghai is the most populous city proper in the world, with a population of more than 24 million. As one of the four direct-controlled municipalities of China, it is a global financial centre and transport hub, with the world’s busiest container port.