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What are the cities with over 10 million residents?

World Map highlighting Cities having more than 10 million population

Mega cities are continuing to grow at a rapid pace with people migrating towards magnet cities with higher earning potential. The challenge is the limited space available and lack of supporting infrastructure. In cities where land is available on the outskirts, they are expanding horizontally. Where land is limited, cities are expanding vertically. Tokyo, Shanghai, and Mumbai are good examples of the latter.

In most cities, income is not keeping pace with the rising cost of living. As a result, the quality of life is under greater strain as the density of population per mile is increasing, without a corresponding improvement in infrastructure and related services. This is visible in cities like Dhaka, Mumbai, Karachi, Lima, and Lahore.

Mega cities with a population of over 10 million are (2016):

City Country Population Population density (per mile)
 Tokyo-Yokohama  Japan  37,900,000 11,500
 Jakarta  Indonesia  31,760,000 24,900
 Delhi (NCR)  India  26,495,000 31,200
 Manila  Philippines  24,245,000 35,100
 Seoul-Incheon  South Korea  24,105,000 22,700
 Karachi  Pakistan  23,545,000 60,400
 Shanghai (SHG-JS-ZJ)  China  23,390,000 15,600
 Mumbai  India  22,885,000 67,300
 New York (NY-NJ-CT)  USA  21,445,000 4,500
 Sao Paulo  Brazil  20,850,000 17,700
 Beijing (BJ-HEB)  China  20,415,000 12,800
 Mexico City  Mexico  20,400,000 22,300
 Guangzhou-Foshan  China  19,075,000 12,900
 Osaka-Kobe-Kyoto  Japan  17,075,000 13,800
 Dhaka  Bangladesh  16,820,000 118,500
 Moscow  Russia  16,710,000 7,600
 Cairo  Egypt  16,225,000 21,900
 Bangkok  Thailand  15,645,000 13,300
 Los Angeles-Riverside  USA  15,500,000 6,000
 Buenos Aires  Argentina  15,355,000 12,400
 Kolkata  India  14,950,000 28,800
 Tehran  Iran  13,805,000 20,500
 Istanbul  Turkey  13,755,000 26,200
 Lagos  Nigeria  13,360,000 24,300
 Tianjin  China  13,245,000 12,400
 Shenzhen  China  12,775,000 18,900
 Rio de Janeiro  Brazil  11,900,000 15,300
 Kinshasa  DR Congo  11,855,000 52,700
 Lima  Peru  11,150,000 32,300
 Chengdu  China  11,050,000 16,500
 Paris  France 10,950,000 9,600
 Lahore  Pakistan  10,665,000 32,800
 Bangalore  India  10,535,000 23,400
 London  United Kingdom  10,470,000 14,600
 Ho Chi Minh City  Vietnam  10,380,000 17,000
 Chennai  India  10,265,000 25,700
 Nagoya  Japan  10,070,000 6,700

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