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Largest Cities in the World

by Vishul Malik

Explore the world's biggest cities on our interactive map. Discover population stats and more about the largest cities in the world.

Top Ten Largest Cities Location Map

The world’s largest cities are home to millions of people and serve as centers of culture, commerce, and innovation. From the bustling streets of Tokyo to the chaotic markets of Cairo, these urban hubs offer a glimpse into the diversity and complexity of our world. In this table, we have compiled a list of the top 10 largest cities in the world, based on population estimates as of 2021. Whether you’re a curious traveler or a data enthusiast, this table provides an informative overview of some of the most populous cities on the planet.


10 Largest Cities in the World

City Country Population
Density Fact
Tokyo Japan 37,400,068 6,158/km² The most populous city in the world.
Delhi India 30,290,396 11,297/km² Second most populous city in the world.
Shanghai China 27,582,087 3,864/km² Largest city in China and the third most populous in the world.
São Paulo Brazil 21,650,051 7,956/km² Largest city in the Southern Hemisphere.
Mumbai India 20,667,000 21,000/km² Formerly known as Bombay, India’s financial capital.
Beijing China 20,384,000 1,300/km² China’s political and cultural capital.
Osaka Japan 19,281,000 4,700/km² Japan’s second-largest metropolitan area.
Cairo Egypt 19,237,000 48,000/km² Largest city in Africa and the Arab world.
New York City USA 18,804,000 3,793/km² Largest city in the United States and home to the UN.
Dhaka Bangladesh 18,237,000 47,000/km² One of the world’s fastest-growing megacities.


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