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World's Largest Urban Areas

A list of the 36 largest urban areas in the world ranked by population according to the 2016 edition of the Demographia World Urban Areas (http://www.demographia.com/db-worldua.pdf).
a data set by WorldExplorer
created February 19, 2017
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2016 Rank2015 RankUrban AreaCountryContinentPictureNational Capital RegionNicknameEstimated Population (2016)Land Area (Square Miles)Land Area (Square Kilometers)Population Density (Per Square Mile)Population Density (Per Square Kilometer)Time Zone
11Tokyo-YokohamaJapanAsiaYes37,750,0003,3008,54711,4004,400UTC+09:00
22JakartaIndonesiaAsiaYesThe Big Durian; J-Town31,320,0001,2453,22525,2009,700UTC+07:00
33DelhiIndiaAsiaYes25,735,0008352,16330,80011,900UTC+5:30
46Seoul-IncheonSouth KoreaAsiaYes23,575,0001,0002,59023,6009,100UTC+09:00
54Manila PhilippinesAsiaYesQueen City of The Pacific; The City of Our Affections; Distinguished and Ever Loyal City22,930,0006301,63236,40014,100UTC+08:00
613Mumbai IndiaAsiaNoThe City of Seven Islands; The City of Dreams; Gateway to India; Hollywood of India22,885,00034088167,30026,000UTC+5:30
78KarachiPakistanAsiaNoThe City of the Quaid; The City of Lights; Bride of the Cities22,825,00036594562,50024,100UTC+05:00
87ShanghaiChinaAsiaNo22,685,0001,5003,88515,1005,800UTC+08:00
95New York CityUnited StatesNorth AmericaNoThe Big Apple; The Capital of the World; The City That Never Sleeps20,685,0004,49511,6424,5001,800UTC-05:00; UTC-04:00 (DST)
1011São Paulo BrazilSouth AmericaNoTerra da Garoa (Land of Drizzle); Sampa; Pauliceia20,605,0001,0452,70719,7007,600UTC-03:00; UTC-02:00 (DST)
119BeijingChinaAsiaYes20,390,0001,5203,93713,4005,200UTC+08:00
1212Mexico CityMexicoNorth AmericaYes20,230,0008002,07225,3009,800UTC-06:00; UTC-05:00 (DST)
1310Guangzhou-FoshanChinaAsiaNoThe City of Rams; Los Angeles of China18,760,0001,4753,82012,7004,900UTC+08:00
1414Osaka-Kobe-KyotoJapanAsiaNo16,985,0001,2403,21213,7005,300UTC+09:00
1515MoscowRussiaEuropeYesThe Whitestone; The Forty Forties; Third Rome16,570,0002,0505,3108,1003,100UTC+03:00
1616DhakaBangladeshAsiaYesRickshaw Capital of the World; Venice of the East; The City of Mosques16,235,000142368114,30044,100UTC+06:00
1717CairoEgyptAfricaYesThe City of a Thousand Minarets15,910,0006801,76123,4009,000UTC+02:00
1819BangkokThailandAsiaYes15,315,0001,0002,59015,3005,900UTC+07:00
1918Los Angeles United StatesNorth AmericaNoThe City of Angels; Angeltown; The Entertainment Capital of the World; The Big Orange15,135,0002,4326,2996,0002,400UTC-08:00; UTC-07:00 (DST)
2020KolkataIndiaAsiaNoThe City of Joy; The City of Palaces; The Cultural Capital of India14,810,0004651,20431,80012,300UTC+05:30
2121Buenos Aires ArgentinaSouth AmericaYesLa reina del Plata (The Queen of El Plata); La Ciudad de la Furia (The City of Fury)14,280,0001,0352,68113,8005,300UTC-03:00
2222TehranIranAsiaYesThe City of 72 Nations13,670,0006301,63221,7008,400UTC+03:30; UTC+04:30 (DST)
2323IstanbulTurkeyAsia/EuropeNoSecond Rome; The City on Seven Hills; Queen of Cities13,520,0005251,36025,8009,900UTC+03:00
2424LagosNigeriaAfricaNoLasgidi (The Real Lagos)12,830,0005501,42523,3009,000UTC+01:00
2525ShenzhenChinaAsiaNo12,240,0006751,74818,1007,000UTC+08:00
2626Rio de JaneiroBrazilSouth AmericaNoCidade Maravilhosa (Marvelous City); Princesa Maravilhosa (Marvelous Princess); Cidade dos Brasileiros (City of Brazilians)11,815,0007802,02015,1005,800UTC-03:00; UTC-02:00 (DST)
2727 KinshasaDemocratic Republic of the CongoAfricaYesKin la belle (Kin the beautiful)11,380,00022558350,60019,500UTC+01:00
2828TianjinChinaAsiaNo11,260,0007752,00714,5005,600UTC+08:00
2930LimaPeruSouth AmericaYesLa ciudad de los reyes (The City of the Kings); La tres veces coronada villa (The Three times crowned villa); La Perla del Pacífico (The Pacific Pearl); Lima La Gris (Lima The Grey)10,950,00035591930,80011,900UTC-05:00
3029ParisFranceEuropeYesThe City of Lights; The City of Love10,870,0001,0982,8459,6003,700UTC+01:00; UTC+02:00 (DST)
3131ChengduChinaAsiaNoHibiscus City; Brocade City; Turtle City10,680,0006501,68416,4006,300UTC+08:00
3234LahorePakistanAsiaNo10,355,00030579034,00013,100UTC+05:00
3332LondonUnited KingdomEuropeYesThe Big Smoke10,350,0006711,73814,6005,600UTC; UTC+01:00 (DST)
3435BangaloreIndiaAsiaNoSilicon Valley of India10,165,0004501,16622,6008,700UTC+05:30
3539Ho Chi Minh CityVietnamAsiaNoPearl of the Far East10,075,0006001,55416,8006,500UTC+07:00
3633NagoyaJapanAsiaNo10,035,0001,5003,8856,7002,600UTC+09:00
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