List of cities proper by population


RankCityPopulationDefinitionArea (km²)Country
1Shanghai13,831,900 Core districts + inner suburbs1928 China
2Mumbai13,830,884Municipal Corporation603 India
3Karachi12,991,000City District3527 Pakistan
4Delhi12,565,901Municipal Corporation431,09 India
5Istanbul12,517,664Metropolitan Municipality1831 Turkey
6São Paulo11,244,369Municipality1523 Brazil
7Moscow10,563,038City proper (includes Zelenograd)1081 Russia
8Seoul10,464,051Special City605,25 South Korea
9Beijing10,123,000Core districts + inner suburbs1368,32 China
10Jakarta9,588,198Special capital district662,33 Indonesia
11Tokyo8,887,60823 Special Wards617,18 Japan
12Mexico City8,873,017Federal District1485,49 Mexico
13Kinshasa8,754,000City-Province2,016 Democratic Republic of the Congo
14New York City8,363,710City proper789,4 United States
15Lagos7,937,932statistical area999,6 Nigeria
16London7,753,600Greater London1580 United Kingdom
17Lima7,605,742Province2670,4 Peru
18Bogotá7,259,597Capital district1590 Colombia
19Tehran7,241,000City proper760 Iran
20Ho Chi Minh City7,162,864Province-level municipality2095,01 Vietnam