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Most Cities by Country 2024

The estimated number of humans on the planet stands at around 7.6 billion. Both China and India have a billion citizens a piece.

With over 1.3 people, China is the most highly populated nation in the world. However, it isn't the largest city by size.

China has over 102 cities with a population of at least a million and another ten cities with communes with over ten million citizens.

Megacities were created in China to handle the increasing urban population, including Guangzhou (pop. 44,294,245), Shenzhen, Tianjin, Chongqing (pop. 25,165,500), Beijing (pop. 22,500,000), and Shanghai (pop. 35,965,403).

India is second in terms of country population and the seventh-largest country by land area.

Brazil is fifth in both land size and overall population. Two hundred fifty-eight million people live in Brazil, with almost 87% living in urban areas.

Although Brazil has over three hundred urban regions, only sixteen cities have over a million residents. The most highly populated city in Brazil is São Paulo (pop. 12,038,175), followed by Rio de Janeiro (pop. 6,498,837), Brasilia, Salvator, and Fortaleza.

Russia has fifteen cities with over one million citizens. Moscow (pop. 13 million) and Saint Petersburg (pop. 5.6 million are the largest cities in Russia by population.

Japan has 103 cities that makeup nearly 64 million of all its citizens. The most populated city in Japan is Tokyo at 9.7 million people, followed by Yokohama (pop. 3.7 million), Osaka (pop. 2,670,000), Nagoya (pop. 2,266,000), and Sapporo (pop.1,906,000).

Jakarta is the only megacity with over ten million residents.in Indonesia and is the fourteenth most populated city in the world. Other large cities in Indonesia include Surabaya (pop. 2.87 million), Bekasi (pop. 2.54 million), and Bandung (pop. 2.44 million).

Pakistan has ten cities with over a million people. Peshawar is the largest city in Pakistan, with over 2 million residents, followed by Multan (pop. 1.8 million) and Quetta (pop. 1 million).

- Due to differences in various sources' criteria for what constitutes a city, country-to-country comparisons of the total number of 'cities' tend to be unreliable.
- However, total cities above a certain population threshold or economic status is a more reliable indicator.

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Country
Cities 100K - 1M
Cities over 1M
India39640
China36065
United States30010
Brazil21315
Russia20112
Japan19113
Mexico1222
Indonesia12112
Germany973
United Kingdom951
Philippines886
Spain882
Nigeria807
Turkey766
Iran606
Pakistan598
Canada513
South Africa495
Poland461
Ukraine415
Algeria401
South Korea399
Venezuela394
France381
Colombia364
Egypt353
Malaysia352
Bangladesh333
Vietnam332
Argentina333
Italy312
Romania291
Chile261
DR Congo242
Morocco232
Netherlands230
Iraq225
Kazakhstan221
Cuba221
Peru211
Myanmar202
Saudi Arabia204
Thailand191
Sudan192
Uzbekistan161
Belarus161
Tanzania151
Israel150
Australia145
North Korea141
Ecuador142
Libya141
Mozambique131
Cameroon132
Hungary121
Ivory Coast111
Dominican Republic112
Sri Lanka100
Haiti101
New Zealand100
Ethiopia91
Afghanistan91
Ghana92
Sweden91
Austria91
Syria82
Guatemala80
Senegal81
Greece80
Portugal80
Zambia71
Benin70
Bolivia71
El Salvador70
Palestine70
Oman70
Kenya61
Angola61
Yemen61
Nepal61
Somalia61
Tunisia60
Belgium61
Bulgaria61
Finland60
Madagascar51
Zimbabwe51
Jordan51
Honduras50
United Arab Emirates51
Switzerland50
Nicaragua50
Serbia51
Paraguay51
Bosnia and Herzegovina50
Lithuania50
Niger40
Cambodia41
South Sudan40
Czech Republic41
Turkmenistan40
Norway40
Lebanon42
Kuwait40
Moldova40
Jamaica40
Malawi30
Chad30
Guinea32
Azerbaijan31
Togo30
Sierra Leone30
Denmark31
Panama30
Croatia30
Albania30
Mauritius30
Uganda21
Mali21
Tajikistan20
Kyrgyzstan20
Republic of the Congo22
Central African Republic20
Slovakia20
Ireland21
Georgia21
Armenia21
Qatar20
Gabon20
Latvia20
Equatorial Guinea20
Estonia20
Cyprus20
Burkina Faso11
Rwanda10
Burundi10
Papua New Guinea10
Laos10
Liberia10
Costa Rica10
Mauritania10
Eritrea10
Mongolia10
Gambia10
Botswana10
Namibia10
Lesotho10
Slovenia10
North Macedonia10
Bahrain10
Eswatini10
Djibouti10
Guyana10
Suriname10
Montenegro10
Cape Verde10
Maldives10
Bahamas10
Iceland10
Singapore01
Uruguay01
Trinidad and Tobago00
Fiji00
Comoros00
Bhutan00
Solomon Islands00
Luxembourg00
Malta00
Brunei00
Belize00
Vanuatu00
Barbados00
Sao Tome and Principe00
Samoa00
Saint Lucia00
Kiribati00
Micronesia00
Tonga00
Seychelles00
Antigua and Barbuda00
Andorra00
Dominica00
Saint Kitts and Nevis00
Marshall Islands00
Monaco00
San Marino00
Palau00
Nauru00
Tuvalu00
Vatican City0
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