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This entry provides the population of the capital and up to five major cities defined as urban agglomerations with populations of at least 750,000 people. An urban agglomeration is defined as comprising the city or town proper and also the suburban fringe or thickly settled territory lying outside of, but adjacent to, the boundaries of the city. For smaller countries, lacking urban centers of 750,000 or more, only the population of the capital is presented.


Country Comparison to the World

CountryMAJOR URBAN AREAS - POPULATION
Afghanistan KABUL (capital) 4.436 million (2014)
Albania TIRANA (capital) 445,000 (2014)
Algeria ALGIERS (capital) 2.559 million; Oran 850,000 (2014)
American Samoa PAGO PAGO (capital) 48,000 (2014)
Andorra ANDORRA LA VELLA (capital) 23,000 (2014)
Angola LUANDA (capital) 5.288 million; Huambo 1.204 million (2014)
Anguilla THE VALLEY (capital) 1,000 (2014)
Antigua and Barbuda SAINT JOHN'S (capital) 22,000 (2014)
Argentina BUENOS AIRES (capital) 15.024 million; Cordoba 1.504 million; Rosario 1.367 million; Mendoza 999,000; San Miguel de Tucuman 899,000; La Plata 835,000 (2014)
Armenia YEREVAN (capital) 1.049 million (2014)
Aruba ORANJESTAD (capital) 29,000 (2014)
Australia Sydney 4.475 million; Melbourne 4.151 million; Brisbane 2.167 million; Perth 1.827 million; Adelaide 1.247 million; CANBERRA (capital) 415,000 (2014)
Austria VIENNA (capital) 1.743 million (2014)
Azerbaijan BAKU (capital) 2.317 million (2014)
Bahamas, The NASSAU (capital) 267,000 (2014)
Bahrain MANAMA (capital) 398,000 (2014)
Bangladesh DHAKA (capital) 16.982 million; Chittagong 4.447 million; Khulna 1.035 million; Rajshahi 831,000 (2014)
Barbados BRIDGETOWN (capital) 90,000 (2014)
Belarus MINSK (capital) 1.905 million (2014)
Belgium BRUSSELS (capital) 2.029 million; Antwerp 990,000 (2014)
Belize BELMOPAN (capital) 17,000 (2014)
Benin COTONOU (seat of government) 680,000; PORTO-NOVO (capital) 268,000 (2014)
Bermuda HAMILTON (capital) 10,000 (2014)
Bhutan THIMPHU (capital) 152,000 (2014)
Bolivia Santa Cruz 2.032 million; LA PAZ (capital) 1.8 million; Cochabamba 1.208 million; Sucre (constitutional capital) 358,000 (2014)
Bosnia and Herzegovina SARAJEVO (capital) 322,000 (2014)
Botswana GABORONE (capital) 247,000 (2014)
Brazil Sao Paulo 20.831 million; Rio de Janeiro 12.825 million; Belo Horizonte 5.667 million; BRASILIA (capital) 4.074 million; Fortaleza 3.815 million; Recife 3.711 million (2014)
British Virgin Islands ROAD TOWN (capital) 13,000 (2014)
Brunei BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN (capital) 241,000
note: the boundaries of the capital city were expanded in 2007, greatly increasing the city area; the population of the capital increased tenfold (2011)
Bulgaria SOFIA (capital) 1.222 million (2014)
Burkina Faso OUAGADOUGOU (capital) 2.565 million (2014)
Burma RANGOON (capital) 4.705 million; Mandalay 1.139 million; Nay Pyi Taw 1.016 million (2014)
Burundi BUJUMBURA (capital) 707,000 (2014)
Cabo Verde PRAIA (capital) 145,000 (2014)
Cambodia PHNOM PENH (capital) 1.684 million (2014)
Cameroon YAOUNDE (capital) 2.93 million; Douala 2.838 million (2014)
Canada Toronto 5.901 million; Montreal 3.948 million; Vancouver 2.447 million; Calgary 1.309 million; OTTAWA (capital) 1.306 million; Edmonton 1.246 million (2014)
Cayman Islands GEORGE TOWN (capital) 31,000 (2014)
Central African Republic BANGUI (capital) 781,000 (2014)
Chad N'DJAMENA (capital) 1.212 million (2014)
Chile SANTIAGO (capital) 6.472 million; Valparaiso 902,000; Concepcion 806,000 (2014)
China Shanghai 2,299,100; BEIJING (capital) 19.52 million; Chongqing 12.916 million; Guangdong 11.843 million; Tianjin 10.86 million; Shenzhen 10.68 million (2014)
Colombia BOGOTA (capital) 9.558 million; Medellin 3.85 million; Cali 2.61 million; Barranquilla 1.975 million; Bucaramanga 1.195 million; Cartagena 1.072 million (2014)
Comoros MORONI (capital) 56,000 (2014)
Congo, Democratic Republic of the KINSHASA (capital) 11.116 million; Lubumbashi 1.936 million; Mbuji-Mayi 1.919 million; Kananga 1.119 million; Kisangani 1.001 million (2014)
Congo, Republic of the BRAZZAVILLE (capital) 1.827 million; Pointe-Noire 939,000 (2014)
Costa Rica SAN JOSE (capital) 1.16 million (2014)
Cote d'Ivoire ABIDJAN (seat of government) 4.708 million; YAMOUSSOUKRO (capital) 259,000 (2014)
Croatia ZAGREB (capital) 687,000 (2014)
Cuba HAVANA (capital) 2.146 million (2014)
Curacao WILLEMSTED (capital) 145,000 (2014)
Cyprus NICOSIA (capital) 251,000 (2014)
Czech Republic PRAGUE (capital) 1.303 million (2014)
Denmark COPENHAGEN (capital) 1.255 million (2014)
Djibouti DJIBOUTI (capital) 522,000 (2014)
Dominica ROSEAU (capital) 15,000 (2014)
Dominican Republic SANTO DOMINGO (capital) 2.873 million (2014)
Ecuador Guayaquil 2.664 million; QUITO (capital) 1.699 million (2014)
Egypt CAIRO (capital) 18.419 million; Alexandria 4.694 million (2014)
El Salvador SAN SALVADOR (capital) 1.097 million (2014)
Equatorial Guinea MALABO (capital) 145,000 (2014)
Eritrea ASMARA (capital) 775,000 (2014)
Estonia TALLINN (capital) 392,000 (2014)
Ethiopia ADDIS ABABA (capital) 3.168 million (2014)
Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) STANLEY (capital) 2,000 (2014)
Faroe Islands TORSHAVN (capital) 21,000 (2014)
Fiji SUVA (capital) 176,000 (2014)
Finland HELSINKI (capital) 1.17 million (2014)
France PARIS (capital) 10.764 million; Lyon 1.597 million; Marseille-Aix-en-Provence 1.595 million; Lille 1.025 million; Nice-Cannes 961,000; Toulouse 926,000 (2014)
French Polynesia PAPEETE (capital) 133,000 (2014)
Gabon LIBREVILLE (capital) 695,000 (2014)
Gambia, The BANJUL (capital) 489,000 (2014)
Georgia TBILISI (capital) 1.15 million (2014)
Germany BERLIN (capital) 3.547 million; Hamburg 1.822 million; Munich 1.421 million; Cologne 1.032 million (2014)
Ghana Kumasi 2.482 million; ACCRA (capital) 2.242 million (2014)
Gibraltar GIBRALTAR (capital) 29,000 (2014)
Greece ATHENS (capital) 3.06 million (2014)
Greenland NUUK (capital) 17,000 (2014)
Grenada SAINT GEORGE'S (capital) 38,000 (2014)
Guam HAGATNA (capital) 143,000 (2014)
Guatemala GUATEMALA CITY (capital) 2.847 million (2014)
Guinea-Bissau BISSAU (capital) 473,000 (2014)
Guinea CONAKRY (capital) 1.886 million (2014)
Guyana GEORGETOWN (capital) 124,000 (2014)
Haiti PORT-AU-PRINCE (capital) 2.376 million (2014)
Holy See (Vatican City) VATICAN CITY (capital) 1,000 (2014)
Honduras TEGUCIGALPA (capital) 1.101 million; San Pedro Sula 823,000 (2014)
Hong Kong Hong Kong 7.26 million (2014)
Hungary BUDAPEST (capital) 1.717 million (2014)
Iceland REYKJAVIK (capital) 184,000 (2014)
India NEW DELHI (capital) 24.953 million; Mumbai 20.741 million; Kolkata 11.766 million; Bangalore 9.718 million; Chennai 9.62 million; Hyderabad 8.67 million (2014)
Indonesia JAKARTA (capital) 10.176 million; Surabaya 2.834 million; Bandung 2.513 million; Medan 2.182 million; Semarang 1.614 million; Palembang 1.454 million (2014)
Iran TEHRAN (capital) 8.353 million; Mashhad 2.94 million; Esfahan 1.845 million; Karaj 1.753 million; Shiraz 1.604 million; Tabriz 1.55 million (2014)
Iraq BAGHDAD (capital) 6.483 million; Mosul 1.642 million; Erbil 1.132 million; Basra 999,000; As Sulaymaniyah 968,000; Najaf 860,000 (2014)
Ireland DUBLIN (capital) 1.155 million (2014)
Isle of Man DOUGLAS (capital) 29,000 (2014)
Israel Tel Aviv-Yafo 3.559 million; Haifa 1.09 million; JERUSALEM (capital) 829,000 (2014)
Italy ROME (capital) 3.697 million; Milan 3.094 million; Naples 2.207 million; Turin 1.761 million; Palermo 855,000; Bergamo 830,000 (2014)
Jamaica KINGSTON (capital) 587,000 (2014)
Japan TOKYO (capital) 37.833 million; Osaka-Kobe 20.123 million; Nagoya 9.373 million; Kitakyushu-Fukuoka 5.528 million; Shizuoka-Hamamatsu 3.239 million; Sapporo 2.579 million (2014)
Jordan AMMAN (capital) 1.148 million (2014)
Kazakhstan Almaty 1.51 million; ASTANA (capital) 741,000 (2014)
Kenya NAIROBI (capital) 3.768 million; Mombassa 1.068 million (2014)
Kiribati TARAWA (capital) 46,000 (2014)
Korea, North PYONGYANG (capital) 2.856 million (2014)
Korea, South SEOUL (capital) 9.775 million; Busan (Pusan) 3.237 million; Incheon (Inch'on) 2.659 million; Daegu (Taegu) 2.25 million; Daejon (Taejon) 1.55 million; Gwangju (Kwangju) 1.523 million (2014)
Kosovo PRISTINA (capital) 205,133 (2012)
Kuwait KUWAIT (capital) 2.68 million (2014)
Kyrgyzstan BISHKEK (capital) 858,000 (2014)
Laos VIENTIANE (capital) 946,000 (2014)
Latvia RIGA (capital) 629,000 (2014)
Lebanon BEIRUT (capital) 2.179 million (2014)
Lesotho MASERU (capital) 267,000 (2014)
Liberia MONROVIA (capital) 1.224 million (2014)
Libya TRIPOLI (capital) 1.126 million (2014)
Liechtenstein VADUZ (capital) 5,000 (2014)
Lithuania VILNIUS (capital) 519,000 (2014)
Luxembourg LUXEMBOURG (capital) 107,000 (2014)
Macedonia SKOPJE (capital) 501,000 (2014)
Madagascar ANTANANARIVO (capital) 2.487 million (2014)
Malawi LILONGWE (capital) 867,000; Blantyre-Limbe 785,000 (2014)
Malaysia KUALA LUMPUR (capital) 6.629 million; Johor Bahru 891,000 (2014)
Maldives MALE (capital) 156,000 (2014)
Mali BAMAKO (capital) 2.386 million (2014)
Malta VALLETTA (capital) 197,000 (2014)
Marshall Islands MAJURO (capital) 31,000 (2014)
Mauritania NOUAKCHOTT (capital) 945,000 (2014)
Mauritius PORT LOUIS (capital) 135,000 (2014)
Mexico MEXICO CITY (capital) 20.843 million; Guadalajara 4.766 million; Monterrey 4.435 million; Puebla 2.936 million; Toluca de Lerdo 2.12 million; Tijuana 1.941 million (2014)
Micronesia, Federated States of PALIKIR (capital) 7,000 (2014)
Moldova CHISINAU (capital) 721,000 (2014)
Monaco MONACO (capital) 38,000 (2014)
Mongolia ULAANBAATAR (capital) 1.334 million (2014)
Montenegro PODGORICA (capital) 165,000 (2014)
Morocco Casablanca 3.491 million; RABAT (capital) 1.932 million; Fes 1.149 million; Marrakech 1.1 million; Tangier 948,000 (2014)
Mozambique MAPUTO (capital) 1.174 million; Matola 899,000 (2014)
Namibia WINDHOEK (capital) 356,000 (2014)
Nepal KATHMANDU (capital) 1.142 million (2014)
Netherlands AMSTERDAM (capital) 1.084 million; Rotterdam 993,000; The Hague (seat of government) 646,000 (2014)
New Caledonia NOUMEA (capital) 181,000 (2014)
New Zealand Auckland 1.329 million; WELLINGTON (capital) 380,000 (2014)
Nicaragua MANAGUA (capital) 951,000 (2014)
Nigeria Lagos 12.614 million; Kano 3.508 million; Ibadan 3.085 million; ABUJA (capital) 2.301 million; Port Harcourt 2.227 million; Benin City 1.453 million (2014)
Niger NIAMEY (capital) 1.058 million (2014)
Niue ALOFI (capital) 1,000 (2014)
Northern Mariana Islands SAIPAN (capital) 49,000 (2014)
Norway OSLO (capital) 970,000 (2014)
Oman MUSCAT (capital) 812,000 (2014)
Pakistan Karachi 16.126 million; Lahore 8.5 million; Faisalabad 3.46 million; Rawalpindi 2.432 million; Multan 1.874 million; ISLAMABAD (capital) 1.297 million; Gujranwala 2.053 million (2014)
Palau MELEKEOK (capital) 299 (2012 est.)
Panama PANAMA CITY (capital) 1.638 million (2014)
Papua New Guinea PORT MORESBY (capital) 338,000 (2014)
Paraguay ASUNCION (capital) 2.307 million (2014)
Peru LIMA (capital) 972,000; Arequipa 839,000; Trujillo 784,000 (2014)
Philippines MANILA (capital) 12.764 million; Davao 1.598 million; Cebu City 936,000; Zamboanga 912,000 (2014)
Poland WARSAW (capital) 1.718 million; Krakow 759,000 (2014)
Portugal LISBON (capital) 2.869 million; Porto 1.296 million (2014)
Puerto Rico SAN JUAN (capital) 2.466 million (2014)
Qatar DOHA (capital) 699,000 (2014)
Romania BUCHAREST (capital) 1.872 million (2014)
Russia MOSCOW (capital) 12.063 million; Saint Petersburg 4.984 million; Novosibirsk 1.497 million; Yekaterinburg 1.377 million; Nizhniy Novgorod 1.224 million; Samara 1.168 million (2014)
Rwanda KIGALI (capital) 1.223 million (2014)
Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha JAMESTOWN (capital) 1,000 (2014)
Saint Kitts and Nevis BASSETERRE (capital) 14,000 (2014)
Saint Lucia CASTRIES (capital) 22,000 (2014)
Saint Pierre and Miquelon SAINT-PIERRE (capital) 5,000 (2014)
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines KINGSTOWN (capital) 27,000 (2014)
Samoa APIA (capital) 37,000 (2014)
San Marino SAN MARINO 4,000 (2014)
Sao Tome and Principe SAO TOME (capital) 71,000 (2014)
Saudi Arabia RIYADH (capital) 6.195 million; Jeddah 3.988 million; Mecca 1.742 million; Medina 1.258 million; Ad Dammam 1.043 million (2014)
Senegal DAKAR (capital) 3.393 million (2014)
Serbia BELGRADE (capital) 1.181 million (2014)
Seychelles VICTORIA (capital) 26,000 (2014)
Sierra Leone FREETOWN (capital) 986,000 (2014)
Singapore SINGAPORE (capital) 5.517 million (2014)
Sint Maarten PHILIPSBURG (capital) 46,000 (2014)
Slovakia BRATISLAVA (capital) 403,000 (2014)
Slovenia LJUBLJANA (capital) 279,000 (2014)
Solomon Islands HONIARA (capital) 73,000 (2014)
Somalia MOGADISHU (capital) 2.014 million (2014)
South Africa Johannesburg (includes Ekurhuleni) 9.176 million; Cape Town (legislative capital) 3.624 million; Durban 2.89 million; PRETORIA (capital) 1.991 million; Port Elizabeth 1.172 million; Vereeniging 1.147 million; Bloemfontein (judicial capital) 496,000 (2014)
South Sudan JUBA (capital) 307,000 (2014)
Spain MADRID (capital) 6.133 million; Barcelona 5.207 million; Valencia 807,000 (2014)
Sri Lanka COLOMBO (capital) 704,000; Sri Jayewardenepura Kotte (legislative capital) 128,000 (2014)
Sudan KHARTOUM (capital) 5 million (2014)
Suriname PARAMARIBO (capital) 234,000 (2014)
Swaziland MBABANE (capital) 66,000 (2014)
Sweden STOCKHOLM (capital) 1.464 million (2014)
Switzerland Zurich 1.234 million; BERN (capital) 358,000 (2014)
Syria Aleppo 3.519 million; DAMASCUS (capital) 2.574 million; Hims 1.604 million; Hamah 1.188 million; Lattakia 768,000 (2014)
Taiwan TAIPEI (capital) 2.667 million; Kaohsiung 1.523 million; Taichung 1.209 million; Tainan 810,000 (2014)
Tajikistan DUSHANBE (capital) 801,000 (2014)
Tanzania DAR ES SALAAM (capital) 4.838 million; Mwanza 789,000 (2014)
Thailand BANGKOK (capital) 9.098 million; Samut Prakan 1.652 million (2014)
Timor-Leste DILI (capital) 228,000 (2014)
Togo LOME (capital) 930,000 (2014)
Tonga NUKU'ALOFA 25,000 (2014)
Trinidad and Tobago PORT-OF-SPAIN (capital) 34,000 (2014)
Tunisia TUNIS (capital) 1.978 million (2014)
Turkey Istanbul 13.954 million; ANKARA (capital) 4.644 million; Izmir 2.989 million; Bursa 1.869 million; Adana 1.778 million; Gaziantep 1.488 million (2014)
Turkmenistan ASHGABAT (capital) 735,000 (2014)
Turks and Caicos Islands GRAND TURK (capital) 5,000 (2014)
Tuvalu FUNAFUTI (capital) 6,000 (2014)
Uganda KAMPALA (capital) 1.863 million (2014)
Ukraine KYIV (capital) 2.917 million; Kharkiv 1.444 million; Odesa 1.011 million; Dnipropetrovsk 966,000; Donetsk 941,000; Zaporizhzhya 758,000 (2014)
United Arab Emirates Dubai 2.33 million; Sharjah 1.229 million; ABU DHABI (capital) 1.114 million (2014)
United Kingdom LONDON (capital) 10.189 million; Manchester 2.624 million; Birmingham 2.497 million; Glasgow 1.219 million; Southampton/Portsmouth 876,000; Liverpool 869,000 (2014)
United States New York-Newark 18.591 million; Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana 12.308 million; Dallas-Fort Worth 5.603 million; Chicago 8.739 million; Miami 5.771 million; Philadelphia 5.571 million; WASHINGTON, D.C. (capital) 4.896 million (2014)
Uruguay MONTEVIDEO (capital) 1.698 million (2014)
Uzbekistan TASHKENT (capital) 2.241 million (2014)
Vanuatu PORT-VILA (capital) 53,000 (2014)
Venezuela CARACAS (capital) 2.912 million; Maracaibo 2.164 million; Valencia 1.711 million; Barquisimeto 1.034 million; Maracay 1.146 million (2014)
Vietnam Ho Chi Minh City 7.1 million; HANOI (capital) 3.47 million; Can Tho 1.108 million; Haiphong 1.041 million; Da Nang 926,000; Bien Hoa 807,000 (2014)
Virgin Islands CHARLOTTE AMALIE (capital) 52,000 (2014)
Wallis and Futuna MATA-UTU (capital) 1,000 (2014)
Western Sahara Laayoune 262,000 (2014)
Yemen SANAA (capital) 2.833 million; Aden 855,000 (2014)
Zambia LUSAKA (capital) 2.078 million (2014)
Zimbabwe HARARE (capital) 1.495 million (2014)
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