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FIELD LISTING :: MAJOR URBAN AREAS - POPULATION Print
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) 4.635 million (2015)
Albania TIRANA (capital) 454,000 (2015)
Algeria ALGIERS (capital) 2.594 million; Oran 858,000 (2015)
American Samoa PAGO PAGO (capital) 48,000 (2014)
Andorra ANDORRA LA VELLA (capital) 23,000 (2014)
Angola LUANDA (capital) 5.506 million; Huambo 1.269 million (2015)
Anguilla THE VALLEY (capital) 1,000 (2014)
Antigua and Barbuda SAINT JOHN'S (capital) 22,000 (2014)
Argentina BUENOS AIRES (capital) 15.18 million; Cordoba 1.511 million; Rosario 1.381 million; Mendoza 1.009 million; San Miguel de Tucuman 910,000; La Plata 846,000 (2015)
Armenia YEREVAN (capital) 1,044 (2015)
Aruba ORANJESTAD (capital) 29,000 (2014)
Australia Sydney 4.505 million; Melbourne 4.203 million; Brisbane 2.202 million; Perth 1.861 million; Adelaide 1.256 million; CANBERRA (capital) 423,000 (2015)
Austria VIENNA (capital) 1.753 million (2015)
Azerbaijan BAKU (capital) 2.374 million (2015)
Bahamas, The NASSAU (capital) 267,000 (2014)
Bahrain MANAMA (capital) 411,000 (2015)
Bangladesh DHAKA (capital) 17.598 million; Chittagong 4.539 million; Khulna 1.022 million; Rajshahi 844,000 (2015)
Barbados BRIDGETOWN (capital) 90,000 (2014)
Belarus MINSK (capital) 1.915 million (2015)
Belgium BRUSSELS (capital) 2.045 million; Antwerp 994,000 (2015)
Belize BELMOPAN (capital) 17,000 (2014)
Benin PORTO-NOVO (capital) 268,000 (2014); COTONOU (seat of government) 682,000; Abomey-Calavi 757,000 (2015)
Bermuda HAMILTON (capital) 10,000 (2014)
Bhutan THIMPHU (capital) 152,000 (2014)
Bolivia Santa Cruz 2.107 million; LA PAZ (capital) 1.816 million; Cochabamba 1.24 million; Sucre (constitutional capital) 372,000 (2015)
Bosnia and Herzegovina SARAJEVO (capital) 318,000 (2015)
Botswana GABORONE (capital) 247,000 (2014)
Brazil Sao Paulo 21.066 million; Rio de Janeiro 12.902 million; Belo Horizonte 5.716 million; BRASILIA (capital) 4.155 million; Fortaleza 3.88 million; Recife 3.739 million (2015)
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) 1.226 million (2015)
Burkina Faso OUAGADOUGOU (capital) 2.741 million (2015)
Burma RANGOON (Yangon) (capital) 4.802 million; Mandalay 1.167 million; Nay Pyi Taw 1.03 million (2015)
Burundi BUJUMBURA (capital) 751,000 (2015)
Cabo Verde PRAIA (capital) 145,000 (2014)
Cambodia PHNOM PENH (capital) 1.731 million (2015)
Cameroon YAOUNDE (capital) 3.066 million; Douala 2.943 million (2015)
Canada Toronto 5.993 million; Montreal 3.981 million; Vancouver 2.485 million; Calgary 1.337 million; OTTAWA (capital) 1.326 million; Edmonton 1.272 million (2015)
Cayman Islands GEORGE TOWN (capital) 31,000 (2014)
Central African Republic BANGUI (capital) 794,000 (2015)
Chad N'DJAMENA (capital) 1.26 million (2015)
Chile SANTIAGO (capital) 6.507 million; Valparaiso 907,000; Concepcion 816,000 (2015)
China Shanghai 23.741 million; BEIJING (capital) 20.384 million; Chongqing 13.332 million; Guangdong 12.458 million; Tianjin 11.21 million; Shenzhen 10.749 million (2015)
Colombia BOGOTA (capital) 9.765 million; Medellin 3.911 million; Cali 2.646 million; Barranquilla 1.991 million; Bucaramanga 1.215 million; Cartagena 1.092 million (2015)
Comoros MORONI (capital) 56,000 (2014)
Congo, Democratic Republic of the KINSHASA (capital) 11.587 million; Lubumbashi 2.015 million; Mbuji-Mayi 20.007 million; Kananga 1.169 million; Kisangani 1.04 million; Bukavu 832,000 (2015)
Congo, Republic of the BRAZZAVILLE (capital) 1.888 million; Pointe-Noire 969,000 (2015)
Costa Rica SAN JOSE (capital) 1.17 million (2015)
Cote d'Ivoire YAMOUSSOUKRO (capital) 259,000 (2014); ABIDJAN (seat of government) 4.86 million; Bouake 762,000 (2015)
Croatia ZAGREB (capital) 687,000 (2015)
Cuba HAVANA (capital) 2.137 million (2015)
Curacao WILLEMSTAD (capital) 145,000 (2014)
Cyprus NICOSIA (capital) 251,000 (2014)
Czechia PRAGUE (capital) 1.314 million (2015)
Denmark COPENHAGEN (capital) 1.268 million (2015)
Djibouti DJIBOUTI (capital) 529,000 (2015)
Dominica ROSEAU (capital) 15,000 (2014)
Dominican Republic SANTO DOMINGO (capital) 2.945 million (2015)
Ecuador Guayaquil 2.709 million; QUITO (capital) 1.726 million (2015)
Egypt CAIRO (capital) 18.772 million; Alexandria 4.778 million (2015)
El Salvador SAN SALVADOR (capital) 1.098 million (2015)
Equatorial Guinea MALABO (capital) 145,000 (2014)
Eritrea ASMARA (capital) 804,000 (2015)
Estonia TALLINN (capital) 391,000 (2015)
Ethiopia ADDIS ABABA (capital) 3.238 million (2015)
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) 1.18 million (2015)
France PARIS (capital) 10.843 million; Lyon 1.609 million; Marseille-Aix-en-Provence 1.605 million; Lille 1.027 million; Nice-Cannes 967,000; Toulouse 938,000 (2015)
French Polynesia PAPEETE (capital) 133,000 (2014)
Gabon LIBREVILLE (capital) 707,000 (2015)
Gambia, The BANJUL (capital) 504,000 (2015)
Georgia TBILISI (capital) 1.147 million (2015)
Germany BERLIN (capital) 3.563 million; Hamburg 1.831 million; Munich 1.438 million; Cologne 1.037 million (2015)
Ghana Kumasi 2.599 million; ACCRA (capital) 2.277 million (2015)
Gibraltar GIBRALTAR (capital) 29,000 (2014)
Greece ATHENS (capital) 3.052 million (2015)
Greenland NUUK (capital) 17,000 (2014)
Grenada SAINT GEORGE'S (capital) 38,000 (2014)
Guam HAGATNA (capital) 143,000 (2014)
Guatemala GUATEMALA CITY (capital) 2.918 million (2015)
Guinea-Bissau BISSAU (capital) 492,000 (2015)
Guinea CONAKRY (capital) 1.936 million (2015)
Guyana GEORGETOWN (capital) 124,000 (2014)
Haiti PORT-AU-PRINCE (capital) 2.44 million (2015)
Holy See (Vatican City) VATICAN CITY (capital) 1,000 (2014)
Honduras TEGUCIGALPA (capital) 1.123 million; San Pedro Sula 852,000 (2015)
Hong Kong Hong Kong 7.26 million (2014)
Hungary BUDAPEST (capital) 1.714 million (2015)
Iceland REYKJAVIK (capital) 184,000 (2014)
India NEW DELHI (capital) 25.703 million; Mumbai 21.043 million; Kolkata 11.766 million; Bangalore 10.087 million; Chennai 9.62 million; Hyderabad 8.944 million (2015)
Indonesia JAKARTA (capital) 10.323 million; Surabaya 2.853 million; Bandung 2.544 million; Medan 2.204 million; Semarang 1.63 million; Makassar 1.489 million (2015)
Iran TEHRAN (capital) 8.432 million; Mashhad 3.014 million; Esfahan 1.88 million; Karaj 1.807 million; Shiraz 1.661 million; Tabriz 1.572 million (2015)
Iraq BAGHDAD (capital) 6.643 million; Mosul 1.694 million; Erbil 1.166 million; Basra 1.019 million; As Sulaymaniyah 1.004 million; Najaf 889,000 (2015)
Ireland DUBLIN (capital) 1.169 million (2015)
Isle of Man DOUGLAS (capital) 29,000 (2014)
Israel Tel Aviv-Yafo 3.608 million; Haifa 1.097 million; JERUSALEM (proclaimed capital) 839,000 (2015)
Italy ROME (capital) 3.718 million; Milan 3.099 million; Naples 2.202 million; Turin 1.765 million; Palermo 853,000; Bergamo 840,000 (2015)
Jamaica KINGSTON (capital) 588,000 (2015)
Japan TOKYO (capital) 38.001 million; Osaka-Kobe 20.238 million; Nagoya 9.406 million; Kitakyushu-Fukuoka 5.51 million; Shizuoka-Hamamatsu 3.369 million; Sapporo 2.571 million (2015)
Jordan AMMAN (capital) 1.155 million (2015)
Kazakhstan Almaty 1.523 million; ASTANA (capital) 759,000 (2015)
Kenya NAIROBI (capital) 3.915 million; Mombassa 1.104 million (2015)
Kiribati TARAWA (capital) 46,000 (2014)
Korea, North PYONGYANG (capital) 2.863 million (2015)
Korea, South SEOUL (capital) 9.774 million; Busan (Pusan) 3.216 million; Incheon (Inch'on) 2.685 million; Daegu (Taegu) 2.244 million; Daejon (Taejon) 1.564 million; Gwangju (Kwangju) 1.536 million (2015)
Kosovo PRISTINA (capital) 207,062 (2014)
Kuwait KUWAIT (capital) 2.779 million (2015)
Kyrgyzstan BISHKEK (capital) 865,000 (2015)
Laos VIENTIANE (capital) 997,000 (2015)
Latvia RIGA (capital) 621,000 (2015)
Lebanon BEIRUT (capital) 2.226 million (2015)
Lesotho MASERU (capital) 267,000 (2014)
Liberia MONROVIA (capital) 1.264 million (2015)
Libya TRIPOLI (capital) 1.126 million (2015)
Liechtenstein VADUZ (capital) 5,000 (2014)
Lithuania VILNIUS (capital) 517,000 (2015)
Luxembourg LUXEMBOURG (capital) 107,000 (2014)
Macedonia SKOPJE (capital) 503,000 (2015)
Madagascar ANTANANARIVO (capital) 2.61 million (2015)
Malawi LILONGWE (capital) 905,000; Blantyre-Limbe 808,000 (2015)
Malaysia KUALA LUMPUR (capital) 6.837 million; Johor Bahru 912,000 (2015)
Maldives MALE (capital) 156,000 (2014)
Mali BAMAKO (capital) 2.515 million (2015)
Malta VALLETTA (capital) 197,000 (2014)
Marshall Islands MAJURO (capital) 31,000 (2014)
Mauritania NOUAKCHOTT (capital) 968,000 (2015)
Mauritius PORT LOUIS (capital) 135,000 (2014)
Mexico MEXICO CITY (capital) 20.999 million; Guadalajara 4.843 million; Monterrey 4.513 million; Puebla 2.984 million; Toluca de Lerdo 2.164 million; Tijuana 1.987 million (2015)
Micronesia, Federated States of PALIKIR (capital) 7,000 (2014)
Moldova CHISINAU (capital) 725,000 (2015)
Monaco MONACO (capital) 38,000 (2014)
Mongolia ULAANBAATAR (capital) 1.377 million (2015)
Montenegro PODGORICA (capital) 165,000 (2014)
Morocco Casablanca 3.515 million; RABAT (capital) 1.967 million; Fes 1.172 million; Marrakech 1.134 million; Tangier 982,000 (2015)
Mozambique MAPUTO (capital) 1.187 million; Matola 937,000 (2015)
Namibia WINDHOEK (capital) 368,000 (2015)
Nepal KATHMANDU (capital) 1.183 million (2015)
Netherlands AMSTERDAM (capital) 1.091 million; Rotterdam 993,000; The Hague (seat of government) 650,000 (2015)
New Caledonia NOUMEA (capital) 181,000 (2014)
New Zealand Auckland 1.344 million; WELLINGTON (capital) 383,000 (2015)
Nicaragua MANAGUA (capital) 956,000 (2015)
Nigeria Lagos 13.123 million; Kano 3.587 million; Ibadan 3.16 million; ABUJA (capital) 2.44 million; Port Harcourt 2.343 million; Benin City 1.496 million (2015)
Niger NIAMEY (capital) 1.09 million (2015)
Niue ALOFI (capital) 1,000 (2014)
Northern Mariana Islands SAIPAN (capital) 49,000 (2014)
Norway OSLO (capital) 986,000 (2015)
Oman MUSCAT (capital) 838,000 (2015)
Pakistan Karachi 16.618 million; Lahore 8.741 million; Faisalabad 3.567 million; Rawalpindi 2.506 million; Multan 1.921 million; ISLAMABAD (capital) 1.365 million (2015)
Palau MELEKEOK (capital) 299 (2012)
Panama PANAMA CITY (capital) 1.673 million (2015)
Papua New Guinea PORT MORESBY (capital) 345,000 (2015)
Paraguay ASUNCION (capital) 2.356 million (2015)
Peru LIMA (capital) 9.897 million; Arequipa 850,000; Trujillo 798,000 (2015)
Philippines MANILA (capital) 12.946 million; Davao 1.63 million; Cebu City 951,000; Zamboanga 936,000 (2015)
Poland WARSAW (capital) 1.722 million; Krakow 760,000 (2015)
Portugal LISBON (capital) 2.884 million; Porto 1.299 million (2015)
Puerto Rico SAN JUAN (capital) 2.463 million (2015)
Qatar DOHA (capital) 718,000 (2015)
Romania BUCHAREST (capital) 1.868 million (2015)
Russia MOSCOW (capital) 12.166 million; Saint Petersburg 4.993 million; Novosibirsk 1.497 million; Yekaterinburg 1.379 million; Nizhniy Novgorod 1.212 million; Samara 1.164 million (2015)
Rwanda KIGALI (capital) 1.257 million (2015)
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 4.076 million; Mecca 1.771 million; Medina 1.28 million; Ad Dammam 1.064 million (2015)
Senegal DAKAR (capital) 3.52 million (2015)
Serbia BELGRADE (capital) 1.182 million (2015)
Seychelles VICTORIA (capital) 26,000 (2014)
Sierra Leone FREETOWN (capital) 1.007 million (2015)
Singapore SINGAPORE (capital) 5.619 million (2015)
Sint Maarten PHILIPSBURG (capital) 1,327 (2011)
Slovakia BRATISLAVA (capital) 401,000 (2015)
Slovenia LJUBLJANA (capital) 279,000 (2014)
Solomon Islands HONIARA (capital) 73,000 (2014)
Somalia MOGADISHU (capital) 2.138 million; Hargeysa 760,000 (2015)
South Africa Johannesburg (includes Ekurhuleni) 9.399 million; Cape Town (legislative capital) 3.66 million; Durban 2.901 million; PRETORIA (capital) 2.059 million; Port Elizabeth 1.179 million; Vereeniging 1.155 million (2015)
South Sudan JUBA (capital) 321,000 (2015)
Spain MADRID (capital) 6.199 million; Barcelona 5.258 million; Valencia 810,000 (2015)
Sri Lanka Sri Jayewardenepura Kotte (legislative capital) 128,000 (2014); COLOMBO (capital) 707,000 (2015)
Sudan KHARTOUM (capital) 5.129 million (2015)
Suriname PARAMARIBO (capital) 234,000 (2014)
Swaziland MBABANE (capital) 66,000 (2014)
Sweden STOCKHOLM (capital) 1.486 million (2015)
Switzerland Zurich 1.246 million; BERN (capital) 358,000 (2015)
Syria Aleppo 3.562 million; DAMASCUS (capital) 2.566 million; Hims (Homs) 1.641 million; Hamah 1.237 million; Lattakia 781,000 (2015)
Taiwan TAIPEI (capital) 2.666 million; Kaohsiung 1.523 million; Taichung 1.225 million; Tainan 815,000 (2015)
Tajikistan DUSHANBE (capital) 822,000 (2015)
Tanzania DAR ES SALAAM (capital) 5.116 million; Mwanza 838,000 (2015)
Thailand BANGKOK (capital) 9.27 million; Samut Prakan 1.814 million (2015)
Timor-Leste DILI (capital) 228,000 (2014)
Togo LOME (capital) 956,000 (2015)
Tonga NUKU'ALOFA 25,000 (2014)
Trinidad and Tobago PORT-OF-SPAIN (capital) 34,000 (2014)
Tunisia TUNIS (capital) 1.993 million (2015)
Turkey Istanbul 14.164 million; ANKARA (capital) 4.75 million; Izmir 3.04 million; Bursa 1.923 million; Adana 1.83 million; Gaziantep 1.528 million (2015)
Turkmenistan ASHGABAT (capital) 746,000 (2015)
Turks and Caicos Islands GRAND TURK (capital) 5,000 (2014)
Tuvalu FUNAFUTI (capital) 6,000 (2014)
Uganda KAMPALA (capital) 1.936 million (2015)
Ukraine KYIV (capital) 2.942 million; Kharkiv 1.441 million; Odesa 1.01 million; Dnipropetrovsk 957,000; Donetsk 934,000; Zaporizhzhya 753,000 (2015)
United Arab Emirates Dubai 2.415 million; Sharjah 1.279 million; ABU DHABI (capital) 1.145 million (2015)
United Kingdom LONDON (capital) 10.313 million; Manchester 2.646 million; Birmingham 2.515 million; Glasgow 1.223 million; Southampton/Portsmouth 882,000; Liverpool 870,000 (2015)
United States New York-Newark 18.593 million; Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana 12.31 million; Chicago 8.745 million; Miami 5.817 million; Dallas-Fort Worth 5.703 million; WASHINGTON, D.C. (capital) 4.955 million (2015)
Uruguay MONTEVIDEO (capital) 1.707 million (2015)
Uzbekistan TASHKENT (capital) 2.251 million (2015)
Vanuatu PORT-VILA (capital) 53,000 (2014)
Venezuela CARACAS (capital) 2.916 million; Maracaibo 2.196 million; Valencia 1.734 million; Maracay 1.166 million; Barquisimeto 1.039 million (2015)
Vietnam Ho Chi Minh City 7.298 million; HANOI (capital) 3.629 million; Can Tho 1.175 million; Haiphong 1.075 million; Da Nang 952,000; Bien Hoa 834,000 (2015)
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) 2.962 million; Aden 882,000 (2015)
Zambia LUSAKA (capital) 2.179 million (2015)
Zimbabwe HARARE (capital) 1.501 million (2015)