FIELD LISTING :: MAJOR URBAN AREAS - POPULATION
CountryMAJOR URBAN AREAS - POPULATION
Afghanistan KABUL (capital) 4.012 million (2018)
Albania TIRANA (capital) 476,000 (2018)
Algeria ALGIERS (capital) 2.694 million; Oran 881,000 (2018)
American Samoa PAGO PAGO (capital) 49,000 (2018)
Andorra ANDORRA LA VELLA (capital) 23,000 (2018)
Angola LUANDA (capital) 7.774 million (2018)
Anguilla THE VALLEY (capital) 1,000 (2018)
Antigua and Barbuda SAINT JOHN'S (capital) 21,000 (2018)
Argentina BUENOS AIRES (capital) 14.967 million; Cordoba 1.548 million; Rosario 1.488 million; Mendoza 1.133 million; San Miguel de Tucuman 956,000; La Plata 864,000 (2018)
Armenia YEREVAN (capital) 1.08 million (2018)
Aruba ORANJESTAD (capital) 30,000 (2018)
Australia Sydney 4.792 million; Melbourne 4.771 million; Brisbane 2.338 million; Perth 1.991 million; Adelaide 1.32 million; CANBERRA (capital) 423,000 (2018)
Austria VIENNA (capital) 1.901 million (2018)
Azerbaijan BAKU (capital) 2.286 million (2018)
Bahamas, The NASSAU (capital) 280,000 (2018)
Bahrain MANAMA (capital) 565,000 (2018)
Bangladesh DHAKA (capital) 19.578 million; Chittagong 4.816 million; Khulna 975,000; Rajshahi 880,000; Sylhet 776,000 (2018)
Barbados BRIDGETOWN (capital) 89,000 (2018)
Belarus MINSK (capital) 2.005 million (2018)
Belgium BRUSSELS (capital) 2.05 million; Antwerp 1.032 million (2018)
Belize BELMOPAN (capital) 23,000 (2018)
Benin PORTO-NOVO (capital) 285,000; COTONOU (seat of government) 685,000; Abomey-Calavi 928,000 (2018)
Bermuda HAMILTON (capital) 10,000 (2018)
Bhutan THIMPHU (capital) 203,000 (2018)
Bolivia LA PAZ (capital) 1.814 million; Santa Cruz 1.641 million; Cochabamba 1.24 million; Sucre (constitutional capital) 278,000 (2018)
Bosnia and Herzegovina SARAJEVO (capital) 343,000 (2018)
Botswana GABORONE (capital) 269,000 (2018)
Brazil Sao Paulo 21.65 million; Rio de Janeiro 13.293 million; Belo Horizonte 5.972 million; BRASILIA (capital) 4.47 million; Porto Alegre 4.094 million; Recife 4.028 million (2018)
British Virgin Islands ROAD TOWN (capital) 15,000 (2018)
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) 1.272 million (2018)
Burkina Faso OUAGADOUGOU (capital) 2.531 million; Bobo-Dioulasso 879,000 (2018)
Burma RANGOON (Yangon) (capital) 5.157 million; Mandalay 1.374 million (2018)
Burundi BUJUMBURA (capital) 899,000 (2018)
Cabo Verde PRAIA (capital) 168,000 (2018)
Cambodia PHNOM PENH (capital) 1.952 million (2018)
Cameroon Douala 3.656 million; YAOUNDE (capital) 3.412 million (2018)
Canada Toronto 6.082 million; Montreal 4.172 million; Vancouver 2.531 million; Calgary 1.477 million; Edmonton 1.397 million; OTTAWA (capital) 1.363 million (2018)
Cayman Islands GEORGE TOWN (capital) 35,000 (2018)
Central African Republic BANGUI (capital) 851,000 (2018)
Chad N'DJAMENA (capital) 1.323 million (2018)
Chile SANTIAGO (capital) 6.68 million; Valparaiso 967,000; Concepcion 857,000 (2018)
China Shanghai 25.582 million; BEIJING (capital) 19.618 million; Chongqing 14.838 million; Guangdong 12.683 million; Tianjin 13.215 million; Shenzhen 11.908 million (2018)
Colombia BOGOTA (capital) 10.574 million; Medellin 3.934 million; Cali 2.726 million; Barranquilla 2.218 million; Bucaramanga 1.295 million; Cartagena 1.047 million (2018)
Comoros MORONI (capital) 62,000 (2018)
Congo, Democratic Republic of the KINSHASA (capital) 13.171 million; Mbuji-Mayi 2.305 million; Lubumbashi 2.281 million; Kananga 1.335 million; Kisangani 1.167 million; Bukavu 973,000 (2018)
Congo, Republic of the BRAZZAVILLE (capital) 2.23 million; Pointe-Noire 1.138 million (2018)
Costa Rica SAN JOSE (capital) 1.358 million (2018)
Cote d'Ivoire ABIDJAN (seat of government) 4.921 million; YAMOUSSOUKRO (capital) 231,000 (2018)
Croatia ZAGREB (capital) 686,000 (2018)
Cuba HAVANA (capital) 2.136 million (2018)
Curacao WILLEMSTAD (capital) 144,000 (2018)
Cyprus NICOSIA (capital) 269,000 (2018)
Czechia PRAGUE (capital) 1.292 million (2018)
Denmark COPENHAGEN (capital) 1.321 million (2018)
Djibouti DJIBOUTI (capital) 562,000 (2018)
Dominica ROSEAU (capital) 15,000 (2018)
Dominican Republic SANTO DOMINGO (capital) 3.172 million (2018)
Ecuador Guayaquil 2.899 million; QUITO (capital) 1.822 million (2018)
Egypt CAIRO (capital) 20.076 million; Alexandria 5.086 million (2018)
El Salvador SAN SALVADOR (capital) 1.107 million (2018)
Equatorial Guinea MALABO (capital) 297,000 (2018)
Eritrea ASMARA (capital) 896,000 (2018)
Estonia TALLINN (capital) 437,000 (2018)
Eswatini MBABANE (capital) 68,000 (2018)
Ethiopia ADDIS ABABA (capital) 4.4 million (2018)
Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) STANLEY (capital) 2,000 (2018)
Faroe Islands TORSHAVN (capital) 21,000 (2018)
Fiji SUVA (capital) 178,000 (2018)
Finland HELSINKI (capital) 1.279 million (2018)
France PARIS (capital) 10.901 million; Lyon 1.69 million; Marseille-Aix-en-Provence 1.599 million; Lille 1.054 million; Toulouse 997,000; Bordeaux 945,000 (2018)
French Polynesia PAPEETE (capital) 136,000 (2018)
Gabon LIBREVILLE (capital) 813,000 (2018)
Gambia, The BANJUL (capital) 437,000
note: includes the local government areas of Banjul and Kanifing (2018)
Georgia TBILISI (capital) 1.077 million (2018)
Germany BERLIN (capital) 3.563 million; Hamburg 1.793 million; Munich 1.504 million; Cologne 1.096 million (2018)
Ghana Kumasi 3.065 million; ACCRA (capital) 2.439 million; Sekondi Takoradi 855,000 (2018)
Gibraltar GIBRALTAR (capital) 35,000 (2018)
Greece ATHENS (capital) 3.156 million; Thessaloniki 811,000 (2018)
Greenland NUUK (capital) 18,000 (2018)
Grenada SAINT GEORGE'S (capital) 39,000 (2018)
Guam HAGATNA (capital) 147,000 (2018)
Guatemala GUATEMALA CITY (capital) 2.851 million (2018)
Guernsey SAINT PETER PORT (capital) 16,000 (2018)
Guinea CONAKRY (capital) 1.843 million (2018)
Guinea-Bissau BISSAU (capital) 558,000 (2018)
Guyana GEORGETOWN (capital) 110,000 (2018)
Haiti PORT-AU-PRINCE (capital) 2.637 million (2018)
Holy See (Vatican City) VATICAN CITY (capital) 1,000 (2018)
Honduras TEGUCIGALPA (capital) 1.363 million; San Pedro Sula 851,000 (2018)
Hong Kong Hong Kong 7.429 million (2018)
Hungary BUDAPEST (capital) 1.759 million (2018)
Iceland REYKJAVIK (capital) 216,000 (2018)
India NEW DELHI (capital) 28.514 million; Mumbai 19.98 million; Kolkata 14.681 million; Bangalore 11.44 million; Chennai 10.456 million; Hyderabad 9.482 million (2018)
Indonesia JAKARTA (capital) 10.517 million; Bekasi 3.159 million; Surabaya 2.903 million; Bandung 2.538 million; Medan 2.285 million; Tangerang 2.222 million (2018)
Iran TEHRAN (capital) 8.896 million; Mashhad 3.097 million; Esfahan 2.041 million; Shiraz 1.605 million; Karaj 1.585 million; Tabriz 1.582 million (2018)
Iraq BAGHDAD (capital) 6.643 million; Mosul 1.527 million; Basra 1.299 million; Kirkuk 981,000; Erbil 821,000; Najaf 820,000 (2018)
Ireland DUBLIN (capital) 1.201 million (2018)
Isle of Man DOUGLAS (capital) 27,000 (2018)
Israel Tel Aviv-Yafo 4.011 million; Haifa 1.135 million; JERUSALEM (proclaimed capital) 907,000 (2018)
Italy ROME (capital) 4.21 million; Milan 3.132 million; Naples 2.198 million; Turin 1.786 million; Bergamo 874,000; Palermo 854,000 (2018)
Jamaica KINGSTON (capital) 589,000 (2018)
Japan TOKYO (capital) 37.468 million; Osaka 19.281 million; Nagoya 9.507 million; Kitakyushu-Fukuoka 5.551 million; Shizuoka-Hamamatsu 2.899 million; Sapporo 2.665 million (2018)
Jersey SAINT HELIER (capital) 34,000 (2018)
Jordan AMMAN (capital) 2.065 million (2018)
Kazakhstan Almaty 1.829 million; ASTANA (capital) 1.068 million; Shimkent 982,000 (2018)
Kenya NAIROBI (capital) 4.386 million; Mombassa 1.214 million (2018)
Kiribati TARAWA (capital) 64,000 (2018)
Korea, North PYONGYANG (capital) 3.038 million (2018)
Korea, South SEOUL (capital) 9.963 million; Busan 3.467 million; Incheon 2.763 million; Daegu (Taegu) 2.221 million; Daejon (Taejon) 1.558 million; Gwangju (Kwangju) 1.518 million (2018)
Kosovo PRISTINA (capital) 207,062 (2014)
Kuwait KUWAIT (capital) 2.989 million (2018)
Kyrgyzstan BISHKEK (capital) 996,000 (2018)
Laos VIENTIANE (capital) 665,000 (2018)
Latvia RIGA (capital) 637,000 (2018)
Lebanon BEIRUT (capital) 2.385 million (2018)
Lesotho MASERU (capital) 202,000 (2018)
Liberia MONROVIA (capital) 1.418 million (2018)
Libya TRIPOLI (capital) 1.158 million; Benghazi 799,000; Misratah 801,000 (2018)
Liechtenstein VADUZ (capital) 5,000 (2018)
Lithuania VILNIUS (capital) 536,000 (2018)
Luxembourg LUXEMBOURG (capital) 120,000 (2018)
Macedonia SKOPJE (capital) 584,000 (2018)
Madagascar ANTANANARIVO (capital) 3.058 million (2018)
Malawi LILONGWE (capital) 1.03 million; Blantyre-Limbe 879,000 (2018)
Malaysia KUALA LUMPUR (capital) 7.564 million; Johor Bahru 983,000; Ipoh 786,000 (2018)
Maldives MALE (capital) 177,000 (2018)
Mali BAMAKO (capital) 2.447 million (2018)
Malta VALLETTA (capital) 213,000 (2018)
Marshall Islands MAJURO (capital) 31,000 (2018)
Mauritania NOUAKCHOTT (capital) 1.205 million (2018)
Mauritius PORT LOUIS (capital) 149,000 (2018)
Mexico MEXICO CITY (capital) 21.581 million; Guadalajara 5.023 million; Monterrey 4.712 million; Puebla 3.097 million; Toluca de Lerdo 2.354 million; Tijuana 2.058 million (2018)
Micronesia, Federated States of PALIKIR (capital) 7,000 (2018)
Moldova CHISINAU (capital) 510,000 (2018)
Monaco MONACO (capital) 39,000 (2018)
Mongolia ULAANBAATAR (capital) 1.52 million (2018)
Montenegro PODGORICA (capital) 177,000 (2018)
Morocco Casablanca 3.684 million; RABAT (capital) 1.847 million; Fes 1.184 million; Tangier 1.116 million; Marrakech 976,000; Agadir 888,000 (2018)
Mozambique Matola 1.635 million; MAPUTO (capital) 1.102 million; Nampula 775,000 (2018)
Namibia WINDHOEK (capital) 404,000 (2018)
Nepal KATHMANDU (capital) 1.33 million (2018)
Netherlands AMSTERDAM (capital) 1.132 million; Rotterdam 1.008 million (2018)
New Caledonia NOUMEA (capital) 198,000 (2018)
New Zealand Auckland 1.557 million; WELLINGTON (capital) 411,000 (2018)
Nicaragua MANAGUA (capital) 1.048 million (2018)
Niger NIAMEY (capital) 1.214 million (2018)
Nigeria Lagos 13.463 million; Kano 3.82 million; Ibadan 3.383 million; ABUJA (capital) 2.919 million; Port Harcourt 2.343 million; Benin City 1.628 million (2018)
Niue ALOFI (capital) 1,000 (2018)
Northern Mariana Islands SAIPAN (capital) 51,000 (2018)
Norway OSLO (capital) 1.012 million (2018)
Oman MUSCAT (capital) 1.447 million (2018)
Pakistan Karachi 15.4 million; Lahore 11.738 million; Faisalabad 3.311 million; Rawalpindi 2.156 million; Gujranwala 2.11 million; ISLAMABAD (capital) 1.061 million (2018)
Palau MELEKEOK (capital) 299 (2018)
Panama PANAMA CITY (capital) 1.783 million (2018)
Papua New Guinea PORT MORESBY (capital) 367,000 (2018)
Paraguay ASUNCION (capital) 3.222 million (2018)
Peru LIMA (capital) 10.391 million; Arequipa 900,000; Trujillo 838,000 (2018)
Philippines MANILA (capital) 13.482 million; Davao 1.745 million; Cebu City 956,000; Zamboanga 894,000; Antipolo 837,000 (2018)
Poland WARSAW (capital) 1.768 million; Krakow 767,000 (2018)
Portugal LISBON (capital) 2.927 million; Porto 1.307 million (2018)
Puerto Rico SAN JUAN (capital) 2.454 million (2018)
Qatar DOHA (capital) 633,000 (2018)
Romania BUCHAREST (capital) 1.821 million (2018)
Russia MOSCOW (capital) 12.41 million; Saint Petersburg 5.383 million; Novosibirsk 1.636 million; Yekaterinburg 1.482 million; Nizhniy Novgorod 1.264 million; Samara 1.164 million (2018)
Rwanda KIGALI (capital) 1.058 million (2018)
Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha JAMESTOWN (capital) 1,000 (2018)
Saint Kitts and Nevis BASSETERRE (capital) 14,000 (2018)
Saint Lucia CASTRIES (capital) 22,000 (2018)
Saint Pierre and Miquelon SAINT-PIERRE (capital) 6,000 (2018)
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines KINGSTOWN (capital) 27,000 (2018)
Samoa APIA (capital) 36,000 (2018)
San Marino SAN MARINO 4,000 (2018)
Sao Tome and Principe SAO TOME (capital) 80,000 (2018)
Saudi Arabia RIYADH (capital) 6.907 million; Jeddah 4.433 million; Mecca 1.967 million; Medina 1.43 million; Ad Dammam 1.197 million (2018)
Senegal DAKAR (capital) 2.978 million (2018)
Serbia BELGRADE (capital) 1.389 million (2018)
Seychelles VICTORIA (capital) 28,000 (2018)
Sierra Leone FREETOWN (capital) 1.136 million (2018)
Singapore SINGAPORE (capital) 5.792 million (2018)
Sint Maarten PHILIPSBURG (capital) 1,327 (2011)
Slovakia BRATISLAVA (capital) 430,000 (2018)
Slovenia LJUBLJANA (capital) 286,000 (2018)
Solomon Islands HONIARA (capital) 82,000 (2018)
Somalia MOGADISHU (capital) 2.082 million (2018)
South Africa Johannesburg (includes Ekurhuleni) 9.227 million; Cape Town (legislative capital) 4.43 million; Durban 3.134 million; PRETORIA (capital) 2.378 million; Port Elizabeth 1.231 million; Vereeniging 765,000 (2018)
South Sudan JUBA (capital) 369,000 (2018)
Spain MADRID (capital) 6.497 million; Barcelona 5.494 million; Valencia 830,000 (2018)
Sri Lanka COLOMBO (capital) 600,000; Sri Jayewardenepura Kotte (legislative capital) 103,000 (2018)
Sudan KHARTOUM (capital) 5.534 million; Nyala 834,000 (2018)
Suriname PARAMARIBO (capital) 239,000 (2018)
Sweden STOCKHOLM (capital) 1.583 million (2018)
Switzerland Zurich 1.371 million; BERN (capital) 422,000 (2018)
Syria DAMASCUS (capital) 2.32 million; Aleppo 1.754 million; Hims (Homs) 1.295 million; Hamah 894,000 (2018)
Taiwan New Taipei City 4.325 million; TAIPEI (capital) 2.706 million; Taiyuan 2.19 million; Kaohsiung 1.532 million; Taichung 1.283 million; Tainan 836,000 (2018)
Tajikistan DUSHANBE (capital) 873,000 (2018)
Tanzania DAR ES SALAAM (administrative capital) 6.048 million; Mwanza 1.003 million; Dodoma (legislative capital) 262,000 (2018)
Thailand BANGKOK (capital) 10.156 million; Samut Prakan 1.272 million; Chiang Mai 1.135 million; Songkla 940,000; Nothaburi 937,000; Pathum Thani 889,000 (2018)
Timor-Leste DILI (capital) 281,000 (2018)
Togo LOME (capital) 1.746 million (2018)
Tonga NUKU'ALOFA 23,000 (2018)
Trinidad and Tobago PORT-OF-SPAIN (capital) 544,000 (2018)
Tunisia TUNIS (capital) 2.291 million (2018)
Turkey Istanbul 14.751 million; ANKARA (capital) 4.919 million; Izmir 2.937 million; Bursa 1.916 million; Adana 1.73 million; Gaziantep 1.632 million (2018)
Turkmenistan ASHGABAT (capital) 810,000 (2018)
Turks and Caicos Islands GRAND TURK (capital) 5,000 (2018)
Tuvalu FUNAFUTI (capital) 7,000 (2018)
Uganda KAMPALA (capital) 2.986 million (2018)
Ukraine KYIV (capital) 2.957 million; Kharkiv 1.436 million; Odesa 1.01 million; Dnipropetrovsk 969,000; Donetsk 919,000 (2018)
United Arab Emirates Dubai 2.785 million; Sharjah 1.571 million; ABU DHABI (capital) 1.42 million (2018)
United Kingdom LONDON (capital) 9.046 million; Manchester 2.69 million; Birmingham 2.57 million; West Yorkshire 1.864 million; Glasgow 1.661 million; Southampton/Portsmouth 912,000 (2018)
United States New York-Newark 18.819 million; Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana 12.458 million; Chicago 8.864 million; Houston 6.115 million; Miami 5.817 million; WASHINGTON, D.C. (capital) 5.207 million (2018)
Uruguay MONTEVIDEO (capital) 1.737 million (2018)
Uzbekistan TASHKENT (capital) 2.464 million (2018)
Vanuatu PORT-VILA (capital) 53,000 (2018)
Venezuela CARACAS (capital) 2.935 million; Maracaibo 2.179 million; Valencia 1.734 million; Maracay 1.178 million; Barquisimeto 1.189 million (2018)
Vietnam Ho Chi Minh City 8.145 million; Da Nang 1.444 million; Hai Phong 1.219 million; Can Tho 1.175 million; Haiphong 1.075 million; HANOI (capital) 1.064 million (2018)
Virgin Islands CHARLOTTE AMALIE (capital) 52,000 (2018)
Wallis and Futuna MATA-UTU (capital) 1,000 (2018)
Western Sahara Laayoune 232,000 (2018)
Yemen SANAA (capital) 2.779 million; Aden 922,000 (2018)
Zambia LUSAKA (capital) 2.524 million (2018)
Zimbabwe HARARE (capital) 1.515 million (2018)