Which Are The Biggest Cities In The World?
Here are some interesting informations for all curious people (like me) who want to know which are the biggest cities in the world. Most of the biggest cities – capitals in the world are in Asia. Asia is home to seven of them including the biggest city in the world which is on the top of this list.
Biggest City In The World By Population
- Cairo-Egypt 19.6 million
Cairo is the largest city in Africa and the second largest city in the Islamic world behind Jakarta. The city was founded in 960 and lies on the River Nile.
- Sao Paulo – Brazil With 19.8 million inhabitants
Sao Paulo is the largest city in South America, and the largest city in the southern hemisphere. The city was founded in 1532 as the first Portuguese colony in the New World.
- Shanghai – China With 20.8 million inhabitants
Shanghai is the largest city in China. The city was originally founded in 960. Shanghai has the most busy seaport in the world.
- Mexico City -Mexico with 21.2 million population
Mexico City is the largest city in Central America. The city was originally built by the Aztecs of the lake known as Tenochtitlan in 1325. The city was destroyed by the Spaniards in 1521 and then rebuilt in 1524 by Spanish. Mexico was Spanish colony.
- Manila – Philippines With 21.9 million inhabitants
Manila Metropolitan Area, composed of 16 cities and is the most densely populated city in the world. Manila serves as a major trading post with China during the Ming Dynasty. His original name was Ginto which means gold.
- Delhi – India’s With 22.2 millions
Delhi is located in the northern part of India, and is the largest city in India. The city was built and completed in 1931 by the British. New Delhi is one of the nine districts of Delhi territory.
- Seoul – South Korea with 25.2 million population
Seoul is home to more than half the population of South Korea. Seoul sits in the ancient city of Wirye-Seong, founded in 17 BC. Seoul has always been a leading city in Asia for technology.
- Jakarta – Indonesia With 28.0 million inhabitants
The area of Jakarta came out of the control of many different civilizations since 324. Jakarta is one of the fastest growing cities in the world, and economic center of Indonesia.
- Chongqing – China With 28.8 million inhabitants
Chongqing is located in Sichuan province and sits at the confluence of the Yangtze River and Jialing. Chongqing has a significant history and culture and serves as the economic center of the upstream Yangtze.
- Tokyo – Japan With 35.1 million inhabitants
Tokyo has the largest metropolitan area in the world. Tokyo was originally founded as a fishing village called Edo, and in 1457 was dramatically enhanced. In 1943, the Tokyo City and Prefecture Tokyo merged in the creation of what is now the most populous city in the world for 2012 and 2013.