Most Populated Cities in the World: Know Ranks of Top 123 most populous cities in the World

There are more than 7 billion people on Earth. So, it is obvious that some places are too overcrowded. Check the list of the most populous cities in the world in 2022. 

The population of humans on our planet is growing at a rate of knots. However, it is true that some cities are more populous than others. There are factors due to which some cities have more population than other cities. More job opportunities and better infrastructure are some of these factors. Tokyo, Japan is the most populous city in the world in 2022 followed by Jakarta, Indonesia. In today’s post, we are going to provide a list of the largest cities in the world in 2022 on the basis of their population.

Rank-wise list of top 100 most populous cities in the world in 2022

As per the estimation of the United Nation in 2018, there are around 81 cities with more than 5 million people. Most of the countries in the top 10 most populous cities are from Asian countries. However, cities like New York and Sao Paulo are very populated. Given below is the list of top 100 most populated cities in the world in 2022.

Rank Cities Country Estimated population Population per Km square
1 Tokyo-Yokohama Japan 37843000 4400
2 Jakarta Indonesia 30539000 9500
3 Delhi, DL-UP-HR India 24998000 12100
4 Manila Philippines 24123000 15300
5 Seoul-Incheon South Korea 23480000 10400
6 Shanghai, SHG-JS-ZJ China 23416000 6100
7 Karachi Pakistan 22123000 23400
8 Beijing, BJ China 21009000 5500
9 New York, NY-NJ-CT United States 20630000 1800
10 Guangzhou-Foshan, GD China 20597000 6000
11 Sao Paulo Brazil 20365000 7500
12 Mexico City Mexico 20063000 9700
13 Mumbai, MH India 17712000 32400
14 Osaka-Kobe-Kyoto Japan 17444000 5400
15 Moscow Russia 16170000 3500
16 Dhaka Bangladesh 15669000 43500
17 Cairo Egypt 15600000 8900
18 Los Angeles, CA United States 15058000 2400
19 Bangkok Thailand 14998000 5800
20 Kolkata, WB India 14667000 12200
21 Buenos Aires Argentina 14122000 5300
22 Tehran Iran 13532000 9100
23 Istanbul Turkey 13287000 9800
24 Lagos Nigeria 13123000 14500
25 Shenzhen, GD China 12084000 6900
26 Rio de Janeiro Brazil 11727000 5800
27 Kinshasa Congo (Dem. Rep.) 11587000 19900
28 Tianjin, TJ China 10920000 5400
29 Paris France 10858000 3800
30 Lima Peru 10750000 11700
31 Chengdu, SC China 10376000 6700
32 London United Kingdom 10236000 5900
33 Nagoya Japan 10177000 2600
34 Lahore Pakistan 10052000 12700
35 Bangalore, KA India 9807000 8400
36 Chennai, TN India 9714000 10000
37 Chicago, IL-IN-WI United States 9156000 1300
38 Bogota Colombia 8991000 18300
39 Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam 8957000 6000
40 Hyderabad, AP India 8754000 7100
41 Dongguan, GD China 8442000 5200
42 Johannesburg-East Rand South Africa 8432000 3300
43 Wuhan, HUB China 7509000 6400
44 Taipei China: Taiwan 7438000 6500
45 Hangzhou, ZJ China 7275000 6000
46 Hong Kong China: Hong Kong SAR 7246000 26400
47 Chongqing, CQ China 7217000 7700
48 Ahmadabad, GJ India 7186000 20600
49 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia 7088000 3600
50 Quanzhou, FJ China 6710000 4400
51 Essen-Dusseldorf Germany 6679000 2500
52 Baghdad Iraq 6625000 9800
53 Toronto, ON Canada 6456000 2800
54 Santiago Chile 6225000 6300
55 Dallas-Fort Worth, TX United States 6174000 1200
56 Madrid Spain 6171000 4700
57 Nanjing, JS China 6155000 4800
58 Shenyang, LN China 6078000 6000
59 Xi’an, SAA China 5977000 6400
60 San Francisco-San Jose, CA United States 5929000 2100
61 Luanda Angola 5899000 6600
62 Qingdao, SD China 5816000 3900
63 Houston, TX United States 5764000 1200
63 Miami, FL United States 5764000 1800
65 Bandung Indonesia 5695000 12200
66 Riyadh Saudi Arabia 5666000 3800
67 Pune, MH India 5631000 11800
68 Singapore Singapore 5624000 10900
69 Philadelphia, PA-NJ-DE-MD United States 5570000 1100
70 Surat, GJ India 5447000 23400
71 Milan Italy 5257000 2800
72 Suzhou, JS China 5246000 4700
73 St. Petersburg Russia 5126000 3800
74 Khartoum Sudan 5125000 5500
75 Atlanta, GA United States 5015000 700
76 Zhengzhou, HEN China 4942000 6000
77 Washington, DC-VA-MD United States 4889000 1400
78 Surabaya Indonesia 4881000 7200
79 Harbin, HL China 4815000 8500
80 Abidjan Ivory Coast 4800000 14800
80 Yangon Myanmar 4800000 8800
82 Nairobi Kenya 4738000 8500
83 Barcelona Spain 4693000 4400
84 Alexandria Egypt 4689000 16000
85 Kabul Afghanistan 4635000 17900
86 Guadalajara Mexico 4603000 6100
87 Ankara Turkey 4538000 6900
88 Belo Horizonte Brazil 4517000 4200
89 Boston, MA-NH-RI United States 4478000 800
90 Xiamen, FJ China 4420000 7600
91 Kuwait Kuwait 4283000 6000
92 Dar es Salaam Tanzania 4219000 7400
93 Phoenix, AZ United States 4194000 1300
94 Dalian, LN China 4183000 5400
95 Accra Ghana 4145000 4300
96 Monterrey Mexico 4083000 4600
97 Berlin Germany 4069000 3000
98 Sydney, NSW Australia 4036000 2000
99 Fuzhou, FJ China 3962000 9000
100 Medan Indonesia 3942000 8200
101 Dubai United Arab Emirates 3933000 2900
102 Melbourne, VIC Australia 3906000 1500
102 Rome Italy 3906000 3500
102 Busan South Korea 3906000 9700
105 Cape Town South Africa 3812000 4700
106 Jinan, SD China 3789000 5200
107 Ningbo, ZJ China 3753000 5100
108 Hanoi Vietnam 3715000 8000
109 Naples Italy 3706000 3600
110 Taiyuan, SAX China 3702000 7100
111 Jiddah Saudi Arabia 3677000 4400
112 Detroit, MI United States 3672000 1100
113 Hefei, AH China 3665000 5100
114 Changsha, HUN China 3657000 5900
115 Kunming, YN China 3649000 5100
116 Wuxi, JS China 3597000 4900
117 Medellín Colombia 3568000 15700
118 Faisalabad Pakistan 3560000 19600
118 Aleppo Syria 3560000 13700
120 Kano Nigeria 3550000 14100
121 Montréal, QC Canada 3536000 2300
122 Dakar Senegal 3520000 18100
123 Athens Greece 3484000 6000

So, this was the list of largest city of the world 2022 in terms of population.

Interested facts

  1. Tokyo, is the most populated city in the world in 2022 with a population of more than 37 million people. Earlier, Tokyo was known as Edo. Its population grew enormously from 1500 to 1700. However, it is not the most densely populated city. The most densely populated city in the world is Male (Maldives).
  2. Shanghai is one of the largest and most populous cities in China. Its population grew in 1990s. An interesting fact about this city is that people of this city have their own language and rules for writing (Grammar).
  3. Sao Paulo is the most populous city in South America. Most of its population is of immigrant people.
  4. Dhaka is the largest Muslim city in the world outside Middle East. It is also one of the most densely populated cities in the world. Earlier, it was known as the City of Mosques.
  5. Beijing is not only one of the most populous cities in the world but also one of the oldest cities in the world. It also has one of the oldest restaurants in the world.
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