Like to travel and want to know more? Find out what cities are the biggest in the world right now!
Billions of people live in the cities. And there are millions of different people in the world. They are willing to become citizens. They leave their native small villages and move to the big cities looking for their big dreams come true. But what are the largest cities in the world?
Largest cities in the world by population
There are different measures to determine the largest city. But at first we will focus on population. Do you know how many people live in your city, town or village? Compare the numbers with these city-giants.
Top 5 the largest cities by population:
Japanese people began to leave their small distant villages and move to the big cities. Tokyo is a capital of Japan, so it seems a good idea to start a career here. But the years passed and Tokyo became an extremely overcrowded city. There is no street without a huge stream of people. More than 35,000,000 people live in Tokyo. However, its urban area is only 845 sq. miles or 2188, 54 sq.km. Tokyo was the first in 10 largest cities in the world 2015. As for now Tokyo is the largest city by population.
With its population of 30,000,000 people Jakarta gets the second place. Its area is about 661.5 km2. It is the largest city and the capital of Indonesia. Since 1950 millions of people moved to Jakarta. It happened because there was a job and people hoped to be employed in the capital of the country. But the situation changed after the population of city doubled in 1960. There were too much people and less work. But people kept coming to Jakarta. Even now Indonesian people move there dreaming to find a profitable job.
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Delhi is the capital of India. It is well-known as overcrowded and noisy city. Its population is 24,998,000. Its area is 1,484.0 sq. km. Because of the overcrowded streets with cars, animals and dust Delhi has become very polluted and dirty city. However, Indians keep moving here. The other cities and towns of India are very poor and there is no job. So Indians still go to Delhi looking for a better life.
Manila is the capital of Philippines. It’s very interesting and unusual city with its ancient and modern architecture in symbiosis. The population of Manila is 24,123,000. Its urban area is 1,474.82 sq. km. Manila is like the other capitals have always been a desirable place to live in. People moved there from the small villages and towns looking for a better life. But usually they found a low-paid job and stayed in Manila, because they didn’t want to go back home.
Seoul is a capital of South Korea and also the largest city of the country. More than 23,480,000 people live in Seoul. Its area is 605.21 sq. km. However, Seoul is known not only for its population. There are lots of interesting things in Seoul. This city can be called unique. For example, the citizens think that number ‘4’ is very unlucky. So there are often no houses with the number ‘4’.
As to say about the largest cities in the world by area (metropolitan), then we should name (from the first place): Chongqing 82 400.00 sq. km, Hangzhou 16 847.00 sq. km, Beijing 16 411.00 sq. km, Brisbane 15 826.00, Chengdu 12 390.00 sq. km.