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Thirty most populous cities in the world
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Thirty most populous cities in the world

This a list of the thirty most populous cities in the world as of 2004 (See bottom of page for a map showing where the 30 most populous cities are):
RankNamePopulation
1Mumbai (Bombay), India12,622,500
2Buenos Aires, Argentina11,928,400
3Moscow, Russia11,246,600
4Karachi, Pakistan10,807,800
5Delhi, India10,400,900
6São Paulo, Brazil10,333,200
7Manila, Philippines10,330,100
8Istanbul, Turkey9,631,700
9Seoul, South Korea9,551,800
10Dhaka, Bangladesh9,363,100
11Shanghai, China9,110,600
12Jakarta, Indonesia8,987,800
13Mexico City, Mexico8,705,100
14Lagos, Nigeria 8,682,200
15Lima, Peru8,380,300
16Tokyo, Japan8,273,900
17New York City, United States8,134,801
18Cairo, Egypt8,113,600
19Teheran, Iran8,067,600
20London, United Kingdom7,465,100
21Bogota, Colombia6,981,500
22Kinshasa, Dem. Rep. of the Congo6,789,900
23Bangkok, Thailand6,709,200
24Beijing, China6,696,200
25Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 6,211,000
26Baghdad, Iraq5,948,800
27Lahore, Pakistan5,903,900
28Kolkata, India4,852,800
29Saint Petersburg, Russia4,644,000
30Toronto, Canada4,558,800

Ranks of various cities below rank 30

Bangalore, India: rank 31, Chennai, India: rank 32, Sydney, Australia: rank 36, Los Angeles, United States: rank 39, Singapore, Singapore: rank 50, Berlin, Germany: rank 54, Madrid, Spain: rank 55, Montreal, Canada: rank 56, Cape Town, South Africa: 59, Chicago, United States: 61, Pyongyang, North Korea: 63, Taipei, Taiwan: 72, Paris, France: 101, Vancouver, Canada: 114, Brisbane, Australia: 140, Philadelphia, United States: 151, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: 163, Phoenix, United States: 165, Perth, Australia: 173, Ciudad Juárez, Mexico: 187, Tijuana, Mexico: 190, San Diego, United States: 201, Kampala, Uganda: 205, Dallas, United States: 218, Brazzaville, Congo: 222, Port-au-Prince, Haiti: 237, Hiroshima, Japan: 248, Dublin, Ireland: 274

source: www.world-gazetteer.com