Since the dawn of civilization, the world has witnessed the rise and fall of many cities. Being overpopulated by metros and other big and small cities, the world knows the importance of them. However, the city you live in somewhat becomes your own identity as it has a certain face and life of its own no matter how big or small it is. So when it comes to deciding on world’s largest cities, the task becomes critical, as there are cities that may not be big on population or area, but have a larger than life persona of their own. As far as the population is taken into account, most of the populous metros are part of Asia. Nevertheless, here goes the list of top 10 largest cities in the world.
10. New York :
This particular city has always stood with its head’s high even in the most turbulent times. It can easily be said that the city is a phenomenon in itself. The city intrigues people from all over the world and people come here in pursuit of fortune and hardly anyone ever went empty handed. The city never disappoints anyone. Being home of the Wall Street, the city also has a strong impact on the economy of U.S. Populated with 19.5 million people, NY is certainly the largest in U.S alone, and comes down to the tenth position on the countdown of top 10 largest cities in the world. It’s the Dutch who founded the city in 1624, when it used to be called the New Amsterdam. Ever since, there was no looking back for the City and it still continues its glorious journey.
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9. Sao Paulo:
This is the biggest city in the south-west and if population is concerned then it is the 9th of the largest cities of the world. Being home to near about 19.8 million people, it can easily be considered the heart of Brazil, the country of carnivals. It is the center of the Sao Paulo metropolitan and of immense importance when it comes to the socio-economic structure of Brazil. The city was originally founded by the Portuguese in 1532, and used to be the first Portuguese colony when it came to the New World.
Came into existence in 900AD, the city is one of the biggest in all over China. Home to around 20.8 million people, it is the world’s busiest of all container ports. Located in the eastern part of Asia, it is considered the central region as far as the Chinese coast is concerned. Besides, the city also has the maximum population of China as well. Not only that the city is also one of most significant business and economic centers of China as well.
7. Mexico City:
When it comes to Latin American cities, Mexico City plays a significant role. Being part of Mexico, it is one of the most popular tourist destinations of the world. Hence has a significant impact on the socio-Economic and cultural structure of Mexico. It is one of the largest cities of North America and was founded by the Aztec’s by the lake town known as the Tenochtitlan in the year 1325. Later it was the Spanish who came looking for the golden city destroyed and then gain rebuilt it from the ashes in 1524.This simply leaves no room for any doubt about the city’s historical importance as well. The city is home to around 21.2 million people and can easily be called the economic and cultural center of Mexico besides being the Federal District capital of North America.
6. New Delhi:
Being the capital of India, the city has a life of its own besides having its own persona. The city is situated in Northern India and is one of the biggest in India, with a population of over 21.7 million people. It is also one of the major tourist attractions of India as well due to its immense historical significance and monuments. The city falls under the nine districts comprising the Delhi Territory and was primarily built by the British in 1931 to be the center of all the happenings concerning economy, politics and culture.
Manila is a part of the Manila Metropolitan area consisting of 16 cities of Philippines. With a population of 21.9, the city serves as one of the primary trading posts of China in the past, especially during the Ming Dynasty. The city was originally called Ginto, representing gold. At present it serves as the capital city of Philippines and is located on the shorelines of Eastern Manila Bay, the city is surrounded by various other important cities and being the center, the city holds an immense significance as far as the business and economic growth of Philippines is concerned.
Being situated in Pakistan, the city is a fine surprise when it comes to how populated it is. Home to around 24.1 million people, it is one of the financial and cultural hubs of Pakistan. The stepping stone of the city was set by the British during 1789 and ever since the city has grown into being one of the most important cities of Pakistan. However, History says that, it was the same place where Alexander the great camped during his preparations to invade Babylonia.
This particular South Korean country holds the third spot as far as the largest cities of the world is concerned. As estimated, it is home of almost the half of the population of South Korea which comes around 25.2 million people. Being situated at the historically significant city of Wirye-seong, which was built during 17 BC, this particular city is rich in historical and cultural heritage. However, it is also one of the leading cities as far as the Technological advancements of Asia are concerned.
This particular Indonesian country has always been through turbulent times since its establishment in 324AD, as over the time different civilizations tried to get a hold of the city. Being the economic center of Indonesia, the city has great impact on its people. It is also one of the largest developing cities in the world as well besides being home to around 28 million people.
When it comes to being the largest metropolitan, there’s hardly any city that can beat Tokyo. The economic and cultural center of Japan, the city was originally a fishing village in Japan and used to be called Edo and then in 1457 it got fortified. Later during the year 1943 the city of Tokyo emerged as a result of the merger between Tokyo city and Tokyo Prefecture. The city is so far the largest of all cities in the world in terms of population and is the dwelling ground for over 35.1 million people.