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City population 2025

City population projections for the world's 200 largest cities in 2025 from Hoornweg & Pope's GCIF Working Paper No. 4: Population predictions of the 101 largest cities in the 21st century.

1

Tokyo, Japan

36,400,000

101

Dakar, Senegal

4,225,000

2

Mumbai (Bombay), India

26,385,000

102

Giza, Egypt

4,223,900

3

Delhi, India

22,498,000

103

Salvador, Brazil

4,222,000

4

Dhaka, Bangladesh

22,015,000

104

Dalian, China

4,221,000

5

Sao Paulo, Brazil

21,428,000

105

Hangzhou, China

4,217,000

6

Mexico City, Mexico

21,009,000

106

Jiddah, Saudi Arabia

4,190,000

7

New York City-Newark, USA

20,628,000

107

Medellín, Colombia

4,129,000

8

Kolkata (Calcutta), India

20,560,000

108

Fortaleza, Brazil

4,117,000

9

Shanghai, China

19,412,000

109

Montréal, Canada

4,108,000

10

Karachi, Pakistan

19,095,000

110

Phoenix-Mesa, United States of America

4,062,000

11

Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

16,762,000

111

Zibo, China

4,053,000

12

Lagos, Nigeria

15,796,000

112

Johannesburg, South Africa

4,041,000

13

Cairo, Egypt

15,561,000

113

Aleppo, Syrian Arab Republic

3,993,000

14

Metro Manila, Philippines

14,808,000

114

Taiyuan, China

3,962,000

15

Beijing (Peking), China

14,545,000

115

Surabaya, Indonesia

3,962,000

16

Buenos Aires, Argentina

13,768,000

116

Casablanca (Dar-el-Beida), Morocco

3,949,000

17

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, USA

13,672,000

117

Lucknow, India

3,944,000

18

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

13,413,000

118

Kunming, China

3,928,000

19

Jakarta, Indonesia

12,363,000

119

San Francisco-Oakland, United States of America

3,898,000

20

Istanbul, Turkey

12,102,000

120

Curitiba, Brazil

3,836,000

21

Guangzhou, China

11,835,000

121

Yokohama, Japan

3,805,079

22

Osaka-Kobe, Japan

11,368,000

122

Qingdao, China

3,746,000

23

Moskva, Russian Federation

10,526,000

123

Cape Town, South Africa

3,744,000

24

Lahore, Pakistan

10,512,000

124

Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel

3,726,000

25

Shenzhen, China

10,196,000

125

Jinan, China

3,674,000

26

Chennai (Madras), India

10,129,000

126

Fuzhou, China

3,666,000

27

Paris, France

10,036,000

127

Changsha, China

3,663,000

28

Chicago, United States of America

9,932,000

128

Pyongyang, DPR of Korea

3,630,000

29

Tehran, Iran

9,814,000

129

Caracas, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)

3,619,000

30

Seoul, Republic of Korea

9,738,000

130

Damascus, Syrian Arab Republic

3,605,000

31

Bangalore, India

9,719,000

131

Lanzhou, China

3,604,000

32

Lima, Peru

9,600,000

132

Nagpur, India

3,583,000

33

Bogota, D.C., Colombia

9,600,000

133

Xiamen, China

3,545,000

34

Wuhan, China

9,339,000

134

Seattle, United States of America

3,503,000

35

Tianjin, China

9,243,000

135

Campinas, Brazil

3,474,000

36

Hyderabad, India

9,092,000

136

Jinxi, China

3,457,000

37

London, United Kingdom of Great Britain

8,618,000

137

Zhengzhou, China

3,452,000

38

Bangkok, Thailand

8,332,000

138

Berlin, Germany

3,436,000

39

Hong Kong SAR, China

8,305,000

139

Shijiazhuang,  China

3,405,000

40

Chongqing, China

8,275,000

140

Busan (Pusan), Republic of Korea

3,383,000

41

Luanda, Angola

8,236,000

141

Accra, Ghana

3,382,000

42

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

8,149,000

142

Jilin, China

3,376,000

43

Baghdad, Iraq

8,060,000

143

Nanchang, China

3,373,000

44

Khartoum, Sudan

7,937,000

144

Bandung, Indonesia

3,370,000

45

Ahmedabad, India

7,735,000

145

Abuja, Nigeria

3,358,000

46

Chittagong, Bangladesh

7,639,000

146

Port-au-Prince, Haiti

3,346,000

47

Kabul, Afghanistan

7,175,000

147

Rome, Italy

3,330,000

48

Santiago, Brazil

7,033,467

148

Guayaquil, Ecuador

3,328,000

49

Pune, India

6,797,000

149

Athens, Greece

3,326,000

50

Hanoi, Vietnam

6,754,000

150

San Diego, United States of America

3,315,000

51

Belo Horizonte, Brazil

6,748,000

151

Mashhad, Iran (Islamic Republic of)

3,315,000

52

Santiago, Chile

6,310,000

152

Wenzhou, China

3,313,000

53

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

6,275,000

153

Taipei, China

3,305,000

54

Miami, United States of America

6,272,000

154

Nagoya, Japan

3,295,000

55

Dongguan, China

6,157,000

155

San Martín Texmelucan, Mexico

3,230,121

56

Shenyang, China

6,156,000

156

Izmir, Turkey

3,223,000

57

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

6,156,000

157

Bamako, Mali

3,214,000

58

Philadelphia, United States of America

6,133,000

158

Patna, India

3,207,000

59

Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire

6,031,000

159

Kampala, Uganda

3,198,000

60

Toronto, Canada

5,946,000

160

Durban, South Africa

3,173,000

61

Madrid, Spain

5,935,000

161

Antananarivo, Madagascar

3,118,000

62

Nairobi, Kenya

5,871,000

162

Haiphong, Vietnam

3,096,000

63

Yangon, Myanmar

5,869,000

163

Lisbon, Portugal

3,086,000

64

Surat, India

5,703,000

164

Nanchong, China

3,070,000

65

Dar es Salaam, United Republic of Tanzania

5,688,000

165

Rawalpindi, Pakistan

3,067,000

66

Alexandria, Egypt

5,652,000

166

Nanning, China

3,061,000

67

Dallas-Fort Worth, United States of America

5,419,000

167

Ürümqi (Wulumqi), China

3,038,000

68

Tlaquepaque, Mexico

5,368,384

168

Indore, India

3,005,000

69

Tonala, Mexico

5,368,384

169

Douala, Cameroon

2,996,000

70

Zapopan, Mexico

5,368,384

170

Yantai, China

2,989,000

71

Chengdu, China

5,320,000

171

Minneapolis-St. Paul, USA

2,983,000

72

Xi'an, China

5,233,000

172

Medan, Indonesia

2,977,000

73

Barcelona, Spain

5,183,000

173

Xuzhou, China

2,975,000

74

Atlanta, United States of America

5,151,000

174

Kuwait City, Kuwait

2,956,000

75

Guiyang, China

5,114,000

175

Lubumbashi, DRC

2,943,000

76

Singapore, Singapore

5,104,000

176

Milan, Italy

2,938,000

77

Kano, Nigeria

5,056,000

177

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

2,911,000

78

Houston, United States of America

5,049,000

178

Tashkent, Uzbekistan

2,892,000

79

Boston, United States of America

5,032,000

179

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

2,885,000

80

Guadalajara, Mexico

4,973,000

180

Hefei, China

2,878,000

81

Guadalupe, Mexico

4,950,866

181

Baotou, China

2,869,000

82

Washington, D.C.,  United States of America

4,889,000

182

Conakry, Guinea

2,856,000

83

Sydney, Australia

4,826,000

183

Tripoli, Libya

2,855,000

84

Nanjing, China

4,771,000

184

Mbuji-Mayi, DRC

2,851,000

85

Haerbin, China

4,696,000

185

Zaozhuang, China

2,846,000

86

Porto Alegre, Brazil

4,633,000

186

Fukuoka-Kitakyushu, Japan

2,834,000

87

Detroit, United States of America

4,606,000

187

San Juan, Puerto Rico

2,803,000

88

Kanpur, India

4,601,000

188

Lome, Togo

2,791,000

89

Ankara, Turkey

4,589,000

189

Cali, Colombia

2,786,000

90

Brasilia, Brazil

4,578,000

190

Suzhou,  China

2,780,000

91

Algiers, Algeria

4,499,000

191

Kalyoubia, Egypt

2,778,725

92

St. Petersburg, Russian Federation

4,476,000

192

Kiev, Ukraine

2,772,000

93

Monterrey, Mexico

4,413,000

193

Linyi, China

2,765,000

94

Sana'a, Yemen

4,382,000

194

Nanyang, China

2,752,000

95

Recife, Brazil

4,347,000

195

Ningbo, China

2,723,000

96

Changchun, China

4,338,000

196

Belém, Brazil

2,717,000

97

Jaipur, India

4,298,000

197

Asuncion, Paraguay

2,715,000

98

Faisalabad (Lyallpur), Pakistan

4,283,000

198

Kumasi, Ghana

2,667,000

99

Melbourne, Australia

4,238,000

199

Denver-Aurora, United States of America

2,661,000

100

Ibadan, Nigeria

4,234,000

200

Puebla de Zaragoza, Mexico

2,657,000

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