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List of Largest Metropolitan Areas in the World

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The following is a plain text List of Largest Metropolitan Areas in the World. This is to be contrasted from the “City Proper” which is the population within city limits. Please note that these numbers are constantly changing and this particular list was compiled on February 21, 2020 and is accurate as of that date. 

The following is just the names of the cities with the associated countries removed. However, potentially of interest for some to note, cities in China compromise four of this top ten list of the Largest Metropolitan Areas in the World

Tokyo
Shanghai
Jakarta
Seoul
Guangzhou
Beijing
Manila
New York
Shenzhen
Delhi

Plain Text List of List of Largest Metropolitan Areas in the World By Population

Below is a List of Largest Metropolitan Areas in the World by Population. The cities are ranked 1-10, by most populated city proper. For your convenience, the numbers have been removed to make it easy for copying and pasting into whatever project file you need. So, for example, Tokyo metropolitan has a population of 43,868,229, then Shanghai with 38,700,000..etc.

Remember to note that this was last updated in February, 2020 and these rankings are constantly changing.

43,868,229
38,700,000
31,689,592
25,514,000
25,000,000
24,900,000
29,300,000
23,522,861
23,300,000
21,753,486

Plain List of Most Metropolitan Areas in the World by Country (no names)

Finally, below is a list of the host countries where the most popoulous metropolitan areas of the world reside.

Just to re-iterate: please remember that these figures are as of early 2020 and, while accurate, it should be noted that these numbers are constantly fluctuating.

Japan
China
Indonesia
South Korea
China
China
Philippines
United States
China
India

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