The following is a plain text list of the most populated cities in the world based on the “city proper”, which is defined as the population within city limits. For your convenience, the list is presented in straight text form to make it easy to copy and paste into whatever word, PDF, excel, or .csv document you wish.
The following list of the most populated cities in the world was updated February 20th, 2020. The list begins with Chongqing, China and ends with Mumbai, India. Note that six of the top ten and four of the top six cities are located in China.
Chongqing, China 30,484,300
Shanghai, China 24,256,800
Beijing, China 21,516,000
Chengdu, China 16,044,700
Karachi, Pakistan 14,910,352
Guangzhou, China 14,043,500
Istanbul, Turkey 14,025,000
Tokyo Japan 13,839,910
Tianjin, China 12,784,000
Mumbai, India 12,478,447
Plain Text List of Most Populated Cities in the World by City Name
Below is a list of the most populous cities in the world by city name. 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.
Remember to note that this was last updated in February, 2020 and these rankings are constantly changing.
Plain List of Most Populated Cities in the World by City Size (no names)
Finally, below is a list of the population’s of the cities referenced above in the same order. For example, Chongqing has a population of 30,484,300, followed by Shanghai at 24,256,800..etc.
Once again, remember that these figures are as of early 2020 and, while accurate, it should be noted that these numbers are constantly fluctuating.
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