Agglomerations : top 25 for 2030

rank agglomeration, country population
1950 est.
population
1975 est.
population
2000 est.
population
2010 est.
population
2020 est.
population
2030 est.
1. Tokyo, Japan 11,274,641 26,614,733 34,449,908 36,833,979 38,323,229 37,190,489
2. Delhi, India 1,369,369 4,425,964 15,732,304 21,935,142 29,347,622 36,060,100
3. Shanghai, China 4,300,942 5,626,640 13,958,981 19,979,977 27,137,316 30,750,671
4. Mumbai (Bombay), India 2,857,359 7,081,960 16,366,787 19,421,983 22,838,483 27,796,555
5. Beijing, China 1,671,365 4,827,864 10,162,386 16,189,572 24,201,465 27,706,032
6. Dhaka, Bangladesh 335,760 2,221,055 10,284,947 14,730,537 20,988,559 27,373,593
7. Karachi, Pakistan 1,055,380 3,989,191 10,031,745 14,080,737 19,230,213 24,837,881
8. Al-Qahirah (Cairo), Egypt 2,493,514 6,449,922 13,625,565 16,899,015 20,567,892 24,502,150
9. Lagos, Nigeria 325,218 1,889,802 7,280,706 10,780,986 16,167,824 24,239,435
10. Ciudad de México (Mexico City), Mexico 3,365,081 10,733,860 18,457,027 20,131,688 21,868,073 23,864,706
11. São Paulo, Brazil 2,334,038 9,614,016 17,014,078 19,659,808 22,118,900 23,444,363
12. Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo 201,905 1,481,820 6,140,419 9,381,673 14,117,629 19,996,156
13. Kinki M.M.A. (Osaka), Japan 7,005,284 16,298,124 18,660,022 19,491,722 20,523,393 19,975,677
14. New York-Newark, United States of America 12,338,471 15,880,271 17,813,371 18,365,262 18,792,812 19,885,263
15. Kolkata (Calcutta), India 4,513,496 7,887,768 13,058,060 14,283,096 15,726,145 19,092,461
16. Guangzhou, Guangdong, China 1,049,031 1,698,206 7,330,099 9,620,379 15,174,267 17,574,395
17. Chongqing, China 1,566,966 2,544,566 7,862,976 11,243,667 15,232,821 17,380,364
18. Buenos Aires, Argentina 5,097,612 8,744,610 12,406,780 14,245,871 15,894,307 16,956,491
19. Manila, Philippines 1,543,666 4,999,303 9,961,912 11,891,107 13,941,923 16,755,630
20. Istanbul, Turkey 967,497 3,600,332 8,743,868 12,703,384 15,098,960 16,694,313
21. Bangalore, India 745,999 2,110,599 5,567,289 8,275,032 11,836,800 14,762,088
22. Tianjin, China 2,467,294 3,527,433 6,669,531 9,450,932 12,816,126 14,655,411
23. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 3,026,195 7,733,429 11,306,768 12,373,884 13,326,122 14,173,748
24. Chennai (Madras), India 1,491,293 3,608,601 6,352,607 8,522,504 11,240,681 13,920,944
25. Jakarta, Indonesia 1,452,000 4,813,132 8,389,759 9,629,953 11,298,157 13,811,975
source: United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division (2014). World Urbanization Prospects: The 2014 Revision, CD-ROM Edition.