Cities: largest (without surrounding suburban areas)

rank city country population year
1. Shanghai China 17,836,133 20101101c
2. Karachi Pakistan 12,991,000 2008pj
3. Mumbai India 12,478,447 20110301c
4. Dhaka Bangladesh 11,875,000 20110315c
5. Beijing China 11,716,000 20101101c
6. Moscow Russia 11,514,300 20101014c
7. Istanbul Turkey 11,369,613 20070331c
8. São Paulo Brazil 11,244,369 20100801c
9. Tianjin China 11,090,314 20101101c
10. Guangzhou China 11,070,654 20101101c
11. Delhi India 11,007,835 20110301c
12. Shenzhen China 10,357,938 20101101c
13. Seoul South Korea 9,708,483 20101101c
14. Jakarta Indonesia 9,607,787 20100501c
15. Tokyo Japan 8,949,447 20101001c
16. Mexico City Mexico 8,851,080 20100531c
17. Lima Peru 8,481,415 20120630e
18. Bangalore India 8,425,970 20110301c
19. Tehran Iran 8,293,140 20111024c
20. Dongguan China 8,220,237 20101101c
source: GeoHive.
note: "e" means estimated, "a" administrative, "pj" projected, "p" preliminary census and "c" means final census figures.
note: cities (as opposed to agglomerations) means within city limits.
note: Beijing population is based upon the core districts: Dongcheng, Xicheng, Chaoyang, Fengtai, Shijingshan and Haidian.
note: Shanghai population is based upon the core districts: Huangpu, Luwan, Xuhui, Changning, Jing'an, Putuo, Zhabei, Hongkou, Yangpu, Minhang, Baoshan, Jiading, Pudong.
note: Guangzhou population includes all 10 districts.
note: Tokyo based upon Ku-area.
note: Mumbai based on Mumbai City and Mumbai Suburban.