Population of the largest urban agglomerations worldwide in 2018 (in 1,000s)

Global megacity populations 2018 This statistic shows the population of the largest urban agglomerations worldwide in 2018. In that year, the population of the New York-Newark agglomeration in the United States was about 18.8 million people.
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City, countryPopulation in thousands
Tokyo, Japan37,468
Delhi, India28,514
Shanghai, China25,582
São Paulo, Brazil21,650
Mexico City, Mexico21,581
Dhaka, Bangladesh19,578
Cairo, Egypt20,076
Beijing, China19,618
Mumbai, India19,980
Osaka, Japan19,281
New York-Newark, U.S.18,819
Karachi, Pakistan15,400
Buenos Aires, Argentina14,967
Chongqing, China14,838
Istanbul, Turkey14,751
Calcutta, India14,681
Manila, Philippines13,482
Lagos, Nigeria13,463
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil13,293
Tianjin, China13,215
Kinshasa, DR Congo13,171
Guangzhou, China12,638
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, U.S.12,458
Moscow, Russia12,410
Shenzhen, China11,908
City, countryPopulation in thousands
Tokyo, Japan37,468
Delhi, India28,514
Shanghai, China25,582
São Paulo, Brazil21,650
Mexico City, Mexico21,581
Dhaka, Bangladesh19,578
Cairo, Egypt20,076
Beijing, China19,618
Mumbai, India19,980
Osaka, Japan19,281
New York-Newark, U.S.18,819
Karachi, Pakistan15,400
Buenos Aires, Argentina14,967
Chongqing, China14,838
Istanbul, Turkey14,751
Calcutta, India14,681
Manila, Philippines13,482
Lagos, Nigeria13,463
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil13,293
Tianjin, China13,215
Kinshasa, DR Congo13,171
Guangzhou, China12,638
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, U.S.12,458
Moscow, Russia12,410
Shenzhen, China11,908
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This statistic shows the population of the largest urban agglomerations worldwide in 2018. In that year, the population of the New York-Newark agglomeration in the United States was about 18.8 million people.
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May 2018
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Worldwide
Survey time period
2018
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