List of Top 10 Most Populated Cities in the World

World population refers to the total number of people living on the earth within the various countries on the planet whether in rural areas or urban areas of the world. With Ever passing day, the world’s population is increasing at the highest ratio. There are many methods to classify different cities in terms of area size, population and economic stability of that particular city. Today, there are number cities with the largest population in the world but in this article we have ranked the top 10 largest countries by population size.

List of Top 10 Most Populated Cities in the World – 2016 Rankings

10. Sao Paulo

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Sao Paulo holds the 10th spot on the ranking list of top 10 most populated cities in the world. It is located in Brazil having the area 1523 km². According to 2011 census, it had more than 11,316,149 population making it the seventh largest city in the world by area size. It is also famous for its natural beauty, historical, beautiful spots and appetizing foods.

9.Moscow
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Moscow is the 8th most populated city located in Russia which is the biggest country in the world by area size .As per 2011 census, its population was estimated 11,510,097 that has given Moscow giving it the 9th spot in the list of most populated cities in the world. It is covering the area of 2511 km².  For night fun, it has many beautiful nightclubs.

8.Tianjin

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Tianjin is also settled in China, and it holds the 8th rank in the list of top ten most populated cities in the world. It also stands among the largest city in the world by its area size. It is covering 11,760 km² land area. Its population is more than 12,938,224 according to 2010 census. It has the fresh sea air that is healthful for the human being.

7.Karachi

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Karachi is not only the largest city in Pakistan, but it is also the 7th largest city in the world by area size. Pakistan is located in Asia continent having a great spot in the Muslim Countries. When it comes to to the countries with the largest Muslim population in the world, Pakistan stands on the third spot. Karachi is the most famous and largest city of Pakistan by population as well as the best city for business in Pakistan. It is covering the total area of 3527 km² and its population according to 2013 estimate is 13,000,000. It has many food dishes famous like Awadhi, Bombay, Sindhi, Momeni, etc. The attractive places of Karachi are Karachi Palace, Mizar-e-Qaid, Safari Park and Manora.

6.Mumbai

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Located in India, Mumbai is the sixth most populated city in the world. And the greatest city in India which is called the home of Hindu religion, so it holds the first spot in the list of top 10 countries with the largest Hindu population in the world. Mumbai has more than 13,830,844 population according to 2011 estimates making it the 6th largest city in the world by population. It is covering the area of 4355 km². India earns huge income from the film industry as well as the agriculture sector.

5.Istanbul

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Located In Turkey, Istanbul holds the fifth spot on the list of top 10 most populated cities in the world in 2016. It supports the country’s financial and cultural position. Turkey is also in the List of top ten European countries by largest population in the world. Istanbul is covering the land area of 5343 square kilometers. As per the estimates of 2012, its Population was over 13,854,740. Grand Basilica Cistern and Palace are the most popular places to visit in Istanbul.

4.Guangzhou

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Guangzhou is also located in China which is the major city of China’s province Guangdong. It is the 4th most populated city in the world .It is covering the area of 7434 km². According to 2013 estimates, its population is more than 14,000,000 people.It is most popular due to its historically appreciated beautiful and attractive places.

3.Delhi

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The capital city of India, Delhi covers the area of 1484 km² and widely known as the 3rd largest city in the world by population size. According to 2011 estimates, its population was estimated to over 16,314,838 occupants giving it the 3rd spot in world’s most populated cities. Its places of attraction are Humayun’s Tomb, Qutab Minar, Chandni Chowk, Jama Masjid and Gandhi Smriti.

2.Beijing

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Beijing is the 2nd largest city in the world by its population size. It is the Capital China which is the world’s most populated country. Beijing is popular as a beautiful and second most populated city in the world with more than 20,693,000 population as per (2012) estimates. Its area is 6,340 km². Being the capital of China, it is also known as the forbidden area. .It has many attractive places including Summer Palace, Great China Wall, Olympic Sites, Temple of Heaven and Beijing Roast duck.

1.Shanghai

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Shanghai claims to be the most populated city in the world and located in China. It is covering the area of 6340 square kilometers and according to  2012 estimates,  it had the population of 23,710,000. Shanghai also has an extensive range of tourist attractions and many restaurants with widely popular foods. It has lots interesting places to attract the tourists from all over the world.

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