What cities are the biggest in the world right now? Where do the most people live? The population in our world shifts all the time, but there are many cities that hold strong leads in populous compared to the rest of the cities in the world. And similarly, there are still plenty of unpopulated or low populous areas all around the globe. Let’s learn a little bit about the most populous cities in the world.
Japan’s city of Tokyo sits at the very top of the population list for cities. It has a current populous of around 37 million people, which is absolutely crazy since some entire regions and states don’t even have that many citizens.
In the country of India lies the next most populous city in the world, Delhi. It contains New Delhi within it which is the official capital of India. Delhi has 29 million people in it, and is considered a union territory to India more than a specific city.
China hosts our next most populated region in the world: Shanghai. Shanghai is a cultural wonder in China that receives many tourists and citizens each year, as well as insanely developed technology. The population is 26 million.
Located in Brazil, Sao Paulo and its population of around 21 million people is a melting pot city with many varied cultures and ethnicity groups in one place. It hosts a great deal of Arab and Japanese individuals as well as Portuguese and Italian cultures.
Travel up a little ways on the globe to find Mexico City, whose populous is approximately 21 million as well. Mexico City is a common tourist destination but also hosts so many people because of its importance to Mexico as a capital city.
Egypt’s largest city that makes it onto this list of most populous cities in the world is Cairo at 20 million. Cairo sits on the Nile river and has many attractions, technologies, and bustling city life that attracts citizens and tourists.
Dhaka, or Dacca, is a city in Bangladesh with vast historical ties and unique culture. It’s the capital city of Bangladesh. Dhaka hosts a population of 20 million, which is quite impressive considering how small of a country Bangladesh is.
As the years go by, this list may change and shift over time. But some of the most populous cities have had this standing for quite some time which means that while the specifics may change the overall list likely won’t change that much for a while. This is considering current populations in the year of 2022, so it’s as updated as we can find for you! Now you know some of the most populated cities in the world.