Top 10 largest megacities in the world 2021 [Updated list]

A megacity is typically characterized as a metropolitan territory with an aggregate populace in the abundance of ten million individuals. A megacity can be a single metropolitan territory or at least two metropolitan ranges that focalize. The terms conurbation, city, and metroplex are moreover connected to the last mentioned.

Starting in 2021, there are 10 megacities in presence. The biggest of these is Guangzhou in China, with more than 45 million people. And the last city on our list is New York City with 22.4 million.

1- Guangzhou-Foshan, China

Urban area: 45,600,000 people
Generally known as Canton, Guangzhou is China’s biggest city and situated on the Pearl River in southern China around 120 kilometers northwest of Hong Kong. It is a basic exchanging port and capital of China’s mechanical and assembling territory of Guangdong, which has been one of the speediest urbanizing regions of the world for a long time.

Guangzhou-Foshan, China

2- Tokyo-Yokohama, Japan

Urban area: 40,200,000 people
More noteworthy Tokyo is the second biggest urban agglomeration on the planet, gobbling up the neighboring urban areas of Yokohama, Kawasaki, and Chiba. In spite of its size, Tokyo has exceptionally proficient open transportation, which outlines just about 80% of all voyages.

Tokyo-Yokohama, Japan

3- Shanghai, China

Urban area: 35,900,000 people
Shanghai has turned into China’s money related and business focus and is positioned as the planet’s biggest city legitimate. It has one of the world’s busiest ports and the world’s most broad transport framework with more than one thousand lines.

Shanghai, China

4- Jakarta, Indonesia

Urban area: 30,600,000 people
Jakarta has been blasting since 2005 in the wake of agony monetary emergencies and calamities like surges and quakes in late decades. Jakarta’s economy has supported Indonesia’s economy to a development rate of 6 percent.

Jakarta, Indonesia

5- Delhi, India

Urban Area: 29,400,000 people
Delhi is India’s capital and as of late overwhelmed Mumbai as the greatest city by populace measure. It’s a position of striking differentiations. Mosques, bazaars, and restricted paths stamp the old town. New Delhi, the capital, highlights fantastic avenues, business focuses, and shopping centres.

Delhi, India

6- Manila, Philippines

Urban Area: 25,200,000 people
Manila’s frontier past is reflected in its design. Intramuros, the memorable focus, is encompassed by a huge divider worked by the Spanish in the sixteenth century. Its parks and memorable structures have turned into a noteworthy vacation spot.

Manila, Philippines

7- Mumbai, India

Urban area: a population of 24,700,000
A resident of Mumbai is called Mumbaikar in Marathi, in which the suffix kar means the resident of. The term had been in use for quite some time but it gained popularity after the official name change to Mumbai.


8- Seoul-Incheon, South Korea

Urban area: 24,700,000 people.
Seoul has developed quickly since the Korean War (1950-53). Today, almost 50% of the nation’s populace lives in and around Seoul. Seoul has gained striking ground in fighting air contamination and is one of the cleanest urban communities in Asia.

Seoul-Incheon, South Korea

9- Mexico City, Mexico

Urban Area: 22,800,000 people
Mexico City, or the City of Mexico (Spanish: Ciudad de México, is one of the 32 states which make up the 32 Federal Entities of Mexico and the capital of Mexico and the most populous city in North America. It is one of the most important cultural and financial centers in the world. It is located in the Valley of Mexico (Valle de México), a large valley in the high plateaus in the center of Mexico, at an altitude of 2,240 meters (7,350 ft). The city has 16 alcaldías, formerly known as boroughs.

Mexico city

10- New York, USA

Urban area: 22,400,000 people
New York City, particularly Manhattan, is seemingly a good example for adjusting urban improvement with great open transport and access to open spaces. New York is the main American city where most families don’t claim an auto. Fairly shockingly, be that as it may, it has the minimum thick populace of any megacity because of the numerous peripheral rural areas.

New York, USA

This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. Andrew Inglis

    Interesting use of English but useful data nevertheless .

  2. Mikhaela

    That’s gonna change soon 😉
    Some populations and GDPs, among other metrics, are severely underreported.

  3. QA/QC Inspector

    Good Infor and maybe change soon, in the world happing during COVID-19

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