Home

Major cities - population

Home > Topics > Demographics

AfghanistanKABUL (capital) 4.635 million (2015)
AlbaniaTIRANA (capital) 454,000 (2015)
AlgeriaALGIERS (capital) 2.594 million; Oran 858,000 (2015)
American SamoaPAGO PAGO (capital) 48,000 (2014)
AndorraANDORRA LA VELLA (capital) 23,000 (2014)
AngolaLUANDA (capital) 5.506 million; Huambo 1.269 million (2015)
AnguillaTHE VALLEY (capital) 1,000 (2014)
Antigua and BarbudaSAINT JOHN'S (capital) 22,000 (2014)
ArgentinaBUENOS AIRES (capital) 15.18 million; Cordoba 1.511 million; Rosario 1.381 million; Mendoza 1.009 million; San Miguel de Tucuman 910,000; La Plata 846,000 (2015)
ArmeniaYEREVAN (capital) 1,044 (2015)
ArubaORANJESTAD (capital) 29,000 (2014)
AustraliaSydney 4.505 million; Melbourne 4.203 million; Brisbane 2.202 million; Perth 1.861 million; Adelaide 1.256 million; CANBERRA (capital) 423,000 (2015)
AustriaVIENNA (capital) 1.753 million (2015)
AzerbaijanBAKU (capital) 2.374 million (2015)
Bahamas, TheNASSAU (capital) 267,000 (2014)
BahrainMANAMA (capital) 411,000 (2015)
BangladeshDHAKA (capital) 17.598 million; Chittagong 4.539 million; Khulna 1.022 million; Rajshahi 844,000 (2015)
BarbadosBRIDGETOWN (capital) 90,000 (2014)
BelarusMINSK (capital) 1.915 million (2015)
BelgiumBRUSSELS (capital) 2.045 million; Antwerp 994,000 (2015)
BelizeBELMOPAN (capital) 17,000 (2014)
BeninPORTO-NOVO (capital) 268,000 (2014); COTONOU (seat of government) 682,000; Abomey-Calavi 757,000 (2015)
BermudaHAMILTON (capital) 10,000 (2014)
BhutanTHIMPHU (capital) 152,000 (2014)
BoliviaSanta Cruz 2.107 million; LA PAZ (capital) 1.816 million; Cochabamba 1.24 million; Sucre (constitutional capital) 372,000 (2015)
Bosnia and HerzegovinaSARAJEVO (capital) 318,000 (2015)
BotswanaGABORONE (capital) 247,000 (2014)
BrazilSao Paulo 21.066 million; Rio de Janeiro 12.902 million; Belo Horizonte 5.716 million; BRASILIA (capital) 4.155 million; Fortaleza 3.88 million; Recife 3.739 million (2015)
British Virgin IslandsROAD TOWN (capital) 13,000 (2014)
BruneiBANDAR SERI BEGAWAN (capital) 241,000
note: the boundaries of the capital city were expanded in 2007, greatly increasing the city area; the population of the capital increased tenfold (2011)
BulgariaSOFIA (capital) 1.226 million (2015)
Burkina FasoOUAGADOUGOU (capital) 2.741 million (2015)
BurmaRANGOON (Yangon) (capital) 4.802 million; Mandalay 1.167 million; Nay Pyi Taw 1.03 million (2015)
BurundiBUJUMBURA (capital) 751,000 (2015)
CambodiaPHNOM PENH (capital) 1.731 million (2015)
CameroonYAOUNDE (capital) 3.066 million; Douala 2.943 million (2015)
CanadaToronto 5.993 million; Montreal 3.981 million; Vancouver 2.485 million; Calgary 1.337 million; OTTAWA (capital) 1.326 million; Edmonton 1.272 million (2015)
Cape VerdePRAIA (capital) 145,000 (2014)
Cayman IslandsGEORGE TOWN (capital) 31,000 (2014)
Central African RepublicBANGUI (capital) 794,000 (2015)
ChadN'DJAMENA (capital) 1.26 million (2015)
ChileSANTIAGO (capital) 6.507 million; Valparaiso 907,000; Concepcion 816,000 (2015)
ChinaShanghai 23.741 million; BEIJING (capital) 20.384 million; Chongqing 13.332 million; Guangdong 12.458 million; Tianjin 11.21 million; Shenzhen 10.749 million (2015)
ColombiaBOGOTA (capital) 9.765 million; Medellin 3.911 million; Cali 2.646 million; Barranquilla 1.991 million; Bucaramanga 1.215 million; Cartagena 1.092 million (2015)
ComorosMORONI (capital) 56,000 (2014)
Congo, Democratic Republic of theKINSHASA (capital) 11.587 million; Lubumbashi 2.015 million; Mbuji-Mayi 2.007 million; Kananga 1.169 million; Kisangani 1.04 million; Bukavu 832,000 (2015)
Congo, Republic of theBRAZZAVILLE (capital) 1.888 million; Pointe-Noire 969,000 (2015)
Costa RicaSAN JOSE (capital) 1.17 million (2015)
Cote d'IvoireYAMOUSSOUKRO (capital) 259,000 (2014); ABIDJAN (seat of government) 4.86 million; Bouake 762,000 (2015)
CroatiaZAGREB (capital) 687,000 (2015)
CubaHAVANA (capital) 2.137 million (2015)
CuracaoWILLEMSTAD (capital) 145,000 (2014)
CyprusNICOSIA (capital) 251,000 (2014)
DenmarkCOPENHAGEN (capital) 1.268 million (2015)
DjiboutiDJIBOUTI (capital) 529,000 (2015)
DominicaROSEAU (capital) 15,000 (2014)
Dominican RepublicSANTO DOMINGO (capital) 2.945 million (2015)
East TimorDILI (capital) 228,000 (2014)
EcuadorGuayaquil 2.709 million; QUITO (capital) 1.726 million (2015)
EgyptCAIRO (capital) 18.772 million; Alexandria 4.778 million (2015)
El SalvadorSAN SALVADOR (capital) 1.098 million (2015)
Equatorial GuineaMALABO (capital) 145,000 (2014)
EritreaASMARA (capital) 804,000 (2015)
EstoniaTALLINN (capital) 391,000 (2015)
EthiopiaADDIS ABABA (capital) 3.238 million (2015)
Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)STANLEY (capital) 2,000 (2014)
Faroe IslandsTORSHAVN (capital) 21,000 (2014)
FijiSUVA (capital) 176,000 (2014)
FinlandHELSINKI (capital) 1.18 million (2015)
FrancePARIS (capital) 10.843 million; Lyon 1.609 million; Marseille-Aix-en-Provence 1.605 million; Lille 1.027 million; Nice-Cannes 967,000; Toulouse 938,000 (2015)
French PolynesiaPAPEETE (capital) 133,000 (2014)
GabonLIBREVILLE (capital) 707,000 (2015)
Gambia, TheBANJUL (capital) 504,000 (2015)
GeorgiaTBILISI (capital) 1.147 million (2015)
GermanyBERLIN (capital) 3.563 million; Hamburg 1.831 million; Munich 1.438 million; Cologne 1.037 million (2015)
GhanaKumasi 2.599 million; ACCRA (capital) 2.277 million (2015)
GibraltarGIBRALTAR (capital) 29,000 (2014)
GreeceATHENS (capital) 3.052 million (2015)
GreenlandNUUK (capital) 17,000 (2014)
GrenadaSAINT GEORGE'S (capital) 38,000 (2014)
GuamHAGATNA (capital) 143,000 (2014)
GuatemalaGUATEMALA CITY (capital) 2.918 million (2015)
GuineaCONAKRY (capital) 1.936 million (2015)
Guinea-BissauBISSAU (capital) 492,000 (2015)
GuyanaGEORGETOWN (capital) 124,000 (2014)
HaitiPORT-AU-PRINCE (capital) 2.44 million (2015)
Holy See (Vatican City)VATICAN CITY (capital) 1,000 (2014)
HondurasTEGUCIGALPA (capital) 1.123 million; San Pedro Sula 852,000 (2015)
Hong KongHong Kong 7.26 million (2014)
HungaryBUDAPEST (capital) 1.714 million (2015)
IcelandREYKJAVIK (capital) 184,000 (2014)
IndiaNEW DELHI (capital) 25.703 million; Mumbai 21.043 million; Kolkata 11.766 million; Bangalore 10.087 million; Chennai 9.62 million; Hyderabad 8.944 million (2015)
IndonesiaJAKARTA (capital) 10.323 million; Surabaya 2.853 million; Bandung 2.544 million; Medan 2.204 million; Semarang 1.63 million; Makassar 1.489 million (2015)
IranTEHRAN (capital) 8.432 million; Mashhad 3.014 million; Esfahan 1.88 million; Karaj 1.807 million; Shiraz 1.661 million; Tabriz 1.572 million (2015)
IraqBAGHDAD (capital) 6.643 million; Mosul 1.694 million; Erbil 1.166 million; Basra 1.019 million; As Sulaymaniyah 1.004 million; Najaf 889,000 (2015)
IrelandDUBLIN (capital) 1.169 million (2015)
Isle of ManDOUGLAS (capital) 29,000 (2014)
IsraelTel Aviv-Yafo 3.608 million; Haifa 1.097 million; JERUSALEM (proclaimed capital) 839,000 (2015)
ItalyROME (capital) 3.718 million; Milan 3.099 million; Naples 2.202 million; Turin 1.765 million; Palermo 853,000; Bergamo 840,000 (2015)
JamaicaKINGSTON (capital) 588,000 (2015)
JapanTOKYO (capital) 38.001 million; Osaka-Kobe 20.238 million; Nagoya 9.406 million; Kitakyushu-Fukuoka 5.51 million; Shizuoka-Hamamatsu 3.369 million; Sapporo 2.571 million (2015)
JordanAMMAN (capital) 1.155 million (2015)
KazakhstanAlmaty 1.523 million; ASTANA (capital) 759,000 (2015)
KenyaNAIROBI (capital) 3.915 million; Mombassa 1.104 million (2015)
KiribatiTARAWA (capital) 46,000 (2014)
Korea, NorthPYONGYANG (capital) 2.863 million (2015)
Korea, SouthSEOUL (capital) 9.774 million; Busan (Pusan) 3.216 million; Incheon (Inch'on) 2.685 million; Daegu (Taegu) 2.244 million; Daejon (Taejon) 1.564 million; Gwangju (Kwangju) 1.536 million (2015)
KosovoPRISTINA (capital) 207,062 (2014)
KuwaitKUWAIT (capital) 2.779 million (2015)
KyrgyzstanBISHKEK (capital) 865,000 (2015)
LaosVIENTIANE (capital) 997,000 (2015)
LatviaRIGA (capital) 621,000 (2015)
LebanonBEIRUT (capital) 2.226 million (2015)
LesothoMASERU (capital) 267,000 (2014)
LiberiaMONROVIA (capital) 1.264 million (2015)
LibyaTRIPOLI (capital) 1.126 million (2015)
LiechtensteinVADUZ (capital) 5,000 (2014)
LithuaniaVILNIUS (capital) 517,000 (2015)
LuxembourgLUXEMBOURG (capital) 107,000 (2014)
MacedoniaSKOPJE (capital) 503,000 (2015)
MadagascarANTANANARIVO (capital) 2.61 million (2015)
MalawiLILONGWE (capital) 905,000; Blantyre-Limbe 808,000 (2015)
MalaysiaKUALA LUMPUR (capital) 6.837 million; Johor Bahru 912,000 (2015)
MaldivesMALE (capital) 156,000 (2014)
MaliBAMAKO (capital) 2.515 million (2015)
MaltaVALLETTA (capital) 197,000 (2014)
Marshall IslandsMAJURO (capital) 31,000 (2014)
MauritaniaNOUAKCHOTT (capital) 968,000 (2015)
MauritiusPORT LOUIS (capital) 135,000 (2014)
MexicoMEXICO CITY (capital) 20.999 million; Guadalajara 4.843 million; Monterrey 4.513 million; Puebla 2.984 million; Toluca de Lerdo 2.164 million; Tijuana 1.987 million (2015)
Micronesia, Federated States ofPALIKIR (capital) 7,000 (2014)
MoldovaCHISINAU (capital) 725,000 (2015)
MonacoMONACO (capital) 38,000 (2014)
MongoliaULAANBAATAR (capital) 1.377 million (2015)
MontenegroPODGORICA (capital) 165,000 (2014)
MoroccoCasablanca 3.515 million; RABAT (capital) 1.967 million; Fes 1.172 million; Marrakech 1.134 million; Tangier 982,000 (2015)
MozambiqueMAPUTO (capital) 1.187 million; Matola 937,000 (2015)
NamibiaWINDHOEK (capital) 368,000 (2015)
NepalKATHMANDU (capital) 1.183 million (2015)
NetherlandsAMSTERDAM (capital) 1.091 million; Rotterdam 993,000; The Hague (seat of government) 650,000 (2015)
New CaledoniaNOUMEA (capital) 181,000 (2014)
New ZealandAuckland 1.344 million; WELLINGTON (capital) 383,000 (2015)
NicaraguaMANAGUA (capital) 956,000 (2015)
NigerNIAMEY (capital) 1.09 million (2015)
NigeriaLagos 13.123 million; Kano 3.587 million; Ibadan 3.16 million; ABUJA (capital) 2.44 million; Port Harcourt 2.343 million; Benin City 1.496 million (2015)
NiueALOFI (capital) 1,000 (2014)
Northern Mariana IslandsSAIPAN (capital) 49,000 (2014)
NorwayOSLO (capital) 986,000 (2015)
OmanMUSCAT (capital) 838,000 (2015)
PakistanKarachi 16.618 million; Lahore 8.741 million; Faisalabad 3.567 million; Rawalpindi 2.506 million; Multan 1.921 million; ISLAMABAD (capital) 1.365 million (2015)
PalauMELEKEOK (capital) 299 (2012)
PanamaPANAMA CITY (capital) 1.673 million (2015)
Papua New GuineaPORT MORESBY (capital) 345,000 (2015)
ParaguayASUNCION (capital) 2.356 million (2015)
PeruLIMA (capital) 9.897 million; Arequipa 850,000; Trujillo 798,000 (2015)
PhilippinesMANILA (capital) 12.946 million; Davao 1.63 million; Cebu City 951,000; Zamboanga 936,000 (2015)
PolandWARSAW (capital) 1.722 million; Krakow 760,000 (2015)
PortugalLISBON (capital) 2.884 million; Porto 1.299 million (2015)
Puerto RicoSAN JUAN (capital) 2.463 million (2015)
QatarDOHA (capital) 718,000 (2015)
RomaniaBUCHAREST (capital) 1.868 million (2015)
RussiaMOSCOW (capital) 12.166 million; Saint Petersburg 4.993 million; Novosibirsk 1.497 million; Yekaterinburg 1.379 million; Nizhniy Novgorod 1.212 million; Samara 1.164 million (2015)
RwandaKIGALI (capital) 1.257 million (2015)
Saint HelenaJAMESTOWN (capital) 1,000 (2014)
Saint Kitts and NevisBASSETERRE (capital) 14,000 (2014)
Saint LuciaCASTRIES (capital) 22,000 (2014)
Saint Pierre and MiquelonSAINT-PIERRE (capital) 5,000 (2014)
Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesKINGSTOWN (capital) 27,000 (2014)
SamoaAPIA (capital) 37,000 (2014)
San MarinoSAN MARINO 4,000 (2014)
Sao Tome and PrincipeSAO TOME (capital) 71,000 (2014)
Saudi ArabiaRIYADH (capital) 6.195 million; Jeddah 4.076 million; Mecca 1.771 million; Medina 1.28 million; Ad Dammam 1.064 million (2015)
SenegalDAKAR (capital) 3.52 million (2015)
SerbiaBELGRADE (capital) 1.182 million (2015)
SeychellesVICTORIA (capital) 26,000 (2014)
Sierra LeoneFREETOWN (capital) 1.007 million (2015)
SingaporeSINGAPORE (capital) 5.619 million (2015)
Sint MaartenPHILIPSBURG (capital) 1,327 (2011)
SlovakiaBRATISLAVA (capital) 401,000 (2015)
SloveniaLJUBLJANA (capital) 279,000 (2014)
Solomon IslandsHONIARA (capital) 73,000 (2014)
SomaliaMOGADISHU (capital) 2.138 million; Hargeysa 760,000 (2015)
South AfricaJohannesburg (includes Ekurhuleni) 9.399 million; Cape Town (legislative capital) 3.66 million; Durban 2.901 million; PRETORIA (capital) 2.059 million; Port Elizabeth 1.179 million; Vereeniging 1.155 million (2015)
South SudanJUBA (capital) 321,000 (2015)
SpainMADRID (capital) 6.199 million; Barcelona 5.258 million; Valencia 810,000 (2015)
Sri LankaSri Jayewardenepura Kotte (legislative capital) 128,000 (2014); COLOMBO (capital) 707,000 (2015)
SudanKHARTOUM (capital) 5.129 million (2015)
SurinamePARAMARIBO (capital) 234,000 (2014)
SwazilandMBABANE (capital) 66,000 (2014)
SwedenSTOCKHOLM (capital) 1.486 million (2015)
SwitzerlandZurich 1.246 million; BERN (capital) 358,000 (2015)
SyriaAleppo 3.562 million; DAMASCUS (capital) 2.566 million; Hims (Homs) 1.641 million; Hamah 1.237 million; Lattakia 781,000 (2015)
TaiwanTAIPEI (capital) 2.666 million; Kaohsiung 1.523 million; Taichung 1.225 million; Tainan 815,000 (2015)
TajikistanDUSHANBE (capital) 822,000 (2015)
TanzaniaDAR ES SALAAM (capital) 5.116 million; Mwanza 838,000 (2015)
ThailandBANGKOK (capital) 9.27 million; Samut Prakan 1.814 million (2015)
TogoLOME (capital) 956,000 (2015)
TongaNUKU'ALOFA 25,000 (2014)
Trinidad and TobagoPORT-OF-SPAIN (capital) 34,000 (2014)
TunisiaTUNIS (capital) 1.993 million (2015)
TurkeyIstanbul 14.164 million; ANKARA (capital) 4.75 million; Izmir 3.04 million; Bursa 1.923 million; Adana 1.83 million; Gaziantep 1.528 million (2015)
TurkmenistanASHGABAT (capital) 746,000 (2015)
Turks and Caicos IslandsGRAND TURK (capital) 5,000 (2014)
TuvaluFUNAFUTI (capital) 6,000 (2014)
UgandaKAMPALA (capital) 1.936 million (2015)
UkraineKYIV (capital) 2.942 million; Kharkiv 1.441 million; Odesa 1.01 million; Dnipropetrovsk 957,000; Donetsk 934,000; Zaporizhzhya 753,000 (2015)
United Arab EmiratesDubai 2.415 million; Sharjah 1.279 million; ABU DHABI (capital) 1.145 million (2015)
United KingdomLONDON (capital) 10.313 million; Manchester 2.646 million; Birmingham 2.515 million; Glasgow 1.223 million; Southampton/Portsmouth 882,000; Liverpool 870,000 (2015)
United StatesNew York-Newark 18.593 million; Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana 12.31 million; Chicago 8.745 million; Miami 5.817 million; Dallas-Fort Worth 5.703 million; WASHINGTON, D.C. (capital) 4.955 million (2015)
UruguayMONTEVIDEO (capital) 1.707 million (2015)
UzbekistanTASHKENT (capital) 2.251 million (2015)
VanuatuPORT-VILA (capital) 53,000 (2014)
VenezuelaCARACAS (capital) 2.916 million; Maracaibo 2.196 million; Valencia 1.734 million; Maracay 1.166 million; Barquisimeto 1.039 million (2015)
VietnamHo Chi Minh City 7.298 million; HANOI (capital) 3.629 million; Can Tho 1.175 million; Haiphong 1.075 million; Da Nang 952,000; Bien Hoa 834,000 (2015)
Virgin IslandsCHARLOTTE AMALIE (capital) 52,000 (2014)
Wallis and FutunaMATA-UTU (capital) 1,000 (2014)
Western SaharaLaayoune 262,000 (2014)
YemenSANAA (capital) 2.962 million; Aden 882,000 (2015)
ZambiaLUSAKA (capital) 2.179 million (2015)
ZimbabweHARARE (capital) 1.501 million (2015)

Source: CIA Factbook