World has seen rapid rise of Asia in the last 2 decades, and the result of that is in the formation of World’s biggest cities too. In the current list of biggest cities of the World by population, there is none from Europe and North America.
The only city that makes from Latin America is Sao Paulo, Brazil, which comes 8th. Moscow is at 7th, and other cities come from China (4), India (2), Turkey, and Pakistan.
Here is the full list.
1. Shanghai, China [17.8 Million]
Shanghai is the Economic Capital of China, the emerging Asian giant.
Delhi is the capital of India. The city has a long history, which was ruled by several incoming power to India. The city, now, stands tall and is marking its effect felt in the World.
3. Karachi, Pakistan [12.99 Million]
War torn nation, Pakistan, has some of the biggest cities of the World, and Karachi is the biggest among them. It is also the financial capital of Pakistan.
4. Istanbul, Turkey [12.94 Million]
Istanbul is the capital city of Turkey. The nation has quite recently joint European Union and the city has become the largest city in EU beating Berlin, Paris, Rome and London.
5. Mumbai, India [12.47 Million]
Mumbai, also known as the Bollywood City, is also the Cricket capital of the world. The city has marked itself as one of the biggest Financial Capital in Asia after Tokyo, Singapore and Hong Kong.
6. Beijing, China [11.71 Million]
Beijing is the Capital City of China. It is one of the historic city with deep rooted Chinese culture. The city has grown as the capital city much like Delhi.
7.Moscow, Russia [11.55 Million]
Moscow, the biggest city of the Land of Vodka and once Superpower Russia, is the capital city.
8. Sao Paulo, Brazil [11.25 Million]
Sao Paulo is the capital of the state of São Paulo, the most populous Brazilian state and exerts strong regional influence in commerce and finance as well as arts and entertainment.
9. Tianjin, China [11.07 Million]
Tianhin is a metropolis in northern China and one of the five national central cities of the People’s Republic of China. It is governed as a direct-controlled municipality, one of four such designations, and is, thus, under direct administration of the central government.
10. Guangzhou, China [10.57 Million]
Guanzhou is the capital and largest city of the Guangdong province in the People’s Republic of China. Located in southern China on the Pearl River, about 120 km (75 mi) north-northwest of Hong Kong, Guangzhou is a key national transportation hub and trading port.
Cities like New York, Kolkata,Tokyo and London, which were once amongst the biggest of the world are no more there. New cities are emerging and becoming the largest cities. This is so exicting.
So what do you say about Asia dominating the race?