Which city ranks as the largest in the world in population?
– Shanghai, China
– Tokyo, Japan
– Moscow, Russia
– Istanbul, Turkey
The world’s city with the largest population is Shanghai, China. The city’s population, measured in 2017 and early 2018, stands at 24,153,000. With the outlying metro areas considered in the count, the metro population rises to 34 million. China is also home to the second most populous city in Beijing, with a city population of 18,590,000. Karachi, Pakistan, comes in at a close third with a population of 18,000,000. Source: CityMayors.com
Municipality in China
Shanghai, on China’s central coast, is the country’s biggest city and a global financial hub. Its heart is the Bund, a famed waterfront promenade lined with colonial-era buildings. Across the Huangpu River rises the Pudong district’s futuristic skyline, including 632m Shanghai Tower and the Oriental Pearl TV Tower, with distinctive pink spheres. Sprawling Yu Garden has traditional pavilions, towers and ponds.
Area: 6,340 km²
Local time: Thursday, 8:08 PM
Weather: 17°C, Wind SE at 18 km/h, 75% Humidity
Population: 2.42 crores (2013)
Postal code: 200000–202100
Languages: Wu Chinese, Mandarin