The largest city in the world by population

The urban population is taken to count as taking into account the suburbs, and without them. Excluding suburbs, the palm belongs to the Chinese Shanghai. This city is located in the Yangtze river Delta. At the moment it is home to more than 24 million inhabitants.

In second place is the Turkish city of Istanbul. It is noteworthy that one part of it is geographically located in the Old world and the other in Asia. Istanbul is home to 13.8 million people.

Three leaders closes the Indian Mumbai, which is situated on the coast of the Indian ocean. Its population is 13.7 million people.

Russian capital Moscow is located on the ninth line of the rating of the largest cities in the world with 12 million people.

The largest city including suburbs is the Japanese Tokyo that is home to one third of the total population - 13.2 million people. Next in the ranking is the capital of Mexico, Mexico city and new York. In the last live 8.3 million and Mexico city – 8.8 million people.

The largest city in the world by floor space

The leader in this rating-is the British capital London, which is considered the largest city in the British Isles and the European continent. The area of the City of the Mists is nearly 1600 square kilometers. In addition to large sizes, the British capital can boast that it is at zero Meridian.

The capital of Mexico – Mexico city – has an area of 1490 square kilometers and occupies the second place. In the third place is Los Angeles. The size of this American city is about 1300 square kilometers.

In this rating are missing the densely populated Beijing, Mumbai, Shanghai only for the reason that they are cities of agglomerations.

The largest city in the world by length

In the lead as the longest city of the planet is the Mexican capital of Mexico city. Its length is about 200 kilometers.

City of India is Mumbai with a length of about 140 kilometers located on the second place. Third place ranking is Sochi, Russia. Its length is equal to 148 km. This makes the capital of the 2014 Games and even the longest city in Europe.

It is worth noting that the ranking of cities is very inconsistent. It undergoes change almost every year, as modern cities grow and develop.

Interesting information

At the moment the Earth's population is slightly more than 7.1 billion people. Most populous continent is Asia. There is a population of 4.8 billion people. Africa inhabits 1.1 billion, Europe – 760 million, South America 606 million, North America – 352 million. Closes the rating of Australia and Oceania, where only 38 million people.