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User currently offlineSKYTEAM From France, joined Nov 2009, 0 posts, RR: 1
Posted (13 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 833 times:

Hello all, Is Mexico City still the worlds largest city, or has London overtaken them?

Thanks,

SKYTEAM

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User currently offlineIshky15 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 717 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (13 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 780 times:

London will never be the world's largest city again. Right now, its somewhere between Mexico City, Sao Paulo, and Tokyo. But in the future, cities like L.A., Lagos, and Shanghai will be number one.

User currently offlineBrissie_lions From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (13 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 777 times:

The world's largest city is none of the above. It is actually Mount Isa in outback Queensland. Check the Guiness Book of Records  

Cheers

Scotty


User currently offlineNicolaki From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 771 times:

Ishky15: These are the most populated cities.

User currently offlineLax2000 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 541 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (13 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 753 times:

I believe Seoul is #1

Mumbai? (Bombay) or Jakarta is #2

Adam


User currently offlineLax2000 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 541 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (13 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 751 times:

Ooops, I meant most populated.

Flying into MEX really makes you realize how huge this city is.
LAX is no slouch either.


User currently offlineTWAneedsNOhelp From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (13 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 746 times:

I was under the impression Tokyo/Yokahama held the honor.

User currently offlineBH346 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3265 posts, RR: 14
Reply 7, posted (13 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 742 times:

I believe it is the Tokyo/Yokohama megalopolis for population. When I went to Japan, it was very crowded   >(I was not in Tokyo, though).

Regards,
BH346



Northwest Airlines - Some People Just Know How to Fly
User currently offlineCPDC10-30 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 4780 posts, RR: 23
Reply 8, posted (13 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 740 times:

Seoul is definetly not number one in the world. According to most sources, it is Tokyo...soon to be overtaken by Mexico City and Sao Paulo.

The largest city in Canada is North Bay, Ontario  . The most populous is Toronto.


User currently offlineLouis From Canada, joined Oct 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (13 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 732 times:

In terms of metropolitan area, Tokyo is the largest at 31 million. Sao Paulo (15 million) and Mexico City's (I've heard different figures from 9-21 million) growth rates have slowed down considerably, so Tokyo is in no danger of being overtaken anytime soon. Other biggies: NYC (21 million), LA (16 million), Jakarta (12 million), Cairo (18 million -- yes, this surprized me too), Seoul (11 million), London (I've heard 12-19 million).

It really depends on what area you consider. For Mexico City, the consider the whole D.F. region which is as large as a state itself. I sort of question that. For Seoul, they only consider the actual city limits, which is quite small.


User currently offlineLax2000 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 541 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (13 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 733 times:

According to this website http://www.netscout.net/oneworld/bigcities.htm

Seoul is #1 with 10,321,449

Mexico City is #6 and Tokyo is #8


User currently offlineLouis From Canada, joined Oct 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (13 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 736 times:

Adam: Seoul is probably the largest in terms of city, but in Metro area, it's totally different.

User currently offlineLax2000 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 541 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (13 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 730 times:

Thanks for the info ... It sounded a bit weird to me.

User currently offlineCba From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 4531 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (13 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 732 times:

It says Tokyo in my history book, but it was published 3 years ago.

User currently offlineN863DA From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 48 posts, RR: 6
Reply 14, posted (13 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 728 times:

I was under the impression that our fair city of Jacksonville (the Floridian version) was the largest city in the world - at a record 125 miles from northern to southern end.

It is certainly the biggest in North America (Mexico excluded) and I believed until about two minutes ago that it was the biggest in the world. I guess I was wrong, but it certainly is an ENORMOUS city! (with not many people living there tho, at only about 600,000 I believe)

FLY DELTA JETS and sail UNITED STATES LINES



N 8 6 3 D A


User currently offlineDeltaRNOmd-80 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (13 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 723 times:

N863DA, I think they are talking about in terms of population. Yeah, I have been to Jax, it is HUGE. If a chain restaurant sets up shop in Jacksonville, they pretty much have to make 5 of them to do good their, one in the Westside, Orange Park, Northside, Southside, Beaches, Downtown etc. Each part is like its own little town, the only reason they are not is because all of the cities services are consolidated, and the entire county of Duval is Jax's city limits.

User currently offlineAerLingus From China, joined Mar 2000, 2371 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (13 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 709 times:

Selma, CA is the largest!



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User currently offlineMls515 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 3076 posts, RR: 9
Reply 17, posted (13 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 708 times:

The most densly populated is Cairo, or so I've heard.

User currently offlineIB6400 From Mexico, joined Jun 1999, 247 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (13 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 704 times:

Hi!

Mexico City Metropolitan Area is the world's largest city in terms of population. (Almost 20,000,000 people)

Our city government is proud of it, as the biggest city in the world and Latinamerica followed by São Paulo, Buenos Aires and Santiago de Chile.

Almost 9 million people live in Mexico City and the rest (11 million) live in the Metropolitan Area in the suburbs known as Naucalpan de Juarez, Tlalnepantla, Huixquilucan, Cd. Nezahualcoyotl, Ecatepec, Cuautitlan and Cuautitlan-Izcalli. Which are actually located in another state of the federation known as "Estado de México" but they are still part of Mexico City Metropolitan Area.

Mexico City is another city part of the D.F. (Federal District) which is not consider as another state of the federation; Mexico City, Federal District.

In an easy way:
20 million people live in a valley known as: "Mexico City Metropolitan Area". From those 20 million, 9 million live in Mexico City.

If you have the opportunity to fly above Mexico, you will realize how big this city is.

Joaquín  
Mexico City

¡Hola!

El Área Metropolitana de la Ciudad de México es la ciudad más grande del mundo en terminos de población. (Casi veinte millones de personas)

El gobierno de la ciudad se jacta de ser la ciudad más grande del mundo así como de América Latina seguida por San Pablo, Buenos Aires y Santiago de Chile.

Casi nueve millones de personas viven en la Ciudad de México y el resto (los once millones) viven en el área metropolitana en las municipalidades conocidas como Naucalpan de Juárez, Tlalnepantla, Huixquilucan, Cd. Nezahualcóyotl, Ecatepec, Cuautitlán y Cuautitlán-Izcalli. Las cuales están localizadas en otro estado de la federación independiente conocido como "Estado de México" no obstante siguen siendo parte del Area Metropolitana de la Ciudad de México.

La Ciudad de México es una parte del D.F. (Distrito Federal) que no es considerado como otro estado de la federación. Ciudad de México, Distrito Federal (Abreviando: México D.F.).

De forma sencilla:
Veinte millones de personas viven en un valle conocido como "Área Metropolitana de la Ciudad de México" de esos veinte millones, nueve millones viven en la Ciudad de México.

Si tienen la oportunidad de volar arriba de México, se darán cuenta de lo grande que es esta ciudad.

Joaquín  
Ciudad de México



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User currently offlineJsbothe From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (13 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 691 times:

a friend told me that dhaka (the capital of bangladesh) is an enormous city, because most of this country's population live in this town...what do you think, is it possible?

User currently offlineBrissie_lions From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (13 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 691 times:

As I mentioned Mount Isa is the largest city in the world. In size it is 130 km wide and 485 km long, yet it is home to only 23,000 residents, as it is a mining city, which makes it roughly 65,000 square kilometres in size (more than twice the size of Belgium). Compare this to the City of London which is only about 1 square kilometre in size.

Cheers

Scotty


User currently offlineTurboTristar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (13 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 668 times:

I thought Shanghai overtook Mexico City?

TurboTristar


User currently offlineWorldVoyager From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 393 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (13 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 665 times:

Population depends on what you consider "part of the city". If you take in account the actual city and all of its suburbs (arguable), a city can spread seemingly forever!

I believe the biggest metropolises are Tokyo-Yokohama (with a population close to Canada's), and Mexico City. Mumbai, India (currently 15 million) is growing at such a fast rate that it will soon be among these two. Most other mega-metropolises are in Asia (Karachi, Delhi, Calcutta, Dhaka, Bangkok, Manila, Osaka-Kobe, Seoul, Shanghai, Beijjing, Taipei, etc.

The metropolis with the highest density is no doubt Hong Kong, with 250 000
That's crowded!


User currently offlineWorldVoyager From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 393 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (13 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 660 times:

It was supposed to say 250 000 per square kilometre, but it didn't work for some reason!!!

Sorry.


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