Louis From Canada, joined Oct 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (13 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 724 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.
N863DA From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 48 posts, RR: 6
Reply 14, posted (13 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 720 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)
DeltaRNOmd-80 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (13 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 715 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.
IB6400 From Mexico, joined Jun 1999, 247 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (13 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 696 times:
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.
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.
Ciudad de México
Yo soy yo más mis circunstancias - J. Ortega y Gasset
Brissie_lions From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (13 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 683 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.
WorldVoyager From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 393 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (13 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 657 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