B741 From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 716 posts, RR: 1 Posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2155 times:
I checked Wikpedia and it listed the largest urban areas of the world. Tokyo with 33 million and I was surprised to see Seoul with around 22 million. Also, it was good to see the Toronto-Hamilton(Golden Horseshoe) area recognized with about 6.7 million. It would be even higher if you include the Niagara(Buffalo) Frontier.
SFOMEX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2119 times:
Quoting KYIPpilot (reply 2): I think Mexico City will be up there. Pop is 22 million in the city alone.
That's right. The city's population is around 8-10 million. Yet, the whole urban area has more than 20 million inhabitants. Nothing beats landing in MEX at night, wherever you look is a sea of lights. At that moment you realize how big is this place. BTW, I love my hometown...
LTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13073 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2081 times:
The New York City Metro area, including about 50 miles to all directions from Times Square, is about 22 Million as well. That would include All of New York City, most of Northern New Jersey, well into Central New Jersey, most of Long Island, 4 counties In NY State and several counties in southeastern CT.
Perhaps some other urbanized areas of Asia, including in China and India may be up there too.
Aerorobnz From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 7184 posts, RR: 13
Reply 6, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2077 times:
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Accra ( I think)
Those would all be up there for major cities. The top two are examples of a Megalopolis'. Two or more major cities joined together.
Auckland where I live is only 1.2 million, but it is a large area in land for such a 'small' city.
NYCFlyer From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1387 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2062 times:
did you get that list off an official site, or did you just think it up? I'm 99% sure London, Paris, and Accra are not top-10. Also, the BOS-NYC-DC megalopolis should not be counted as a single entity on a list like this. But NYC is still top 6 or 7.
TOK, MEX, GRU, and PVG are generally top 4, not necessarily that order.
Northwest_guy From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 217 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1946 times:
The 2005 World Almanac lists the top 15 cities (urban "agglomerations") as being:
1. Tokyo, Japan - 34 million
2. Mexico City, Mexico - 18 million
3. New York City, U.S. - 17.8 million
4. Sao Paulo, Brazil - 17 million
5. Mumbai, India - 16 million
6. Kolkata, India - 13 million
7. Shanghai, China - 12.8 million
8. Buenos Aires, Argentina - 12.5 million
9. Delhi, India - 12.4 million
10. Los Angelos, U.S. - 11.8 million
11. Osaka, Japan - 11.1 million
12. Jakarta, Indonesia - 11 million
13. Beijing, China - 10.8 million
14. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 10. 8 million
15. Cairo, Egypt - 10.3 million
The 2005 Britannica Almanac has a slightly different list, but they are basically the same.
UALPHLCS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1902 times:
When you said "Largest" I thought you meant by area.
See this is were words can get tricky. Certainly one of the largest single urban areas is New Jersey. The entire state is classified as urban. Or you could go by City in which I think Indianapolis or Oklahoma City are the largest cities in the US. Now none of these three examples are the most populous urban areas in the US. But all count in terms of Largest.
You need to be really clear as to what you mean when you are talking about geography. "Largest" means alot of different things.
Prebennorholm From Denmark, joined Mar 2000, 6424 posts, RR: 54
Reply 21, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1841 times:
It is always hard to say what is "one urban area". And where are its limits.
In 1989 - first time I was in Paris - it seemed endless to me while driving around. I asked a knowledged local friend, what is the population of "Greater Paris"? He said 11.5 million. It is bigger today.
Also few people imagine that within a 30 miles radius circle with Birmingham, England as center lives 8.5 million people.
The Ruhr district in Germany is quite small in area, but includes more than half a dozen large cities.
The whole nation - the Netherlands with 18 million inhabitants - is probably smaller in area than LA city.
So there are a lot of difficulties when ranking the world's major urban areas with any sort of accuracy.
I'm just happy that I live far away from any of them. Copenhagen-Malmö is only 2 million, that's just bearable.
Always keep your number of landings equal to your number of take-offs, Preben Norholm
NUAir From Malaysia, joined Jun 2000, 1181 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1771 times:
"The whole nation - the Netherlands with 18 million inhabitants - is probably smaller in area than LA city."
Think again. Greater LA is about one third the size of The Netherlands so not really that comparable. Plus in The Netherlands you have long stretches of undeveloped farm land between cities and towns, something you won't see in LA county (unless you are playing GTA-San Andreas).
from CIA world factbook -
land: 33,883 sq km
(About twice the size of New Jersey)
Greater Los Angeles-
land: 10,515 sq km
If you have been to Tokyo I don't think that you can argue that its not the biggest and most populated urban area in the world.
"How Many Assholes we got on this ship?" - Lord Helmet
: I know it's cheating a bit what with so much of it suffering from extreme damp but wouldn't Honolulu have the biggest area of the lot?
: I guess if you just include the city itself, and here is the list of the largest cities: Rank City1 Population 1. Shanghai, China 13,278,500 2. Mumbai
: Actually, EA CO AS had it right - I believe the City and Borough of Juneau is still the largest (in area) city in the United States and likely up in t