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World's Largest Urban Areas  
User currently offlineB741 From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 716 posts, RR: 1
Posted (9 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2144 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.


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User currently offlineAerobalance From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 4681 posts, RR: 47
Reply 1, posted (9 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2127 times:

The Asian winters must be long and cold....


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User currently offlineKYIPpilot From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 1383 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (9 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2122 times:

I think Mexico City will be up there. Pop is 22 million in the city alone.


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User currently offlineMdsh00 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4124 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (9 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2111 times:

The Greater Los Angeles Area is quite large and populous too.


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User currently offlineSFOMEX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2108 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...


User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13039 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (9 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2070 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.


User currently offlineAerorobnz From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 7166 posts, RR: 13
Reply 6, posted (9 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2066 times:

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Mexico City
Sao Paulo
Rio
Seoul
Accra ( I think)
London
Paris
LA basin
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.


User currently offlineNYCFlyer From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1387 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (9 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2051 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.


User currently offlineYokohama1970 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 199 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (9 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2035 times:

Shanghai, China?

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/en/doc/2003-12/05/content_287705.htm



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User currently offlineAA777 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 2544 posts, RR: 28
Reply 9, posted (9 years 4 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2022 times:
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dont forget Buenos Aires. Its about 9 Million.

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User currently offlineAirlinerfreak From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (9 years 4 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2013 times:

I dont mean this as a rude or negative comment, but in L.A. we could have that many people living in a house listed under one person. Also there are a number of aliens un accounted for.

User currently offlineLevent From France, joined Sep 2004, 1718 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (9 years 4 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1983 times:

Istanbul is gigantic as well, the latest estimate is about 12 million inhabitants in greater Istanbul.

User currently offlineKEno From Malaysia, joined Feb 2004, 1842 posts, RR: 27
Reply 12, posted (9 years 4 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1979 times:

Quoting Aerorobnz (reply 6):
Accra ( I think)

I doubt it very much. Cairo & Lagos are a lot bigger.


User currently offlineAvianca From Venezuela, joined Jan 2005, 5922 posts, RR: 40
Reply 13, posted (9 years 4 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1969 times:

Rhein-Ruhr in Germany is also very big, i think 12 or 13 million of people, it is the biggest Urban Area in Europe.


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User currently offlineNorthwest_guy From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 217 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (9 years 4 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 1935 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.


User currently offlineLogan22L From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (9 years 4 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 1913 times:

Quoting Airlinerfreak (reply 10):
L.A. we could have that many people living in a house listed under one person


And some of those houses are more than 25 Years Old.

I suppose "largest" really should be "most populous." THen it's a no brainer. If we want to consider land area, then all sort of subjectivities come into play.

Logan


User currently offlineUALPHLCS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (9 years 4 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 1891 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.


User currently offlineLogan22L From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (9 years 4 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 1888 times:

UALPHLCS: Thanks for reiterating what I had just said.  Wink

Logan


User currently offlineNYCFlyer From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1387 posts, RR: 10
Reply 18, posted (9 years 4 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 1882 times:

Jacksonville, Florida is actually the largest in the U.S., in terms of square mileage.

User currently offlineBackfire From Germany, joined Oct 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (9 years 4 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 1875 times:

Essen in Germany is one of the lesser-known...but it's vast.

User currently offlineDrerx7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5162 posts, RR: 8
Reply 20, posted (9 years 4 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 1876 times:

Oklahoma City is 4th largest in the U.S. by area.


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User currently offlinePrebennorholm From Denmark, joined Mar 2000, 6387 posts, RR: 54
Reply 21, posted (9 years 4 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1830 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.



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User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13517 posts, RR: 62
Reply 22, posted (9 years 4 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1815 times:
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Jacksonville, Florida is actually the largest in the U.S., in terms of square mileage.

Juneau, Alaska is actually up there too - if not first, then second.



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User currently offlineDelta767300ER From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2562 posts, RR: 12
Reply 23, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1768 times:

Jacksonville is 757.7 square miles.
Indianapolis is 361 square miles.
Orlando is 93.5 square miles.  Sad But most of the cool shit is outside the city limits.

Stats from www.city-data.com

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User currently offlineNUAir From Malaysia, joined Jun 2000, 1181 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1760 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 -
Netherlands
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.



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25 Post contains images Banco : 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?
26 Post contains links Spaceman : 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
27 Post contains links Searpqx : 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
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