The world’s population is increasing rapidly, and now the total population of the world has exceeded 7.8 billion. Here is a list of the top 7 most populous cities in the world in 2023.
Mexico City – 22.08 million
Mexico City is the capital and largest city of Mexico, and it is the most populous city in North America. It is one of the most important cultural and financial centers in the world. It is located in the Valley of Mexico (Valle de Mexico), a large valley in the high plateaus in the center of Mexico, at an altitude of 2,240 meters. In addition, the city has 16 subdivisions known as the Borough or the demarcations territorials. Mexico city is the 5th among top most populous cities in the world in 2023.
Sao Paulo – 22.43 million
Sao Paulo is a municipality in the southeast region of Brazil. The metropolis is an alpha global city and the most populous city in Brazil, the Americas, the Western Hemisphere and the Southern Hemisphere. Also, Sao Paulo is one of the top most populous cities in the world in 2023.
Additionally, Sao Paulo is the largest Portuguese-speaking city in the world. São Paulo is one of the world’s most populated cities. The municipality is also the fourth largest city in the world by population. The city is the capital of the state surrounding Sao Paulo, the most populous and richest state in Brazil. It exerts strong international influence in commerce, finance, arts and entertainment.
Delhi – 32.06 million
Delhi is a city and a union territory of India, with New Delhi being the capital of India. It is settled on three sides by the state of Haryana and on the east by Uttar Pradesh. The NCT has an area of 1,484 square kilometers. Delhi is the second most populous city in the world in 2023 with a population of 32.06 million. Also, it is the most populous city in India. Delhi is one of the oldest cities in the world and has been inhabited continuously since the 6th century BCE.
Dhaka – 22.47 million
Dhaka is the capital and largest city of Bangladesh. It is the sixth most populated city in the world in 2023. With a population of 8.9 million inhabitants in the city limits and more than 22.47 million residents in the Greater Dhaka region. Dhaka is the economic, political and cultural center of Bangladesh, and it is one of the major cities in South Asia. Also, it is the largest city in East South Asia and between the Bay of Bengal countries and one of the largest cities among the OIC countries. As part of the Bengal plain, the city is bounded by the Buriganga River, Turag River, Dhaleshwari River and Shitalakshya River.
Shanghai – 28.51 million
Shanghai is one of the four direct-administered municipalities of the People’s Republic of China. The city is located at the southern mouth of the Yangtze, into which the Huangpu River flows. In addition with a population of 24.28 million as of 2019, it is the most populous urban area in China and it is the third among the top most populous cities in the world in 2023.
Mumbai – 20.06 million
Mumbai is the capital of the Indian state of Maharashtra. According to the United Nations, as of 2018, Mumbai is the second most populous city in the country after Delhi. Mumbai ranks 9th among the top most populous cities in the world in 2023 with a population of about 20.06 million. In addition, according to the 2011 Government of India census, Mumbai was the most populous city in India with an estimated population of 12.5 million, which was under the municipal corporation Greater Mumbai.
Tokyo – 37.27 million
Tokyo is the capital and most populous region of Japan. Located in the main part of Tokyo Bay, part of the Kanto region on the central Pacific coast of Honshu, the main island of predecessor Japan. Tokyo is the political and economic center of the country, as well as the seat of the Emperor of Japan and the national government. Greater Tokyo is the most populous city in the world in 2023. It has more than 37.27 million inhabitants.