The population of the planet in a matter of days will overcome the milestone of 8 billion people. We all know that the country with the largest population currently is China (1,425,882,822 people), followed by India (1,417,731,353 people). But many do not know which is the most populous city in the world.
Most of the world’s most populous cities are in two Asian regions, India and China. Among them are Shanghai and Beijing with a population of 26 and 20 million respectively, Delhi with a population of 29 million and Mumbai with a population of over 20 million.
However, according to worldpopulationreview.com, Tokyo is the largest city in the world in terms of its entire territory, with a total population of over 37 million people. Another Japanese city, Osaka, is also overpopulated with about 19.5 million people. There are also several non-Asian cities with large populations such as Mexico City (over 21.5 million people), Cairo (almost 20.5 million people) and Buenos Aires (almost 15.5 million people).
The ten most populous cities in the world in 2022:
- Tokyo (37 435 191)
- Delhi (29 399 141)
- Shanghai (26 317 104)
- Sao Paulo (21 846 507)
- Mexico City (21,671,908)
- Cairo (20 484 965)
- Dhaka (20 283 552)
- Mumbai (20 185 064)
- Beijing (20 035 455)
- Osaka (19,222,665).
Athens is one of the largest European cities
Greece is a country with a population of just over 10 million people. However, most of the population lives in the capital, Athens, where, according to the same data, more than 3 million people (3,153,781 inhabitants) live. One of the largest European metropolitan areas ranks 150th in the world in terms of the number of residents living in it, one place above Milan (3,149,223 inhabitants) and one place below Sanaa (the capital of Yemen with 3,181,655 inhabitants).