1950 Megacities Population

The population of world megacities for the year 1950.

1950 Top 10 Megacity Population
RankCityCountryPopulation
1New York-NewarkUnited States of America12,338,471
2TokyoJapan11,274,640
3LondonUnited Kingdom8,360,847
4Kinki M.M.A. (Osaka)Japan7,005,284
5ParisFrance6,283,018
6Moskva (Moscow)Russian Federation5,356,392
7Buenos AiresArgentina5,166,140
8ChicagoUnited States of America4,999,060
9Kolkata (Calcutta)India4,604,143
10ShanghaiChina4,288,091

Please see also 2035 Megacities and 1955 Megacities.

1950 Megacities Population
RankCityCountryPopulation
11Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa AnaUnited States of America4,045,514
12Ciudad de México (Mexico City)Mexico3,365,081
13BerlinGermany3,337,621
14PhiladelphiaUnited States of America3,127,806
15Mumbai (Bombay)India3,088,811
16Rio de JaneiroBrazil3,026,195
17Sankt Peterburg (Saint Petersburg)Russian Federation2,902,789
18DetroitUnited States of America2,769,254
19BostonUnited States of America2,550,818
20Al-Qahirah (Cairo)Egypt2,493,514
21TianjinChina2,467,096
22ManchesterUnited Kingdom2,422,246
23São PauloBrazil2,334,038
24Chukyo M.M.A. (Nagoya)Japan2,236,878
25Birmingham (West Midlands)United Kingdom2,228,914
26ShenyangChina2,147,522
27Roma (Rome)Italy1,884,065
28Milano (Milan)Italy1,883,420
29San Francisco-OaklandUnited States of America1,855,207
30BarcelonaSpain1,809,390

Data is from United Nations - World Urbanization Prospects 2018.

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