2005 Megacities Population

The population of world megacities for the year 2005.

2005 Top 10 Megacity Population
RankCityCountryPopulation
1TokyoJapan35,621,544
2Ciudad de México (Mexico City)Mexico19,276,065
3Kinki M.M.A. (Osaka)Japan18,762,099
4DelhiIndia18,691,330
5São PauloBrazil18,288,134
6New York-NewarkUnited States of America18,087,173
7Mumbai (Bombay)India17,257,072
8ShanghaiChina17,055,788
9Al-Qahirah (Cairo)Egypt15,174,050
10Kolkata (Calcutta)India13,595,152

Please see also 2000 Megacities and 2010 Megacities.

2005 Megacities Population
RankCityCountryPopulation
11Buenos AiresArgentina13,329,540
12BeijingChina12,991,292
13DhakaBangladesh12,330,879
14Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa AnaUnited States of America11,977,857
15Rio de JaneiroBrazil11,831,807
16KarachiPakistan11,131,559
17Moskva (Moscow)Russian Federation10,751,428
18ManilaPhilippines10,750,752
19IstanbulTurkey10,465,694
20ParisFrance10,091,795
21SeoulRepublic of Korea9,822,447
22ChongqingChina9,454,075
23Guangzhou, GuangdongChina9,055,056
24JakartaIndonesia8,988,406
25Chukyo M.M.A. (Nagoya)Japan8,914,045
26LagosNigeria8,859,399
27ChicagoUnited States of America8,464,184
28TianjinChina8,430,065
29ShenzhenChina8,409,066
30LimaPeru8,081,255

Data is from United Nations - World Urbanization Prospects 2018.

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