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Old June 18th, 2006, 07:27 AM   #1
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Shanghai is world's largest city by population!!!

taken from http://worldatlas.com/geoquiz/thelist.htm
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LARGEST CITIES ON THE PLANET!
Numbers shown are the population within the recognized city limits, and do not include people living in the immediate surrounding area outside of the established border of the city. For the largest metropolitan areas refer to the list below this one.
Revised (10/01/04)
Shanghai, China 13.3 million
Mumbai (Bombay), India 12.6 million
Buenos Aires, Argentina 11.92 million
Moscow, Russia 11.3 million
Karachi, Pakistan 10.9 million
Delhi, India 10.4 million
Manila, Philippines 10.3 million
Sao Paulo, Brazil 10.26 million
Seoul, South Korea 10.2 million
Istanbul, Turkey 9.6 million
Jakarta, Indonesia 9.0 million
Mexico City, Mexico 8.7 million
Lagos, Nigeria 8.68 million
Lima, Peru 8.38 million
Tokyo, Japan 8.3 million

New York City, USA 8.09 million
Cairo, Egypt 7.6 million
London, UK 7.59 million
Teheran, Iran 7.3 million
Beijing, China 7.2 million
noticed the date (10/01/04). I would appreciate if you post a newer version of this
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Old June 18th, 2006, 07:56 AM   #2
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What about Chongqing?
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Old June 20th, 2006, 06:26 AM   #3
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What does "established border" exactly mean here? It's surely not administrative border as Chongqing is not even appearing while Beijing is shrinked to 7.2 million. Comparing those figures of London and Beijing it seems that it is only one more screwed ranking among many others as different scales were applied. And ya, I am aware that it is dated 2004.
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Old June 20th, 2006, 04:49 PM   #4
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It means broders defined by administration. Shanghai has a huge city area and population in this regard. For example, Shanghai's city area is 6,340 sqkm, Seoul's city area is 607 sqkm, New York's city area is 1,214 sqkm, and Tokyo, the largest city(by metro population) in the world, has a city area of 2,187 sqkm.
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Old June 21st, 2006, 12:50 AM   #5
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I'm not sure if that's right. Beijing's population within it's administrative borders is much larger than 7.2 million, and Shanghai's was nearly 17 million as of the 2000 census. They must be using some other criteria for Chinese cities, although what that is, I don't know. I'd be curious to see where they got those figures from.
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Old June 21st, 2006, 10:53 AM   #6
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Shanghai is surely not the largest city in the world. Yet at the amazing rate it is growing now of around half a million a year will put it amongst the first five by 2015 for sure.
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Old June 25th, 2006, 12:59 PM   #7
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Chongqing is the biggest with population of 30 million!
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