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1 Sjanghai Shànghǎi China 15.017.783
2 Bombay Mumbai India 12.883.645
3 Karachi Karāchi Pakistan 11.969.284
4 Buenos Aires Argentinië 11.595.183
5 Delhi Dilli India 11.215.130
6 Manilla Manila Filipijnen 10.546.511
7 Moskou Moskva Rusland 10.472.629
8 Seoul Sŏul Zuid-Korea 10.409.345
9 São Paulo Brazilië 10.059.502
10 Istanbul İstanbul Turkije 10.034.830
11 Lagos Nigeria 9.020.089
12 Mexico-stad México Mexico 8.659.409
13 Jakarta Indonesië 8.556.798
14 Tokio Tōkyō Japan 8.372.440
What do you think?
 

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What do you think?
No, it's not the biggest. And because Chinese don't really make any babies, other cities will be bigger than Shanghai in the future. I think the current population of Shanghai is somewhere between 20-23 million people. Cities like Mumbai and Dehli will definitely be bigger than Shanghai in the future.
 

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Don't you think it's already the largest with this figure which even excludes Kunshan and Suzhou?
I don't think so. There's not much doubt that Tokyo is the biggest city in the world as far as I know. Shanghai is probably in the region with Mexico City, New York, Seoul and Sao Paulo. Mumbai is probably already up there with Shanghai and is probably growing much faster. Expect Dehli, Dhaka and Karachi to follow. Hell, even Lagos in Nigeria might overtake Shanghai soon.
 

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As a city is Tokyo with its 40 million the biggest, but not as municipality.
 

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this list may only include the population in urban eara of a city.
 

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I don't think so. There's not much doubt that Tokyo is the biggest city in the world as far as I know. Shanghai is probably in the region with Mexico City, New York, Seoul and Sao Paulo. Mumbai is probably already up there with Shanghai and is probably growing much faster. Expect Dehli, Dhaka and Karachi to follow. Hell, even Lagos in Nigeria might overtake Shanghai soon.

"Mumbai is probably already up there with Shanghai and is probably growing much faster"

are you crazy? no intend to hurt anyone, sounds crazy but it's true,ANY chinese city over 500,000 population is better than Mumbai. one can easy get this conclusion if you do visit Mumbai and any Chinese cities
 

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Your are kidding me? Indian has practically no infrastructure...
Chill man! You guys are always on the offensive when it comes to India and China. If you read carefully he was talking about population and the future growth of these cities and it won't be surprising if Mumbai actually surpasses Shanghai considering China has the one child policy thing.
 

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No, it's not the biggest. And because Chinese don't really make any babies, other cities will be bigger than Shanghai in the future. I think the current population of Shanghai is somewhere between 20-23 million people. Cities like Mumbai and Dehli will definitely be bigger than Shanghai in the future.
The population of China might not grow but until recently (and still to a degree) Chinese were not able to move easily to cities. The potential rural-urban drift in China over the next few decades is in the hundreds of millions. Shanghai is growing at the rate of about a million a year (noone really knows) and is about to swallow Suzhou (3-5 million), Wuxi (1-2 million) and even Hangzhou (5-7 million?) in the next twenty years or so. It could well beat Tokyo in hte not so distant future. I think Shanghai (or the Yangtze delta) will break new ground in terms of mega cities over the next 50 years.
I'm not sure the Indian cities will keep up in the medium term. Mumbai has no nearby cities to swallow and Delhi already has swallowed them. Both will need massive infrastructure investment too, if they are to get much bigger. I haven't been to Mumbai but Delhi is a slum-filled shithole next to Shanghai. I wonder if there is a point where cities get so feral that people stop moving there, even in the poorest of countries?
In the long term though, who knows?
 

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Chill man! You guys are always on the offensive when it comes to India and China. If you read carefully he was talking about population and the future growth of these cities and it won't be surprising if Mumbai actually surpasses Shanghai considering China has the one child policy thing.
You dont need borns to increase the population. Migrants works are the ones that are increasing Shanghai's Population.
 

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You dont need borns to increase the population. Migrants works are the ones that are increasing Shanghai's Population.
And in other major and rapidly growing cities it is both, which causes them to grow faster. Nothing wrong with that, I'm just telling you as it is, without babies, Shanghai will be a city full of old people, just like many parts of the countryside. But Shanghai can still be a major world city of course, just not the biggest city, that will most likely go to some city on the sub-continent.
 

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My very own estimate of Shanghai's population is a bit over 25 million at the moment. This number increases by some 300.000 to 3 million people per year. :)

I arrived to Shanghai from Huang Shan by train a week ago, and the area all the way from Wuxi to Shanghai is pretty much built up along the rails. Very impressive.
 

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My very own estimate of Shanghai's population is a bit over 25 million at the moment. This number increases by some 300.000 to 3 million people per year. :)

I arrived to Shanghai from Huang Shan by train a week ago, and the area all the way from Wuxi to Shanghai is pretty much built up along the rails. Very impressive.
No on-the-rail photos? :cheers:
 

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My very own estimate of Shanghai's population is a bit over 25 million at the moment. This number increases by some 300.000 to 3 million people per year. :)

I arrived to Shanghai from Huang Shan by train a week ago, and the area all the way from Wuxi to Shanghai is pretty much built up along the rails. Very impressive.
there is great tokyo, i just wonder, the cities like suzhou,wuxi, could there be counted as great shanghai eara as tokyo method?:)
 
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