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I threw this together this morning to further compare the urban area size of cities. There's been a lot of debate and a huge thread about it so I hope this helps to clear things up. Every image is at exactly the same scale, forgive me if I am a bit off with some of the boundaries.

They are all from Google maps. I may add more later if there are some requests.

It's 1.6MB, so give it a sec to load.

Cheers

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Japanese and South American cities are HUGE! :eek:mg:
nice to see Metro Manila there.:eek:kay:
 

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The 2006 US Census estimates put the "San Jose-San Francisco-Oakland, CA CSA (Consolidated Statistical Area)" at 7,228,948. That's a fairly accurate estimate of the Bay Area's population.
 

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Stockholm and Copenhagen cant be the same scale:S
Copenhagen looks 10 times bigger than sthlm is this picture.

IT IS more urban definatly, but i cant be that much bigger.
 

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Stockholm and Copenhagen cant be the same scale:S
Copenhagen looks 10 times bigger than sthlm is this picture.

IT IS more urban definatly, but i cant be that much bigger.
Copenhagen looks bigger than Rome and Amsterdam, and Athens :lol:
 

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The pic of Berlin seems wrong to me..it's almost as large as Paris but on this pic you can only see forests

but nevertheless good job :)
 

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Stockholm and Copenhagen cant be the same scale:S
Copenhagen looks 10 times bigger than sthlm is this picture.

IT IS more urban definatly, but i cant be that much bigger.
No the Stockholm pic shows only part of Stockholm, maybe 1 400 000 out of 1 800 000 but the Copenhagen one shows the entire metropolitan area, in reality Stockholm is lager than Copenhagen cause of lower density.

About the Barcelona pic, it shows the metro area wich has some 5 million people
but the city itself has about 1.5 million and only encompass maybe 1/100th of that pic.
 

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Copenhagen looks bigger than Rome and Amsterdam, and Athens :lol:
Copenhagen is very sprawly for a European city, with some 900.000 out of the 1.8mil living in houses or 2 story buildings, hence the large size and relatively low population..

Stockholm and Copenhagen cant be the same scale:S
Copenhagen looks 10 times bigger than sthlm is this picture.

IT IS more urban definatly, but i cant be that much bigger.
About the Stockholm vs Copenhagen issue, Stockholm metro is spread out on an area 3 times the size of Copenhagen metro and not nearly as dense as CPH

Copenhagen-Stockholm same scale...
 

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Tokyo trumps all!

Judging from the satellite pics, the largest overbuilt area is Greater Tokyo. :eek: And, Nagoya looks bigger than Osaka-Kobe-Kyoto (Kansai Region)!!!

Surprisingly huge overbuilt expanses [in no, particular, order]:
1. Miami
2. San Francisco-Oakland Bay Area
3. Dallas-Fort Worth
4. "Chicagoland"
5. Seattle-Tacoma Area

But in reality, it goes like this: (Sorry, no figures.)
1. New York Tri-State Area
2. Greater Tokyo Area
3. Greater Los Angeles Area "Southland"
4. "Chicagoland"
5. Atlanta
...and so on...
 

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@ KennyDE302 Re: The "Megalopolis" Concept

^^ If you'd do that the picture will be too huge. And, besides, if you do that you'll have to do the same for:

* Utsunomiya-Tokyo-Shizouka-Nagoya-Osaka-Fukuoka Megalopolis (Tokaido-Sanyo Rail Corridor)
* Sao Paulo-Rio de Janeiro Megalopolis
* San-San/So-Cal Megalopolis (San Francisco - Los Angeles-San Diego-
* Taipei-Kaouhsiung Megalopolis
* Pearl River Delta Megalopolis (Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Dongguan-Hong Kong-Macau-Zhuhai)
* Yangtze River Delta Megalopolis (Shanghai-Nanjing-Hangzhou-Ningbo-Wuxi-Suzhou)
* Mexico City and Environs
* The Blue Banana (Southern British Isle-Southern France-the Benelux-Northern Italy)
* European Sunbelt Cities (from Barcelona all-the-way to Naples)
* Greater Seoul (extending all-the-way to Busan and Daegu)
* Beijing-Tianjin Area
* Java Island Megalopolis (Jakarta-Surabaya-Yogyakarta)
* German Heartland Megalopolis
* Chi-Pitts Area/"Great Lakes" Megalopolis (Chicago-Milwaukee-Detroit-Indianapolis-Cleveland-Cincinnati-Columbus-Buffalo N.Y.-Pittsburgh-Hamilton-Mississuaga-Toronto)
* Houston-Dallas-Fort Worth Area
* Moscow and Environs
* Miami-Palm Beach Metroplex
* Chongqing-Chengdu Basin
* Northern South Asia (Dhaka all-the-way to New Delhi)
 

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Good picture, My only recommendation would be to make some lines to divide it up, easier to see.
 
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