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List of Most Populous Cities of the World in 2021

Tulika Tandon

There are more than 7 billion people on Earth and more than 70% is the bare ocean. So it is obvious that there are some overpopulated spots in this world. Here is a list of the most populous cities in the world in 2021. Take a look below. 

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List of Most Populated Cities of the World:

The most populous cities are in China and India. From India, Delhi and Mumbai make the top 10 list. However, the largest city by population is Tokyo. The city has more than 38 million residents. Another Japanese city, Osaka, also has a very large population of almost 20.5 million.

City

Population

Tokyo

37,435,191

Delhi

29,399,141

Shanghai

26,317,104

Sao Paulo

21,846,507

Mexico City

21,671,908

Cairo

20,484,965

Dhaka

20,283,552

Mumbai

20,185,064

Beijing

20,035,455

Osaka

19,222,665

Facts about the most populous cities:

Tokyo was earlier called Edo. It began its growth after the beginning of the Tokugawa Shogunate. It grew from a few thousand around 1500 to 1,000,000 by the early 1700s.

Delhi, India has been the capital of various Empires that have inhabited the country since 600 BC. 

Shanghai is the largest city in China. It grew after the 1990s reform in the country. It residents talk in their own language and have their own rules for writing that is Grammar. 

Mumbai, earlier called Bombay is the most populous city of India and also the wealthiest city in India. 

Sao Paulo in Brazil is the only city with 196 significant national populations. The city had a majority immigrant population. 

Beijing, China is one of the oldest cities in the world. One of the oldest restaurants in the city functions still to this day.  

Mexico City identified as a Federal District until 2016 is the oldest capital and largest city in America. 

Dhaka, Bangladesh: Dhaka is the largest Muslim city in the world outside the Middle East. It was known as the City of Mosques under the Mughal rule.

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