World’s largest “City” cities

 

Source: roadtrafficsigns.com

The following list identifies the largest cities in the world that incorporate “City” or “Ciudad” into their names. A population minimum of 150,000 residents in the core city was used as a threshold for inclusion. As can be seen, there is a very close race for the top spot between Ho Chi Minh City, Mexico City, and New York City.

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) – Source: tripsavvy.com

The Philippines and Mexico are tied for the most cities on the list with ten (10) each, followed the United States with six (6). In all, twelve (12) nations are represented, which is fewer than expected.  As always, any additional, corrections, or suggestions are welcome. Enjoy!

  1. Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam = 8,993,082 (2019)
  2. Ciudad de Mexico (Mexico City), Mexico = 8,918,653 (2016)
  3. New York City, NY, USA = 8,336,817 (2019 estimate)
  4. Quezon City, Philippines = 2,936,116 (2015)
  5. Davao City, Philippines = 1,632,991 (2015)
  6. Benin City, Nigeria = 1,495,800 (2015)
  7. Ciudad Juarez, Mexico = 1,321,004 (2010)
  8. Ciudad Guayana, Venezuela = 946,606 (estimate)
  9. Guatemala City, Guatemala = 923,292 (2018)
  10. Cebu City, Philippines = 922,611 (2015)
  11. Panama City, Panama = 880,691 (2013)
  12. Zamboanga City, Philippines = 861,799 (2015)
  13. Oklahoma City, OK, USA = 655,067 (2019 estimate)
  14. Bokaro Steel City, India = 563,417 (2011)
  15. Quebec City, QC, Canada = 531,902 (2016)
  16. Malacca City, Malaysia = 503,885 (2010)
  17. Kansas City, MO, USA = 495,327 (2019 estimate)
  18. Ciudad López Mateos, Mexico = 489,160 (2010)
  19. Ciudad Apodaca, Mexico = 467,157 (2010)
  20. Iloilo City, Philippines = 447,992 (2015)
  21. Tarlac City, Philippines = 342,943 (2015)
  22. Batangas City, Philippines = 329,874 (2015)
  23. Ciudad Victoria, Mexico = 305,155 (2010)
  24. Ciudad del Este (City of the East), Paraguay = 310,815 (2018)
  25. Cotabato City, Philippines = 299,438 (2015)
  26. Ciudad Obregon, Mexico = 298,625 (2010)
  27. Ciudad Bolivar, Venezuela = 291,170 (estimate)
  28. Ciudad Nicolás Romero, Mexico = 281,789 (2010)
  29. Jersey City, NJ, USA = 262,075 (2019 estimate)
  30. Kota Sorong (City of Deep & Wavy Ocean), Indonesia = 219,958 (2014 estimate) – added 7/25/20
  31. Salt Lake City, UT, USA = 200,567 (2019 estimate)
  32. Ciudad Madero (Timber City), Mexico = 197,216 (2010)
  33. Ciudad Delgado, El Salvador = 174,825 (2007) – added 7/24/20
  34. Ciudad del Carmen, Mexico = 169,466 (2010)
  35. Sorsogon City, Philippines = 168,110 (2015)
  36. Surigao City, Philippines = 154,137 (2015)
  37. Kansas City, KS, USA = 152,938 (2019 estimate)
  38. Ciudad Benito Juarez, Mexico = 151,893 (2010)

SOURCES:

  • en.wikipedia.org for each city and for the populations of the largest cities in countries around the world
  • geonames.org
  • citymayors.com
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