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    World's largest cities

    Some of these numbers are surprising. When I was in Chongqing, they told me that the city district has 32 million people, which would put it second in the world. Much depends on what one calls the borders of the city. I was surprised that they put New York's population at 21,900,000. They must include a lot of surrounding areas, including Brooklyn, Staten Island, Bronx. If they included North Jersey, Long Island, and many of the towns North of the City that are bedroom communities for New York City, I suspect that the number will be greater than Tokyo.

    Wise.

    http://www.newspapers24.com/world-cities/index.html

    1. Tokyo (Japan) 34,200,000
    2. Mexico (Mexico) 22,800,000
    3. Seoul (South Korea) 22,300,000
    4. New York (US) 21,900,000
    5. Sao Paulo (Brazil) 20,200,000
    6. Mumbai (India) 19,850,000
    7. New Delhi (India) 19,700,000
    8. Shanghai (China) 18,150,000
    9. Los Angeles (US) 18,000,000
    10. Osaka (Japan) 16,800,000
    11. Jakarta (Indonesia) 16,550,000
    12. Kolkata (India) 15,650,000
    13. Cairo (Egypt) 15,600,000
    14. Manila (Philippines) 14,950,000
    15. Karachi (Pakistan) 14,300,000
    16. Moscow (Russia) 13,750,000
    17. Buenos Aires (Argentina) 13,450,000
    18. Dhaka (Bangladesh) 13,250,000
    19. Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) 12,150,000
    20. Beijing (China) 12,100,000
    21. London (UK) 12,000,000
    22. Tehran (Iran) 11,850,000
    23. Istanbul (Turkey) 11,500,000
    24. Lagos (Nigeria) 11,100,000
    25. Shenzhen (China) 10,700,000

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    Ha Canada's Tiny compared to this list.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wheelz1989 View Post
    Ha Canada's Tiny compared to this list.
    Tokyo is Canada's population... damn!!! My city, 103,000... big enough for me

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    Such great cities. Some on the list are my favorites.

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    I wonder if Los Angeles includes OC and Riverside? Certainly LA and surrounding area must be by far largest land mass of city in world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bcripeq View Post
    I wonder if Los Angeles includes OC and Riverside? Certainly LA and surrounding area must be by far largest land mass of city in world.
    I would have said Houston. LA and surrounding area often still has spaces in between, whereas Houston just keeps going and going and going...
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    I can't understand a city that size. The biggest city I have been in is Bangkok with 8 million people. I am satisfied with Oslo, with 450 000 people
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    Quote Originally Posted by bcripeq View Post
    I wonder if Los Angeles includes OC and Riverside? Certainly LA and surrounding area must be by far largest land mass of city in world.
    LA County has about 10 million...the figure in the article says the city of Los Angeles has 18 million. That's probably half the population of the whole state. I wonder what criteria they used to determine what constitutes a city? Surely OC and Riverside and SD counties, basically all of SoCal, must have been counted.

    btw billy, you living full time down there nowadays? I'm missing it big time, gettin tired of the snow, and I can smell the ocean if I try hard enough. I miss the ocean, the people, the weather...I miss it all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rdf View Post
    LA County has about 10 million...the figure in the article says the city of Los Angeles has 18 million. That's probably half the population of the whole state. I wonder what criteria they used to determine what constitutes a city? Surely OC and Riverside and SD counties, basically all of SoCal, must have been counted.

    btw billy, you living full time down there nowadays? I'm missing it big time, gettin tired of the snow, and I can smell the ocean if I try hard enough. I miss the ocean, the people, the weather...I miss it all.
    Yea full time in Long Beach again. I miss the Yaak!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bcripeq View Post
    Yea full time in Long Beach again. I miss the Yaak!
    The river in MT? It's pretty cool there.

    I'm now in Iowa, and it's the only place I can remember living where I couldn't see mountains or at least foothills somewhere off on the horizon. Here, nary a one, and I've driven hundreds of miles through the state.

    I've lived all over the West, but I swear I can't recall not being able to see mountains or foothills or even simple hills, even when living in the deserts of Utah, AZ and Nevada. Hell, even Vegas has mountains not far away.

    I miss the ocean big time, and all parts of California. I checked out my cali home town webcam the other day, and started to cry

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