What's the most populated city in the world?

what is the most in the populated city world?

Answer #1

The most populated city in the world, not necessarily by per sq. mile, is Shanghi,China. None of the other answers listed here are correct. Shanghi has a population of over 14,000,000 people as of 2010

Answer #2

Its not really about population as it is about density. Beijing does have five million more people but Tokyo has 12 million people crammed into a smaller space, Tokyo is the city that has the greatest number of people per square kilometer (5796 /km²)

Answer #3

from recently published history books, I’ve read it is moscow, russia. the population on record is currently over 12 million.

Answer #4

I did a couple of searches on Google. The answer I got most was Seoul, South Korea. Population approximately being 10,321,449.

Answer #5

Very intriguing… I did a bit of digging, and here is what I found - there is no definitive answer.

The last (and first) Russian Census was in 2002, and Moscow’s population was slated as being 10,126,424 (as taken from the Russian Census Website, and not including Zelenograd) - that didn’t take into account the millions of illegal immigrants living in Moscow though, so the real figure is higher, but not known, so you can’t say for sure how big it is. Next Census is supposed to be in 2010.

According to the Seoul Metropolitan Government website, the population of Seoul is 10,356,202 as at 2006. From what I’ve read about the growth of Moscow, the official populations could be about neck-and-neck right about now.

However, it depends how you define “City” . For instance, if you include Zelenograd for Moscow, it beats Seoul. The United Nations for instance see Tokyo as being the worlds largest city (26.4 Million, by including more of the surrounding urban areas), while other sources peg Mumbai as being the largest. If I was doing an assignment, I would either refer to the most up to date text book I could find and reference it, or do similar with a website.

Answer #6


Answer #7

I always thought it was moscow, I cant seem to find any sites that agree on what city it is…

Answer #8
  1. Tokyo, Japan - 32,450,000
  2. Seóul, South Korea - 20,550,000
  3. Mexico City, Mexico - 20,450,000
  4. New York City, USA - 19,750,000
  5. Mumbai, India - 19,200,000
  6. Jakarta, Indonesia - 18,900,000
  7. Sáo Paulo, Brazil - 18,850,000
  8. Delhi, India - 18,680,000
  9. Õsaka/Kobe, Japan - 17,350,000
  10. Shanghai, China - 16,650,000

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           World’s Most Populous Islands

Note: These population figures are for the individual islands, not the larger political unit to which the islands may belong. For instance, the figure for Great Britain does not include Northern Ireland, the Isle of Wight, Anglesey, etc.



Data on figure

  1. Java (Indonesia)


  1. Honshu (Japan)


  1. Great Britain


  1. Luzon (Philippines)


  1. Sumatra (Indonesia)


  1. Taiwan


  1. Sri Lanka


  1. Madagascar


  1. Mindanao (Philippines)


  1. Hispaniola (Caribbean)


  1. Borneo


  1. Sulawesi (Indonesia)


  1. Salsette (India)


  1. Kyushu (Japan)


  1. Cuba


  1. Hainan (China)


  1. Long Island (U.S.)


  1. New Guinea


  1. Hokkaido (Japan)


  1. Ireland


  1. Sicily (Italy)


  1. Shikoku (Japan)


  1. Panay (Philippines)


  1. Puerto Rico


  1. Cebu (Philippines)


  1. Negros (Philippines)


  1. Singapore


  1. Bali (Indonesia)


  1. North Island (New Zealand)


  1. Madura (Indonesia)


  1. Jamaica


  1. Lombok (Indonesia)


  1. Zhongchan Dao (China)


  1. Timor (Indonesia - East Timor)


  1. Leyte (Philippines)


  1. Sjaelland (Denmark)


  1. Flores (Indonesia)


  1. Montreal, Ile (Canada)


  1. Samar (Philippines)


  1. Dakhin Shahbazpur (Bangladesh)


  1. Sardinia (Italy)


  1. Manhattan (U.S.)


  1. Bohol


  1. Hong Kong I.


  1. Mauritius


  1. Okinawa (Japan)


  1. Trinidad


  1. Sao Luis (Brazil)


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Indonesia’s Giant Military Force In 1960s

The 1960s, President Sukarno Era. Indonesia’s military strength is one of the main, the largest, and strongest in the world. At that time, even the Dutch forces were not comparable to Indonesia, and the United States was very concerned with the development of our military forces that was heavily supported by the latest technology of the Soviet Union. In 1960, the Dutch were still entrenched in Papua. Seeing the power of the Republic of Indonesia became more powerful, Western-backed Dutch deceptionally designed to establish a puppet state that seemed to be independent, but still under the Dutch control. President Sukarno immediately took extreme action, in purpose of Papua recapture. Sukarno immediately issued a decree “Trikora”; in Yogyakarta, and the contents were:

  1. To prevent the formation of a puppet state of Papua, made by the Dutch colonial.
  2. To raise the Sang Saka Merah Putih (The Red-and-White Indonesian flag) in the Papua (West Irian at that time).
  3. To be prepared for a general mobilization, maintaining independence and unity of the nation’s homeland. Thanks to the proximity of Indonesia with the Soviets, Indonesia then got a help with massive naval forces and advanced air military in the world with a huge value of U.S. $ 2.5 billion. That time, the Indonesian military forces were considered the strongest in the southern hemisphere. The main strength of the Trikora Indonesia forces is one of the largest warships in the world’s fastest man-made Soviet Sverdlov class, with a giant cannon 12 caliber 6 inches. This is the KRI Irian, a giant weighing 16,640 tons with a crew of 1270 people, including 60 officers. The Soviets never once gave this strong ship to any other nations except Indonesia. (New ships now from Indonesia Sigma class weighs only 1600 tons). KRI Irian 3 KRI Irian was the most dangerous one of the main ship in the world and its strength was proportional to the ships America’s best fighter, the USS Iowa, USS Wisconsin and USS Missouri. The defender anti-air attack was very strong, because the kind had a triple 4-bis Mk5 gun turrets 20 mm caliber, and 32 multi-function Canon 3.7 cm caliber. Its armored belt had reached 100 mm thick, almost impossible to penetrate the warships with the Dutch’s best, including Hr. Ms. Evertsen. hnlms-karel-doorman-r81-in-hollandia-dutch-new-guinea HNLMS Karel Doorman in Biak, Papua Since the arrival of this ship immediately the Dutch drastically reduced its presence in Papua. The carrier of the Dutch largest pride, HNLMS Karel Doorman was ordered to leave immediately as soon as HMS Papua New Guinea moved to leave the Admiralty Yard in Leningrad to Surabaya, Indonesia. Indonesia Air Force also became one of the main fleets of air deadliest in the world, which consisted of more than 100 aircraft-art at that time:
  • 20 fighter supersonic MiG-21 Fishbed.
  • 30 aircraft MiG-15.
  • 49 fighter high-subsonic MiG-17.
  • 10 aircraft supersonic MiG-19.

mig-21 p mig21_05 The aircraft MiG-21 Fishbed is one of the main planes of the world’s most advanced supersonic thathas been able to fly at the speed reaching Mach 2. This aircraft was even better than the most sophisticated American aircraft at that time, the supersonic F-104 Starfighter and F-5 Tiger. All while the Dutch were still relying on the planes from World War II such as P-51 Mustang. For the record, the magnitude of the aircraft MiG-21 and MiG-17 was thatin the Vietnam War they encouraged Americans to establish the United States Navy Strike Fighter Tactics Instructor, the training center for best pilots known as TOP GUN. Tu-16_Badger_E Indonesia also had a fleet of 26 long-range strategic bomber Tu-16 Tupolev (Badger A and B). This made Indonesia one of only 4 nations in the world that have strategic bombers, namely the United States, Russia, and England. The home is located at the Air Force Base Iswahyudi, Surabaya. Even China and Australia did not have strategic bombers like this. The bombers also featured a variety of sophisticated electronic equipment and special anti-missile warships Kennel AS-1, which could easily sink the ships of Western combat. Indonesia also possessed a 12 Whiskey-class submarines, dozens of Corvette-class battleships, 9 of the world’s largest helicopter MI-6, MI-41 helicopter 4, various aircraft carriers including heavy transport aircraft Antonov An-12B. In total, Indonesia possessed 104 units of combat ships. Not to mention the thousands of the best assault rifles at the time and still become legendary to this day, the AK-47. This all made Indonesia air force become one of the sea and air military strongest in the world. It was so thrillingly great that America under the leadership of John F. Kennedy forced the Dutch to get out of Papua, and stated in the UN forum that the transition of power in Papua from the Netherlands to Indonesia was something that can be accepted. Source: GoodNewsFromIndonesia.org

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