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  1. UroTrash

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    True or false?:

    the CEO of United Technologies said on CNBC this AM that Chungking (Chongqing ) is now the world's largest city at 40 million.
     
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  3. BigAl

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    it was ranked 61st on a 2003 list. Depends if its city limits or meteropolitan area....

    still chuckling at my avatar.....
     
  4. BWS550

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    NEVER HEARD OF THAT

    THOUGHT MAYBE TOKYO............
     
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    7th on that 2003 list
     
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    WHATS THE FIRST?? NEW DELHI, INDIA??
     
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  8. Kram

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    40 Million!! Wow!!
    My father had strong memories of Chungking during the war, including hiding in a drainage ditch every day at noon, which was when the Japanese would fly over it and bomb it to bits.

    40 Million! It’s inconceivable.

    I’d hate to try and carry the phone directory up some stairs.
     
  9. BigAl

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    NYC and MX City right behind 'em.
     
  10. BigAl

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    just in case....top 30-
    Rank Area Country Category Population
    1 New York (NY) USA Urban area 21,199,000
    2 MEXICO CITY Mexico Urban area 20,267,000
    3 Los Angeles (CA) USA Urban area 16,373,000
    4 Mumbai (Bombay) India Urban area 16,368,000
    5 Kolkata (Calcutta) India Urban area 13,217,000
    6 Delhi India Urban area 12,791,000
    7 TOKYO Japan Urban area 12,059,000
    8 BUENOS AIRES Argentina Urban area 11,298,000
    9 SEOUL South Korea City 10,231,000
    10 Sao Paulo Brazil City 10,009,000
    11 JAKARTA Indonesia City 9,373,000
    12 Karachi Pakistan City 9,339,000
    13 PARIS France Urban area 9,319,000
    14 Chicago (IL) USA Urban area 9,158,000
    15 MOSKVA Russia Urban area 8,538,000
    16 Istanbul Turkey Urban area 8,506,000
    17 Shanghai China City 8,214,000
    18 WASHINGTON (DC) USA Urban area 7,608,000
    19 BANGKOK Thailand City 7,507,000
    20 BEIJING China City 7,362,000
    21 LONDON UK City 7,074,000
    22 San Francisco (CA) USA Urban area 7,039,000
    23 Hong Kong China City 6,843,000
    24 CAIRO Egypt City 6,800,000
    25 TEHRAN Iran City 6,758,000
    26 Chennai India Urban area 6,425,000
    27 BOGOTA Colombia City 6,422,000
    28 Bandung Indonesia City 5,919,000
    29 Tianjin China City 5,855,000
    30 Boston (MA) USA Urban area 5,819,000
     
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    40 MILLION PEOPLE ???? WHERE??





    The world's largest cities
    Cities ranked 1 to 100
    Capital letters denote country capital cities. This table provides population figures for cities with legally defined boundaries, with recognised urban status and with its own local government. The figures do not take into account suburban settlements or other heavily populated areas outside city boundaries. Greater urban areas are described and ranked on separate pages.

    Introduction | Cities ranked 1 to 100 | Cities ranked 101 to 200 | Cities ranked 201 to 300 | World's largest urban areas | Ranking of urban areas | Urban slums | Capital cities | Europe's 500 largest cities |



    Rank City Country Population
    1 SEOUL South Korea 10,231,000
    2 São Paulo Brazil 10,009,000
    3 Bombay India 9,925,000
    4 JAKARTA Indonesia 9,373,000
    5 Karachi Pakistan 9,339,000
    6 MOSKVA (Moscow) Russia 8,297,000
    7 Istanbul Turkey 8,260,000
    8 MEXICO (Mexico City) Mexico 8,235,000
    9 Shanghai China 8,214,000
    10 TOKYO Japan 8,130,000
    11 New York (NY) USA 8,008,000
    12 BANGKOK Thailand 7,506,700
    13 BEIJING China 7,362,000
    14 Delhi India 7,206,000
    15 LONDON UK 7,074,000
    16 HongKong China 6,843,000
    17 CAIRO Egypt 6,800,000
    18 TEHRAN Iran 6,758,000
    19 BOGOTA Colombia 6,422,000
    20 Bandung Indonesia 5,919,000
    21 Tianjin China 5,855,000
    22 LIMA Peru 5,681,000
    23 Rio de Janeiro Brazil 5,613,000
    24 Lahore Pakistan 5,143,000
    25 Bogor Indonesia 5,000,000
    26 SANTIAGO Chile 4,788,000
    27 St Petersburg Russia 4,678,000
    28 Shenyang China 4,669,000
    29 Calcutta India 4,399,000
    30 Wuhan China 4,040,000
    31 Sydney Australia 4,031,000
    32 Guangzhou China 3,935,000
    33 SINGAPORE Singapore 3,894,000
    34 Madras India 3,841,000
    35 BAGHDAD Iraq 3,841,000
    36 Pusan South Korea 3,814,000
    37 Los Angeles (CA) USA 3,694,000
    38 Yokohama Japan 3,426,000
    39 DHAKA Bangladesh 3,397,000
    40 BERLIN Germany 3,386,000
    41 Alexandria Egypt 3,339,000
    42 Bangalore India 3,302,000
    43 Malang Indonesia 3,173,000
    44 Hyderabad India 3,145,000
    45 Chongqing China 3,127,000
    46 Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam 3,015,000
    47 Haerbin China 2,990,000
    48 ANKARA Turkey 2,984,000
    49 BUENOS AIRES Argentina 2,965,000
    50 Chengdu China 2,954,000
    51 Ahmedabad India 2,954,000
    52 Casablanca Morocco 2,943,000
    53 Chicago (IL) USA 2,896,000
    54 Xian China 2,872,000
    55 MADRID Spain 2,823,000
    56 Surabaya Indonesia 2,801,000
    57 PYONGYANG NorthKorea 2,741,000
    58 Nanjing China 2,678,000
    59 KINSHASA Congo (Zaire) 2,664,000
    60 ROMA Italy 2,648,000
    61 Taipei China 2,640,000
    62 Osaka Japan 2,598,000
    63 KIEV Ukraine 2,589,000
    64 YANGON Myanmar 2,513,000
    65 Toronto Canada 2,500,000
    66 Zibo China 2,484,000
    67 Dalian China 2,483,000
    68 Taegu South Korea 2,449,000
    69 ADDIS ABABA Ethopia 2,424,000
    70 Jinan China 2,403,000
    71 Salvador Brazil 2,331,000
    72 Inchon South Korea 2,308,000
    73 Semarang Indonesia 2,221,000
    74 Giza Egypt 2,221,000
    75 Changchun China 2,192,000
    76 Havanna Cuba 2,192,000
    77 Nagoya Japan 2,171,000
    78 Belo Horizonte Brazil 2,154,000
    79 PARIS France 2,152,000
    80 TASHKENT Uzbekistan 2,142,000
    81 Fortaleza Brazil 2,139,000
    82 Sukabumi Indonesia 2,137,000
    83 Cali Colombia 2,128,000
    84 Guayaquil Ecuador 2,117,000
    85 Qingdao China 2,101,000
    86 Izmir Turkey 2,081,000
    87 Cirebon Indonesia 2,080,000
    88 Taiyuan China 2,051,000
    89 BRASILIA Brazil 2,016,000
    90 BUCURESTI Romania 2,016,000
    91 Faisalabad Pakistan 2,008,000
    92 Quezon City Philippines 1,989,000
    93 Medan Indonesia 1,988,000
    94 Houston (TX) USA 1,953,000
    95 Abidjan Côte d’Ivorie 1,929,000
    96 Mashhad Iran 1,887,000
    97 Medellín Colombia 1,885,000
    98 Kanpur India 1,879,000
    99 BUDAPEST Hungary 1,825,000
    100 CARACAS Venezuela 1,823,000
     
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  13. UroTrash

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    Interestingly, what he was talking about was the explosive need for elevators since everyone lives in high rises.

    He said alot of the growth was very recent, I could not find it listed as a large city when I googled prior to posting. He also mentioned that they had 19,000 elevaors for the 40 mm people and Spain, with 40 mm also has 600,000 elevators.

    But maybe he was full of crap, I dunno.
     
  14. jungathart

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    None of this matters, because DALLAS is the capitol of the world! :)
     
  15. BigAl

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    ...and it feels like travelling around the world getting around up there!
     
  16. TigerAce

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    I was going to say that, but you beat me to it.
     
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    it's worth repeating, nevertheless!;)
     
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    According to my Geography/History book(published in 2002) Tokyo is the largest. I dont even know where the hell Chungking is!!!
     
  19. judge4re

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    If you count the metro area, Chongqing is the biggest city at 40 MM people. Been there twice in the last year. Place is huge, but thankfully, only a small portion of the population has cars, so it is possible to make it across town in under an hour.

    This is the city that most of the people from the three gorges area are moving to. Population explosion is an understatement. You have to also remember that the official population is based on the number of resident permits issued, there are tons of migrant laborers in the city.

    Shanghai's real population is ~20MM right now...
     
  20. ylshih

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    There has to be a better definition. Depending on how you count, a city could be 300K, 3M, or 20M. Original city boundaries (like the original city of london) are archaic and meaningless today. Political boundaries are also relatively meaningless as urban/suburban growth has caused towns/cities to grow to their borders to become contiguous. Metro areas are closest to relevant, but still are not equivalent since some metro areas are free to sprawl out for hundreds or thousands of square miles (LA/San Diego Metro) while others are geographically constrained (SF Metro). Is it total contiguous population or population density that we care about when we bother to quote this kind of statistic?
     

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