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Apr 12 2015

The Top Ten Largest Cities In The World by Area

The Top Ten Largest Cities In The World by area

According to www.davaocity.gov.ph Davao City, reputedly the largest city in the world, has an area of 244,000 hectares (2,444 square kilometers).

Davao City – 2,444 square kilometers
Population – 1,449,296
Density – 593

Davao City the largest City in the World

According to: http://www.therichest.com/rich-list/nation/the-top-ten-largest-cities-in-the-world, the worlds largest cities by area are:

1. New York – 8,683 square kilometers
Population – 17.8 million
Density – 2,050

According to Wikipedia; New York City has a census-estimated 2014 population of 8,491,079 distributed over a land area of just 790 km2.

New York City has a land area of 789 km2 and a population (2014) of 8,491,079
New York City Metropolitan area has an area of 34,490 km2 and a population (2014) of 20,092,883

2. Tokyo/Yokohama – 6,993 square kilometers
Population – 33.2 million
Density – 4,750

Tokyo
Tokyo Metropolis 2,187.66 km2
Tokyo Metro 13,572 km2

3. Chicago – 5,498 square kilometers
Population – 8.3 million
Density – 1,500

4. Atlanta – 5,083 square kilometers
Population – 3.5 million
Density – 700

5. Philadelphia – 4,661 square kilometers
Population – 5.15 million
Density – 1,100

6. Boston – 4,497 square kilometers
Population – 4.032 million
Density – 900

According to wikipedia; Boston city proper covers 124 square kilometers with an estimated population of 645,966 in 2014. The Greater Boston metropolitan area has a population of over 4 million though, and maybe used in this comparison.

Boston City Capital has a land area of 125.41 km2 and a population (2013) of 645,966
Boston Urban Area has a land area of 4,600 km2 and a population (2013) of 4,180,000
Boston Metropolitan area has an area of 11,700 km2 and a population (2013) of 4,684,299

7. Los Angeles – 4,320 square kilometers
Population – 11.789 million
Density – 2,750

8. Dallas/Fort Worth – 3,644 square kilometers
Population – 4.15 milion
Density – 1,150

9. Houston – 3,355 square kilometers
Population – 3.82 million
Density – 1,150

10. Detroit – 3,267 square kilometers
Population – 3.9 million
Density – 1,200

An Interesting fact about City sizes:

The City of London, at 2.9 square kilometers and a 2011 population of 7,375, makes it one of the smallest cities, and is in fact the smallest City in England.

City of London – 2.9 square kilometers
Population – 7,375
Density – 139

But, Metropolitan London has an area of 8,382.00 km2 and a population of 13,614,409 (2013),  This is almost as big as New Yorks 8,683 square kilometers, and larger than the 2nd largest city on this list.

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