The largest cities in the world by land area

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With a population of just 222,673 people, Puerto Princesa in the Island of Palawan, Philippines, is not a place that one would consider to be under the topic of “The largest cities in the world”, but when it takes over two hours to drive from end to the other, with no traffic, I needed to look it up.


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So, from the city mayors website I checked the largest 20 Cities in the world by land area…  and I added a line between 16 and 17…

Rank City / Urban area Country   Land area   Density
  (in sqKm)   (people per sqKm)
1 New York Metro USA 8,683 2,050
2 Tokyo/Yokohama Japan 6,993 4,750
3 Chicago USA 5,498 1,500
4 Atlanta USA 5,083 700
5 Philadelphia USA 4,661 1,100
6 Boston USA 4,497 900
7 Los Angeles USA 4,320 2,750
8 Dallas/Fort Worth USA 3,644 1,150
9 Houston USA 3,355 1,150
10 Detroit USA 3,267 1,200
11 Washington USA 2,996 1,300
12 Miami USA 2,891 1,700
13 Nagoya Japan 2,875 3,150
14 Paris France 2,723 3,550
15 Essen/Düsseldorf Germany 2,642 2,800
16 Osaka/Kobe/Kyoto Japan 2,564 6,400
 Puerto Princesa City Philippines     2,539    88
17 Seattle USA 2,470 1,100
18 Johannesburg/East Rand South Africa 2,396 2,500
19 Minneapolis/St. Paul USA 2,316 1,050
20 San Juan Puerto Rico 2,309 950

An interesting finding…


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