Top Level Cities Around The World

10. Shanghai, China Shanghai is the largest city by population in the People's Republic of China (PRC) and the largest city proper by population in the world. It is one of the four province-level municipalities of the PRC, with a total population of over 23 million as of 2010. It is a global city, with influence in commerce, culture, finance, media, fashion, technology, and transport. It is a major financial center and the busiest container port in the world. GDP: $516.5 billion Area: 6,340.5 square kilometers Population: 23,019,148

9. Moscow, Russia Moscow is the capital city and the most populous federal subject of Russia. The city is a major political, economic, cultural and scientific center in Russia and in Eurasia. GDP: $520.1 billion, area: 2,510 square kilometers, population: 11,503,501

8. Chicago, USA Chicago, a city in the U.S. state of Illinois, is the third most populous city in the United States and the most populous city in the American Midwest; with approximately 2.7 million residents. GDP: $524.6 billion, area: 606.1 square kilometers, population: 2,707,120

7. Osaka, Japan Osaka is a city in the Kansai region of Japan's main island of Honshu, a designated city under the Local Autonomy Law, the capital city of Osaka Prefecture and also the largest part of the Keihanshin metropolis, which comprises three major cities of Japan. GDP: $654.8 billion, area: 552.26 square kilometers, population: 1,545,410

6. Paris, France Paris is the capital and most populous city of France. It is situated on the River Seine, in the north of the country, at the heart of the Île-de-France region. GDP: $669.2 billion, area: 105.4 square kilometers, population: 10,413,386

5. London, England London is the capital city of England and the United Kingdom. With an estimated 8,308,369 residents in 2012, London is the most populous region, urban zone and metropolitan area in the United Kingdom. GDP: $731.2 billion, area: 1,570 square kilometers, population: 8,173,194

4. Seoul, South Korea Seoul, officially the Seoul Special City, is the capital and largest metropolis of South Korea. A megacity with a population of more than 10 million, it is the largest city proper in the developed world. GDP: $779.3 billion, area: 605.21 square kilometers, population: estimated 10 million

3. Los Angeles, USA Los Angeles, officially the City of Los Angeles, often known by its initials L.A., is the most populous city in the U.S. state of California and the second-most populous in the United States. GDP: $789.7 billion, area: 1,302 square kilometers, population: 3,792,621

2. New York, USA New York is the most populous city in the United States and the center of the New York Metropolitan Area, one of the most populous urban agglomerations in the world. GDP: $1,210 billion, area: 1,213square kilometers, population: 8,244,910

1. Tokyo, Japan Tokyo, officially Tokyo Metropolis, is one of the 47 prefectures of Japan. Tokyo is the capital of Japan, the center of the Greater Tokyo Area, and the largest metropolitan area in the world. GDP: $1,520 billion, area: 2,187.6 square kilometers, population: 13,185,502


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