The 10 Most Populous Cities in the World for 2019

The World Population Review counts down this year's 10 most populated cities in the world. See if you can guess their findings.

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Numbers Game

Every year the World Population Review counts down the 100+ most crowded cities in the world. Havana, Cuba (pictured here) is number 82 on the list. Not surprisingly, China and India are in the lead as the countries with the highest populated cities. In Europe, Istabul followed by Moscow and then Paris are the most populated. Read on to see the countdown of the top 10 most populated cities in the world.

10: Osaka

This Japanese port city and commercial center has a population of 19.2 million. Find out why we love Japan below.

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9: Beijing

Beijing is the most populous city in China with a population of 20 million.

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8: Mumbai

Mumbai, India's population is over 20.1 million. Formerly known as Bombay, it is located on India's west coast and is famous as the center of the Bollywood film industry.

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7: Dhaka

The 17th century city of Dhaka is also Bangladesh's capital city and has a population of 20.2 million.

6: Cairo

An ancient city that has grown into a busy, urban capital of the Middle East, Cairo has a population of 20.4 million. Read below for great ideas for your next trip to this breathtaking city.

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5: Mexico City

Full of life, great restaurants and warm people, Mexico City is a cosmopolitan city with a European feel and a population of 21.6 million. Find out about some incredible Mexico City food options below.

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4: Sao Paulo

Brazil's Sao Paulo is known for its striking skyline defined by incredible architecture. Also the world's fourth most populous city, Sao Paulo has a population of 21.8 million. Read about the best beaches in Brazil below.

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3: Shanghai

China's biggest city and a global financial hub, Shanghai has a population of 26.3 million.

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2: Delhi

The Indian city of Delhi has a population of 29.3 million. Learn more about this teeming metropolis below.

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1: Tokyo

And the winner is: the most populous city in the world is the vibrant Japanese city of Osaka which has a staggering population of 37.4 million. Read more about things to do in Tokyo below.

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