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Countries with Megacities

Can you name the 25 nations that have at least one urban area with 10,000,000 or more inhabitants? The '#' column is the number of megacities.
According to citypopulation.de, January 2024
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Last updated: March 1, 2024
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Country
11
China
6
India
3
Japan
2
Brazil
2
Pakistan
2
United States
1
Argentina
#
Country
1
Bangladesh
1
Colombia
1
D. R. Congo
1
Egypt
1
France
1
Indonesia
#
Country
1
Iran
1
Mexico
1
Nigeria
1
Peru
1
Philippines
1
Russia
#
Country
1
South Africa
1
South Korea
1
Thailand
1
Turkey
1
United Kingdom
1
Vietnam
100 Recent Comments
+2
Level 22
Nov 24, 2016
What are the classifications of a megacity? Where's UAE (Dubai) and Qatar (Doha) or Spain (Madrid) or even Canada (Hamilton, Ontario, Quebec, Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver). Also for the U.S where is Philly, Miami, Houston, Dallas.
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Level 65
Nov 25, 2016
Megacity = 10million+ urban agglomerations
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Level 89
Jul 18, 2018
Hamilton? You must be trolling badly.
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Level 68
Jul 12, 2020
I hate to break it to you but..... Ontario's not a city.
+21
Level 58
Dec 17, 2021
You're right... it's a continent.
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Level 62
Mar 11, 2022
Ontario California moment
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Level 43
Jul 12, 2020
ONTÁRIO IS A STATE! (Toronto, part of Ottawa, Hamilton, etc, are in Ontário)
+34
Level 29
Jul 12, 2020
Actually it’s a province
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Level 43
Mar 27, 2022
reading comments I made a while ago and realizing how I was more idiot than nowadays lol
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Level 64
Apr 22, 2024
MG17, We live and we learn. Don't sweat it too much
+7
Level 35
Jul 13, 2020
Miami doesn't even have 500k people Ontario is a province and You are a troll
+3
Level 58
Sep 13, 2021
metro it has 6 million
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Level 53
Apr 20, 2024
6 Million is less than 10 million, mate.
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Level 78
Nov 25, 2016
It cannot be Xiamen for sure. You just can't lump Zhangzhou into Xiamen.
+2
Level 69
Apr 30, 2017
Strange, but we must trust the source for consistency
+5
Level 89
Jul 18, 2018
Citypopulation.de is notorious for reaching far out into rural areas for urban numbers.
+1
Level 68
Jan 7, 2017
YAY! 12 seconds left boiiiii!
+8
Level 89
Jul 18, 2018
Just enough to type some i's.
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Level 60
Jan 8, 2017
Lima now has 10 million. So Peru should be added now.
+5
Level 65
Jan 8, 2017
I actually requested for citypopulation.de to update it, and they did, so I had fixed Lima almost instantly after. It is still awaiting approval.
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Level 60
Jan 8, 2017
So you requested them to update it? Didn't know you could request them. I've already updated the Spanish version. Also waiting re-approval.
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Level 65
Jan 8, 2017
yes - if you would like to just contact them on the Contact Us page
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Level 81
Apr 18, 2019
Lima still doesn't seem to be in the quiz?
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Level 74
Apr 18, 2019
It's population has decreased since last year, and it now only has 9,900,000 people.
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Level 66
Feb 25, 2020
Man, I took this in the wrong year. Only missed Lima/Peru.
+5
Level 65
May 16, 2017
Both New York and Los Angeles are being considered by the Metropolitian population, if we were to do that then why wouldn't Germany be on the list. On wikipedia its lists Rhine-Ruhr as over 10 million.
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Level 63
Feb 27, 2019
Rhine-Ruhr is a metropolitan region - not an urban area.
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Level 57
Jun 14, 2017
Very surprised not to see Vietnam on there considering the large national population but I guess they are spread out over a few big cities
+2
Level 82
Mar 13, 2018
It's similar across Southeast Asia - big national populations, but mostly relatively small cities. With a quarter of a billion people, Indonesia should at least have a second. The difference in population between Bangkok and Thailand's next largest city is phenomenal. In general Southeast Asian populations seem to be more widely spread than in other parts of Asia.
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Level 82
Jun 24, 2018
Not sure what you're talking about. Bangkok, Manila, Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Saigon, Jakarta, Surabaya, Bandung, Hanoi, Kuala Lumpur, Yangon... all huge. Indonesia is a big country.
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Level 32
Feb 18, 2019
Not on here anymore
+3
Level 82
Apr 18, 2019
They weren't on here before. *not to see
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Level 60
Apr 19, 2023
They're on now.
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Level 66
Nov 19, 2017
Yay! Thank you! 100% and it got me to level 38!
+1
Level 82
Feb 18, 2019
Surprised Chicago isn't on the list. My My how things change in the world!
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Level 31
Apr 6, 2019
29s left.. *phew*
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Level 59
Apr 18, 2019
Unbelievably to see that India has more megacities than China
+4
Level 85
Apr 18, 2019
Well, population density is way higher in India than in China. It's population is about 96% of China's but the country is about a third of the size.
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Level 59
Jul 12, 2020
Population density is rather unequal in China. There's hardly any city in the east of China with almost 80% of China's total population living on the East
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Level 72
Apr 4, 2024
In the west, rather. There's Ürümqi but that's pretty much it.
+2
Level 67
Mar 3, 2022
@SWATkun Not anymore thanks to China's increasing urbanisation
+1
Level 49
Apr 18, 2019
Damn it, Seoul.
+1
Level 48
Apr 18, 2019
I always forget South Korea for some reason. Got everything else though.
+2
Level 67
Apr 18, 2019
Missed Iran. Guessed all the other countries.
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Level 47
Apr 19, 2019
Surprised no Germany. I guess they like to live really spread out. German-spreading.
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Level 57
May 22, 2020
Well we do have the Rhine-Ruhr Area with over 10 mio inhabitants but here on Jetpunk it's usually split into the Ruhr area and the Cologne / Düsseldorf metropolitan area with about 5 mio each.
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Level 59
Jul 12, 2020
I wouldn't call Germany spread out. It is a very dense country, with a huge population for its size. The real reason why it isn't on here is that they don't have one big city that's much more important than the others, like London for the UK or Paris for France. Instead, they have five or six urban areas that are about the same size: Berlin, Hamburg, Munich, Frankfurt, Cologne and the Ruhr (the latter two being sometimes counted together). They're big, but they have less than 10 million people.
+2
Level 34
Feb 11, 2020
That's why they wanted to conquer europe
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Level 36
Feb 11, 2020
China also has Shenzhen 12.5 million, Chengdu 12 million, and Wuhan 11 million (all urban counts).
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Level 59
Jul 12, 2020
Shenzhen is considered to be part of the Guangzhou urban area. Chengdu and Wuhan have less than ten million inhabitants according to citypopulation.de.
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Level 45
Apr 2, 2020
Kept typing in countries and not finding it. Got South Korea right at the end.
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Level 56
May 21, 2020
Johannesburg metro population is 5,783,000.

Bogotá population is10,978,000, and its been more than 10M since 2016.

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Level ∞
May 21, 2020
The source is listed.
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Level 47
Jun 24, 2020
You did an amazing work with this quiz it's just strange to not find some cities in that website ;)
+1
Level 44
Jul 12, 2020
Only missed Peru
+1
Level 40
Jul 12, 2020
i forgot iran, but great quiz!
+1
Level 68
Jul 12, 2020
Palistan took me a while
+18
Level 82
Jul 12, 2020
Do you mean Pakistine?
+1
Level 58
Jul 13, 2020
lol
+18
Level 93
Mar 4, 2022
Not recognised by Indrael
+5
Level 90
Mar 27, 2022
But it is recognized by Isria
+1
Level 68
Jul 13, 2020
Only had a couple to go, and then for some reason I switched to typing in cities, and ended up very confused to why I couldn't complete the quiz!
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Level 41
Jul 13, 2020
I always forget how populous Lima, Peru is!
+7
Level 80
Jul 14, 2020
You mean Lima, Peru as opposed to Lima Ohio?
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Level 60
Apr 19, 2023
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Level 63
Feb 4, 2021
I can't believe I missed the US what I am even doing lol
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Level 60
Mar 4, 2021
Now Vietnam makes the list and China has 6 with the inclusion of Ho Chi Minh City and Chengdu!
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Level ∞
Mar 4, 2021
Yes it does. We are going to update this quiz next year since we just featured it quite recently.
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Level 60
Apr 2, 2021
Okay, makes sense.
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Level 30
May 6, 2021
missed only congo
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Level 67
Nov 22, 2021
Wasn't really expecting Peru but got it anyway
+2
Level 78
Mar 2, 2022
Just a quick nitpick, but China should have 11, since Chengdu is also a megacity (it is also missing from the megacities on a world map quiz)
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Level 84
Mar 3, 2022
Why is D. R. Congo before Colombia?
+1
Level 83
Mar 3, 2022
48 second left...good quiz
+1
Level 77
Mar 9, 2022
DR Congo is out of place alphabetically
+15
Level 70
Mar 28, 2022
Why is this a featured daily quiz 2 days in a row?
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Level 75
Mar 28, 2022
Watch for the feature tomorrow too....
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Level 71
Mar 28, 2022
Damn, congrats on being the first person to have a quiz be on the front page 2 days in a row! What an accomplishment.
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Level 82
Mar 28, 2022
it's happened before at least a couple times.
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Level 82
Mar 28, 2022
I think sometimes it's a mistake. Other times QM corrected something on the quiz and added it to the next day so people can get their points again. This time I think it was just a mistake.
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Level 68
Mar 28, 2022
Good quiz
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Level 34
Mar 29, 2022
I can not believe that I missed Russia and got South Korea!
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Level 36
Mar 29, 2022
It should be Chengdu not Changsha
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Level 56
Mar 30, 2022
IT GOT FEATURED 2 DAYS IN A ROW
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Level 47
Aug 9, 2022
You could make a quiz having me guess the Philippines and I would forget the Philippines
+1
Level 64
Dec 19, 2022
I know, right?? Thankfully I did not fall prey to the classic blunder this time.
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Level 64
Dec 19, 2022
I missed only Vietnam, because I failed to realize that they are listed in alphabetical order.
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Level 67
Apr 2, 2023
Just missed Turkey, ran out of time before I could think of it
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Level 39
Aug 2, 2023
I finished with 27 seconds
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Level 55
Aug 17, 2023
Great Quiz! I was in the almost unfortunate position of almost missing Russia for a minute straight. I mean, seriously, I nearly missed the country which occupies 11% of the world’s land area, the one in which my own mother was born in, the one that contains one of the top 5 known megacities, and most important of all, the one which borders kazakhstan.
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Level 48
Apr 6, 2024
Chengdu is misspelled
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Level 20
Apr 6, 2024
what about malaysia and indonesia
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Level 61
Apr 20, 2024
Kuala Lumpur is WAY too small, and Indonesia is already on there
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Level 61
Apr 20, 2024
Chengdu is misspelled as Chengu
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Level 48
Apr 20, 2024
If the answers include wide-ranging suburbs, some are left out. If not, too many are there that shouldn't be, and some are a far stretch, anyway.
+1
Level 76
Apr 20, 2024
LoL, I missed dang ol Japan
+1
Level 36
Apr 20, 2024
Who was born today?

Hint: They have some relation to Germany

+1
Level 90
Apr 20, 2024
Heinrich Göbel?
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Level 17
Apr 20, 2024
100%, and I wasn't even born yet
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Level 29
Apr 24, 2024
I‘d say Germany has one. There is not a definition of a „maximum stretch“ a megacity can reach. The biggest urban area(s) is/are Cologne-Düsseldorf-Rhine-Ruhr, which would have ≈11 million inhabitants. The stretch is about 80km, so not that much larger than like Mumbai or Moscow.