The world has reached 8 billion people in 2023.   In the year 1804 it was only 1 billion.   In the year 1960 it reached 3 billion.  More people means an increased demand for housing and transportation.   The cities of the world are now having to look skyward for this.   Rows of new higher skyscrapers and new highway construction.   Cities around the world are taking on a new look as the skyscraper is taking over the skies.   Explore below and travel around the world as we see how fast the cities of the world are changing every year.   The cities in China are reaching for the sky as fast as they can build them, and growing at a phenomenal rate.


















































2023 Population Totals      Cities Over 2 Million

Toronto    Canada    5,429,524                 Montreal    Canada    3,519,595
Vancouver    Canada    2,264,823                New York    United States    18,972,871
Los Angeles    United States    12,121,244               Chicago    United States    8,595,181
Miami    United States    5,711,945                Dallas    United States    5,668,165
Houston    United States    5,650,910                Philadelphia    United States    5,512,873
Atlanta    United States    5,046,555                Washington    United States    4,810,669
Boston    United States    4,208,580                Phoenix    United States    4,047,095
Detroit    United States    3,522,856                Seattle    United States    3,438,221
San Francisco    United States    3,290,197                San Diego    United States    3,084,174
Minneapolis    United States    2,856,952                Brooklyn    United States    2,736,074
Tampa    United States    2,683,956                Denver    United States    2,650,725
Queens    United States    2,405,464                Baltimore    United States    2,205,092
Las Vegas    United States    2,150,373                St Louis    United States    2,092,481
Portland    United States    2,036,875                Mexico City    Mexico    21,804,000
Guadalajara    Mexico    5,525,000                Monterrey    Mexico    5,341,171
Tijuana    Mexico    2,002,000                Guatemala City    Guatemala    2,934,841
Havana    Cuba    2,141,652                Santo Domingo    Dominican Republic    2,581,827





2023 Population Totals      Cities Over 2 Million

Caracas    Venezuela    2,245,744                Guayaquil    Ecuador    2,723,665
Quito    Ecuador    2,011,388                Bogota    Colombia    7,968,095
Timbio    Colombia    4,444,444                Medellin    Colombia    2,529,403
Cali    Colombia    2,471,474                Sao Paulo    Brazil    23,086,000
Rio de Janeiro    Brazil    12,592,000                Belo Horizonte    Brazil    5,328,000
Brasilia    Brazil    3,039,444                Salvador    Brazil    2,886,698
Fortaleza    Brazil    2,452,185                Manaus    Brazil    2,219,580
Lima    Peru    10,320,000                Buenos Aires    Argentina    16,710,000
Santiago    Chile    7,171,000                Santa Cruz    Bolivia    3,151,676
Maracaibo    Venezuela    2,658,355                La Paz    Bolivia    2,867,504



2023 Population Totals      Cities Over 2 Million

Vienna    Austria    2,000,400                Minsk    Belarus    2,009,786
Paris    France    11,060,000                Berlin    Germany    4,473,101
Stuttgart    Germany    2,787,724                Munich    Germany    2,606,021
Hamburg    Germany    2,484,800                Athens    Greece    3,041,131
Budapest    Hungary    2,997,958                Rome    Italy    2,872,800
Lisbon    Portugal    2,719,000                Moscow    Russia    17,332,000
Saint Petersburg    Russia    5,384,342                Madrid    Spain    6,211,000
Barcelona    Spain    4,800,000                Birmingham    United Kingdom    2,919,600
London    United Kingdom    11,262,000                Kyiv    Ukraine    2,963,199
Birmingham    United Kingdom    2,919,600                Manchester    United Kingdom    2,705,000




2023 Population Totals      Cities Over 2 Million

Luanda    Angola    9,051,000                Ouagadougou    Burkina Faso    2,453,496
Douala    Cameroon    5,768,400                Yaounde    Cameroon    2,440,462
Bamenda    Cameroon    2,000,000                Kananga    Republic Congo    2,000,700
Kinshasa    Republic Congo    12,836,000                Mbuji-Mayi    Republic Congo    2,643,000
Mogadishu    Somalia    4,249,083                Boosaaso Somalia    2,000,000
Abidjan    Cote d'Ivoire    4,980,000                Cairo    Egypt    20,296,000
Giza    Egypt    5,598,402                Alexandria    Egypt    4,870,000
Addis Ababa    Ethiopia    3,041,002                Boankra    Ghana    3,348,000
Accra    Ghana    2,388,000                Kumasi    Ghana    2,069,350
Nairobi    Kenya    5,545,000                Antananarivo    Madagascar    2,610,000
Bamako    Mali    2,009,109                Casablanca    Morocco    4,370,000
Lagos    Nigeria    16,637,000                Kano    Nigeria    3,848,885
Abuja    Nigeria    3,770,000                Ibadan    Nigeria    3,552,000
Johannesburg    South Africa    8,000,000                Khartoum    Sudan    7,869,000
Omdurman    Sudan    2,805,396                Dar es Salaam    Tanzania    7,962,000
Lusaka    Zambia    2,467,563                Algiers    Algeria    3,415,811
Harare    Zimbabwe    2,150,000




2023 Population Totals      Cities Over 2 Million

Kabul    Afghanistan    4,273,156                Baku    Azerbaijan    2,300,500
Delhi    India    32,226,000                Mumbai    India    24,973,000
Calcutta    India    18,502,000                Bangalore    India    15,386,000
Chennai    India    12,395,000                Hyderabad    India    10,494,000
Pune    India    8,231,000                Ahmedabad    India    8,009,000
Sarat    India    6,538,000                Prayagraj    India    5,954,391
Lucknow    India    3,382,000                Jaipur    India    3,073,350
Cawnpore    India    2,701,324                Mirzapur    India    2,496,970
Nagpur    India    2,405,665                Ghaziabad    India    2,375,820
Vadodara    India    2,065,771                Vishakhapatnam    India    2,035,922
Tehran    Iran    14,148,000                Kashan    Iran    5,000,000
Mashhad    Iran    3,372,090                Esfahan    Iran    2,219,343
Baghdad    Iraq    6,183,000                Amman    Jordan    4,007,526
Kuwait City    Kuwait    3,000,000                Karachi    Pakistan    15,738,000
Lahore    Pakistan    12,306,000                Faisalabad    Pakistan    3,203,846
Rawalpindi    Pakistan    2,098,231                Gujranwala    Pakistan    2,027,001
Riyadh    Saudi Arabia    7,237,000                Jeddah    Saudi Arabia    3,976,000
Aleppo    Syria    2,000,000                Istanbul    Turkey    16,079,000
Ankara    Turkey    5,503,985                Izmir    Turkey    4,320,519
Bursa    Turkey    2,901,396                Antalya    Turkey    2,426,356
Konya    Turkey    2,232,374                Gaziantep    Turkey    2,028,563
Tashkent    Uzbekistan    2,571,668                Sanaa    Yemen    2,957,000
Dubai    United Arab Emirates    3,331,420



2023 Population Totals      Cities Over 2 Million

Dhaka    Bangladesh    18,627,000                Chattogram    Bangladesh    7,000,000
Phnom Penh    Cambodia    2,129,371                Guangzhou    China    26,940,000
Shanghai    China    24,073,000                Beijing    China    18,522,000
Shenzhen    China    17,619,000                Chengdu    China    14,645,000
Xian    China    12,328,000                Chongqing    China    12,135,000
Baoding    China    11,860,000                Linyi    China    11,018,365
Dongguan    China    10,646,000                Tianjin    China    10,368,000
Wuhan    China    10,251,000                Nanyang    China    10,013,600
Hangzhou    China    9,523,000                Foshan    China    9,498,863
Tongshan    China    9,083,790                Zhoukou    China    9,026,015
Ganzhou    China    8,970,014                Heze    China    8,795,939
Quanzhou    China    8,782,285                Nanjing    China    8,422,000
Jining    China    8,357,897                Fuyang    China    8,200,264
Shenyang    China    7,964,000                Shangqiu    China    7,816,831
Cangzhou    China    7,544,300                Shaoyang    China    7,370,500
Zhanjiang    China    7,332,000                Yancheng    China    7,260,240
Hengyang    China    7,243,400                Zhumadian    China    7,231,234
Xingtai    China    7,111,106                Bijie    China    6,899,636
Shangrao    China    6,810,700                Zunyi    China    6,606,675
Huanggang    China    6,333,000                Maoming    China    6,313,200
Nanchong    China    6,278,614                Xinyang    China    6,234,401
Qujing    China    6,155,400                Jieyang    China    6,089,400
Liaocheng    China    5,952,128                Dalian    China    5,871,474
Yulin    China    5,849,700                Changde    China    5,827,200
Qingdao    China    5,818,255                Nangandao    China    5,708,191
Pudong    China    5,681,512                Xiangyang    China    5,680,000
Zhengzhou    China    5,621,593                Luan    China    5,611,701
Dezhou    China    5,611,194                Jinan    China    5,606,374
Zhaotong    China    5,591,000                Yichun    China    5,573,200
Taian    China    5,494,207                Dazhou    China    5,468,097
Langfang    China    5,464,087                Yongzhou    China    5,452,100
Suihua    China    5,418,153                Qiqihar    China    5,367,003
Suzhou    China    5,352,924                Weinan    China    5,286,077
Zhangzhou    China    5,140,000                Yuncheng    China    5,134,779
Xianyang    China    5,096,001                Guilin    China    5,085,500
Taizhou    China    5,031,000                Bozhou    China    4,996,844
Suqian    China    4,986,192                Huaihua    China    4,979,600
Jian    China    4,956,600                Xiaoganzhan    China    4,921,000
Pingdingshan    China    4,904,701                Jiujiang    China    4,896,800
Mianyang    China    4,868,243                Huanglongsi    China    4,824,016
Changsha    China    4,766,296                Chenzhou    China    4,744,500
Anqing    China    4,723,000                Jiangmen    China    4,630,300
Xinpu    China    4,599,360                Yibin    China    4,588,804
Yangzhou    China    4,559,797                Hengshui    China    4,472,000
Kunming    China    4,422,686                Yiyang    China    4,413,800
Guigang    China    4,409,200                Changchun    China    4,408,154
Jiangguanchi    China    4,379,998                Meizhou    China    4,378,800
Zhangjiakou    China    4,345,485                Chifeng    China    4,341,245
Urumqi    China    4,335,017                Suzhou    China    4,330,000
Linfen    China    4,316,610                Shantou    China    4,312,192
Luzhou    China    4,218,427                Hefei    China    4,216,940
Liuzhou    China    4,157,934                Zhaoqing    China    4,151,700
Xiaoxita    China    4,137,900                Shijiazhuang    China    4,098,243
Ningbo    China    4,087,523                Fuzhou    China    4,047,200
Zhuzhou    China    4,020,800                Chuzhou    China    3,987,054
Qingyuan    China    3,969,473                Loudi    China    3,931,800
Binzhou    China    3,928,568                Deyang    China    3,877,000
Taiyuan    China    3,875,053                Wuhu    China    3,842,100
Nanning    China    3,837,978                Harbin    China    3,830,000
Baojishi    China    3,738,700                Zaozhuang    China    3,729,140
Xiamen    China    3,707,090                Neijiang    China    3,702,847
Fuzhou    China    3,671,192                Baicheng    China    3,669,400
Anshan    China    3,645,884                Yulinshi    China    3,634,750
Wenzhou    China    3,604,446                Changzhou    China    3,601,079
Puyang    China    3,598,740                Jiaozuo    China    3,590,700
Nanchang    China    3,576,547                Hechi    China    3,545,700
Hohhot    China    3,446,100                Hanzhong    China    3,416,196
Tangshan    China    3,399,231                Shiyan    China    3,398,000
Siping    China    3,385,156                Changzhi    China    3,334,565
Qinzhou    China    3,304,400                Guiyang    China    3,299,724
Bengbu    China    3,296,408                Bazhou    China    3,283,148
Qincheng    China    3,262,549                Suining    China    3,252,619
Wuxi    China    3,245,179                Leshan    China    3,235,759
Putian    China    3,210,714                Zhenjiang    China    3,210,418
Guangan    China    3,205,476                Tongren    China    3,168,800
Qinhuangdao    China    3,146,300                Tongliao    China    3,139,153
Jinzhou    China    3,126,463                Heyuan    China    3,093,900
Xinzhou    China    3,067,501                Lanzhou    China    3,067,141
Wuzhou    China    3,061,100                Chaoyang    China    3,044,641
Shaoguan    China    2,997,600                Shanwei    China    2,993,600
Rizhao    China    2,968,365                Meishan    China    2,950,545
Ningde    China    2,910,000                Zhongshan    China    2,909,633
Weihai    China    2,906,548                Daqing    China    2,904,532
Haikou    China    2,873,358                Xiangtan    China    2,864,800
Mudanjiang    China    2,798,723                Longyan    China    2,723,637
Tieling    China    2,717,732                Baotou    China    2,709,378
Handan    China    2,708,015                Dingxi    China    2,698,624
Nanping    China    2,690,000                Zigong    China    2,678,899
Chaozhou    China    2,656,600                Weifang    China    2,636,154
Huaian    China    2,632,788                Zibo    China    2,631,647
Ankang    China    2,629,906                Baoshan    China    2,627,000
Huludao    China    2,623,541                Gulou    China    2,606,000
Yanjiang    China    2,593,843                Sanming    China    2,580,000
Longba    China    2,567,718                Yangjiang    China    2,555,600
Jiamusi    China    2,552,097                Luohe    China    2,544,266
Lincang    China    2,536,000                Xuanzhou    China    2,532,938
Yunfu    China    2,526,900                Shaoxing    China    2,521,964
Yantai    China    2,511,053                Huizhou    China    2,509,243
Lishui    China    2,507,396                Guangyuan    China    2,484,122
Huangshi    China    2,471,700                Xining    China    2,467,965
Dandong    China    2,444,697                Zhuhai    China    2,439,585
Yingkou    China    2,428,534                Lianshan    China    2,426,000
Jilin    China    2,396,000                Yuxi    China    2,386,000
Luoyang    China    2,372,571                Anshun    China    2,353,100
Shangzhou    China    2,341,742                Huainan    China    2,333,896
Kuaidamao    China    2,324,439                Yanan    China    2,282,581
Jincheng    China    2,279,146                Nantong    China    2,261,382
Sanmenxia    China    2,234,018                Laibin    China    2,233,900
Qinbaling    China    2,211,191                Maanshan    China    2,202,899
Shengli    China    2,193,518                Gaoping    China    2,174,000
Taizhou    China    2,162,461                Puning    China    2,118,200
Huaibei    China    2,114,276                Qingyang    China    2,111,000
Chongzuo    China    2,099,400                Yushan    China    2,092,496
Hezhou    China    2,072,600                Pingliang    China    2,068,033
Baicheng    China    2,032,356                Fushun    China    2,024,000
Hong Kong    Hong Kong    7,450,000                Jakarta    Indonesia    33,756,000
Surabaya    Indonesia    6,499,000                Medan    Indonesia    3,632,000
Malang    Indonesia    2,795,209                Bekasi    Indonesia    2,381,053
Depok    Indonesia    2,330,333                Tangerang    Indonesia    2,237,006
Tokyo    Japan    37,732,000                Osaka    Japan    15,126,000
Nagoya    Japan    9,197,000                Yokohama    Japan    3,757,630
Fukuoka    Japan    2,286,000                Kuala Lumpur    Malaysia    8,911,000
Rangoon    Myanmar    5,209,541                Pyongyang    North Korea    2,863,000
Singapore    Singapore    5,983,000                Taipei    Taiwan    9,078,000
Taichung    Taiwan    3,033,885                Kaohsiung    Taiwan    2,733,566
Bangkok    Thailand    18,007,000                Ho Chi Minh City    Vietnam    15,136,000
Hanoi    Vietnam    8,246,600                Haiphong    Vietnam    2,103,500




2023 Population Totals      Cities Over 2 Million

Sydney    Australia    4,840,600                Melbourne    Australia    4,529,500
Brisbane    Australia    2,360,241                Perth    Australia    2,141,834
Jakarta    Indonesia    33,756,000                Surabaya    Indonesia    6,499,000
Medan    Indonesia    3,632,000                Malang    Indonesia    2,795,209
Bekasi    Indonesia    2,381,053                Depok    Indonesia    2,330,333
Tangerang    Indonesia    2,237,006                Manila    Philippines    24,922,000
Quezon City    Philippines    2,960,048








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