The largest city in the world: by area, length and population
Mar 07, 2018
The number of existing cities in the world is about 2.5 million units. Many of us are tormented by curiosity, and which of the world's cities is the biggest? And in general, how to determine the largest city: by area, length, height or by the number of people living? Sydney is in the lead by area, Mexico City in length, La Rinconada in height, and Shanghai by residents. Digital indicators of leaders, as well as some controversial moments of this rating - will tell the all-knowing site Vse-Sekrty.ru!
The largest city in:
Embrace the immense
Most often, a large city is understood to be the largest in terms of area. It is Sydney - the capital of Australia, is the largest city in the vastness. Its area was a little more than 12.1 thousand square kilometers. Nevertheless, there is an interesting point.
In some sources, one can come across the claim that the largest city in the area is the town of Chongqing, located in China. According to official data, its total area is 82 thousand square kilometers. But this area also includes the territories and lands under the control of the city. The actual area of the city itself Chongqing occupies 1,5 thousand square kilometers.
Which city is more correct to be considered the leader in the occupied area: Sydney or Chongqing is the subjective opinion of everyone.
From point "A" to point "B"
Mexico City - the capital of Mexico, the longest city, it stretches as much as 200 kilometers in length. In order to organize transport communication in the longest city on the planet - all types of transport are used, but the main ones are, of course, the metro and the metro bus.
And here again it is worth mentioning the interesting city of Chongqing, if you rely on all the same data, then the length of all the territories controlled by it is about 470 kilometers. But, in fact, the same data of the actual length of the city - at times less.
Again, consider which option is right for you.
Get to the skies
This town is located in a wonderful country called Peru. It is located at the highest point relative to other cities, and to be precise, at an altitude of 5.1 kilometers above sea level.
This height of the city's location, according to scientists, is extreme, but local residents do not fear it, and even on the contrary - their number is gradually growing. The climate of the city is quite severe, in the morning the air temperature barely overcomes the mark above zero, and at night it rapidly falls down. All this is because the city is in the mountains. Residents choose this place for a reason, since there are mines in the mountains where gold ore is mined.
In crowdedness and not in insult. ..
Sometimes, under a big city, the settlement, in which the largest number of people live, is also referred to in comparison with the rest. Shanghai is a city in China, this largest city not only has overtaken even the capital of its country - Beijing, but also huge famous megacities. According to official data, about 20.7 million people live in it( taking into account permanent residents).People come here searching for a better life and work from Chinese provinces, since Shanghai is considered the largest commercial and industrial city not only in the country, but also in Asia.
Another interesting fact. According to unofficial data, Tokyo is the leader in terms of the number of residents. The number of residents in the capital of the Land of the Rising Sun is 37.2 million inhabitants. This number of people differs from the main figure because of the large flow of visitors permanently residing in the capital. It is noteworthy that 37.2 million is 40% of all Japanese residents.
As we see, many data are rather ambiguous, as the rhythm of modernity expands the boundaries of cities, and contributes to a large flow of migrants. But, as they say: there is truth, there are lies, and there are statistics.