Rankings of the largest cities in the world.
No. 10. Wuhan (China) – 8 494 km2
Wuhan is at the confluence of the Yangtze and Han rivers. The Metropolitan area Wuhan is divided into 3 parts — Wuchang, Hankou and Hanyang, which are collectively referred to as “the tri-city Wuhan”. These three parts are opposite each other on the different rivers, they are connected by bridges. The population of Wuhan – 10 of 220,000 people.
The history of the city dates back 3000 years, when at the future site of Wuhan has formed an important commercial port. In Wuhan there are 8 national and 14 public colleges and universities.
No. 9. Kinshasa (Congo) – 9 965 km2
Kinshasa is the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo situated on the Congo river. Until 1966 Kinshasa was called Leopoldville. The population of the city – 10 of 125 000 people.
Kinshasa is the second populous city of Africa after Lagos.
No. 8. Melbourne (Australia) – 9 990 km2
Melbourne is the second largest city of Australia, capital of Victoria. The population with the suburbs is about 4 529 500 people. Melbourne — the most southern city-millionaire in the world.
Melbourne is one of the main commercial, industrial and cultural centers of Australia. Melbourne is also often referred to as “cultural and sporting capital” of the country.
The city is famous for its architecture and mix of styles of the Victorian era and modernity, parks, gardens. In 2016, the Economist magazine sixth consecutive year named Melbourne the most comfortable for living city in the world for a set of attributes.
Melbourne was founded in 1835 as an agricultural colony on the banks of the Yarra river.
No. 7. Tianjin (China) – 11 760 km2
Tianjin is in Northern China along the Bohai Bay. The population of the city – 15 469 500 people. The majority of the population is Han, but also inhabited by ethnic minority. Basically this: Huazi, Koreans, Manchus and Mongols.
In the twentieth century, Tianjin became the driving force of the Chinese industrialization, the largest center of heavy and light industry.
No. 6. Sydney (Australia) – 12 144 km2
Sydney – Australia’s largest city, whose population of 4 840 600 people. Sydney is the state capital of New South Wales.
Sydney was founded in 1788 by Arthur Phillip, who arrived here at the head of the First fleet. Sydney is the first place of colonial European settlement in Australia. The city was named in honor of Lord Sydney, the Minister of colonies of great Britain.
The city is famous for its Opera house, harbour bridge and beaches. Large residential areas of Sydney surrounded by national parks. The coastline rich in bays, coves, beaches and Islands.
Sydney is one of the most multicultural and cosmopolitan cities in the world. Sydney is ranked first in Australia and 66 in the world in the cost of living.
No. 5. Chengdu (China) – 12 390 km2
Chengdu is a city-province in South West China, in the valley of Minjiang river, the administrative center of Sichuan province. The population – 14 427 500 people.
The emblem of the city – the ancient Golden disk “Birds of the Golden Sun”, which was found in 2001 during the excavation of the Jinsha culture in the city.
Chengdu – a major center of economy, trade, Finance, science and technology, as well as an important center of transport and communication. Chengdu became the main centre of the new urbanization of China.
No. 4. Brisbane (Australia) – 15 826 km2
Brisbane city in Australia Queensland. The population of the city – 2 274 560 people.
The city is located in the East of Australia, on the banks of the Brisbane river and Moreton Bay of the Pacific ocean. Among the top hundred global cities in the world.
Founded in 1825, the old name – Edinglassie. Since 1859 is the capital of Queensland.
No. 3. Beijing (China) is 16 801 km2
Beijing – capital of China. It is the biggest railway and highway hub and one of the major air hubs of the country. Beijing – the political, educational and cultural center of the people’s Republic of China.
Beijing is one of the four ancient capitals of China. In 2008 Beijing Summer Olympic games were held. In 2022 the city will host the Winter Olympics.
The city’s population – 21 705 000 people.
No. 2. Hangzhou (China) is 16 840 km2
Hangzhou is a city-province, the capital of Zhejiang province, located 180 km southwest of Shanghai. The population of the city – 9 018 500 people.
The former name of Hangzhou – Lin’an, in the pre-Mongol era was the capital of the southern song dynasty and was the most populated city of the known world. Now Hangzhou is famous for tea plantations and natural beauty. The most famous is that of the West lake.
No. 1. Chongqing (China) is 82 400 km2
Chongqing is the largest of the four Chinese municipalities. The population of the city – 30 165 500 people.
Originated in Chongqing, more than 3 thousand years ago. The city was the capital of the Kingdom of BA and was called Sanjo.
Now Chongqing is one of the largest commercial centers of China. Most of the town’s economy is based on industry. Main industries: chemical, machine-building and metallurgical. Chongqing is also the largest producer of cars in China. Here are 5 plants to produce cars and more than 400 plants for the production of automotive parts.
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