Here is a list of 7 most populous cities in the world:

1.Tokyo, Japan

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Tokyo, Japan. Photo: Live Japan

Tokyo, which translates to “Eastern Capital,” was named Edo until 1869 when the Japanese city was renamed by Emperor Meiji. Before the city became a metropolis, Tokyo was a small fishing village. Today, its Tsukiji Fish Market is the largest fish market in the world, known for its tuna auctions, in which a tuna once sold for $1.7 million.

As the world’s biggest urban area, Tokyo has a population that accounts for more than a quarter of all of Japan.

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2.Delhi, India

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Dehli is a city and territory in northern India. The urban area is the second most populated city in the world, and it is only expected to grow in the coming years.

In fact, by 2030, the UN projects that Dehli's population will grow by nearly 10 million people.

3.Shanghai, China

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Shanghai. Photo: Insider

As China's most populated city, Shanghai has a reputation for being crowded. In addition to being a popular tourist destination, Shanghai is also a financial center and is home to the busiest container port in the world.

4.Mumbai (Bombay), India

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Mumbai. Photo: Cruise Mapper

It's easy to see just how crowded Mumbai is by looking at photos of they city's mass transportation. In addition to being one of the most populated cities in India and the world Mumbai is also the richest city in India, with its total wealth coming out to $280 billion USD.

5.São Paulo, Brazil

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São Paulo. Photo: Insider

The Brazilian city of São Paulo has the third worst commute in the world, according to Thrillist. Residents can expect an average daily commute time of 93 minutes.

With a population nearing 22 million, São Paulo, Brazil, is the most populous city in the Southern Hemisphere.

From finance to tourism, São Paulo is a multi-cultural city with diverse industries.

6.Beijing, China

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Beijing. Photo: Insider

China is home to four of the most populated cities in the world, and Beijing comes in at number two. Plus, the giant city is only expected to rise with a projected population of 27,706,000 by 2030.

7.Ciudad de México (Mexico City), Mexico

Mexico City and its surrounding metropolitan area offer a unique mix of ancient culture and modern industry. The city is not only home to Tenochtitlan, the ancient Aztec capital, but it is also a Latin American financial hub.

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Ciudad de México. Photo: Animal Politico
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