Top Ten World’s Largest Capital Cities

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This list is in ascending order.

10). Beijing

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Beijing, the capital of the People’s Republic of China or PROC, is the 10th largest capital city in the world. This city, which is the political, educational and cultural center of China, hosted the 2008 Olympic Games. It is also known as Peking.

9.) Moscow

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Moscow, the capital and most populous city in Russia, is the 9th largest capital city in the world. With a population of 10,562,099, it is the largest city in Europe. Moscow is also the political, educational and cultural center of Russia.

8.) Buenos Aires

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Buenos Aires is the 8th largest city capital in the world. It is the capital and largest city of Argentina. In South America, it is next to Sao Paulo as the largest metropolitan area.

7.) Jakarta

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Jakarta is one of the most notable cities in Southeast Asia. It is the capital of Indonesia and is the world’s 10th largest city. As a capital city, it is the world’s 7th largest. This Southeast Asian city has an estimated population of 16.05 million.

6.) Cairo

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The 6th largest capital city in the world is Cairo, the capital of Egypt and the largest city in Africa. This city, which is one of the most polluted in the world, is also the largest city in the Arab world. Cairo is nicknamed “the City of Thousand Minarets”.

5.) Manila

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Manila, the capital of the Philippines, is the 5th largest capital city in the world. Manila, together with 16 other cities, is part of Metro Manila – one of the world’s most populous metropolitan areas.  It is the most densely populated city in the Philippines and one of the most densely populated in the world.

4.) Delhi

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The City of Delhi, the capital of the sub-continental India, is the 4th largest capital city in the world. Delhi City is also the 8th largest city in the world with an estimated population of 17.5 million.

3.) Mexico City

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Mexico City, which was built in the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan, is the world’s 3rd largest capital city. With a population of 20.95 million, Mexico City is also the 4th largest city in the world. It is the city capital of Mexico. This global city, which is the capital of Mexico, is largest metropolitan area in the Americas and the world’s 3rd largest agglomeration.

2.) Seoul

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Seoul is South Korea’s capital and one of the “4 tiger economies” of Asia (the others are Japan, Taiwan and Singapore). This beautiful and progressive city is populated by 21.35 million people. Seoul is the world’s 2nd largest capital city, the 3rd largest city and the 2nd largest metropolitan area in term of population.

1.) Tokyo

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Tokyo, the capital & political and economic centers of Japan, is the largest city in the world with an estimated population of 35.1 million. Tokyo is also regarded as the world’s most expensive city. In addition, it was also named the third Most Livable City and the World’s Most Livable Megalopolis.

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