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Places in the world

Find information on all countries and places in the world. Whether you are looking for information on continents, countries and territories or cities and places in a certain country, this website is the right place in the web to start your search.

Search countries by name

Enter the name of the country you are looking for in the search box and click on the button "Search". A few moments later, you will see all related search results of places in the world.

Search countries by first letter

If you prefer you can search any country by first letter. Just click on the respective first letter in the country index. All countries starting with this letter will be listed. Also sometimes the full name of a certain country maybe unknown. Then this search option may also be usefull for searching such countries.

Follow the hierarchy

You can click your way through the hierarchy starting from a continent, over a country, a region to a certain place or city, as all continents, countries, places and cities in the world are linked hierarchically to each other. The actual hierarchy is always displayed in the breadcrumb navigation, so you can always see exactly where you are.

Start your journey around the world right away on this page. Simply click on the continent or country you wish to see information on.

List continents and countries

If you would rather have all continents and countries in the world listed on one page please click here: List all continents or list all countries.

Largest metropolis in the world

There are 59 cities in the world with a population of more than 4,000,000 people.
Largest cities in the world
CityNoCountryPopulationContinent
Shanghai1.China22,315,474Asia
Buenos Aires2.Argentina13,076,300South America
Mumbai3.India12,691,836Asia
Mexico City4.Mexico12,294,193North America
Beijing5.China11,716,620Asia
Karachi6.Pakistan11,624,219Asia
Istanbul7.Turkey11,174,257Asia
Tianjin8.China11,090,314Asia
Guangzhou9.China11,071,424Asia
Delhi10.India10,927,986Asia
Manila11.Philippines10,444,527Asia
Moscow12.Russia10,381,222Europe
Shenzhen13.China10,358,381Asia
Dhaka14.Bangladesh10,356,500Asia
Seoul15.South Korea10,349,312Asia
Sao Paulo16.Brazil10,021,295South America
Wuhan17.China9,785,388Asia
Lagos18.Nigeria9,000,000Africa
Jakarta19.Indonesia8,540,121Asia
Tokyo20.Japan8,336,599Asia
New York City21.United States8,175,133North America
Dongguan22.China8,000,000Asia
Taipei23.Taiwan7,871,900Asia
Kinshasa24.Democratic Republic of the Congo7,785,965Africa
Lima25.Peru7,737,002South America
Cairo26.Egypt7,734,614Africa
Bogota27.Colombia7,674,366South America
London28.United Kingdom7,556,900Europe
City of London29.United Kingdom7,556,900Europe
Chongqing30.China7,457,600Asia
Chengdu31.China7,415,590Asia
Baghdad32.Iraq7,216,000Asia
Nanjing33.China7,165,292Asia
Tehran34.Iran7,153,309Asia
Nanchong35.China7,150,000Asia
Hong Kong36.Hong Kong7,012,738Asia
Xi'an37.China6,501,190Asia
Lahore38.Pakistan6,310,888Asia
Shenyang39.China6,255,921Asia
Hangzhou40.China6,241,971Asia
Rio de Janeiro41.Brazil6,023,699South America
Harbin42.China5,878,939Asia
Tai'an43.China5,499,000Asia
Suzhou44.China5,345,961Asia
Shantou45.China5,329,024Asia
Bangkok46.Thailand5,104,476Asia
Bengaluru47.India5,104,047Asia
Saint Petersburg48.Russia5,028,000Europe
Santiago49.Chile4,837,295South America
Kolkata50.India4,631,392Asia
Sydney51.Australia4,627,345Oceania
Yangon52.Myanmar4,477,638Asia
Jinan53.China4,335,989Asia
Chennai54.India4,328,063Asia
Zhengzhou55.China4,253,913Asia
Melbourne56.Australia4,246,375Oceania
Riyadh57.Saudi Arabia4,205,961Asia
Changchun58.China4,193,073Asia
Dalian59.China4,087,733Asia

View the largest cities in the world with a population of more than 1,000,000 people.