Moscow’s Population Will Grow…

By | October 24, 2011

Many residents of the Moscow region will receive an unexpected boost in their social status on January 1, when City Hall legally incorporates huge chunks of land as part of the Greater Moscow expansion project. Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin and Moscow Region Governor Boris Gromov will formally sign legal documents on January 1 that will automatically transform some 250,000 residents of the Moscow Region into Muscovites – a highly coveted status…

I also wondered what that did to the population rankings for worlds largest Cities proper by population!

1Shanghai17,836,133Core districts2,605.86,845 km2 China
2Karachi14,500,000City District3,5273,683 km2 Pakistan
3Istanbul13,120,596Metropolitan Municipality1,8317,166 km2 Turkey
4Mumbai12,478,447Municipal Corporation60320,694 km2 India
5Beijing11,716,000Core districts1,368.327,400 km2 China
6Moscow11,551,930Federal City1,09110,588 km2 Russia
7São Paulo11,316,149Municipality1,5237,383 km2 Brazil
8Tianjin11,090,314All districts7,4221,494 km2 China
9Guangzhou11,070,654All districts3,8432,881 km2 China
10 Delhi11,007,835Municipal Corporation43125,540 km2 India


Looks like Moscow moves up a notch in the City Proper listings. Moscow looks to become number 5 on the list. That is interesting…

Kyle Keeton
Windows to Russia!