A city needs careful planning to be able to develop into a living heaven for its people. It needs proper transport facilities, good connection with rest of the country, adequate forest cover, and planned development. It must have higher literacy among its people and act as a hub for top industries. The top 10 largest metropolitan cities in 2018 that are mentioned here satisfy these conditions and it’s a dream come true for the people of this world to live in any one of these cities.
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The city of Chicago is the 5th best metropolitan city in this world. The whole of the Chicago metropolitan area is called as Chicagoland. It is the 3rd most populous city in the U.S. It is located along banks of Lake Michigan. It is commonly called as the windy city. It is an important business center and a global architecture capital. Wills Tower, Navy Pier, Millennium Park are some of the best attractions in this city.
Shanghai is the most populous city in this world. It is located along Yangtze river delta. It is otherwise called as the ‘Pearl of Orient’ and ‘Paris of the East’. Its population is more than 30 million at present. Shanghai is directly controlled by the Chinese government. It is a major industrial center and has the world’s busiest port. It has an extensive network of the public transport system which connects every nook and corner of the city. Shanghai Museum, Grand theatre, Jin Mao Tower are some of the heritage sites in this city. It has a per capita income of $15,000.
Seoul is the capital of South Korea, now referred as the Republic of Korea. It is the largest metropolitan city of that country. It is situated on Han river. It is officially known as Seoul Special Metropolitan City. Changdeok Palace and Jongmyo Shine are some of UNESCO world heritage centers present in Seoul. The per capita income of Seoul is $40,000. Seoul Tower, Lotte World is some modern landmark centers present here.
7. Los Angeles
The city of Los Angeles or LA as it is fondly called is the 2nd best metropolitan city in this world. The Los Angeles metropolitan area has approximately 13 million residents. It is known as the City of Angels. It is a commercial, financial, and cultural center of South California. Some of the world’s best studios like Paramount Pictures, 20th Century Fox, Universal studios are situated here. The per capita income here is $43,000. Most of Hollywood celebrities live in this city. Hollywood sign, US Bank Tower, Dodger stadium are some of the landmarks found in this city.
Tokyo is the capital city of Japan. It is the best metropolitan city of this world. The greater Tokyo area comprising of Tokyo and its suburbs is the most populous metropolitan area in this world. Tokyo is the seat of the Emperor of Japan and the Japanese government. Tokyo is the home to 50+ companies which are in the Fortune Global 500 list. Fuji TV, Tokyo MX, and Nippon television are some TV networks found here. Tokyo has many small islands under its control. Approximately 15 million people live in this city. Tokyo is set to host the 2020 Summer and Winter Olympics. The per capita of this city is $67,000. Tourism is a major contributor to its growth.
Moscow is the capital of Russia and the most populous city in Russia. It is situated along Moskva river. It is the northernmost coldest city found on planet earth. It is one of the greenest cities on this planet with more than 40% of the city area covered in greenery. Moscow Kremlin and Red Square are some of the world heritage sites found in this city. It has a per capita income of $13,000. Moscow is set to host the 2018 FIFA world cup.
It is officially known as the Republic of Singapore. It was quite ordinary like all other cities till 1970’s. But its growth in these last 40 years is quite phenomenal. It is a global hub for finance and investment. It is one of the best and cleanest cities in the Asian continent. The infrastructure of Singapore is quite amazing. Its nicknames are Lion city and Garden city. It is a cluster of 63 islands some of which are very small.
The city of Paris is the capital of France. It has a population of more than 3 million. The river Seine flows through this city. This city is famous for its museums and architectural landmarks. The Louvre museum is in Paris. It is the most famous and most visited art museum in this world. The Eiffel Tower, Disney land are some of the best tourist attractions in this city. The per capita income of people of Paris is $30,000.
The city of London is the capital of England and United Kingdom. The River Thames flows through this great city. It is a leading city in arts, fashion, entertainment, media, tourism and many others. It is the most visited city in this world. The Heathrow airport in London is the busiest airport in this world. The Lords cricket ground which is referred as Home of Cricket is in London. Some of the major tourist attractions in London are Tower of London, Buckingham Palace etc.
1. New York
New York is the top metropolitan city in this world. With its great history and architectural marvel, New York has got this spot. It has over 9 million people living there. New York is the headquarters of United Nations. Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, The Bronx, Staten island were joined to form New York. The Hudson, East River, and Harlem are the rivers that flow through New York. The per capita income for this city is $45,000. The New York stock exchange and NASDAQ have their centers here. Statue of Liberty, Times Square, Brooklyn Bridge, and Midtown Manhattan are some famous landmarks of this city.
A city is not considered as the best metropolitan on the basis of calculating just its area and population. It is based on the lifestyle of people living in that city, its per capita income, and many other factors. The above cities have not attained this position in just a few years and this reflects decades of careful planning and execution which were carried out by the government and people in those cities. ‘