World’s largest cities and languages, 2012

How many have you been to?

1. Tokyo, Japan – 32,450,000
2. Seóul, South Korea – 20,550,000
3. Mexico City, Mexico – 20,450,000
4. New York City, USA – 19,750,000
5. Mumbai, India – 19,200,000
6. Jakarta, Indonesia – 18,900,000
7. Sáo Paulo, Brazil – 18,850,000
8. Delhi, India – 18,680,000
9. Õsaka/Kobe, Japan – 17,350,000
10. Shanghai, China – 16,650,000

11. Manila, Philippines – 16,300,000
12. Los Angeles, USA – 15,250,000
13. Calcutta, India – 15,100,000
14. Moscow, Russian Fed. – 15,000,000
15. Cairo, Egypt – 14,450,000
16. Lagos, Nigeria – 13,488,000
17. Buenos Aires, Argentina – 13,170,000
18. London, United Kingdom – 12,875,000
19. Beijing, China – 12,500,000
20. Karachi, Pakistan – 11,800,000

21. Dhaka, Bangladesh – 10,979,000
22. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – 10,556,000
23. Tianjin, China – 10,239,000
24. Paris, France – 9,638,000
25. Istanbul, Turkey – 9,413,000
26. Lima, Peru – 7,443,000
27. Tehran, Iran – 7,380,000
28. Bangkok, Thailand – 7,221,000
29. Chicago, USA – 6,945,000
30. Bogotá, Colombia – 6,834,000

Also note that according to Ethnologue Spanish is now the second most spoken language in the world and is thus ahead of English. How many of the top ten languages have you studied?

1. Chinese
2. Spanish
3. English
4. Arabic
5. Hindi
6. Bengali
7. Portuguese
8. Russian
9. Japanese
10. German

Look at the rest of the list and see what you think of it. Of the other languages I know or can read French is number 16, Italian 19, Catalan 75, Swedish 88, Danish 118, Norwegian 132, Galician 160. I would like to know more languages well, and read more books also.

Axé.

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One response to “World’s largest cities and languages, 2012

  1. carlos

    London, Paris, Chicago. That’s all. As for the languages, mine are Spanish and English.

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