A metropolitan area, sometimes referred to as a metro, is a space consisting of a densely populated city area and its sparsely-populated surrounding territories, with industry, proper infrastructure, and housing. A metro area usually comprises of multiple governance and corporations, neighbourhoods, townships, suburbs, states etc. As socio-economic and political views of people have changed, metropolitan cities have become key economic and political areas. Metropolitan areas include one or more city area as well as satellite cities, towns and rural areas that are tied to the urban patterns.
Here is the list of Top 10 Metropolitan Cities in The World
It is the capital and the most populous city of Russia. It is the political, cultural, economic and technological centre of the country. It is also the largest city of Europe. It is one of the growing holiday destinations of the world, attracting more tourists. Thus, there has been a rapid growth in the economy of the city. The city is famous for its historic metro rails which employs lakhs of people in Russia and other parts of Europe. The city has a per capita income of $13,000.
It is the 3rd most populous city of USA. It is a city known for its commerce, finance, technological hubs, telecommunication and advanced transportation services. The region houses the 2nd busiest airport in the world, which shows the importance of the region in the world forum. It is also diverse in its culture. The city has a per capita income of $23,000.
This is the most populous city of China. It is a global city with the world’s largest financial centre and is also the transport centre of the country. Though Beijing is the capital of the country, Shanghai can be called as the administrative centre of the country. Due to the communist reign, the grip of Shanghai on world economy has slipped. The city has a per capita income of $15,000 and is in number 8 among the top metropolitan cities of the world.
Osaka-Kobe is a twin city in Japan. It is the second biggest metropolitan and second most populous city of the country. It can be called “The economic hub” of Japan. The city is also known as the Japan’s kitchen due to the amount of paddy grown every year. $28,800 is the per capita income of the city and thus place in number 7.
Paris is the capital of European powerhouse, France. It is the most populous city of France. It is the place which houses one of the oldest universities in the world. The city is famous for its artistic achievements and history. The Louvre, an art museum, attracts millions of people daily. The city is famous for the fashion industry and all the leading houses of fashion are competing to attract people in the city. It has a per capita income of $30,000.
This is the capital of United Kingdom and is the most populated city in the country. London can be considered as one of the few global cities of the world because of the growth in economy, commerce, culture and all other aspects. A recent report showed that London was the leading city in the field of software, multimedia design and technology. It has a per capita income of $35,000 and is ranked 5th in our list of Top 10 Metropolitan Cities in The World 2017.
It is the capital of South Korea. The city is the home of over half of the total population of the country. The city can be called as a rising world city, because of the rapid economic and financial growth, making it the 4th largest metro economy. A recent survey indicated the city as the most liveable city in Asia. It is also the world’s most wired city and has a per capita income of around $40,000.
This is also a city from USA, more commonly called as L.A. It is the 2nd largest and populous city of the States. The city is the centre of American entertainment. Los Angeles houses the Hollywood and most of the stars of Hollywood. Due to this, the city is a major tourist attraction. It is also known for its ethnic diversity. It has a per capita income of 43,000$. Hence the city is 3rd in the list.
The city is the most populous of all cities in the United States. This is also the centre of USA’s economics, business and commerce and other financial issues. It can be called as a Global power city. It is also called the “Financial capital of the world”. New York is the home of world’s largest stock market, NASDAQ. It has many top universities making it home to millions of people. It has a per capita income of $45,000. Hence it is in 2nd position.
Tokyo is the capital of the Asian country, Japan. It is also the most populous city of the country and is also the highest populated metropolitan city in the world. The city has 51 top companies out of the top 500 Fortune global companies. The city is ranked 1st in the global economic power index and is also the most expensive city in the world. It has a per capita income of around $67,000. It is also famous in field of education and infrastructure making it the top in the list of metropolitan cities of the world.