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100 Examples of World Cities

A world city is a city that is well known or notable on a global basis. These are the cities that are common knowledge such that most or many people know a few basic facts about each. World cities include cosmopolitan cities such as New York, London, Paris, San Francisco, Toronto, Sydney, Singapore and Amsterdam that are large cities with a diverse structure such that they serve as hubs of global industry and culture. Also included are cities with a large economy, high population or that are capitals of major nations. The following are illustrative examples of world cities.
Alexandria, Egypt
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Athens, Greece
Atlanta, United States
Baghdad, Iraq
Bangalore, India
Bangkok, Thailand
Barcelona, Spain
Beijing, China
Beirut, Lebanon
Berlin, Germany
Bern, Switzerland
Bogota, Colombia
Boston, United States
Brussels, Belgium
Budapest, Hungary
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Cairo, Egypt
Caracas, Venezuela
Chengdu, China
Chicago, United States
Chongqing, China
Copenhagen, Denmark
Dallas, United States
Delhi, India
Dublin, Ireland
Fukuoka, Japan
Guangzhou, China
Hanoi, Vietnam
Havana, Cuba
Helsinki, Finland
Ho Chi Minh City,Vietnam
Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region of China
Honolulu, United States
Houston, United States
Hyderabad, India
Istanbul, Turkey
Jakarta, Indonesia
Jerusalem, Israel
Johannesburg, South Africa
Karachi, Pakistan
Kiev, Ukraine
Kingston, Jamaica
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Lagos, Nigeria
Lisbon, Portugal
London, UK
Los Angeles, United States
Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Madrid, Spain
Manila, Philippines
Melbourne, Australia
Mexico City, Mexico
Miami, United States
Milan, Italy
Monaco, Monaco
Montreal, Canada
Moscow, Russia
Mumbai, India
Munich, Germany
Nagoya, Japan
Nairobi, Kenya
New York, United States
Osaka, Japan
Oslo, Norway
Ottawa, Canada
Paris, France
Philadelphia, United States
Phoenix, United States
Prague, Czech Republic
Pyongyang, North Korea
Reykjavik, Iceland
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Rome, Italy
Saint Petersburg, Russia
San Antonio, United States
San Diego, United States
San Francisco, United States
Santiago, Chile
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Seattle, United States
Seoul, South Korea
Shanghai, China
Shenzhen, China
Singapore, Singapore
Stockholm, Sweden
Suzhou, China
Sydney, Australia
Taipei, Republic of China
Tehran, Iran
Tokyo, Japan
Toronto, Canada
Vancouver, Canada
Vienna, Austria
Warsaw, Poland
Washington, United States
Wellington, New Zealand
Wuhan, China
The list above isn't exhaustive.


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