The two giants over a billion are, of course, China and India. The U.S. comes in at 316 million… and the last country on our list is Poland (39 million).
China’s largest cities: Shanghai, Beijing, Tianjin (75 miles SE of the capital), Guangzhou and Shenzhen.
[The two latter are near Hong Kong].
India: Mumbai (on NW coast), Delhi, Bangalore, and Hyderabad.
The five largest in U.S. -- New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, and Houston.
Indonesia (which, in a decade or two, will be passed by Pakistan as largest Islamic nation): Jakarta, Surabaya, and Bandung – all of which are on island of Java.
5. Brazil: Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Salvador, and Brasilia.
Pakistan: Karachi (on the Arabian Sea), Lahore, Faisalabad, and Rawalpindi.
Nigeria: Lagos, Kano (in the northern Islamic region), and Ibadan.
Bangladesh (153 million): Dhaka, Chittagong, and Narayanganj.
Russia: Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Novosibirsk (more than two thousand miles from Moscow in SW Siberia), and Yekaterinburg (where last Tsar was executed).
10. Japan's largest cities: Tokyo, Yokohama, and Osaka.
Mexico (112 million): Mexico City, Ecatepec de Morelos (on northern fringe of capital, and part of its subway system), Tijuana, Puebla, and Guadalajara.