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30th Oct '17 1:07:17 PM ElizaAnne
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* ''Literature//OnTheEdgeOfEureka'' has Eleutheria, a metropolis so large it covers the planet.

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* ''Literature//OnTheEdgeOfEureka'' ''OnTheEdgeOfEureka'' has Eleutheria, a metropolis so large it covers the planet.
30th Oct '17 1:06:53 PM ElizaAnne
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* ''Literature//OnTheEdgeOfEureka'' has Eleutheria, a metropolis so large it covers the planet.
17th Oct '17 8:48:16 AM SeptimusHeap
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* Mute City in ''VideoGame/{{F-Zero}}''. Formerly called New York City (according to the anime), it grew to a population of over two billion people and aliens.

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* Mute City in ''VideoGame/{{F-Zero}}''.''VideoGame/FZero''. Formerly called New York City (according to the anime), it grew to a population of over two billion people and aliens.
6th Sep '17 3:02:34 PM WillKeaton
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* The proper term to describe cities -- more specifically, broad-stroke regions -- that have reached extreme levels of population and urban development is ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Megalopolis_(city_type) megalopolis]]''; a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Megacity megacity]], on the other hand, is typically defined as "a metropolitan area with a total population in excess of ten million people". While there is considerable overlap between the two terms, a crucial difference is that a megacity can be a single metropolis, while a true megalopolis comprises a '''chain''' of highly interlinked metropolises. The following examples listed below all qualify as megalopolises, as most of them are a chain of metropolitan areas that are so closely connected to each other that they have begun to overlap.

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* The proper term to describe cities -- more specifically, broad-stroke regions -- that have reached extreme levels of population and urban development is ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Megalopolis_(city_type) megalopolis]]''; a megalopolis.]]'' A [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Megacity megacity]], megacity,]] on the other hand, is typically defined as "a metropolitan area with a total population in excess of ten million people". While there is considerable overlap between the two terms, a crucial difference is that a megacity can be a single metropolis, while a true megalopolis comprises a '''chain''' of highly interlinked metropolises. The following examples listed below all qualify as megalopolises, as most of them are a chain of metropolitan areas that are so closely connected to each other that they have begun to overlap.
30th Apr '17 5:59:32 AM AntonF
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* According to TheOtherWiki, there are about [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_urban_areas_by_population as many people in Jakarta]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_population as there are people in Australia]] (especially if you count Jakarta's satellite cities and zones).

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* According to TheOtherWiki, there are about [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_urban_areas_by_population as many people in Jakarta]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_population as there are people in Australia]] (especially if The metropolitan area of Jakarta, the capital of UsefulNotes/{{Indonesia}}, houses 30 million people, slightly less than the total population of the country's neighboring ArchEnemy, UsefulNotes/{{Malaysia}} (32 million). And you count can't dismiss Malaysia as a small country either; 127,724 mi2, compared to Metro Jakarta's satellite cities and zones).6,615 mi2. Were it a country of its own right, it would be the 45th most populous in the world.



* Speaking of European cities, UsefulNotes/{{Paris}} and the surrounding [[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Île-de-France Île-de-France region]] also counts. 12 million or approximately one fifth of the French population lives in the region, making it the second largest metropolitan area within Europe, excluding Moscow.

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* Speaking of European cities, UsefulNotes/{{Paris}} and the surrounding [[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Île-de-France Île-de-France region]] also counts. 12 million or approximately one fifth of the French population lives in the region, making it the second fourth largest metropolitan area within Europe, excluding Moscow.Europe.



* UsefulNotes/{{Istanbul}}'s metropolitan area, with almost 15 million the second largest in Europe, actually dwarfs the total population of its [[UsefulNotes/{{Turkey}} host country's]] Balkan neighbors, UsefulNotes/{{Greece}} and UsefulNotes/{{Bulgaria}}, which have 10 and 7 million, respectively. Even if you subtract the Asian side of the city, it leaves around 9.5+ million intact, still larger than Bulgaria.



* Outside of the western world:
** There are very large cities in China such as Shanghai (20 million) and Beijing (17 million) and there are a number of large cities in the Pearl River Delta such as Shenzhen (12 million) and Guangzhou (16 million) [[http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/8278315/China-to-create-largest-mega-city-in-the-world-with-42-million-people.html which may one day merge to form the largest mega city in the world]].
*** Foreign media often neglects the differences between a city proper and a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prefecture-level_City City-Prefecture unitary authority]], resulting in plain wrong statements. The prefecture is often much larger and populous than the city proper of the same name, comparable to a small European country.

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* Outside Basically any city and conurbation in UsefulNotes/{{China}} People's Republic is a megacity by default, simply due to the humongous population of the western world:
country. Due to this aforementioned population, though, China also averts TokyoIsTheCenterOfTheUniverse, as the 1.3 billion+ head count can't physically crowd themselves in one corner, but instead have to spread out of the land area.
** There are very large cities in China such as Shanghai (20 million) and Beijing (17 million) and there are million), as well as a number of large cities in the Pearl River Delta such as Shenzhen (12 million) and Guangzhou (16 million). Take note that the delta is also the location of UsefulNotes/HongKong (7 million) and UsefulNotes/{{Macau}} (650,000, but its status as China's Las Vegas means that the headcount swells up every other time), so the locals of the delta really don't have to go anywhere else in the country to find services. And yes, it [[http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/8278315/China-to-create-largest-mega-city-in-the-world-with-42-million-people.html which may one day merge to form the largest mega city in the world]].
*** ** Foreign media often neglects the differences between a city proper and a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prefecture-level_City City-Prefecture unitary authority]], resulting in plain wrong statements. The prefecture is often much larger and populous than the city proper of the same name, comparable to a small European country.



** Mumbai and Delhi/New Delhi in India have populations of over 20 million and over 15 million respectively.
** UsefulNotes/{{Cairo}} (20 million people when you include Giza and the suburbs, which you should) and Lagos (12 million) in Africa.
* UsefulNotes/{{Seoul}} is also this. In fact, half of the population of UsefulNotes/{{South Korea}} resides in the [[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greater_London Seoul Capital Area]] (25 million) with 10 million of them in Seoul, making it one of the largest metropolitan area in terms of population.

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** * Mumbai and Delhi/New Delhi in India have populations of over 20 million and over 15 million respectively.
** * There are the two largest metropolitan cities of Africa: UsefulNotes/{{Cairo}} (20 million people when you include Giza and the suburbs, which you should) and Lagos (12 million) in Africa.
million).
* UsefulNotes/{{Seoul}} is also this. In fact, half of the population of UsefulNotes/{{South Korea}} resides in the [[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greater_London org/wiki/Seoul_Capital_Area Seoul Capital Area]] (25 (25.5 out of 51 million) with 10 million of them in Seoul, making it one of the largest metropolitan area in terms of population. Its semi-affectionate nickname as the "Republic of Seoul" isn't completely unfounded when you consider that most of your extended family probably live somewhere in the area.
16th Apr '17 9:24:00 PM avpfreak15
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** There's also Cammoragh, the ''city dimension'' of Dark Eldar, which supposedly dwarfs imperial Hive worlds in size. Supposedly, because it's an extra-dimensional conglomerate of megapolicies, arranged in a way that [[AlienGeometry defies all common sense]]. It's also arguably the most evil place in the universe

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** There's also Cammoragh, the ''city dimension'' of Dark Eldar, which supposedly dwarfs imperial Hive worlds in size. Supposedly, because it's an extra-dimensional conglomerate of megapolicies, arranged in a way that [[AlienGeometry defies all common sense]]. It's also arguably the most evil place in the universegalaxy, and that's saying A LOT in 40k.
27th Jan '17 7:07:30 AM MarqFJA
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* The proper term to describe cities -- more specifically, Broad-stroke regions -- that have reached extreme levels of population and urban development is ''Megalopolis''. The following examples listed below all qualify, as most of them are a chain of metropolitan areas that are so closely connected to each other that they have begun to overlap.

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* The proper term to describe cities -- more specifically, Broad-stroke broad-stroke regions -- that have reached extreme levels of population and urban development is ''Megalopolis''. ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Megalopolis_(city_type) megalopolis]]''; a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Megacity megacity]], on the other hand, is typically defined as "a metropolitan area with a total population in excess of ten million people". While there is considerable overlap between the two terms, a crucial difference is that a megacity can be a single metropolis, while a true megalopolis comprises a '''chain''' of highly interlinked metropolises. The following examples listed below all qualify, qualify as megalopolises, as most of them are a chain of metropolitan areas that are so closely connected to each other that they have begun to overlap.
19th Nov '16 3:16:32 PM HueJass84
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* Speaking of European cities, UsefulNotes/{{Paris}} and the surrounding [[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Île-de-France Île-de-France region]] also counts. 12 million or approximately one fifth of the French population lives in the region, making it the second largest metropolitan area within the European region, excluding Moscow.

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* Speaking of European cities, UsefulNotes/{{Paris}} and the surrounding [[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Île-de-France Île-de-France region]] also counts. 12 million or approximately one fifth of the French population lives in the region, making it the second largest metropolitan area within the European region, Europe, excluding Moscow.
29th Oct '16 2:04:38 PM nombretomado
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* Kaineng City from ''GuildWars Factions''.

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* Kaineng City from ''GuildWars ''VideoGame/GuildWars Factions''.
15th Oct '16 1:04:12 AM FordPrefect
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** The UsefulNotes/DFWMetroplex Metroplex of Texas has about 6.5 million inhabitants living in well over 200 individual towns and cities, the largest metropolitan area in the Southern United States. It is generally split between two main divisions, the Dallas-Plano-Irving group and the Fort Worth-Arlington group, but they're all close enough that it hardly matters.

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** The UsefulNotes/DFWMetroplex Metroplex of Texas has about 6.5 million inhabitants living in well over 200 individual towns and cities, the largest metropolitan area in the Southern United States. It is generally split between two main divisions, the Dallas-Plano-Irving group and the Fort Worth-Arlington group, but they're all close enough that it hardly matters.



** There are very large cities in China such as Shanghai (20 million) and Beijing (17 million) and there are a number of large cities in the Pearl River Delta such as Shenzhen (12 million) and Guangzhou (16 million) which may one day merge to form the largest mega city in the world [[http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/8278315/China-to-create-largest-mega-city-in-the-world-with-42-million-people.html]].

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** There are very large cities in China such as Shanghai (20 million) and Beijing (17 million) and there are a number of large cities in the Pearl River Delta such as Shenzhen (12 million) and Guangzhou (16 million) which may one day merge to form the largest mega city in the world [[http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/8278315/China-to-create-largest-mega-city-in-the-world-with-42-million-people.html]].html which may one day merge to form the largest mega city in the world]].



*** When Chaohu prefecture (population 4 million) was dissloved, there are news claiming a city as large as Los Angeles suddenly disappeared from map. The Chaohu city proper (not really annexed but now a county-level city belongs to Hefei prefecture) have a population of about 800,000.
*** "World's most populous" Chongqing Municipality is a merger of 4 former prefectures, have a population of 29 million, and larger than Scotland. The real city proper of Chongqiong, have 8 million residents.
*** "World's biggest by land area" Hulunbuir, Inner Mongolia is even larger than the entire UK. This city-prefecture contains several counties and other cities (as the norm), the real city proper (Hailar District) occupies 0.5% of the total land, and not big by Chinese standards.
*** The above figures for Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen is similarly inflated, as a prefecture may have many rural counties. Nonetheless, their urban area is large on their own. If you count people regularly resides (as opposed to only those have Hukou which is official permanent residence and entitles you to full social benefits of such city) then Beijing and Shanghai already have over 20 million people in city proper (as of 2014).
*** Shanghai Metro have crossed Shanghai-Jiangsu province border with stations in Huaqiao, Suzhou Prefecture, Jiangsu (not Suzhou city proper, but easily reached by Suzhou city bus). Downtown Suzhou is 80km away from Downtown Shanghai.
*** After Feb 2014, there does not exist a single county in Southern Jiangsu and one one in Shanghai (the distant Chongming Island). All such areas, home to over 53 million people, are city districts or county-level cities, although many suburbs are not meant to be completely urbanized. This does not even include cities on the north bank of the Yangtze (Central Jiangsu) or further south (Northern Zhejiang) where urban areas are not large enough to touch each other but still heavily connected via numerous expressways (not to mention high-speed rail).
*** Guangzhou have effectively integrated neighboring Foshan (which is 20 km away from downtown Guangzhou, administratively still a separate prefecture-city), and the larger Pearl River Delta, not only Shenzhen, is also urbanized and interconnected similar to above. (Even includes Hong Kong despite border controls, with Shenzhen Metro and Hong Kong MTR connecting at checkpoints)

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*** When Chaohu prefecture (population 4 million) was dissloved, dissolved, there are were news stories claiming a city as large as Los Angeles suddenly disappeared from the map. The Chaohu city proper (not really annexed but now a county-level city belongs belonging to Hefei prefecture) have has a population of about 800,000.
*** "World's most populous" Chongqing Municipality is a merger of 4 former prefectures, have has a population of 29 million, and is larger than Scotland. The real city proper of Chongqiong, have Chongqiong has 8 million residents.
*** "World's biggest by land area" Hulunbuir, Inner Mongolia is even larger than the entire UK. This city-prefecture contains several counties and other cities (as the norm), norm); the real city proper (Hailar District) occupies 0.5% of the total land, and is not big by Chinese standards.
*** The above figures for Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen is are similarly inflated, as a prefecture may have many rural counties. Nonetheless, their urban area is areas are large on their own. If you count people regularly resides residing (as opposed to only those who have Hukou Hukou, which is official permanent residence and entitles you to full social benefits of such city) a city), then Beijing and Shanghai already have over 20 million people in the city proper (as of 2014).
*** Shanghai Metro have has crossed the Shanghai-Jiangsu province border with stations in Huaqiao, Suzhou Prefecture, Jiangsu (not Suzhou city proper, but easily reached by Suzhou city bus). Downtown Suzhou is 80km away from Downtown Shanghai.
*** After Feb As of February 2014, there does not exist a single county are no counties left in Southern Jiangsu and one only one in Shanghai (the distant Chongming Island). All such areas, home to over 53 million people, are city districts or county-level cities, although many suburbs are not meant to be completely urbanized. This does not even include cities on the north bank of the Yangtze (Central Jiangsu) or further south (Northern Zhejiang) where urban areas are not large enough to touch each other but still heavily connected via numerous expressways (not to mention high-speed rail).
*** Guangzhou have effectively integrated neighboring Foshan (which is 20 km away from downtown Guangzhou, administratively still a separate prefecture-city), and the larger Pearl River Delta, not only Shenzhen, is also urbanized and interconnected similar to above. (Even (It even includes Hong Kong despite border controls, with Shenzhen Metro and Hong Kong MTR connecting at checkpoints)checkpoints.)



* Another East Asian state, the de facto nation UsefulNotes/{{Taiwan}} also has one, which is the [[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taipei–Keelung_metropolitan_area Taipei metropolitan area]] with 7 to 9 million people.

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* Another East Asian state, the de facto nation UsefulNotes/{{Taiwan}} UsefulNotes/{{Taiwan}}, also has one, which is the [[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taipei–Keelung_metropolitan_area Taipei metropolitan area]] with 7 to 9 million people.
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