History Main / Megacity

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.
15th Oct '16 12:59:10 AM FordPrefect
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* There are about as many people in UsefulNotes/{{Tokyo}} and neighboring cities as there are people in [[CanadaEh Canada]], which makes the TokyoIsTheCenterOfTheUniverse trope feels juuuuust a little bit {{Justified|Trope}}. If Tokyo were a separate country, it would be the 34th most populous in the world, after UsefulNotes/{{Poland}}.

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* There are about as many people in UsefulNotes/{{Tokyo}} and neighboring cities as there are people in [[CanadaEh Canada]], which makes the TokyoIsTheCenterOfTheUniverse trope feels feel juuuuust a little bit {{Justified|Trope}}. If Tokyo were a separate country, it would be the 34th most populous in the world, after UsefulNotes/{{Poland}}.



* Keihanshin (Kyoto-Osaka-Kobe) is no slouch either. The figures varies depending on the method, but it is somewhere around 17-20 million people. Unlike other metropolitan regions, however, Keihanshin was unique in that UsefulNotes/{{Kyoto}} and Osaka were (and to some extent, still are) separate cities with separate civic cultures for most of Japan's history. It was only until rise of modern transport in the early-to-mid 20th Century that the two cities started to form an integrated metropolitan region.

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* Keihanshin (Kyoto-Osaka-Kobe) is no slouch either. The figures figure varies depending on the method, but it is somewhere around 17-20 million people. Unlike other metropolitan regions, however, Keihanshin was unique in that UsefulNotes/{{Kyoto}} and Osaka were (and to some extent, still are) separate cities with separate civic cultures for most of Japan's history. It was only until with the rise of modern transport in the early-to-mid 20th Century that the two cities started to form an integrated metropolitan region.



* 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 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, excluding Moscow.
15th Oct '16 12:55:09 AM FordPrefect
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Notice that, despite the introduction, a given city does not count as a Mega City just because it is bigger than ''some'' country. For example, in real life a whopping 41 countries around the world have less than a million inhabitants, 17 of those have even less than 100,000, and cities of that size in other countries are normal and therefore would not be seen as mega cities.

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Notice that, despite the introduction, a given city does not count as a Mega City just because it is bigger than ''some'' country. For example, in real life a whopping 41 countries around the world have less than a million inhabitants, 17 of those have even less than 100,000, and cities of that size in other countries are normal and therefore would not be seen as mega cities.
15th Oct '16 12:54:13 AM FordPrefect
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Notice that despite the introduction a given city does not count as a Mega City just because it is bigger than a given country. For example, in real life not less than 41 countries around the world have less than a million inhabitants, 17 even less than 100,000, and cities of that size in other countries are normal and therefore would not be seen as mega cities.

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Notice that that, despite the introduction introduction, a given city does not count as a Mega City just because it is bigger than a given ''some'' country. For example, in real life not less than a whopping 41 countries around the world have less than a million inhabitants, 17 of those have even less than 100,000, and cities of that size in other countries are normal and therefore would not be seen as mega cities.
31st Aug '16 3:53:53 AM aurora369
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** Moscow (12 million officially, over 20 million if you count all them transients, unregistered residents and illegal migrants, and another 5 million from the suburbs).
31st Aug '16 3:50:20 AM aurora369
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* Moscow, by the way, is the largest MegaCity in Europe. The most conservative reckoning of the megalopolis' population is 16.8 million people, not counting unregistered, transient and illegal residents; with them, it could easily top 20 million. The "official" city without suburbs and satellites has 12 million people.
13th Aug '16 10:22:48 AM htuttle
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* Mega-Primus in ''{{X-Com}}: Apocalypse''. According to the {{backstory}}, it's actually the prototype of the concept designed to consolidate the remaining living space on the planet following the aversion of NoEndorHolocaust at the end of ''Terror from the Deep''.

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* Mega-Primus in ''{{X-Com}}: Apocalypse''. ''VideoGame/XCOMApocalypse''. According to the {{backstory}}, it's actually the prototype of the concept designed to consolidate the remaining living space on the planet following the aversion of NoEndorHolocaust at the end of ''Terror ''[[VideoGame/XCOMTerrorFromTheDeep Terror from the Deep''.Deep]]''.
1st Aug '16 3:59:40 PM Gess
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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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