List of cities by surface area


List of cities by surface area

This is a non-exhaustive list of the world's largest cities in terms of the surface area of their municipalities. This list is limited to clear, unambiguously defined political jurisdictions which (in their own language) identify themselves as cities. This is as opposed to a metropolitan area which may include multiple cities all under the jurisdiction of separate city councils. All of the cities on this list consist mostly of agricultural land, forests, or wilderness, and most of them are rather modest in terms of population. Chongqing is by far the most populous, but even it has more countryside than built-up areas within its boundaries.

City Country Area km² Area sq mi Source
Baie-James, Québec  Canada 297,330 116,144 [1]
Hulunbuir, Inner Mongolia  China 263,953 101,913
Jiuquan, Gansu[1]  China 167,996 64,864 -
Altamira, Pará  Brazil 159,696 61,659 [2]
City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Western Australia  Australia 95,575 36,901.7 Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Western Australia
Chongqing[1]  China 82,400 31,815 [3]
Corumbá  Brazil 65,000 25,096.6 [4]
Wood Buffalo, Alberta  Canada 63,343 24,456
Leh  India 45,110 17,417 [5]
City of Mount Isa, Queensland  Australia 43,010 16,606 [6]
Porto Velho, Rondonia  Brazil 34,082 13,159.1 [7]
La Tuque, Quebec  Canada 29,696 11,466 -
Aripuanã  Brazil 25,049 9,672 pt:Aripuanã
Rural City of Mildura, Victoria  Australia 22,087 8,528 [8]
Qingyuan, Guangdong[1]  China 19,000 7,336
Maripasoula, French Guiana  France 18,360 7,089 [9]
Hohhot, Inner Mongolia  China 17,000 6,564
Senneterre, Québec  Canada 16,525 6,455
Sitka, Alaska  United States 12,461 4,811 [10]
Tshwane (Pretoria), Gauteng  South Africa 6,368 2,459 [11]
Mangaung (Bloemfontein), Free State  South Africa 6,283 2,426 [12]
Puerto Princessa), Palawan  Philippines 2,540 981
Davao, Davao del Norte  Philippines 2,444 944

See also

Notes

  1. ^ a b c Includes several lower-level administrative divisions that also call themselves cities.

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