São Paulo and Mexico City are the most populated cities in Latin America

These cities appear in the global top five of the most populated urban centers. Latin America is home to 9% of the world's population.

São Paulo and Mexico City are the most populated cities in Latin America
Mexico City. Photo by Jezael Melgoza / Unsplash

Cities are becoming more and more crowded. According to MacroTrends, to date, São Paulo and Mexico City are Latin American cities with the largest number of inhabitants. Brazil's financial center has a population of 22.24 million inhabitants, while the Mexican capital is home to 21.92 million people.

It is worth noting that of the 10 Latin American cities with the largest number of residents, three are located in Brazil and another three are in Mexico. Also in the regional top, three is Buenos Aires, which has a population of 15.26 million, while Rio de Janeiro is the fourth most populated city in Latin America, with 13.54 million people living there.

Bogota is the most populated city in Colombia and the fifth in the region, with 11.17 million inhabitants. Of the Latin American megacities, which are cities in the region with at least ten million residents, Lima is the last on the list, with a population of 10.9 million inhabitants.

The top five most populated cities in the world are Shanghai, Delhi, Tokyo, São Paulo, and Mexico City.

Continuing with the Latin American list, Santiago de Chile appears in the number seven position with a total population of 6.81 million inhabitants, followed by Belo Horizonte, in Brazil, which has a total of 6.14 million inhabitants. The last two places in the top 10 cities with the largest populations are Guadalajara and Monterrey, with 5.26 million and 4.96 million inhabitants, respectively.

Latin America ranks third among the world's most populated continental regions, with more than 634 million inhabitants. The region is preceded by Asia, which concentrates 60% of the world's population, and Africa, where 16% of humanity lives, according to National Geographic figures.