This is a list of the most populous cities of the world defined according to the concept of city proper (an urban locality without its suburbs). A city proper is a locality defined according to legal or political boundaries and an administratively recognized urban status that is usually characterized by some form of local government.
|1||Shanghai||13,831,900||Core districts + inner suburbs||China|
|7||Moscow||10,563,038||City proper (includes Zelenograd)||Russia|
|8||Seoul||10,464,051||Special City||South Korea|
|9||Beijing||10,123,000||Core districts + inner suburbs||China|
|10||Jakarta||9,588,198||Special capital district||Indonesia|
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