The arrangement may seem partly odd, but this is because we only describe the population of the cities without including the number of population, living in the entire metropolitan area, and all the surrounding cities and villages.
In several places you can see the significant difference between the population of a particular city and its urban agglomeration.
1. New York, USA
New York is the largest English-speaking city in the world.
It is the hub of a metropolitan area with a population of about 21.2 million people.
The city itself has a population of 8,250,000 people.
While most New Yorkers are people from different parts of the world, what unites them is English language.
2. London, UK
London is the second-largest English-speaking city in the world, and according to some sources, even the largest.
The city is home to about 8.2 million people, not counting the metropolitan area.
Due to the specific accent in southern England, London is considered one of the best places in the world to learn English.
3. Hong Kong
Hong Kong’s population is 7.1 million people without including all the neighboring towns and villages in its urban agglomeration.
This giant city now falls within the boundaries of China, but enjoys considerable sovereignty.
Due to the long years of British rule, English is today the official language (together with Chinese) of this hectic metropolis.
The city-state of Singapore is not only one of the most developed and richest in the world, but also one of the largest English-speaking cities on the planet.
Today, Singapore has a population of about 5,160,000 people.
Like most cities in Asia, it experiences a period of impressive success and prosperity.
5. Sydney, Australia
Sydney is one of the leading English-speaking cities in the world, not only in terms of its population, but also in popularity and importance.
With a population of about 4.5 million people, it is the most important economic and financial center in this part of the world.
6. Melbourne, Australia
The biggest competitor to Sydney, Melbourne, has a total population of approximately 4,000,000 people.
The city is very livable and vibrant, although similar to Sydney it is not surrounded by giant metropolitan area (such as Los Angeles, for example).
7. Los Angeles, USA
Los Angeles is a large city, the center of a metropolitan area with a population of 14 million people.
Los Angeles itself, without its suburbs, has a population of nearly 3.8 million residents and is one of the largest cities in the English-speaking world.
The mixture of Anglo-American culture and Latin American influence has played a major role in the development of an ultra-modern American city.
8. Chicago, USA
Established in 1833, today the Chicago metropolis has a population of about 9.73 million people.
It it one of the most typical American cities in the entire United States.
The city itself, not counting its metropolitan area, has a population of about 2.7 million people, immigrants from all continents.
9. Toronto, Canada
Not counting its metropolitan area, today the population of the largest Canadian city of Toronto is approximately 2,620,000 people.
This is one of the most colorful cities in the world and can be called “the New York of Canada”.
Located on the shores of Lake Ontario, the city is a magnet for immigrants from all over the world.
10. Houston, USA
The city of Houston is one of the largest in the United States.
It has a population of about 2.1 million (excluding the urban area).
It is located on the southern coast of the United States and is strongly associated with the oil industry in the region.
Today Houston is the 10th largest English-speaking city in the world.