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Old 06-20-2017, 11:46 PM
 
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Simple instructions is to list every one of them until the 10th-20th respective order of entertaining logical organization. Focus on any independent nation sparking up your own attention. Incorporate name of city, population demographics, region. Use any verification of source. Finally, any fact or observation capturing a key highlight of discovery.

For my first post, I am displaying Thailand’s own collection of Top 20 Most Massive Cities. Name of City, Then Amount Of People, Province!

1 Bangkok (Krung Thep Maha Nakhon) กรุงเทพมหานคร Bangkok 5,782,159 Millions
2 Nonthaburi นนทบุรี Nonthaburi 270,609 Hundreds Of Thousands
3 Nakhon Ratchasima นครราชสีมา Nakhon Ratchasima 174,332
4 Chiang Mai เชียงใหม่ Chiang Mai 174,235
5 Hat Yai หาดใหญ่ Songkhla 157,467
6 Udon Thani อุดรธานี Udon Thani 155,339
7 Pak Kret ปากเกร็ด Nonthaburi 152,881
8 Khon Kaen ขอนแก่น Khon Kaen 129,581
9 Chaophraya Surasak เจ้าพระยาสุรศักดิ์ Chonburi 109,983
10 Ubon Ratchathani อุบลราชธานี Ubon Ratchathani 105,081
11 Nakhon Si Thammarat นครศรีธรรมราช Nakhon Si Thammarat 104,712
12 Nakhon Sawan นครสวรรค์ Nakhon Sawan 95,237
13 Nakhon Pathom นครปฐม Nakhon Pathom 93,088
14 Phitsanulok พิษณุโลก Phitsanulok 89,480
15 Pattaya พัทยา Chonburi 84,727
16 Songkhla สงขลา Songkhla 82,267
17 Surat Thani สุราษฎร์ธานี Surat Thani 78,359
18 Rangsit รังสิต Pathum Thani 77,661
19 Yala ยะลา Yala 77,045
20 Phuket ภูเก็ต Phuket 72,380

Woah, I just can’t believe outside of Bangkok, there is literally nowhere else in all Thailand approaching any megalopolis major city status credentials. Pretty much exclusively only medium sized to rather tiny provincial cities for a mainland Asian country:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...es_in_Thailand

Bizarre Phuket, Pattaya, Chiang Mai are not even in the top 20!

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Old 06-21-2017, 06:34 AM
 
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Woah, I just can’t believe outside of Bangkok, there is literally nowhere else in all Thailand approaching any megalopolis major city status credentials. Pretty much exclusively only medium sized to rather tiny provincial cities for a mainland Asian country:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...es_in_Thailand

Bizarre Phuket, Pattaya, Chiang Mai are not even in the top 20!
You shouldn't look at city pop. but metro/urban pop.

Chiang Mai is the 2nd largest metro in Thailand with close to 1 million people, Pattaya is #7 and Phuket is #13.
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Old 06-22-2017, 06:32 PM
 
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lol, how can they have almost 70 million inhabitants if they just have 1 real city (Bangkok) ?

Crazy!
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Old 06-22-2017, 06:50 PM
 
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lol, how can they have almost 70 million inhabitants if they just have 1 real city (Bangkok) ?

Crazy!
because 49.63% of the population is rural, so there are only 35 million people living in cities, which is still a lot, but not as crazy as if it were a place with 80% urban population.
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Old 06-22-2017, 07:24 PM
 
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You shouldn't look at city pop. but metro/urban pop.

Chiang Mai is the 2nd largest metro in Thailand with close to 1 million people, Pattaya is #7 and Phuket is #13.
Metro boundaries change so the population will change with it. City boundaries are generally fixed so any increase (or decrease) is an actual change.
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Old 06-22-2017, 08:55 PM
 
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Metro boundaries change so the population will change with it. City boundaries are generally fixed so any increase (or decrease) is an actual change.
On a world scale, I think metro might be better. By the US definition Brisbane is by far the biggest city in Australia, while Sydney would only just make into the top 20. The top 10 also includes Logan, Bankstown, Blacktown and Parramatta. Places that even many Australians who live outside the relevant metro areas these cities are in, might have never heard of.

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Old 06-22-2017, 11:08 PM
 
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Moving on to another mainland Asian republic from Thailand to South Korea. Delivering at a high interval of Decentralization occurrence after all far enough outside of Seoul! While Thailand is disappointing, South Korea is infinitely more superior on these fronts!

Rank Name Region Amount Of Citizens

1 Seoul Special City 9,904,312 Up To 9-10 Million Citizens
2 Busan Metropolitan city 3,448,737 Near 3.5 million
3 Incheon 2,890,451
4 Daegu 2,466,052
5 Daejeon 1,538,394
6 Gwangju 1,502,881
7 Suwon Gyeonggi 1,194,313
8 Ulsan Metropolitan City 1,166,615
9 Changwon South Gyeongsang 1,059,241
10 Goyang Gyeongqi 990,073
11 Yongin Gyeongqi 971,327
12 Seongnam Gyongqi 948,757
13 Bucheon Gyongqi 843,794
14 Cheongju North Chungcheong 833,276
15 Ansan Gyeongqi 747,035
16 Jeonju North Jeolia 658,172
17 Cheonan South Chungcheong 629,062
18 Namyangju Gyeongqi 629,061
19 Hwaseong Gyeongqi 608,725
20 Anyang Gyeongqi 585,177 Hundreds Of Thousands
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o..._by_population

Can you believe South Korea is incorporating much broader types of mega cities happening everywhere! Minimal of 9 major megalopolis municipalities administrative divisions. Exactly 20 separate cities above 600,000. Why is this not completely reversed the other way around between Thailand versus South Korea?

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You shouldn't look at city pop. but metro/urban pop.

Chiang Mai is the 2nd largest metro in Thailand with close to 1 million people, Pattaya is #7 and Phuket is #13.
Honestly, metro population is not accurate to comprise what is really going on for the entire area. They are just suburbs not representing the actual urbanity scale. Almost always feeling too alien outside of city limits. Last sentence was a major typo. That was from an earlier post edit. Omitting error. This was for another demographic table when they weren’t in the top 20.

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lol, how can they have almost 70 million inhabitants if they just have 1 real city (Bangkok) ?

Crazy!
I have the same exact feelings. Just not understanding why Thailand isn’t forcing wide distribution of resources away from the capital.

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because 49.63% of the population is rural, so there are only 35 million people living in cities, which is still a lot, but not as crazy as if it were a place with 80% urban population.
Mindful misconceptions on how urban Thailand really is deep down. That much in the rural outskirts with the figurative middle of nowhere vibe.

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Metro boundaries change so the population will change with it. City boundaries are generally fixed so any increase (or decrease) is an actual change.
These discrepancies are forever constant with the city limits versus outside of the central focus into the surroundings. Rarely ever relevant to describe how vast the urban area ends up when including too much suburbs with another opposing force.

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Old 06-24-2017, 01:01 AM
 
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Given Siberia's reputation as being very cold and low population density, I think many people would be surprised by how many large cities are located there, I know I was several years back when I found out.

List of 20 largest cities (2016) east of the Ural mountains [source from Russian wiki articles], keep in mind that Siberia as of 2016 has 37,827,103 people (Canada has 36,048,521 as of 2016).

1. Novosibirsk: 1,584,138
2. Yekaterinburg: 1,44,439
3. Chelyabinsk: 1,191,994
4. Omsk: 1,178,079
5. Krasnoyarsk: 1,066,934
6. Tyumen: 720,575
7. Barnaul: 635,585
8. Irkutsk: 623,424
9. Khabarovsk: 611,160
10. Vladivostok: 606,653
11. Tomsk: 569,293
12. Kemerovo: 553,076
13. Novokuznetsk: 551,253
14. Ulan-Ude: 430,550
15. Magnitogorsk: 417,563
16. Nizhny Tagil: 356,288
17. Surgut: 348,643
18. Chita: 343,511
19. Kurgan: 325,189
20. Yakutsk: 303,836
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Old 06-24-2017, 10:44 PM
 
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Given Siberia's reputation as being very cold and low population density, I think many people would be surprised by how many large cities are located there, I know I was several years back when I found out.

List of 20 largest cities (2016) east of the Ural mountains [source from Russian wiki articles], keep in mind that Siberia as of 2016 has 37,827,103 people (Canada has 36,048,521 as of 2016).

1. Novosibirsk: 1,584,138
2. Yekaterinburg: 1,44,439
3. Chelyabinsk: 1,191,994
4. Omsk: 1,178,079
5. Krasnoyarsk: 1,066,934
6. Tyumen: 720,575
7. Barnaul: 635,585
8. Irkutsk: 623,424
9. Khabarovsk: 611,160
10. Vladivostok: 606,653
11. Tomsk: 569,293
12. Kemerovo: 553,076
13. Novokuznetsk: 551,253
14. Ulan-Ude: 430,550
15. Magnitogorsk: 417,563
16. Nizhny Tagil: 356,288
17. Surgut: 348,643
18. Chita: 343,511
19. Kurgan: 325,189
20. Yakutsk: 303,836
Away from Moscow or Saint Petersburg, Krasnador Krai’s Sochi is another equal key highlight. Those other major Russian communities are just missing a wow factor in relation to the top. Astonishing there is even anyone having a residence over vast swaths of Siberia. Quite moderate to high density somehow.

Are you omitting these other qualifying mega towns by accident?

Nizhny Novgorod(1.2-1.3 million 5th rank),
Volgograd(1,021,215 inhabitants 12th)
Kazan(1,143,535 8th)
Saratov(837,900 lucky people in the prettiest Siberian town. My favorite one in those reject land grabs autonomous frenzy lands 16th rank. Wikipedia website verification of these claims)
Ufa(1,062,319 11th in all of Russia)
Arkhangelsk(300,000-400,000 crazy fools)

Ironically, only Krasnador Krai, or maybe Dagestan escape the wrath of Siberian vulnerability. Not even the capital or Baltic entrance stage. What a rich culture, and playing power after all of these annual main events. All of these Russian people I met are very easygoing and calm.

What is your own reflection of Thailand, South Korea’s 20th main cities when grouped with Russia’ s own extreme version?
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Old 06-25-2017, 01:10 AM
 
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Away from Moscow or Saint Petersburg, Krasnador Krai’s Sochi is another equal key highlight. Those other major Russian communities are just missing a wow factor in relation to the top. Astonishing there is even anyone having a residence over vast swaths of Siberia. Quite moderate to high density somehow.

Are you omitting these other qualifying mega towns by accident?

Nizhny Novgorod(1.2-1.3 million 5th rank),
Volgograd(1,021,215 inhabitants 12th)
Kazan(1,143,535 8th)
Saratov(837,900 lucky people in the prettiest Siberian town. My favorite one in those reject land grabs autonomous frenzy lands 16th rank. Wikipedia website verification of these claims)
Ufa(1,062,319 11th in all of Russia)
Arkhangelsk(300,000-400,000 crazy fools)

Ironically, only Krasnador Krai, or maybe Dagestan escape the wrath of Siberian vulnerability. Not even the capital or Baltic entrance stage. What a rich culture, and playing power after all of these annual main events. All of these Russian people I met are very easygoing and calm.

What is your own reflection of Thailand, South Korea’s 20th main cities when grouped with Russia’ s own extreme version?
I omitted those on purpose, I was only focusing on Russian cities on the eastern/Asian side which is everything east of the Ural Mountains, not east of the Volga river. Those cities you mentioned are still in European Russia. I don't know much about Korean or Thai cities, but Russian cities, although very beautiful in their historic core, are a bit run down in the residential districts, there are new apartments going up, but sadly they tend to be ugly and monotonous, they kind of remind me of cities in China where it's just a sea of cookie cutter high rise apartments. I think the best looking cities in Siberia are Yekaterinburg, Tyumen, and Tomsk.
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