Global Cities 2010

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Foreign Policy Magazine aims to measure how much sway a city has over what happens beyond its own borders -- its influence on and integration with global markets, culture, and innovation. See the list of cities with a global reach in 2010.


New York City was ranked as the #1 Global City in 2010.


So what makes a Global City? Not size alone, that's for sure; many of the world's largest megalopolises, such as Karachi (60), Lagos (59), and Kolkata (63), barely make the list. To create this year's rankings, we analyzed 65 cities with more than 1 million people across every region of the globe, using definitive sources to tally everything from a city's business activity, human capital, and information exchange to its cultural experience and political engagement. Data ranged from how many Fortune Global 500 company headquarters were in a city to the size of its capital markets and the flow of goods through its airports and ports, as well as factors such as the number of embassies, think tanks, political organizations, and museums. Taken together, a city's performance on this slate of indicators tells us how worldly -- or provincial -- it really is.

http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2010/08/11/the_global_cities_index_2010

RankCityRank by Pop.Rank by GDP
1New York 62
2London 285
3Tokyo11
4Paris206
5Hong Kong3114
6Chicago254
7Los Angeles123
8Singapore3823
9Sydney4324
10Seoul2219
11Brussels5448
12San Francisco4616
13Washington 4210
14Toronto3620
15Beijing1333
16Berlin4846
17Madrid3422
18Vienna5540
19Boston4111
20Frankfurt6420
20Shanghai721
22Buenos Aires1112
23Stockholm5952
24Zurich6158
25Moscow1913
26Barcleona3731
27Dubai5649
28Rome4937
29Amsterdam6360
30Mexico City58
31Montreal4435
32Geneva6561
33Miami5854
33Munich3518
35Sao Paulo39
36Bangkok3242
37Copenhagen6059
38Houston4017
39Taipei5326
40Atlanta3915
41Istanbul2130
42Milan5239
43Cairo1736
44Dublin6255
45New Delhi232
46Mumbai425
47Osaka167
48Kuala Lumpur5765
49Rio de Janeiro1427
50Tel Aviv5040
51Manila1534
52Johannesburg4543
53Jakarta2447
54Bogota2945
55Caracas5162
56Nairobi4764
57Guangzhou2738
58Bangalore3053
59Lagos1863
60Karachi1050
61Ho Chi Minh City3356
62Shenzhen2628
63Kolkata844
64Dhaka950
65Chongqing 2357


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