Top Ten Cities That Deserve to Be the World Capital

There are hundreds of megacities around the world, This list shows cities with the best-Wealth, GDP, Public Transport, Crime Rate, Facilities and some others.

The Top Ten

1 London, United Kingdom

Yes please I live in London

Well, actually you tried to (and still are trying to) do it. There are not even 30 countries in the world UK didn't try to conquer. Just a fact. I'm not against UK at all, but most people who tried to obtain power usually didn't govern accurately. I wouldn't vote as capital city any of the cities of the "Developed Countries" but I'd rather choose one of the countries that are emerging. In fact, I don't think there should even be a World Capital, for that could create a centralization that could lead to inequity and confront. Politics is complex as it's almost impossible to satisfy everyone. - keyson

Sorry about the partiality with the developing and the developed nations, but you cannot guarantee that at one stage the developing nations will be more developed than the previously developed nations. - yatharthb

Are you developed under developed or nearly developed or over developed. Or are you still unsure of your development. - Champmash

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2 New York, United States

It kind of is the world capital because that's where the U.N. Headquarters is.

It doesn't. You'll regret it. You'd hate it there. It's already over crowded, dirty, full of crime, etc pick some other place

When people think of big cities New York City is what that comes to mind.

It does deserve to be capital. You won't regret it. You'll love it there. It's not actually as crowded, dirty, or crime-filled as some naysayers say.

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3 Tokyo, Japan Tokyo, Japan Tokyo, officially Tokyo Metropolis, one of the 47 prefectures of Japan, has served as the Japanese capital since 1869. As of 2018, the Greater Tokyo Area ranked as the most populous metropolitan area in the world.

Tokyo has been the capital of Japan for more than 400 years and been peaceful. it has by far more tradition and technology than any other cities has. It also has energy to create new things.

Considering Imperialist Japan's ambitions was to make it the world capital, ironic.

The largest City in The World can be the World Capital!

This should be number 1!

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4 Paris, France

Paris is economically one of the three strongest cities in the world, bustling with economic activities and also a "Grand" and beautifully made city thanks to Napoléon III & Haussmann. Paris as a city also has the second largest revenue amongst it's companies at around 1.4 trillion USD per year.

This makes Paris the second strongest city in the world just behind Tokyo.

The district of La Defense is the fist is the largest business district in all of Europe and the first in term of number of skylines among the most famous.

Splendid city, architectures from ages to modern building, among the most numerous cathedrals and Churches, abundance of all kinds of restaurants offering top international cuisine and of course French one.

So many theaters, exhibitions, festivals etc...

And that also through the country France.

I don't think there should be a world capital since cities are horrid that is why there should more suburbs on this list. - ketchup

I think that it is a bit too small to be the world capital - yatharthb

5 Hong Kong, China Hong Kong, China Hong Kong, officially the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, is an autonomous territory on the eastern side of the Pearl River estuary in East Asia.

Love it! - PopGeorge1678

6 Berlin, Germany Berlin, Germany

Hitler once made it the greatest city in Europe, but imperialists did nothing to develop it. - yatharthb

Berlin is 1 of the best In europe - TheChipotleAnt

Best city.
friendly people
great nightlife

love Berlin

7 Oslo, Norway Oslo, Norway
8 Moscow, Russia

I think Putin would agree.

Yes, just to put America down to be honest, east should've won the Cold War

No offense, but seriously? Moscow? The
Whole world would be screwed then!

Umm... You do realize that Moscow IS the capital of Russia?

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9 Sydney, Australia

I like sydney that's why

The most beautiful modern city in the world

10 Edinburgh, Scotland

The Contenders

11 Rome, Italy Rome, Italy

Rome is a dirty city, chaotic and Italian are among the worst people in the world and certainly the most lazy, arrogant, rude, obsolete of western Europe.

They tried that already, but then they dropped the ball and got beat up by some goth kids. - Torchpost

Rome dominated parts of 3 continents before, so 7 continents shouldn't be too hard. - ethanmeinster

Rome is one of the most beautiful cities of the world for its rich architecture and beautiful monuments and more - Alessandro

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12 Glasgow, Scotland

Yes, Glasgow is certainly one of the most famous capital en the world and in the top 3 in Europe.
Also Scotland is known for its famous castles, beaches and food.

13 Dublin, Ireland Dublin, Ireland
14 Shanghai, China Shanghai, China Shanghai is one of the four municipalities under the direct administration of the central government of the People's Republic of China, the largest city in China by population, and the second most populous city proper in the world, with a population of 24.18 million as of 2017. It is a global financial more.

This would be the best choice. It is about halfway between America and Europe. It's the largest city in the world, bar none (within city limits). It's not the capital of anything else. It's on the edge of China, on the sea, so it could easily be detached from that country to form a Federal District. China has more than a billion people, the detachment of Shanghai would not even put a dent in them. It is a modern and prosperous city, and it already has an international ambience. This would be the best capital for Earth.

It should be the capital of china, No joke Shanghai should really be a capital of china - TheChipotleAnt

The financial capital of Asia and soon the world! - PolishGuy

Beautiful, clean and green City.

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15 Olympia, Greece
16 Toronto, Canada Toronto, Canada Toronto is the most populous city in Canada, the provincial capital of Ontario, and the centre of the Greater Toronto Area, the most populous metropolitan area in Canada.

Toronto deserves to be the capital instead of Ottawa!

The most idyllic western city ever!

17 Seoul, South Korea Seoul, South Korea Seoul – officially the Seoul Special City – is the capital and largest metropolis of the Republic of Korea, forming the heart of the Seoul Capital Area, which includes the surrounding Incheon metropolis and Gyeonggi province, the world's 14th largest city and second largest metropolitan area.

Always the best...

18 Istanbul, Turkey Istanbul, Turkey Istanbul, formerly known as Byzantium and Constantinople, is the most populous city in Turkey and the country's economic, cultural and historic center.

Istanbul should be at least among the top three.
Istanbul (once called Byzantion, Nova Roma, Constantinople, etc.) was the capital city of the Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman Empires, meanwhile it is the primate city of Turkey. The city literally bridges the gap between the continents of Europe and Asia.
Even the world's economical center of gravity is shifting towards the Pacific, Istanbul's geopoliticial importance still remains thanks to the Bosphorus Strait.
Many people have admired the city's unique location. Napoléon Bonaparte is quoted as saying, "If the Earth were a single state, Constantinople would be its capital."

Istanbul is already called the capital of the world. A city where Europe and Asia meet

Istanbul is the hub of world between east and west

19 New Delhi, India New Delhi, India New Delhi is the capital and seat of government of India. It is also a municipality and district in Delhi and serves as the seat of Government of Delhi.

What would the world be like if India wasn't there?

Of course it should.

It is geograpthycaly centre of world

Yeah it shd be on top 3 at least

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20 Beijing, China Beijing, China

COOL - PopGeorge1678

21 Pyongyang, North Korea Pyongyang, North Korea

It might sound silly but aliens won't attack us if they see Kim Jong un in charge of this place. They'll just think "if the rest of this planet's like that, then we can't be bothered invading them

Kim Jong-Un's dream, may never become reality - yatharthb

Hey, Watch Out. Pyongyang is developing really fast under Marshal Kim Jong-Un, It certainly can become the capital of Korea after the reunification. - yatharthb

I am Kim Jong Un and I am friend with Osama Bin Laden. Our city, Pyeongyang is much more better than New York, London, Paris, Berlin etc. Also it is the most effective city after Beijing and Shanghai. I will invade the whole world and make my capital in Pyongyang.

LOL 😁 really. You have better luck picking Iceland!

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22 Chicago, United States

Chicago by far should lead the city cause Chicago is bad ass plain any simple

Food, architecture, places to go, sports teams, THERE THE BEST AT EVERYTHING

I love Chicago, they have music, food, sports. It is a perfect city. Well, unless you count the 107 year cubs losing streak, GL cubs fans :) (i'm not hatin. )

It has beaitiful builds and amazing views of the lake. Chicago is the greatiest city

23 Dubai, United Arab Emirates Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai is more of a tourist destination than a economic or Cultral capital.and people only see the good side of one considers the human rights problems or the poverty that the workers have to face.and plus.It's BOILING HOT. - 12cc

24 Montreal, Canada Montreal, Canada Montreal is the most populous municipality in the Canadian province of Quebec and the second-most populous municipality in Canada.

Multicultural. Secure for a big city

It's the tourism capital of North America, festival heaven! Great infrastructure, it feels like Los Angeles but improved!

Festivals EVERYWHERE! Montreal would be nice for a world capital honestly!

Yes it sure deserves world capital

25 Los Angeles, United States Los Angeles, United States

Not only the greatest city in the U. S but the most diverse city in the world. Without LA there wouldn't be Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Studio City and a lot of headquarters of famous businesses. All the celebrities live in the Bel-Air Estates and LA is just a big cultural city that could be the center of the World.

Really? the most phoney city in the world? Who cares about all the celebreties who live there in their extravaganza houses? Are they gonna start to tell the world how to live ( they do it already now but it would be worse ) our lives?

26 Reykjavik, Iceland Reykjavik, Iceland
27 Cape Town, South Africa

It's south africa, a great place

28 Bergen, Norway
29 Athens, Greece Athens, Greece

The country that gave the world light just needs some good leaders instead of the corrupt ones of the recent past.
great people, great food, extremely beautiful and full of history.

30 Tehran, Iran

Only in Ayatollah Khomeini's wildest wet dream would that ever happen.

31 Karachi Karachi

It should be the world's capital

32 Amsterdam, Netherlands Amsterdam, Netherlands
33 Compton, California
34 Ahmedabad, India
35 Buenos Aires, Argentina Buenos Aires, Argentina
36 Cusco, Peru

Machu Picchu in the top of the world! :D

37 Melbourne, Australia

A great city, should be higher than sydney

38 Bangkok, Thailand Bangkok, Thailand Bangkok is the capital and most populous city of Thailand. It is known in Thai as Krung Thep Maha Nakhon or simply Krung Thep.
39 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Kuala Lumpur, officially the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, or commonly known as KL, is the national capital and largest city in Malaysia.

Safe, vibrant, and tolerant city, deserved better spots.

40 Singapore, Singapore

A brilliant city. Friendly and safe. Could certainly teach us in the west a thing or two

Safest and most well kept city and country in the world...

41 Philadelphia, United States Philadelphia, United States Philadelphia is the largest city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the sixth-most populous city in the United States, with an estimated population of 1,567,872 and more than 6 million in the seventh-largest metropolitan statistical area, as of 2016. Philadelphia is the economic and cultural anchor more.

Never! This is a joke right top 20! Lol

42 Helsinki, Finland Helsinki, Finland
43 Auckland, New Zealand

Kinda small though... - PopGeorge1678

Beautiful city

44 Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva is famous for being neutral and is a global bank.

45 Adelaide, Australia

6th safest city and greatest so why not

46 Copenhagen, Denmark Copenhagen, Denmark Copenhagen is the capital of the Kingdom of Denmark. At a population of 591,481 inhabitants as of January 2016, it is also the largest city in the country. It is located in the Hovedstaden region of Denmark and is home to the world famous Tivoli Gardens, one of the oldest operating amusement parks in more.
47 Lahore, Pakistan
48 Mumbai, India Mumbai, India

One of the fastest developing cities in the world, Mumbai has a rich culture and people of various race, religions, etc congregate here. Once you live in this friendly atmosphere, you will never want to leave it. Given its high GDP growth rate, it will soon emerge as the world leader. Mumbai Meri Jaan!

You should also mention the high poverty rate, the high slum population, unhygienic conditions and the polluted air. - yatharthb

49 Liverpool, United Kingdom
50 Kiev, Ukraine Kiev, Ukraine
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