Top Ten Most Powerful Cities In the World

The Top Ten

1 London London London is the capital and most populous city of England and the United Kingdom. Standing on the River Thames in the south eastern part of the island of Great Britain, London has been a major settlement for two millennia.

London is enriched with an incredible background. You name it; music, food, culture or entertainment, No one can compete with the pride of Europe.

London is A masterpeice, I city with fantastic History, architecture, buildings, fashion, entertainment, food and everything is what makes London by far one of the worlds greatest city along with, tokyo, new york, paris and many others!

London is far better then most cities, not just because of the power of the United Kingdom but because of its history, culture and prosperity over the years, it was the heart of the largest empire the globe has ever seen and it is the centre of 'the workshop of the world'

You Americans may have the pretty city of NY but behind all that glamour it's not really that great whereas London has been a power house for centuries and actually built New York so we're not just moaning couch potatoes otherwise why would we have owned a third of the world and anyway your precious Statue of Liberty was acc from the French

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2 New York

New York is a power house and will remain there for quite a while even if you don't like it. (not trying to be mean) Ny has a EO of 1.1 trillion that contributes to its power and stamina. London isn't far behind and I expect that it will rise further. But until that happens NY will stay ahead of the game.

Are you kidding me? New York's way more powerful than overrated and boring London. It's the melting pot, it's the financial capital of the world, it's home to the most famous and iconic landmarks EVER. What more can I say? Hmmm, well let's see. Aside from the influence, history, and beauty of the proud concrete jungle city, there's... Ahem.

Green cash flowing everywhere, along with the satisfying sounds of coins clicking and jingling along to the tune of Wall Street and other major financial corporations and banks dealing with millions and millions of transactions each day, while the beepings of the ATMs around the corner help maintain a robust, regal, and smooth-sailing financial and economical system, which keeps the engine running in the financial capital of the world, and is able to make daunting decisions and do perilous tasks around the country and throughout the world.

Now, I don't know about you, but it seems like those British crybabies and tea-sipping, ...more

After reading other polls it seems this one is a bit flawed. Every other poll stated that NYC is the most powerful city in the world. London isn't far behind and is most definitely in the same playing field, but NYC still tops most if not all lists. It's the most brilliant place to be and live, but only if you hustle and make it that way...otherwise better off heading elsewhere.

New york is the best city.

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3 Tokyo

Tokyo is the world largest population city. It is very beautiful and clean city. I am indian but I love Tokyo. Tokyo is heart of Japan.

The highest economic output of a StaGGErING 1.3 trillion.

Japan are high tech they can defeat even the most strongest enemy hahaah japan wins

High tech, large population, capital and largest city of Japan - It deserves top 3 - JustAnAccount

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4 New Delhi New Delhi 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.

I like this city

I been there its very nice city, I feel its heart of India, I proud of be Indian...

My name vikrant I am from India, I been lot of countries but I feel new Delhi is so best for living, I proud to say that now I am in India, and now new Delhi is top ten position..

In Delhi life is so cool, we can find rich poor all types of life, so it's best city I feel in world okay

this is the city which feed food for many citizens. It is the cheapest city and the people are friendly. It is the capital of India and in many matters it goes to the best city in the world.

Most Number oF Active Police Officers in Duty...

I like turtles

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5 Washington DC

I deliberately voted DC so that I know you'll read it (you're arrogant like that). When you consider the size of DC to London, it makes Londom more powerful - take it as science and leave it at that.

The decisions made involving the world's largest military (aka most powerful) are in Washington DC (sorry New York). Largest population doesn't mean most powerful. DC has the power to shape the world more than any other place on earth.

DC is the capital city of the most powerful democracy on the planet. It's easily full of the most powerful people in the U.S. And also the world.

Powerful, but it's dwarfed by cities like Tokyo or NYC. - JustAnAccount

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6 Beijing

It's a very great city. I would love to go there

Best city ever is Beijing, the magic really does happen there
Epic city with people, cars, buildings, trains, food and so much more

So I think it should be the best city ever for its awesome, epic power

Beijing is the heart of asia

The place where all the magic happens.

On its way to overtake New York as the most powerful city on Earth

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7 Paris

The city is clean and indeed a nice place to be

Undeserved reputation for being bad for business and rude. Actually great economical and political centre. Amazing place to study, with schools among the best in the world. And beautiful, too.

PSG! Paris is the best city and the most visited

Paris La Défense is Europe’s largest purpose-built business, district to the West of the city of Paris. The district is a showcase of France’s great leap into the 21st century. For many visitors to France who come to Paris with a preset image in their mind, the Business District is rather unexpected
Yes Paris will be one of major place to be in few years.

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8 Berlin

Everyone thinks they are stupid because of Hitler but Germans are very nice people! I lived in Berlin for 12 years and I can tell you that!

Leads the EU market, and is saving it from falling and letting commies and Nazis coming back - ErichHimmel

Hitler done his best

The best City in the World

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9 Moscow

Moscow is the Finance, political, economic Center of Russia. It is a monopol in its own country and controls it to 100 percent, during other large countries have a lot of great cities, Moscow is the special one in Russia, so it is today a single centre in a very large nation and is caused of this the worlds most powerful city.

Why does everyone hate Russia? Moscow should get a much higher ranking. Russia does not have a lot of major cities so pretty much everything happens in Moscow. And if you think about it Russia is strong so Moscow must be a powerful city.

Moscow has given Russia a boosting economy. it is the polital, and economical city of Russia and deserves a higher ranking than... ten. Moscow is the number 1 most powerful city in the world. But why is it so low? Because half the world hates Russia just because they are so damn powerful. So stop hating. Win this for Mother Russia! - espeon567

I love Moscow,so powerful,strong and super influential.Moscow deserves a much better place.I don't understand why so many people hates Russia(well there are some reasons) but still Russia is Russia and the Russians are proud of their country.Go Rusiaaa..GO MOSCOOOW

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10 Mumbai

Mumbai the financial capital of India... Home to India's some of the tallest and magnificent towers... British architecture best... MUMBAI rocks...

Not the most powerful city on earth, but it deserves to be higher up. 41 billionaires make this city the 6th on forbes' list, they can't all be wrong for flocking here... this is an incredible number for a poor country. It's not like the city is much more populated, it is not proportional to India, so its high GDP and presence of super rich cannot be dismissed like that. Situated exactly between the west and the east, it is neither east asian (Chinese etc) nor European. A former second city of the British Empire, it has retained its global appeal. After Hong Kong and London, it is the most influential city in the English speaking world outside of America.

Mumbai is best and it rocks without any reason

I like mumbai

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The Contenders

11 Seoul Seoul 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.

While Japan went on its bubble popping, Seoul had to take some of the works Tokyo had to deal with, in means of Industry. Seoul is a very fast city; which here I mean, everything goes fast. Korea's GNP in 1953 was 67$ after a destructive war between communism and capitalism, and in 2007, Korea's GNP became 21655$, making Korea one of the 20 major power on Earth. Seoul was the Engine for all of these; Samsung Headquarters (if Samsung itself becomes an independent nation, it will become one of the top 30 major economy. What! ), SK Labs, LG headquarters, Gangnam and some of the greatest elite education centers are located in Seoul. Seoul has an access to world's best airport, the Incheon Airport, and has a rich history which dates back to because 4000 in prehistory, and was a major city since because 5. The remains of Baekjae, Goryeo, Joseon are still alive, with ancient temples and palaces, old city gates and walls.

1/4 of the population in the Republic of Korea live in Seoul. Hey, McDonalds and Burger King deliver... -

Seoul is very powerful. There are so many good people. Not only seoul but also many cities in Korea, are very powerful.

Best of the best should be #1 back of haters!

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12 Shanghai

Why isn't Shanghai on this list? That's crazy! Look up some pictures on Google Images!

Shanghai should be in the list. At least Top 10

Put it on top ten! - JustAnAccount

Change the rank of Beiging and Shanghai! That'll make sense.

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13 Toronto Toronto Toronto is the capital of the Canadian province of Ontario. It is located within the Golden Horseshoe in Southern Ontario on the northern shore of Lake Ontario.

I do not get it it should be no.9

Toronto has built many new highrise buildings more than any other city in the world and still has planned to build many more in the future. I believe Toronto will be one of 5 top global cities in the world in 20 years.

It should be #1 I love the nice people and the big list of things you can do here.. You will never get board

Canada is such a good country!

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14 Manchester

I was born in Manchester so I am. Going to think it is the greatest city but it was the home of garage music and where the first computer was created and for that reason I love my home town,

For me Manchester is an amazing city. It has an international feel yet retains a northern friendliness. The night life is fantastic. It's definitely a fun city to visit.

Birth place of the modern city. Manchester was the first Industrail modern city, where the worlds first passager railway was founded, and the first computer was made called 'The Baby'. In modern times Manchester can put claim to its music, Graphene and without a shadow of a doubt it's Football.

15 Hong Kong

Probably should be in top 10 - JustAnAccount

I love Hong Kong

16 Istanbul

A 14 million population city, with a 25 million population state! And the 2nd biggest city in Europe and the head of over history cultures and it's the city of all times! And as napoleon said : if the world is one state Istanbul will be it's capital. Also it's the only city in the world where the past and present and future meet! So it should be in top 5!

Amazing city, cultural city but its 20th place really

Most powerful city in the heart of the world.

Even this is not debatable, Istanbul is the most important city of all times since it has established.

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17 Kolkata

Kolkata is one the powerful city. Why it is not included in the list

Kolkata is one of the most powerful cities in every area.

It is one of the best cities in India

Kokata is one of the best cities of INDIA

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18 Kiev

Sexy city. The future world sees Kiev as the most powerful city. This statement is made by an indian anthropologist...

Why is it here? ITs fullo boring

19 Manila

Manila is the Best capital in the world because its located at the heart of asia full of history and rich in diverse culture Manila is the best for your family gatherings highly urbanized infrastructures and shopping mall and specially its people are friendly and don't forget the most delicious foods in the whole world. Manila has its own taste, world class shopping great accommodation and a lot more. You can visit Manila Ocean Park, Rizal Park, SM Mall of asia where world class shopping is found, Star City where full of rides can be seen and the newest attraction Resorts World Manila. Manila is full of surprises, you can go there as easy as 123. And proud to say that it is located in the Philippines and one of the fastest growing economies of all asia. You can invest there.

. It has a lot of amazing street foods and many more tourist spots that the world mostly visits.

So many tourist from different cities in the world

Manila is the old city in the world.

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20 Rome

Rome was a powerful city maybe 2000 years ago according to mythology and only in Europe if we compare to other Asian Empires.
But today Rome does not deserve to be in that list or at the end of it.

And that will not improve in the future due to lack of budget, lack of vision, lack of modernity from the part of government and Italian themselves, who rely on their ruins.

They are just surviving because of an aggressive market based on lies.

They will never reach one normal American city even much smaller.

Rome? Really, we have never seen such old fashioned city, will be never powerful, neither other city in Italy.
Trying to make business there in High-tech, is not impossible but needs to be done knowing the lazy aspect of Italians and their wrong approach of the surrounded world, they don't appreciate as too much proud of them.

We talk here about powerful cities not about roman empire dead 2000 years ago...
Think future. Apparently not the case in Roma.

Give it a few more years and Rome will be the most important city on earth. Just ask the Bible.

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