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25 best skylines in the world

Last updated on: December 29, 2011 15:01 IST

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There are some cities in the world, such as New York City, that are famous for having beautiful skylines. A skyline not only reveals the beauty of the city but also its economic power.

Let's have a look at 25 best skylines in the world, according to Business Insider.

Note: Each building was assigned a point value based on number of floors. Measurements exclude TV towers, masts, bridges, or other structures.

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Image: A skyline reveals the economic power of the city.
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19. Mumbai, India

Population: 11,914,398

Area: 621 sq km

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Image: Mumbai is ranked 19th.
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1. Hong Kong

Population: 6,943,600

Area: 1,053 sq km

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2. New York

Population: 8,391,881

Area: 800 sq km

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3. Chicago

Population: 2,853,114

Area: 589 sq km

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4. Singapore

Population: 4,351,400

Area: 710 sq km

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5. Sao Paulo, Brazil

Population: 10,990,249

Area: 1,523 sq km

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6. Seoul, South Korea

Population: 10,331,244

Area: 616 sq km

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Image: Seoul is ranked sixth.
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7. Dubai, the UAE

Population: 1,954,000

Area: 3,885 sq km

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8. Shanghai, China

Population: 9,145,711

Area: 6,639 sq km

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9. Bangkok, Thailand

Population: 7,587,882

Area: 1,569 sq km

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10. Tokyo, Japan

Population: 8,653,000

Area: 621 sq km

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11. Guangzhou, China

Population: 6,560,500

Area: 7,434 sq km

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12. Moscow, Russia

Population: 10,443,000

Area: 1,081 sq km

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13. Toronto, Canada

Population: 2,503,281

Area: 630 sq km

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14. Chongqing, China

Population: 6,300,000

Area: 82,403 sq km

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Image: Chongqing is ranked 14th.
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15. Shenzhen, China

Population: 1,245,000

Area: 2,020 sq km

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16. Kuala Lumpur

Population: 1,800,674

Area: 244 sq km

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17. Beijing, China

Population: 7,746,519

Area: 16,808 sq km

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18. Rio de Janeiro

Population: 6,093,472

Area: 1,182 sq km

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20. Macao, China

Population: 453,733

Area: 21 sq km

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21. Osaka, Japan

Population: 2,598,589

Area: 220 sq km

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Image: Osaka is ranked 21st.
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22. Jakarta, Indonesia

Population: 9,341,400

Area: 661 sq km

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23. Buenos Aires, Argentina

Population: 2,965,403

Area: 200 sq km

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24. Recife, Brazil

Population: 1,533,580

Area: 217 sq km

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Image: Recife is ranked 24th.
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25. Miami, United States

Population: 413,201

Area: 92 sq km


Image: Miami is ranked 25th.
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