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Mumbai: Maximum City now a City of Skyscrapers

Last updated on: August 26, 2013 17:15 IST

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There are some cities that have a lot of skyscrapers primarily because they are short of space, while others are more horizontally built.

Let's take a look at cities that are ahead of the pack when it comes to tall buildings.

Note: Each building is assigned points based on its floor count. The point total for each city is calculated automatically and displayed.

Source: emporis.com

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Image: An international boat show in Mumbai.
Photographs: Prashanth Vishwanathan/Reuters

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Hong Kong

Country: Hong Kong

Population: 7,061,200

Area size: 1,053 square kilometre

Number of buildings: 7,765

Number of points: 130,459

Overall rank: 1

Hong Kong, a major financial centre, is one of the most densely populated areas in the world. Apart from being the business hub, it's also known for its amazing skyline and natural harbour.

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Image: A view of Hong Kong.
Photographs: Victor Fraile/Reuters

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New York City

Country: The United States

Population: 8,336,697

Area size: 800 square kilometre

Number of buildings: 6,006

Number of points: 40,502

Overall rank: 2

New York City, the most populous city in the United States, has some of the most well-known skyscrapers in the world, including One World Trade Center, Empire State Building and Bank of America Tower.

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Image: A view of Empire State Building, Chrysler building, East River and burough of Queens in New York.
Photographs: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

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Singapore

Country: Singapore

Population: 5,312,400

Area size: 710 square kilometre

Number of buildings: 4,403

Number of points: 20,215

Overall rank: 3

Singapore, one of the major business centres in the world, has some of the most beautiful skyline found anywhere in the globe.

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Image: A view of financial district in Singapore.
Photographs: David Loh/Reuters

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Chicago

Country: The United States

Population: 2,714,856

Area size: 589 square kilometre

Number of buildings: 1,138

Number of points: 19,773

Overall rank: 4

Chicago, which has the fourth-highest gross domestic product in the world, has the second-busiest airport in the globe and is the third most populous city in the United States.

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Image: A boy is interviewed on 'The Ledge', a five-sided glass box 1,353ft above the street in Chicago.
Photographs: Frank Polich/Reuters

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Dubai

Country: The United Arab Emirates

Population: 2,104,895

Area size: 3,885 square kilometre

Number of buildings: 632

Number of points: 18,874

Overall rank: 5

Dubai, the 22nd most expensive city in the world, has been ranked by many firms as one of the best places to live in the globe.

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Image: Towers are seen next to a Dubai Metro station on Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai.
Photographs: Jumana El Heloueh/Reuters

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Seoul

Country: South Korea

Population: 10,581,728

Area size: 616 square kilometre

Number of buildings: 2,898

Number of points: 18,055

Overall rank: 6

Seoul, the second-largest metropolitan area in the world, has one of the best infrastructures in the globe, including fastest Internet connection.

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Image: Part of Gangnam area is seen down the Han River in Seoul.
Photographs: Lee Jae-Won/Reuters

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Sao Paulo

Country: Brazil

Population: 11,316,149

Area size: 1,523 square kilometre

Number of buildings: 5,689

Number of points: 17,497

Overall rank: 7

Sao Paulo, the biggest city in Brazil, has the largest economy among other Latin American cities.

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Image: People ride horses along a main avenue in the financial centre of Sao Paulo during World Car Free Day in Brazil.
Photographs: Paulo Whitaker/Reuters

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Shanghai

Country: China

Population: 17,836,133

Area size: 6,639 square kilometre

Number of buildings: 1,005

Number of points: 15,976

Overall rank: 8

Shanghai, one of the world's biggest economic powerhouses, has many famous landmarks, including The Bund, City God Temple and Yu Garden.

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Image: China Maritime Museum in the Shanghai Lingang Industrial Park in in Shanghai.
Photographs: Aly Song/Reuters

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Bangkok

Country: Thailand

Population: 8,280,925

Area size: 1,569 square kilometre

Number of buildings: 911

Number of points: 15,393

Overall rank: 9

Bangkok, famous for its nightlife, is the most visited city in the world and has been ranked the best city by Travel + Leisure magazine.

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Image: A skytrain passes over vehicles on road in Bangkok.
Photographs: Kerek Wongsa/Reuters

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Tokyo

Country: Japan

Population: 8,967,665

Area size: 621 square kilometre

Number of buildings: 2,762

Number of points: 15,076

Overall rank: 10

Tokyo, one of the world's biggest financial centres, has been ranked the most expensive city and also the most livable in the globe.

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Image: Mt Fuji, covered with snow, is seen through Shinjuku skyscrapers in Tokyo.
Photographs: Kimimasa Mayama/Reuters

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Moscow

Country: Russia

Population: 11,503,501

Area size: 1,081 square kilometre

Number of buildings: 3,980

Number of points: 12,980

Overall rank: 11

Moscow, the political and financial centre of Russia, has four international airports, nine railway terminals and one of the deepest underground metro systems in the world, according to Wikipedia.

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Image: A view of Moscow's Kremlin, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Moscow City business district.
Photographs: Anton Golubev/Reuters

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Guangzhou

Country: China

Population: 6,560,500

Area size: 7,434 square kilometre

Number of buildings: 512

Number of points: 12,524

Overall rank: 12

Guangzhou, a major trading centre in China, has been recognised as one of the top business hubs in the world.

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Image: The 610-metre high Guangzhou TV & Sightseeing Tower, left, in Guangzhou.
Photographs: Tyrone Siu/Reuters

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Toronto

Country: Canada

Population: 2,615,060

Area size: 630 square kilometre

Number of buildings: 1,917

Number of points: 10,540

Overall rank: 13

Toronto, the largest city in Canada, is home to five of the biggest banks in the country.

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Image: A reporter leans over the edge of the catwalk during the media preview for the 'EdgeWalk' on the CN Tower in Toronto.
Photographs: Mark Blinch/Reuters

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Busan

Country: South Korea

Population: 3,614,950

Area size: 528 square kilometre

Number of buildings: 267

Number of points: 10,104

Overall rank: 14

Busan, the second-largest city in South Korea, boasts the largest department store in the world, Shinsegae Centum City.

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Image: A view of Busan.
Photographs: Source, Duesride/Wikimedia Commons

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Shenzhen

Country: China

Population: 3,538,275

Area size: 2,020 square kilometre

Number of buildings: 368

Number of points: 8,640

Overall rank: 15

Shenzhen, one of China's biggest cities, has gone through a complete transformation thanks to massive foreign investment.

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Image: A view of Shenzhen in Guangdong province.
Photographs: Bobby Yip/Reuters

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Chongqing

Country: China

Population: 6,300,000

Area size: 82,403 square kilometre

Number of buildings: 546

Number of points: 8,599

Overall rank: 16

Chongqing, one of China's biggest cities, is a prominent manufacturing and transportation centre in the country.

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Image: A view of Chongqing.
Photographs: Source, Chen Hualin/Wikimedia Commons

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Kuala Lumpur

Country: Malaysia

Population: 1,627,172

Area size: 244 square kilometre

Number of buildings: 596

Number of points: 7,840

Overall rank: 17

Kuala Lumpur, which boasts the tallest twin buildings in the world, the Petronas Towers, is one the globe's major trading hubs.

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Image: A view of Malaysia's capital of Kuala Lumpur.
Photographs: Bazuki Muhammad/Reuters

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Panama City

Country: Panama

Population: 880,691

Area size: 2,561 square kilometre

Number of buildings: 213

Number of points: 7,418

Overall rank: 18

Panama City, which is surrounded by tropical forests, is dotted with skyscrapers and tall structures.

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Image: A view of Panama City.
Photographs: Henry Romero/Reuters

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Incheon

Country: South Korea

Population: 2,710,579

Area size: 1,029 square kilometre

Number of buildings: 413

Number of points: 7,335

Overall rank: 19

Incheon, which boasts offices of some of the biggest companies in the world, has the well-known Incheon International Airport.

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Image: A view of Incheon.
Photographs: Source, JNicol/Wikimedia Commons

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Mumbai

Country: India

Population: 12,478,447

Area size: 621 square kilometre

Number of buildings: 1,303

Number of points: 6,876

Overall rank: 20

Mumbai, the wealthiest city in India, is the country's commercial and entertainment centre.

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Image: A view shows the Bandra-Worli sea link bridge in Mumbai.
Photographs: John Goh/Reuters

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Beijing

Country: China

Population: 7,746,519

Area size: 16,808 square kilometre

Number of buildings: 909

Number of points: 6,674

Overall rank: 21

Beijing, one of the most populous cities in the world, boasts some of the biggest companies and the second-busiest airport in the world.

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Image: A view of central Beijing.
Photographs: Jason Lee/Reuters

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Jakarta

Country: Indonesia

Population: 10,187,595

Area size: 661 square kilometre

Number of buildings: 417

Number of points: 5,954

Overall rank: 22

Jakarta, the political, cultural and business centre of the country, has grown more rapidly than many other cities, including Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok and Beijing.

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Image: An aerial view of Indonesia's capital city of Jakarta.
Photographs: Supri/Reuters

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Rio de Janeiro

Country: Brazil

Population: 6,323,037

Area size: 1,182 square kilometre

Number of buildings: 2,567

Number of points: 5,786

Overall rank: 23

Rio de Janeiro, one of the most visited cities in the world, is famous for its carnival, beaches and the giant statue of Christ the Redeemer.

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Image: A view of the Ipanema neighbourhood in Rio de Janeiro.
Photographs: Sergio Moraes/Reuters

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Osaka

Country: Japan

Population: 2,871,680

Area size: 220 square kilometre

Number of buildings: 1,484

Number of points: 5,622

Overall rank: 24

Osaka, one of Japan's main financial centres, has the third-highest population in the country after Tokyo and Yokohama.

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Image: Passers-by are silhouetted against advertisements in the Dotonbori shopping and amusement district in Osaka.
Photographs: Issei Kato/Reuters

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Istanbul

Country: Turkey

Population: 10,121,565

Area size: 1,991 square kilometre

Number of buildings: 2,265

Number of points: 5,610

Overall rank: 25

Istanbul, the country's largest city, is one of the fastest growing hubs in the world.


Image: Istanbul's financial district.
Photographs: Murad Sezer/Reuters

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