September 27, 2021
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Second Cities – List of the Second City of the Country

(Last Updated On: April 16, 2021)

Second cities are not less important than the capital city for a country.  Even, we find many examples that second cities are more important than the first city.

Let’s find below a list of second cities along with the first cities:

List of second cities

Country or territory City proper
Largest Second-largest
Metropolitan area (if different)
Largest Second largest
Abkhazia Sukhumi Tkvarcheli
 Afghanistan Kabul Kandahar
 Akrotiri and Dhekelia (UK) Episkopi Cantonment Ayios Nikolaos
 Åland Islands (Finland) Mariehamn Jomala
 Albania Tirana Durrës
 Algeria Algiers Oran
 American Samoa (US) Tafuna Nu’uuli
 Andorra Andorra la Vella Escaldes-Engordany
 Angola Luanda Lubango
 Anguilla (UK) North Side The Valley
 Antigua and Barbuda St. John’s All Saints
 Argentina Buenos Aires Córdoba
 Armenia Yerevan Gyumri
 Artsakh Stepanakert Shusha
 Aruba (Netherlands) Oranjestad Sint Nicolaas
 Australia Sydney Melbourne
 Austria Vienna Graz
 Azerbaijan Baku Ganja
 Bahamas Nassau Freeport
 Bahrain Manama Riffa
 Bangladesh Dhaka Chittagong
 Barbados Bridgetown Speightstown
 Belarus Minsk Gomel
 Belgium Brussels Antwerp
 Belize Belize City San Ignacio
 Benin Cotonou Abomey-Calavi
 Bermuda (UK) St. George’s Hamilton
 Bhutan Thimphu Phuntsholing
 Bolivia Santa Cruz de la Sierra El Alto
 Bosnia and Herzegovina Sarajevo Banja Luka
 Botswana Gaborone Francistown
 Brazil São Paulo Rio de Janeiro
 Brunei Bandar Seri Begawan Kuala Belait
 Bulgaria Sofia Plovdiv
 Burkina Faso Ouagadougou Bobo-Dioulasso
 Burundi Bujumbura Muyinga
 Cambodia Phnom Penh Siem Reap
 Cameroon Douala Yaoundé
 Canada Toronto Montreal
 Cape Verde Praia Mindelo
 Cayman Islands (UK) George Town Bodden Town
 Central African Republic Bangui Bimbo
 Chad N’Djamena Moundou
 Chile Santiago Puente Alto
 China Shanghai Beijing
 Christmas Island (Australia) Flying Fish Cove Poon Saan
 Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia) Bantam West Island
 Colombia Bogotá Medellín
 Comoros Moroni Mutsamudu
 Congo, Democratic Republic of the Kinshasa Lubumbashi
 Congo, Republic of the Brazzaville Pointe-Noire
 Cook Islands (New Zealand) Avarua Amuri
 Costa Rica San José Alajuela
 Côte d’Ivoire Abidjan Bouaké
 Croatia Zagreb Split
 Cuba Havana Santiago de Cuba
 Curaçao (Netherlands) Willemstad Sint Michiel
 Cyprus Nicosia Limassol
 Czech Republic Prague Brno
 Czech Republic Prague Ostrava
 Denmark Copenhagen Aarhus
 Djibouti Djibouti Ali Sabieh
 Dominica Roseau Portsmouth
 Dominican Republic Santo Domingo Santiago de los Caballeros
 East Timor Dili Dare
 Ecuador Quito Guayaquil
 Ecuador Guayaquil Quito
 Egypt Cairo Alexandria
 El Salvador San Salvador Santa Ana
 Equatorial Guinea Bata Malabo
 Eritrea Asmara Keren
 Estonia Tallinn Tartu
 Eswatini Manzini Mbabane
 Ethiopia Addis Ababa Dire Dawa
 Falkland Islands (UK) Stanley Mount Pleasant
 Faroe Islands (Denmark) Tórshavn Klaksvík
 Federated States of Micronesia Weno Palikir
 Fiji Nasinu Suva
 Finland Helsinki Espoo
 Finland Helsinki Tampere
 France Paris Marseille
 France Paris Lyon
 French Guiana (France) Cayenne Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni
 French Polynesia (France) Papeete Faaa
 Gabon Libreville Port-Gentil
 Gambia, The Serekunda Brikama
 Georgia Tbilisi Batumi
 Germany Berlin Hamburg
 Germany Rhine-Ruhr Berlin
 Ghana Accra Kumasi
 Gibraltar (UK) Gibraltar
 Greece Athens Thessaloniki
 Greenland (Denmark) Nuuk Sisimiut
 Grenada St. George’s Gouyave
 Guam (US) Dededo Yigo
 Guatemala Guatemala City Quetzaltenango
 Guernsey (UK) Saint Peter Port Vale
 Guinea Conakry Nzérékoré
 Guinea-Bissau Bissau Gabú
 Guyana Georgetown Linden
 Haiti Port-au-Prince Gonaïves
 Honduras Tegucigalpa San Pedro Sula
 Hong Kong (China) Kwun Tong Sha Tin
 Hungary Budapest Debrecen
 Iceland Reykjavík Kópavogur
 India Mumbai Delhi
 Indonesia Jakarta Surabaya
 Iran Tehran Mashhad
 Iraq Baghdad Basra
 Ireland Dublin Cork
 Isle of Man (UK) Douglas Ramsey
 Israel Jerusalem Tel Aviv
 Italy Rome Milan
 Jamaica Kingston Spanish Town
 Japan Tokyo Yokohama
 Japan Tokyo Osaka
 Jersey (UK) Saint Helier Saint Saviour
 Jordan Amman Zarqa
 Kazakhstan Almaty Nur-Sultan
 Kenya Nairobi Mombasa
 Kiribati Betio Bairiki
 Korea, North Pyongyang Hamhung
 Korea, South Seoul Busan
 Kosovo Pristina Prizren
 Kuwait Kuwait City Al Jahra
 Kyrgyzstan Bishkek Osh
 Laos Vientiane Pakxe
 Latvia Riga Daugavpils
 Lebanon Beirut Tripoli
 Lesotho Maseru Teyateyaneng
 Liberia Monrovia Ganta
 Libya Tripoli Benghazi
 Liechtenstein Schaan Vaduz
 Lithuania Vilnius Kaunas
 Luxembourg Luxembourg City Esch-sur-Alzette
 Madagascar Antananarivo Toamasina
 Malawi Lilongwe Blantyre
 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur George Town
 Maldives Malé Addu City
 Mali Bamako Sikasso
 Malta Valletta
 Marshall Islands Ebeye Rita
 Mauritania Nouakchott Nouadhibou
 Mauritius Port Louis Beau Bassin-Rose Hill
 Mayotte (France) Mamoudzou Koungou
 Mexico Mexico City Ecatepec
 Mexico Mexico City Guadalajara
 Moldova Chişinău Tiraspol
 Monaco Monaco La Condamine
 Mongolia Ulaanbaatar Erdenet
 Montenegro Podgorica Nikšić
 Montserrat (UK) Brades Saint Peter’s
 Morocco Casablanca Fez
 Mozambique Maputo Matola
 Myanmar Yangon Mandalay
 Namibia Windhoek Rundu
 Nauru Yaren Denigomudu
   Nepal Kathmandu Pokhara
 Netherlands Amsterdam Rotterdam
 New Caledonia (France) Nouméa Dumbéa
 New Zealand Auckland Christchurch
 New Zealand Auckland Wellington
 Nicaragua Managua León
 Niger Niamey Zinder
 Nigeria Lagos Kano
 Niue (New Zealand) Alofi Hakupu
 Norfolk Island (Australia) Burnt Pine Kingston
 North Macedonia Skopje Bitola
 Northern Cyprus North Nicosia Famagusta
 Northern Mariana Islands (US) San Antonio Garapan
 Norway Oslo Bergen
 Oman Muscat Seeb
 Pakistan Karachi Lahore
 Palau Koror Airai
 Panama Panama City San Miguelito District
 Papua New Guinea Port Moresby Lae
 Paraguay Asunción Ciudad del Este
 Peru Lima Arequipa
 Philippines Quezon City Manila
 Philippines Metro Manila Metro Cebu
 Pitcairn Islands (UK) Adamstown
 Poland Warsaw Kraków
 Portugal Lisbon Vila Nova de Gaia
 Portugal Lisbon Porto
 Puerto Rico (US) San Juan Bayamón
 Puerto Rico (US) San Juan Ponce
 Qatar Doha Al Rayyan
 Romania Bucharest Iași
 Romania Bucharest Constanța
 Russia Moscow Saint Petersburg
 Rwanda Kigali Butare
 Saint Barthélemy (France) Gustavia St. Jean
 Saint Helena (UK) Half Tree Hollow Jamestown
 Saint Kitts and Nevis Basseterre Charlestown
 Saint Lucia Castries Gros Islet
 Saint Martin (France) Marigot Rambaud
 Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) Saint-Pierre Miquelon
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Kingstown Georgetown
 Samoa Apia Vaitele
 San Marino Dogana Borgo Maggiore
 São Tomé and Príncipe São Tomé Trindade
 Saudi Arabia Riyadh Jeddah
 Senegal Dakar Touba
 Serbia Belgrade Novi Sad
 Seychelles Victoria Anse Boileau
 Sierra Leone Freetown Bo
 Singapore Singapore
 Sint Maarten (Netherlands) Lower Prince’s Quarter Cul De Sac
 Slovakia Bratislava Košice
 Slovenia Ljubljana Maribor
 Solomon Islands Honiara Gizo
 Somalia Mogadishu Hargeisa
 Somaliland Hargeisa Burao
 South Africa Cape Town Durban
 South Africa Johannesburg Cape Town
 South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (UK) King Edward Point Bird Island
 South Ossetia Tskhinvali Akhalgori
 South Sudan Juba Yei
 Spain Madrid Barcelona
 Sri Lanka Colombo Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia
 State of Palestine Gaza City Hebron
 Sudan Omdurman Khartoum
 Sudan Khartoum Port Sudan
 Suriname Paramaribo Lelydorp
 Svalbard and Jan Mayen (Norway) Longyearbyen Barentsburg
 Sweden Stockholm Gothenburg
  Switzerland Zürich Geneva
 Syria Damascus Aleppo
 Taiwan New Taipei Taichung
 Tajikistan Dushanbe Khujand
 Tanzania Dar es Salaam Mwanza
 Thailand Bangkok Nonthaburi
 Thailand Bangkok Pak Kret
 Togo Lomé Sokodé
 Tokelau (New Zealand) Fakaofo Atafu
 Tonga Nukuʻalofa Neiafu
 Transnistria (Moldova) Tiraspol Bender
 Trinidad and Tobago Chaguanas San Fernando
 Tunisia Tunis Sfax
 Turkey Istanbul Ankara
 Turkmenistan Ashgabat Türkmenabat
 Turks and Caicos Islands (UK) Five Cays Honda Road
 Tuvalu Funafuti Asau
 Uganda Kampala Nansana
 Ukraine Kyiv Kharkiv
 Ukraine Kyiv Donetsk
 United Arab Emirates Dubai Abu Dhabi
 United Kingdom London Birmingham
 United States of America New York City Los Angeles
 Uruguay Montevideo Salto
 Uzbekistan Tashkent Namangan
 Vanuatu Port Vila Luganville
  Vatican City Vatican City
 Venezuela Caracas Maracaibo
 Vietnam Ho Chi Minh City Hanoi
 Virgin Islands, British (UK) Road Town Spanish Town
 Virgin Islands, United States (US) Charlotte Amalie Anna’s Retreat
 Wallis and Futuna (France) Mata-Utu Utufua
 Western Sahara Laayoune Dakhla
 Yemen Sana’a Aden
 Zambia Lusaka Kitwe
 Zimbabwe Harare Bulawayo

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