California
  Sudan
 
Los Angeles
3,831,868
Umm Durman
1,849,659
San Diego
1,306,301
Al-Khartum
1,410,858
San Jose
964.605
Al-Khartum Bahri
1,012,211
San Francisco
815,358
Nyala
492,984
Fresno
479.921
Bur Sudan
394,561
Sacramento
466.687
Juba
372,413
Long Beach
462,604
Al-Ubayyid
345,126
Oakland
409,184
Kassala
298,529
Santa Ana
340,340
Wad Madani
289,482
Anaheim
337,896
Al-Qadarif
269,395
Bakersfield
324,463
Al-Fashir
217,827
Riverside
297,859
Kusti
213,080
The problems with
urbanization are
growing cities tend to
absorb arable land;
the number of food
producers decreases;
it becomes
progressively more
difficult to scale up
infrastructure; and  
disasters and diseases
have increasingly
juicier targets. On the
other hand, humans
have been building
cities for at least
10,000 years.
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Largest cities by population.
The arguments among geographers about what defines a city, especially as distinguished from a
metropolitan area are endless. Stockton, Chula Vista, Irvine, Fremont, Modesto, San Bernardino
and Glendale all have over 200,000 people. The LA-LB-SA metro statistical area has 13 million.
Fewer cities, smaller cities. Advantage: Sudan.