New7Wonders announces shortlist of 28 CITIES

BY PAUL MICHAEL CAMANIA JARAMILLO


The names of the 28 Official Finalists of the New7Wonders Cities campaign have been announced by Bernard Weber, Founder-President of New7Wonders. The presentation of the shortlist marks the launch of the Finalist stage of the global election, which will now run across three elimination phases and end on 7 December 2014.

Bernard Weber thanked the New7Wonders Cities Panel of Experts, who advised on the selection of the 28 Finalists, praising their choice as “particularly exciting in its variety.”


These are the Top 28 voted cities from the qualification phase.


Mexico City
Country: Mexico
Population: 8,851,080
Area (SM): 573.0
Density: 15,000.0

Vancouver
Country: Canada
Population: 603,502
Area (SM): 44.4
Density: 13,590.0

Doha
Country: Qatar
Population: 1,312,947
Area (SM): 51.0
Density: 26,000.0

London
Country: United Kingdom
Population: 8,308,369
Area (SM): 1,572.0
Density: 13,690.0

Ho Chi Minh
Country: Viet Nam
Population: 7,521,138
Area (SM): 809.2
Density: 9,294.0

Kuala Lumpur
Country: Malaysia
Population: 1,627,172
Area (SM): 94.0
Density: 17,310.0

Durban
Country: South Africa
Population: 595,061
Area (SM): 87.2
Density: 6,800.0

Barcelona
Country: Spain
Population: 4,604,000
Area (SM): 310.0
Density: 41,420.0

Seoul
Country: Korea (South)
Population: 10,442,426
Area (SM): 233.7
Density: 45,000.0

Prague
Country: Czech Republic
Population: 1,262,106
Area (SM): 110.0
Density: 11,475.0

Mendoza
Country: Argentina
Population: 115,041
Area (SM): 21.0
Density: 5,323.0

Vigan
Country: Philippines
Population: 49,747
Area (SM): 9.7
Density: 5,130.0

Phnom Penh
Country: Cambodia
Population: 2,301,725
Area (SM): 262.0
Density: 8,800.0

Shenzhen
Country: China
Population: 10,357,938
Area (SM): 790.0
Density: 13,000.0

Beirut
Country: Lebanon
Population: 1,900,000
Area (SM): 40.0
Density: 47,500.0

Kyoto
Country: Japan
Population: 1,473,746
Area (SM): 319.7
Density: 4,600.0

Reykjavik
Country: Iceland
Population: 119,108
Area (SM): 106.0
Density: 1,131.0

Quito
Country: Ecuador
Population: 2,239,191
Area (SM): 125.0
Density: 18,000.0

Chicago
Country: United States
Population: 2,714,856
Area (SM): 234.0
Density: 11,864.4

Bangkok
Country: Thailand
Population: 8,280,925
Area (SM): 605.7
Density: 14,000.0

La Paz
Country: Bolivia
Population: 877,363
Area (SM): 182.0
Density: 4,820.6

Saint Petersburg
Country: Russian Federation
Population: 4,879,566
Area (SM): 555.6
Density: 8,782.5


Havana
Country: Cuba
Population: 2,141,993
Area (SM): 281.2
Density: 7,618.0

Athens
Country: Greece
Population: 4,013,368
Area (SM): 159.0
Density: 25,230.0

Istanbul
Country: Turkey
Population: 13,854,740
Area (SM): 2,063.0
Density: 6,720.0

Casablanca
Country: Morocco
Population: 4,000,000
Area (SM): 149.0
Density: 26,900.0


Mumbai
Country: India
Population: 13,830,884
Area (SM): 233.0
Density: 59,410.0


Perth
Country: Australia
Population: 1,897,548
Area (SM): 2,079.5
Density: 739.4

Since March 7, 2012, voters around the world have been making their choices from the more than 300 cities in the campaign’s second stage.

The New7Wonders Cities Panel of Experts advise on the selection of the 28 Official Finalist Candidates.

The seven panelists are: Professor Federico Mayor, Zaha Hadid, Professor Winy Mass, Simon Anholt, Bernard Weber, Kennedy Odebe and Professor Amitabh Kundu.

Voting for the New7Wonders Cities Finalists continues across three phases:


  • 28-21 phase
    21 Oct 2013 - 7 July 2014

  • 21-14 phase
    7 July 2014 - 7 Oct 2014

  • 14-7 phase
    7 Oct 2014 - 7 Dec 2014

To vote for your favorite nominated city, click here.

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