[REPLACE PHOTO] Cities That Start With A

By John Misachi on August 13 2019 in World Facts

Auckland, a city whose name begins with A.
Auckland, a city whose name begins with A.

Several names of countries and cities around the world start with the letter “A.” These cities and countries are found in almost all the continents. India, Brazil, Japan, Iraq, and China are some of the countries with the highest number of cities starting with “A.” Below is an overview of these cities by country.

Cities that Start with A


India is one of the countries with over ten cities that start with “A.” Up to 41 cities in the country falling in this category have a population of over 100,000 residents. Some of the notable cities include Ahmedabad which is the largest city of the state of Gujarat. It is the 5th most populous city in India with a population of approximately 5.6 million people. The city’s name is pronounced as “Amdavad” in Gujarati. Agra is another city in India that starts with “A.” This city is located on the bank of Yamuna River in the state of Uttar Pradesh. Agra is known for several Mughal-era buildings including Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. Aurangabad (Maharashtra state) is the third-largest city in India starting with “A” with a population of approximately 1.2 million people. The city is a significant industrial hub and a tourism center. The other significantly large city in this category is Asansol, the largest city in West Bengal with a population of approximately 1.15 million people. The city derives its name from two words “Asan” which is a species of tree growing on the bank of the Damodar River and “sol” which means “land.”

The United States

19 cities with a population of over 100,000 in the United States start with “A.” One of the cities is Atlanta, the capital of the state of Georgia. The Atlanta metropolitan area has a population of approximately about 5.9 million people. The city is one of the “beta (+)” world cities because of its impact on finance, research, commerce, technology, art, and education. Other cities in the US in the category of cities starting with “A” include Alexandria, Akron, Arvada, Amarillo, and Arlington among others.


Although most of the Chinese cities start with “X,” several other cities in the country have the letter “A” at the beginning of their names. One of the largest cities in this category is Anshan, situated in the central area of Liaoning Province, with a population of about 3.6 million people. This city is popular for magnesite and talcum deposits. Another notable city is Anshun in Guizhou Province, with a population of approximately 2.3 million people while the city proper has a population of 765,000 residents. The city is popular for the aerospace industry.

Other notable cities around the world that start with “A” are Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), Aba (Nigeria), Almaty (Kazakhstan), Accra (Ghana), and Adana (Turkey).

Countries that Start with "A"

Although tens of cities whose names start with “A,” only 11 country names begin with “A.” Interestingly, the names of these 11 countries also end with “A.” Some of these countries include Algeria, Afghanistan, Angola, Andorra, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Austria, Australia, Albania, and Antigua and Barbuda.

Cities That Start With A

RankCity (over 1 mil) CountryPopulation
2AtlantaUnited States4,975,300
4Addis AbabaEthiopia3,384,569
11AucklandNew Zealand1,628,900
15Abu DhabiUnited Arab Emirates1,205,563

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