Tel Aviv Metropolitan Area in late 2005 numbered about three million inhabitants.

This is a center of metropolitan employment and business in Israel.

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To be included in the CMA, adjacent municipalities must have a high degree of integration with the core, as measured by commuter flows derived from census data.

The definition broadly overlaps with that of the ├śresund Region.

In Pakistan, there is officially a region called Greater Karachi and Lahore, which includes the capital city Islamabad and its province as well as surrounding cities.

Faislabad's urban area is another metropolitan area, but not considered officially as such.

In Egypt, there is officially a region called Greater Cairo, which includes the capital and its province as well as surrounding cities.

Alexandria's urban area is another metropolitan area, but not considered officially as such.

This statistical method applies to agglomerations of all sizes, but the INSEE sometimes uses the term aire m├ętropolitaine (metropolitan area) to refer to France's largest aires urbaines.

The top ten metropolitan cities based on 2012 Census population are Paris, Lyon, Marseille, Toulouse, Lille, Bordeaux, Nice, Nantes, Strasbourg and Rennes.

A polycentric metropolitan area is one not connected by continuous development or conurbation, which requires urban contiguity.

In defining a metropolitan area, it is sufficient that a city or cities form a nucleus that other areas have a high degree of integration with.

The European Union's statistical agency, Eurostat, has created a concept named Larger Urban Zone (LUZ).