Top 20 Cities In The World: The world’s population is increasing day by day. Today we report on the 20 largest cities in the world according to their growing population.
Top 20 Cities In The World
According to the World Population History – 2 thousand years ago, the population of the whole world was only 170 million and in 1999 it increased to 7.7 billion. From there this information is available that the population of the world will reach 10 billion within the 22nd century. July 11 is World Population Day. On this day, the United Nations has identified the 20 most populous countries in the world and which are the 20 largest cities in the world.
We all know that the village has more advantages than the city. So people are moving towards the city to get the facilities of modern city life. We said earlier that the United Nations has identified the 20 most populous cities in the world. Now we will discuss in detail about the 20 largest cities in the world in our full report.
Top 20 Cities In The World Detailed
1. Tokyo, Japan
At present, Tokyo, the capital of Japan, is the most populous city in the world. This city occupies one of the 20 largest cities in Bish for population.
The current population of the country is 37,435,191. Now your population can reach approximately 37 million by 20230. The population of this city in 1990 was a little over 3 crore 25 lakhs. It is a city with an area of 845 square miles. Therefore, Tokyo, Japan has taken place among the 20 largest cities in the world.
2. Delhi, India
India’s capital Delhi ranks second among the 20 largest cities in the world. The current population of India is 29,399,141. From 1990 to 2014, according to the United Nations report, the population of Delhi in India has increased a lot. More than 11 thousand people live in this city of 1484 square kilometers.
According to the latest 2014 United Nations Word Organization report, Delhi, India will be the most populous city in the world. Even in terms of population, this Indian city of Delhi can surpass the big cities of China. As the 20 largest and most populous countries in the world, Delhi will remain at the second place till 2030. India’s capital Delhi ranks first in air pollution.
3. Shanghai, China
China’s Shanghai is the third largest city in the world. The current population of China is 26,317,104. China’s population in 1990 was more than 78 lakh 23 thousand. This Chinese city of Shanghai is also known as the global financial hub
According to the World Population Review, Shanghai is the world’s largest city with the fastest growing rate in 20 years. The population of Shanghai, China has doubled since 1992 (excluding the global recession of 1992–2009). This population growth has not yet subsided, it is increasing but slowly. As this city has pollution problem, it also has housing problem for people.
4. Sao Paulo, Brazil
The city of São Paulo in Brazil is the fifth most populous and largest city in the world. The population of the city was 2 crore 830 thousand according to the 2014 United Nations calculations, this information is known.
Since 1930, people from different places started gathering in this city. The current population of Brazil is 21,846,507. The Brazilian city of Sao Paulo has 58.20 percent Catholicism and 22.11 percent fundamentalism. Apart from these, there are people of other religions in this city. That is why the city is also called the city of immigrants.
One report noted that 81% of students there said they were descendants of foreign immigrants. A forecast of the city is that by 2030 the population of the city could reach 23 million.
5. Mexico City, Mexico
According to worldscapitalcity.com, Mexico is ranked 18th for economic power house (Economic Power House). This city called Mexico City is one of the most populous and densely populated cities in the world. The current population of Mexico is 21,671,908. 20 percent of the people of Mexico live in Mexico City. The area of the city called Mexico City is 1,485 square kilometers. The city has seen a 3 percent population increase since 2018.
6. Cairo, Egypt
Egypt is the land of the Nile. The current population of the country is 20,484,965. Cairo is the capital of Egypt. Due to the location of the city on the banks of the Nile, it is believed that there has been a settlement since the fourth century. This city started in the Stone Age. In the 1950s, the city continued to expand despite riots and accidents that destroyed the medieval city. Alexandria is the second largest city in Egypt but surprisingly it is only 30 percent the size of Cairo, the capital of Egypt.
This city has developed as a commercial center due to the improvement of the waterway communication system. The city then saw real prosperity during the reign of the first pharaoh Menes. In the 20th century, the construction of dams and bridges began in Cairo. Due to the development of the city, the population of this city increased to 3 million around 1927.
7. Dhaka, Bangladesh
The population of Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, increased rapidly. Current population is 20,283,552. According to the United Nations report, the city occupies the 7th place in the list of the largest and most populous cities in the world. 23 thousand people live in every square kilometer. About 2 thousand people are coming to live in the city every day. In 2014, the city had a population of more than 1.7 million.
But earlier i.e. in 1990 the population of the city was more than 98 lakhs. According to a report conducted by the University of Toronto’s Cities Institution, Dhaka will be the third most populous city in the world by the year 2050. In 2050, the population of the city will be around 3.52 million. A quarter of the city’s population lives below the poverty line and nearly 3 million people live in slums.
8. Mumbai, India
Mumbai is the 6th most populous country in the world. Mumbai is called the city of dreams. This city is a city of fun and entertainment. The city of Mumbai is mainly the city of film stars and cricket stars. Mumbai is like heaven for travel lovers and tourists.
According to National Geographic, Mumbai is the 2nd largest metropolitan city in the world. In the latest 2011 Indian government census, the city had a population of over 13 million. About 6 million people travel to this city by rail every day. The population of Mumbai has increased in the last 20 years. Mumbai’s population has doubled since 1991 as people from rural India flock to the city in search of work. 41% of the people live in slums in the suburbs of Mumbai.
9. Beijing, China
Beijing is one of the cleanest cities in the world. Many of us know that the current population of this Chinese city is 20,035,455. But 1 crore 95 lakh 20 thousand people live in Beijing, China. The standard of living of the Chinese is very high. Anyone who sees this city for the first time will be impressed.
Their economic development is like learning. Along with the economic development, the country has also made great progress in the industry. But the biggest problem is that the air pollution in their country is very high.
10. Osaka, Japan
Tokyo, the capital of Japan, has quickly become one of the 20 most populous and largest cities in the world. The total population of the city is 19,222,665. The population of this Japanese city is about 2 crore 12 lakh 3 people. This city is suitable for public living.
Maybe this is the only reason why so many people live in this city. This city is recognized as the third largest metropolitan city. Because the city is self-sufficient in food. The city’s population has declined by 0.3 percent since 2013. All kinds of facilities for human life are available here.
11. Karachi, Pakistan
A report by the World Bank revealed that one-fifth of Pakistan’s population continues to live in Pakistan’s once-central “megacities”. Residents here have increased by 2.2 percent since 2018. Due to discrimination, crime, violence and financial instability, the standard of living here is gradually decreasing.
This college town is also one of the most densely populated cities in the world. 24000 people live in every square kilometer of this city.
12. Chongqing, China
The largest and most populous city in the world is Chongqing, China. Currently the population here is 15,354,067. When discussing the population of the world, it can be seen that the space is limited compared to the growth of the population here.
The standard of living is not that good. It is a very small city in terms of population.
13. Buenos Aires, Brazil
The city of Buenos Aires is the capital of Brazil. Only 3 million people live in 2,681 square kilometers. This city is the second most populous city in South America. The population growth rate of this city has been increasing for the past 70 years.
Despite the economic condition of the city, due to overcrowding, the people of the city feel comfortable living outside the city. The current population here is 15,057,273.
14. Istanbul, Turkey
According to the World Population Review, the Turkish city of Istanbul is ranked as the largest and most populous city in all of Europe, ahead of Constantinople. Technically though half of the city lives in Asia. Considered to be one of the world’s most populous cities around 1502.
The world’s largest airport is located here. The current population was double in 1980. It quickly became a metropolitan city. The current population here is 14,967,667.
15. Calcutta, India
Currently, the population of the city of Kolkata in India is 14,755,186. India and China are among the two most populous countries in the world. Currently India’s population is 1.3 billion and China’s population is 1.4 billion.
Based on the above data, it is not surprising that China and India are recognized as the most populous cities in the world.
Calcutta is the oldest city in India. It houses the former trading post of the East India Company, along with the headquarters of Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity. Kolkata is one of the third most populous cities in India. The standard of living of people in the city is average.
16. Lagos, Nigeria
Lagos is the largest port city in Africa. The entire city of Lagos is protected by islands. Different types of islands are spread over 452 square kilometers. All the residents living here have come here from different regions. 66 percent of people in this region live like slum dwellers.
The main livelihood of these people is fishing. Lagos was the capital of Nigeria in 1914.
Lagos is one of the fastest growing cities in the world. Although Lagos is not the capital of the country, the population is high. In 1970, the population of the city was 1.4 million. Currently the population of the city is more than 20 million. In just 47 years, the city’s population has rapidly declined. Currently the population of the city is 13,903,620. It is estimated that by 2050, the population of the city may double.
17. Manila, Philippines
Manila in the Philippines is one of the most densely populated cities in the world. The population growth rate of this city has decreased slightly in the last few years. This city in the Philippines has a population of 14,500 people per square kilometer. Amazingly 70,000 people live in some areas of this city.
Many of the city’s migrants have come to accept poverty and livelihood. The current population of the city is 13,698,889.
18. Tianjin, China
The name of a city in China is Tianjin. Currently, the population of this city in China is 13,396,402. The population of the city increased by 188 from 1953 to 1982. Due to the fortunes of the city, the population of the city continued to decline thereafter. By 2018, the city’s population had dropped to 1.3 percent.
All the big factories of manufacturing are located in this city of China. For which people from most parts of China are coming and staying here in search of work.
19. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
In this Brazilian city called Rio de Janeiro, there are about 5,400 people living per square kilometer. This city is a tourist destination for South America, according to the Rio Times, 20 percent of the people here have no habitable place. It is the largest city in the world and is ranked 19th in terms of population.
The population of this city increased till 1965. The population growth rate of the city till 165 was 4.2 percent. In 2019, this population growth rate has come down to 0.62 percent.
20. Guangzhou, China
Since 2018, the population of China’s Guangzhou city has grown at a rate of 3 percent. Guangzhou is a fast growing city in China. It became known as a commercial city within three decades. People from the surrounding areas of this city have started living here in the hope of a better life.
The current population of this Chinese city is 12,967,862. This Chinese city ranks 20th among the 20 largest and most populous countries in the world.