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Revealed: Top 10 Most Populous Cities In The World

Revealed: Top 10 Most Populous Cities In The World

Japanese capital Tokyo ranks first worldwide, with a population of 37.2 million.

As of 2015, up to 54 per cent of the world’s population resides in urban areas, according to data from the United Nations.

Asia, despite its lower level of urbanisation, is home to 53 per cent of the world’s urban population and to the world’s most populated city.

Tokyo, Japan’s capital city, tops the chart with 37.2 million dwellers, and has remained the world’s most populated city since 1990.

Even though the UN has predicted a decline in the city’s population, it is expected that Tokyo will retain its position until 2030 with 38.7 million inhabitants.

Going ahead, the United Nations predicts that the world’s urban population will continue growing rapidly, and could reach up to 6.3 billion by 2050.

Top 10 most populated cities in the world (2014)

(Source: United Nations Statistics Department)

1) Tokyo

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Country: Japan

Population: 37.2 million

Growth rate (2010-2015): 0.6%

2) Delhi

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Country: India

Population: 25 million

Growth rate (2010-2015): 2.5%

3) Shanghai

548212879 - china

Country: China

Population: 23 million

Growth rate (2010-2015): 2.9%

4) Mexico City

548997863- mexico

Country: Mexico

Population: Approx 21 million

Growth rate (2010-2015): 1.5%

5) Mumbai

475833351- mumbai

Country: India

Population: Approx 21 million

Growth rate (2010-2015): 2.5%

6) Sao Paulo

547166833- Sao paolo

Country: Brazil

Population: Approx 21 million

Growth rate (2010-2015): 1.2%

7) Osaka

497310687- Osaka

Country: Japan

Population: Approx 20 million

Growth rate (2010-2015): 0.6%

8) Beijing

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Country: China

Population: Approx 20 million

Growth rate (2010-2015): 2.9%

9) New York

119830044- NY

Country: United States of America

Population: Approx 18.5 million

Growth rate (2010-2015): 1.1%

10) Cairo

140072355- cairo

Country: Egypt

Population: Approx 18.5 million

Growth rate (2010-2015): 2 %

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