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Do You Know The Most Populous 10 Cities In The World?

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Population wise India is the second most populous country in the world after China. If we notice the names of most populous cities in the world then there also we can find Indian city’s name in the second place, after Tokyo. Below is a list of world’s 10 most populous cities. Data compares population figure from 1990 to 2014.

Tokyo, Japan


Japan’s capital Tokyo, is not only Japan’s most populous city but also it is the world’s most populated cities. The population density of Tokyo is 6,158 persons per square kilometer.

Population (1990): 32,530,000

Population (2014): 37,833,000

Growth Rate (2010-2015): 0.6%

Delhi, India


The population of India’s capital has raised rapidly in last 10 years. It is expected that population of Delhi to rise 40% by 2020. The population density of Delhi is 12,591.71 persons per square kilometer.

Population (1990): 9,726,000

Population (2014): 24,953,000

Growth Rate (2010-2015): 2.5%

Shanghai, China


Shanghai is a global financial center and a transport hub with the world’s busiest container port. One of the largest cities in the world known as the Pearl of the Orient and the Paris of the East. This city has an average population density of 2,059 people per square kilometer.

Population (1990): 7,823,000

Population (2014): 22,991,000

Growth Rate (2010-2015): 2.9%

Mexico City, Mexico

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It is the capital and most populous city of Mexico and one of the most important financial centers in the Americas. Mexico City’s population density at per square kilometer is 6,000.

Population (1990): 15,642,000

Population (2014): 20,843,000

Growth Rate (2010-2015): 1.5%

São Paulo, Brazil

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The name of the city honors Saint Paul of Tarsus. It is the home to the São Paulo Stock Exchange and 10th largest GDP in the world. The density of São Paulo is 7.858,13 per square kilometer.

Population (1990): 14,776,000

Population (2014): 20,831,000

Growth Rate (2010-2015): 1.2%

Mumbai, India


It is one of the most populous urban regions in the world and the second most populous metropolitan area in India. It is the financial, commercial and entertainment capital of India. Mumbai is one of the world’s top ten centers of commerce in terms of global financial flow. The density of Mumbai is 21,000 per square kilometer.

Population (1990): 12,436,000

Population (2014): 20,741,000

Growth Rate (2010-2015): 2.5%

Osaka, Japan


Osaka is the second largest metropolitan area in Japan. It is the capital city of Osaka Prefecture and the largest component of the Keihanshin Metropolitan Area. The city has a population density of 12,015 people per square kilometer.

Population (1990): 18,389,000

Population (2014): 20,123,000

Growth Rate (2010-2015): 0.6%

Beijing, China


The city is the capital of the People’s Republic of China. Beijing is the second largest Chinese city after Shanghai and is the nation’ cultural, political and educational center. The density of the city is 1,300 per square kilometer.

Population (1990): 6,788,000

Population (2014): 19,520,000

Growth Rate (2010-2015): 2.9%

New York City, United States

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It is the most populous city in the US. The New York City Metropolitan Area is one of the most populous agglomerations of the world. This city makes up over 40% of the population of the New York State. The population density is 159 per square kilometer.

Population (1990): 16,086,000

Population (2014): 18,591,000

Growth Rate (2010-2015): 1.1%

Cairo, Egypt


Cairo is the capital city and the largest city of Egypt. The famous Giza pyramid complex and the ancient city of Memphis are in this city. Cairo’s nickname is “the city of a thousand minarets” for its large number of Islamic architecture. Cairo’s population density at its per square kilometer is 19,376.

Population (1990): 9,892,000

Population (2014): 18,419,000

Growth Rate (2010-2015): 2%

Suchismita Biswas
Suchismita Biswas
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