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The Most Populated Cities in the World

There an estimated 7.29 Billion people on the planet, have you ever wondered which are the most populated cities? In this article I am taking a look at the ten most populated cities in the world

10. Dhaka, Bangladesh

Dhaka, Bangladesh
Dhaka, Bangladesh

Dhaka is the capital of Bangladesh with a growing population of about 12 million, it is on the east side of the Buriganga River in Bengal Delta, the hub for financial and cultural activities for the country. It has a population density and 8,229 per kilometre. Dhaka is also one of the most rapidly-growing cities at the world.

9. Moscow, Russia

Moscow, Russia
Moscow, Russia

Moscow is the capital and the most populous city of Russia. Moscow’s inhabitants are about 12.2 million. Moscow is the hub for economy, culture, politics and scientific research in Russia, as well as in Eastern Europe. Having population density of 4,859 per kilometre, Moscow is one of the most rapidly growing tourist spots in the world and most populous city of Europe.

8. Mumbai, India

Mumbai, India
Mumbai, India

Formally known as Bombay, Mumbai is one of the most populated cities in India with a population of 12.47 million. Mumbai is located on the west Coast of the country which makes it a centre for business in India. Mumbai has astonishing population density of 21,000 people per kilometre. Mumbai is the countries hub for financial and commercial activity, it is also one of the top 10 commercial centres of the world. Mumbai is well-known as the entertainment heart of India and home for many stock exchanges, such as the Bombay Stock Exchange, Reserve Bank of India and National Stock Exchange of India.

7. Guangzhou, China

Guangzhou, China
Guangzhou, China

Guangzhou is located in Guangdong Province in south China, its population is 12.7 million, which makes it the fourth most populated city in China. Population density is 1,900 per kilometre. The city is the main centre at Pearl River Delta, which is the leading manufacturing region in China.

6. Lagos, Nigeria

Lagos, Nigeria
Lagos, Nigeria

With a population of 13.41 million. Lagos is the most populated city of Nigeria, it is also the seventh fastest growing city in the whole world. Population density here is 13,400 per kilometre. Lagos is also the most populated area of Africa. Tourism is also increasing in Lagos, just like its growth. The people here are polite and commonly business-oriented.

5. Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul, Turkey
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul is the most populated and largest city in Turkey. Istanbul is populated with 14.4 million people which brings it near the top of the most populated cities. It is Turkey’s heart of history, culture, and economy. Istanbul is unique by its geographical placement, part of it is in the European continent and the other part is laying in the Middle East. Population density here is 2,767 per kilometre. Istanbul’s population has increased tenfold from 1950, it is also known as the European Capital of Culture because of its tourism values.

4. Tianjin, China

Tianjin, China
Tianjin, China

Tianjin, located in northern China, and has a total population of 14.7. Tianjin is the biggest coastal city in north China and the economic centre of the Bohai Sea. It is also a famous historical and cultural city. Population density here is 1,300 per kilometre. Tianjin is also popular in tourism, its main spots which are most visited by tourists are five great avenues, Tianjin’s Italian downtown, Tianjin Zoo and the People’s Park.

3. Beijing, China

Beijing, China
Beijing, China

Beijing is the capital of China, and by far the third most populated city in the world. Having a population of 21.5 million, and a population density at 1,300 per kilometre. It is the countries centre for education, culture and politics. On the subject of politics, this city is the hub of politics in the country and has been for eight centuries. Beijing is also known as Peking and has the second busiest airport in the world.

2. Karachi, Pakistan

Karachi, Pakistan
Karachi, Pakistan

Karachi is the biggest city in Pakistan. Also known as city of lights for its bright night life. It is the second most populated city in the world. Karachi is home for all the business activities in the country, be it banking, trading or economy. The enormous population of 23.5 million is also due to the fact that Karachi is the main business centre and almost all the corporations have offices in Karachi. Population density here is 6,663 per kilometre. Karachi is also the main hub for higher education in the Muslim world.

1. Shanghai, China

Shanghai, China
Shanghai, China

If you thought that China is only famous for its billion dollars export business then you are wrong. With 24 million living fell in Shanghai, it is the most populated city in the world. The population density is 3,800 per kilometre. Shanghai is a well-known foreign investment hub and Shanghai also attracts thousands of tourists for its beautiful scenic beauty, and many historical landmarks. Shanghai has also been referred to as the Paris of the east because of its opulence and outstanding beauty.

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