World's Most Densely Inhabited Cities

The population in some of the major cities all over the globe has been a hot topic. Over the last few years, the population in cities exceeded the rural population, the population difference between the countryside and the city has not stopped growing.

1. Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo, the capital city of the island nation of Japan turns out as the most populated city on Earth. It is situated in the southeastern region of Honshu Island and is made up of islands Ogasawara and Izu.

Japan's capital Tokyo is a crowded with bustling metropolis of over 34.000.000 inhabitants inclusive of population from Yokohama, Kawasaki and Saitana.

It has 6.447 million households, with an average of 2.05 persons per household. This city consists of 23 special wards, 26 cities, 5 towns, and 8 villages each having a local government.
Tokyo is also as considered one of the three "command centers" for the world economy, along with New York City London and England.

2. Seoul, South Korea

Seoul, the capital of South Korea with a population of 25.6 million is ranked as the second largest metropolitan area in the world.

The city with a blend of modern and traditional living standards have given way for a cultural, commercial, financial, industrial, and residential center of South Korea. Today, Seoul is considered as a leading and rapidly rising global city.

3. Guangzhou (Canton), China

Guangzhou, a city historically known as Canton is the capital and largest city of Guangdong province, China. It is located on the Pearl River, about 120 km north-northwest of Hong Kong and north-northeast of Macau.

Guangzhou is the main national transportation center and trading port. The city is the third largest Chinese city and southern China's largest city. It is located just south of the Tropic of Cancer, Guangzhou has a humid subtropical climate influenced by the East Asian monsoon.
Summers are wet with high temperatures, high humidity and a high heat index.

4. Mexico City, Mexico

Mexico City is an important financial hub for North America. It is located in the Valley of Mexico, a largest valley in the high plateaus at the center of Mexico, at an altitude of 2,240 metres (7,350 ft).

The city was built by the Aztec's and was nearly destroyed in the siege of Tenochtitlan in 1521. After being rebuilt, the city officially was known as Ciudad de Mexico.
As a city, Mexico ranks on the 6th place in terms of population, with almost 8.6 million inhabitants. In fact, It is also ranks as the largest city in North America.

5. Delhi, India

Delhi, the capital city of India with a population of over 23 million, is the 5th most populous cities in the world. It is the largest city in India in terms of area. The city is hub of cultural and political activities in India.

Delhi has been continuously inhabited since the 6th century BC. Through most of its history, it has served as a capital of various kingdoms and empires.

It has been captured, ransacked and rebuilt several times, particularly during the medieval period, and the modern Delhi is a cluster of a number of cities spread across the metropolitan region.

6. Mumbai, India

Mumbai is another Indian city that has been ranked in the list after Delhi. Mumbai is India's financial and entertainment capital. It is one of the world's most densely inhabited cities and also one among the top ten centres for commerce in terms of global financial flow. The city lies on the west coast of India and has a deep natural harbor.

Founded by Portuguese traders in the 1530s, the city's population grew by leaps and bounds following the opening of the Suez Canal in 1869. Mumbai's business opportunities, as well as its potential of offering a higher standard of living, pulls in migrants from all over the country, making the city a melting pot of many communities and cultures.

7. New York City, USA

New York City also known as 'The Big Apple' or 'The City that Never Sleeps' or 'The Center of the Universe' is the most populated city in North America. The city is home the United Nations headquarters, as well as other important businesses in the travel, finance, and entertainment industries.

The city consists of five boroughs - the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island - that were all united into one city in 1898. It is considered to be one of the most populated cities in the world.

8. Sao Paolo, Brazil

Sao Paulo is the largest city in Brazil and the most populated in South America. The city features numerous tourist attractions, ranging from Sao Paulo Museum of Art to the ATP Brasil Open to the Brazil Grand Prix Formula 1 Sao Paulo.

Experts believe that between 2011 and 2025, the city will have one of the highest economic growths of any city in the world, trailing only New York City, U.S. and Tokyo, Japan. The city is one among several countries that will play host to the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

9. Manila, Philippine

Manila is the capital city and the second largest city of the Philippines. The city has the highest population density in the world, with its sixth district the densest.

It is located between Manila Bay and Laguna Bay and has been a major port for centuries. The roads are filled with buses, pedicabs (bicycles with sidecars) and cars. The traffic is consistently described as horrendous.

Manila is known for its arts, education, commerce, healthcare, professional services, tourism, and more. However, these factors has lead this country to be one of the most populous cities in the world.

10. Shanghai, China

Home to the busiest container port in the world, Shanghai is a leader in many things in the region, from financial aspects to high fashion. It is the most populated city in China and is considered as the financial hub of Asia Pacific.

The booming Chinese economy can be summed up all within the city of Shanghai. The city got its name, which means "Upon-the-Sea," from its old location under the Tang Dynasty when it sat right on the sea. It is also known as"The Paris of the East."
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