Boy, it is crowded!

According to Wikipedia, with a population of over 32 million in 2003, Tokyo is the largest city (metropolitan area) in the world, with a high population density of over 4,000 people/km2 – that’s a lot of people!  Seoul was second, with a similar population density with Tokyo.  Here is list of the top 20:

  1. Tokyo, Japan
  2. Seoul, South Korea
  3. Mexico City, Mexico
  4. New York City, United States
  5. Mumbai, India    
  6. Jakarta, Indonesia
  7. Sao Paulo, Brazil
  8. Delhi, India
  9. Osaka-Kobe-Kyoto, Japan
  10. Shanghai, China
  11. Metro Manila, Philippines
  12. Hong Kong-Shenzhen, China
  13. Los Angeles, United States
  14. Kolkata, India
  15. Moscow, Russia
  16. Cairo, Egypt
  17. Buenos Aires, Argentina
  18. London, United Kingdom
  19. Beijing, China    
  20. Karachi, Pakistan

In comparison, the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) has a population of over 5.5 million in 2006.

Source: R.L. Forstall, R.P. Greene, and J.B. Pick, “Which are the largest? Why published populations for major world urban areas vary so greatly”, City Futures Conference, (University of Illinois at Chicago, July 2004) – Table 5 (p.34)


3 thoughts on “Boy, it is crowded!

  1. I can believe that Tokyo is the world’s most densely populated city! But it’s a credit to the Japanese people that people can live so peacefully so close together!

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