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                World’s Most Populated Cities – Largest
                Cities in the World – and Population
                Density by City
                rate or flag this pageTweet                                      solution is for people to practice family planning
                                                                                 and population control methods, and fortunately,
                   Natural Resources Are Dwindling                               these methods are well funded without conditions
                                                                                 attached by the developed countries. That is a plus to


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                      oday, the planet earth has a population of 6.8             those who forfeit their luxuries to help others from
                      billion people and this number is increasing               populating the earth with unmanageable number
                      every year. The earth has an area of about                 of people. Unfortunately, the subject of family plan-
                500 million square kilometres which means the                    ning and population control is a hot potato to many
                average population density is about 13 people per                people. The unspoken reasoning is that numbers
                square kilometres. One square kilometre is about                 are strength. The reason (excuse) given is that mat-
                225 acres. This means each one of us is entitled to              ters of creation and propagation of life is the work
                17 acres. If you have a wife and two children, then              of god and that god can take away life before the
                your family is entitled to 68 acres. If you are not              thirty fifth birthday. A couple with ten acres of land
                having 17 acres for yourself, then somebody else                 propagating at ten children per generation will only
                is keeping the shortfall for you and perhaps you                 need fifty years to realize they no longer have land
                may shout asking Obama for your rightful share                   resources to pass to their grand children.
                of what God intended to be yours. God have provi-
                ded unlimited energy from the sun and unlimited                           Leonardo Fibonacci of Pisa
                water in our oceans. But things are usually not like
                that. The truth is that our natural resources are                At around the year 1225, a Mathematician by the
                dwindling, the earth is getting warmer and climate               name Leonardo Fibonacci of Pisa, published Liber
                is changing for the worst. The God who gives is no               Abacci which is one of the greatest mathematical
                longer willing to provide easily and the same God                discoveries of all time. In Liber Abacci, Fibonacci
                may now decide to start taking it from us earlier.               poses the question: How many pairs of rats enclosed
                                                                                 in a room can be produced in a single year from
                              Population Density                                 one pair of rats if each pair gives birth to a new
                                                                                 pair each month starting with the second month?
                Yes, population density is the number of people per
                unit area - usually per square kilometre. You must               In arriving at the answer, each pair of rats, inclu-
                have heard that the poor continues to get poorer                 ding the first pair, will need a month’s time to ma-
                whilst the rich continues to get richer. That’s how this         ture, but once matured, begets a new pair of rats
                capitalist world is. By observing humans over long               each month. The number of pairs is the same at
                periods of time, it has been noted that everything               the beginning of each for the first two months, and
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                else being constant, the higher the density of people            the sequence is 1, 1. The first pair wills double its
                the higher the chances of one to get poorer. A couple            number during the second month, and there will
                with two children is likely to raise the children into           be two pairs at the beginning of the third month.
                richer adults (quality adults) than a couple with                From these, the older pair begets a third pair the
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                ten children. Experts have suggested that the only               following month and at the beginning of the 4th



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                month, the sequence will expand to 1, 1, 2, 3. From                            Dhaka – Bangladesh
                these three, the two older pairs reproduce, but the
                youngest pair will not, and the number of rat pairs              Dhaka in Bangladesh is the most densely populated
                expands to five. By the next month, three pairs re-              city in the world with a population density of 46,000
                produce so the sequence propagates to 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8           people per square kilometre – here, every other inch
                and so on and so forth. By continuing this sequence,             is another person. Dhaka’s population of 7 million
                you will notice the rats’ family tree growing with               is equally very high. Dhaka serves as one of the
                logarithmic acceleration. Continue this sequence                 prime centers for culture, education and business in
                for a few months and the numbers become astro-                   Bangladesh. Dhaka is a city full of mosques mainly
                nomical. In 100 months which is about eight years,               because most people are Muslims. Dhaka has many
                you will have 354,224,848,179,261,915,075 pairs of               urban problems such as pollution, congestion, and
                rats. The number 354,224,848,179,261,915,075 is not              lack of adequate services due to the high population.
                a telephone number or a mistake. But nature has                  With over 400,000 rickshaws running each day in
                control mechanisms; after all, these are rats and                Dhaka, traffic congestion is a common occurrence.
                not humans - and that is the Mathematics of growth               The good thing about these rickshaws is that they
                and decay.                                                       create employment to the people who operate them
                                                                                 and that they are pollution free.
                    Diminished Quality of Life in the
                                City
                World’s most populated cities usually have many
                problems as the huge number of people places com-
                petitive stress on the basic life sustaining resources,
                leading to a diminished quality of life in the city.
                Problems to do with provision of clean water, clean
                air, food, shelter, energy, healthcare, education, pro-
                per sewage treatment, waste disposal, security and
                management of the people are common and almost
                permanent.

                Today, we have cities with population of 14 millions
                which is higher than populations of some countries.
                The population of a city can differ from source to
                source because different sources have different                  Dhaka - 400,000 rickshaws running each day in
                definition of the geographic extent of the area that             Dhaka is awesome?
                is being considered to represent a city. Below is a
                listing of the most populated cities in the world. The                               Cairo – Egypt
                populations listed are for the city proper and not
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                for the metropolitan area.                                       Ancient civilization may have started in Cairo, Egypt.
                                                                                 With a population of 6.8 million people and a popu-
                                                                                 lation density of 32,000 people per square kilometre,
                                                                                 Cairo rank as one of the most densely populated
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                city for one to visit at least once in a life time. Cairo        New Delhi, which is the capital of India where the
                is called the city of a Thousand Minarets. All political         decisions that matters to Indians are made. Indians
                and cultural problems of the Arab world are solved               have been inhibiting this city for more than 600
                in Cairo. When in Cairo, the Great Sphinx and the py-            years before the birth of Christ. Today, Delhi is a
                ramids of Giza are not very far. Cairo, like any other           respected cultural, political, and commercial center.
                large city is suffering from high levels of pollution
                and traffic. Traffic in Cairo is overwhelming and                Delhi has the highest percentage of the crimes rates
                overcrowded. Egypt is generally a very dry country               – crimes against women and crimes against children
                but for God so much loved Egypt that he gave them                in the whole of India.
                River Nile as a source of water. It is because of the
                NileRiver that Cairo development into a city it is.
                Cairo is one area that has been densely populated
                even before Christ.




                                                                                 New Delhi - The North Block which houses key go-
                                                                                 vernment offices - built during the British Raj. Image
                                                                                 credit wikipedia commons.

                                                                                                   Wuhan – China
                Cairo - All political and cultural problems of the               Wuhan, China is the most populous city in central
                Arab world are solved in Cairo. Nile, the world’s                China with a population of 8.1 million people and
                longest river run through the city. Image Credit:                a population density of 21,000 people per square
                Wikipedia Commons.                                               kilometre. Wuhan is the thoroughfare of nine pro-
                                                                                 vinces – several railways, roads and expressways
                                   Delhi – India                                 pass through Wuhan city. In spite of the Wuhan
                                                                                 having largely been destroyed by US firebombing of
                With a population of 13 million people and a popu-               December 1944 and several devastating floods, the
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                lation density of 29,000 people per square kilometre,            city has managed to keep its population numbers
                Delhi is no doubt one of the world’s most popula-                high. Wuhan is the city of the YellowCraneTower
                ted cities. Look at that population density of 29,000            which is a tourist attraction. YellowCraneTower was
                people per kilometre – if a coin falls down on the               first built in 220 AD.
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                street you won’t see it again. Delhi also includes



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                                                                                to maneuver with problems of huge population
                                                                                numbers. You should therefore not be worrying
                                                                                much with population and population density in
                                                                                this city - perhaps not until when they mention that
                                                                                numbers are strength which can easily be translated
                                                                                into power.

                                                                                New York City has the Statue of Liberty which was
                                                                                given to Americans free by France to mark the
                                                                                centennial of the American declaration of inde-
                                                                                pendence. New York City is one city which has the
                                                                                most extensive transportation infrastructures in
                                                                                the world. If one would critically look at the popu-
                                                                                lation size of New York city in comparison to other
                                                                                cities in the world, one will notice that the city has
                                                                                low automobile use and high transit utility which
                                                                                makes New York the most energy efficient city in
                                                                                the world – emissions of greenhouse gasses is very
                                                                                low relative to other highly populated cities in the
                                                                                world. This city is also one of the few cities with
                                                                                high population density where crime rates have
                                                                                progressively been going down.




                Wuhan - the city of the Yellow Crane Tower. Image
                Credi - Wikimedia Commons

                                 New York City
                                                                                New York Midtown Manhattan - Image Credit: DA-
                New York City is the most populous city in United               VID ILIFF Wikipedia Commons
                States of America with a population of 8.5 million
                people and a population density of 10,500 people                     Your City Has Not Been Left Out
                per square kilometre. New York City has been for a
                very long time the gateway for immigration to the               But just incase you may not feel that your city has
                US. When people from outside US think of going to               been left out in the title of the world’s most popula-
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                America, they think of New York City. The city is a             ted cities and world’s most densely populated cities,
                very important financial, cultural, transportation              here below is a listing of the most populated cities
                and manufacturing center for the Americans as                   in the world. Remember that high population num-
                well as the rest of the world at large - the New York           bers are not good numbers to be proud of when it
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                Stock Exchange is the largest stock exchange in the             comes to the quality of life for the people – unless
                world. These factors have given the city as well as             a time will come when we shall start thinking that
                the country sufficient financial strength to be able            numbers are strength.

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                Density by City


                The figures below shows the Rank, city name,                    15. Kanpur, India, population - 3,144,267 and den-
                country, population and population density per                  sity - 11,776
                square kilometre.
                                                                                16. New York City, US, population - 8,363,710 and
                1. Dhaka, Bangladesh, population - 7,000,940 and                density - 10,452
                density - 45,461
                                                                                17. Tehran, Iran, population - 7,873,000 and den-
                2. Cairo, Egypt, population - 6,758,581 and density             sity - 10,359
                - 31,582
                                                                                18. Moscow, Russia, population - 10,508,971 and
                3. Delhi, India, population - 12,259,230 and density            density - 9,722
                - 28,438
                                                                                19. Yokohama, Japan, population - 3,670,000 and
                4. Kolkata, India, population - 5,080,519 and den-              density - 8,398
                sity - 27,462
                                                                                20. Bangalore, India, population - 5,840,155 and
                5. Chennai, India, population - 4,590,267 and den-              density - 8,231
                sity - 24,547
                                                                                21. Lagos, Nigeria, population - 7,937,932 and den-
                6. Hyderabad, India, population - 4,025,335 and                 sity - 7,938
                density - 23,403
                                                                                22. Beijing, China, population - 10,123,000 and den-
                7. Mumbai, India, population - 13,922,125 and den-              sity - 7,400
                sity - 23,088
                                                                                23. São Paulo, Brazil, population - 11,037,593 and
                8. Wuhan, China, population - 8,001,541 and den-                density - 7,247
                sity - 20,004
                                                                                24. Pune, India, population - 3,337,481 and density
                9. Ahmedabad, India, population - 3,913,793 and                 - 7,214
                density - 19,185
                                                                                25. Shanghai, China, population - 13,831,900 and
                10. Seoul, South Korea, population - 10,456,034 and             density - 7,174
                density - 17,271
                                                                                26. Yangon, Myanmar, population - 4,088,000 and
                11. Buenos Aires, Argentina, population - 3,050,728             density - 6,828
                and density - 15,028
                                                                                27. Singapore, Singapore, population - 4,987,600
                12. Tokyo, Japan, population - 8,795,000 and den-               and density - 6,814
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                sity - 14,254
                                                                                28. Hong Kong, China, population - 7,008,900 and
                13. Surat, India, population - 4,523,022 and density            density - 6,418
                - 13,852
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                                                                                29. Jaipur, India, population - 3,102,808 and den-
                14. Jakarta, Indonesia, population - 8,489,910 and              sity - 6,398
                density - 12,738

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                30. Istanbul, Turkey, population - 11,372,613 and               45. Los Angeles, United States, population - 3,849,378
                density - 6,211                                                 and density - 2,980

                31. Mexico City, Mexico, population - 8,841,916 and             46. Lima, Peru, population - 7,605,742 and density
                density - 5,954                                                 - 2,848

                32. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, population - 4,465,000 and            47. Tianjin, China, population - 5,800,000 and den-
                density - 5,581                                                 sity - 2,820

                33. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, population - 6,186,710 and          48. Santiago, Chile, population - 5,012,973 and den-
                density - 5,234                                                 sity - 2,469

                34. London, United Kingdom, population - 7,556,900              49. Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, population - 3,012,000 and
                and density - 4,863                                             density - 2,425

                35. Busan, South Korea, population - 3,596,076 and              50. Johannesburg, South Africa, population -
                density - 4,697                                                 3,888,180 and density - 2,364

                36. Madrid, Spain, population - 3,213,271 and den-              51. Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, population - 3,802,000
                sity - 4,604                                                    and density - 1,794

                37. Bogotá, Colombia, population - 7,259,597 and                52. Guangzhou, China, population - 6,367,700 and
                density - 4,566                                                 density - 1,657

                38. Bangkok, Thailand, population - 7,025,000 and               53. Alexandria, Egypt, population - 4,110,015 and
                density - 4,478                                                 density - 1,611

                39. Nairobi, Kenya, population - 3,038,553 and den-             54. Ankara, Turkey, population - 3,901,201 and den-
                sity - 4,366                                                    sity - 1,551

                40. Berlin, Germany, population - 3,426,354 and                 55. Durban, South Africa, population - 3,468,086 and
                density - 3,842                                                 density - 1,513

                41. Karachi, Pakistan, population - 12,991,000 and              56. Cape Town, South Africa, population - 3,497,097
                density - 3,683                                                 and density - 1,424

                42.Lahore, Pakistan, population - 318,745 and den-              57. Shenyang, China, population - 4,101,197 and
                sity - 3,566                                                    density - 1,173
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                43. Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, population - 7,123,340           58. Chongqing, China, population - 4,776,027 and
                and density - 3,401                                             density - 1,057
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                44. Saint Petersburg, Russia, population - 581,854              59. Pyongyang, North Korea, population - 3,255,388
                and density - 3,184                                             and density - 1,019


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                60. Kinshasa, DR Congo, population - 7,843,000 and
                density - 787

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Description: Today, planet earth has a population of 6.8 billion people and this number is increasing every year. The earth has an area of about 500 million square kilometres which means the average population density is about 13 people per square kilometres. One square kilometre is about 225 acres. This could mean that each one of us is entitled to 17 acres.