The population all over the world is increasing day by day. All the countries, states and cities are seen to contribute to this increase. Many cities house millions of people.
People are majorly attracted to the cities that offer them a better lifestyle and opportunities. Some of the cities across the world have all the certainties that a person might desire to have. And this availability of all the resources and opportunities lead them to be home to a large number of people migrating every day.
This increasing rate of population in every city has various reasons for it like migration, increasing birth rate, and decreasing death rate. In spite of this though, we can say migration is the major reason for increasing population. This article talks about the top 10 most populated cities around the world in 2018.
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10. Beijing, China
Beijing is one of the oldest cities of China, and it has a lot of historical importance, along with the rich architectural background. The city’s people have maintained the legacy of being in the oldest city in the world. They have cherished every bit of the vintage ambiance in the city. Beijing also is on the list of being the most populated city in the world, with a number of 21,240,000 people residing in it.
9. Mumbai, India
Mumbai is the hub of Indian film fraternity with a huge number of immigrants from all over India. This city has the richest of the people and the largest slum – ‘Dharavi’ – in Asia. Mumbai is also known for its brave Shivaji, the warrior king, who died protecting his people and his kingdom. The city provides a platform to all the Indians and people from every corner of the world to portray their creative intellect. This city is one of the most populated cities in the world. It has about 21,375,000 people.
8. Shanghai, China
Shanghai is the largest city in China according to the economic reform in 1990’s. The city claims to have the largest bus facilities in the world. The residents speak their own different language. The city has a population of 24,484,000 people. This city has grown in all aspects from the ancient days.
7. Delhi, India
Delhi the capital city of the country India is the second of all the most populated cities in the world; the heart of numerous kingdoms and empires has been growing since 600BC at the very least. The city has a huge population of about 26,454,000 according to 2016 census.
6. Tokyo, Japan
Tokyo tops the list of most populated cities in the world. It has a population of 38,140,000, according to a census conducted in 2016. Tokyo was never a well-established city, to has started growing in 1700.
5. Guangzhou, China
Guangzhou is the major transportation hub and a major part of the country China. This city has a population of 13 million people approximately. The city is originally known as Canton and has a history of about 2,200 years. It is located on the Pearl River. This city has also been called as the ‘capital of the world’. The residents of this city only speak Mandarin.
4. Lagos, Nigeria
This city hosts one of the busiest ports in the Africa. It is a megacity in Nigeria. This city has a record of highest GDP rate in the continent and the center of major financing in Africa. It has a population of about 16 million people. Nigeria is home to a fast paced community. This city is a major attraction for tourism all over the world. People travel here from throughout the world.
3. Sao Paulo, Brazil
Sao Paulo is the hub of coffee manufacturing industry in the country, Brazil. This is the major commercial center of the country. This city is located in the wealthiest state in the country. It has a population of 20.9 billion people. It has an international influence in the different aspects of the country’s finance, art, and entertainment. This city has the majority of all tallest building of the country.
2. New York, USA
New York has a population of 22 million. New York City is a very important city in America and is known as the ‘city that never sleeps’. It is the most densely populated city in America. New York is the hub of economy and the city holds great financial importance to the USA. It is a great attraction to all the people searching for better job opportunities throughout the world. New York City has been called the cultural capital of the world. This city has evidenced many cultural movements in it.
1. Karachi, Pakistan
Karachi is the largest city in Pakistan. This city is known as the city of lights. The city is situated on the Arabian Sea coastline. This city is home to about 23.5 million people. This city is very cheap to survive. It is the least costly city in the whole world. This city has a very important backing to countries growth. It is the hub of all industrial activities, banking, entertainment, etc. This city is the main city of Pakistan.
All the important cities of the country have large numbers of people living in it, for different purposes like earning a livelihood, education, marriage etc. Above mentioned are the 10 most populated cities in the world. These cities have billions of people living in it. All of these cities provide a lot of facilities to all the people. All of these cities are the financial hubs of their respective countries, and this is also a very important reason why a lot of people migrate from all corners of the country and sometimes all over the world and settle in these cities in search of job opportunities and platform to portray their talents and cultural creativity.
Above mentioned are some of the most populated cities in the world. Each city has its own reasons that attract the huge number of people towards it. People travel from small villages to this city in search of a better living. All the cities have a very strong background and importance to the people of the country.