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Top 50 Most Populous Cities In the World (2017)

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Asia and America have Most Populous Cities in the world in 2017. Cities of Europe are also among the most densely populous cities in world. Here are largest cities by population.

Population is one of the biggest problems that we are facing today. With more than 7 billion people the world has actually become a small place. Population have many negative impacts. We have been on earth for few thousand years but in this time period we have misused many of nature’s gifts and resources. It is because of us that many animals are extinct or on the verge of extinction. Water is scarce and so is natural oil, coal and minerals.

To understand how compact place our world has become we should look on Most Populous Cities. Not only accommodation in such cities has become congested but the pollution level is also on the peak. Some of the Most Populous Cities are also the largest cities in the world (according to land area). But many populated cities are facing population crisis due to the establishment of colonies on the outer skirt of the city. Many of these cities do not even have garbage disposal system. Delhi, for example, has huge garbage mountains on the boundary line.

Here is the list of 50 Most Populous Cities in the world:

Most Populous Cities In The World

50. Chennai, India (4.8 Million)
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49. Pune, India (5 Million)
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48. Saint Petersburg, Russia (5 Million)
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47. Ankara, Turkey (5 Million)
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46. Yangon, Burma (5.2 Million)
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45. Shantou, China (5.3 Million)
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44. Singapore, Singapore (5.3 Million)
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43. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (5.6 Million)
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42. Santiago, Chile (5.7 Million)
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41. Forshan, China (6.1 Million)
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40. Rio De Janerio, Brazil (6.4 Million)
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39. Luanda, Angola (6.5 Million)
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38. Hanoi, Vietnam (6.8 Million)
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37. Hyderabad, India (6.8 Million)
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36. Wuhan, China (6.8 Million)
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35. Changsha, China (7 Million)
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34. Baghdad, Iraq (7.1 Million)
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33. Hong Kong, China (7.2 Million)
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32. Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (7.6 Million)
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31. Bogota, Colombia (7.7 Million)
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30. Ahmedabad, India (8 Million)
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29. Tehran, Iran (8.1 Million)
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28. Nanjing, China (8.1 Million)
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27. Dongguan, China (8.2 Million)
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26. Bangkok, Thailand (8.2 Million)
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25. New York City, USA (8.4 Million)
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24. London, UK (8.4 Million)
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23. Bengaluru, India (8.4 Million)
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22. Lima, Peru (8.6 Million)
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21. Mexico City, Mexico (8.8 Million)
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20. Tokyo, Japan (9 Million)
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19. Kinhasa, Congo (9.7 Million)
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18. Jakarta, Indonesia (9.9 Million)
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17. Seoul, South Korea (10 Million)
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16. Shenzhen, China (10.4 Million)
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15. Lahore, Pakistan (11 Million)
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14. Sao Paulo, Brazil (11.8 Million)
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13. Cairo, Egypt (11.8 Million)
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12. Dhaka, Bangladesh (12 Million)
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11. Moscow, Russia (12 Million)
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10. Mumbai, India (12.6 Million)
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9. Guangzhou, CHina (12.7 Million)
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8. Lagos, Nigeria (13.4 Million)
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7. Istanbul, Turkey (14 Million)
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6. Tianjin, China (14.7 Million)
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5. Delhi, India (17.8 Million)
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4. Beijing, China (21 Million)
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3. Karachi, Pakistan (23 Million)
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2. Shanghai, China (24 Million)
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1. Chongqing, China (28 Million)
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This was the list of Most Populous Cities in the world. Which city do you think is handling the population situation well?

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