50 Most Densely Populated Cities in the World With Immense Population

Social distancing has been the norm for quite some time now.COVID 19 has made it very important for people to maintain some distance however it is very difficult to maintain the required distance if you live in a place that is highly dense in population. So being bored in the hard times we decided to have a look at the most densely populated cities in the world.

The list includes the most densely populated city in India, Iraq, and many other countries in the world. And if you live in any of the cities mentioned below you need to be extra cautious in the current time.

Over 56% of the world population lives in urban areas and is likely to increase to 60% by 2030 and a lot of factors contribute to that. People migrate to urban cities in search of jobs or students move to get an education. Due to the advancement in medical sciences, the average life span of an individual has increased over some time and that has immensely contributed to the increase in population and that affects the density of people living in an area.

A lot of Hollywood movies show how densely populated are cities like New York, Los Angeles but are they that much populated. No, they are not, as not many American cities are featured in the list of most densely populated cities in the world.

So just maintain some distance, not from your computer but the people around you and have a go at the most densely populated cities in the world.

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Most Densely Populated Cities in the World

Quezon City

Quezon City is a part of the Philippines and was also the capital city till 1976. It is the most populous city in the country. The city has a total area of 165.53 square km and a population of 2.9Million. The population of the city has shown a sharp increase of 2% over recent years. The population density in the city is 17,738 people per square km. The city is home to two prominent universities and it is also contributed to the living of students looking for quality education and then finding jobs for themselves to thrive.

Givatayim

Givatayim is a city is Israel east of TelAviv (one of the most expensive cities in the world). The city has a population of 60k and a small area of 3.24 square km. With a population density of 18056 people per square km making it the 49th most densely populated city in the world. The population of the city has seen a steep increase from 4.9% in 1995 to 8.3% in 2016 thus increasing the burden on the land and the resources available in the city.

Boulogne-Billancourt

Boulogne-Billancourt is a city in France located at a distance of 8km from the center of the French capital Paris. With an area of 6.2 square km, the city is home to 113k people. The city has a population density of 18,240 people per square km. Average household income is twice that of national average making it a hotspot for people to live to earn a better livelihood.

Monaco

With an area of 2.1 square km, it is the smallest sovereign state in Europe and the second smallest in the world after Vatican City. The city is home to 36,950 and has a population density of 18,292 people per square km. Monaco has the world’s highest GDP nominal per capita. Also, Monaco has the world’s most expensive real estate market.

Las Pinas

The city is the second city of the Philippines on the list. It has a population of 58,894 and an area of 32.02 square km. The population density of the city is of 18,391 people per square km. The city is a first-class and highly urbanized city located in Metropolitan Manila. The city also has several universities and high schools that is one reason for the increase in population over the years.


Bandung

It is the fourth most populous and capital city of Jakarta. The city has over 3 million people living in an area of 167 square km. Being the technology center the city if a hot spot for people looking for jobs and this is one reason for the increased population. The city has a population density of 18,416 people per square km. Bandung has higher international communities living in the city when compared to other cities in the country.

Koekelberg

Koekelberg is a very small city located in Brussels. The city is spread over an area of 1.17 square km with a population of 21,990. The population density of the city is 18,795.

West New York, New Jersey

The city is located in New Jersey. The city has a population of 49,708 and is spread over an area of 2.61 square km. The town showed a population growth of 8.3% compared to the last census. The city has a population density of 19,060 people per square km.

Saint-Gilles

The city of Belgium has a population of 50,002 and is spread over an area of 2.52 square km, One interesting fact about the city is the percentage of foreign population residing in the city. 48.8 % of people living in Saint-Gilles are foreigners. The city has a population density of 19842 people per square km.

Marikina

The number 42 in the list of most densely populated cities is another city from the Philippines. It is the first s=class highly urbanized city. The population of the city is over 4.5 Million and covers an area of 22.64 square km. The population density of the city is 19,909 people per square km. The city is home to many shoe manufacturing units thus providing a large number of jobs to the people.

Delhi

Officially known as the National Capital Territory of India is home to around 11 million people and is second to Mumbai in terms of population. It is also the second wealthiest city in the country after Mumbai. Easy transport access to poorer states like Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh has made it easy for the people of these states to travel to Delhi in search of livelihood, and that highly contributes to the population of the city.

The city has a population density of about 19,944 people per square km making it the fourth-most densely populated city in India. Delhi metro which is considered as the lifeline of the city is used by 2.5 million people every day for commuting from one place to another.

Union City

Union city is located in New Jersey and the second-most densely populated city in the United States. The city has a population of 66,455 and is spread over an area of 3.3 square km. The city has a population density of 19,944 people per square km. The city has shown a population decline of 0.93% in 10 years.

L’Hospitalet de Llobregat

The city is located in Spain and spreads over an area of 12.4 square km. The city is inhabited by 2,52,171 people. The city has a large population of people who were born outside the European Union. The city has a population density of 20,336 people per square km.

Colombo

The capital city of Sri Lanka is number 8 in the list of most densely populated cities in the world. Colombo is the financial center of the country. With an area of 37 square km, the city has 7,52,993 people living on its land. The city of Colombo is a multi-ethnic city with people with different beliefs living in peace and harmony. The city has a population density of 20,351 people per square km.

San Juan

Another city from the country of the Philippines has made it to the list of most densely populated cities in the world. The first-class highly urbanized city has an area of 5.87 square km, with a population of 1,22,180. The city has a population density of 20,687 people per square km. It is the smallest city in the country in terms of land area.

Pasay

Another city on the list from the country of the Philippines would be Pasay. Around 4,62,522 people live in the city spread over an area of 18.4 square km. The city has a population density of 21,077 people per square km. The World Trade Centre is also located in the city of Pasay.

Howrah

The city is located in the state of West Bengal and is the third most densely populated city in the country with a population density of 20,722 people per square km. The city has a population of over 1miilion and an area of 51.74 square km.

Nea Smyrni

Nea Smyrni is a city in Greece. The city covers an area of 3.52 square km and has a population of 73,090 living on its land. The city has a population density of 20,764 people per square km.

Kallithea

  • Country Greece
  • Population- 1,00,050
  • Area-475 square km
  • Population density of 21,063 people per square km

Macau

  • Population of 6,43,100
  • Area 30.3 square km.
  • Population density of 21224 per square km.

Mislata

  • Country-Spain
  • Area 2.06 square km.
  • Population of 43,756
  • Population density of 21,224 people per square km.

Pasig

  • Country Philippines
  • Area 31.46 square km
  • Population of 7,55,300
  • Population density of 21,241 people per square km.

Asmara

  • Country Eritrea
  • Area 45 square km
  • The population of 9,63,00.
  • Population density of 21,400 people per square km.

Paris

  • Country France
  • Area 105.4 square km
  • The population of 22,65,886
  • Population density of 21,498 people per square km.

Navotas

  • Country Philippines
  • Area 11.51 square km
  • The population of 2,49,463
  • Population density of 21,674 people per square km.

Malabon

  • Country Philippines
  • Area 15.96 square km
  • The population of 3,65,525
  • Population density of 22,139 people per square km.

Damascus

  • Country Syria
  • Area 77 square km
  • Population of 17,11,000
  • Population density of 22,221 people per square km.

Guttenberg, New Jersey

  • Country United States
  • Area 0.51 square km
  • Population of 11,481
  • Population density of 22,665 people per square km.

Male

  • Country Maldives
  • Area 5.8 square km
  • Population of 1,33,412
  • Population density of 23,002 people per square km.

Montrouge

  • Country France
  • Area 2.1 square km
  • Population of 48,410
  • Population density of 23,052 people per square km.

Neapoli

  • Country Greece
  • Area 1.17 square km
  • Population of 27,084
  • Population density of 23,149 people per square km.

Subang Jaya

  • Country Malasiya
  • Area 70.41 square km
  • Population of 16,83,589
  • Population density of 23,911 people per square km.

Kathmandu

  • Country Sri Lanka
  • Area 49,45 square km
  • Population of 11,83,000
  • Population density of 23,923 people per square km.

Sint-Joost-ten-Node

  • Country Belgium
  • Area 1.14 square km
  • Population of 27,548
  • Population density of 24,165 people per square km

Kolkata

Kolkata is also known as the Cultural Capital of India. With a population of over 4.5 million, Kolkata is the second-most populous city in the country. Public transport was used by most people however over some time private owned cars have also shown an increase. Kolkata is the second-most densely populated city in the country with a population density of 24,306 people per square km.

Makati

  • Country Philippines
  • Area 21.73 square km
  • Population of 5,82,602
  • Population density of 24,346 people per square km

Saint-Mande

  • Country France
  • Area 0.9 square km
  • Population of 22,627
  • Population density of 25,141 people per square km

Vincennes

  • Country France
  • Area 1.9 square km
  • Population of 48,689
  • Population density of 25,626 people per square km

Le Pré-Saint-Gervais

  • Country France
  • Area 0.7 square km
  • Population of 18,121
  • Population density of 25,887 people per square km

Levallois-Perret

  • Country France
  • Area 2.4 square km
  • Population of 63,436
  • Population density of 26,432 people per square km

Bnei Brak

  • Country Israel
  • Area 7.088 square km
  • Population of 2,08,00
  • Population density of 27,338 people per square km

Port-au-Prince

  • Country Haiti
  • Area 36.04 square km
  • Population of 9,87,310
  • Population density of 27,395 people per square km

Manhattan

  • Country United States
  • Area 59.13 square km
  • Population of 16,28,701
  • Population density of 27,544 people per square km

Caloocan

  • Country Philippines
  • Area 53.20 square km
  • The population of 15,83,978
  • Population density of 27,989 people per square km

Dhaka

  • Country Bangladesh
  • Area 306.38 square km
  • The population of 89,06,136
  • Population density of 29,069 people per square km

Mumbai

Mumbai is known as the financial capital of India and is the most populous city in the country. With a population of over 12.5 Million, Mumbai is also the seventh most populous country in the world. It has a population density of 32,303 people per square km. The number of people that travel by local trains daily is a live example of the city being highly populated.  The nine-car train that is expected to carry around 1700 passengers is seen carrying around 4500 passengers in peak hours. Dharavi which is Asia’s second-largest slum is located in Mumbai and is home to over 1Million people.

Baghdad

  • Country Iraq
  • Area 204.4 square km
  • The population of 67,19,500
  • Population density of 32,874 people per square km

Mandaluyong

  • Country Philippines
  • Area 11.06 square km
  • The population of 3,86,276
  • Population density of 34,925 people per square km

Pateros

  • Country Philippines
  • Area 1.76 square km
  • The population of 63,840
  • Population density of 36,447 people per square km

Karachi

  • Country Pakistan
  • Area 3780 square km
  • Population of 1,49,00,000
  • Population density of 3,820 people per square km

Manila

The most densely populated city in the world is Manila located in the country of the Philippines. The city is spread over an area of 42.88 square km and a population of 17,80,148. The population density of the city is 46,178 people per square km.

 

So quite an exhaustive list but full of information. So if you are here you have read the whole list and I hope you will share it with your friends.

 

 

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