[URBANTH-L]Report: Data for World's 673 Largest Urban Areas

Angela Jancius acjancius at ysu.edu
Thu Dec 15 22:42:51 EST 2005

Demographia publishes a report with the population, land area and density
for all 673 the world's agglomerations with populrations over 500,000. The
report also contains data for 1,117 urban areas in 164 nations and
This is the first known attempt at a comprehensive list of the world's
largest urban areas, including population, land area and population density.
This new edition includes all (673) known urban areas with 500,000 or more
residents. These urban areas account for an estimated 42 percent of the
world's urban population. The document contains a summary of population and
density by income and region and charts illustrating the association between
lower urban population densities and higher income per capita. A total of
1,117 urban areas are listed.

Source: Demographia, Dec 11, 2005

World Urban Areas (PDF, 1MB, 108 pages)

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