Most Densely Populated Places on Earth
- Most Densely Populated Places on Earth
- 1. Dharavi slums, Mumbai, India
- 2. Tondo district, Manila, Philippines
- 3. Mathare slums, Nairobi, Kenya
- 4. Kibera, Nairobi, Kenya
- 5. Rocinha favela, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
- 6. Dhaka Kotwali Thana, Dhaka, Bangladesh
- 7. Santa Cruz del Islote, Island, Colombia
- 8. Marine Lines, Mumbai, India
- 9. Mong Kok, Kowloon Peninsula, Hong Kong
- 10. Ap Lei Chau, Island, Hong Kong
Over the past 20 years, people have had many ways to travel as much as they want. Therefore it is not surprising that many people spend a couple of years traveling around the world and finding the most interesting, amazing and shocking places on our planet. And for such people who do not get excited with standard tourist attractions, but really fond of unusual and memorable location, we decided to create this list of the most populated cities in the world.
In fact, some places on this list are not entire cities, but only parts of them, so we did not compare cities by population density but searched for some strict areas that are very crowded. These areas are scattered all over the world, and you can choose a couple of them to visit (we recommend going to Mumbai and Hong Kong because together they have four areas from our list).
Dharavi slums, Mumbai, India
The third largest slum on the planet and the densest in the whole Earth. It is useless to imagine all dirt and smell of Dharavi. The only thing you can imagine is to turn square miles to square meters and put 7 people on 2 m2. Pretty much, isn't it?
Tondo district, Manila, Philippines
Tondo is one of the districts in the capital of the Philippines - Manila. It is the most populous city district in the entire Philippines with a population density of 69,297 km² (179,470 square kilometers). Tondo is so crowded that the government of the Philippines thinks to give it the status of an independent city.
Mathare slums, Nairobi, Kenya
The worst and most densely populated places around the world are slums. One such location is in Nairobi, Kenya. Mathare slums - the largest slum in Africa: it has an area of about 3 km2, where live 500 000 people. Not the best place to visit.
Kibera, Nairobi, Kenya
Nairobi is the capital of Kenya, so people all over the country go there hoping to find a better life. But more than 60% of them remain for life in the slums. Together with the area of Mathare, there is a suburb of Nairobi called Kibera. Kibera is the most densely area in Kenya with something from 74,000 to 114,000 people / km2.
Rocinha favela, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
These are the largest favelas (slums) in Brazil, located in Rio de Janeiro. Rio is not actually one of the most densely populated cities in the world, but Rosinha is literally similar to the entire independent world. But if you want to see the real Rocinha, you must hurry, because after the World Cup-2014 it will really quickly become a "civilized" place.
Dhaka Kotwali Thana, Dhaka, Bangladesh
The dirtiest and probably the worst city in the world is also known as one of the most densely populated cities in the world. For example, this area of Dhaka named Kotwali Thana has an area of 2.07 km2 (0.80 sq. mi) and a population of 210,504 people (which means 101,693 people)/km2.
Santa Cruz del Islote, Island, Colombia
Santa Cruz del Islote is the island with the highest population density among all the islands around the world. It is a fishing island, and it has a very small area (about 0.012 km2, it's about 1.5 football fields) and a population of 1200 people (definitely, this is not the best place to live).
Marine Lines, Mumbai, India
Mumbai is known as the most populous place in the world. In addition, it has the highest density on Earth. Therefore it is not surprising that 2 places from Mumbai are on our list at once. The first, Marina Lines, was the air force residential quarters in the past and is now the third most crowded place on the globe.
Mong Kok, Kowloon Peninsula, Hong Kong
We can with all assurance say that Hong Kong is not the least densely populated country. The most dense place in Hong Kong is not a residential area, as it was in other countries, but one of the main shopping areas of the city called Mong Kok, located in Kowloon, which is the continental part of the city.
Ap Lei Chau, Island, Hong Kong
Today, Hong Kong is the place with the most expensive real estate in the world. Ap Lei Chau is the second most densely populated island area of the Earth after Santa Cruz del Islote. On the 1.32 km2 (0.51 sq. mi) the population is 86,782 people, which means 66,755 people / km² (172,900 people / sq. mi).