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Top 10 Most Densely Populated Cities in The World

by nobert soloria bermosa on 25/03/11 at 4:51 pm

Here are the 10 most densely populated cities in the world.

These cities have the largest population per square kilometer. The cities below are the most densely populated in the world. You can get the population density by dividing the total population of a certain place to the total land area or simply D=P/A where D is density, P is population and A is area.

All the 10 most densely populated cities in the world are located in the continent of Asia 7 of which are in India, 2 in the Philippines and 1 in Indonesia.

1.)  Manila City

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Manila is the world’s most densely populated city. Manila City is the capital of the Republic of the Philippines. It is the second most populous city in the country. Compared to the largest city in the world – Tokyo, it only has 10,087 inhabitants per km2, Manila has 43,079 per km2.

Location: Metro manila, Philippines

Population: 1,660,714

Area: 38.55 km2

Population Density: 43,079 per km2

2.) Bogor City

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Bogor City in Java, Indonesia is the country’s most densely populated city and the 2nd in the world. Former names of this city include Pakuan Pajajaran and Buitenzorg. The city contains a presidential palace and a botanical garden which is one of the oldest and largest in the world.  It is nicknamed “the Rain City” due to frequent rain showers.

Location: Indonesia

Population: 866,034

Area: 21.56 km2

Population Density: 40,169 per km2

3.) Titagarh City

The 3rd most densely populated city in the world is the city of Titargah. It is the most densely populated Indian city and is located in the state of West Bengal. This city is part of the Kolkata Suburban Railway system.

Location: India

Population: 124,213

Area: 3.24 km2

Population Density: 38,337 per km2

4.) Baranagar City

The 2nd most densely populated city in India and the 4th in the world is Baranagar City. It is located in the state of West Bengal.

Location: India

Population: 250,768

Area: 7.12 km2

Population Density: 35,220 per km2

5.) Serampore City

Most of the densely populated cities of India are located in West Bengal. The Indian city of Serampore is the world’s 5th most densely populated. The city is part of the Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority.

Location: India

Population: 197,857

Area: 5.88 km2

Population Density: 33,649 per km2

6.) Pateros 

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Another very densely populated city in the Philippines is the municipality of Pateros. It is the only remaining municipality of Metropolitan Manila, the country’s largest Metropolitan area. Pateros is the 6th most densely populated city in the world. It is nicknamed the “Duck-raising Capital of the Philippines”.

Location: Philippines

Population: 61,940

Area: 2.1 km2

Population Density: 29,495 per km2

7.) Delhi City

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Delhi is the world’s 7th most densely populated city and is the largest metropolis by area and the second metropolis by population in India. In terms of population, it ranks 8th largest metropolis in the world.

Location: India

Population: 12,565,901

Area: 431 km2

Population Density: 29,155 per km2

8.) South Dumdum City

South Dumdum City in West Bengal is the 8th most densely populated city in the world.

Location: India

Population: 392,444

Area: 13.54 km2

Population Density: 28,984 per km2

9.) Kamarhati City

The 9th most densely populated city in the world is Kamarhati City. It is also located in the state of West Bengal.

Location: India

Population: 314,507

Area: 10.96 km2

Population Density: 28,696 per km2

10.) Kolkata City

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Completing the list of top 10 most densely populated cities in the world is Kolkata City in West Bengal, India. The city’s former name is Calcutta. It is the state capital of West Bengal.

Location: India

Population: 5,138,208

Area: 185 km2

Population Density: 27,774 per km2

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megamatt09

Mar 25th, 2011

Interesting information. A couple of those cities seemed to surprise me a little bit.

seanob389

Mar 25th, 2011

Very interesting. I was amazed at that list. thanks a lot

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Mar 25th, 2011

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Brenda Nelson

Mar 25th, 2011

all are WAY too crowded for my liking…

webseowriters

Mar 26th, 2011

A wonderful share, thanks for sharing

Melody SJAL

Mar 26th, 2011

Oh my, is Manila that crowded?

UncleSammy

Mar 26th, 2011

Nice Share

seiva7

Mar 30th, 2011

I don’t know.

Where did you get that info from.

Hajrah Abdul-Rahman

Jan 3rd, 2012

amazing…a great help! :)

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