Two Indian cities Mumbai and Kota have been named among the world’s most crowded cities.
According to World Economic Forum (WEF) citing UN Habitat data the list is topped by Dhaka.
- Dhaka has a population density of 44,500 people per square kilometer.
- Dhaka is the most crowded city on the planet, followed by India’s financial capital Mumbai.
- Mumbai has a population density of 31,700 people per square kilometre at the second place.
- Medellin in Columbia ranked third with 19,700 people per square kilometer followed by Manila at the 4th place with a density of 14,800.
- Casablanca, Morocco at 5th place with a density of 14,200.
- Nigeria at 6th place with a density of 13,300.
- Kota in Rajasthan with 12,100 people per square kilometre was ranked seventh.
- Singapore at 8th place with a density of 10,200.
- Jakarta, Indonesia at 9th place with a density of 9,600.
About World Economic Forum
The World Economic Forum (WEF) is a Swiss nonprofit foundation.
WEF HQ: Cologny, Geneva.
Executive Chairman: Klaus Schwab
- WEF mission is “committed to improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic, and other leaders of society to shape global, regional, and industry agendas”.
- The organization also convenes some six to eight regional meetings each year in locations across Africa, East Asia and Latin America.
- It also undertakes two further annual meetings in China and the United Arab Emirates.
- The foundation produces a series of research reports and engages its members in sector specific initiatives.