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Demographia.com Releases World Urban Population Growth Update

Wendell Cox has released an invaluable update to his "World Urban Areas Population and Projections." The document includes current population estimates and projections for 2025 and 2030 for 763 of the world's largest urban places. This is an incredibly useful resource, and I've used past editions extensively. All the data is based on United Nation's estimates for urban areas and agglomerations.

Wendell reports this document includes:

  • Ranking of the largest world urban areas (over 2,000,000 population).
  • Population, urban land area and density estimates for all 763 identified urban areas with more than 500,000 population, comprising 49 percent of the world urban population.
  • Population, urban land area and density estimates for 1,370 urban areas of all sizes, comprising 53 percent of the world urban population.
  • Population projections for the world’s largest urban areas in 2025 & 2030 (over 2,000,000 population).
  • Summary of United Nations world population projections and summary by gross domestic product, purchasing power parity (from 4th Edition)
  • Charts on urban density and prosperity (from 2nd Edition)
  • Documentation

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