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Economist Infographic. AT THE beginning of February, somewhere in London, a maternity ward welcomed the city's 8,615,246th inhabitant.

Economist Infographic

The mayor of London reckons that the British capital has now surpassed its previous population peak set in 1939. But if it occasionally feels cramped on the Tube, the task for other city planners around the world looks far more daunting. Nearly 9% of the world's population will be living in just 41 megacities (those with more than 10m inhabitants) by 2030. Even adding in the residents of the greater urban area, London only earned megacity status in 2013, according to the UN. Tokyo is estimated to be home to 38m people. Our interactive map above tracks global city population shifts and forecasts over time.

Bright lights, big cities. Urbanisation 2015. List of urban areas by population - Wikipedia. This is a list of contiguous urban areas of the world ordered according to population as of 2014/2015.

List of urban areas by population - Wikipedia

The figures here have been taken from Demographia's "World Urban Areas" study.[1] Definitions and issues[edit] Sources for population estimates and land area definitions are coded by letter in the Table below, respectively. A: National census authority data agglomeration data (land area or population). B: Demographia land area estimate based upon map or satellite photograph analysis.

C: Demographia population estimate from lower order jurisdictions, including reduction for rural areas. D: Population estimate based upon the United Nations agglomeration estimate. E: Demographia population estimate from national census authority data. F: Other Demographia population estimate, such as from unofficial local reports. L: Demographia population estimate from local authority data. Urbanisation 2030. Data Sheets. Urban world: Mapping the economic power of cities.

Six hundred cities—the City 600—are projected to generate more than 60 percent of global growth to 2025.

Urban world: Mapping the economic power of cities

Within this group, companies need to adjust their strategy to include the 577 fast-growing “middleweight cities.” The urban world is shifting. Today only 600 urban centers generate about 60 percent of global GDP. While 600 cities will continue to account for the same share of global GDP in 2025, this group of 600 will have a very different membership. Cities: an interactive data visual. This is an updated and expanded version of the data visual first posted in June 2014.

Cities: an interactive data visual

It draws on a new dataset from the United Nations Population Division. It also covers all cities with 500,000-plus inhabitants, compared to the earlier version that covered cities with 750,000-plus inhabitants. Guide to use. List of European cities by population within city limits - Wikipedia. This is a list of the largest cities in Europe ranked according to population within their city limits.

List of European cities by population within city limits - Wikipedia

It deals exclusively with the areas within city administrative boundaries (municipalities) as opposed to urban areas or metropolitan areas, which are generally larger in terms of population than the main city. The list includes cities geographically situated in Europe, using the conventional definition of its boundaries. It is notable that Istanbul's commercial and historical center lies on the European side, and about a third of its population lives on the Asian side.[1] 64.7% of the residents live on the European side, and 35.3% on the Asian side.[2] According to the population within city limits value listed below, the city as a whole is larger than Moscow.

However, the European side is not as populous as Moscow. Largest cities[edit] Note: The cities are sorted by the column labelled Population within city limits. See also[edit] Notes[edit] References[edit] MEGACITIES of the World (Season 1 - Complete)