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Top 15 urban areas, 2030

Source: United Nations , Population Division, World Urbanization Prospects: The 2014 Revision, 


According to UN forecasts, by 2030 all 15 of the largest urban areas in the world will have close to or more than 20 million inhabitants, 7 will have between 20 and 25, 4 will have around 30 and 2 will have more than 35 (Delhi and Tokyo). However, these figures have resulted from a variety of changes over the past 80 years: very rapid in the case of Asian and African cities, but slower in New York and Japan. Urban areas in the poorest countries are growing fastest.


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