The land area of the city and the population density are the main factors in determining how large or small a city is. The two elements are used in ranking cities in the world. Population density is the number of people living in a square kilometer of an area, while population growth is the rate at which a population increases. If the population growth rate of a city increases, the population density increases, leading to a higher ranking. Here are some of the largest cities in the world in 2017.
List of Top 10 Most Beautiful Largest Cities in The World in 2017
10. Guangzhou in China
The population density of the city for every square kilometer is five thousand people. The land area of the city is approximately 3000 square kilometers. The city has a population of 17 million inhabitants. Also, the city features innovative structures, such as the iconic Canton TV Tower skyscraper, which resembles a slim hourglass and the carved box-shaped Guangdong Museum. Apart from its natural beauty, the city has many places of interest, such as Temple of the Six Banyan trees and Chimelong paradise.
9. Beijing, China
The city is china’s massive capital. Also, the city is among the world’s most famous cities. The population density of the city is five thousand per square kilometer, and a population of 18 million. Besides, the land area of the city is three thousand square kilometer. Apart from being the second largest Chinese city after Shanghai concerning population, the city is china’s educational, cultural and political center. The landmarks in the city include; Tiananmen Tower and Prayer Hall at Temple of Heaven 1420.
8. Osaka, Japan
The population density of the city is one thousand per square kilometer. Besides, the city has a land area of approximately 11 thousand square kilometers and a population of 19 million. Hearty street food, nightlife, and modern architecture are among the things leading to the popularity of the city. Osaka castle and Tempozan Ferris wheel are some of the landmarks.
7. New York City, USA, and Mumbai, India
The New York City of USA has been at the position, but as per some statistics, Mumbai city in India is ranked at the same situation.
i. New York City
Before Washington DC, New York City was the capital, USA. The population density of the city is six hundred per square kilometer, and the population is twenty million. The city has a land area of thirty thousand per square kilometer. Besides being among the biggest cities in the world, the city is among the primary global financial, cultural and commercial centers. It is famous globally, due to some iconic sites like the sprawling central park, the empire state building, and Times Square.
ii. Mumbai, India
The city was formerly called Bombay. The city is situated on the west coast of India, and it is highly populated. The population density of the city is seventeen thousand per square kilometer, a population of more than 20 million people and a land area of about one thousand square kilometers. Apart from being the biggest city in India, Mumbai is the financial center of India. It is famous globally as the heart of Bollywood film industry. The Gateway of India and Haji Ali Dargah are some of the landmarks.
5. Manila, Philippines
It is the capital city of Philippines nation. Besides being highly populated, it is a bayside town, on the Island of Luzon. The population of this mega city is more than 21 million people, the land area being four thousand square kilometers, a population density of approximately of four thousand per square kilometer. Apart from having modern skyscrapers, the city has much Spanish colonial architecture. Iconic features include Rizal Park and Manila Cathedral.
4. Delhi, India
Delhi town in India is among the top five largest cities in the world 2017. The city has a population of above 22 million people, a land area of approximately 1000 square kilometers, and a population density of thirteen thousand per square kilometer. Besides, Delhi is the legislative, executive and administrative capital of India. The massive metropolitan city is located in the country’s north. Iconic features include; India Gate, Lotus Temple and The Red Fort.
3. Shanghai, China
Apart from being among the biggest cities in the world, Shanghai is the most major city in China and a worldwide financial hub. The city is situated on China’s central coast and has unique and attractive buildings, which makes it famous globally. The population is more than 23 million; a population density of three thousand per square kilometer and a land is of six thousand per square kilometer. Some of the structures in the city include; the oriental pearl TV tower, which has distinct pink spheres, the 623m Shanghai Tower, and the Pudong district futuristic skyline.
2. Jakarta, Indonesia
It is the second largest city in the world 2017. The location of the city is the north-west coast of the Island of Java, in a land area of six thousand square kilometers. The population density of the city is four thousand per square kilometer, while the population is above twenty-eight million people. Apart from being the largest city in Indonesia, it is also the capital city of the nation. It is a historic mix of cultures from European, Indian, Arab, Malay and Chinese. Iconic features include; National Monument and Ancol Dreamland.
1. Tokyo, Japan
Tokyo is also the most famous city in the world. The city has a land area of approximately 13,500 square kilometers, with a population of above 35 million and an approximate population density of two thousand. The city forms the business capital of Japan, with all administrative departments of the Japan function in the city. Also, the city is well known for its traditional and ultramodern neon-lit skyscrapers and historic temples. Additionally, there are many places of interest in the city, such as museums.
These above are the Top 10 Most Beautiful Largest Cities in The World 2017. Since changes are taking places daily all over the world, the cities listed above can change their positions, or even replaced with others. The cities are ranked suing statistical figures, after population census. For population density of a town to increase, other factors such as security, the real economy, and others must prevail, to attract a large population.