Historical population of global megacities 1950-2020

This statistic shows the population of the largest urban agglomerations in the world from 1950 to 2010, with projected figures for 2020. By 2020, the population of the Shanghai agglomeration in China is projected to be roughly 27.06 million people.

Population of the largest urban agglomerations worldwide from 1950 to 2020

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Release date

May 2018

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

1950 to 2015

Supplementary notes

* Figures are projections based on calculations made in 2018.
Historical figures for Delhi and Dhaka were not available.

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