Global megacities

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Statista dossier about megacities worldwide

This dossier presents graphs and tables about megacities globally. Focusing on the largest cities in the world, the dossier includes statistics that provide an overview of these megacities' population, land use, population density, and global urbanization.

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  • 1. Population of megacities
    • Countries with the largest urban population in 2018

    • Countries with the largest projected urban population in 2050

    • Global megacity populations 2018

    • Global megacity population projection 2035

    • Historical population of global megacities 1950-2020

    • Population growth of largest global megacities 2000-2035

    • Change in urbanization worldwide, by urban area size 1970-2035

  • 2. Population density and economy
    • Global population density by region 2018

    • Highest population density by country 2019

    • Projected population density of most densely populated countries 2018-2050

    • Global megacities' GDP outlook 2030

    • Global metro areas' per capita GDP growth rate 2014-2016

    • Global metro areas' employment growth rate 2014-2016

  • 3. Land use in megacities
    • Global built up area of megacities 2015

    • Global untouched and built-up area of megacities 2015

    • Global built up area share of megacities 2015

    • Global greenness index of megacities 2014

    • Skyscrapers in major global cities 2016

  • 4. Urbanization
    • Countries with the largest urban population in 2018

    • OECD countries with the highest degree of urbanization as of 2018

    • Urbanization by continent 2019

    • Top 30 most urbanized countries worldwide in 2018

    • Top 25 most urbanized countries worldwide in 2050

    • Urbanization rate of the worldwide, by development status 1950-2050

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