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.

Table of contents

  • 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 1970-2035, by urban area size

  • 2. Population density and economy
    • Global population density by region 2015

    • Highest population density - top 50 countries

    • Global population density projection by select country 2015-2050

    • 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 2018

    • Top 30 most urbanized countries worldwide in 2018

    • Top 25 most urbanized countries worldwide in 2050

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

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