View Full Version : Delhi becomes world's second most populous city

Reena Rawal
07-16-2014, 12:39 PM
After Tokyo, Delhi has become the world's second most populous city in 2014.more than doubling its population since 1990 to 25 million, according to a UN report.

The 2014 revision of the World Urbanisation Prospects launched that India is projected to add the highest number of people to its urban population by 2050, ahead of China.

The Indian capital is expected to retain the spot of the world's second most populous city through at least 2030, when its population is expected to rise swiftly to 36 million.

Tokyo and New Delhi were followed by Shanghai with 23 million, and Mexico City, Mumbai and Sao Paulo, each with around 21 million inhabitants in 2014.
The report notes that in 1990, there were ten "mega-cities" with 10 million inhabitants or more, which were home to 153 million people.

In 2014, there are 28 mega-cities worldwide, home to 453 million people or about 12 per cent of the world's urban dwellers.

By 2030, the world is projected to have 41 mega-cities.