We often complain our sheds, calling them tiny and not comfy enough, but after you’ve seen these most crowded places in the world, you would totally fall in love with your apartments again! I can’t imagine how all those people squeeze in a tiny space. This world is so full of mysteries.
This list is just for reference, and was posted 1 year ago.
Area: 59.5 km2 (22.96 sq mi) Population: 1,619,090 Population density: 26,939/km2 (69,771/sq mi) Because Manhattan has so many office buildings, it swells to about 3.94 million during the day, giving a population density of about 171,000 per square mile / 66,000 per square km. The Upper West Side is primarily residential, with 209,000 people / 1.9 square miles, meaning about 110,000 people per square mile / 42,500 per square kilometer.
17. Manila, Philippines
The most densely populated city in the world. Area: 38.55 km2 (14.88 sq mi) Population: 1,652,171 Population density 42,858/km2 (111,000/sq mi)
16. Malé, Island (divisions Henveiru, Galolhu, Machchangolhi, Maafannu), Republic of Maldives
Area: 1.952 km2 (0.754 sq mi) Population: 92.555 Population density: 47,416/km2
15. Fadiouth, Island, Dakar
Area: 0.15 km2 (0.06 sq mi) Population: 9,000 Population density: 60,000/km2 (155,400 / sq mi)
14. St. James Town neigbourhood, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
One of the most densely populated neighbourhoods in North America Area: 0.23 km2 (0.09 sq mi) Population: 13,974 Population density: 60,915 / km2 (155,905 sq mi)
13. Tin Shui Wai New Town, Yuen Long District, Hong Kong
Area: 4.3 km2 (1.7 sq mi) Population: 270,000 Population density: 62,790/km2 (162,600/sq mi)
12. Migingo Island, Lake Victoria, claimed both by Kenya and Uganda
Area: 0.002 km2 (0.0008 sq mi) Population: 131 Population density: 65,500/km2 (169,500/sq mi)
11. Tondo district, Manila, Philippines
Area: 9.10 km² (3.52 sq mi) Population: 630,604 Population density: 69,297 per km² (179,470 per sq mi)
10. Ap Lei Chau, Island, Hong Kong
Area: 1.32 km2 (0.51 sq mi) Population: 86,782 Population density: 66,755 people / km² (172,900 people / sq mi)
9. Mathare slums, Nairobi, Kenya
Area: about 3 km2 (1.2 sq mi) Population: 161,031-300,000 Population density: hard to estimate, probably something between 60,000-100,000/km2 (155,000-259,000/sq mi).
8. Kibera, Nairobi, Kenya
Area: 2.3-2.5 km2 (0.8 – 1 sq mi) Population: 170,070-260,000 Population density: hard to estimate, something between 74,000 – 114,000/km2 (192,000 – 295,000/ sq mi)
7. Rocinha favela, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Area: 0.86 km² (0.33 sq mi) Population: 69,356 Population density: +80,000 /km2 (207,000/sq mi)
6. Dhaka Kotwali Thana, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Population: 210,504 Area: 2.07 km2 (0.80 sq mi) Population density: 101,693/km2 (263,380/sq mi)
5. Santa Cruz del Islote, Island, Colombia
Area: 0.012 km2 (0.005 sq mi) Population: 1,200 Population density: 103,917/km2 (269,000/sq mi)
4. Marine Lines, Mumbai, India
Area: 1.8km2 (0.7 sq mi) Population: 202,922 Population density: 114,001/km2 (295,000/sq mi)
3. Mong Kok, Kowloon peninsula, Hong Kong
According to the Guinness Book of Records Mong kok is the most densely populated place in the world (although using unconfirmed estimates, there are probably even more crowded places Area: 1.1km2 (0.4 sq mi) Population: 143,000 Population density: 130,000/km2
2. Mong Kok, Kowloon peninsula, Hong Kong
Area: 1.1km2 (0.4 sq mi) Population: 143,000 Population density: 130,000/km2
1. Dharavi slums, Mumbai, India
Area: 1.7-2,2 km2 (175-220 hectares) Population: 500,000-1,000,000 Population density: around 300,000/ km2 (777,000 / sq mi). Dharavi is probably the most densely populated spot in the world. The slum scenes in Slumdog millionaire were filmed here.