The Most Densely Populated Places In The World. This Is Way Beyond Your Imagination.

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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.

18. Manhattan

most densely populated places on Earth  Manhattan

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

most densely populated places on Earth 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

most densely populated places on Earth  Malé, Island Republic of Maldives

Area: 1.952 km2 (0.754 sq mi) Population: 92.555 Population density: 47,416/km2

15. Fadiouth, Island, Dakar

most densely populated places on Earth  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

most densely populated places on Earth  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

most densely populated places on Earth  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

most densely populated places on Earth  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

most densely populated places on Earth 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

most densely populated places on Earth  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

most densely populated places on Earth  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

most densely populated places on Earth 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

most densely populated places on Earth  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

most densely populated places on Earth  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

most densely populated places on Earth  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

most densely populated places on Earth  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

most densely populated places on Earth 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

most densely populated places on Earth  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

most densely populated places on Earth  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.

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