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Millionaire Cities
How many cities are there in
the world with a population of
over 1 million?…read more

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336
· Mumbai, India ranked 1 with 12,778,721
· Sao Luis, Brazil ranked 336 with 1,003,792
· London is 17th with a population of 7,287,555 and only UK city in
the list.
· 75% are in the LEDC.
· 48 of the cities are in China.…read more

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Mega Cities
· Cities of over 10 million population
· Agglomerates ­ i.e. Derby City Centre and Derby
· At the last count 25 cities were Mega Cities
· None have negative growth rates ­ the highest is
4.9% Karachi ­ Pakistan
· At 5 % how many years will it take for a city to
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1. Tokyo 34 million
2. Seoul 24 million
3. Mexico City 23 million
4. Delhi 22 million
5. Mumbai 22 million
6. New York City 22 million
7. Sao Paulo 21 million
8. Manila 19 million
9. Los Angeles 18 million
10. Shangai 18 million
11. Osaka 17 million
12. Kolkata 16 million
13. Karachi 16 million
14. Guangzho 15 million
15. Jakarta 15 million
16. Cairo 15 million
17. Buenos Aires 14 million
18. Moscow 14 million
19. Beijing 13 million
20. Dhaka 13 million
21. Istanbul 13 million
22. Rio De Janeiro 13 million
23. Tehran 13 million
24. London 12 million
25. Lagos 11 million…read more

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Thoughts!
· Currently, there are an estimated 23 megacities worldwide. By
2015, the number of megacities is expected to grow to 36.
· The world's megacities take up just 2 percent of the Earth's land
surface, yet they account for roughly 75 percent of industrial wood
use, 60 percent of human water use, and nearly 80 percent of all
human produced carbon emissions. These figures suggest that the
struggle to achieve an environmentally sustainable economy for
the 21st century will be won or lost in the world's urban areas.
· Between 1990 and 2025, the number of people living
in urban areas is projected to double to more than 5 billion- 90
percent of that increase will occur in developing countries. The
explosion and growth of megacities worldwide is unsustainable,
unprecedented and ecologically disasterous for human civilization.…read more

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