The World’s Population in One City

This is not a new infographic, but incredibly powerful nonetheless. If the world’s 6.9 billion people lived in one city, how large would that city be if it were as dense as…

(via Tim De Chant)

15 Comments leave a comment below

  1. I’d love to see Tokyo and Rome! Thanks S.

  2. Isn’t Monacco still the densest at ~40k/mi^2?

  3. And what about cities such as Delhi, Mumbai, Beijing, Shanghai, Cairo?

  4. more than 20 million people live in Istanbul. and Istanbul is not here

  5. The point is, we have space! Contrary to panic and doom sayers, we could easily accomodate more if we wanted to, needed to and are clever about it!

    Yes, I know we may feel we do not want to do so. But this is encouraging, happy, good news!
    Best wishes to 6.9, even 7 + billion!!
    Roger, Thankly.net
    Thanks so much for this.

  6. Roger, Tim De Chant here, creator of the infographic.

    From this infographic, I can see how it looks like we have enough space for many billions more people. But I can tell you that’s not the case. Check back at my site in the next few weeks for a new infographic that more fully addresses the issue.

  7. Mega-City One.

  8. I’d imagine Mumbai was left out since the density found in its slums is hardly what one would want to see happen to the population of the world. Though, Mumbai isn’t all slums.

  9. Actually, I left out Mumbai and other cities with slums in part because it’s difficult to get accurate estimates of population density for them.

  10. Its not only about space. Its going to be about efficiency, resource management, and tolerance.

  11. Many thanks to the person who made this post, this was very informative for me. Please continue this awesome work.

  12. It is pleasing to know that we haven’t quite overrun the planet yet…

  13. Perhaps this is one of the most beautiful blogs that I have ever seen. Very nice post. Keep it up!

  14. The point is, we have space! Contrary to panic and doom sayers, we could easily accomodate more if we wanted to,

  15. yeah, eco friendly products need increasing , so paper cup is best business

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