Global City Population Estimates

Created 4 years ago, updated 4 years ago

Population of Urban Agglomerations with 300,000 Inhabitants or more in 2014, by city, 1950-2030 (thousands). Data for 1,692 cities contained in the Excel file.

Note: Each country has its own definition of what is 'urban' and therefore use exercise caution when comparing cities in different countries.

Data available from the United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division (2014). World Urbanization Prospects: The 2014 Revision, CD-ROM Edition.

Further detail of population estimates, land area, and population density for world urban areas with over 500,000 people (924 areas) is available with Demographia's World Urban Areas report (2014). Much of this data is based on the UN urban agglomerations, though a range of other sources are also used.

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From
01/01/1950
To
01/01/2030
World Urbanization Prospects: The 2014 Revision
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From
01/01/1950
To
01/01/2030
Top 100 largest urban areas in the world from Demographia. Includes density.