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World Economic Forum citing UN-Habitat data has named two Indian cities-Mumbai and Kota among the world’s most crowded cities. Dhaka has topped the list followed by India’s financial capital Mumbai.

Mumbai and Kota among World’s most crowded

Mumbai and Kota Among World’S Most Crowded

Mumbai and Kota among World’s most crowded


  • Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh has a population density of 44,500 people per square kilometer.
  • Mumbai has a population density of 31,700 people per square kilometer.
  • Kota in Rajasthan with 12,100 people per square kilometer has been ranked seventh in the list.
  • Medellin in Columbia features at the third place with 19,700 people per sq. km.
  • The same is clear from the increasing number of inhabitants in urban slum areas like Dharavi in Mumbai and kibera in Africa.
  • The fourth, fifth and sixth position have been occupied by Manila, the capital city of Philippines, Casablanca, the port city of Morocco and Nigeria’s largest city, Lagos respectively.
  • Singapore at 8th place with a density of 10,200.
  • Jakarta, Indonesia at 9th place with a density of 9,600.


  • UN-Habitat, also known as United Nations Human Settlements Program is a UN agency for sustainable urban development and human settlements.
  • It was established in 1978 and has its headquarters in the UN Office at Nairobi, Kenya
  • UN-Habitat works in more than 70 countries in five continents focusing on seven areas:

    • Urban Legislation Land and Governance
    • Urban Planning and Design
    • Urban Economy
    • Urban Basic Services
    • Housing and Slum Upgrading
    • Risk Reduction and Rehabilitation
    • Urban Research and Capacity Development
  • It is also a member of UNDP.

About World Economic Forum:

  • Is a Swiss nonprofit foundation, based in Cologny, Geneva.
  • Recognized by the Swiss authorities as an international body,
  • Its mission is cited as “committed to improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic, and other leaders of society to shape global, regional, and industry agendas”.
  • The Forum is best known for its annual meeting at the end of January in Davos.
  • A mountain resort in Graubunden, in the eastern Alps region of Switzerland.
  • The organization also convenes some six to eight regional meetings each year in locations across

    • Africa
    • East Asia
    • Latin America
  • Two further annual meetings in

    • China
    • United Arab Emirates
  • The forum was founded in 1971 by Klaus Schwab, a German-born business professor at the University of Geneva.
  • Headquartered in Cologny, the forum also has offices in New York, Beijing and Tokyo.


Criticism of World Economic Forum

Criticism of World Economic Forum

Criticism of World Economic Forum

- Published/Last Modified on: May 29, 2017


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