Lagos Is The 17th Most Populated City On Earth

Lagos Is The 17th Most Populated City On Earth

Lagos, Southwest Nigeria, is projected to have a population of about 24,239,000 by the year 2030. But presently, it is the 17th most populated city on the surface of the earth.

Tokyo leads all the way with a population of 38,140,000 (2016) as the number one Most Populated City on Earth. The projection for the Japanese city, according to the on msn.com compiled by Andrew Biraj of Reuters reveal a decline to 37,190,000 by 2030. It is a compilation of the 31 mega-cities across with populations of at least 10,000,000 people.

The reports states that Lagos, Nigeria, is the 17th Most Populated City in the world, with a population of 13,661,000 (2016 figure).

An analysis of the report shows that Asia has greatest number of mega-cities. That continent has 16. China alone has 6 while India boasts of 5. Japan also has two mega-cities. In the North Americas, USA has 2; Mexico is 1 totaling just 3.  South America's Brazil has 2 mega-cities and 1 each for Argentina, Peru and The Philippines.

Europe is blessed with one more mega-city than Africa; the former has has four while the latter has three.

With Asia alone having the greatest number of mega-cities; 16, no doubt, it is the Most Populated Continent of about 4,436,224,00, some 59.69% of the World's population (2016).

Below is the list, according to the report:

The Most Populated Cities On Earth

31. Lima, Peru

Population in 2016: 10,072,000 Projected population in 2030: 12,221,000

30. Chennai, India

Population in 2016: 10,163,000 Projected population in 2030: 13,921,000

29. London, UK

Population in 2016: 10,434,000 Projected population in 2030: 11,467,000

28. Bengaluru, India

Population in 2016: 10,456,000 Projected population in 2030: 14,762,000

27. Jakarta, Indonesia

Population in 2016: 10,483,000 Projected population in 2030: 13,812,000

26. Shenzhen, China

Population in 2016: 10,828,000 Projected population in 2030: 12,673,000

25. Paris, France

Population in 2016: 10,925,000 Projected population in 2030: 11,803,000

24. Tianjin, China

Population in 2016: 11,558,000 Projected population in 2030: 14,655,000

23. Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Population in 2016: 12,071,000 Projected population in 2030: 19,996,000

22. Moscow, Russia

Population in 2016: 12,260,000 Projected population in 2030: 12,200,000

21. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, US

Population in 2016: 12,317,000 Projected population in 2030: 13,257,000

20. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Population in 2016: 12,981,000 Projected population in 2030: 14,174,000

19. Guangzhou, China

Population in 2016: 13,070,000 Projected population in 2030: 17,574,000

18. Manila, Philippines

Population in 2016: 13,131,000 Projected population in 2030: 16,756,000

17. Lagos, Nigeria

Population in 2016: 13,661,000 Projected population in 2030: 24,239,000 

16. Chongqing, China

Population in 2016: 13,744,000 Projected population in 2030: 17,380,000

15. Istanbul, Turkey

Population in 2016: 14,365,000 Projected population in 2030: 16,694,000

14. Kolkata, India

Population in 2016: 14,980,000 Projected population in 2030: 19,092,000

13. Buenos Aires, Argentina

Population in 2016: 15,334,000 Projected population in 2030: 16,956,000

12. Karachi, Pakistan

Population in 2016: 17,121,000 Projected population in 2030: 24,838,000

11. Dhaka, Bangladesh

Population in 2016: 18,237,000 Projected population in 2030: 27,374,000

10. New York-Newark, US

Population in 2016: 18,604,000 Projected population in 2030: 19,885,000

9. Cairo, Egypt

Population in 2016: 19,128,000 Projected population in 2030: 24,502,000

8. Osaka, Japan

Population in 2016: 20,337,000 Projected population in 2030: 19,976,000

7. Mexico City, Mexico

Population in 2016: 21,157,000 Projected population in 2030: 23,865,000

6. Beijing, China

Population in 2016: 21,240,000 Projected population in 2030: 27,706,000

5. São Paulo, Brazil

Population: 21,297,000 Projected population in 2030: 23,444,000

4. Mumbai, India

Population in 2016: 21,357,000 Projected population in 2030: 27,797,000

3. Shanghai, China

Population in 2016: 24,484,000 Projected population in 2030: 30,751,000

2. Delhi, India

Population in 2016: 26,454,000 Projected population in 2030: 36,060,000

1. Tokyo, Japan

Population in 2016: 38,140,000 Projected population in 2030: 37,190,000

 

Analysis: Olaniyi G. Akanji

Source: msn.com

Compilation: Andrew Biraj, Reuters

Cover picture by Pius Utomi Ekpei/Getty Images

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