The Fastest Growing Cities in the World

None of the fastest growing cities in the world are found in North or South America.

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January 4, 2022, 7:00 AM PST

By James Brasuell @CasualBrasuell


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Richard Gardham shares new data from the UN World Urbanisation Prospects that ranks the fastest growing cities in the world—measured by new people per hour. All the cities to top the list for the period between 2015 and 2020—Delhi, Shanghai, Dhaka, Kinshasa, Chongqing, Lahore, Bangalore, Lagos, Cairo and Beijing—are located outside North and South America.

The source article, linked below, includes population facts and links to source data on each of the fastest growing cities in the world.

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