The World's Fastest Growing Cities
The list, which is based on information provided by UN-Habitat in their recent publication "State of the World's Cities 2012/2013," analyzed population growth in nearly 600 of the world's largest cities between 1990 and their estimated population in 2025, says Joshua Berlinger.
From a population of 76,000 in 1990, to 911,000 in 2010, and an estimated 1,255,000 by 2025, Puning, in China's Guangdong province topped the list with a growth rate of 1551 percent. Foshan and Jinjiang, with anticipated growth rates of 1355 percent and 1230 percent respectively, completed the top three.
Of note, Kabul, Afghanistan, and Sana'a, Yemen, were the only cities not located in Africa or China to make the list.