World Population Day: Delhi Ranks No.2 On World’s 20 Most Populated Cities; Full List Inside

As per the latest United Nations World Urbanisation Prospects, these are the top 20 densely populated cities in the world.

by Tashika Tyagi
World Population Day: Delhi Ranks No.2 On World’s 20 Most Populated Cities; Full List Inside

July 11 is World Population Day and as per the latest United Nations World Urbanisation Prospects report, three Indian cities have made it to the World’s 20 Most Populated Cities list! This report aims to raise awareness about the challenges, opportunities, and trends with respect to the world’s growing population. Read on to know which Indian cities are the most populated!

3 Indian Cities Among World’s 20 Most Populated Cities

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July 11 is observed as World Population Day across the world. The day aims to raise awareness about the impact of the global population and its issues. This year, as per the latest United Nations World Urbanisation Prospects, three Indian cities have made it to the list of the World’s 20 Most Populated Cities. Cementing its place at number 2, Delhi emerged as the most populous city in India.

With a population of 33,807,403, Delhi has observed a 2.34% population growth from last year. On the world list, Mumbai was placed in the 9th position. It reported a population growth of 1.50%, with 21,673,149 living in the city in 2024. On number 18, Kolkata was the third Indian city in the World’s 20 Most Populated Cities. The city’s population was 15,570,786 with a 1.08% population growth since 2023.

Here are the top 10 most populated cities in India.

1. Delhi
2. Mumbai
3. Kolkata
4. Bengaluru
5. Chennai
6. Hyderabad
7. Ahmedabad
8. Surat
9. Pune
10. Jaipur

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Here Are The Top 20 Most Populated Cities In The World

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Japan’s Tokyo emerged at the top of this list. With a population of 37,115,035, this city was ranked as the most populous city in the world! If you’re interested to know more about this list, then here are the World’s 20 Most Populated Cities in the world –

1. Tokyo, Japan
2. Delhi, India
3. Shanghai, China
4. Dhaka, Bangladesh
5. São Paulo, Brazil
6. Cairo, Egypt
7. Mexico City, Mexico
8. Beijing, China
9. Mumbai, India
10. Osaka, Japan
11. Chongqing, China
12. Karachi, Pakistan
13. Kinshasa, DR Congo
14. Lagos, Nigeria
15. Istanbul, Turkey
16. Buenos Aires, Argentina
17. Manila, Philippines
18. Kolkata, India
19. Guangzhou, China
20. Tianjin, China

Share your thoughts about this list in the comments section!

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