Demographia World Urban Areas

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March 2014. Demographia World Urban Areas is the only annually published inventory of population, corresponding land area and population density for urban areas with more than 500,000 population. Unlike metropolitan area lists, Demographia World Urban Areas applies a generally consistent definition to built up urban areas.1 Demographia World Urban Areas has been widely cited and has been used by respected websites, such as “City Mayors.”

Demographia  World Urban Areas  (Built-up Urban Areas or Urban Agglomerations)
This report contains population, land area and population density for all 924 identified urban areas (urban agglomerations or urbanized areas) in the world with 500,000 or more population as of the volume date. The total population of these urban areas is estimated at 1.92 billion, 51 percent of the world urban population.
A number of additional urban areas are also listed, including all urban areas over 100,000 in France, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, the United Kingdom and the United States and all urban areas over 50,000 in Australia and Canada. Rankings are indicated only for urban areas of 500,000 and over.
Overall, data is provided for 1,664 urban areas of all sizes. These urban areas comprise an estimated 2.07 billion people accounting for 53 percent of the world urban population.

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