26 May 2017

Mumbai is second most crowded city in the world: WEF

Mumbai is second most crowded city in the world: WEF

Two Indian cities named Mumbai and Kota have been named among the world’s most crowded in a list topped by Dhaka, according to World Economic Forum (WEF) citing UN-Habitat data. With a population density of 44,500 people per square kilometre, Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, is the most crowded city on the planet, followed by India’s financial capital Mumbai, home to 31,700 people per square kilometre at the second place.

Kota in Rajasthan with 12,100 people per square kilometre was ranked seventh. Others in the list include Medellin in Columbia ranked third with 19,700 people per square kilometre, Manila, Philippines (4th, 14,800), Casablanca, Morocco (5th, 14,200), Lagos, Nigeria (6th, 13,300), Singapore (8th, 10,200) and Jakarta, Indonesia (9th, 9,600).

Static Takeaways for SBI PO Mains Exam-
  • World Economic Forum (WEF) was established in 1971.
  • WEF is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland.
  • The Gateway of India is a monument built during the 20th century in Mumbai City of Maharashtra state in Western India.
Source- The Hindu Business Line

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