What Is the Most Populated City in the World?


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As of 2014, the most populous city in the world is Tokyo with 38 million residents. The United Nations expects the Japanese capital to experience a population decline but to remain the world's most populous city in 2030 with about 37 million inhabitants.

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Although as of 2014, Tokyo should keep its title as the world's most populous city for the foreseeable future, the Indian capital of New Delhi is predicted to rise from its current total of 25 million to 37 million in 2030. A United Nations report shows that the urban population of the world should grow significantly over the next few decades.

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