What is a megacity?
A megacity is an urban area with a population of at least ten million people.
A megacity is an urban area with a population of over ten million people. In 1975 there were only four megacities – New York, Tokyo, Mexico City and São Paolo. Today, there are over twenty. By 2014 less developed regions hosted the majority of the world’s megacities.
According to the UN by 2030, 13 new megacities are expected to emerge in the less developed regions: Ahmadabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad (India), Bangkok (Thailand), Bogota (Columbia), Chengdu (China), Dar es Salaam (United Republic of Tanzania), Johannesburg (South Africa), Lahore (Pakistan), Lima (Peru), Luanda (Angola), and Thành Pho Ho Chí Minh (Vietnam).
Use the images below to explore related GeoTopics.