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This is a list of cities worldwide by population density. The
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for the cities listed are based on the entire
city proper A city proper is the geographical area contained within city limits. The term ''proper'' is not exclusive to city, cities; it can describe the geographical area within the boundaries of any given locality. The United Nations defines the term as "t ...
, the defined boundary or border of a
city A city is a large human settlement.Goodall, B. (1987) ''The Penguin Dictionary of Human Geography''. London: Penguin.Kuper, A. and Kuper, J., eds (1996) ''The Social Science Encyclopedia''. 2nd edition. London: Routledge. It can be defined as a ...

city
or the city limits of the city. The population density of the cities listed is based on the average number of people living per square kilometer or per square mile. This list does not refer to the population, population density or land area of the greater
metropolitan area A metropolitan area or metro is a region consisting of a densely populated urban core Urban means "related to a city". In that sense, the term may refer to: * Urban area, geographical area distinct from rural areas * Urban culture, the cul ...

metropolitan area
or
urban area An urban area, or built-up area, is a human settlement with a high population density and infrastructure of built environment. Urban areas are created through urbanization and are categorized by urban morphology as city, cities, towns, conurbat ...
, nor particular districts in any of the cities listed.


Cities by population density

* indicates "List of cities in COUNTRY or TERRITORY" links.


See also

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List of largest cities The United Nations The United Nations (UN) is an intergovernmental organization aiming to maintain international peace and international security, security, develop friendly relations among nations, achieve international cooperation, ...
* List of world cities by population density *
List of city districts by population density This is a list of the most Population density, densely populated Subdivision (land), city subdivisions (30,000+ inhabitants/km2) in the world with an area of at least 1 km2. Most are districts of large cities and may vary significantly in regi ...
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List of countries and dependencies by population density This is a list of countries and dependent territories ranked by population density, measured by the number of human Humans (''Homo sapiens'') are the most abundant and widespread species In biology, a species is the basic unit of bio ...
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List of European Union cities proper by population density The population, population density, and land area for the cities of the European Union listed below are based on the entire city proper, the defined boundary or border of a city or the city limits of the city. See also *List of cities by popu ...
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List of United States cities by population density The following is a list of incorporated places in the United States with a population density of over 10,000 people per square mile. As defined by the United States Census Bureau The United States Census Bureau (USCB), officially the Bureau ...


References


External links


The World's Densest Cities: Forbes 2007


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City proper A city proper is the geographical area contained within city limits. The term ''proper'' is not exclusive to city, cities; it can describe the geographical area within the boundaries of any given locality. The United Nations defines the term as "t ...
Density The density (more precisely, the volumetric mass density; also known as specific mass), of a substance is its per unit . The symbol most often used for density is ''ρ'' (the lower case Greek letter ), although the Latin letter ''D'' can also ...