Megacity

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A megacity is a very large city metropolitan area, typically with a population of more than 10 million people.wikipedia
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Beijing

Beijing, ChinaPekingPeking, China
A megacity, Beijing is the second largest Chinese city by urban population after Shanghai and is the nation's cultural, educational, and political center.

Lagos

Lagos, NigeriaLagos Metropolitan AreaIsland
In Africa, Lagos, Nigeria has grown from 300,000 in 1950 to an estimated 21 million today.
Lagos is a major financial centre in Africa; the megacity has the fourth-highest GDP in Africa and houses one of the largest and busiest seaports on the continent.

Metropolis

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The terms conurbation, metropolis, and metroplex are also applied to the latter.
Dhaka is the wealthiest city out of all of them and is considered a Megacity because its population surpassed 10 million.

Conurbation

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The terms conurbation, metropolis, and metroplex are also applied to the latter.

Moscow

Moscow, RussiaMoscow, Soviet UnionMoskva
Moscow is the northernmost and coldest megacity on Earth.

Dhaka

DaccaDhaka, BangladeshDhaka City
By the 21st century, it emerged as a megacity, which is now listed as a beta-global city by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network (GaWC).

Chongqing

ChungkingChongqing MunicipalityChongqing, China
It is a major manufacturing centre and transportation hub; a July 2012 report by the Economist Intelligence Unit described it as one of China's "13 emerging megalopolises".

Kinshasa

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Once a site of fishing and trading villages, Kinshasa is now a megacity with an estimated population of more than 11 million.

Nigeria

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African megacities are also present in Nigeria, Egypt and the DRC.
Waste management presents problems in a mega city like Lagos and other major Nigerian cities which are linked with economic development, population growth and the inability of municipal councils to manage the resulting rise in industrial and domestic waste.

Bangalore

BengaluruBangalore, IndiaBangalore, Karnataka
It has a population of over ten million, making it a megacity and the third-most populous city and fifth-most populous urban agglomeration in India.

New York City

New YorkNew York, New YorkNew York City, New York
In 1950, New York City was the only urban area with a population of over 10 million.
Located at the southern tip of the state of New York, the city is the center of the New York metropolitan area, the largest metropolitan area in the world by urban landmass and one of the world's most populous megacities, with an estimated 19,979,477 people in its 2018 Metropolitan Statistical Area and 22,679,948 residents in its Combined Statistical Area.

China

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Most of these urban agglomerations are in China and other countries of Asia. By 2025, Asia alone will have at least 30 megacities, including Mumbai, India (2015 population of 20.75 million people), Shanghai, China (2015 population of 35.5 million people), Delhi, India (2015 population of 21.8 million people), Tokyo, Japan (2015 population of 38.8 million people) and Seoul, South Korea (2015 population of 25.6 million people).
China has over 160 cities with a population of over one million, including the seven megacities (cities with a population of over 10 million) of Chongqing, Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou, Tianjin, Shenzhen, and Wuhan.

Metropolitan area

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A University of Bonn report held that they are "usually defined as metropolitan areas with a total population of 10 million or more people".

Mumbai

BombayMumbai, IndiaMumbai, Maharashtra
By 2025, Asia alone will have at least 30 megacities, including Mumbai, India (2015 population of 20.75 million people), Shanghai, China (2015 population of 35.5 million people), Delhi, India (2015 population of 21.8 million people), Tokyo, Japan (2015 population of 38.8 million people) and Seoul, South Korea (2015 population of 25.6 million people).

Mega-City One

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Megacities are a common backdrop in dystopian science fiction, with examples such as the Sprawl in William Gibson's Neuromancer, and Mega-City One, a megalopolis of between 50 and 800 million people (fluctuations due to war and disaster) across the east coast of the United States, in the Judge Dredd comic.
Mega-City One is a huge fictional post-nuclear megalopolis-size megacity city-state covering much of what is now the Eastern United States and some of Canada in the Judge Dredd comic book series and its spinoff series.

Europe

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The four most populous cities of Europe are Istanbul, Moscow, Paris and London, each have over 10 million residents, and as such have been described as megacities.

Human overpopulation

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In many poor countries overpopulated slums exhibit high rates of disease due to unsanitary conditions, malnutrition, and lack of basic health care.
In 2000, there were 18 megacities – conurbations such as Tokyo, Beijing, Guangzhou, Seoul, Karachi, Mexico City, Mumbai, São Paulo, London and New York City – that have populations in excess of 10 million inhabitants.

Megalopolis

Megalopolis (city type)megapolismegalopolises
Both are derived from (mégas) in Ancient Greek meaning 'great' and (pólis) meaning 'city', therefore literally a 'great city' (compare "megacity").

Global city

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The term "global city", rather than "megacity", was popularized by sociologist Saskia Sassen in her 1991 work, The Global City: New York, London, Tokyo.

Tokyo

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By 2025, Asia alone will have at least 30 megacities, including Mumbai, India (2015 population of 20.75 million people), Shanghai, China (2015 population of 35.5 million people), Delhi, India (2015 population of 21.8 million people), Tokyo, Japan (2015 population of 38.8 million people) and Seoul, South Korea (2015 population of 25.6 million people).

Delhi

Delhi, IndiaNational Capital Territory of DelhiNational Capital Territory
By 2025, Asia alone will have at least 30 megacities, including Mumbai, India (2015 population of 20.75 million people), Shanghai, China (2015 population of 35.5 million people), Delhi, India (2015 population of 21.8 million people), Tokyo, Japan (2015 population of 38.8 million people) and Seoul, South Korea (2015 population of 25.6 million people).

The Sprawl

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Megacities are a common backdrop in dystopian science fiction, with examples such as the Sprawl in William Gibson's Neuromancer, and Mega-City One, a megalopolis of between 50 and 800 million people (fluctuations due to war and disaster) across the east coast of the United States, in the Judge Dredd comic.
It has been enclosed in several geodesic domes and merged into one megacity.

Urban sprawl

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Urban sprawl, also known as suburban sprawl, is a multifaceted concept, which includes the spreading outwards of a city and its suburbs to its outskirts to low-density, auto-dependent development on rural land, with associated design features that encourage car dependency.