The world’s million-people cities
1. As of 2015, there are about 500 metropolitan areas around the world with a population of one million people or more.
2. China has 105 metropolitan areas with over a million people.
3. China thus accounts for onefifth of the global total of 105 million-plus cities – in line with its 19 percent share of the global population.
4. By 2030, it is projected that China will have 148 million-people cities, out of a world-wide total of 663.
5. Japan has only eight million-people cities. However, it has the world’s largest urban area, Tokyo, with 38 million people.
6. In the EU’s 28 member countries, there are a total of 34 urban areas with populations of one million or more.
7. The EU has a just under 7 percent share of the world’s million-people cities – in line with its share of the global population.
8. Almost three-quarters (74 percent) of Europe’s total population of 743 million people live in cities.
9. Close to half (48 percent) of Asia’s 4.4 billion people live in urban areas.
10. India has 58 metropolitan areas with a population of one million or more. The US has 45 million-people metro areas, while Latin America has 67 million-plus cities.
Source: The Globalist. This article initially appeared on The Globalist. Follow The Globalist on Twitter: @theglobalist