These Will be the Biggest Cities in the Next 50+ Years, NYC Not Even Close

August 02, 2018Aug 02, 2018

The world is rapidly growing and as new developments are made, more people begin to crowd the cities! Now, Newsweek has released which cities are projected to be the biggest by 2100. Surprisingly, New York City doesn't even make the top twenty! 

According to the UN, Europe's population is expected to decrease over the next 70 years. In contrast, Africa's population is expected to rapidly increase. While 1 in 7 people in the world today are from Africa, by 2100 that number could be 1 in 2. 

Below are the cities that are projected to be the biggest by 2100. 

Lagos, Nigeria, West Africa: 88,345,000 with +736% growth

Kinshasa, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, West Africa: 83,494,000 with +822% growth

Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, East Africa: 73,678,000 with +1,228% growth

Mumbai, Maharashtra state, India: 67,240,000 with +235% growth

Delhi, India: 57,334,000 with +237% growth

Niamey, Niger, West Africa: 56,149,000 with +2,573% growth

Dhaka, Bangladesh: 54,250,000 with +267% growth

Kolkata, West Bengal state, India: 52,395,000 with +326% growth

Kabul, Afghanistan: 50,270,000 with +1,234% growth

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