Top 10 Cities That Will Have Populations Exceeding 50 Million By 2100

Kolkata, India:Formerly known by non-Bengali people as Calcutta, West Bengal’s capital city was officially changed to Kolkata in 2001. In 2023, the city’s population is estimated at about 19.4 million. 

Lagos, Nigeria:Although Lagos was once the capital of Nigeria, it was replaced by the city of Abuja in 1991. Lagos is, however, the country’s most populous city. It is also the economic and financial hub of Nigeria.

Niamey, Niger:In 2020, Niamey had a population of about 1.3 million residents. Over the next year, that population increased by 3.19%. 

Mumbai, India:Mumbai already had a large population of over 3 million people in 1950. By 2020, the population had grown to almost seven times that number with a population of 20.4 million people. 

Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo:Although Kinshasa was once the location of trading and fishing villages along the Congo River, it has since become one of the world’s most rapidly growing megacities. 

Khartoum, Sudan:It began as a military camp for the Egyptian army in the 1820s and didn’t become the capital until 1934. By 1950, the city had 183,000 residents.

Kabul, Afghanistan:Currently, Kabul has a population of about 4.6 million with a growth rate of 2.93%. From 2020 to 2021, the growth rate was 2.63%, and the following year it was 2.7%.

Dhaka, Bangladesh:As the ninth-largest global city in the world and with the seventh most densely-populated area, Dhaka is also the capital of Bangladesh.

Delhi, India:The National Capital Territory of Delhi is a beautiful city with three UNESCO World Heritage sites within it—the Qutub Minar, the Red Fort, and Humayun’s Tomb.

Dar Es Salaam, United Republic of Tanzania:In 1950, the population of this city was a mere 84,000. The growth rate over the next 73 years has increased so much that, by 2020, the population grew to about 6.7 million.

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