List of cities proper by population density

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This is a list of cities worldwide by population density. The population, population density and land area for the cities listed are based on the entire city proper, the defined boundary or border of 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 or urban area, nor particular districts in any of the cities listed.

Cities by population density[edit]

Entire city of Malé, Maldives

* indicates "List of cities in [country or [territory]" links.

City Population Area Density Country Year
km2 sqmi /km2 /sqmi
Manila 1,846,513 43 17 43,062 111,532  Philippines * 2020 [1] 2018[2]
Mandaluyong 425,758 11 4 38,495 99,703  Philippines * 2020 [1][3]
Pateros 65,227 2 1 37,061 95,988  Philippines * 2020 [1] 2013[3]
Caloocan 1,661,584 53 21 31,233 80,893  Philippines * 2020 [1][3]
Bnei Brak 212,646 7 3 30,001 77,702  Israel * 2022 [4][5]
Kathmandu 1,442,000 49 19 29,161 75,526  Nepal * 2020[6]
Dhaka 8,906,136 306 118 29,069 75,289  Bangladesh *
Makati 629,616 22 8 28,975 75,044  Philippines * 2020 [1][3]
Manhattan 1,628,701 59 23 27,544 71,340 2020
Port-au-Prince 987,310 36 14 27,395 70,953  Haiti * 2015[7]
Levallois-Perret 64,379 2 1 26,713 69,187  France * 2020[8]
Vincennes 49,891 2 1 26,121 67,653  France * 2020[9]
Le Pré-Saint-Gervais 17,950 1 0 25,643 66,415  France * 2020[10]
Pasig 803,159 31 12 25,530 66,122  Philippines * 2020 [1][3]
Karachi 14,910,352 591 228 25,229 65,343  Pakistan * 2017[11][12]
Saint-Mandé 22,619 1 0 24,586 63,677  France * 2020[13]
Kolkata 4,496,694 185 71 24,306 62,954  India * 2019[14] 2013[15]
Montrouge 50,260 2 1 24,280 62,886  France * 2020[16]
Saint-Josse-ten-Noode 27,548 1 0 24,165 62,587  Belgium * [17][18]
Malabon 380,522 16 6 23,842 61,751  Philippines * 2020 [1][3]
Pasay 440,656 19 7 23,640 61,229  Philippines * 2020 [1][3]
Neapoli, Thessaloniki 27,084 1 0 23,149 59,955  Greece * [19]
Malé 133,412 6 2 23,002 59,575  Maldives * [20][21][22]
Damascus 1,711,000 77 30 22,221 57,552  Syria * [23]
Navotas 247,543 12 4 21,507 55,703  Philippines * 2020 [1][3]
Asmara 963,000 45 17 21,400 55,426  Eritrea * 2012[24]
Mislata 43,756 2 1 21,241 55,014  Spain * [25]
Macau 643,100 30 12 21,224 54,971  Macau * 2015[26][27]
Kallithea 100,050 5 2 21,063 54,554  Greece * [28]
Nea Smyrni 73,090 4 1 20,764 53,779  Greece * [28]
Paris 2,187,526 105 41 20,755 53,754  France * 2020[29]
Howrah 1,072,161 52 20 20,722 53,670  India * [30][31]
Mumbai 12,442,373 603 233 20,634 53,442  India * 2013[30] 2019[32]
San Juan, Metro Manila 126,347 6 2 21,524 55,748  Philippines * 2020 [1][3]
Colombo 752,993 37 14 20,351 52,710  Sri Lanka *
L'Hospitalet de Llobregat 252,171 12 5 20,336 52,671  Spain * 2016[33]
Marikina 456,059 23 9 20,144 52,173  Philippines * 2020 [1][3]
Union City 66,455 3 1 20,047 51,921  United States * [34][35]
Saint-Gilles 50,002 3 1 19,842 51,391  Belgium * [17][18]
Clichy 61,070 3 1 19,828 51,354  France * 2020[36]
Kotsiubynske 17,249 1 0 19,826 51,351  Ukraine *
Courbevoie 81,719 4 2 19,597 50,756  France * 2020[37]
Boulogne-Billancourt 120,071 6 2 19,460 50,403  France * 2020[38]
West New York 49,708 3 1 19,060 49,365  United States * [34][35]
Las Piñas 606,293 32 12 18,935 49,041  Philippines * 2020 [1][3]
Koekelberg 21,990 1 0 18,795 48,679  Belgium *
Bandung 3,075,478 167 64 18,416 47,698  Indonesia *
General Mariano Alvarez 172,433 9 4 18,344 47,511  Philippines * 2020 [1] 2013[39]
Monaco 36,950 2 1 18,292 47,377  Monaco * [40][41]
Les Lilas 23,045 1 0 18,290 47,370  France * 2020[42]
Hoboken 60,417 3 1 18,225 47,204  United States * 2020[34]
Giv'atayim 58,500 3 1 18,056 46,764  Israel * 2019[43]
Quezon City 2,960,048 166 64 17,882 46,315  Philippines * 2020 [1][3]
Vanves 27,729 2 1 17,775 46,037  France * 2020[44]
Asnières-sur-Seine 85,191 5 2 17,674 45,777  France * 2020[45]
Ciudad Nezahualcóyotl 1,110,565 63 24 17,503 45,334  Mexico * 2010[46]
Suginami 582,065 34 13 17,089 44,262  Japan *
Santa Coloma de Gramenet 118,821 7 3 16,974 43,964  Spain * 2019[47]
Modi'in Illit 80,894 5 2 16,748 43,378  Israel * 2022
Chittagong 2,582,401 155 60 16,661 43,151  Bangladesh * 2018[48]
Sint-Jans-Molenbeek 97,462 6 2 16,547 42,857  Belgium *
Seoul 9,962,393 605 234 16,461 42,634  South Korea * 2019[49] 2013[50]
Koreatown 124,281 7.5 2.9 16,452 42,610 2020
Charenton-le-Pont 30,374 2 1 16,418 42,524  France * 2020[51]
La Garenne-Colombes 29,169 2 1 16,387 42,443  France * 2020[52]
Schaerbeek 133,309 8 3 16,377 42,417  Belgium *
Neuilly-sur-Seine 60,361 4 1 16,183 41,913  France * 2020[53]
Issy-les-Moulineaux 68,451 4 2 16,106 41,715  France * 2020[54]
Barcelona 1,636,732 101 39 16,149 41,827  Spain * 2021[55]
Jakarta 10,560,000 662 255 15,964 41,346  Indonesia * 2019[56] 2020[57]
Gentilly 18,605 1 0 15,767 40,836  France * 2020[58]
Cairo 9,539,673 606 234 15,742 40,772  Egypt * 2019[59] 2017[60]
Cimahi 568,400 40 16 14,080 36,467  Indonesia * 2020
Senglea 2,820 0 0 14,100 36,519  Malta * 2013
Rosario, Cavite 110,807 8 3 14,561 37,712  Philippines * 2020 [1] 2013[39]
Mandaue 364,116 25 10 14,461 37,453  Philippines * 2020 [1] 2013[39]
Bacoor 664,625 46 18 14,395 37,284  Philippines * 2020 [1] 2013[39]
San Pedro, Laguna 326,001 24 9 13,555 35,108  Philippines * 2020 [1] 2013[39]

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