List of cities by population density

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This is a list of the cities worldwide that have the highest 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 mile or per square kilometre. This list does not refer to the population, population density, or land area of the greater metropolitan area or urban area and also does not target a particular city district in any of the cities listed.

Cities by population density[edit]

Guttenberg, New Jersey, U.S., just outside New York City
Rank City Population Area (km²) Area (mi²) Density (/km²) Density (/mi²) Country
1 Manila 1,652,171[1] 38.55[2] 14.88 42,857 111,002  Philippines
2 Pateros 64,147[1] 2.10[2] 0.81 30,546 79,114  Philippines
3 Caloocan 1,489,040[1] 53.34[2] 20.6 27,916 72,302  Philippines
4 Levallois-Perret 63,436[3] 2.4[3] 0.93 26,432 68,458  France
5 Le Pré-Saint-Gervais 18,121[4] 0.7[4] 0.27 25,887 67,047  France
6 Neapoli 30,279[5] 1.17[5] 0.45 25,879 67,027  Greece
7 Chennai 4,681,087[6] 181.06[7] 69.91 25,854 66,961  India
8 Vincennes 48,689[8] 1.9[8] 0.733 25,626 66,371  France
9 Delhi 11,007,835[6] 431.09[9] 166.4 25,535 66,135  India
10 Saint-Mandé 22,627[10] 0.9[10] 0.35 25,141 65,115  France
11 Dhaka 7,423,137[11] 300.0[12] 138.99 24,743 64,574  Bangladesh
12 Bally 291,972[6] 11.81[13] 4.56 24,722 64,031  India
13 Kolkata 4,486,679[6] 185[14] 71.4 24,252 62,813  India
14 Bnei Brak 178,300[15] 7.34[15] 2.83 24,214 62,713  Israel
15 Saint-Josse-ten-Noode 27,548[16] 1.14[17] 0.44 24,165 62,404  Belgium
16 Montrouge 48,410[18] 2.1[18] 0.81 23,052 59,705  France
17 Malabon 353,337[1] 15.76[2] 6.08 22,420 58,607  Philippines
18 Malé 133,412[19] 5.8[20][21] 2.24 23,002 59,559  Maldives
19 Guttenberg, New Jersey 48,410[22] 0.507 0.196[23] 22,053 57,116  United States
20 Pasig 669,773[1] 31.00[2] 11.97 21,606 55,958  Philippines
21 Paris 2,265,886[24] 105.4[24] 40.7 21,498 55,673  France
22 Mislata 43,756[25] 2.06[25] 0.80 21,241 54,695  Spain
23 Macau 643,100[26] 30.3[27] 11.73 21,224 54,790  Macau
24 Kallithea 100,050[28] 4.75[28] 1.83 21,068 54,733  Greece
25 Nea Smyrni 73,090[28] 3.52[28] 1.36 20,740 53,717  Greece
26 Howrah 1,072,161[6] 51.74[13] 19.98 20,722 53,670  India
27 Mumbai 12,478,447[6] 603.0[9] 232.8 20,694 53,597  India
28 Pasay 392,869[1] 19.00[2] 7.34 20,677 53,554  Philippines
29 San Juan 121,430[1] 5.94[2] 2.29 20,442 52,946  Philippines
30 Colombo 755,000 37 14.28 20,405 52,871  Sri Lanka
31 L'Hospitalet de Llobregat 252,171[29] 12.4[29] 4.8 20,336 52,536  Spain
32 Union City, New Jersey 66,455[22] 3.32 1.28[23] 20,004 51,810  United States
33 Makati 529,039[1] 27.36[2] 10.56 19,336 50,080  Philippines
34 West New York, New Jersey 49,708[22] 2.608 1.007[23] 19,059 49,362  United States
35 Saint-Gilles 46,931[16] 2.52[17] 0.97 18,623 48,234  Belgium
36 Monaco 36,950[30] 2.02[31] 0.78 18,292 47,372  Monaco
37 Boulogne-Billancourt 113,085[32] 6.2[32] 2.39 18,239 47,240  France
38 Cairo 6,758,581[33] 374[34] 144.4 18,071 46,804  Egypt
39 Givatayim 56,800[15] 3.3[15] 1.274 17,589 45,555  Israel
40 Seoul 10,442,426[35] 605.18[36] 233.66 17,255 44,691  South Korea

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